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Katy Slaven
Katy Slaven never dreamed that she'd be back at UNI so soon after graduating in 2010. She also couldn't have predicted that her homecoming would be on the stage of the Great Hall in the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, performing in front of 1,500 children.
Feb 11, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will officially open its new Center for International & Security Studies with an inaugural address by Rep. Jim Leach at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 23 in Maucker Union. Leach will discuss, 'Progress in the War on Terrorism.' The public may attend at no charge. The Center for International Peace & Security Studies is housed within the Department of Political Science. It is designed to foster...
Feb 11, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The next 'Reel to Real' film will be shown at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 18, in the University of Northern Iowa's Maucker Union South Room. 'Stories of Change' follows the lives of four ethnically diverse women -- Hispanic, Caucasian, Vietnamese and African-American -- and their survival through difficult challenges with alcoholism, drug abuse, poverty, illiteracy and cultural barriers. A discussion following the film will be...
Feb 9, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- V-Day UNI 2004 will be in full swing at the University of Northern Iowa beginning Monday, Feb. 16. This year's event kicks off at noon, Monday, Feb. 16 with a Rape-Free Zone Proclamation and a sexual abuse survivor panel at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for Multicultural Education's (CME) conference room. A Rape-Free Zone ribbon booth will be set up in Maucker Union from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday.At 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 17,...
Feb 9, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Free income tax assistance will be offered this year at the University of Northern Iowa through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Approximately 50 senior and graduate accounting students will provide the assistance.The program will run from Feb. 10 through April 15, excluding the week of March 14-20. Sessions are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m. in Room 224 of the Curris Business Building. VITA...
Feb 8, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's College of Natural Science (CNS) will present a lecture by Richard Jarrell, natural science professor at New York University, at 4 p.m., Monday, Feb. 16 in UNI's Latham Hall, Room 125. Jarrell's lecture, 'Big Science in a Small Country: The Curious History of Canadian Radio Astronomy,' deals with large scientific programs such as nuclear, space, astronomy and geonomics, within a large state...
Feb 8, 2004
During his recent State of the Union address, President Bush discussed his proposed budget plans for fiscal year 2005. While he concedes that his budget proposal will increase the nation's budget deficit, which is forecast at more than $500 billion this fiscal year, he maintains that his proposal will strengthen America. His opponents say that budget deficits should not be allowed in the federal budget.According to Bryce Kanago, assistant...
Feb 8, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- For the first time ever, Illinois students can test their knowledge in the University of Northern Iowa's Wright Challenge, a Web-based math contest. Between now and May, 'Doctor E' will present five puzzles, one every other week. The first problem is now available on the Web. The solution is due on Friday, March 5. The puzzles can be found on the Web at http://www.math.uni.edu. Answers can be e-mailed to doctore@math.uni...
Feb 8, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Department of Physics will host the UNI/Area Education Agency 267 Regional Physics Olympics from 9 a.m. to noon in the UNI-Dome on Thursday, Feb. 19. More than 250 junior high and high school students are expected to participate from Cedar Falls, Waterloo, Dike-New Hartford, Wapsie Valley, Jesup, Traer, Gilbertville, Gladbrook-Reinbeck, Dunkerton, Nashua-Plainfield, La Porte City, Winthrop,...
Feb 8, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- High school and University of Northern Iowa students can try their luck at the Wright Challenge, a Web-based math contest now in its fifth year. Between now and May, 'Doctor E' will present five puzzles, one every other week. The first puzzle is now available on the Web. The solution is due on Friday, March 5. The puzzles can be found on the Web site, http://www.math.uni.edu. Answers can be e-mailed to doctore@math.uni....
Feb 8, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- UNI alumnus, Adolfo Franco Jr., U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) assistant administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean, is the keynote speaker for the University of Northern Iowa's Economics Department's 20th annual Jepson Symposium, Tuesday, Feb. 17. USAID is the government agency that administers economic and humanitarian assistance worldwide. Born in Cardenas, Cuba, Franco and his family moved to...

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