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Oct 10, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- An intensive workshop on grant writing designed specifically for science and engineering researchers will be held Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 20-23, on the University of Northern Iowa campus.The UNI College of Natural Sciences, in collaboration with Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, and The Grantsmanship Center, Inc., are hosting the workshop. The program is targeted to researchers early in their grant-writing...
Oct 7, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Center for Multicultural Education (CME) will host its first annual multicultural health conference Thursday-Friday, Oct. 21-22, at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in Waterloo. Jocelyn Elders, who was appointed U.S. surgeon general by President Bill Clinton in 1993, will present the keynote address, 'Health Disparities Nationwide,' during the 5:45 p.m. dinner on Thursday. Elders...
Oct 7, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Foreign Devils: Xenophobia and the Development of Nationalism in Early Modern France,' will be the next topic in the University of Northern Iowa History Lecture Series at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 13, in Seerley Hall, Room 115.Charlotte Wells, UNI associate professor of history, will deliver the lecture. A specialist on early modern France, she has published articles and a book about the French development of ideas about...
Oct 7, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Tricia Rose will present, 'Creating and Marketing Youth: Youth Music and Culture in 20th Century America,' from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 12, in Maucker Union's Central Ballroom A at the University of Northern Iowa.The presentation is part of the 2004 Satellite Seminar Series, 'Popular Culture: Shaping and Reflecting Who We Are,' produced by the National Collegiate Honors Council and Phi Theta Kappa and sponsored by the...
Oct 7, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Children, Education and Democracy: Three pillars of hope for Burmese refugees living in Thailand,' will be presented at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 14, in the University of Northern Iowa's Sabin Hall, Room 102.Kurt Meredith, UNI associate professor, and Jeannie L. Steele, UNI professor, both in UNI's Department of Curriculum & Instruction, will discuss their work with Burmese refugee teachers living in camps in Thailand....
Oct 7, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'What Women Should Know about Insurance' will be the topic for the next ''Women on Fridays' on Thursdays!' at noon Thursday, Oct. 14, in Baker Hall, Room 161, at the University of Northern Iowa. Sandy Benak, a State Farm insurance agent, will discuss how to be more financially secure. Sponsored by UNI's Women's Studies Program, this is the second event in the women and finance series scheduled to conclude in November.'Women...
Oct 6, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A University of Northern Iowa personnel-preparation program has received a $1.1 million, five-year grant through the U.S. Department of Education. Donna Raschke, professor in the Department of Special Education, said the program is designed to recruit and train teachers in the area of early childhood special education (ECSE), specifically those with disabilities and/or from under-represented groups. It also will seek out...
Oct 6, 2004
CEDAR FALLS -- 'It's Showtime!' is the theme for homecoming at the University of Northern Iowa. Members of the 2004 Homecoming Committee have been planning events for homecoming week, which began with decorating in the residence halls Sunday, Oct. 3, and ends Sunday, Oct. 10.New events this year include 'Panther Feud' and the 'Glow Zone Experience,' offered along with traditional activities such as window painting, Panther Pride Cry, Panther...
Oct 4, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Six University of Northern Iowa students majoring in real estate are the recipients of the Iowa Association of REALTORSï¾™ Foundation Scholarship.Jessica Fisher, a junior from Ogden, was awarded the O.G. Powell Scholarship; Scott Brandt, a senior from Mason City, was awarded the I.L. 'Tommy' Tucker Scholarship; Phil Kreis, a junior from Waterloo, was awarded the Ray Osthus Scholarship; Laura Rollins, a senior from Decorah,...
Oct 3, 2004
New route for UN I Homecoming Parade, Saturday, Oct. 9 This year's Homecoming Parade will follow a new route, beginning in the Gilchrist A parking lot and traveling around the south and east campus access roads--Campus, Dakota and Wisconsin Streets-- to 26th Street and east to College Street. At College, the parade route turns north (left) on College Street and west (left) onto 23rd Street, dispersing just before Hudson Road. For a map, go to...

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