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May 11, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE) has announced winners of its 2004 Iowa Energy Poster Contest. The winners will each receive a $100 savings bond, and will be honored during a ceremony from1 to 3 p.m., on Tuesday, May 18, at the Des Moines State Capitol. Judges from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Iowa Energy Center chose winners from more than 500 entries...
May 10, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Purple and Old Gold awards, recognizing meritorious scholarship or conspicuous achievement in particular areas, were presented to 61 seniors during the University of Northern Iowa's commencement exercises Saturday, May 8, in the UNI-Dome. Named after the university colors, the traditional awards were first presented at commencement exercises on May 29, 1939. The awards for meritorious scholarship are presented to students...
May 10, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Eleven University of Northern Iowa students took a tour of the Windy City this month, in the 29th annual trip sponsored by the Psi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) education honor society, led by faculty advisor Stephen Fortgang. The trip to Chicago lasted four days, and included visits to a variety of educational institutions, giving students a taste of big-city culture. 'This trip provides our students with an extremely...
May 9, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Connie Hansen has been appointed coordinator for student organizations and activities for Maucker Union at the University of Northern Iowa. She will be responsible for working with student organizations, homecoming activities, Greek affairs and leadership opportunities for student groups. Her appointment is effective July 1.Hansen came to the university in 1989 as an admissions counselor in the Office of Admissions. She...
May 9, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa student, Nicholas Sly, recently received the R. J. McElroy Trust Ph.D. award, a fellowship to support students seeking higher education. Sly, an economics and math double major from West Des Moines, is the fifth UNI student in the history of the fellowship, and the second UNI economics major, to receive the award. Sly was selected to receive the award, by the Trustees of the R. J. McElroy Trust,...
May 6, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Merchant Scholarship awards have been announced at the University of Northern Iowa, to be applied toward the recipients' graduate studies during the 2004-2005 academic year. The scholarships are funded from the Merchant Trust, established in 1951 with the UNI Foundation, to honor Frank Ivan Merchant and his sister, Kate Matilda Merchant. Receiving the $1,000 awards are: Grant Brodrecht, currently of South Bend, Ind.,...
May 6, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa --The University of Northern Iowa recently hosted its Annual Senior Design Conference for electrical & information engineering technology, manufacturing technology and construction management students.'OST Process Redesign,' sponsored by Federal Mogul, was completed by Joshua A. Evans of Waterloo, Stephanie L. Sickels of Marshalltown and Katherine M. Waterman of Waterloo. Their project, completed for Champion Spark Place Co...
May 5, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa student Sarah Jensen, a senior electronic media major from Iowa City, recently won two filmmaking awards.Jensen placed second in documentary filmmaking at the national Broadcast Education Association (BEA) 2004 awards ceremony, in February in Las Vegas. More than 600 projects were entered in the BEA contest. Her documentary, titled 'Shell Rock Honey and Flowers,' shows the life and experiences of...
May 5, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa recently received a $50,000 grant from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust for outreach activities of the new Teaching of Students with Visual Impairments (TVI) program. Coordinated by Sunggye Hong, assistant professor of special education at UNI, the TVI program prepares teachers to meet the diverse needs of students with visual impairments and acquire certification from the Iowa Department...
May 4, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Legendary rock 'n' roll band, Fleetwood Mac, will be in concert at 8 p.m., Wednesday, July 14, at the UNI-Dome. Stevie Nicks, Lindsay Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie will perform hits from their illustrious career, as well as songs from their new album 'Say You Will' in a two-plus hour concert. With seven multi-platinum albums and more than 70 million records sold, Fleetwood Mac is one of the most successful...

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