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Going to college can be an emotional roller coaster. Once you step on campus, you’ve opened yourself up to a whole new world of possibilities, but you can also feel like a stranger in a strange land. Fortunately for new students at UNI, Cat Crew is there to unroll the welcome mat.
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...
Sep 22, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The first film in this year's 'Reel to Real' film series will be 'Rape Is,' a documentary examining the meaning and consequences of rape, from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 29, in the Maucker Union University Room South. The film looks at rape from global and historical perspectives, and focuses on the domestic, cultural conditions that make rape the most underreported crime in America.Julie Thompson, sexual and...
Sep 22, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa-- The fifth annual Iowa Venture Capital and Entrepreneur Conference will take place Tuesday, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Polk County Convention Complex, 501 Grand Ave., in Des Moines. University of Northern Iowa's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center is co-sponsoring the event that provides free admission and transportation to UNI students.This is an opportunity for entrepreneurs, companies, investors, economic...
Sep 21, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Rod Library has selected Kerry Reilly of Troy Mills employee of the month for September 2004. Reilly, a senior business administration major, is a student assistant in the Collection Management and Special Services departmental office, and has worked at the Rod Library for two years.###
Sep 21, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Rod Library at the University of Northern Iowa celebrates its 40th anniversary and the addition of its one millionth volume with week-long festivities Sept. 27 to Oct. 1.A commemorative ceremony will take place at 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 1 on the fourth floor of Rod Library. Speakers include UNI President Robert Koob; Catherine Rod, daughter of Donald O. Rod; U.S. Senator Charles Grassley; and author Nancy Price. Music,...
Sep 20, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The second annual Native American Student Union powwow, featuring food, arts and crafts, a dance competition and other events, will take place Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24 and 25, in the West Gym, on the University of Northern Iowa campus. The two-day event will begin at 5 p.m. Friday and continue at 8 a.m. Saturday.This year's powwow will include a Grand Entry, at 7 p.m. Friday, in which dancers line up by dance style and...
Sep 20, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A car wash fundraiser to help purchase instruments and music for the Northern University High School music program at Malcolm Price Laboratory School and to help fund a May 2006 trip for the high school band, orchestra and choir, will be held at seven sites throughout Cedar Falls and Waterloo Saturday, Sept. 25.The car wash, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., is free, though donations will be accepted at each site. Pledges also are...
Sep 19, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's New Iowans program will present a conference, 'Welcoming Iowa's Future,' from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.,Wednesday, Oct. 20, in UNI's Commons Ballroom. Among topics will be Iowa's growing immigrant population, and policy challenges for integrating immigrants into American society. Keynote speaker will be Frank Sharry, executive director of the National Immigration Forum based in Washington, D.C. The...
Sep 19, 2004
UNI professors conducting study of area well waterUsing 150 volunteers from Black Hawk County, UNI professors will study the effects of nitrates and nitrites in private well water. Catherine Zeman, associate professor in UNI's School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services; and Lisa Beltz, associate professor of biology, along with members of the Black Hawk County Health Department, are seeking volunteers for the project. Contact:...

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