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Feb 29, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's 'Films on Social Justice' series will continue with, 'Borderline Cases,' at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 4, in the Communication Arts Center, Room 108. According to Chris Schwartz, president of UNI's Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 'Borderline Cases' describes environmental problems caused by factories along the border between the United States and Mexico. The film has won...
Feb 29, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Department of Philosophy & Religion will present a panel discussion on 'The Passion of the Christ,' at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 8, in the Old Central Ballroom of Maucker Union. Panelists will be Ken Atkinson, assistant professor; Harry Brod, professor; and Betty DeBerg, head; and James Robinson, associate professor; all in the Department of Philosophy & Religion. Atkinson will...
Feb 26, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'The Peace Community: Alternatives to Aggression in our Age of Militarism' will be the topic of a lecture at 7 p.m. Friday, March 5, in Sabin Hall, Room 102, on the University of Northern Iowa campus. Ella Cecilia Florez Alvarez, a leading Colombian peace activist, will give the address. As the director of communications for the community of San Jose de Apartado, Colombia, Florez will speak about her town's decision to...
Feb 26, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Climbing Club will sponsor a climbing competition, open to all UNI students, faculty and staff, Saturday and Sunday, March 6 and 7, in the Wellness Recreation Center (WRC) on the UNI campus. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Saturday. Saturday's competition begins at 10 a.m. Sunday's competition begins at 10:30 a.m. Competitions in bouldering, speed climbing and route climbing will be offered....
Feb 25, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Substance Abuse Services will sponsor the conference, 'Cedar Valley Responsible Retailing Forum: Working Toward Collaboration,' from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, March 25 at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. According to Julie Thompson, coordinator of UNI's Substance Abuse and Sexual Assault Services, the event will help retailers identify and implement innovative ways to help prevent the...
Feb 25, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Individual Events speech team traveled to Eau Claire, Wis. for the Wisconsin Love Fest Swing, Saturday, Feb. 14 and Sunday, Feb. 15, coming in third as a team. Senior elementary education major Sara Gronstal, of Council Bluffs, brought home the gold in program oral interpretation and individual sweeps. She also placed second in prose, fourth in persuasion and fifth in duo, with senior...
Feb 25, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Faith, Fear and Leadership in a Post-9-11 World' is the topic of a University of Northern Iowa lecture to take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4, at the Center for Multicultural Education on the UNI campus. Television personality, inspirational speaker and church executive-minister-pastor, Angelique Walker-Smith, will deliver the lecture. Her address is free and open to the public. Trained at Kent State, Yale and...
Feb 25, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Women's Studies Program, and the international English honor society Sigma Tau Delta, will present a lecture, 'Accumulating Culture: Or, How to Be an Early Modern Learned Lady,' at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, in the Seerley Hall Great Reading Room. Ezell is the John Paul Abbott professor of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University. Her presentation is part of the Women's History Month...
Feb 25, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's 'New Iowans' program and Iowa Public Television (IPTV), have received a $5,000 grant from the Independent Television Service (ITVS) to promote a Public Broadcasting System miniseries, 'The New Americans.' Also participating in the project is the UNI Museum. Airing March 29-April 1, 'The New Americans' is a seven-hour series about the search for the American dream through the eyes of today's...
Feb 25, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Women's Studies programs at the University of Northern Iowa will observe March as Women's History Month through a series of events. Unless noted, events are free and open to the public. The events are as follows:Monday, March 1, CROW Forum Lecture, 'Negotiating Truth: Postcolonial Adventures in Transnational Space,' by Deidre Bucher Heistad, assistant professor of modern languages, noon, Baker Hall, Room 161.Tuesday,...

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