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Cat Crew
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.
Jul 18, 2004
1. UNI faculty member working with U.S. Olympic teams at 2004 Athens Olympic GamesGeof Mills, former associate dean of UNI's College of Business Administration, is on leave from UNI serving as provost of the American College of Greece, the exclusive training site for U.S. Olympic teams. Mills is directly involved with the Olympics, dealing with security issues. He regularly works with the U.S. Embassy on Olympics-related matters. He also is a...
Jul 15, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Eight incoming transfer students at the University of Northern Iowa were awarded the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship. Recipients were Tyler Schaefer of Aurelia, Tyler Rice of Cedar Falls, Molly Duitsman of Estherville, David Crimmins of Fort Dodge, Ashley Allen of Independence, Richard Dedor of Mason City, Keith Olson of McCallsburg, Wade Cornick of Mount Pleasant and Jolynn Christensen of Riceville. Each will receive a $1,000...
Jul 15, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Michael Hager has been named director of residence at the University of Northern Iowa. Hager served three years as a resident assistant in UNI's residence hall system, and was student body president for 1985-86.Most recently, he served as associate director of housing administration and information systems at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He succeeds Robert Hartman who retired June 30, following 27 years with UNI's...
Jul 13, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾– The Sturgis Youth Theatre will present 'Treasure Island: The Adventures of Jim Hawkins' at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, July 22 through Saturday, July 24, in the Strayer-Wood Theatre, on the UNI campus. The classic pirate adventure, written by Robert Louis Stevenson and adapted for the stage by James DeVita, will be performed by more than 40 children from the Cedar Valley, in such roles as Long John Silver, Billy Bones and Black...
Jul 11, 2004
In the '80s, the 'garbage crisis' -- pollution, shrinking landfills, and poor air quality -- spurred millions of citizens to begin sorting trash, recycling what they could and doing their part to save the environment. Since the mid-'90s though, the amount of recycled material has declined sharply. 'What recycling peaks showed was that the consumer was willing to protect the environment,' said Sue Schauls, with the Iowa Waste Reduction Center...
Jul 8, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The family services major within the University of Northern Iowa's Department of Design, Family and Consumer Sciences (DFCS), has been approved by the National Council on Family Relations, as a provider of a curriculum leading to national certification as a family life educator. According to Howard Barnes, head of DFCS, the council's Certified Family Life Educator Academic Program Review Committee gave the approval. 'This...
Jul 8, 2004
CEDAR FALLS�Sixteen students at the University of Northern Iowa have spent a portion of their summer welcoming entering freshmen, transfer students and their parents to UNI's Summer Orientation. __(Name)__ of __(Hometown)__ is serving on the orientation staff. (See information on individual students below.) Guidelines for staff selection were interpersonal strengths, involvement in campus activities and organizations, academic achievement,...
Jul 8, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Registrations are being accepted for the Little Panther Shootout, a three-on-three basketball tournament sponsored by Northern University High School on Saturday, Aug. 7, at the University of Northern Iowa's Wellness Recreation Center. Entry forms are available online at www.pls.uni.edu/3on3 or www.kwwl.com. They also are available by writing to Little Panther Shootout, P.O. Box 1259, Cedar Falls, 50613. The entry fee is...
Jul 5, 2004
Iowans have resigned to smacking, spraying and scratching their way through this mosquito-laden summer. But David Mercer doesn't want them pointing accusing fingers at wetlands, or wetland restoration for increased production of mosquitoes. Wetland restoration has become an increasingly important environmental issue to replace natural wetlands lost to agriculture or construction, and to restore habitats. They naturally have a high level of...
Jul 5, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Scholarships have been awarded to 18 minority students who will begin their studies this fall at the University of Northern Iowa, as freshmen or transfer students. ___(Name)___ of ___(Address/Hometown)___, will receive a ___(scholarship name)___ scholarship. He/She is a __(freshman/transfer)__.Multicultural Achievement and Talent Scholarships are based on a formula using several criteria, including rank in class, ACT, GPA...

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