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May 18, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Roland Carrillo has been named executive director of enrollment management at the University of Northern Iowa. The appointment became effective May 17. In this position, Carrillo is responsible for the offices of Admissions and Financial Aid. He said planned initiatives include addressing the affordability of UNI despite recent necessary increases in tuition. 'UNI remains one of the best values in the Midwest -- if not the...
May 17, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Several cadets in the University of Northern Iowa's Army ROTC program competed in the annual Ranger 'Buddy' Challenge in Lawrence, Kansas. A total of 28 schools and 133 teams competed. The competition consisted of six events: a 10K run in battle dress uniform; a 30-foot-wall climb; weapons disassembly and assembly; grenade assault course; and a 1,000-meter, 100-pound litter carry. UNI took five teams. Team One, Erick...
May 13, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa recently hosted its annual Grace Ann Hovet Student Leadership Awards ceremony, recognizing several students and student organizations for outstanding leadership. Denielle DeLoe, a public relations major from Eldridge, received the award for Outstanding New Member in a Student Organization. Jessica Finnerty, an anthropology major from Urbandale, received the Organization Member of the Year...
May 12, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Teachers graduating from the University of Northern Iowa will have an incentive to pursue careers in Iowa, thanks to a gift from Rex and Kathy Eno of Cedar Rapids. The Enos are contributing the majority of their $1 million gift to UNI to establish the Teaching in Iowa Incentive Award Fund, meant to encourage students to take their first teaching position in Iowa.UNI is nationally known for its excellent teacher-preparation...
May 12, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa electronic media program won a record 11 awards at the Iowa Broadcast News Association convention on May 1 in Ames.Eric Braley, a graduate student in communication studies from Cedar Falls, won first place awards in TV Feature, TV In-Depth/Series and TV Sports Play-by-Play. He also won third place for Best TV Sportscast. Braley won his awards through reporting for 'Cedar Falls City News' and...
May 12, 2004
The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet at the Iowa School for the Deaf in Council Bluffs, Tuesday and Wednesday, May 18 and 19. Specific times for discussion of most items are unknown. The docket is available on the Web at http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/Meetings/Agendas/agenda.html1. Register of capital improvement business transactions Contact:Tom Schellhardt, vice president for Administration & Finance, (319) 273-23822. Tenant...
May 12, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Former long-time University of Northern Iowa faculty members, now best-selling authors, Robert Waller and Nancy Price, will participate in discussions of their writing experiences and the movie-making process in each of two Elderhostel sessions on the UNI campus, May 16-21 and 23-28. 'Authors: From Books to Movies' will feature discussions of Price's 'Sleeping With the Enemy' and Waller's 'Bridges of Madison County,' led by...
May 11, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Center for Energy and Environmental Education will host its annual Electrathon races from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 22, at the Marshalltown International Raceway. The Electrathon is a program for high school and college students who design and build one-person electric racecars. The race is an endurance competition in which the car completing the most laps in one hour wins....
May 11, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The final two sessions in a series of 10 courses designed to enhance the management skills of those serving nonprofit human service agencies and other related organizations, will be presented by the University of Northern Iowa and Iowa State University, in June. 'Marketing: It's How You Think, Not What You Spend' will be offered Tuesday and Wednesday, June 8 and 9, and 'Working Together for Results: A Review of Best...
May 11, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Center for Energy and Environmental Education will host the Iowa Junior Solar Sprint Saturday, May 15, at the center. The event, which allows sixth- through eighth-grade students to race their individually designed solar-powered model cars, begins at 10 a.m. Students will compete in two categories: standard and cargo. The cargo division requires cars to have a cargo area large enough to...

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