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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...
Apr 5, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Theatre UNI will present 'Ghosts,' at 7:30 p.m., April 15 through 17 and April 20 through 24; and at 2 p.m., April 17 through 18 and 25. All performances will be held at UNI's Bertha Martin Theatre. According to Jascenna Haislet-Carlson, marketing director for Theatre UNI, 'Ghosts' is a psychological drama which tells the story of one woman's struggle to live life on her own terms after years of being a dutiful wife and...
Apr 4, 2004
Wednesday, April 7 'Walt Whitman Live!' at 7:30 pm, in Lang Hall Auditorium. William Koch, adjunct instructor in the Department of English Language & Literature, will present a 50-minute, one-man show, speaking on Whitman's poetry themes and observations on American culture and Abraham Lincoln. Friday, April 98 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Science Conference for Children, Schindler Education Center. More than 150 elementary students will attend...
Apr 4, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Department of Design, Family and Consumer Science presented 'Redefinition,' the 2004 Textile and Apparel Design Expo, April 3. Work designed by (student's name), a (year) textiles and apparel major from (hometown) was featured in the show.###HOMETOWN STUDENT'S NAME, CLASSIFICATIONANKENY Maria Battani, junior Alysha Orris, seniorBELLEVUE Kristian Heiar, seniorBETTENDORF Erin Hamburg...
Apr 4, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Kenny Chesney, winner of the 2003 Country Music Television (CMT) Video of the Year award, will be in concert at 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 6, at the UNI-Dome. Chesney's latest album 'When the Sun Goes Down,' has spawned a No. 1 single, 'There Goes My Life.' This record follows up his 2000 platinum, 'Kenny Chesney Greatest Hits' CD, which featured 13 of his previous top 10 singles, six of which reached No. 1. He sold more than 1....
Apr 4, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa faculty and students recently took part in the UNI School of Music Spotlight Series: Faculty Artist Showcase Concert in UNI's Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC). UNI music faculty performers featured on the program included Robin Guy, piano; Tom Barry, oboe; David Rachor, bassoon; Randy Hogancamp, percussion; Randy Grabowski, trumpet; Thomas Tritle, horn; and Will Kimball, trombone...
Apr 1, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's 'Films on Social Justice' series will continue with, 'Palestine is Still the Issue,' at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 6, and 'Beyond the Mirage: The Face of the Occupation,' at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 8, both in the Communication Arts Center, Room 108. According to Chris Schwartz, president of UNI's chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 'Palestine is Still the Issue' documents the...
Apr 1, 2004
The office of University Marketing & Public Relations is in the process of moving to Bartlett Hall. The Public Relations personnel -- James O'Connor, Gwenne Culpepper, Vicki Grimes and Liz Yagla -- are now located in a suite of offices at 103 Bartlett. They can be reached at (319) 273-6728. The fax number is (319) 273-2747. Mailing address:University Marketing & Public Relations103 Bartlett HallUniversity of Northern IowaCedar Falls,...
Apr 1, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Walt Whitman Live!,' a one-man show portraying one of America's most important literary figures, will be presented at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 7 and 21, in the University of Northern Iowa's Lang Hall Auditorium. The event is part of Arts in April, a month-long celebration of the arts and culture on the UNI campus. The complete Arts in April schedule is available on the Web at www.uni.edu/artsinapril.The 50-minute show...
Mar 30, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Georgine Getty, executive director of the Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless, will discuss 'Homelessness in America: Problems and Solutions,' at 3:30 p.m., Monday, April 5, in the Communication Arts Center, Room 108, at the University of Northern Iowa. Getty will present state and national statistics on homelessness. She also will speak about how gender, sexuality and race affect what it means to be homeless in...

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