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Sep 6, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's new Community Technology Center, located at 722 Water St., Suite 401, in Waterloo, across Sixth Street from UNI-CUE, will host an open house for the public, from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, to introduce its services and programs. Center director Isaac Podolefsky said the center, founded as an extension of programs offered by the UNI Center for Urban Education (UNI-CUE), will address...
Sep 6, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's annual Diversity Week will be Sunday, Sept.12, through Friday, Sept.17. The event will celebrate the social issues, customs and entertainment of different cultures. 'The Human Race Machine' will be in Maucker Union, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. This machine allows individuals to see themselves as a different race or age. Daily events through Diversity Week are listed below...
Sep 6, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Essentials, the new retail store at the University of Northern Iowa's Maucker Union, will host grand opening events from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept.14 and 15. Featured will be drawings for prizes, special coupons, free ice cream from Wells Blue Bunny (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.), and samples of 'Pitch Black' Mountain Dew (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.). Among prizes will be gift baskets prepared by Essentials, tickets to UNI...
Sep 2, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A director/designer presentation for 'Ubu Roi' the upcoming Theatre UNI production, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8 in the Bertha Martin Theatre on the University of Northern Iowa campus. The presentation will allow director Scott Nice, UNI assistant professor of theatre, and his production designers to share their vision and interpretation of the spoof on Shakespeare's 'Macbeth,' which will have a circus...
Aug 31, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾– 'Ending Exclusion: How Women's Workplace Activism Built the Women's Movement and Changed the Country,' will be the topic of the 31st Annual Carl L. Becker Memorial Lecture in History at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8, in Seerley Hall, Room 115, on the University of Northern Iowa campus.Nancy Maclean, associate professor of history and African-American studies at Northwestern University, will deliver the lecture. Maclean...
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...

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