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Feb 5, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The third annual Collegiate Entrepreneurs Iowa Conference will take place at the University of Northern Iowa from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 27, at Maucker Union. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. According to Katherine Cota-Uyar, program manager for UNI's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, the free event is open only to college and university students and faculty/staff from across the state. She expects about 350...
Feb 5, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Theatre UNI and the University of Northern Iowa School of Music will present Aaron Copland's 'The Tender Land' Feb. 27 to March 6 at Strayer-Wood Theatre. The opera, presented in three acts, will be directed by Sandra Walden, instructor of music and UNI students will perform. 'The Tender Land' was inspired by the book, 'Let Us Now Praise Famous Men' by James Agee. The opera tells the story of one farm family's struggle in...
Feb 5, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The student address for the fall 2003 University of Northern Iowa commencement ceremony was given by Suzanne Marie Just-Schuknecht of Swaledale. Just-Schuknecht received a master's degree in communication studies.
Feb 5, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Chris Cagle will not perform with Rascal Flatts Friday, Feb. 20, in the UNI-Dome. Cagle announced that, per doctor's orders, he will leave the Rascal Flatts 'Melt' tour. Opening for the group in Cagle's absence will be country music comedian and parody singer, Cledus T. Judd. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. concert are $33.75 and $25.75, and are available at all Ticketmaster locations, (515) 243-5505; and online at www....
Feb 5, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Center for Energy & Environmental Education will host workshops to teach construction professionals and homeowners how to save money on heating bills. The CEEE will host Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) workshops sponsored and presented by Reward Wall Systems and Iowa Ready-Mix Concrete Association. The workshops will take place Tuesday, Feb. 17 to Thursday, Feb. 19 in the CEEE rotunda...
Feb 5, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Individual Events speech team competed in a tournament at Bradley University on Saturday, Jan. 24. The team finished fourth with Sara Gronstal, a senior elementary education major from Council Bluffs, bringing home gold and silver medals. Gronstal came in first in persuasive speaking and was runner-up in dramatic interpretation. Gronstal placed fourth in duo speaking with teammate...
Feb 5, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Interpreters Theatre will present 'An Evening of Performance Art,' at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Feb. 6-8, in Lang Hall, Room 40. The Sunday performance was added after a Feb. 5 performance was canceled due to inclement weather. The productions are free and open to the public.
Feb 5, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- An African American woman with an advanced degree in science, Reygan Freeney wishes there more like her in the field. 'There is a shortage, in general, of individuals going into the math and science professions, while the need for such individuals continues to increase. But I don't think we tell women and other underrepresented groups that they can achieve in this field,' she said.Freeney is director of the Upward Bound Math...
Feb 4, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Slop Brand Art,' a mixed media exhibition of art objects with the purpose of presenting 'art as a commodity,' will be presented by the University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art, Monday, Feb. 16 through Friday, March 5. An opening reception and performance will take place at 7 p.m., Feb. 16. Curators Brian Reeves and Adriane Herman will give a lecture Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 2 p.m. in the Kamerick Art Building, Room 111. The...
Feb 4, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Upward Bound Math and Science Program at the University of Northern Iowa is accepting applications for its summer residential program. Available from high school guidance counselors and principals, applications will be accepted until all openings are filled, although applications postmarked by Feb. 16, 2004 will be given priority. Up to 50 students will be accepted. Expanding on the success of the well-known Upward...

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