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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 14, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa recently received $48,000 from State Farm Insurance Companies Foundation to support computer science focus areas in networking and system administration (NaSA), bioinformatics, and other high-performance computing applications. The gift will be used to enhance computer infrastructure for curricular applications of computer technology, which will allow the university to offer new courses and...
Sep 13, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Family Weekend kicks off at the University of Northern Iowa on Friday, Sept. 17, with the UNI Volleyball Tournament at 5 p.m. in the West Gym. The university's Wellness Recreation Center will be open from 5 to 10 p.m. for UNI students and their families. Events on Saturday, Sept. 18, include brunch at the Piazza and Rialto dining centers from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., the Panther Style Show at 2 p.m. on the UNI-Dome East...
Sep 12, 2004
Monday, Sept. 13The Human Race Machine will be in Maucker Union through Friday, Sept. 17, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The machine's technology allows users to view themselves as a member of another race, or at another age. Contact: Mike Bobeldyk, program coordinator, Maucker Union, (319) 273-5888. Cultural Festival, 11 a.m., at Maucker Union Plaza. Contact: Mike Bobeldyk, program coordinator, Maucker Union, (319) 273-5888. Tuesday, Sept....
Sep 12, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's International Dance Theatre and Orchesis Dance Company will present the 2004 Family Weekend dance concert at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 19, at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center.This year's performance will feature a mixture of original and traditional dances choreographed by students and faculty. Students will perform jazz, ballet, modern, and folk dances from around the world....
Sep 9, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- National Book Awardï¾–nominated novelist, Elizabeth McCracken, will present a reading and lecture on Friday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m. in the Lang Hall Auditorium.McCracken is the author of 'The Giant's House' and 'Niagara Falls all Over Again.' 'Niagara Falls all Over Again' is the 2004 All Iowa Reads book selection. Through All Iowa Reads, colleges, libraries and local book clubs encourage Iowans to read and discuss the book....
Sep 9, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾– Jim Jermier has joined the staff of the University of Northern Iowa Foundation as assistant director for planned giving. Prior to joining UNI, he was employed by VGM Club. ###
Sep 9, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Although there are disgruntled rumblings about the controversial No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, Iowa school superintendents see many positives within the legislation. According to a survey conducted by the University of Northern Iowa's Institute for Educational Leadership, superintendents say the NCLB Act and student achievement accountability have had little or no effect on job satisfaction. The survey was sent to all 356...
Sep 9, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The annual Alliant Energy Iowa Electrathon Race will be Saturday, Sept. 18, at the University of Northern Iowa's B parking lot across University Avenue from the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. This electric car endurance contest promotes energy efficiency and demonstrates the viability of cars powered by electricity. Approximately one dozen teams from Iowa high schools and colleges designed and built one-person...
Sep 9, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The John Deere Foundation has helped the University of Northern Iowa come closer to its fundraising goal for McLeod Center with a $250,000 commitment toward the project. 'John Deere's support of the McLeod Center re-affirms their commitment to the quality of life in the Cedar Valley,' said Robert Koob, UNI president. 'Deere recognizes the impact that this facility will have on the Cedar Valley, both economically and...
Sep 9, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A series of courses to enhance the management skills of those serving nonprofit human service agencies and other related organizations will be presented by the University of Northern Iowa, Iowa State University and Iowa Shares, beginning in September. The Nonprofit Management Academy will offer certificates in nonprofit management to program participants who complete any combination of courses totaling six continuing...

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