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Jun 17, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Iowa State Teachers College (ISTC) Class of 1954 celebrated its 50th reunion, May 6-8 at the University of Northern Iowa, with 44 class members from all parts of the country. Attendees participated in a variety of events, including a campus tour and a commencement ceremony. ISTC was renamed State College of Iowa in 1961, and the University of Northern Iowa in 1967. ###HOMETOWN NAMEBURLINGTON M. Laurine...
Jun 17, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Smart Start,' an entrepreneurial training course, will be offered by the University of Northern Iowa Regional Business Center (RBC) this summer.The two-hour 'Smart Start I' course will be offered from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursdays, June 24 or July 1, at the RBC office, 212 E. Fourth St., Waterloo. The course will be taught by Mike Hahn, RBC interim director, and James Hoelscher, RBC program manager for entrepreneurial outreach....
Jun 17, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Robert Smith has been named interim executive director of Equal Opportunity Programs and Special Community Services (EOP/SCS) at the University of Northern Iowa. The appointment is effective July 1.Previously Smith served as director of the Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) program at the UNI Center for Urban Education (UNI-CUE). He came to UNI in 1988 as a recruiter/adviser for EOC. In 1990, he was promoted to assistant...
Jun 17, 2004
CEDAR FALLS -- The University of Northern Iowa's successful teacher education program, '2+2,' recently received a $596,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The program, which began as a partnership with Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) and the Carroll community, was designed to help curb the state's teacher shortage by providing access to higher education for place-bound Iowans -- those with obligations or responsibilities...
Jun 15, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, today gave approval to the University of Northern Iowa to begin a new major: networking & system administration. The program will be the only undergraduate one in the state. Networking & system administration is a specialization of computer science. Bart Bergquist, acting head of the Department of Computer Science, said students enrolled in the program will focus on both...
Jun 15, 2004
The final two sessions in a series of 10 courses designed to enhance the management skills of those serving nonprofit human service agencies and other related organizations, will be presented by the University of Northern Iowa and Iowa State University, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Thursday and Friday, June 17 and 18, at UNI-CUE in Waterloo. 'Working Together for Results: A Review of Best Practices, Research, Trends and Case Studies,' will be...
Jun 15, 2004
Four University of Northern Iowa Army ROTC cadets were awarded gold badges in the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency (GAFBMP) Competition in Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. May 20 - 23. Cadets Tyson Trunkhill, and Jeff Ritter, both of Waterloo; Kyle Godfrey of Cedar Rapids, and Ben Seibert of Waukon competed against approximately 300 soldiers. Events included swimming, track and field, weightlifting, pistol marksmanship, and a timed road...
Jun 15, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- This fall, the University of Northern Iowa will be home to the state's only undergraduate program in bioinformatics, one of the country's fast-growing career areas. The program will be one of only a handful of undergraduate programs like it in the nation. The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, approved the major during its June 16 meeting at Lakeside Labs in Okoboji. According to Kichoon Yang, bioinformatics is...
Jun 13, 2004
-- 'Waste Reduction: Addressing the Overlooked 'R',' a two-part professional development course, was recently presented by the University of Northern Iowa's Center for Energy & Environmental Education (CEEE). Thirty-two teachers were introduced to waste reduction, reuse and recycling concepts, and resources to help students learn about waste-related issues. The interdisciplinary course brought together teachers of math, science, English...
Jun 13, 2004
Patricia Higby knows exactly how much energy is used when a computer is left on all night. She's fully aware of how much electricity is wasted when a full-size washing machine is used to wash a single pair of jeans. And in these times of ever-rising fuel costs, she wishes more people were just as cognizant. 'Our fossil fuel resources are dwindling,' says Higby, energy educator at the University of Northern Iowa's Center for Energy and...

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