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Recently, athletes gathered at the UNI-Dome to take part in events for the Special Olympics Northeast Iowa Spring Games.
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...
Nov 13, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa --The University of Northern Iowa will host a presentation by poet Ray Young Bear, 'Native American Literature and Traditional Tribal Values,' from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, in Schindler Education Center Room 246. Young Bear, who resides on the Meskwaki Tribal Settlement, is the author of several poetry collections, including 'The Rock Island Hiking Club.' Sponsors for the event are the College of Humanities and...
Nov 13, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Psi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education initiated 50 new members during the fall 2002 semester. __(Name)__, a __(classification/major)__, from __(hometown)__, was/were among the initiates. New members awarded $1,550 Psi Chapter KDP Scholarships were Anne Hoffman of Eldridge, a senior music education major; Brianna Longwill, formerly of Council Bluffs, currently...
Nov 12, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa --The next film in the University of Northern Iowa's 'Reel to Real' film series will be 'Spirit of the Dawn,' a documentary that explores the dramatic changes in Indian education from the boarding schools of the past, where children were beaten for speaking their native language in school, to the more culturally-sensitive classrooms of today. The film will be shown from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the Maucker Union...
Nov 12, 2002
The New Iowans program at the University of Northern Iowa will host a news conference at 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 18, at Ecumenical Ministries of Iowa, 3816 36th Ave., Des Moines. During the event, program leaders will present two new books designed to help employers and Christian churches work effectively with immigrants and refugees. The New Iowans program was established in 1999, to help Iowa communities, employers, churches and other...

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