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Apr 29, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Alumni Association will present its annual Heritage Honours Awards during the 2 p.m. commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 8, in the UNI-Dome. The awards recognize alumni who have achieved significant personal and professional accomplishments. Those chosen for the 2004 Alumni Achievement Awards are David Peters, a 1978 alumnus with a bachelor's degree in industry; and Paul Stanwood, who...
Apr 29, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A gift of $500,000 from Wells Fargo will support construction of the University of Northern Iowa's McLeod Center. 'Wells Fargo realizes how important the McLeod Center is for Cedar Valley's economic development. This is an excellent opportunity to invest in the community in a manner that will truly add value,' said Mark Oman, group executive vice president of the Home and Consumer Finance Group of Wells Fargo & Company...
Apr 29, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾– A University of Northern Iowa faculty member was honored Tuesday, April 27, by the Office of the Governor of Iowa for going 'above and beyond' ordinary actions to raise environmental awareness and promote environmental projects among children and teenagers. Kamyar Enshayan, program manager at UNI's Center for Energy and Environmental Education, was among 30 people recognized as a part of the 'Above and Beyond' initiative to...
Apr 29, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A University of Northern Iowa industrial technology student recently had a hand in restoring an item in the Iowa Governor's mansion, Terrace Hill. Brian Zimmer of Vinton, a senior majoring in metal casting, reproduced a missing antique coat hook from a large Victorian hall tree, made specifically in 1868 for Terrace Hill by a New York City manufacturer. Located in the east hall of the mansion, the piece originally had four...
Apr 28, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa celebrated its seventh annual Student Employment Week April 12-16, and named five Student Employees of the Year. Those chosen were Liz Bombgaars, a communication studies senior from Spencer, a peer adviser in the Residence for Academic Advising Services; Ashley Druvenga, an elementary education senior from Waverly, working as a lab facilitator at the Center for Social and Behavioral Research;...
Apr 28, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The 11th annual Sigma Xi Student Research Conference at the University of Northern Iowa recognized the works of Colleen K. Chisman, a sophomore biology major from Indianola, and Michael Philipp, a graduate student from Cedar Falls, as the two best research papers presented at the conference. The students were each awarded a $25 check and certificate.Chisman received the undergraduate poster award for her research, 'Are...
Apr 27, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's College of Education will present 'Children, Education and Democracy: Three Pillars of Hope for Burmese Refugees Living in Thailand,' by UNI faculty members Jeannie Steele and Kurt Meredith at 9 a.m., Friday, April 30, in Schindler Education Center, Room 247. Steele, a professor, and Meredith, an associate professor in UNI's Department of Curriculum and Instruction, have trained teachers in...
Apr 27, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The R.J. McElroy Trust recently pledged $500,000 for the University of Northern Iowa's proposed Human Performance Complex (HPC) as a challenge grant. The UNI Foundation must raise $1 million to receive the funding. 'The R.J. McElroy Trust has given steadfast support for projects like the HPC that serve the youth in our area,' said Bill Calhoun, vice president for university advancement. 'We need to raise a total of $6...
Apr 27, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Due to overwhelming interest, the premiere of 'America's Lost Landscape: Tallgrass Prairie,' will now take place in the University of Northern Iowa's Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 30. The event was originally scheduled for Lang Hall. The premiere is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required. Daryl Smith, professor and director of the UNI's Native Roadside...
Apr 26, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Eighteen students from the UNI Dance Program recently performed and participated in the 2004 American College Dance Festival, Great Lakes Region, in Detroit, Michigan. __(NAME) of __(HOMETOWN) , was among the participants.Members of UNI Orchesis Dance Company performed two pieces in the adjudicated concerts. The International Dance Theatre presented 'Vu Mua' (After the Harvest), a choreography by Tien Chau, a UNI...

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