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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 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...
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...

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