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Sep 20, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The second annual Native American Student Union powwow, featuring food, arts and crafts, a dance competition and other events, will take place Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24 and 25, in the West Gym, on the University of Northern Iowa campus. The two-day event will begin at 5 p.m. Friday and continue at 8 a.m. Saturday.This year's powwow will include a Grand Entry, at 7 p.m. Friday, in which dancers line up by dance style and...
Sep 20, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A car wash fundraiser to help purchase instruments and music for the Northern University High School music program at Malcolm Price Laboratory School and to help fund a May 2006 trip for the high school band, orchestra and choir, will be held at seven sites throughout Cedar Falls and Waterloo Saturday, Sept. 25.The car wash, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., is free, though donations will be accepted at each site. Pledges also are...
Sep 19, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's New Iowans program will present a conference, 'Welcoming Iowa's Future,' from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.,Wednesday, Oct. 20, in UNI's Commons Ballroom. Among topics will be Iowa's growing immigrant population, and policy challenges for integrating immigrants into American society. Keynote speaker will be Frank Sharry, executive director of the National Immigration Forum based in Washington, D.C. The...
Sep 19, 2004
UNI professors conducting study of area well waterUsing 150 volunteers from Black Hawk County, UNI professors will study the effects of nitrates and nitrites in private well water. Catherine Zeman, associate professor in UNI's School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services; and Lisa Beltz, associate professor of biology, along with members of the Black Hawk County Health Department, are seeking volunteers for the project. Contact:...
Sep 19, 2004
Monday, Sept. 20UNI Career Fair, 2 to 6 p.m. in the UNI-Dome. Featured will be at least 150 organizations, graduate and professional schools. Contact Libby Vanderwall, events coordinator, Advising and Career Services, (319) 273-2062. Tuesday, Sept. 21Eighth annual Leland Wilson Chemistry Lecture, 8 p.m. at McCollum Science Hall, Room 201. Lecturer will be Nancy Wilson Ashback, M.D., and professor of health policy at the University of Denver....
Sep 19, 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 and is launching a new monthly community outreach program for senior citizens. Some of the topics covered include botanical gardens, history of Iowa, women's health, travel, aging well and the arts. These free presentations are interactive, informative, entertaining...
Sep 19, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾– All Illinois high school students are eligible to participate in the Wright Challenge, a Web-accessible mathematics contest, offered by the University of Northern Iowa, now in its fifth year. Between now and December, 'Doctor E' will present six puzzles, roughly one every other week, on the World Wide Web at www.math.uni.edu. The first problem is now posted, with solutions due Sept. 24 to: doctore@math.uni.edu; or Doctor E...
Sep 19, 2004
CEDAR FALLS--The AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display at the University of Northern Iowa in Maucker Union's Old Central Ballroom, Monday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Tuesday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 'The AIDS Memorial Quilt is a visual reminder of the devastating effects of AIDS,' said Joan Thompson, UNI health aid coordinator. Friends and family members of individuals who have died from complications due to AIDS have sewn...
Sep 19, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾– All Iowa high school students are eligible to participate in the Wright Challenge, a Web-accessible mathematics contest, offered by the University of Northern Iowa, now in its fifth year. Between now and December, 'Doctor E' will present six puzzles, roughly one every other week, on the World Wide Web at www.math.uni.edu. The puzzles will be printed in the UNI student newspaper, the Northern Iowan, and posted on campus, as...
Sep 19, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Malcolm Price Laboratory School (PLS) will soon begin using PowerSchool, a cutting-edge student information system. Once fully implemented, parents and students will have password-protected access to grades, attendance, activities, homework assignments and other school information. Families can monitor student performance from the Web and take a more proactive role in the student's education...

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