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Sep 28, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Six University of Northern Iowa faculty members received the 2004 Regents Award for Faculty Excellence at a dinner hosted earlier this month by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa. Recipients were: Victoria DeFrancisco, professor of communication studies; Philip Fass, associate professor of art; Carlin Hageman, professor of communicative disorders; Christopher Martin, associate professor of communication studies; Curtiss...
Sep 27, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Hiding the Fabric Stash: Collecting, Hoarding and Hiding Strategies of Contemporary U.S. Quilters' will be the topic of the first CROW (Current Research on Women) Forum lecture for the 2004-2005 academic year at the University of Northern Iowa. It will begin at noon, Monday, Oct. 4, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. Marybeth C. Stalp, UNI assistant professor of sociology, will discuss part of her four-year research...
Sep 26, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa --'Security Flashpoints in East Asia: North Korea and Taiwan,' will be the topic for a day-long conference Monday, Oct. 4, sponsored by the University of Northern Iowa's Center for International Peace and Security Studies (CIPSS). It will take place from 9 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 3 p.m., in Old Central Ballroom A of Maucker Union.The morning session will discuss security issues in North Korea. Vice Dean Hu Wentao, Guangdong...
Sep 26, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾– More than 80 blankets were donated earlier this month to the new Allen Hospital Birth Center by University of Northern Iowa sororities. Members of Alpha Phi, Alpha Xi Delta, Alpha Delta Pi and Gamma Phi Beta sororities made the blankets during sorority recruitment. Panhellenic recruitment co-chairs Jill Hughes, a senior from Terril, and Cynthia Hodges, a senior from Ankeny, delivered the blankets. For more information...
Sep 26, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A grassroots fundraising effort is under way for the University of Northern Iowa's McLeod Center. Donors of $1,000 or more will be recognized on nameplates as part of a 'Wall of Champions' created in recognition of those who have supported construction of the facility. 'This grassroots effort gives everyone in the Cedar Valley community, our alumni and friends the opportunity to be a part of the Panthers' success,' said UNI...
Sep 26, 2004
Tuesday, Sept. 28HIV/AIDS discussion featuring individuals living with the disease, 7 p.m., in Schindler Education Center, Room 252. Contact: Joan Thompson, health aid coordinator, (319) 273-2198. Wednesday, Sept. 29Reel to Real Film Series, 'Rape Is,' a half-hour documentary about consequences of rape, at noon, in the University Room South of Maucker Union. Contact: Guy Sims, associate director of Maucker Union, (319) 273-2683.Department of...
Sep 23, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa chapter of Habitat for Humanity will host the third annual Shantytown, an event to raise awareness about homelessness and poverty-level housing, from 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 1 to 7:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 2, in Lawther Field on the UNI campus. Participants will sleep outdoors in cardboard 'homes' they will create at the event, listen to speakers, and participate in activities related to...
Sep 23, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Hip-hop group The Black Eyed Peas will perform at the UNI-Dome at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 5. The Black Eyed Peas' current album 'Elephunk,' is certified platinum, and has produced three Top 10 hits, including 'Hey Mama,' 'Let's Get it Started,' and their No. 1 hit with Justin Timberlake, 'Where is the Love?' 'Let's Get it Started' was featured as the theme for the 2004 NBA Playoffs. In February 2004, the group was nominated...
Sep 22, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Leah Gutknecht has been named assistant to the president for Compliance and Equity Management at the University of Northern Iowa. She succeeds Winston Burt who stepped down in June, and now teaches in the Department of Social Work. Gutknecht has been acting director of the office since then.Gutknecht holds a B.A. in design and human environment, and an MBA, both from UNI. She is a certified workplace mediator and...
Sep 22, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa-- Bassist Mark Helias and his trio, Open Loose, will be performing at 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 30, in Davis Hall in the University of Northern Iowa's Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. The award-winning UNI Jazz Band One, directed by Chris Merz, will be joining the group for one selection.Helias, a graduate of Rutgers University and Yale School of Music, teaches at Sarah Lawrence College, The New School and School for...

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