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Katy Slaven
Katy Slaven never dreamed that she'd be back at UNI so soon after graduating in 2010. She also couldn't have predicted that her homecoming would be on the stage of the Great Hall in the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, performing in front of 1,500 children.
Apr 8, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's dance company, Orchesis, will present its spring dance gala, 'A Maelstrom of Mirage,' Saturday and Sunday, April 17 and 18, at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. Saturday's performance begins at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday's performance begins at 2 p.m. The 23-member company will present a series of pieces, including high-energy hip-hop, modern dance, classical ballet, jazz and tap...
Apr 8, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Neuroimaging of Skilled Reading and Reading Disability,' the next offering in the Hearst Center Lecture Series, will be presented in conjunction with the Early Reading Conference at 10 a.m. Friday, April 16, in the Schindler Education Center, Room 224, at the University of Northern Iowa.Ken Pugh, a research scientist at Haskins Laboratories at the Yale University School of Medicine, will deliver the address. Pugh received...
Apr 8, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's 'Films on Social Justice' series will continue with, 'Jenin, Jenin,' at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 13, and 'Money for Nothing: Behind the Business of Pop Music,' at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 15, both in the Communication Arts Center, Room 108. According to Chris Schwartz, president of UNI's chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 'Jenin, Jenin' surveys the ruin of the Palestinian...
Apr 8, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The author of 'The War Against Boys: How Misguided Feminism Is Harming Our Young Men' will speak at 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 14, in Maucker Union's Old Central Ballroom C on the University of Northern Iowa campus. Her address is free and open to the public. Christina Hoff Sommers is the W.H. Brady Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI), in Washington, D.C. AEI is one of America's...
Apr 7, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Pita Agbese, professor of political science at the University of Northern Iowa, will discuss 'Nigeria and the Politics of Shar'ia,' at 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 14, in Sabin Hall, Room 201. His address is part of the Political Science Speaker Series. Shar'ia, or Islamic law, is a strict code that some consider harsh and sexist. Covering worship and judicial and political issues, the law gives men the right to unilateral...
Apr 7, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host the annual Earth Day celebration and 'Sole Power,' from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 22, at the Maucker Union Plaza.During the event, the UNI Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center (RRTTC), UNI's Wellness and Recreation Services and the Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE), will provide information and services encouraging environmental awareness and...
Apr 7, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Half-Masted 3.2,' a comedy improvisation troupe comprised of University of Northern Iowa students, will present 'Lorem Improv Dolor!,' at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15 through Saturday, April 17. A family-friendly matinee will be presented at 3:30 p.m., April 17. The performances will take place in the Interpreters Theatre, Lang Hall, Room 40.The 'Waterloo Courier' called the show 'funny, quick-witted' and 'constant...
Apr 7, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Observing the 10th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, the University of Northern Iowa will present an address by Stephen Rapp, senior prosecutor at the United Nations for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Rapp will discuss 'An Impossible Dream: Can Human Rights Violations Be Deterred by International Prosecution?' at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, April 15, in the Great Reading Room of Seerley Hall. During a 13-week...
Apr 7, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The National Student Exchange (NSE) program at the University of Northern Iowa has sent several UNI students to colleges and universities throughout the United States for the spring semester. Among the students participating for the spring 2004 semester is (Name) , a (classification) from (Hometown) , attending (School) . Through the program, students have the opportunity to attend one of 166 colleges and...
Apr 6, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Morris Mikkelsen, director of Facilities Planning at the University of Northern Iowa, has been promoted to associate vice president of Facilities Management, effective April 1. Mikkelsen came to UNI in 1983 as an architect. Prior to that, he worked at Mankato State University in Minnesota, and in private practice. In 1991, he was named director of Facilities Planning. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees, both from Iowa...

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