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Going to college can be an emotional roller coaster. Once you step on campus, you’ve opened yourself up to a whole new world of possibilities, but you can also feel like a stranger in a strange land. Fortunately for new students at UNI, Cat Crew is there to unroll the welcome mat.
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...
Mar 14, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Department of Theatre will hold a three-day musical theater audition workshop led by Broadway, film and television actor Kip Niven, beginning at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 25, and finishing with a final presentation of auditions from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, March 27, in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. While in residence at UNI, Niven will work one-on-one with 15 students from the theater...
Mar 10, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The next 'Reel to Real' film will be shown at noon, Wednesday, March 24, in the University of Northern Iowa's Maucker Union South Room. 'Stories of Change' follows the lives of four ethnically diverse women -- Hispanic, Caucasian, Vietnamese and African-American -- and their survival through challenges with alcoholism, drug abuse, poverty, illiteracy and cultural barriers. A discussion following the film will be...
Mar 9, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's 'New Iowans' program will host a forum on immigration and refugee issues at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 11, in Schindler Education Center, Room 244-245. The event was originally scheduled to take place in the John Deere Auditorium of the Curris Business Building. The 'New Iowans' program and Iowa Public Television (IPTV) have received a $5,000 grant from the Independent Television Service (ITVS...
Mar 8, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾– Six University of Northern Iowa art students have been chosen to exhibit at the 2004 Des Moines Arts Festival Emerging Iowa Artist Program June 25-27. Andrew Crooks, TJ Erdahl, Justin Richert, Stephanie Sailer, David Schmitz and Bounnak Thammavong were six of 20 students chosen from around the state. Crooks, from Cedar Falls, is a senior art major. He will be showing photography works. Senior art major Erdahl, from Waterloo...
Mar 7, 2004
The movies and advertisements make spring break seem like one long bikini-clad party where nothing goes wrong. Milissa Wright, a lieutenant with UNI Police, says the annual March event is rife with opportunity for all manner of wayward behavior, much of it criminal and dangerous. Because alcohol plays such a prominent role in the celebration, she said, 'There's a greater likelihood of alcohol overdose, a greater probability that you'll become a...
Mar 4, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Center for Energy & Environmental Education (CEEE) will host the Junior Solar Sprint program sponsored by the Iowa Energy Center. This is the first time UNI has hosted the event. A free educational workshop about the program for Iowa junior-high science teachers will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 13 in Room 111 of the CEEE. The program is an opportunity for 6th through...
Mar 4, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will host a lecture given by Isabel Barbuzza, professor of sculpture at the University of Iowa, at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 11, in the Kamerick Art Building (KAB) Art Auditorium, Room 111. Barbuzza is this year's juror for the UNI Gallery of Art Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition. She holds a B.F.A and M.F.A in sculpture, printmaking and book arts from the University of...
Mar 4, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The next session of 'Women on Fridays: Video Viewpoints,' offered by the University of Northern Iowa Women's Studies program, will be at noon, Friday March 12, in Baker Hall, Room 161. 'The Hazards of Helen,' produced between 1914 and 1917, stars Helen Holmes, one of the most celebrated silent screen serial queens. The film will explore the issue of feminism in 1914. The event is free and open to the public. Those...

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