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Apr 18, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) will host the 15th annual Do-Run-Run 5K race at 9 a.m., Saturday, May 1, at Gateway Park, downtown Cedar Falls. 'We hope to double the number of participants from last year's race,' said Lindsay McCracken, a junior public relations major from Ankeny and the Do-Run-Run race coordinator. 'Just by running or walking in the Do-...
Apr 18, 2004
Although it sounds tempting, Katherine van Wormer, professor of social work at UNI, says the economic gains provided by gaming venues aren't worth the social costs. 'We're all very desperate for this money right now, but national statistics show that for every $1 the state gains from a gambling establishment, there are $3 in social costs.' Those social costs come in the form of divorces, bankruptcies, and embezzlements and other crimes. Further...
Apr 18, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (CSBS) will present the CSBS Student Research Conference, beginning at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 24, in the Schindler Education Center (SEC).According to Kim MacLin, UNI assistant professor of psychology and event chair, the conference provides a forum for showcasing student-faculty research collaborations.The all day event will feature keynote speaker...
Apr 18, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will offer a variety of sports camps for boys and girls, ages 7 to 18. According to Jason Nellis, UNI sports camp director, highlights include a full schedule of instruction and playing time, personalized attention from UNI's Division I coaches and athletes, and hands-on experience. For more details and to download printable brochures, visit the UNI athletics Web site at www.unipanthers.com/...
Apr 15, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Thunder in the Valley,' a day-long clinic for students participating in Waterloo drill teams, will take place Saturday, April 17, at the University of Northern Iowa's Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC). Sheltered Reality, a local drum group that advocates for children and teens in trouble, will perform at 1 p.m. in Davis Hall of the GBPAC. There is no charge to attend. A performance featuring the Waterloo...
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...

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