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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...
Apr 10, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Regional Business Center (RBC) will launch a Rural Business Accelerator program in northeast Iowa this fall. According to Maureen Collins-Williams, RBC director, the new program will use high-tech teaching and mentoring methods to provide customized training for entrepreneurs in Allamakee, Butler, Buchanan and Fayette counties. 'The goal is to increase the number and quality of...
Apr 10, 2002
This tournament, originally scheduled from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, April 14, in UNI's Wellness & Recreation Center, has been cancelled.
Apr 10, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Interpreters Theatre will end its season with, 'Extra-Curricular: A Novel of Rape on Campus,' Thursday through Saturday, April 18-20 in Lang Hall, Room 40. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Intended for mature audiences, the show is based on a book by Anne Hasselbrock and is being produced in conjunction with Take Back The Night activities at UNI. Take Back the Night is an annual...
Apr 9, 2002
On Friday, April 12, five Wisconsin and Iowa Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and a CH-47 Chinook will land on the soccer fields west of the UNI-Dome. The aircraft will transport UNI ROTC cadets to Ft. McCoy, Wis., for a training exercise. According to Lt. Col. Michael De Puglio head of the Department of Military Science, cadets will plan and rehearse the operation at UNI and execute it at Ft McCoy.The CH-47 lands at 4:45 p.m....
Apr 9, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Department of Leisure, Youth & Human Services' (LYHS) Festivals and Special Events class will host Funk Fest 2002 at Lawther Field Sunday, April 21 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. Live bands, including Rearview Mirror, Soul Fusion, Town Crier and Hop on Jonny will perform. There also will be a basketball shootout, volleyball games, strongman...

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