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Feb 4, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Slop Brand Art,' a mixed media exhibition of art objects with the purpose of presenting 'art as a commodity,' will be presented by the University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art, Monday, Feb. 16 through Friday, March 5. An opening reception and performance will take place at 7 p.m., Feb. 16. Curators Brian Reeves and Adriane Herman will give a lecture Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 2 p.m. in the Kamerick Art Building, Room 111. The...
Feb 4, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Upward Bound Math and Science Program at the University of Northern Iowa is accepting applications for its summer residential program. Available from high school guidance counselors and principals, applications will be accepted until all openings are filled, although applications postmarked by Feb. 16, 2004 will be given priority. Up to 50 students will be accepted. Expanding on the success of the well-known Upward...
Feb 4, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Four UNI students recently participated in a national computer science volunteer program in Phoenix. Representing UNI in the student volunteer program of the Supercomputer 2003 contest were senior computer science major Justin Park of Dubuque, junior computer science major Eric Shook of Dunkerton, junior computer science major Andrew Friedley of Cedar Falls and graduate student Daniel Woldekirkos of South Africa. Paul Gray,...
Feb 4, 2004
The annual. 'National Girls and Women in Sports' clinic will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, in the UNI-Dome. More than 300 girls in kindergarten through sixth grade have registered for the event that celebrates the achievements and opportunities for females in athletics. Panther women athletes will instruct clinics in various sports, including soccer, volleyball, golf and swimming.
Feb 3, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host its Camp and Recreation Fair Wednesday, Feb. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Maucker Union Ballroom. The event is free and is open to all UNI, Hawkeye Community College, Upper Iowa University and Wartburg College students. The fair will feature employers from more than 50 camps, resorts and amusement parks across the United States, who are recruiting summer employees for a...
Feb 3, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾– University of Northern Iowa students may extend their educational experience past the classroom through the International Programs Offices' 'European Studies in the Humanities and Holocaust: Poland,' taking place in Poland May 11 to June 16. Students can receive four credit hours toward their general education requirements and three hours of elective credit. Credits will be counted towards 'Humanities II' and 'Studies in...
Feb 3, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The presentation and re-presentation of the Lewis-Clark expedition and the perceptions these presentations create will be the topic of the next history lecture at the University of Northern Iowa, Wednesday, Feb. 11.Jill Wagner, professor of anthropology and Native American studies at Iowa State University, will speak at 7 p.m. in Seerley Hall, Room 115. Her address, 'Marketing the Myth: Selling the Lewis-Clark Expedition...
Feb 3, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa alumni are invited to apply for a 2004 Merchant scholarship. The scholarships, open to any bachelor's degree graduate of UNI, are for graduate education at any accredited post-baccalaureate graduate or professional school. They are awarded to UNI graduates on the basis of ability, achievement, character, potential and service to society. Applications are available at http:www.uni.edu/finaid/...
Feb 2, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Spring semester enrollment at the University of Northern Iowa shows 12,396 students registered for classes, according to UNI Registrar Phil Patton. The total is a decrease of 605 students from the 2003 spring enrollment of 13,001.
Feb 1, 2004
Gov. Tom Vilsack recently predicted that Iowa's 370 districts will undergo more mergers, as school budget guarantees begin a phase-out process next fiscal year. The result will be larger schools, often-confusing strings of letters to name the new districts and, says a UNI professor of social work, an increased likelihood that students will use drugs. Katherine van Wormer is author of the book, 'Addiction Treatment: A Strengths Perspectives.' She...

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