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Feb 25, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Substance Abuse Services will sponsor the conference, 'Cedar Valley Responsible Retailing Forum: Working Toward Collaboration,' from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, March 25 at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. According to Julie Thompson, coordinator of UNI's Substance Abuse and Sexual Assault Services, the event will help retailers identify and implement innovative ways to help prevent the...
Feb 25, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Individual Events speech team traveled to Eau Claire, Wis. for the Wisconsin Love Fest Swing, Saturday, Feb. 14 and Sunday, Feb. 15, coming in third as a team. Senior elementary education major Sara Gronstal, of Council Bluffs, brought home the gold in program oral interpretation and individual sweeps. She also placed second in prose, fourth in persuasion and fifth in duo, with senior...
Feb 25, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Faith, Fear and Leadership in a Post-9-11 World' is the topic of a University of Northern Iowa lecture to take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4, at the Center for Multicultural Education on the UNI campus. Television personality, inspirational speaker and church executive-minister-pastor, Angelique Walker-Smith, will deliver the lecture. Her address is free and open to the public. Trained at Kent State, Yale and...
Feb 25, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Women's Studies Program, and the international English honor society Sigma Tau Delta, will present a lecture, 'Accumulating Culture: Or, How to Be an Early Modern Learned Lady,' at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, in the Seerley Hall Great Reading Room. Ezell is the John Paul Abbott professor of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University. Her presentation is part of the Women's History Month...
Feb 25, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's 'New Iowans' program and Iowa Public Television (IPTV), have received a $5,000 grant from the Independent Television Service (ITVS) to promote a Public Broadcasting System miniseries, 'The New Americans.' Also participating in the project is the UNI Museum. Airing March 29-April 1, 'The New Americans' is a seven-hour series about the search for the American dream through the eyes of today's...
Feb 25, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Women's Studies programs at the University of Northern Iowa will observe March as Women's History Month through a series of events. Unless noted, events are free and open to the public. The events are as follows:Monday, March 1, CROW Forum Lecture, 'Negotiating Truth: Postcolonial Adventures in Transnational Space,' by Deidre Bucher Heistad, assistant professor of modern languages, noon, Baker Hall, Room 161.Tuesday,...
Feb 24, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host a Job and Internship Fair for UNI students and alumni Wednesday, March 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Maucker Union Ballroom. The fair will feature more than 60 organizations with business, human services and government opportunities throughout the United States. These organizations are seeking individuals from all academic fields for permanent employment or internships. Several...
Feb 24, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa faculty, staff and students traveled to Kansas City, Jan. 2 to Jan. 5 to attend the 2004 American Humanics Management Institute (AHMI). AHMI is an educational symposium for nonprofit management. More than 500 students from 70 colleges and universities across the country travel to AHMI each year. Representing UNI at AHMI was Gordon Mack, executive director of UNI's American Humanics (AH) program...
Feb 24, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A group of University of Northern Iowa students were inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma for the 2003-2004 academic year. (Student's name), a (classification) (major) major, was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society at UNI. (He/she) is the (son/daughter) of (parent's names), (hometown). To be eligible for membership into Beta Gamma Sigma, students must be in the upper 7 percent of the junior class, the upper 10...
Feb 23, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Minority Graduate Student Association (MGSA) will host a comedy show to conclude Black History Month. Featuring Benji Brown of Black Entertainment Television's 'Comic View,' the show begins at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 28, in Lang Hall Auditorium. The comedian also has appeared on HBO's 'Def Comedy Jam,' and recently co-starred in the hip-hop comedy movie, 'A Miami Tail.' The event is free...

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