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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.
Mar 2, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Theatre UNI will present the director/designer's presentation for the upcoming performance of 'Ghosts' by Henrik Ibsen, at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 10 in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Director Megan Schumacher; scenic designer Leonard Curtis; lighting designer Mark Parrott; and costume designer Jess C. White, will discuss their visions for the production and will share their research, renderings and models used to create the...
Mar 1, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Center for Multicultural Education will present a lecture, 'Race, Class, Sexuality, Gender,' by Jamaican author, Patricia Powell, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 9 at the center. Powell is the author of three novels, 'Me Dying Trial,' 'A Small Gathering of Bones,' and 'The Pagoda.' Set in Jamaica, her novels explore the impact of the forces of personal and political history on individual racial...
Mar 1, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Amy Unruh has joined the University of Northern Iowa College of Social and Behavioral Sciences as its Iowa Consortium for Applied Gerontology (ICAG) project coordinator. Unruh holds a B.A. in social work and a certificate of gerontology, the scientific study of aging and its effects, from the University of Northern Iowa. She comes to UNI from Karrington Cottages in Waterloo, where she served as executive director.As the...
Mar 1, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's 'Films on Social Justice' series will continue with, 'Wrestling with Manhood,' at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 9, in the Communication Arts Center, Room 108. According to Chris Schwartz, president of UNI's Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 'Wrestling with Manhood' draws the connection between professional wrestling and contemporary masculinity. The film's directors, Sut Jhally...
Mar 1, 2004
Katherine van Wormer, a professor of social work at UNI, never once raised her eyebrows when victims of sexual abuse at the hands of Catholic priests began to tell their stories. Van Wormer said the whole notion of forced celibacy is unnatural, and is one of the causes of the rampant sexual abuse of children in the church. 'The priests are in a situation where they are fighting very natural impulses, and find a very easy opening with children....
Feb 29, 2004
Based on a study recently released by the National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center, one in eight Iowa women will be victims of forcible rape in their lifetime. 'That doesn't count date rape, statutory rape or several others,' says Julie Thompson, coordinator of UNI's sexual assault services. 'Rape is the most unreported violent crime in the country.'''National estimates are that only one in 10 women raped will report it. Those...
Feb 29, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Eight University of Northern Iowa students have received scholarships through UNI's math department. Carl and Wanda Wehner Mathematics and Computer Science Teaching scholarships were awarded to Michael Tetzloff, a senior math and technical education major from Marshalltown; Laura Waechter, a senior math education major from Marshalltown; and Andrew Schott, a senior math education major from Muscatine. The $1,500 Wehner...
Feb 29, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Wellness and Recreation Services (WRS) will host its first annual 'Paddle, Pedal, Pace' Indoor Triathlon for UNI students, faculty, staff and spouses, Sunday, March 7. Participants will complete a 400-yard swim, a six-mile stationary-bike ride and a 1.5-mile run on the WRC indoor track. USA Triathlon rules will apply and each participant will have a race volunteer assigned for counting,...
Feb 29, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's 'Films on Social Justice' series will continue with, 'Borderline Cases,' at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 4, in the Communication Arts Center, Room 108. According to Chris Schwartz, president of UNI's Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 'Borderline Cases' describes environmental problems caused by factories along the border between the United States and Mexico. The film has won...
Feb 29, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Department of Philosophy & Religion will present a panel discussion on 'The Passion of the Christ,' at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 8, in the Old Central Ballroom of Maucker Union. Panelists will be Ken Atkinson, assistant professor; Harry Brod, professor; and Betty DeBerg, head; and James Robinson, associate professor; all in the Department of Philosophy & Religion. Atkinson will...

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