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May 11, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Center for Energy and Environmental Education will host its annual Electrathon races from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 22, at the Marshalltown International Raceway. The Electrathon is a program for high school and college students who design and build one-person electric racecars. The race is an endurance competition in which the car completing the most laps in one hour wins....
May 11, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 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, in June. 'Marketing: It's How You Think, Not What You Spend' will be offered Tuesday and Wednesday, June 8 and 9, and 'Working Together for Results: A Review of Best...
May 11, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Center for Energy and Environmental Education will host the Iowa Junior Solar Sprint Saturday, May 15, at the center. The event, which allows sixth- through eighth-grade students to race their individually designed solar-powered model cars, begins at 10 a.m. Students will compete in two categories: standard and cargo. The cargo division requires cars to have a cargo area large enough to...
May 11, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE) has announced winners of its 2004 Iowa Energy Poster Contest. The winners will each receive a $100 savings bond, and will be honored during a ceremony from1 to 3 p.m., on Tuesday, May 18, at the Des Moines State Capitol. Judges from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Iowa Energy Center chose winners from more than 500 entries...
May 10, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Purple and Old Gold awards, recognizing meritorious scholarship or conspicuous achievement in particular areas, were presented to 61 seniors during the University of Northern Iowa's commencement exercises Saturday, May 8, in the UNI-Dome. Named after the university colors, the traditional awards were first presented at commencement exercises on May 29, 1939. The awards for meritorious scholarship are presented to students...
May 10, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Eleven University of Northern Iowa students took a tour of the Windy City this month, in the 29th annual trip sponsored by the Psi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) education honor society, led by faculty advisor Stephen Fortgang. The trip to Chicago lasted four days, and included visits to a variety of educational institutions, giving students a taste of big-city culture. 'This trip provides our students with an extremely...
May 9, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Connie Hansen has been appointed coordinator for student organizations and activities for Maucker Union at the University of Northern Iowa. She will be responsible for working with student organizations, homecoming activities, Greek affairs and leadership opportunities for student groups. Her appointment is effective July 1.Hansen came to the university in 1989 as an admissions counselor in the Office of Admissions. She...
May 9, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa student, Nicholas Sly, recently received the R. J. McElroy Trust Ph.D. award, a fellowship to support students seeking higher education. Sly, an economics and math double major from West Des Moines, is the fifth UNI student in the history of the fellowship, and the second UNI economics major, to receive the award. Sly was selected to receive the award, by the Trustees of the R. J. McElroy Trust,...
May 6, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Merchant Scholarship awards have been announced at the University of Northern Iowa, to be applied toward the recipients' graduate studies during the 2004-2005 academic year. The scholarships are funded from the Merchant Trust, established in 1951 with the UNI Foundation, to honor Frank Ivan Merchant and his sister, Kate Matilda Merchant. Receiving the $1,000 awards are: Grant Brodrecht, currently of South Bend, Ind.,...
May 6, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa --The University of Northern Iowa recently hosted its Annual Senior Design Conference for electrical & information engineering technology, manufacturing technology and construction management students.'OST Process Redesign,' sponsored by Federal Mogul, was completed by Joshua A. Evans of Waterloo, Stephanie L. Sickels of Marshalltown and Katherine M. Waterman of Waterloo. Their project, completed for Champion Spark Place Co...

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