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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.
Feb 19, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa student, Sarah Carlson, was a winner at the Fort Dodge Young Artists Competition, held in January in Fort Dodge. Carlson, a junior vocal performance major from Rockwell City, and daughter of Tom and Nancy Carlson, was one of three winners in the Collegiate Division. She performed 'Rusalka's Song to the Moon' from 'Rusalka' by Dvorak. As a winner, Carlson will perform in the Fort Dodge Area...
Feb 18, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Association of Educational Office Professionals (AEOP) will host the workshop, 'AEOP in Motion . . . Imagine, Believe, Achieve,' from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday, March 15 in the Curris Business Building. Pat Galasso, a certified business-planning trainer from Clear Lake, will give the keynote address, 'Managing Stress in Your Personal and Professional Life.' Workshop topics will include '...
Feb 17, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Introductory Bookkeeping for Small Business,' a primer course to help small business owners understand business finances, will be offered by the University of Northern Iowa Regional Business Center (RBC).The three-hour workshop is offered the last Saturday of each month from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. The next two workshops will take place on Saturday, Feb. 28, and Saturday March 27, at the RBC office, 212 E. Fourth St., Waterloo...
Feb 17, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- For nearly a year, the religious world has anticipated the release of Mel Gibson's controversial film, 'The Passion of The Christ,' with both fear and elation. Some say the film, which depicts the last 12 hours of Jesus Christ's life, will incite anti-Semitism. Others believe it is a glorious testament to Christ's sacrifice, and still others debate its historical accuracy.Ken Atkinson, UNI assistant professor of religion...
Feb 17, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa Associate Professor of Biology, Laura L. Jackson, was a featured speaker at the 28th annual meeting of the Ecological Society of Australia (ESA), in Armidale, New South Wales, Australia in December, 2003. Jackson's experience at the ESA conference supported her belief that U.S. farmers and environmentalists can learn from other countries about how to conserve native plant and animal species while...
Feb 17, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's National Roadside Vegetation Center (NRV), will present world traveler and environmental activist Bill Mohrwinkel at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 23 in UNI's Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE). Mohrwinkel will speak about his more than 10 years of traveling in the Arctic region. He will show his slides from rafting, hiking, canoeing and kayaking through the Arctic National...
Feb 16, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Black Identity and Getting Past Race,' the fourth lecture in this year's Hearst Lecture Series at the University of Northern Iowa, will be presented at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 24, in the Maucker Union Center for Multicultural Education at UNI.John McWhorter, one of America's leading linguists and a recognized authority on race and diversity, will deliver the address. The series is sponsored by the UNI Department of...
Feb 16, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's physics and mathematics departments have been awarded a one-year $9,000 planning grant by the Sloan Foundation and the Council of Graduate Schools to help investigate implementing professional science masters (PSM) programs in industrial mathematics and applied physics. A new kind of master's degree, the PSM in science or mathematics is for students interested in a wider variety of career...
Feb 16, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Malcolm Price Laboratory School (PLS) has named Dusty Johnson band director for all levels of the bands in fifth through 12th grades. Johnson graduated from Luther College with a degree in music and brings with him experience at the elementary, middle and high school levels. He presented a paper titled 'A Historical Survey of Tuning and Temperament' at the National Conference of Undergraduate Research at the University of...
Feb 15, 2004
As the current pop princess Britney Spears undulates her way through one video after another, baring her impossibly flat tummy and flexing her narrow thighs, adolescent girls nationwide are trying to emulate that look. And it's not just her clothes or dance style they want to copy, but her body image as well. Diane Depken, associate professor in the UNI School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services, notes that National Eating...

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