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Apr 14, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa Professor of leisure, youth and human services, Betty van der Smissen, was recently awarded the American Association for Leisure and Recreation (AALR) Outstanding Achievement Award during the organization's national convention and exposition in New Orleans. The AALR Outstanding Achievement Award is presented to a person who has demonstrated unusual, significant or outstanding leadership in the...
Apr 14, 2004
The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet at the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School in Vinton, Wednesday, April 21. Specific times for discussion of most items are unknown. The docket is available on the Web at http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/Meetings/Agendas/agenda.html1. Register of Capital Improvement Business Transactions Contact:Tom Schellhardt, vice president for Administration & Finance, (319) 273-23822. Approval of faculty...
Apr 14, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will present 'Vertigo Mini' on Wednesday, April 21, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., throughout the south and north wings of the Kamerick Art Building. Patrons should check the lobby showcases that evening for exact locations. The presentation features durational performance art works from six advanced students in UNI Professor of Art, Jeffery Byrd's performance art class. Artists...
Apr 14, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Voices in Exile: Immigrants and the First Amendment' will be the next featured film in the University of Northern Iowa's Reel to Real film series. The movie will be shown at noon on Wednesday, April 21, in Maucker Union's University Room South. ''Voices in Exile: Immigrants and the First Amendment' is described as a chilling documentary that follows dramatic changes in immigration law through the deportation case of seven...
Apr 14, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Gerald Anglum has been appointed assistant vice president for Marketing & Public Relations at the University of Northern Iowa. He will lead the university's integrated marketing efforts and will oversee the Office of University Marketing & Public Relations. His appointment was effective April 1. Anglum came to the university in 1989 as a publications editor. He was later promoted to media relations director, and...
Apr 13, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'A Seventeenth-Century Indo-Persian Poet: The Many Lives of Nand Lal' will be the topic of the next history lecture at the University of Northern Iowa, Wednesday, April 21.Louis Fenech, UNI assistant professor of history, will speak at 7 p.m. in Seerley Hall, Room 115. His address is free and open to the public. Since Sept. 11, 2001, Fenech said the Sikhs, a religio-cultural community that originates in India, 'have been...
Apr 13, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Take Back the Night,' an annual event to protest sexual assault and violence against women, will be Tuesday, April 20, at Old Central Ballroom in Maucker Union at the University of Northern Iowa. Actors from the Students Against a Violent Environment (SAVE) Forum will take the stage at 5 p.m. Capoeira, a cultural dance organization, will perform at 6 p.m. Audience members will be invited to present their own poetry or music...
Apr 13, 2004
The child of Holocaust survivors, Harry Brod knows well the importance of telling the story. The UNI professor of philosophy & religion speaks annually to children in sixth-12th grade via the ICN, talking about the Holocaust. Brod also is a member of the advisory board of an educational non-profit organization called 'Voices and Memories Through the Holocaust' that uses testimonies of child survivors to educate younger generations. 'The...
Apr 13, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's 'Films on Social Justice' series will continue with, 'Reefer Madness,' at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, and 'Grass,' at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 22, both in the Communication Arts Center, Room 108. According to Chris Schwartz, president of UNI's chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 'Reefer Madness' is a film that tells the story through the eyes of a high school principal who is...
Apr 12, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Artists Ed McGowin and Claudia DeMonte will present a lecture on their public artworks at 7 p.m., April 19, in the University of Northern Iowa's Kamerick Art Building, Room 111.McGowin and DeMonte created the sculpture for the new Center for Multicultural Education (CME), located in the recently renovated Maucker Union.The sculpture, titled 'We Are One,' was chosen as part of the 'Iowa Art in State Buildings Program,' in...

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