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Going to college can be an emotional roller coaster. Once you step on campus, you’ve opened yourself up to a whole new world of possibilities, but you can also feel like a stranger in a strange land. Fortunately for new students at UNI, Cat Crew is there to unroll the welcome mat.
Apr 21, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (CSBS) at the University of Northern Iowa has announced the recipients of its 2004-2005 scholarships. (Name), of (Hometown), was awarded a $5,000 scholarship, renewable for up to four years based upon academic performance. (He/She) is a senior at (High School). HOMETOWN NAME, HIGH SCHOOLALTOONA Melissa Heffernen, Southeast Polk High SchoolANKENY Michelle Vanderah,...
Apr 20, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Alderman Scholars Program, a scholarship made possible by a $3.6 million gift given to the University of Northern Iowa by the estate of Everett Alderman, recently announced the recipients of its annual awards. (Name), a (year) (major) from (hometown), was awarded a $5,000 scholarship, renewable for up to four years based upon academic performance and university and community involvement. (He/She) will (enter/return to...
Apr 20, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Betty DeBerg, head of the University of Northern Iowa Department of Philosophy & Religion, has been awarded a three-year $687,000 grant from the Lilly Endowment Inc., to study religious ministries aimed at college and university students nationwide. DeBerg will work with John Schmalzbauer of the College of the Holy Cross, in Worcester, Mass., to complete the research. 'Although much research reports a resurgence of...
Apr 20, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art recently held its Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition. The competition is held each year to showcase the work of undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Art. Darrell Taylor, director of the UNI Gallery of Art, said it is important to make the distinction between the awards. Merit awards are cash prizes awarded for excellence and let students retain the...
Apr 20, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Land, People and Economics class will debate the question of drilling for oil in the Artic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 27, in the Curris Business Building, Room 223.Although attempts to open the ANWR for oil exploration have failed in Congress, as oil and gasoline prices continue to rise, the question remains an issue. The public is invited to attend the debate...
Apr 20, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Young Peoples Dance Theatre (YPDT), a before and after school program offered to second- through fifth-grade boys and girls in several area elementary schools, will hold an informance-- an informal performance-- at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24, in the University of Northern Iowa's Strayer-Wood Theatre. Program instructors are UNI students in dance and education who are enrolled in a practicum course offered through the School...
Apr 18, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Problem-based Learning,' the final offering in the Hearst Center Lecture Series, will be presented at 3 p.m., Monday, April 26, in the Communication Arts Center, Room 212, at the University of Northern Iowa.Miranda Rose, senior lecturer for the School of Human Communication Sciences at Latrobe University in Melbourne, Australia, will deliver the address. The session is part of a two-day seminar to discuss the...
Apr 18, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) will host the 15th annual Do-Run-Run 5K race at 9 a.m., Saturday, May 1, at Gateway Park, downtown Cedar Falls. 'We hope to double the number of participants from last year's race,' said Lindsay McCracken, a junior public relations major from Ankeny and the Do-Run-Run race coordinator. 'Just by running or walking in the Do-...
Apr 18, 2004
Although it sounds tempting, Katherine van Wormer, professor of social work at UNI, says the economic gains provided by gaming venues aren't worth the social costs. 'We're all very desperate for this money right now, but national statistics show that for every $1 the state gains from a gambling establishment, there are $3 in social costs.' Those social costs come in the form of divorces, bankruptcies, and embezzlements and other crimes. Further...
Apr 18, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (CSBS) will present the CSBS Student Research Conference, beginning at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 24, in the Schindler Education Center (SEC).According to Kim MacLin, UNI assistant professor of psychology and event chair, the conference provides a forum for showcasing student-faculty research collaborations.The all day event will feature keynote speaker...

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