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Recently, athletes gathered at the UNI-Dome to take part in events for the Special Olympics Northeast Iowa Spring Games.
Mar 27, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Foundation has received new gifts totaling more than $300,000, all to be used for construction of the McLeodUSA Center. John Martin, owner of Martin Brothers Inc., has pledged $160,000 to the multipurpose arena. Martin played basketball at UNI from 1967 to 1970. Local auto dealers John and Dan Deery have made a commitment of $100,000. The Deerys are longtime supporters of the UNI...
Mar 27, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host the second Hari Shankar Lecture in Mathematics Thursday, April 3. Mathematician Ed Burger will present 'Magic with Mathematics: Is the Formula Faster than the Eye?' at 7 p.m., in Rooms 244-245 of UNI's Schindler Education Center. The program, free and open to the public, is focused toward families, and no knowledge of mathematics is required. A reception will follow the...
Mar 26, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Debating partners Mark Langgin, a junior from Ottumwa, and Melanie Johnson, a freshman from LeMars, have qualified to compete in the National Debate Tournament (NDT), being held March 28-31, in Atlanta. Langgin and Johnson qualified for the national tournament during the 2003 District IV American Forensic Association Debate Tournament earlier this month, where they placed second out of eight. The top three teams advanced...
Mar 26, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Interpreters Theatre and the Department of Communication Studies will present 'Vonnegut Cubed' and improvisation troupe performances at 7:30 p.m., on Thursday through Saturday, April 3-5, in the Interpreters Theatre, Lang Hall, Room 40. 'Vonnegut Cubed' is a collection of three short stories from the Vonnegut collection, 'Welcome to the Monkey House.' Performances will include 'All the King...
Mar 26, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's 'Leaders on Leadership' series continues Thursday, April 3, with a panel discussion on media leadership.The event runs from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. in Room 246 of UNI's Schindler Education Center. Panelists will be Ann Kerian, news anchor with KWWL-TV; John Hess, interim director of broadcasting for KUNI; Julie Kraft, television consultant for Frank N. Magid Associates in Cedar Rapids; and Nancy...
Mar 25, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Alumni of the University of Northern Iowa's College of Business Administration (CBA) have established a professorship to honor Gaylon 'Doc' Halverson, retired head of the Department of Accounting. The professorship will provide faculty resources for enhancing the accounting program. Halverson will be recognized during the CBA's spring recognition gala at 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 2. Halverson came to UNI in 1963, and retired...
Mar 25, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A daylong 'Arts in April Festival' Saturday, March 29, at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center will serve as a prelude to a monthlong celebration of arts and culture on the University of Northern Iowa campus.The festival, designed to be 'free, fun and family-friendly,' will open at 10:30 a.m. and run into the evening. It will feature workshops and performances, designed for all ages, including theatre, music, dance...
Mar 24, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Quick Books Pro 2003 training for those Cedar Valley businesses currently using or interested in Quick Books accounting software will be offered by the University of Northern Iowa Regional Business Center, beginning in April.Judy Schindel, certified Quick Books trainer, will teach the four-session workshop that will meet Tuesdays, from 9 a.m. to noon, April 22 through May 13, at the UNI Regional Business Center, 212 E....
Mar 24, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Students from the University of Northern Iowa were in Des Moines recently for a news conference to hammer home the message that higher education is critical to Iowa's future. The news conference was a joint effort by Iowa's three state universities. 'Iowa is sending the wrong message to its young people by not supporting public education at the level it should,' said Jeff Scudder, president of the Northern Iowa Student...
Mar 23, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The National Educator Expo, which helps school districts recruit new teachers and administrators, will be held in Maucker Union on the University of Northern Iowa campus, Saturday, March 29. Educator registration begins at 8 a.m. in Sabin Hall Room 102, and will move to the Maucker Expansion lobby at 9 a.m. Ninety-one school districts and educational agencies from across the United States will recruit educators from UNI and...

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