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Special Olympics Iowa
Recently, athletes gathered at the UNI-Dome to take part in events for the Special Olympics Northeast Iowa Spring Games.
Apr 6, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Students on the University of Northern Iowa's Individual Events Speech Team recently placed second at the Twin Cities Forensic League (TCFL) Tournament at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minn. In addition, three novice students participated at an additional TCFL competition designed for students in their first or second year of competition. Each UNI student received an award. At the Normandale...
Apr 3, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE) will present the Ecological Lawn and Garden Fair on April 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the CEEE on UNI's campus. Homeowners will learn practical and cost effective methods of managing and beautifying lawns and gardens without the use of conventional chemical pesticides. The fair will feature exhibits, educational resources, and...
Apr 3, 2003
The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet at UNI on Thursday, April 10, in the Maucker Union Expansion. The following are docket items pertaining to UNI, and the individuals who can best address those issues. A news release regarding the west-campus expansion will be available at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 10. Included will be links to online images of the proposed expansion. Tenure/promotionsAaron Podolefsky, provost and vice...
Apr 3, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Students in the University of Northern Iowa's Textile and Apparel program will present their 11th annual runway show at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, in the Lang Hall auditorium. Among those participating is: (NAME) of (HOMETOWN). The event is planned, managed and produced by students. The students also create all of the clothing and 'wearable art.' In addition to the show, seniors will showcase their portfolios...
Apr 3, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Students on the University of Northern Iowa's Individual Events Speech Team will attend the American Forensic Association National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET), April 5-7, at the University of Mississippi. Amy Larsen, a senior from Ankeny, will compete in informative speaking, impromptu speaking, and communication analysis. Danielle Dick, a junior from Dayton, will compete in after-dinner speaking and...
Apr 3, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Theatre UNI, in collaboration with the Sturgis Youth Theatre, will present 'To Kill A Mockingbird,' at 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, April 10-12; and at 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, April 12 and 13, in the Strayer-Wood Theatre on the UNI campus. The classic tale by Harper Lee tells the story of a white southern lawyer who fights for truth in the 1930s when a young black man...
Apr 3, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's dance company, Orchesis, will present its spring dance gala Saturday and Sunday, April 12 and 13, at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. Saturday's performance begins at 7 p.m., and Sunday's performance begins at 2 p.m. The 18-member company will present a series of pieces, including high-energy hip hop, modern dance, classical ballet, jazz and tap. Student and faculty...
Apr 3, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host the 35th annual Beginning Reading Conference on Friday, April 11, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Schindler Education Center. The keynote speaker is Patricia MacLachlan, author of 'Sarah, Plain and Tall,' ' Skylark' and 'Caleb's Story.' The cost to attend the conference is $60. General continuing education units (CEUs) are available, along with one hour of graduate credit from...
Apr 2, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- William F. Schulz, executive director of Amnesty International, will discuss 'Current Issues in Human Rights,' at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 14 in the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performance Arts Center at the University of Northern Iowa. An ordained Unitarian Universalist minister, he joined Amnesty International in 1994 after serving 15 years with the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations. He led the first...
Apr 2, 2003
CEDAR FALLS -- Rating crazy ideas on a scale of up to four 'cuckoos' may not sound like something a typical scientist would do, but Robert Ehrlich probably wouldn't be described as typical. The author of 'Nine Crazy Ideas in Science-- A Few Might Even Be True,' Ehrlich will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in the Center for Energy and Environmental Education auditorium on the University of Northern Iowa campus. A professor of physics at...

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