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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...
Jun 10, 2004
The University of Northern Iowa recently introduced a groundbreaking full-tuition program for freshmen whose families are unable to contribute financially to their son's or daughter's education. Called the Tuition Opportunity Program for Iowans (TOP), the program was created by UNI to meet the needs of lower-income Iowa families who believe attending college is beyond their financial means. UNI is one of just a few institutions in the country to...
Jun 10, 2004
Board of Regents to meet June 15-16 The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet June 15-16 at Iowa Lakeside Laboratories in Okoboji. Specific times for discussion of most items are unknown. The docket is available on the Web at http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/Meetings/Agendas/agenda.html1. Final Operating FY 2005 BudgetAll three universities will present their budgets. a. UNI's budget incorporates the 2.5% budget cut experienced in October...

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