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Apr 15, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- After 22 years as director of the award-winning Jazz Band One, Bob Washut, University of Northern Iowa professor of music, is stepping down. 'Celebrate Washut' will be the theme for the UNI Jazz Band One concert, part of the UNI School of Music Spotlight Series, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, in the Great Hall of the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. Washut will continue to teach, plan new curriculum and...
Apr 15, 2002
Hispanic middle-school students from the Waterloo schools will tour UNI Friday, April 19. Hosts will be members of the university's Latino Student Union.Leslie Jones, assistant professor in the Department of Biology, arranged the visit. 'This is an important service activity by our growing population of Latino students who are eager to be role models and inspire the Waterloo guests to start thinking about college early in their school careers.'...
Apr 14, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A question and answer session for small business owners and entrepreneurs interested in venture capital will be hosted Tuesday, April 30, by the University of Northern Iowa's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center. The session will be from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Regional Business Center, 212 E. Fourth Street, in downtown Waterloo. Matt Kinley, vice president of Equity Dynamics, a venture capital firm in Des Moines, and...
Apr 14, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- It's a fact in schools nationwide: sometimes a biology teacher has to teach chemistry. And sometimes a chemistry teacher may have to teach biology. But where do they get the necessary knowledge? Providing teachers with that content is the goal of the University of Northern Iowa's Science and Math Education Renewal Center (SMERC). 'If teachers are proficient in their content area, schools will be more likely to...
Apr 11, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾— The Take Back the Night Rally 2002 will be Wednesday, April 17, beginning at 5 p.m., on the University of Northern Iowa's Maucker Union Plaza. The rain location is Maucker Union Expansion C. The nationwide event takes place each year in April. Melanie Klein, chairperson of UNI's Gender Equality Association, says the rally will unify men and women against sexual violence and battering. 'It's a time for survivors of...
Apr 11, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Bionic Beauty Salon,' the final film in the University of Northern Iowa's 'Reel to Real' film series, will be presented at noon, Wednesday, April 17, in the University Room North in Maucker Union. 'The film addresses the insecurities of women of all ages who use beauty as a measure of self-worth,' said Guy Sims, associate director/student activities, Maucker Union. A discussion will follow the 22-minute film,...
Apr 11, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A 'Women's Music Festival' to promote awareness about the issue of sexual assault, will be held from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, on the plaza by the University of Northern Iowa's Campanile, weather permitting. The rain location is in the Maucker Union Hemisphere Lounge. The UNI Gender Equality Association (GEA) and Family Service League's (FSL) Crisis Services Program are sponsoring the event that will...
Apr 11, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾— The University of Northern Iowa will offer alcohol screening at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in Room 103 of the Wellness and Recreation Center. The event is hosted by UNI's Counseling Center and Substance Abuse Services. Free and open to the public, the screening is anonymous. Julie Thompson, UNI Substance Abuse Services coordinator, said the program is open to friends and family of persons with potential alcohol...
Apr 10, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Russian actor Veniamin Smekhov will discuss the theater production, 'The Master and Margarita at the Tanganka Theatre in Moscow,' at 7 p.m., Monday, April 15 in the Seerley Hall Great Reading Room. It is free and open to the public. Smekhov, who has played the lead role in the production, is a well-known Russian actor. 'The Master and Margarita at the Tanganka Theatre in Moscow' was written as a novel by...
Apr 10, 2002
The Camp Adventure program, headquartered at UNI, will host a dessertfest for its summer staff comprised of students from UNI, University of Iowa, Iowa State University and nearby colleges. More than 800 students, parents and staff are expected to attend the Saturday, April 14 event. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. in the West Gym. Keynote speaker, Diane Claiborne-Carr, chief of Child and Youth Services at the U.S. Army's Ft. Meyer in...

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