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Special Olympics Iowa
Recently, athletes gathered at the UNI-Dome to take part in events for the Special Olympics Northeast Iowa Spring Games.
May 1, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's 45th annual recognition breakfast will be Saturday, May 3, honoring employees retiring within the 2002-2003 fiscal year, with the equivalent of five or more years of fulltime service. The 8:15 a.m. breakfast sponsored by the UNI Foundation, is in the Commons' Slife Ballroom and open to all current and former university employees and their families. This year's honorees are (years of service...
Apr 30, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will offer a summer graduate course in water quality, May 12 through June 6. Bill Stigliani, director of UNI's Center for Energy and Environmental Education, said the course is for those interested in water chemistry, quality protection and treatment. Course content will include composition and chemistry of natural and polluted waters, sampling procedures, and scientific analysis of...
Apr 29, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Students from the University of Northern Iowa Department of Design, Family, and Consumer Sciences have been awarded scholarships for the 2003-2004 academic year. The $200 Elisabeth Sutherland Howes Outstanding Senior Award and the Purple and Old Gold Award for Meritorious Scholarship were presented to Mollie Mangelsen, a senior family services major from DeWitt. Students receiving the $500 Nellie Dickey Scholarship were...
Apr 29, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Students from the University of Northern Iowa have received scholarships from the Kurt Warner First Things First Foundation. Warner, a UNI alumnus, established the scholarship program to benefit hard-working students who are dedicated to community service. The scholarship is offered to students at UNI, Missouri Baptist College in St. Louis, St. Louis University and the University of Missouri-St.Louis. The students receive...
Apr 28, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC) recently named Shannon Blake, a senior finance major from Guttenberg, Student Entrepreneur of the Year. The award was presented at the College of Business Administration's Spring Gala, along with a $200 cash prize. Blake is the daughter of Tom and Martha Blake and received the award for her leadership as president of UNI Collegiate Entrepreneurs...
Apr 28, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will present 'MA Exhibition and BFA Exhibition #2,' from Monday, May 5 through Saturday, May 10. Graduating artists will host a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, May 5. Brad Travis of Waterloo will present 'Presence of Place,' created in partial fulfillment of his Master of Arts degree in ceramic art. His work will be installed around sections of steel grain bins to create a...
Apr 28, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa recently presented the annual Grace Ann Hovet Student Leadership Awards to outstanding student organizations, student leaders and organization advisors for the 2002-2003 academic year. The following students were recognized for their leadership achievements: Recognized as Outstanding Student Organization Officer was Tina Heeren, a senior public relations major, marketing minor, from Akron...
Apr 28, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa celebrated its fourth annual Student Employment Week April 14-18, and named five Student Employees of the Year. Those chosen were Jason Bauer, a marketing management senior from Boone, working as a telesales supervisor and program coordinator for the Office of Alumni Relations; Laura Engle, a public relations senior from Panora, working as an athletic media relations student assistant...
Apr 28, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa School of Music will host a performance by the world-famous Tsou Cultural Troupe of Taiwan at 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 6, in the Gallagher -Bluedorn Performing Arts Center's Davis Hall. The troupe is comprised of the Tsou (pronounced: SAU) people from rural Taiwan. The ensemble is under the direction of UNI School of Music alumnus, Susan Tsai (Master of Music degree, 1984), and has performed...
Apr 28, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾– The University of Northern Iowa Department of Art has announced the winners of the 2003 High School Art Scholarship Competition held earlier this month at the Kamerick Art Building on the UNI campus. The competition featured the work of 29 high school seniors. Two students were given four-year instate tuition scholarships. They are Kate Fitzpatrick, Storm Lake High School, instructed by Anita Coon and Ron Netten; and...

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