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Going to college can be an emotional roller coaster. Once you step on campus, you’ve opened yourself up to a whole new world of possibilities, but you can also feel like a stranger in a strange land. Fortunately for new students at UNI, Cat Crew is there to unroll the welcome mat.
Feb 17, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- For nearly a year, the religious world has anticipated the release of Mel Gibson's controversial film, 'The Passion of The Christ,' with both fear and elation. Some say the film, which depicts the last 12 hours of Jesus Christ's life, will incite anti-Semitism. Others believe it is a glorious testament to Christ's sacrifice, and still others debate its historical accuracy.Ken Atkinson, UNI assistant professor of religion...
Feb 17, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa Associate Professor of Biology, Laura L. Jackson, was a featured speaker at the 28th annual meeting of the Ecological Society of Australia (ESA), in Armidale, New South Wales, Australia in December, 2003. Jackson's experience at the ESA conference supported her belief that U.S. farmers and environmentalists can learn from other countries about how to conserve native plant and animal species while...
Feb 17, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's National Roadside Vegetation Center (NRV), will present world traveler and environmental activist Bill Mohrwinkel at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 23 in UNI's Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE). Mohrwinkel will speak about his more than 10 years of traveling in the Arctic region. He will show his slides from rafting, hiking, canoeing and kayaking through the Arctic National...
Feb 16, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Black Identity and Getting Past Race,' the fourth lecture in this year's Hearst Lecture Series at the University of Northern Iowa, will be presented at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 24, in the Maucker Union Center for Multicultural Education at UNI.John McWhorter, one of America's leading linguists and a recognized authority on race and diversity, will deliver the address. The series is sponsored by the UNI Department of...
Feb 16, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's physics and mathematics departments have been awarded a one-year $9,000 planning grant by the Sloan Foundation and the Council of Graduate Schools to help investigate implementing professional science masters (PSM) programs in industrial mathematics and applied physics. A new kind of master's degree, the PSM in science or mathematics is for students interested in a wider variety of career...
Feb 16, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Malcolm Price Laboratory School (PLS) has named Dusty Johnson band director for all levels of the bands in fifth through 12th grades. Johnson graduated from Luther College with a degree in music and brings with him experience at the elementary, middle and high school levels. He presented a paper titled 'A Historical Survey of Tuning and Temperament' at the National Conference of Undergraduate Research at the University of...
Feb 15, 2004
As the current pop princess Britney Spears undulates her way through one video after another, baring her impossibly flat tummy and flexing her narrow thighs, adolescent girls nationwide are trying to emulate that look. And it's not just her clothes or dance style they want to copy, but her body image as well. Diane Depken, associate professor in the UNI School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services, notes that National Eating...
Feb 12, 2004
The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet at the University of Iowa, Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 18 and 19. Specific times for discussion of most items are unknown. The docket is available on the Web at http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/Meetings/Agendas/agenda.html1. Biennial report on university public radio stations The report outlines how the three regent universities' public radio stations are serving the state, and how they are...
Feb 12, 2004
Although many universities have seen a dramatic decrease in international enrollment since 9/11, UNI has experienced an increase. In fall 2002, UNI had 366 international students, and in spring 2003 had 353. In fall 2003, the university enrolled 384 international students, and enrolled 394 in the following spring. Kristi Marchesani, assistant director of admissions/international, explained the increase. 'UNI has remained committed to the...
Feb 12, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's speech and debate teams traveled across the Midwest this past weekend, adding more trophies to their collection. On Saturday, Feb. 7, the debate team of Michelle Kelsey, a senior political communication major from Ankeny; and Eric Short, a senior general communications major from Brookings, S.D., faced their toughest competition of the year during a tournament at Northwestern University in...

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