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Oct 3, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Mark Steines, two-time Emmy Award winner, host of the syndicated 'Entertainment Tonight' and former University of Northern Iowa football player, will serve as Grand Marshal of the University of Northern Iowa's 2004 Homecoming Parade, beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 9.This year's parade will follow a new route, departing from the staging area in the Gilchrist A parking lot near University Avenue and Campus Street. It...
Oct 3, 2004
School district numbers in Iowa dropping; may drop further David Else, director of the Institute for Educational Leadership at the University of Northern Iowa, said in 1900 Iowa had an estimated 12,000 school districts, mostly one-room schools reflecting the high levels of Iowa's rural and farm population and the high number of individual farms. The state's highest number of high school districts-- 937-- was reached in the 1930s. Else said the...
Sep 30, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, IOWA -- Mona Milius, associate director of residence/dining at the University of Northern Iowa, has been installed as the 2004-2005 president of the National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS), a trade association for campus dining departments at institutions of higher education in the United States, Canada and abroad. With more than 650 institutions and 400 industry suppliers, NACUFS supports the highest...
Sep 30, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's homecoming celebration will include a ceremonial groundbreaking for the McLeod Center at 2:15 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9, just outside the south doors of the UNI-Dome. The public may attend. The facility will be named for Clark and Mary McLeod who provided the lead $4 million gift for the arena. Speaking at the event will be UNI President Robert Koob; Clark McLeod, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; William S...
Sep 30, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾– The North American Review, located on the University of Northern Iowa campus since 1968, received a $10,000 grant from The National Endowment for the Arts, to be used for leadership initiatives in the field of literary publishing. The grant will support publication and distribution of the three issues of The North American Review. Founded in 1815 by Boston Lawyer William Tudor, the North American Review is the oldest...
Sep 30, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The 18th Annual Roadside Conference, Roadside Management and Mulch More, will be held Thursday and Friday, Oct. 7 and 8, in Veterans Auditorium in Harlan. Sponsored by a grant from the Iowa Department of Transportation's Living Roadway Trust Fund, it is co-sponsored by the University of Northern Iowa and Shelby County.An annual event that travels the state, hosted by a different county each year, the primary focus of this...
Sep 29, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Department of Industrial Technology recently received a $145,000 grant of software from the On Center Software Corporation in Woodland, Texas.'The new software will enable students majoring in construction management to become familiar with the latest digital innovations,' said Shahram Varzavand, UNI professor of industrial technology, who teaches a course in computerized construction...
Sep 29, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Encouraged by student response but still concerned about increasing attendance at night-time events on The Hill, administrators, Public Safety officials and students at the University of Northern Iowa have unveiled a campaign to help ensure that homecoming weekend is a safe one. UNI's homecoming weekend is Friday-Sunday, Oct. 7-9. ''Celebrate with Pride' is a joint university-community campaign based on the input of...
Sep 29, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A three-part series, 'Changing Minds: Politics and Media,' will be presented by Scott Cawelti, professor of English, at 7 p.m., Oct, 7, 14 and 21, at University Book and Supply. The sessions will study the use of language and media to influence thinking during an election year. The first session will be 'Small Screen Screams: Analyzing Political Ads on TV.' Cawelti explained, 'This lecture will explore how specific ads...
Sep 29, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Counseling Center will offer a free anonymous screening for depression and anxiety, Thursday, Oct. 7, in 213 East Bartlett Hall, at 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The tests will be administered as part of National Depression Screening Day.###

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