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Sep 26, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A grassroots fundraising effort is under way for the University of Northern Iowa's McLeod Center. Donors of $1,000 or more will be recognized on nameplates as part of a 'Wall of Champions' created in recognition of those who have supported construction of the facility. 'This grassroots effort gives everyone in the Cedar Valley community, our alumni and friends the opportunity to be a part of the Panthers' success,' said UNI...
Sep 26, 2004
Tuesday, Sept. 28HIV/AIDS discussion featuring individuals living with the disease, 7 p.m., in Schindler Education Center, Room 252. Contact: Joan Thompson, health aid coordinator, (319) 273-2198. Wednesday, Sept. 29Reel to Real Film Series, 'Rape Is,' a half-hour documentary about consequences of rape, at noon, in the University Room South of Maucker Union. Contact: Guy Sims, associate director of Maucker Union, (319) 273-2683.Department of...
Sep 23, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa chapter of Habitat for Humanity will host the third annual Shantytown, an event to raise awareness about homelessness and poverty-level housing, from 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 1 to 7:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 2, in Lawther Field on the UNI campus. Participants will sleep outdoors in cardboard 'homes' they will create at the event, listen to speakers, and participate in activities related to...
Sep 23, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Hip-hop group The Black Eyed Peas will perform at the UNI-Dome at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 5. The Black Eyed Peas' current album 'Elephunk,' is certified platinum, and has produced three Top 10 hits, including 'Hey Mama,' 'Let's Get it Started,' and their No. 1 hit with Justin Timberlake, 'Where is the Love?' 'Let's Get it Started' was featured as the theme for the 2004 NBA Playoffs. In February 2004, the group was nominated...
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,...

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