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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.
Aug 19, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- For the eighth consecutive year, the University of Northern Iowa is ranked second in the 'Midwestern Universities -- Master's' category for public universities, according to 'U.S. News & World Report's' 2005 'America's Best Colleges' guidebook. The magazine's ranking criteria include peer assessment, academic reputation, retention, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation-rate performance...
Aug 16, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Day-to-day management of the University of Northern Iowa's new centralized student services center (SSC) on the upper level of Gilchrist Hall will be one of the responsibilities for Jon Buse in his new role as assistant dean of students/director of new student programs. Buse, who joined the UNI staff as an admissions counselor in 1992, had most recently served as assistant director of admissions for orientation and campus...
Aug 15, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Environmental Protection Agency: Small Business Regulations,' will be offered by the University of Northern Iowa Regional Business Center (RBC).The workshop will be presented from 4 to 6 p.m., on Monday, Aug. 30, at the RBC office, 212 E. Fourth St., Waterloo. The instructors will be Chris Horan, program manager; and Jeff Beneke, waste reduction specialist, both at UNI's Iowa Waste Reduction Center (IWRC). Small business...
Aug 12, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will present an exhibit, 'The Insomniac's Mansion: Picture-Stories and Drawings by Ben Katchor,' from Monday, Aug. 23 through Friday, Sept. 17. The gallery doors will open at 9 a.m. The artist will discuss his work in a lecture, 'Readings from the Beauty Supply District' on Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Kamerick Art Building Art Auditorium. An artist's reception will follow...
Aug 12, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾– UNI's annual Welcome Week will kick off with 'Panther Fan Fest,' a meet-and-greet event with UNI coaches, athletes and free food, Friday Aug. 20 in the new southwest UNI-Dome parking lot. 'Voices for Change,' a program designed to create a safe place to talk about violence on campus, will take place Saturday, Aug. 21. 'Voices for Change' is a thought-provoking program required for all new students, according to Mike...
Aug 9, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Beginning this month, the University of Northern Iowa will send letters to qualified Iowa high school seniors, inviting them to enroll in the university's Honors Program for fall 2005. Qualified students are those admitted to UNI with an ACT composite of 27 or better, and ranking in the top 10 percent of their high school class. Honors students will be enrolled until the program reaches capacity. According to Jessica Moon,...
Aug 8, 2004
The Iowa Waste Reduction Center at UNI will demonstrate special painting equipment and techniques at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, at Camp Dodge. At the demonstration, Camp Dodge painters will paint tactical vehicles in preparation for deployment. The demonstration was previously scheduled for 10 a.m. The IWRC has developed a program whose primary purpose is to identify the concerns of the military refinishing industry and practice strategies and...
Aug 4, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa offers the expertise of its faculty and staff to Iowa's communities. The UNI Speakers Bureau offers more than 175 presentations. Topics include professional development, family, breast cancer, business communication, cross cultural studies, hazardous waste management, public speaking, creativity, and much more. Businesses and community organizations interested in scheduling a speaker can...
Aug 3, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host an exhibit, focusing on rural education, during the state fair in Des Moines, Thursday, Aug. 12 through Sunday, Aug. 22. Titled 'Excellence in Education,' the exhibit will be in the Varied Industries Building.Featured will be a 1920s-style one-room school, including teacher's desk, student desks, period stove, bell, books, slates, lunch pails and other memorabilia. For the exhibit...
Aug 2, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Smart Start II: Small Business Financials and IRS Tax Requirements,' an entrepreneurial training course, will be offered by the University of Northern Iowa Regional Business Center (RBC) from 4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 10, at the RBC office, 212 E. Fourth. St, Waterloo. Instructing the class will be accountant Kathy Frey. This course will provide an understanding of basic financial statements such as profit and loss...

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