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Jan 27, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa has announced the new members of the Student Alumni Ambassadors. New members include: __(NAME)__ of __(HOMETOWN)__, a __(CLASSIFICATION)__ majoring in __(MAJOR)__.Throughout the academic year, Student Alumni Ambassadors meet with current students, prospective students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni and other university guests to help promote the University. The group is involved in many...
Jan 27, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾– The rising concern about the potential adverse health effects on people eating salmon will be the topics of a lecture and documentary presented at the University of Northern Iowa Feb. 3 and Feb. 4. Michael Skladany, director of the Marine and Fish Conservation Program at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy in Minneapolis, will present an address: 'On Global Pond: Change and Resistance in the Rise, Motion and...
Jan 27, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Service and Learning Initiative, an opportunity for students to learn through community service, is offering grants of up to $200 to classrooms to conduct waste-related projects. Approximately 15 grants will be awarded for projects such as letter-writing campaigns, investigations of illegal dumpsites and inventories of hazardous wastes. Mini-grant applications are due to UNI by Feb. 16....
Jan 27, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Sturgis Youth Theatre at the University of Northern Iowa is offering creative drama classes for children in preschool to high school, beginning Feb. 2. Children 3 1/2 to 5 years of age can participate in 'Gimme Five,' a class that will explore stories and activities that feature the number five. The class will emphasize the basic elements of creative drama. Enrollment is limited to 10 people. The class will take...
Jan 27, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Quick Books Pro -- Advanced,' a software training course, will be offered by the University of Northern Iowa Regional Business Center (RBC).The course will run three Mondays, from 6 to 9 p.m., beginning Feb. 9, and continuing Feb. 16 and Feb. 23, at the RBC office, 212 E. Fourth St., Waterloo. The instructor will be Judy Schindel, certified Quick Books trainer. Participants will learn software specifics, such as setting...
Jan 25, 2004
There just isn't much that Clare Struck hasn't seen. A guidance counselor for three decades, 23 of them at the University of Northern Iowa's Malcolm Price Laboratory School, Struck has seen fads and trends come and go. What she's seeing now, though, is a bit more frightening: 'Children are growing up a lot faster than they ever did,' Struck says. 'Particularly girls.'She says younger girls tend to model their clothing choices and actions after...
Jan 25, 2004
Iowa has the highest radon levels in the United States. Jody Stone, associate professor of teaching at the University of Northern Iowa's Price Laboratory School, said radon is a radioactive gas that is difficult to detect because it can't be seen, smelled or tasted. 'Prolonged exposure to radon can cause lung cancer and radon is believed to be the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers,' said Stone. Students in earth science and...
Jan 22, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Five Iowa teachers have been selected by the Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) to attend the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Teacher Workshop, Feb. 18-22, in Huntsville, Ala. At the workshop the teachers will learn about the work conducted at MSFC and about NASA and the resources it has available for educators. The teachers are Stephanie Francis of Cedar Falls, K-12 science consultant at AEA 267; Nadine Weirather of...
Jan 22, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host a lecture about Russian Orthodox church music at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 29, in UNI's Communication Arts Center, Room 108. The lecture, by Professor Viktoria Cherva of Herzen University, in St. Petersburg, Russia, will be accompanied by excerpts from recordings of Russian church music. Cherva teaches Russian culture, specializing in Russian music. The lecture will be followed by a...
Jan 20, 2004
Iowa caucus -- is being first still important?Iowans take a high degree of pride in officially launching the presidential race through their first-in-the-nation caucuses. They can have a lot of influence on that race, according to Maureen Berner, director of state and local government programs in the political science department at the University of Northern Iowa. She said a recent simulcast between public radio stations in Iowa, New Hampshire...

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