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Special Olympics Iowa
Recently, athletes gathered at the UNI-Dome to take part in events for the Special Olympics Northeast Iowa Spring Games.
Nov 24, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University Book & Supply awarded three $1,000 scholarships to University of Northern Iowa students this fall. Recipients are: Renae Arbabian, a sophomore from Des Moines; Amanda Larson, a junior from Des Plaines, Ill.; and Lance Wiegel, a junior from Denison. The scholarship money was based on a percentage of the store's sales during UNI's Family Weekend, Sept. 20- 22.
Nov 21, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾–Ten University of Northern Iowa students will participate in an international pre-professional preview experience in Merida, Mexico in January 2003. __(NAME)__, a __(CLASSIFICATION/MAJOR)__ from __(HOMETOWN)__ will be participating in the 'UNI Job Shadowing and Informational Interviewing in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico,' Jan. 5-15. The program is offered by the UNI career center, in collaboration with the UNI Department of...
Nov 20, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Paul Trafton, professor of mathematics at the University of Northern Iowa, will present the annual Sahai Lecture at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, in the Great Reading Room of Seerley Hall on the UNI campus. The title of Trafton's talk is 'Young Children Do Powerful Mathematics: A Decade of Research and Development on Student Learning and Teacher Change.' He will focus on highlights of research in primary grade classrooms on the...
Nov 20, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Four of the University of Northern Iowa's industrial technology programs have been reaccredited by the National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT). Those programs being reaccredited are construction management, graphic communications, manufacturing technology, and technology management. The Board of Accreditation of the NAIT is the sole accrediting body for industrial technology/technology programs in the nation. In...
Nov 19, 2002
For the past ten years, personal bankruptcies nationwide have been on the rise. In 1990, there were 718,000 personal bankruptcies; in 2001, there were 1.45 million. Lois Lindell, assistant director of the UNI Center for Economic Education, blames credit cards. 'What's being reflected is a preponderance of credit card offers that have a lot of people getting in over their heads without realizing it.'She said other contributing factors include...
Nov 18, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa is partnering with the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) in an agreement to better serve students and aging Iowans. This higher-education partnership allows DMACC gerontology students to finish their bachelor's degree at UNI, the only higher-learning institute in the state that offers gerontology as a major. Gerontology is the branch of science that deals with aging and the problems of...
Nov 18, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Tae Kwon-Do Club recently attended the 27th annual Tae Kwon-Do Championships in St. Joseph, Missouri. Brian Johnson, a freshman from Johnston took first place in form and third place in sparring; Daniel Marr, an alumnus from San Antonio, took second place in both form and sparring; Hannah Gorczynski, a senior from Le Mars, took first place in form and third place in sparring; and Nancy Brandt...
Nov 17, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Communicative Disorders program at the University of Northern Iowa has a student job placement rate of 100 percent, according to department head Clifford Highnam. The program, begun in the 1950s, has consistently had high placement ratings, but in the last two years it has achieved 100 percent placement.The program is currently ranked in the nation's top 10 speech-language pathology graduate programs among universities...
Nov 17, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's New Iowans program today unveiled two new books designed to help Iowans work with immigrant and refugee populations. Two years ago, the program published 'Welcoming New Iowans,' a general guide for communities experiencing an influx of immigrants and refugees. The new books are designed specifically for employers and Christian churches. 'The bottom line is that, for several decades, most...
Nov 17, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- As Iowa's population ages, more and more residents are at risk for strokes. According to the American Heart Association, an estimated 750,000 people have strokes in the United States each year, with the incidence rate increasing dramatically with age. Many stroke victims suffer from some type of aphasia, a speech and language disorder that results in difficulty talking and comprehending spoken language. The University of...

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