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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 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...
Nov 17, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Noted Photographer Shelby Lee Adams will be a visiting artist in the Department of Art at the University of Northern Iowa Nov. 25 and 26, as part of the Meryl Norton Hearst Lecture Series.Adams will present a lecture on his work at 7:30 p.m., Monday Nov. 25, in the Kamerick Art Building Auditorium, Room 111. The lecture is free and open to the public. He will meet with students to discuss his work and conduct individual...
Nov 14, 2002
The University of Northern Iowa will celebrate American Education Week, Nov. 17-23, with a series of related events throughout the community. This year's theme is 'Making Public Schools Great For Every Child.''It's an excellent opportunity for UNI to highlight its strong tradition of teacher education, and to share that tradition with young students across the Cedar Valley, 'said Stacey Christensen, community outreach manager at UNI.UNI faculty...
Nov 14, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Four University of Northern Iowa accounting graduates were among the top six award winners from Iowa honored by the Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants (ISCPA) at a banquet held September 28 in Des Moines. Jennifer Duede Brown, formerly of Jefferson and now working for Ernst & Young in Chicago, and Joshua Barnes, formerly of Waterloo and now working at Deloitte & Touche in Davenport, received the ISCPA's...
Nov 14, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Middle-class America in the mid-19th century will be the topic for the University of Northern Iowa's history lecture series at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in Seerley Hall, Room 115. Brian Roberts, UNI assistant professor of history, will present 'Exactly What Americans Ought to Be: The Populist Radicalism of the Hutchinson Family Singers, 1842-1844.' In his study of the Hutchinson Family, one of the most popular middle-class...
Nov 14, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Civil liberties in war time' will be the topic for a panel held at 7 p.m, Wednesday, Nov. 20, in Sabin Hall, Room 103, on the University of Northern Iowa campus. The panel is hosted by the UNI Student Pugwash, a student organization dedicated to science and technology in the interest of humanity.The featured panelists will be Mark Fransdal, a Cedar Falls attorney; John Johnson, UNI professor of history; Mel McCleary, Iowa...
Nov 14, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa College of Natural Sciences and Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, will sponsor 'The Search for Water on Mars,' at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19, in Room 115 of Seerley Hall. The speaker will be Donald A. Gurnett, professor of physics at the University of Iowa. Gurnett specializes in the study of space plasma physics. He has participated in 25 spacecraft projects and is the author of...
Nov 13, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa has extended the employment contract of Rick Hartzell, director of athletics, for four years. Hartzell, a UNI alumnus who played baseball and football for UNI during the '70s, came to UNI in 1999 after 11 years as athletic director at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania. He holds a bachelor's degree in physical education and English, and a master's in educational administration, both from UNI...
Nov 13, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Rod Library is in a league of its own, according to the Midwest Archives Conference (MAC). In a recent newsletter, MAC featured top archival Web sites from colleges and universities around the Midwest. Rod Library's archive site was listed as 'stealing the show' when it comes to great examples of content. 'UNI places itself in a category of its own and shows us just how much the Web can do...

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