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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.
Mar 9, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's 'New Iowans' program will host a forum on immigration and refugee issues at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 11, in Schindler Education Center, Room 244-245. The event was originally scheduled to take place in the John Deere Auditorium of the Curris Business Building. The 'New Iowans' program and Iowa Public Television (IPTV) have received a $5,000 grant from the Independent Television Service (ITVS...
Mar 8, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾– Six University of Northern Iowa art students have been chosen to exhibit at the 2004 Des Moines Arts Festival Emerging Iowa Artist Program June 25-27. Andrew Crooks, TJ Erdahl, Justin Richert, Stephanie Sailer, David Schmitz and Bounnak Thammavong were six of 20 students chosen from around the state. Crooks, from Cedar Falls, is a senior art major. He will be showing photography works. Senior art major Erdahl, from Waterloo...
Mar 7, 2004
The movies and advertisements make spring break seem like one long bikini-clad party where nothing goes wrong. Milissa Wright, a lieutenant with UNI Police, says the annual March event is rife with opportunity for all manner of wayward behavior, much of it criminal and dangerous. Because alcohol plays such a prominent role in the celebration, she said, 'There's a greater likelihood of alcohol overdose, a greater probability that you'll become a...
Mar 4, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Center for Energy & Environmental Education (CEEE) will host the Junior Solar Sprint program sponsored by the Iowa Energy Center. This is the first time UNI has hosted the event. A free educational workshop about the program for Iowa junior-high science teachers will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 13 in Room 111 of the CEEE. The program is an opportunity for 6th through...
Mar 4, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will host a lecture given by Isabel Barbuzza, professor of sculpture at the University of Iowa, at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 11, in the Kamerick Art Building (KAB) Art Auditorium, Room 111. Barbuzza is this year's juror for the UNI Gallery of Art Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition. She holds a B.F.A and M.F.A in sculpture, printmaking and book arts from the University of...
Mar 4, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The next session of 'Women on Fridays: Video Viewpoints,' offered by the University of Northern Iowa Women's Studies program, will be at noon, Friday March 12, in Baker Hall, Room 161. 'The Hazards of Helen,' produced between 1914 and 1917, stars Helen Holmes, one of the most celebrated silent screen serial queens. The film will explore the issue of feminism in 1914. The event is free and open to the public. Those...
Mar 4, 2004
Joan Thompson is a working mother of three children, two of whom are extremely active in extra-curricular activities. On any given day, this busy parent is running hither and yon, making sure her children get to soccer, cheerleading or some other after-school activity. Getting the family home for a nutritious dinner can be tricky. So, like a lot of parents, Thompson occasionally swings by her favorite fast-food restaurant. 'Too many of us beat...
Mar 4, 2004
The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet at Drake University, Wednesday, March 10. 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. Proposed miscellaneous fees and chargesAll three universities provided a list of proposed non-tuition-related fees and charges. Contact:Renee Romano, vice president for Educational & Student...
Mar 4, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Individual Events speech team competed in two tournaments at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater the weekend of February 28 and 29. At the Edna Sorber Individual Events Tournament, Michelle Kelsey, a senior political communications major from Ankeny, came in first in extemporaneous speaking. Kelsey normally competes with UNI's debate team. This was her first collegiate individual events...
Mar 3, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's 'Films on Social Justice' series will continue with, 'Speak Up,' at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 11, in the Communication Arts Center, Room 108. According to Chris Schwartz, president of UNI's chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 'Speak Up' describes issues pertaining to identity, sexuality, family and self-acceptance. The audience will meet a wide range of young people who will...

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