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Aug 31, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾– The University of Northern Iowa's annual volunteer fair, will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8, in the Old Central Ballroom in Maucker Union.The event, offering students service opportunities within the Cedar Valley, is hosted by Volunteer UNI of UNI's Advising and Career Services. More than 70 non-profit organizations are expected to attend the fair, which typically draws more than 500 students,...
Aug 31, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A conference to provide information on new degree programs, called professional science master's (PSM) degrees, which are intended to prepare students for careers in industry, will take place Friday, Sept. 10, at the University of Northern Iowa. The day-long Conference on Professional Science Master's Programs in Industrial Mathematics and Applied Physics will begin at 8:45 a.m., in Central Ballroom C of UNI's Maucker Union...
Aug 24, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾– The University of Northern Iowa Wellness and Recreational Services Department announced Allison Hansen of Yarmouth and Ericka Sproul of Missouri Valley employees of the month for April 2004. Hansen, a senior leisure services major, is a learn-to-swim instructor, and was cited for her superior customer service skills and ability to get small children to exceed their level of skill. Sproul, a senior elementary education...
Aug 23, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Northern Iowa Children's Choir (NICC) is hosting auditions, by appointment, for the 2004 - 2005 school year. NICC is a vocal performing ensemble for students in grades three through seven. The members rehearse from 6 to 7:30 p.m., every Tuesday, at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. The choir also provides a learning experience for UNI music education students to rehearse a children's choir, enhance...
Aug 23, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The National Council for Geographic Education recently awarded Kay E. Weller, associate professor of geography at the UNI, its annual 'Distinguished Teaching Achievement (DTA) Award' for 2004. The award was given to six university/college professors from the United States and Canada, who were selected by a panel of judges. The DTA award recognizes outstanding contributions to geographic education. Don Peterson, adjunct...
Aug 23, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾– UNI Incoming freshman Dominique Covey of Dubuque has received a partial tuition Teacher Education Scholarship of $1,792. Covey, a 2004 graduate of Hempstead High School, is an elementary education and teaching major. She is the daughter of Brian and Michelle Covey.Iowa high school graduates, entering the UNI College of Education, who received an ACT score of 26 or above, were eligible for the award. ###
Aug 23, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa incoming freshman Caroline Bowman of Waterloo was selected as a National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) scholarship recipient. Bowman, a 2004 graduate of Waterloo West High School, was one of 20 students out of 320 applicants selected for the 2004 scholarship. She will receive a $4,000 scholarship for the 2004 ï¾– 2005 academic year. Caroline's father, Frank Bowman of Impact Creative...
Aug 23, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa was recently awarded a $49,792 planning grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to explore the feasibility of establishing a Midwestern Undergraduate Research Center. Two UNI chemistry professors, John Bumpus and Duane Bartak, along with Bryan Larson of Des Moines University, are heading the initiative. The program is the latest of several NSF initiatives to improve undergraduate...
Aug 22, 2004
Monday, Aug. 23Fall semester begins.3:15 p.m., President Koob will address the annual fall faculty meeting, Strayer Wood Theatre. Contact: Dan Power, (319) 273-2987.5 p.m., Welcome-back cookout, Center for Multicultural Education. Contact: Mike Bobeldyk, program coordinator, Maucker Union, (319) 273-5888. Tuesday, Aug. 249 p.m., 'Hammered,' an original play about binge-drinking on college campuses; told from a student perspective. Contact: Mike...
Aug 19, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾– At its annual awards banquet, held earlier this year, the UNI chapter of Phi Delta Kappa Educational Fraternity presented several scholarships and honored one of its members. Jodi Thompson, a UNI entering freshman from Gladbrook, and Jennifer Butler, a Waverly-Shellrock High School graduate, planning to attend Drake University, both received the $250 Phi Delta Kappa Prospective Educator Award. UNI junior social science...

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