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September 22, 2005 - 7:00pm

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A Solar Tour will take place from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE), located on the University of Northern Iowa campus.















According to Patricia Higby, energy educator at the CEEE, the UNI Solar Tour participants will see Iowa's first 'green' building as well as the new 900-watt photovoltaic (PV) installation, an energy-saving system that converts sunlight to electricity. The tour also features UNI's solar-powered boat and PV applications outside the Industrial Technology Center.















'Tour participants will learn how solar-powered and energy-efficient buildings and homes can save money on energy,' said Higby.















Other Iowa sites participating in the National Solar Tour are Indian Creek Nature Center in Cedar Rapids and the Spatial Designs facility in Mason City. All tours are on Oct. 1. There are no admission fees.















For more information, contact Higby at (319) 273-6012 or Patricia.Higby@uni.edu, or the American Solar Energy Society, the National Tour sponsor, at ases.org.















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September 21, 2005 - 7:00pm

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Intelligent Design' (ID), the idea that certain features on earth and in the universe are so unique they could not have evolved randomly, but had to be created by an intelligent designer, will be the focus of the first two lectures in this year's Sigma Xi Lecture Series at the University of Northern Iowa.































Guillermo Gonzalez, assistant professor of astronomy at Iowa State University and a senior fellow of the Discovery Institute, a conservative think tank that supports the study of ID, will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, in Lantz Auditorium of UNI's McCollum Science Hall. His lecture is free and open to the public.















Proponents of ID argue that ID is a scientific inference based on empirical data and, therefore, properly a branch of science, while those opposed to ID's inclusion as a science say it fails to meet the basic definition of scientific idea or theory, containing no testable way to verify its central ideas. It has become a topic of debate in the national news media.















Gonzalez will review the leading ideas proposed by ID supporters and explain why they believe ID is properly a branch of science. He will end with a brief description of the evidence for intelligent design he presents in the book 'The Privileged Planet.' He also will have copies of his DVD by the same title for sale.















Faculty members from the UNI College of Natural Sciences will be available after the talk to discuss the nature of science, as well as the scientific support for evolution by natural selection. Copies of materials on the nature of science, prepared by the National Academy of Sciences, will be available free of charge.















Paul Shand, UNI associate professor of physics, is president-elect of the UNI Sigma Xi chapter and program chair. In planning this year's programs, he said he thought it was important to get a first-hand account of ID from a proponent, rather than basing opinions on articles and other things members may have read.















'I believe this is an important opportunity for scientists to converse with Dr. Gonzalez. Since he claims ID belongs in the realms of science, then it is up to scientists to refute that claim. Since only scientists can do that, I do not believe they should walk away from this topic. That's why I invited him.'































'Because there is such public interest, I think it is important that we, as academics, better understand the arguments on this topic, so that when our students ask questions, we can respond and give them the scientific perspective,' said Maureen Clayton, UNI Sigma Xi chapter president and an associate professor of biology. 'This topic is an excellent opportunity to start a discussion about the nature of science and what things are and are not scientific. Science is, basically, built on the idea that you have to have a hypothesis that you can test. Arguments can sound compelling, but if they are not testable, they go against the nature of the pursuit of science.'































The next Sigma Xi lecture, Thursday, Oct. 27, will present the other side of the ID argument, when John Staver, professor of science education and director of the Center for Science Education at Kansas State University, will speak on 'Evolution vs. Intelligent Design: It's Time to Saddle Up and Draw a Hard Line.'















Sigma Xi, the international honor society of science and engineering, has nearly 65,000 members who are elected to membership based on their research potential or achievements. More than 500 Sigma Xi chapters in North America and around the world provide a supportive environment for interdisciplinary research at colleges and universities, industry research centers and government laboratories. Almost 200 members have won the Nobel Prize.















For more information, contact Paul Shand at (319) 273-2930 or e-mail paul.shand@uni.edu. Shand said Gonzalez's opinions in no way reflect the position of the UNI Chapter of Sigma Xi, or the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society as a whole, on this issue.















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September 20, 2005 - 7:00pm

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Theatre UNI will present 'Wonder of the World,' a critically-acclaimed comedy by David Lindsay-Abaire, Oct. 6 - 8 and 12 - 15 at 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 9 and 16 at 2 p.m., in the Strayer-Wood Theatre on the University of Northern Iowa campus.

Originally produced by the Manhattan Theatre Club in New York in 2001, 'Wonder of the World' tells the story of a young woman's journey of self-discovery that leads her to Niagara Falls.

'Wonder of the World' is directed by Jay Edelnant, UNI professor of theatre. The production features scenery by Leonard Curtis, associate professor of theatre; costumes by apparels and textiles major, Tiffany Rudd from Wausau, Wis.; lighting by Eric Lange, associate professor of theatre; sound design by Mark Parrott, staff designer; makeup and hair design by theatre major, Maura Hashman from Story City; and sophomore, Thomas White from Ames, is the stage manager.

The cast of the production includes UNI students Julianne Mason of Marshalltown, Melissa Wallace of Spencer, Mike Schminke of Fort Dodge, Tom Willoughby of Iowa City, Alisha Sanchez of Fort Madison, Tim Cahill of Marshalltown, Erin Nebel of Dubuque, and Amber Linde of White Bear Lake, Minn.

Tickets are $12 and may be purchased by calling the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office at

(319) 273-6381 or online at http://www.uni.edu/theatre. This production contains material not suitable for some audiences. For more information contact Jascenna Haislet-Carlson, Theatre UNI marketing director, at (319) 273-6387 or visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre.

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- World-class trumpeter and Grammy Award-winner Clark Terry will join students and faculty at the University of Northern Iowa for the School of Music's 24th Annual Scholarship Benefit Concert, '24 - it's magical!,' at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30.















Terry will perform with the UNI Jazz Band One in the Great Hall of the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. A jazz legend, whose career spans more than 60 years, Terry has performed with many jazz greats from Ella Fitzgerald and Doc Severinsen to Duke Ellington and Quincy Jones.















Other performances will be by the UNI Varsity Men's Glee Club, conducted by Brad Barrett; Jeffrey Brich, tenor, and Genadi Zagor, piano; the UNI Faculty String Quartet, featuring Frederick Halgedahl, Therese Fetter, Julia Trahan and Jonathan Chenoweth; Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Rebecca Burkhardt, and featuring award-winning student pianist Ivana Tjandra; UNI Wind Symphony, conducted by Ronald Johnson, with UNI Concert Chorale, UNI Chamber Singers, and Nicole Lamartine, soprano; Jean McDonald, mezzo-soprano; Jeffrey Brich, tenor; and Brad T. Barrett, baritone.















Following the concert will be a gala reception, 'Broadway and Ivories,' and a silent auction. Singers and chamber ensembles will perform in the McElroy Lobby, and internationally recognized faculty pianists Sean Botkin and Genadi Zagor, and a host of student pianists, will showcase their talents with 'A Little Night Music' in Davis Hall.















'This event features some of the best talent at UNI and the concert continues to receive standing ovations,' said John Vallentine, director of the UNI School of Music. He noted, 'Providing scholarships to talented students allows us to attract outstanding musicians to UNI. Many of these students win local, regional and international awards for performance excellence and become teachers throughout Iowa and the United States. We're a nationally and internationally recognized School of Music, but if we want to attract the best students, we must be able to provide financial assistance for them.'















'Being granted a music scholarship was, honestly, one of the best things that could have happened to me,' wrote one recipient from the class of 2005. In addition to alleviating financial concerns for herself and her family, she added, 'It helped give me more confidence in my abilities as a musician because I knew that I would not have been granted any scholarship money if I did not have a certain level of talent. It was good to know that someone was willing to invest some faith, on a financial level, in me as a musician, so that I could strive to attain whatever successes and musical goals I chose.'















Tickets are $35 ($30 is tax deductible), and may be purchased in advance at the GBPAC box office, by visiting the Web at www.tickets.uni.edu (click on UNI School of Music), or by calling (319) 273-SHOW (7469), or (877) 549-SHOW. Tickets also are available at the door.















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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Daniel Webster Law Society and the University of Northern Iowa Department of Political Science are sponsoring a panel discussion on 'Nomination, Confirmation and the Future of the U.S. Supreme Court.' The discussion will take place at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27 in Room 102 of Sabin Hall.































Donna Hoffman and Scott Peters, UNI assistant professors of political science, and John Johnson, history professor, will discuss issues surrounding recent Court vacancies and will take questions. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Scott Peters at (319) 273-2727 or at scott.peters@uni.edu.































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September 19, 2005 - 7:00pm

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Guidance Counselor Advisory Board's fall meeting and workshop will take place at UNI on Sept. 26.















UNI's Guidance Counselor Advisory Board is made up of 12 guidance counselors from small, medium and large high schools across Iowa. (name), a guidance counselor at (school) in (location), is a member of the 2005-2006 UNI Guidance Counselor Advisory Board.















The advisory board meets with UNI representatives twice a year to discuss enrollment issues such as admission requirements, financial aid and campus life. UNI staff members are able to solicit opinions and get feedback on recruitment strategies from the board members.















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September 18, 2005 - 7:00pm

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Finding the Self, Finding the World: Fiction, Memoir, and Meaning,' will be the first lecture of the 2005-06 Meryl Norton Hearst Lecture Series at the University of Northern Iowa at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26, in the Commons Slife Ballroom.































Karen McElmurray, assistant professor of English at Georgia College and State University, will deliver the lecture. She is the author of Surrendered Child: A Birth Mother's Journey, winner of the 2003 Association of Writers & Writing Programs Award Series for creative nonfiction. She is also the author of the novel Strange Birds in the Tree of Heaven, which received the 2001 Lillie D. Chaffin Award for Appalachian Writing. Her work has received awards including grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the North Carolina Arts Council, and the Kentucky Foundation for Women.































'Finding the Self, Finding the World' is the first of four lectures in the 2005-2006 Meryl Norton Hearst Lecture Series. Funding for this series is provided by the Meryl Norton Hearst Chair in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, with additional support from the Department of English Language and Literature, the Honors Program, and the Women's Studies Programs at UNI. All events are free and open to the public.































For more information contact Samuel Gladden, UNI associate professor of English, at















(319) 273-2305 or at samuel.gladden@uni.edu.































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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE) and Cedar Falls Utilities will bring the Alliant Energy Iowa Electrathon to the UNI campus on Saturday, Sept. 24. Inspections begin at 7 a.m., and the first heat of the final race of the season begins at 9:30 a.m. Races are in the parking lot across University Ave. from the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center.















The Electrathon is a program for high school and college students who design and build one-person electric cars. The race is an endurance competition in which the battery-powered car completing the most laps in one hour wins. For this unique task, students must use their math, science and technological skills to build the car. They also must use their best business and language skills to get local businesses to sponsor their team.















'In addition to the educational benefit, building these non-polluting cars gives students the chance to explore the possibility of powering vehicles using electricity instead of oil,' said Patricia Higby, energy educator at the CEEE.















For more information about the Iowa Electrathon, contact Higby at (319) 273-6012 or Patricia.Higby@uni.edu.















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Monday, Sept. 19















UNI Career Fair, from 2 to 6 p.m. in the UNI-Dome. More than 160 organizations, graduate and professionals schools will have representatives to visit with students and alumni about career opportunities, internships and continuing education during the 25th annual event. Contact: Libby Vanderwall, career events coordinator, UNI Academic Advising & Career Services, (319) 273-6857.































Earth Science Seminar, 'Geology Field Experience: Canyon City, Colo.,' at 4 p.m. in Latham 125. UNI senior geology majors Bobbi Brace and Jesse Koch will discuss last summer's field camp. Contact: Thomas Hockey, UNI professor of earth science, (319) 273-2065.































Tuesday, Sept. 20















UNI College Fair, 9 a.m., in the UNI-Dome. Contact: Amy Schipper, admissions counselor, high school recruitment, (319) 273-2281.















Some 1,600 third through sixth-grade students and their teachers from throughout Eastern and East Central Iowa will attend the Allen Hospital Kaleidoscope Series for Youth presentations of 'Willy Wonka,' at 10 a.m. in the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. Curriculum connections for this show are to literature, relationships and music. Based on Roald Dahl's children's novel. Another 3,200 will attend two additional shows Wednesday. Sept. 21, at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Contact: Janelle Darst, marketing director, Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, (319) 273-3676.















Constitution Day, 'Free Speech in the Digital Age,' will show simultaneously at 7 p.m., in three locations: 115 Seerley Hall, 109 Center for Multicultural Education and 108 Communication Arts Center. NPR's Margot Adler will host an hour-long broadcast about censorship in libraries, of textbooks and on the Internet. Contact: John Johnson, professor of history, (319) 273-7077.































'A Virtual Tour of the Russian Museum,' lecture at 7 p.m. in Kamerick Art Building 111, featuring Alexsey Boyko, chair of art education and museum pedagogy at the Russian State Pedagogical University-Herzen and 2004 recipient of the National Prize of the Russian Federation in culture and art. Reception follows the lecture. Contact: Darrell Taylor, director, UNI Gallery of Art, (319) 273-6134.















Ninth Annual Leland Wilson Chemistry Lecture presents 'A Man at Extreme Altitude: A Physician's Observations on Mt. Everest,' at 8 p.m., McCollum Science Hall 201. Dr. Charles D. Huss, emergency department physician and avid mountain climber, will describe the effects of ascent to high altitude on human physical and mental performance. The 1971 UNI grad recently returned from a climb on Mt. Everest. At 7:45 p.m., the recently installed ChemWall, an interactive periodic table in McCollum Science Hall, will be dedicated. Contact: Valerie Sarenpa, UNI Department of Chemistry, (319)















273-2437.















Wednesday, Sept. 21















'Willy Wonka' presentations at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., at Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center for Allen Hospital Kaleidoscope Series for Youth. See Tuesday, Sept. 20 entry for details.















The 32nd annual Carl Becker Memorial Lecture,' Symptomatic Politics: Banning Islamic Head Scarves in French Public Schools,' will begin at 7 p.m., in Sabin 102, featuring Joan Wallach Scott, a leading feminist historian. Scott is the Harold F. Linder Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J. Contact: Wally Hettle, UNI associate professor of history, (319) 273-2942.















Thursday, Sept. 22















Lifelong University four-week course, 'We're Going to the Opera?' from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, Classroom 30, will focus on the marriage of music to drama and listening to music of Puccini, Mozart, Verdi and Rossini. Contact: Stacey Christensen, community relations manager, UNI Office of Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-3170.































CHFA Lecture: 'The Real Mozart' will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center's Davis Hall. Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra Director Jason Weinberger will provide insight into Mozart as told through Mozart's own letters. Contact: Celeste Bembry, UNI School of Music program assistant, (319) 273-2028.















Friday, Sept. 23















UNI Entrepreneurship Day, from 9:30 a.m. to noon in Maucker Union. This conference is designed to raise awareness of entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship as options for UNI students, faculty and staff. Additional information on the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and its programs will be available. Contact: Katherine Cota-Uyar, Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center program manager, (319) 273-7350.















Saturday, Sept. 24















Birds of the Tropics, 7 p.m., University Museum, featuring Jill Trainer, UNI College of Natural Sciences. Contact: Kay Thuesen, public affairs coordinator, UNI Museum, (319) 273-2188.































UNI Child Development Center is hosting a carnival to raise money for a new playground, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Price Lab School front lawn, 1901 Campus St. Rain location: PLS Gym. Contact: Sheryl Pavelec, child development specialist, UNI Child Development Center, (319) 273-2263.















Saturday, Sept. 24 and Sunday, Sept. 25















Cedar Valley Technology Expo: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, in the UNI-Dome. Contact: James White, james@impactmt.com or (319) 266-5536.















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UNI to receive $3,500 for student activities from Target Corp.















The Maucker Union's Student Involvement & Activities Center will receive a $3,500 grant from Target Corporation to support efforts in coordinating and supporting more than 200 student organizations at the University of Northern Iowa. Crystal Pedersen, a Target corporate representative and UNI alumna, and local Target store manager Dave Fisher will present a giant check to UNI representatives at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19, in the UNI-Dome. (The presentation will be a surprise for the leadership of the SIAC, as the grant was coordinated through another office within the division.)















UNI provides leadership development opportunities and experiences for a diverse student body through the Student Involvement & Activities Center. For more information and a complete listing of UNI student organizations and co-curricular activities, visit http://www.uni.edu/maucker/siac/index.shtml.















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September 14, 2005 - 7:00pm

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'The Last Lecture Series', a program based on the premise that a professor is giving the last lecture of his or her career, will be launched by the University of Northern Iowa's Campus Activities Board (CAB) Speakers Committee at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20, in Seerley Hall's Great Reading Room. The inaugural last lecture, 'The Last Lecture I'll Ever Give: All I Really Need to Know I Learned in College,' will be delivered by John Fritch, associate professor of communication and head of the UNI Department of Communication Studies.















According to Maggie Shonrock, a senior finance major from Ames and a member of the CAB Speakers Committee, professors are free to prepare a lecture on any topic -- ranging from emotional to hilarious, but always moving and inspiring. This program provides professors with the opportunity to reflect upon their years of teaching and life experiences, and offer advice to students. The series also helps connect students with the central purpose of a college education -- the encouragement of intellectual curiosity.















Fritch is in his fourth year at UNI. Prior to coming to the university, he was the director of forensics and an associate professor at Southwest Missouri State University. Fritch currently is the director of the National Debate Tournament. His teaching and research interests include argumentation, debate, public speaking and rhetorical theory.















Refreshments will be served at each lecture.















For more information, contact Mindy Meacham, CAB Speakers Committee member, at melindam@uni.edu.















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September 13, 2005 - 7:00pm

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CEDAR FALLS -- The University of Northern Iowa, in conjunction with the Iowa Association of College Admissions Counseling, is inviting students from 32 Iowa high schools to participate in the 2005 UNI-Dome College Fair Tuesday, Sept. 20.































High school juniors and seniors, and their parents and guidance counselors, will be able to visit with representatives from more than 90 post-secondary institutions from Iowa and surrounding states during the fair, from 9 to 11 a.m., in the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls.































Students will have the opportunity to browse through alphabetically arranged displays from the visiting institutions, which include two- and four-year public and private colleges, universities, community colleges, technical and cosmetology schools, as well as the military. Career counseling and financial aid information also will be available.































For more information, contact Amy Schipper, UNI-Dome College Fair coordinator and admissions counselor, at (319) 273-2281 or Amy.Schipper@uni.edu.















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NOTE TO EDITOR: Listed below alphabetically by high school names are those schools invited to the College Fair in the UNI-Dome. If town name is not indicated in the high school name, it is given in parentheses.















HIGH SCHOOL































Alden High School















Aplington-Parkersburg High School (PARKERSBURG)















Cedar Falls High School















Clarksville High School















Columbus High School (WATERLOO)















Denver High School















Dike/New Hartford High School















Don Bosco High School (GILBERTVILLE)















Dunkerton High School















East Buchanan High School (WINTHROP)















East High School (WATERLOO)















Expo High School (WATERLOO)















Grundy Center High School















Hawkeye Community College GED Program (WATERLOO)















Hudson High School















Independence High School















Janesville High School















Jesup High School















Maquoketa Valley High School (DELHI)















Nashua-Plainfield High School (NASHUA)















New Hampton High School















North Butler High School (GREENE)















Northern University High School (CEDAR FALLS)















Tripoli High School















Union High School (LA PORTE CITY)















Valley Lutheran High School (CEDAR FALLS)















Walnut Ridge High School (WATERLOO)















Wapsie Valley High School (FAIRBANK)















Washington High School (VINTON)















Waverly-Shell Rock High School (WAVERLY)















West High School (WATERLOO)















West Delaware High School (MANCHESTER)















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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The UNI Regional Business Center and the Iowa Entrepreneurial Consortium will be hosting Fast Tracï¾®, a national training program for new and existing entrepreneurs, beginning Saturday, Sept. 24.















This eight-week comprehensive class will allow participants to explore their business concept and growth strategies, gain insight into analyzing financial statements, conduct market research, learn about financing programs and create a business plan. Each session will include classroom instruction, a discussion with an expert from the local business community, and an opportunity to network with other Cedar Valley entrepreneurs.















Classes will be held on Saturday mornings, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Sept. 24 through Nov. 12, at the UNI Regional Business Center, 212 E. 4th St., in downtown Waterloo. The fee for this comprehensive class is $199 per business. Scholarships are available.















For more information, contact the UNI RBC at (319) 236-8123, or visit www.unirbc.org.















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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Symptomatic Politics: Banning Islamic Head Scarves in French Public Schools' will be the featured topic for the University of Northern Iowa's 32nd Annual Carl L. Becker Memorial Lecture in History. Joan Wallach Scott, the Harold F. Linder Chair in the school of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J., will deliver the presentation. The lecture, sponsored by the UNI Department of History and the UNI chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21, in Sabin Hall, Room 102. The lecture is free and open to the public.































Scott's research examines modern France and has made major theoretical contributions to the field of women's history by arguing for the importance of gender as a historically viable way of fashioning social relationships. She received her bachelor of arts from Brandeis University and holds masters and doctorate degrees from the University of Wisconsin. She has held faculty positions at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Northwestern University, the University of North Carolina, and Brown University, where she was the founding director of the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women. Scott also is the author of many articles and has written and edited numerous books.































The lecture is named in honor of Carl L. Becker, who was born near Reinbeck, Iowa, and received his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin in 1907. Becker taught at various universities across the Midwest and East, and was internationally recognized as a progressive thinker, believing that historians with knowledge of the past can use it to solve problems of the present and improve human relations.































The Becker Lecture is supported by the Donald & Aileen Howard Endowment Fund. For more information about the lecture, contact Wallace Hettle, associate professor of history, at (319) 273-2942.















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September 12, 2005 - 7:00pm

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The 25th Annual University of Northern Iowa Career Fair will take place from 2 to 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 19, in the UNI-Dome.































The Career Fair is open to all UNI students and alumni. More than 150 representatives from business, industry, non-profit and government organizations, including professional and graduate schools, will participate in the event. Attendees are encouraged to bring copies of their resume to give to company and organization representatives.































'We tell students that their careers begin the day they come to UNI,' said Libby Vanderwall, UNI Academic Advising and Career Services career events coordinator. 'The fair provides students and alumni opportunities for networking, career and continuing education exploration, internships and employment. While contacts often result in employment, this isn't primarily a job fair. It's part of the education process. The goal is to help people expand their career horizons and knowledge so they can make sound choices.'































Complementing the Career Fair is Interview Day from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20, in the university's Maucker Union. More than 20 employers who attend the Career Fair will participate in the Interview Day and will build interview schedules from contacts made at the fair. Those wishing to arrange interviews must attend the Career Fair.































The Career Fair is organized and sponsored by UNI Academic Advising & Career Services. A list of participating organizations is available online at www.uni.edu/acs/. For more information, contact Libby Vanderwall, at (319) 273-6857.















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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will commemorate the nation's inaugural Constitution Day with a special presentation of 'Free Speech in the Digital Age,' on Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.































The one-hour video presentation is a debate hosted by National Public Radio's Margot Adler. The video will be shown simultaneously in three locations on the UNI campus: Center for Multicultural Education, Room 109; Communication Arts Center, Room 108; and Seerley Hall, Room 115. A 30-minute discussion led by UNI faculty will take place at each location immediately following the video.































The program will look at censorship in libraries, of textbooks and on the Internet. It also will examine the reasons for both safeguarding and limiting speech, including the protection of minors and community safety, ensuring a free marketplace of ideas, and guaranteeing democratic institutions.































The event is free and open to the public. For more information about Constitution Day, visit http://www.uscourts.gov/outreach/constitutionday.html















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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's forensics team held its annual pre-season workweek last month, before the start of fall semester classes, with 16 students from the debate and speech teams preparing for the competitive season, that begins this weekend.















Director of Forensics Jacob Thompson said the forensics squad had 10 returning members and six new recruits for the week of preparation, and 10 new members have joined the team since the beginning of the school year.. 'We look forward to an educational and successful year,' he said.















The season begins Saturday through Monday, Sept. 17-19, when the UNI debate team will host its annual Ulrich Season Opener Debate Tournament, with some 60 teams coming from dozens of colleges and universities around the nation. Among those competing will be teams from Baylor University, the University of Kansas, the University of Michigan, and Macalester College. Cate Palczewski, UNI professor of communication studies, is director of debate.















The debate topic for this year is 'Resolved: The United States Federal Government should substantially increase diplomatic and economic pressure on the People's Republic of China in one or more of the following areas: trade, human rights, weapons nonproliferation, Taiwan.'















Debates will be held Saturday and Sunday, from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m., in UNI's Lang Hall. Elimination rounds will be held throughout the day Monday at the 5 Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in Waterloo. All events are open to the public free of charge.















For more information contact Thompson at (319) 273-7200 or jacob.thompson@uni.edu.















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September 11, 2005 - 7:00pm

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Monday, Sept. 12-Saturday, Sept. 17

Diversity Week at UNI, a weeklong celebration with events, presentations, performances and exhibits revolving around the many cultures represented at UNI. Highlights include a cultural festival, keynote speakers, student panels and musical performances throughout the week, ending with the annual Native American Pow Wow on Friday and Saturday. Visit http://www.uni.edu/cme for more information. Contact: Lydia Perez Roberts, assistant director, Center for Multicultural Education, (319) 273-2250 or e-mail Lydia.Roberts@uni.edu.

Monday, Sept. 12

Multicultural Festival takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Maucker Union Courtyard. The event includes multicultural food booths, displays, student organizations, artifacts, jewelry, clothing and more. Rain site: Old Central Ballroom, Maucker Union. Contact: Mike Bobeldyk, assistant director, Maucker Union, (319) 273-5888 or go to http://fp.uni.edu/cme/divweek.htm.

Earth Science Seminar series will feature UNI geology major Breanna Hennessy, who will present 'From Brazilian Bedrock to Minnesotan Washboard Moraines: My Summer in an REU Program,' at 4 p.m. in Latham 125. Her summer in Brazil was part of a federally funded undergraduate research program. Contact: Hennesy at (319) 268-1543 or Thomas Hockey, UNI professor of astronomy, (319) 273-2065.

The Wilson Series in Business Ethics presents 'Straight from the Heart: An Iowa Ex-con Talks Business Ethics,' at 5 p.m. in 109 Curris Business Building. Iowa native Patrick Kuhse, who spent time in a federal penitentiary for illegal activities while working as stockbroker, will tell how he got involved in illegal activities and lived as a fugitive in Costa Rica before going to jail. Contact: Donna Wood, David W. Wilson Chair in Business Ethics, (319) 273-2196 or donna.wood@uni.edu.

Tuesday, Sept. 13

Diversity Week Keynote Speaker Bob Zellner will discuss 'Diversity on the Front Bridge,' at 7 p.m., in the Center for Multicultural Education (109 MAU), followed by a reception. Zellner, a civil rights legend, became one of the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee's first white staff members. He will talk about his years with the SNCC and the civil rights period emphasizing its relevance to current racial incidents and the need for multicultural diversity and racial harmony on campuses and in society. Contact: Lydia Perez Roberts, UNI CME assistant director, (319) 273-2250.

Mary Jo Loveland from Hawkeye Valley Area Agency on Aging will discuss the latest Medicare prescription drug program at noon in the College Eye Room, Maucker Union. Contact: Holly Bokelman, UNI College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, (319) 273-7961.

Theatre UNI's first Off-Hudson play reading of the season, Mark Ravenhill's 'Handbag,' will take place at 7:30 p.m., in CAC Room 108. This is a comedy of non-traditional parenthood in the age of diverse sexualities and artificial insemination. Contains strong language and sexual situations. Contact: Jascenna Haislet-Carlson, Theatre UNI director of marketing and theatre publicist, (319) 273-6387.

Wednesday, Sept. 14

First class of Lifelong University, 'Iowa Tallgrass Prairie,' from 1 to 4 p.m., in the Native Roadside Vegetation Center. The three-hour workshop will examine the ecosystem that once dominated more than 80 percent of the state's landscape. Contact: Stacey Christensen, University Marketing & Public Relations community relations manager, (319) 273-3170 or Stacey.Christensen@uni.edu.

'Different Voices: A Student Forum' will take place from 3 to 4 p.m., in the Center For Multicultural Education (109 MAU). Students from different ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientation and gender share

and answer questions on their experiences and life at a 'majority' university. Contact: Lydia Perez Roberts, UNI CME assistant director, (319) 273-2250.

As part of the teacher in-service meeting at Malcolm Price Laboratory School, Nancy Green, publisher of the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier, will give a presentation on the First Amendment, at 3 p.m., in the school's Butzier Auditorium.

Joy Cole Corning Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series presents Thomas Friedman at 7:30 p.m., in the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center Great Hall. Friedman, a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner and foreign affairs columnist for The New York Times, will speak on 'The World is Flat.' A free Q&A session at 4 p.m., also in the GBPAC, is open to the public. Contact: Jan Hanish, director, University Event Coordination, (319) 273-2383. (Sold-out; no cameras allowed during presentation.)

Wednesday, Sept. 14 and Thursday, Sept. 15

Board of Regents, State of Iowa, meeting, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Old Central Ballroom, Maucker Union. Contact: Jane Larson, special assistant to the president, (319) 273-6144.

Thursday, Sept. 15

An overview of the day-long 'UNI: A Campus of Difference ï¾™' workshop will take place from 11 a.m. to noon in the Center for Multicultural Education (109 MAU). The event assists campus community members in developing the necessary skills, knowledge and awareness to combat racism, anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry, and to build more respective, inclusive college settings. Contact: Lydia Perez Roberts, UNI CME program director, (319) 273-2250.

Lifelong University's four-week course, 'We're Going to the Opera?' at 3 p.m., in the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, Classroom 30. Contact: Stacey Christensen, University Marketing and Public Relations community relations manager, (319) 273-3170 or Stacey.Christensen@uni.edu.

'Russian Icons,' lecture by Alexsey Boyko, from 7 to 8 p.m. in Kamerick Art Building 111. Boyko is chair of art education and museum pedagogy at Russian State Pedagogical University-Herzen and 2004 recipient of the National Prize of the Russian Federation in culture and art. Contact: Darrell Taylor, UNI Gallery of Art director, (319) 273-6134.

Friday, Sept. 16

Memorial Event for former President J.W. Maucker, at 1:30 p.m., in the Old Central Ballroom, Maucker Union. Contact: Jan Hanish, director, University Event Coordination, (319) 273-2383.

Friday, Sept. 16 and Saturday, Sept. 17

Third Annual UNI Powwow in the West Gym, sponsored by the Native American Student Union, beginning at 11 a.m., both days. This event is designed to promote Native American culture by showing traditional dances, songs and drums of different Native American tribes. The Powwow includes colorful regalia, dances, food, drinks, dance competitions and vendors' booths with exhibitors offering Native American arts and crafts. Dancers from different tribes, including honored guests from Meskwaki, South Dakota, Oklahoma and Illinois, will perform traditional dances. A 'Grand Entry' will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Contact: Daria Slick, graduate assistant, Educational Leadership, Counseling and Postsecondary Education, (319) 273-6857, or http://fp.uni.edu/cme/divweek.htm

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National Assisted Living Week is Sept. 11-17, and brings the focus, once again, on the growing need for nursing homes and care facilities. Kyle Kostelecky, coordinator of the University of Northern Iowa's undergraduate gerontology program and an associate professor of family studies, recently spoke to the board of an area nursing home about the need to prepare for the Baby Boom generation as it begins retiring and seeks long-term care.















In 2011, the first of the Boomers will turn 65, with some retiring around 2008, at age 62, or before. Kostelecky says many of them may be in the retirement center/nursing home environment for 30 to 40 years or more. He says Boomers 'can be demanding and they settle for nothing. They are used to getting what they want, or they'll go elsewhere.' They will want larger rooms and living spaces, more autonomy and a place for their families to come for visits and gatherings. And, Kostelecky adds, these families may be four to five generations versus the two to three we have seen in the past.















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Kyle Kostelecky, coordinator, UNI undergraduate gerontology program, (319) 273-6083 (office); (319) 273-2814 (department office); or E-mail to















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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will present 'Coordinates: 3 Directions in Printmaking' from Monday, Sept. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 23. Aaron Wilson, UNI associate professor of art, is the curator of the exhibition, which will include new, experimental print works by Professor Wilson as well as colleagues Laura Berman of Kansas City, Mo. and Jennifer Yorke of Chicago.

Gallery talks will be given, beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, by Wilson whose talk is titled, 'Parlor' and Berman will speak on 'Printstallations and Revelations.' An opening reception will follow. On Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m., Yorke will present a gallery talk titled 'Bombshell.' All three events will take place in the Gallery proper.

The exhibition and talks are sponsored in part by the UNI Graduate College, the UNI College of Humanities and Fine Arts, the Florence Hartwig Endowment, and the Northeast Iowa Print Club.

Wilson teaches printmaking and foundations in the UNI Department of Art and has an M.F.A. from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. According to Wilson, 'Parlor' is a mixed-media installation that seeks to visually depict aspects of post-September 11th, 2001 American culture. It combines fine art printmaking processes with digital imaging technology, and sculpture.

Berman is the head of the printmaking department at the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, Mo., and has an M.F.A. from Tulane University in New Orleans. Berman states, 'My newest body of work focuses on the vocabulary of magic, illusion and conjuration and is an exploration of installation as a medium combined with hand-printed images.'

Yorke has an M.F.A. from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago, which she attended through a graduate trustee fellowship. According to Yorke, who works in the areas of printmaking, photography and bookbinding, 'I examine the tension between public space and private identity. Through manipulations of familiar images, I suggest that our public and private selves are not easily reconciled.'

All events at the UNI Gallery of Art are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday; and noon to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. The gallery is located at the northeast corner of Hudson Road and West 27th Street, on the main floor of the Kamerick Art Building. For more information, call (319) 273-3095 or visit http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery.

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa students planning to student teach during the fall 2006 semester have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a new environment both in and out of the classroom with international and out-of-state student teaching experiences.















UNI's Out-of-State & International Student Teaching program will hold informational meetings for future student teachers Sept. 19 through Sept. 23 in the Schindler Education Center (SEC). The meetings are designed to inform students about out-of-state and international student teaching, to answer questions and to prepare them for screening interviews.















Meetings will take place:















Monday, Sept. 19, noon to 1 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m. in SEC 423















Tuesday, Sept. 20, 10 to 11 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m. in SEC 406















Wednesday, Sept. 21, 9 to 10 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. in SEC 423















Thursday, Sept. 22, 10 to 11 a.m. in SEC 406 and 3 to 4 p.m. in SEC 420















Friday, Sept. 23, 9 to 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon in SEC 425















UNI has cooperating schools in more than 40 states and more than 40 countries, giving the students a global perspective and a literal world-class education, said Janey Montgomery, coordinator of the program.















Students can learn more online by visiting www.uni.edu/stdteach or calling (319) 273-2202.















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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will honor former UNI President J.W. 'Bill' Maucker, with a special memorial event at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 16, in Maucker Union's Old Central Ballroom. The event is open to the public.































Maucker, who died in July at age 92, spent two decades at UNI's helm receiving among his numerous honors, the Alexander Meiklejohn Award for Academic Freedom. The University Union opened in 1969 and was named the J.W. Maucker University Union in his honor, in 1974. Parking is available in the visitor lot north of the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, or valet parking at the circle drive of Maucker Union. A parking map is available online at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/UnionGBPACMap.jpg















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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- UNI associate professor and library instruction coordinator, Chris Neuhaus, will be the speaker of the G. Jon Hall Online GIFT Forum to be presented in the 2005 annual conference of the Iowa Communication Association (ICA). The presentation will take place in the Sturgis Room at the Cedar Falls Holiday Inn on Saturday, Sept. 17 and will run from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.















Neuhaus will deliver the presentation, 'Too Much of a Good Thing? How to Thrive, or at Least Survive, on the Internet.' The program, designed for high school classroom teachers, teachers of the speech disciplines and college instructors, is about how to better utilize search engines to help their students find needed information online. The presentation will include a demonstration and a question and answer session for the audience.































The ICA conference will take place on Friday, Sept. 16, and Saturday, Sept. 17. Admission to the conference is $30 for a two-day pass, $20 for a one-day pass, and $15 for UNI students for one or both days when they present their college ID at the Holiday Inn.































G. Jon Hall Online GIFT Forum is an annual presentation, organized by the Carl Couch Center for Social and Internet Research, to promote the utilization of online technologies in teaching. For more information about this event, please contact Chris Neuhaus at (319) 273-3718 or Mark Johns at Luther College at (563) 387-1347 or johnsmar@luther.edu.















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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Regional Business Center (RBC) will offer fall courses covering entrepreneurial training and QuickBooks Pro software training at the RBC office, 212 E. Fourth St., in downtown Waterloo.















'Smart Start,' an entrepreneurial training course, will be offered from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14, Tuesday, Oct. 11, Wednesday, Nov. 16 and Wednesday, Dec. 14; and from noon to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27, Tuesday, Oct. 25 and Tuesday, Nov. 29. This 90-minute course will cover the basics of business legalities, business plans, financial plans, commercial bank financing and state financial assistance programs. The course will be taught by RBC counselors, and the cost to attend is $15.















'Fast Trac Planning Entrepreneurial Training' will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, beginning Sept. 24 and continuing through Nov. 12. Through classroom instruction, discussion with local business experts and hands-on business planning, this eight-session training course will thoroughly discuss how to start, manage, and grow a business. Instructors for this course are Kathy and Don Frey, Certified Fast Trac trainers. The cost is $199 per business.















The RBC will offer a series of QuickBooks workshops taught by Judy Schindel, Certified QuickBooks trainer, Gary L. Karr, CPA.















'QuickBooks Pro for Beginner Users' is a three-session class ideal for those who are just getting started with the software. Each session will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Oct. 19, Friday, Oct. 21, and Friday, Oct. 28. This course will focus primarily on the basics of QuickBooks Pro including setting preferences, establishing charts of accounts, entering invoices and bills, and how to create basic financial statements. Training will move at a pace comfortable for those new to the software. Participants will benefit from hands-on training and a small class size. The cost is $189 per person and includes materials.































'QuickBooks Pro - Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable & Sales Tax' will meet over two sessions, from 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Nov. 2 and 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, Nov. 11. This course will cover sales orders, estimates, progress billing, invoicing, receiving payments, creating and applying credits, setting up sales tax items, sales tax liability reports, entering and paying bills, discounts and credits using the QuickBooks Pro software. Cost for this course is $147 per person. If taken in conjunction with 'QuickBooks Pro- Payroll,' cost is $215.















'QuickBooks Pro - Payroll' will meet over two sessions, from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday, Nov. 4 and at 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, Nov. 11. Topics covered include entering payroll items, creating paychecks, processing reports for payroll tax liabilities, paying payroll liabilities, 941 preparation, 940 preparation, W-2's, 1099 set up and preparation. Cost for this course is $147 per person. If taken in conjunction with 'QuickBooks Pro - Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable & Sales Tax,' cost is $215.















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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Theatre UNI will present its first Off-Hudson play reading of Mark Ravenhill's 'Handbag,' a comedy of non-traditional parenthood in an age of diverse sexualities and artificial insemination.

The performance will take place Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 7:30 p.m., in Room 108 of the Communication Arts Center on the UNI campus. Admission is free. The performance contains strong language and sexual situations. For more information, contact Theatre UNI marketing director, Jascenna Haislet-Carlson at (319) 273-6387, or visit www.uni.edu/theatre.

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Diversity Week will take place on the University of Northern Iowa campus Sunday, Sept. 11 through Saturday, Sept. 17. The event will celebrate the social issues, customs and entertainment of different cultures. Daily events throughout Diversity Week include:















ユ Sunday, Sept. 11, Candlelight Vigil. A candlelight vigil remembering the victims of the 9-11 tragedies of 2001 and the Hurricane Katrina disaster, Memorial Garden on the east side of Maucker Union, 7 p.m.















ユ Monday, Sept. 12, UNI Multicultural Festival. A variety of multicultural food booths, student organizations, artifacts, jewelry, clothing and more on display. Maucker Union Courtyard, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.















ユ Tuesday, Sept. 13, Diversity Week Film Series. '30-Minute Blue Eyes,' a film designed to shock people out of their complacency and realize that racism is alive and well in America. Refreshments provided. Room 109 in the Center for Multicultural Education (CME), 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.















ユ Tuesday, Sept. 13, Diversity Week keynote speaker, Bob Zellner will discuss 'Diversity on the Front Bridge,' at 7 p.m. in Room 109 CME. As a young white college student in 1961, Zellner became one of the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee's (SNCC) first white staff members. After meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., for a research project, a 38-foot cross was burned on the lawn of his dormitory. He was later asked to leave Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Ala. as punishment for breaking the city's segregation laws. Zellner will discuss his years with the SNCC and the civil rights period emphasizing its relevance to current racial incidents and the need for multicultural diversity and racial harmony on campuses and in society. A reception will follow the presentation.















ユ Wednesday, Sept. 14, Diversity Week Film Series. 'Talking About Race,' a film covering topics of self-separation of ethnic groups, the climate toward talking about race on campus, discrimination, and affirmative action, will be shown at noon in Room 109 CME. Refreshments provided.















ユ Wednesday, Sept. 14, 'Different Voices: A Student Forum,' from 3 to 4 p.m. will provide an interactive discussion for students from different ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientation, and gender share and answer questions about their university. Room 109 CME.















ユ Thursday, Sept. 15, 'UNI: A Campus of Difference.' A preview of what can be discovered at upcoming 'A Campus of Difference' (ACOD) sessions, 11 a.m. to noon, Room 109 CME. ACOD assists campus and community members in developing the necessary skills, knowledge and awareness to combat racism, anti-semitism, and other forms of bigotry and to build more respective, inclusive college campuses.















ユ Thursday, Sept. 15, Diversity Week Film Series. 'Not in Our Town,' a film which tells the uplifting story of how residents of Billings, Mont., joined together when their neighbors were threatened by white supremacists. Room 109 CME at 12:30 p.m.















ユ Thursday, Sept. 15, 'Unlikely Partners.' A program designed to facilitate personal interactions between individuals who ordinarily may not interact. The purpose is to nurture cross-cultural awareness and connection.















ユ Friday, Sept. 16 and Saturday, Sept. 17, Native American Powwow. The UNI Native American Student Union (NASU) will host the third annual UNI Powwow in the West Gym. NASU promotes Native American culture by showing traditional dances, songs, and drums of different Native American tribes as a cultural experience for UNI students, staff, and community members. The Powwow consists of food and vending, beginning at 11 a.m. both days and a grand entry at 7 p.m. Friday and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $4 for one day or $6 for both Friday and Saturday for adults 18 and older; $2.50 for one day or $4 for both days for students ages 5 to 17; and free for children 4 and under and UNI students with their college ID.















For more information on Diversity Week, contact Lydia Perez Roberts, assistant director,















Center for Multicultural Education at (319) 273-2250 or visit http://fp.uni.edu/cme/divweek.htm.















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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Large windows and an open design have always allowed the sun to naturally light much of the University of Northern Iowa's Center for Energy & Environmental Education (CEEE) since it opened in 1994. But since May, sunlight has also provided the CEEE with renewable energy through a photovoltaic (PV) display. The display converts sunlight to electricity and has the potential to save the university more than 8,000 pounds of coal each year.































The PV display was a senior project for industrial technology majors Dustin Vercande of Brooklyn, Iowa, and Cory Fees of Urbandale. They worked with project coordinators Recayi Pecen, UNI associate professor of electrical and information engineering technology, Patricia Higby, CEEE energy educator, and Dave Andersen, maintenance/support coordinator for the UNI Physical Plant, to create this educational display with funding from the Pella Rollscreen Foundation and the Iowa Energy Center.















There are 12 PV panels mounted on three separate freestanding racks south of the CEEE. The location and the panel angle allow for maximum sun exposure. The power created from the PV display is tied to the building's existing power grid via a DC/AC inverter and can provide up to six kilowatt-hours per day of zero-emission electricity to the CEEE.















'It's about enough to power a microwave or six 100-watt light bulbs,' Higby said. 'It's not a lot, but it's a great start.















'The way this system was built allows for future expansion. We should be able to triple the number of solar collectors in the future, with no change to the wiring or structure. All we'll need is a little more funding or a company to donate some photovoltaics to test.'















The PV display has a self-monitoring system with a digital readout for real-time readings of power output. Campus tours of the project and outreach programs are in the works for the 2005-2006 school year, according to Pecen. There also are plans for Internet-based monitoring of the energy input from the PV system and the creation of an informational display for the CEEE lobby before the National Solar Tour, which will be at UNI on Oct. 1.































'From large power plants to tiny solar panels, solar electric power is used in cities and rural villages around the world,' Pecen said. 'This project is a gift of a zero-emission electrical source to UNI and to Cedar Falls.'















UNI currently receives a large portion of its energy from the coal-fired power plant west of Hudson Road. Tom Richtsmeier, assistant director of Energy Services at UNI, says PV, solar and wind energy are not yet financially viable to implement campus-wide, but UNI has requested funding to investigate the use of alternate fuels.















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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa --The music department of Malcolm Price Laboratory School/Northern University High School will hold a car wash fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at five sites in Cedar Falls and Waterloo.















Proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to purchase instruments and music, and support future performance trips, including the May 2006 High School Band/Choir/Orchestra trip. Pledges are being collected for each car washed and donations will be accepted at the car wash sites.















Car wash locations are: University Avenue K-Mart in Waterloo; Spencer Orthodontics, 4113 University Ave.; Advance Auto Parts, 6200 University Ave.; Tuffy's at 2322 Main St. (Seerley Blvd. & Main St.); and Family Video at Valley Park Drive & Waterloo Road.















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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Man at Extreme Altitude: A Physician's Observations on Mt. Everest' will be the topic for the ninth annual Leland Wilson Chemistry Lecture at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20, in McCollum Science Hall 201 at the University of Northern Iowa. Dr. Charles D. Huss, an emergency department physician and avid mountain climber, will deliver the lecture.















A 1971 UNI alumnus, Huss is a staff emergency department physician at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City and a clinical professor in the department of family medicine and emergency medicine at the University of Iowa. He recently returned from a climb on Mt. Everest and has also climbed the highest peak in 14 countries and the highest 100 peaks in Colorado. His lecture, which is open to the public and free of charge, will focus on the effects of ascent to high altitude on human physical and mental performance.















The lecture will be preceded by a dinner, which will begin with a social hour at 5:30 p.m., in the Georgian Lounge of the UNI Commons. For reservations to the dinner, at $20 per person, call Valerie Sarenpa at (319) 273-2437, by Monday, Sept. 12.















Shortly before the lecture, at 7:45 p.m., ChemWall, the recently installed interactive periodic table in the McCollum Science Hall addition, will be dedicated. ChemWall is a high-tech way for students to find out what chemistry involves.















Leland Wilson, the first head of UNI's chemistry department, had a profound impact on many students who studied chemistry during the more than 20 years he was in the department, according to Shoshanna Coon, interim head of chemistry at UNI. The Leland Wilson Lecture Series was initiated in 1997 by colleagues, family and former students, to honor Wilson's many contributions to the Department of Chemistry and the UNI community.















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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Students at Charles City High School in Charles City will have the opportunity to visit with Kirk Pohlman from the University of Northern Iowa's Office of Admissions on Monday, Sept. 19. From 12:30 to 1:15 p.m., Pohlman will be available to answer questions and visit with local high school students about the world-class education, personalized experiences and lifetime of opportunities available at UNI.















Students can learn more about UNI by scheduling an on-campus visit through the UNI Office of Admissions at (319) 273-2281, or by visiting the Personalized Admissions Web site (PAWS) to get a taste of life at UNI. Through PAWS, available at www.uni.edu/paws, online visitors can explore majors, find clubs to join, see what scholarships are available, and much more.















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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Students at Jefferson-Scranton High School in Jefferson will have the opportunity to visit with Jami Beck from the University of Northern Iowa's Office of Admissions on Wednesday, Sept. 21. From 8 to 8:45 a.m. Beck will be available to answer questions and visit with local high school students about the world-class education, personalized experiences and lifetime of opportunities available at UNI.















Students can learn more about UNI by scheduling an on-campus visit through the UNI Office of Admissions at (319) 273-2281, or by visiting the Personalized Admissions Web site (PAWS) to get a taste of life at UNI. Through PAWS, available at www.uni.edu/paws, online visitors can explore majors, find clubs to join, see what scholarships are available, and much more.















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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Students at Odebolt-Arthur High School in Odebolt will have the opportunity to visit with Jamie Beck from the University of Northern Iowa's Office of Admissions on Wednesday, Sept. 21. From 10:15 to 10:45 a.m., Beck will be available to answer questions and visit with local high school students about the world-class education, personalized experiences and lifetime of opportunities available at UNI.















Students can learn more about UNI by scheduling an on-campus visit through the UNI Office of Admissions at (319) 273-2281, or by visiting the Personalized Admissions Web site (PAWS) to get a taste of life at UNI. Through PAWS, available at www.uni.edu/paws, online visitors can explore majors, find clubs to join, see what scholarships are available, and much more.















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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Students at Osage High School in Osage will have the opportunity to visit with Kirk Pohlman from the University of Northern Iowa's Office of Admissions on Wednesday, Sept. 21. From 2 to 3 p.m. Pohlman will be available to answer questions and visit with local high school students about the world-class education, personalized experiences and lifetime of opportunities available at UNI.















Students can learn more about UNI by scheduling an on-campus visit through the UNI Office of Admissions at (319) 273-2281, or by visiting the Personalized Admissions Web site (PAWS) to get a taste of life at UNI. Through PAWS, available at www.uni.edu/paws, online visitors can explore majors, find clubs to join, see what scholarships are available, and much more.















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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Students at Pocahontas Area High School in Pocahontas will have the opportunity to visit with Jami Beck from the University of Northern Iowa's Office of Admissions on Wednesday, Sept. 21. From 1 to 1:45 p.m., Beck will be available to answer questions and visit with local high school students about the world-class education, personalized experiences and lifetime of opportunities available at UNI.















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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Students at Riceville High School in Riceville will have the opportunity to visit with Kirk Pohlman from the University of Northern Iowa's Office of Admissions on Wednesday, Sept. 21. From 9 to 10 a.m., Pohlman will be available to answer questions and visit with local high school students about the world-class education, personalized experiences and lifetime of opportunities available at UNI.















Students can learn more about UNI by scheduling an on-campus visit through the UNI Office of Admissions at (319) 273-2281, or by visiting the Personalized Admissions Web site (PAWS) to get a taste of life at UNI. Through PAWS, available at www.uni.edu/paws, online visitors can explore majors, find clubs to join, see what scholarships are available, and much more.















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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Students at Sac Community High School in Sac City will have the opportunity to visit with Jami Beck from the University of Northern Iowa's Office of Admissions on Wednesday, Sept. 21. From 11:10 to 11:40 a.m., Beck will be available to answer questions and visit with local high school students about the world-class education, personalized experiences and lifetime of opportunities available at UNI.















Students can learn more about UNI by scheduling an on-campus visit through the UNI Office of Admissions at (319) 273-2281, or by visiting the Personalized Admissions Web site (PAWS) to get a taste of life at UNI. Through PAWS, available at www.uni.edu/paws, online visitors can explore majors, find clubs to join, see what scholarships are available, and much more.















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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Students at St. Ansgar High School in St. Ansgar will have the opportunity to visit with Kirk Pohlman from the University of Northern Iowa's Office of Admissions on Wednesday, Sept. 21. From 11:45 a.m. to 12:35 p.m., Pohlman will be available to answer questions and visit with local high school students about the world-class education, personalized experiences and lifetime of opportunities available at UNI.















Students can learn more about UNI by scheduling an on-campus visit through the UNI Office of Admissions at (319) 273-2281, or by visiting the Personalized Admissions Web site (PAWS) to get a taste of life at UNI. Through PAWS, available at www.uni.edu/paws, online visitors can explore majors, find clubs to join, see what scholarships are available, and much more.















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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Enrollment of new freshmen, new transfers and new graduate students is up 183 students at the University of Northern Iowa as the institution reports its official 2005 fall semester enrollment figures.















Calculated on students enrolled through the end of the second week of class, UNI's count shows an increase of 37 new freshmen, 121 new transfers and 25 new graduate students. UNI's official fall enrollment stands at 12,513.















'We have initiated new recruitment efforts, and students and their parents have responded to them, recognizing our quality by choosing UNI,' said UNI President Robert Koob. 'We have worked hard to make sure that all Iowa students understand that a UNI education is affordable, accessible and a good investment.'















'Our increase in new students is a positive change compared to the declining trend over the last four years, and shows that our recruitment efforts, despite smaller numbers of available students, have increased our market share,' said UNI Registrar Philip Patton.















Among other statistics Patton cited, non-resident enrollment is up by 82 students, for a total of 1,113, including an increase of 30 international students. Non-resident enrollment as a percentage of total enrollment increased from 8.0 to 8.9 percent.















The fall 2004 official enrollment was 12,824. Officials noted UNI awarded 3,176 degrees during the 2004-2005 academic year, the highest number of degrees in its history awarded in a single year, thus contributing to a decrease in the number of returning students.















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Tuesday, Sept. 6

'The Magic Web: The Tropical Rainforest of Barro Colorado Island' exhibit, through Sunday, Dec. 4, University Museum. This exhibit explores the beauty, variety and complexity of tropical ecosystems through the photography of ecologist Christian Ziegler. Contact: Kay Thuesen, public affairs coordinator, UNI Museums & Collections, (319) 273-2188.

'Mary Snyder Behrens: New Work' exhibit, through Friday, Sept. 16, UNI Gallery of Art. Snyder Behrens is an Iowa-based artist working in assemblage and collage media. Contact: Darrell Taylor, director of the UNI Gallery of Art, (319) 273-3095, or e-mail GalleryofArt@uni.edu.

Wednesday, Sept. 7

Volunteer Fair 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Sponsored by UNI Academic Advising & Career Services' Volunteer UNI program. Representatives from more than 70 non-profit agencies will be on campus seeking volunteers for both short-term and semester-long volunteer opportunities. Contact: Susie Schwieger, (319) 273-6857 or E-mail: volunteer@uni.edu.

A lecture on 'Intergenerational Justice and Global Environmental Change: What Kind of World Do We Owe to Our Children and Theirs?' will be delivered at 3:30 p.m., in 115 Seerley Hall, by Clark Wolf, professor and director of bioethics at Iowa State University. Wolf will address how our individual actions and lifestyle choices affect the lives of later generations. Sponsored by Department of Philosophy and Religion. Contact: Betty DeBerg, professor of religion, (319) 273-6221.

Theatre UNI will host a presentation by Director Jay Edelnant, UNI professor of theatre, and the production designers for the comedy 'Wonders of the World,' at 6:30 p.m. in the Bertha Martin Theatre. They will discuss their vision for bringing Niagara Falls to the Bertha Martin stage. 'Wonders of the World' will be presented Oct. 6-9 and 12-16.

Thursday, Sept. 8

'Cats on Main,' 5 to7 p.m., 300 and 400 blocks of Main Street, Cedar Falls. A fall sports showcase and community pep rally, featuring football coach Mark Farley, UNI and NU High football teams, the UNI Pep Band, mascot T.C., cheerleaders and pom squads. Contact: Mary Taylor, University Marketing & Pubic Relations, (319) 273-2761.

'Community Conversations: Portable Health Care,' 6:30 to 8 p.m., University Book & Supply Panther Pause Caf�. This is the third of three community events designed to create awareness and understanding of Thomas Friedman's new book, 'The World is Flat.' Rick Seidler, CEO, Allen Hospital, and Susan Koch, UNI associate provost and dean of the Graduate College, will lead this discussion. Friedman will speak at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center as part of the Joy Cole Corning Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series. Free tickets are Contact: Stacey Christensen, (319) 273-3170 or E-mail: stacey.christensen@uni.edu.

Friday, Sept. 9

Chubby Checker & the Wildcats: 7:30 pm, Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. Sponsored by Cool 105.7, i wireless and Lincoln Savings Bank. Chubby Checker, 'the King of the TWIST,' has been packing in crowds and pleasing audiences of all ages for more than four decades. A pre-show sock hop with '50s music, cars, food and fun, will start at 6:15 p.m. Poodle skirts and blue jeans encouraged as audience members 'twist the night away' in the lobby. Contact: Janelle Barnett, (319) 273-3676 or E-mail janelle.barnett@uni.edu.

Saturday, Sept. 10

According to recent national news reports, ballroom dancing is making a comeback among people of all ages. Ballroom dance and swing lessons will be offered in two workshops by the UNI Folk and Ballroom Dancers, in the UNI Commons Ballroom. 'Beginning Swing Workshop' will be held from 4 to 4:45 p.m., followed by the 'Intermediate Swing Workshop,' from 5 to 5:45 p.m., and a dance from 8 p.m. to midnight. The event is co-sponsored by the Cedar Valley Dance Club. Contact: Kathleen Kerr, UNI professor of physical education and dance, (319) 273-6195 or E-mail Kerr@uni.edu.

Sunday, Sept. 11

Candlelight Vigil, in remembrance of the 9/11 tragedy and the Hurricane Katrina disaster, 7 p.m., Memorial Garden, east side of Maucker Union. Contact: Lydia Perez Roberts, 319-273-2250 or E-mail Lydia.Roberts@uni.edu.

Sunday, 9/11/05 - Saturday, 9/17/05

Diversity Week at UNI: A week-long celebration to promote cross-cultural awareness and appreciation; to address barriers to social justice, equality and equity; and to foster change toward a more inclusive pluralistic community. A number of events, presentations, movies, performances and exhibits, revolving around the many cultures represented at UNI, will be held throughout the week, ending with the annual Native American Pow Wow on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16 and 17. More information is available at http://www.uni.edu/cme. Contact: Lydia Perez Roberts at (319) 273-2250, or E-mail Lydia.Roberts@uni.edu.

Monday, Sept. 12

Multicultural Festival, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Maucker Union Courtyard. Food, friends and fun from around the world. Part of UNI Diversity Week activities. Rain site: Old Central Ballroom, Maucker Union. Contact: Lydia Perez Roberts, 319-273-2250 or E-mail Lydia.Roberts@uni.edu.

Earth Science Seminar: 'From Brazilian Bedrock to Minnesotan Washboard Moraines: My Summer in an REU Program,' will be presented by Breanna Hennessy, a UNI geology major in the bachelor of science program, at 4 p.m., in 125 Latham Hall. She was one of only 12 students in the nation to be selected for the NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU).' Contact: Thomas Hockey, UNI professor of astronomy, (319) 273-2065, or Hennessy at (319) 268-1543.

'Straight From the Heart: an Iowa Ex-con Talks Business Ethics' will be presented at 5 p.m., in 109 Curris Business Building, as part of The Wilson Series in Business Ethics. Patrick Kuhse, who spent time in a federal penitentiary for illegal activities while working as a stockbroker, will discuss the faulty thought processes that can trap an unsuspecting young professional. Contact: Donna Wood, UNI professor of management, and David W. Wilson Chair in Business Ethics, (319) 273-2196.

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾– The University of Northern Iowa's annual volunteer fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7, in the Old Central Ballroom in Maucker Union.















The event, offering students service opportunities within the Cedar Valley, is hosted by Volunteer UNI of UNI's Academic Advising & Career Services. More than 70 non-profit organizations are expected to attend the fair, an event that draws nearly 500 students each year.















Non-profit organizations will provide a wide range of volunteer opportunities for students and student organizations interested in social services, educational and youth services, health promotion, arts and culture, legal and judicial services, environmental and animal services, marketing and public relations services and office services.















College students continue to be more civically engaged. The time they spent volunteering last year was worth $4.45 billion to the communities they served, according to a survey report released by Campus Compact, a nonprofit group that advocates student involvement in public service.















For a complete listing of organizations at the fair, visit www.uni.edu/acs or contact Jinger Bremer, Volunteer UNI coordinator, UNI Academic & Career Services, at (319) 273-6857.















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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- From an idyllic boyhood on a Grundy Center farm, to life on the run, to a federal penitentiary sentence, Patrick Kuhse has learned a thing or two about business ethics. At 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 12, the University of Northern Iowa Wilson Series in Business Ethics will host a seminar featuring Kuhse. His lecture, 'Straight From the Heart: An Iowa Ex-Con Talks Business Ethics,' will take place in the Curris Business Building, Room 109.































Kuhse, an Iowa native and former financial planner and stockbroker in California, became involved in major illegal activities, and eventually lived as a fugitive in the jungles of Costa Rica before being incarcerated.















He now travels throughout the United States speaking to students and business professionals about his story and the dilemmas that can too easily trap the unsuspecting young professional.















His presentation emphasizes how to recognize the warning signs before it's too late.















'Each of us is faced with moral and ethical dilemmas every day. At times ethics can be a















moving target that hides behind the seductive siren of greed. I will show the warning signs and preventive techniques to keep a moral compass pointing true north,' said Kuhse.















The event is free and open to the public. For more information and to request a parking pass, contact Donna Wood at the UNI College of Business Administration, (319) 273-2196 or donna.wood@uni.edu.















The event host is UNI professor, Donna J. Wood who holds the David W. Wilson Chair in Business Ethics, Iowa's only endowed chair in business ethics. This is the university's first-ever joint endowed chair, bringing together the Colleges of Business Administration and Humanities & Fine Arts. The chair was established through a $1 million gift from university alumnus and Laguna, Calif., resident David W. Wilson, president and owner of the one of the largest privately owned automotive groups in the country. Wilson graduated from UNI in 1970 with a B.A. in philosophy.















Wood holds a joint appointment in the Management Department of the College of Business Administration and the Department of Philosophy & Religion in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. Her next book, to be released in fall 2005, is Global Business Citizenship: Transformative Ethics and Sustainable Capitalism.















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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Clark Wolf, director of bioethics at Iowa State University, will present 'Intergenerational Justice and Global Change: What Kind of Change Do We Owe to Our Children and Theirs?' at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7, in Room 115 of Seerley Hall at the University of Northern Iowa.































Wolf will discuss how individual actions contribute to large-scale environmental changes, how individual actions and lifestyle choices affect the lives of later generations, and how to understand what the current generation owes to the future. The presentation will describe some aspects of global environmental change and the ways in which individual and collective human activities contribute to them. Wolf will argue that we have obligations of justice to protect resources and environmental system, and to slow the rate of environmental degradation.































'Dr. Wolf will discuss family values from an environmental perspective. As parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles, we want to leave the world in good shape for generations of children to come,' says Betty DeBerg, UNI department head, philosophy and religion.















'Intergenerational Justice and Global Change: What Kind of Change Do We Want Owe to Our Children and Theirs,' is sponsored by the UNI Department of Philosophy and Religion.















The presentation is free and open to the public.















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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Waste Reduction: Addressing the Overlooked 'R,' a one-hour University of Northern Iowa graduate-credit course, will take place at the Hurstville Interpretive Center near Maquoketa. The workshop will run 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5; and 6 to 9:30 p.m., Thursday, April 6.















A limited number of free registrations will be available to kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers, thanks to the generous support of local solid waste agencies according to Susan Salterberg at the UNI Center for Energy & Environmental Education (CEEE).































Visit www.uni.edu/ceee/wastereduction/workshop for information, or contact Salterberg for details at (319) 337-4816, (319)273-2573 or salterberg@uni.edu.































A $50 fee will be charged to those not receiving a free registration. The course is offered through UNI Science Education and the CEEE in the UNI College of Natural Sciences.















UNI is able to offer the graduate credit and about $75 of materials to each participant through grants from the Resource Enhancement and Protection Conservation Education Program and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Solid Waste Alternatives Program. Other supporters include the Cedar Rapids-Linn County Solid Waste Agency, Clinton County Area Solid Waste Agency, Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency, Jackson County Conservation Board, Jackson County Sanitary Disposal Agency and the Waste Commission of Scott County.















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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa has announced its Student Telecounseling Admissions Representatives (STARs).















__(Name)__ of __(Hometown)__, a __(classification)__ majoring in __(major)__, is a member of STARs.















STARs are a group of current UNI students from a wide variety of majors and backgrounds. They call prospective students and host online chats at every step of the admissions process to provide information regarding important deadlines, campus visits and life as a UNI student. The STARs relate their personal experiences and build relationships with prospective students. In an effort to communicate with all prospective students, the STARs attempt between 40,000 and 50,000 calls each year. They call Sundays from 1 to 8 p.m. and from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.















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Monday, Aug. 29















'The Magic Web: The Tropical Rainforest of Barro Colorado Island' exhibit, through Sunday, Dec. 4, University Museum. This exhibit explores the beauty, variety and complexity of tropical ecosystems through the photography of ecologist Christian Ziegler. Contact: Kay Thuesen, public affairs coordinator, UNI Museums & Collections, (319) 273-2188.















'Mary Snyder Behrens: New Work' exhibit, through Friday, Sept. 16, UNI Gallery of Art. Snyder Behrens is an Iowa-based artist working in assemblage and collage media. Contact: Darrell Taylor, director of the UNI Gallery of Art, (319) 273-3095, or e-mail GalleryofArt@uni.edu.















Tuesday, Aug. 30















Lecture, 'America and the Holocaust: Rescue Efforts,' at 7 p.m. in Seerley 115 featuring Severin Hochberg, senior historian at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Sponsored by the UNI Department of History lecture series and co-sponsored by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Contact: Sara Kimble, UNI assistant professor of history, (319) 273-3229, or Sara.Kimble@uni.edu.















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The UNI Celtic Club sponsors Celtic music sessions the first Friday of the month, September through May, beginning at 7 p.m., at the Vibe Coffeeshop, 909 W. 23rd St. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/dance/ceili.htm.















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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Olya Stuber, a 2004 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa with a master of accounting (M.Acc.) degree, has been named a recipient of an Elijah Watt Sells Award for 2004 from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). She is one of 10 in the nation, from more than 50,000 examinees.































The award was established in 1927 to honor outstanding performers on the Uniform CPA Examination and, for 2004, is being given to the 10 individual high scorers on the exam who completed all four parts of the exam during the 2004 calendar year. There is no designation of where the 10 individuals score relative to each other.































'The accounting faculty is pleased that Olya has received this significant honor, but not at all surprised at her achievement,' said Marty Wartick, UNI associate professor and acting head of accounting. 'Olya was an outstanding student in all of her classes, and we all knew that she would continue to excel upon leaving UNI.'































Born in Russia, Stuber received a bachelor's degree in international business from the Far East State Academy of Economics in Vladivostok, Russia, in 2000. She worked for an insurance company there, before coming to the United States to pursue her accounting degree. She also worked as a member service representative, and then internal auditor, for John Deere Community Credit Union while pursuing her UNI degree.































Stuber is working in the international tax services group of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Minneapolis.































'My goal was to pass the CPA exam, not to receive an award, ' says Stuber, adding, 'The fact that so many UNI graduates consistently score high on the CPA [exam] only shows how good the UNI accounting department is. The dedication and enthusiasm of the professors inspired me to study hard and, at some point, even made me think that accounting can be fun.































'I see the results of my education at my work every day, and I am grateful to the UNI accounting department for opening so many opportunities for me.'















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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Five students at the University of Northern Iowa have been named recipients of the 2005 Students First Campaign Scholarship. The scholarship awards $1,000 to students based on talent, opportunity and financial need.















_ (Name)_ of _ (Hometown) _ is among the students that received the Students First Scholarship. He/She is a graduate of _ (High School) _.















Students eligible to receive this award include current UNI undergraduates, new freshman, and new transfers.















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NOTE TO EDITOR: Following is a list of recipients in alphabetical order by hometown within states (Iowa residents listed first), followed by their name and high school. Please check the list for students from your coverage area.















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CEDAR FALLS Brian Aldrich, Cedar Falls High School















Julie Baldwin, Cedar Falls High School















MASON CITY Shannon Weaton, Mason City High School















DES MOINES Christie Kafer, Hoover High School















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SAINT LOUIS, MO. Megan Gallagher, Oakville Senior High School















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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Traffic flow and parking around the UNI-Dome have changed to accommodate McLeod Center construction and the redesign of Nebraska Street.















Parking for the general public is available in the lot north of the UNI-Dome. General-admission ticket holders can enter through the UNI-Dome's northeast entrance. Athletic Club members have reserved parking in the parking lot west of the UNI-Dome or south of 27th Street. Handicap-accessible parking for those with tickets in the west bleachers, sections K through S, is available in the parking lot west of the UNI-Dome. Handicap-accessible parking for those with tickets in the east bleachers, sections A through J, is available in the metered parking lot west of the Wellness/Recreation Center. Meter fees in the WRC lot will not be enforced for game parking. UNI-Dome officials encourage early arrival for handicap-accessible parking.















The University of Northern Iowa Panthers football team opens its season at the UNI-Dome at 7:05 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, against the Drake Bulldogs.















The UNI-Dome opens 90 minutes before kick-off, and tailgating is allowed four hours before game time. Tailgaters are not allowed to have kegs, bottles or open flames. Tailgating ends at kick-off.















UNI students receive free admission to UNI athletic events with a valid student ID. Students should use the northeast or southeast UNI-Dome entrances.















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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa has received a financial boost from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for small-scale scientific research that could have a big impact on magnetic technology used every day.















Paul Shand, UNI professor of physics, received $123,000 from the NSF as a part of a collaborative research effort with the University of Nebraska to investigate 'Magnetic Properties of Disordered Rare-Earth Nanostructures.' Shand and his team will study crystals to find how disorder at the atomic level affects the crystals' magnetic properties. The information gained may help scientists design magnetic materials with specific properties by controlling the type and amount of disorder within the crystal, Shand said.















'Permanent magnets are used in electric motors, which in turn are used in a number of commercial appliances like washing machines, dryers, blenders and computer disk drives. They also are used in hybrid gas/electric vehicles, which are becoming increasingly popular in efforts to reduce gasoline consumption,' Shand said. 'If the magnets are more powerful, they can be made smaller so the motors can be more compact and efficient.'















The scientists will look at disorder on a scale of about one nanometer, which is several atoms wide. For perspective, a nanometer is one-billionth of a meter, and a human hair is about 80,000 nanometers thick according to the National Nanotechnology Initiative, a federal research and development program.















This three-year project will support one physics undergraduate student at UNI, and Shand will integrate magnetic experiments and research experience into UNI's Upward Bound Math & Science activities.















The National Nanotechnology Initiative predicts that nanotechnology has the potential to change the economy and improve the standard of living in the same way information technology has impacted lives in the past two decades.















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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa is committed to serving Iowa's communities by sharing the expertise of faculty and staff. The UNI Speakers Bureau offers more than 175 presentations. Topics include professional development, health and well-being, leadership, cultural studies, education, career services, Iowa history, performing arts, and more.















Business and community organizations interested in scheduling a speaker can contact the Office of University Marketing & Public Relations at (319) 273-6728 or visit www.uni.edu/pubrel/speakers































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