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Oct 18, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa has chosen Athena Clayborne as admissions counselor for western Iowa. She began her duties in September. She holds a bachelor's degree in social work from UNI, and a master's in human resource and industrial relations from the University of Minnesota. Previous to coming to UNI, Clayborne was site manager for the YMCA in Sioux City. She maintains an office at Western Iowa Technical Community...
Oct 18, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾– The University of Northern Iowa's ROD Library announced Steph Buchheim of Colesburg employee of the month for October 2004. Buchheim, a senior elementary and middle level education major with a math minor, is a student assistant in the Student Assistant in Access Services Department, and has worked at the ROD Library for four years.###
Oct 18, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Resolved: That the legal drinking age in the United States should be lowered to 18' will be the topic of a debate between two graduate students at the University of Northern Iowa and two members of the British National Debate Team.The debate is scheduled for 12:30 to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, in the Elm Room of UNI's Maucker Union. It is free and open to the public.Members of the UNI team, both of whom work with UNI's...
Oct 18, 2004
According to a popular bumper sticker, 'The last time we mixed politics and religion, people got burned at the stake.' In real life, says Jerome Soneson, acting head of UNI's Department of Philosophy & Religion, that isn't too far from the truth. Yet increasingly, church leaders nationwide are urging parishioners to vote one way or another. The Catholic church has purchased ad space in major newspapers, suggesting that it is sinful to vote...
Oct 18, 2004
CEDAR FALLS--The University of Northern Iowa's Theatre Off-Hudson Series of Staged Readings will continue with Independence on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 108 of the Communication Arts Center.Independence is set in Independence, Iowa, and tells the story of an emotionally disturbed mother and her three daughters who are struggling to find their way in life.Independence is written by Lee Blessing and directed by Amy S. RohrBerg, UNI...
Oct 18, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Teacher education majors at the University of Northern Iowa will be attending the fifth Price Laboratory School Teacher Institute Friday, Oct. 22, at Price Lab. A professional teacher education conference, it will offer more than 60 individual workshops, led by PLS faculty, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. There is no cost to participants.According to Lee Weber, institute founder and a UNI instructor in teaching, it is designed...
Oct 17, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa professors John Johnson, Barbara Cutter and Gregory Bruess of the history department, and Al Hays of the graduate program in public policy, will speak on a panel about the conflict in Iraq, at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 25 in the Maucker Union Central Ballroom C.Among topics for 'The Iraqi Quagmire in Perspective: A Teach-In,' will be student protest in the 1960s, gender and the post 9-11 world, the...
Oct 17, 2004
Several UNI professors have, as an area of expertise, politics in the United States. They are listed below. Please feel free to contact them directly for perspective on current events. Maureen Berner, assistant professor of political science, (319) 273-6047. Her interests include state and local government, and social policy issues, especially education and hunger.Allen Hays, director, master's in public policy program, (319) 273-2910. His areas...
Oct 17, 2004
Monday, Oct. 18Heart Lecture Series features Steve Gilliam, director of theatre at Trinity University in San Antonio, on ' Recognizing and Crossing Borders: Artistic Responses to Our Global Situation,' at 7:30 p.m., Strayer-Wood Theatre. Contact: Jascenna Hasilet-Carlson, marketing director, Strayer-Wood Theatre, (319) 273-6381. Tuesday, Oct. 19Public debate on the presidential election, with surrogates acting as each candidate, at 7:30 p.m. in...
Oct 17, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Mid-Continent Chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office REALTORSï¾™ and the Society of Industrial and Office REALTORSï¾™ awarded University of Northern Iowa senior, Tyler Dingel, a $1,000 scholarship for academic excellence. Dingel, a finance major from Des Moines, was one of five students from the Midwest who received a scholarship.Jim Maciej, SIOR, CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member), chapter...

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