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May 4, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Class of 1954 from Iowa State Teachers College-- now the University of Northern Iowa-- will celebrate its 50th reunion Thursday through Saturday on the Cedar Falls campus, with some 45 class members and a number of their spouses returning from all parts of the country. Reunion co-chairs are Diane Baum and Jim Handorf, both of Cedar Falls. The weekend, sponsored by the University of Northern Iowa Alumni Association, will...
May 4, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Department of Industrial Technology at the University of Northern Iowa will celebrate two anniversaries Saturday, May 8-- the 100th anniversary of the department's founding and the 25th anniversary of the doctor of industrial technology degree program. In 1904, Iowa State Normal School President Homer Seerley wrote, in his request to establish the Department of Manual Training, 'There is no doubt in my mind but [that]...
May 4, 2004
Dave Smith, K-12 principal at Price Lab School, will conquer his fear of snakes during an exhibition at 9:30 a.m., Friday, May 7, in the school auditorium. Smith will help present an educational program that features a 30-foot, 80-pound boa constrictor.The program is a reward for students, who have raised nearly $1,000 by participating in the 'Box Tops for Education' program sponsored by General Mills. It offers cash for box tops from specified...
May 3, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Habitat for Humanity chapter spent the week of March 17 in Manhattan, Kan., building a house as part of the Collegiate Challenge, a program where students from different universities spend their spring break constructing homes. According to Gary Daters, adviser to UNI's Habitat for Humanity, the team collected donations for a year before they took part in the Challenge. Daters said the...
May 3, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Psi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education initiated new members during the 2003-2004 academic year. __(Name)__, an undergraduate education major from __(hometown)__, was/were among the (fall/spring) initiates. (He/she) is the (son/daughter) of (parents' names). Melissa Kinyon originally from Ames, a UNI graduate and a teacher at McCosh Elementary School in...
May 3, 2004
CEDAR FALLS -- The University of Northern Iowa College of Education recently hosted its bi-annual Teacher Education Convocation. Of the 267 students that have satisfied requirements for admission during the spring semester into the College of Education, more than 130 students participated in the formal ceremony, the official induction of students into that field of study.Among those recently accepted into the College of Education was/were (...
May 3, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Twelve University of Northern Iowa students in the U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) are candidates to commission as second lieutenants during an 8 a.m. ceremony Saturday, May 8, in the Lang Hall auditorium.Lt. Gen. (Retired) Warren Lawson, will be the commissioning ceremony speaker. A native of Fairfield, Lawson graduated from the University of Iowa, where he was commissioned as a second lieutenant through...
May 3, 2004
The recent resurgence in religious interest and conversation is obvious nationwide. 'The DaVinci Code' has been a bestseller for months. 'The Passion of the Christ' drew unprecedented crowds, and almost all the televison networks have devoted airtime to historical discussion of biblical times. Ken Atkinson, UNI assistant professor of philosophy and religion, attributes it to a lack of knowledge. 'Bible literacy in this country is pitiful,' he...
May 3, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Rod Library has named its May 'Student Assistant of the Month.' Desiree Kalainoff, a graduate student from Waverly, received the award for her work in the Reference and Instructional Services (RIS) department. Kalainoff has worked at Rod Library in the RIS department for four years, two as an undergraduate and two as a graduate student. She will graduate this spring with a master's degree...
Apr 29, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host its annual spring commencement services in two ceremonies on Saturday, May 8 in the UNI-Dome. The first will begin at 10 a.m., for candidates for degrees from the College of Humanities & Fine Arts, the College of Natural Sciences, and the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences. The second ceremony, at 2 p.m., will be for candidates for degrees from the College of Business...

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