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Middle school students completing band, Web workshops at UNI

June 24, 2003

Lori Seawel, UNI educational technology specialist, (319) 273-3086
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761
Rod Chesnutt, camp director, UNI assistant professor of music, (319) 273-2173
Jennifer Yarrow, camp management, UNI Conference and Event Services, (319) 273-6899

Creating Web Pages'

Students in the ECHOES (Every Child Has the Opportunity to Excel and Succeed) program that serves sixth-through ninth-grade students in the Waterloo and Cedar Falls Community School Districts, are completing a workshop, 'Creating Web Pages.' They will meet from 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., in Lang Hall, Room 245.

The workshop, offered by ITS-Educational Technology at UNI, has taught students how to use an HTML (HyperText Markup Language) editor to create a Web page and how to add graphics and work with digital cameras. They also learned about safety on the World Wide Web. The students will fine-tune their pages and sharing them with the class during Thursday's session.

Instructors are Jason Vetter and Lori Seawel, educational technology specialists at UNI, and Angela Meyers, a graduate assistant.

Junior Band Camp

Some 65 middle school musicians from across the state are on campus through Friday. They have been learning about conducting, sight-reading, percussion ensembles, brass and woodwind choirs and music composing, as well as performing as a mass band. The workshop is designed for students with limited marching band experience.

The workshop will conclude with a performance in the Overman Park Band Shell, from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m., Friday, June 27, as part of the Sturgis Falls celebration. There is a visual opportunity from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 26, as the band rehearses in Davis Hall.

The event is sponsored by the UNI School of Music.