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Joseph Tibbs
A University of Northern Iowa junior received the Goldwater Scholarship in Science and Mathematics this week, a nationally competitive award that was granted to less than 500 students across the country.
May 27, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Department of Art at the University of Northern Iowa awarded two four-year full-tuition scholarships at its recent High School Art Scholarship Day. Recipients were Zachary Moser, Cedar Falls High School and Claire Stigliani, Columbus High School in Waterloo. Three alternates were named: David Schmitz, Charles City High School; Kim Jones, Waverly-Shell Rock High School; and Clint Wilcox, Waukee High School.
May 27, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- High school students at the University of Northern Iowa's Price Laboratory School recently captured their ninth straight state title at the Iowa Olympiada of Spoken Russian. Sponsored by the American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR), the event took place in April at UNI. NUHS students took 11 of 12 medalist awards in the Individual Spoken Competition. Finishing first in Level Four (numbers indicate finishing...
May 22, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Purple and Old Gold awards, recognizing meritorious scholarship or conspicuous achievement in particular areas, were presented to 54 seniors during the University of Northern Iowa's commencement exercises Saturday, May 11, in the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. Named after the university colors, the traditional awards were first presented at commencement exercises on May 29, 1939. The awards for meritorious...
May 21, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa, still reeling from budget reversions to its fiscal year 2002 budget, today announced plans to drastically cut public service and economic development programs. Although the state legislature has not yet made final budget announcements, the university is expecting another round of severe cutbacks to its fiscal year 2003 budget. The situation is exacerbated by the fact that, although...
May 21, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The 2002-2003 Merchant Scholarship Program at the University of Northern Iowa, open to all UNI bachelor's degree graduates pursuing advanced degrees, has named this year's recipients. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of ability, attainment, moral character, spirit, personality, intellectual promise and devotion to society. Recipients of $2,000 awards are: Elizabeth Kellner, originally from...
May 21, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Brent Bierstedt, who graduated from the University of Northern Iowa earlier this month with a major in management information systems (MIS), is the first recipient of UNI's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center's Student Entrepreneur of the Year award. The award comes with a $200 cash prize. Bierstedt, who is from Lone Rock, plans to run his Web hosting service company, Unlimited Web Network, in Algona. He founded...
May 20, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Valerie Johnson, a graduate student in the Department of Theatre at the University of Northern Iowa, took top honors at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KC/ACTF) in Washington, D.C., last month. Johnson, a native of Melbourne, won the 'Best Ten-Minute Play' award for her play, 'Your Typical, Everyday, Lighthearted, Romantic Comedy,' written while she was an undergraduate theatre major at UNI. Her...
May 20, 2002
University of Northern Iowa President Robert Koob has scheduled a news conference for 9 a.m., Wednesday, May 22, in the Great Reading Room of Seerley Hall. Koob will discuss proposals for handling fiscal year 2003 budget reductions.Note: The center of the UNI campus is under construction.
May 19, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾— Two University of Northern Iowa electronic media students have been awarded scholarships by the Iowa Broadcasters Association. Seniors Nicholas Wilson of Dallas Center and Eric Braley of Nevada, will each receive a $3,000 one-year scholarship. They will be recognized during the IBA awards luncheon June 25 in Des Moines. The Iowa Broadcasters Association annually awards broadcast scholarships to Iowa students...
May 19, 2002
(Part of the EducatioNet series from the University of Northern Iowa) At first glance, the average kindergarten classroom may appear to be little more than a large play area --.the ultimate dream for a 5-year-old. Children busy themselves with blocks, books, crayons, miniature kitchen set-ups and the requisite construction paper. There are few structured activities and children are allowed to work with sand, water and even mud. Fun at...

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