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Katy Slaven
Katy Slaven never dreamed that she'd be back at UNI so soon after graduating in 2010. She also couldn't have predicted that her homecoming would be on the stage of the Great Hall in the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, performing in front of 1,500 children.
Apr 12, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Malcolm Price Laboratory School (MPLS) will sponsor the 36th annual Beginning Reading Conference beginning at 8 a.m., Friday, April 16, at UNI's Schindler Education Center. According to Amy Lockhart, conference chair, the event provides educators with innovative language arts tips, tools and techniques, while giving teachers methods to evaluate and enhance the effectiveness of classroom...
Apr 12, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Individual Events speech team traveled to the West coast Friday through Sunday, April 2-4, to compete in the American Forensic Association's National Individual Events Tournament at California State University-Long Beach.Michelle Kelsey, senior political communication major from Ankeny, came one rank short of advancing to the elimination rounds in extemporaneous speaking. Mike Hilkin,...
Apr 11, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa presidential scholars will present their senior thesis research projects, beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 17 in Lang Hall, Rooms 20, 21 and 23.The conference will begin with a welcome speech by UNI President Robert Koob in the second-floor lounge of the Lang Hall auditorium. Following will be five sessions of research presentations. Presenters, topics and times are listed below:9:30-10 a.m....
Apr 11, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will present David Coleman, the 'Dating Doctor,' at 7 p.m., Monday, April 19 in the Lang Hall Auditorium.According to David Weber, sophomore accounting major from Clive and director of programming for UNI's Interfraternity Council, Coleman is an energetic and entertaining speaker who is a nine-time national speaker-of-the-year award winner.Coleman is the author of several dating books,...
Apr 11, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Theatre UNI and the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) will offer two workshops with actor Anthony Zerbe, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 19 and 20, in the Strayer-Wood Theatre, Room 1.Zerbe is a theatre, film and television actor who has appeared in the movies 'The Matrix: Reloaded,' 'The Matrix Revolutions,' 'Enter the Matrix' and 'True Crime,' among others. Television...
Apr 11, 2004
The Rwandan massacre of 10 years ago was, says Michele Yehieli director of UNI's Project Export Center of Excellence on Health Disparities, one of the worst genocide tragedies in recent years. 'You have to imagine roving bands of people killing others, and neighbors actively encouraged to kill their neighbors,' she said, explaining that the Hutu-led government of Rwanda planned an extermination of the entire population of Tutsis. In the end, 800...
Apr 11, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Peace activists Joe Carr and Cheryl Broderson will present 'Stop Demolishing Palestine: Stories of a Non-Violent Resistance to the Israeli Occupation,' at 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 14, in Schindler Education Center, Room 247, on the University of Northern Iowa campus. Carr will tell stories and show pictures of incidents he witnessed, including home demolitions and the death of 23-year-old American peace activist Rachel...
Apr 11, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Interpreters Theatre presented 'Barbie Undone,' in April. Karen Mitchell, UNI associate professor of communication studies, directed the play, along with Mike Frieden, a senior speech major from Waterloo, and Brianne Waychoff, a graduate student in women's studies from Cedar Rapids. Lyn Countryman, associate professor of science education at Malcolm Price Laboratory School, narrated. (...
Apr 11, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A new film, 'America's Lost Landscapes: The Tallgrass Prairie,' will premiere at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 30, in the University of Northern Iowa's Lang Hall auditorium. Daryl Smith, professor and director of UNI's Native Roadside Vegetation Center, co-produced the feature-length documentary. The film was written, directed and co-produced by David O'Shields of New Light Media. He is executive director. Annabeth Gish,...
Apr 11, 2004
Monday, April 12'Making Schools Safe for GLBT Students,' 7 to 9 p.m., Lang Hall Auditorium. This public forum is part of a state-wide series focusing on the needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth. Wednesday, April 14'Nigeria and the Politics of Shar'ia,' 3 pm, Sabin Hall, Room 201. The Political Science Speaker Series will present a talk by Pita Agbese, professor of political science. He will discuss the impact of the use of Shar'...

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