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Recently, athletes gathered at the UNI-Dome to take part in events for the Special Olympics Northeast Iowa Spring Games.
Feb 3, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Richard Utz, professor of English literature at the University of Northern Iowa, has been named the university's Distinguished Scholar for 2003-2004. The award, announced late last semester, is presented to a senior scholar or artist who has demonstrated a long and distinguished career of publications, exhibits and/or creative activities. The recipient must have a professional reputation that is national or international and...
Jan 30, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa student Kali Miller, a junior graphic communications major from Allison, recently was part of a UNI Office of University Marketing & Public Relations (UM&PR) team that received a silver award for excellence in multimedia design from the annual competition of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), District VI. Miller, a student Web designer in the UM&PR...
Jan 30, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Destiny's Child member Kelly Rowland will be the special guest of Ja Rule in a concert at the UNI-Dome Thursday, Feb. 13. Rowland replaces hip-hop artist Eve. Upon the success of Destiny's Child's 2001 smash-hit CD, 'Survivor,' Rowland followed her bandmates in pursuing a solo career. In 2002, solo debut, 'Simply Deep,' was released on Columbia Records. 'Dilemma,' the album's first single, featured a duet with Southern...
Jan 29, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Robert Drewelow, a University of Northern Iowa junior from Waterloo, was awarded funds from the Merck Co. Foundation to attend the 2003 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting in Denver, Colo., Feb. 13-17. He will present his work at the student poster session on Feb. 15. The title of his project is 'Expression Cloning and Pharmacological Characterization of a Mammaliam Calcium Channel in...
Jan 29, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Office of University Marketing & Public Relations at UNI recently won three awards during the annual competition of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), District VI.A gold award for excellence in fundraising publications went to the publications staff, including Gerald Anglum, Elizabeth La Velle, Randy Darst, Mary Taylor, Denton Ketels and Bev Schomaker for the creation of the UNI...
Jan 29, 2003
The UNI accounting program is ranked second in the nation in first-time pass rate of the CPA exam. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1., UNI will help the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) prepare to launch its first-ever computerized CPA exam The new exam will be officially introduced in 2004. The AICPA is validating the test at select colleges and universities across the country. UNI is one of those sites. During...
Jan 28, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa chapter of Sigma Xi and the UNI College of Natural Sciences will host a presentation by Patricia Quinlisk, state of Iowa epidemiologist, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5, in Seerley Hall, Room 115. Her presentation, 'Everything You Wanted to Know About Smallpox, But Didn't Know Who To Ask,' will cover smallpox, its history and its use as a weapon. She also will provide an overview of the...
Jan 28, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa --The University of Northern Iowa's Theatre UNI will host the director/designers presentation of the drama 'Roosters, at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5, in the Bertha Martin Theatre. Participants will join guest director Kim Hines of Minneapolis and the production designers for a presentation and discussion about the show. Prodcution designers are Mark A. Parrott, scenery; Carmelita Guse, costumes; and Eric Lange,...
Jan 27, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Two students from the University of Northern Iowa are the recipients of a $1,000 scholarship. Levi Franzen, a senior real estate major from Elkader and Lisa Gaul, a senior finance major from Strawberry Point, have each been awarded a University Scholarship from the Education Foundation of the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Institute. 'The students were selected by the Iowa CCIM Chapter based on a...
Jan 27, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Center for Energy & Environmental Education (CEEE) continues the spring 2003 six-film and event series with speaker Wes Jackson on Monday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. in Sabin Hall, Room 102. The session's topic is 'A false hypothesis? But what if it is true?' Jackson is a plant geneticist and president of The Land Institute in Salina, Kansas. He has established and served as chair of one of...

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