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Apr 15, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Malcolm Price Laboratory School will host its annual carnival from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, April 23, in the Neilsen Fieldhouse. Featured will be games, prizes, a store for ticket redemption, food and a silent auction. UNI students and local artists have donated works for the auction. Proceeds will fund the school's Parents and Teachers in Partnership organization. The event is free and open to the public. For more information,...
Apr 15, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The final 'Women on Fridays: Video Viewpoints,' offered by the University of Northern Iowa Women's Studies program, will be at noon, Friday, April 23, in Baker Hall, Room 161. In 'Bill T. Jones: Still/Here with Bill Moyers,' dancer/choreographer Bill T. Jones tells the story of his first encounter with white people, confusions over his sexuality and his HIV status. 'My job,' Jones tells Moyers, 'is to evoke the spirit of...
Apr 15, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Kenneth Atkinson, assistant professor of philosophy and religion, will receive the University Book and Supply Outstanding Teaching Award at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, in the Kamerick Art Building, Room 111.According to James Lubker, dean of the UNI College of Humanities & Fine Arts (CHFA), this award is presented annually to an untenured faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding teaching skills. University...
Apr 14, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Band-4-Bandz,' an all-day music festival and alcohol awareness program, will take place Saturday, April 24, in the West Gym on the University of Northern Iowa campus. The event kicks off at 11:30 a.m. with an-all day battle of the bands. Bands performing include After the Fall, Leven, Disstrick, House Arrest, Ramshackle, The Slats and Third Person. The final band will perform at 5:30 p.m. Doors will re-open at 7:30, and...
Apr 14, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa ROTC students, instructors, alumni and Iowa national guard members participated in the 2004 Bataan Memorial Death March in White Sands, N.M., on March 21. Participants march 26.2 miles through the New Mexico desert carrying a 35-pound rucksack at elevations ranging from 4,000 to 5,500 feet. ___Name__ of Hometown___ was one of the UNI participants. The march honors the tens of thousands of...
Apr 14, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa Professor of leisure, youth and human services, Betty van der Smissen, was recently awarded the American Association for Leisure and Recreation (AALR) Outstanding Achievement Award during the organization's national convention and exposition in New Orleans. The AALR Outstanding Achievement Award is presented to a person who has demonstrated unusual, significant or outstanding leadership in the...
Apr 14, 2004
The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet at the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School in Vinton, Wednesday, April 21. 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. Register of Capital Improvement Business Transactions Contact:Tom Schellhardt, vice president for Administration & Finance, (319) 273-23822. Approval of faculty...
Apr 14, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will present 'Vertigo Mini' on Wednesday, April 21, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., throughout the south and north wings of the Kamerick Art Building. Patrons should check the lobby showcases that evening for exact locations. The presentation features durational performance art works from six advanced students in UNI Professor of Art, Jeffery Byrd's performance art class. Artists...
Apr 14, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Voices in Exile: Immigrants and the First Amendment' will be the next featured film in the University of Northern Iowa's Reel to Real film series. The movie will be shown at noon on Wednesday, April 21, in Maucker Union's University Room South. ''Voices in Exile: Immigrants and the First Amendment' is described as a chilling documentary that follows dramatic changes in immigration law through the deportation case of seven...
Apr 14, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Gerald Anglum has been appointed assistant vice president for Marketing & Public Relations at the University of Northern Iowa. He will lead the university's integrated marketing efforts and will oversee the Office of University Marketing & Public Relations. His appointment was effective April 1. Anglum came to the university in 1989 as a publications editor. He was later promoted to media relations director, and...

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