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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.
Mar 17, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host the 2004 USA Wrestling Kids/Cadet/Veteran's National Folkstyle Championships, Friday-Sunday, April 2-4, at the UNI-Dome. Tournaments will be held in five age divisions. Divisions include: Midget, 9-10; Novice, 11-12; Schoolboy/girl, 13-14; Cadet, 15-16; and Veterans, 30 and up.A coaches clinic, registration and weigh-ins will take place on Friday. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. on...
Mar 17, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa (UNI) Gallery of Art will present its Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition in the Kamerick Art Building (KAB) March 25 to April 23. The competition showcases outstanding recent works by undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Art. More than 400 pieces of work in various media are submitted annually. This year, 100 works will be chosen for display by juror Isabel Barbuzza,...
Mar 17, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Center for Multicultural Education (CME) will host an address by Nicol�s Vaca, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 25, at the center. Vaca is the son of a Mexican immigrant, and the youngest of 16 children. Despite humble beginnings, he graduated from Harvard Law School and holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a practicing attorney in the San...
Mar 16, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host its third annual Arts in April kick-off, a day-long event featuring workshops and performances, from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 3, at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. According to Melissa Barber, chairperson of the event, there will be a series of workshops -- geared toward children -- on juggling, jazz and hip-hop dancing, creative drama and visual arts....
Mar 16, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The controversies surrounding women's historic entrance into France's legal profession more than a century ago will be the topic of the next history lecture at the University of Northern Iowa, Wednesday, March 24.Sara Kimble, UNI assistant professor of history, will speak at 7 p.m. in Seerley Hall, Room 115. Her address, 'Justice Undressed: Law, Sexuality and Politics in Third Republic France,' is free and open to the...
Mar 16, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Two University of Northern Iowa sophomores, Brendon Moe from Joice, and Joseph Murphy from Cedar Rapids, have been elected president and vice president, respectively, of the Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG). They will assume office later this spring. Working to contain tuition increases, create more flexibility in meal plans and create new funding guidelines for student organizations are among the duo's goals for...
Mar 15, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's 'Films on Social Justice' series will continue with, 'Assault on Gay America: The Life and Death of Billy Jack Gaither,' at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 23, in the Communication Arts Center, Room 108. According to Chris Schwartz, president of UNI's Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 'Assault on Gay America' tells the story of Bill Jack Gaither, a 39-year-old gay man who worked...
Mar 14, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, will speak at the University of Northern Iowa's Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 25, as part of the Joy Cole Corning Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series. This year's lecture co-sponsor is the UNI Speaker's Committee. The 4:30 p.m. lecture is a special question-and-answer session designed for students. The 7:30 p.m event,...
Mar 14, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Center for Multicultural Education will host a dedication of its new facility at 1 p.m., Friday, March 26. The new center is on the top floor of the recently renovated Maucker Union.Featured will be brief addresses by UNI President Robert Koob; Michael D. Blackwell, director for multicultural education; Emiliano Lerda, president of the Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG); Matt Close,...
Mar 14, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa College of Social & Behavioral Sciences (CSBS) will present the lecture and panel discussion, 'The Changing Face of Iowa: Tapping Resources for Successful Aging,' at 6:30 p.m., Friday, March 26, in UNI's Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE), Room 11. The featured speaker will be Toni Calasanti, professor of sociology and women's studies at Virginia Tech, and co-author of...

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