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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.
Feb 22, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Negotiating Truth: Postcolonial Adventures in Transnational Space ' will be the topic of the next CROW Forum lecture at noon, Monday, March 1, in Baker Hall, Room 161, on the University of Northern Iowa campus. The lecture will be given by Deirdre Bucher Heistad, assistant professor of modern languages at UNI. Heistad will examine the ways in which some French-speaking women writers, including Malika Mokeddem of Algeria,...
Feb 22, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Microsoft Excel,' a course that introduces the basic commands and capabilities of Microsoft Excel, and more advanced topics, will be offered by the University of Northern Iowa Regional Business Center (RBC), in partnership with Ketels Contract Training.The three-module course will run Fridays, March 5, 12, and 26, from 8 a.m. to noon, at the RBC office, 212 E. Fourth St., Waterloo, and will be taught by Chris McGregor-Case...
Feb 22, 2004
The third annual Collegiate Entrepreneurs Iowa Conference will take place at UNI's Maucker Union, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 27. Katherine Cota-Uyar, program manager for UNI's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, said about 350 college and university students, faculty and staff from across the state will attend. Among the speakers will be Bill Krause, president and CEO of Krause Gentle Corp., and owner of 350 Kum & Go stores in 13...
Feb 19, 2004
UNI will open its new Center for International Peace & Security Studies with an inaugural address by Rep. Jim Leach at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 23 in Maucker Union. Leach will discuss, 'Progress in the War on Terrorism.' The public may attend at no charge. At 2 p.m., Leach will lecture a class in Sabin Hall, Room 129. The Center for International Peace & Security Studies is housed within the Department of Political Science. It is designed...
Feb 19, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Two 'Organizing Essentials' classes, 'Task and Time Management' and 'Taming the Paper Tiger at Work: Optimizing Your Paper and Electronic Filing Systems,' will be offered by the University of Northern Iowa Regional Business Center (RBC), in partnership with Krisalis, Inc.Both classes will take place from 9 a.m. to noon, at the RBC office, 212 E. Fourth St., Waterloo, and will be taught by Kris Pond-Burtis, Ph.D.,...
Feb 19, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa student, Sarah Carlson, was a winner at the Fort Dodge Young Artists Competition, held in January in Fort Dodge. Carlson, a junior vocal performance major from Rockwell City, and daughter of Tom and Nancy Carlson, was one of three winners in the Collegiate Division. She performed 'Rusalka's Song to the Moon' from 'Rusalka' by Dvorak. As a winner, Carlson will perform in the Fort Dodge Area...
Feb 18, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Association of Educational Office Professionals (AEOP) will host the workshop, 'AEOP in Motion . . . Imagine, Believe, Achieve,' from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday, March 15 in the Curris Business Building. Pat Galasso, a certified business-planning trainer from Clear Lake, will give the keynote address, 'Managing Stress in Your Personal and Professional Life.' Workshop topics will include '...
Feb 17, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Introductory Bookkeeping for Small Business,' a primer course to help small business owners understand business finances, will be offered by the University of Northern Iowa Regional Business Center (RBC).The three-hour workshop is offered the last Saturday of each month from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. The next two workshops will take place on Saturday, Feb. 28, and Saturday March 27, at the RBC office, 212 E. Fourth St., Waterloo...
Feb 17, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- For nearly a year, the religious world has anticipated the release of Mel Gibson's controversial film, 'The Passion of The Christ,' with both fear and elation. Some say the film, which depicts the last 12 hours of Jesus Christ's life, will incite anti-Semitism. Others believe it is a glorious testament to Christ's sacrifice, and still others debate its historical accuracy.Ken Atkinson, UNI assistant professor of religion...
Feb 17, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa Associate Professor of Biology, Laura L. Jackson, was a featured speaker at the 28th annual meeting of the Ecological Society of Australia (ESA), in Armidale, New South Wales, Australia in December, 2003. Jackson's experience at the ESA conference supported her belief that U.S. farmers and environmentalists can learn from other countries about how to conserve native plant and animal species while...

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