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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.
Mar 3, 2003
The University of Northern Iowa's ROTC corps of cadets will conducts its annual ceremony in honor of 2nd Lt. Robert J. Hibbs at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, March 5, at the base of the Hibbs Memorial between the West Gym and Rod Library. The ceremony marks the 37th anniversary of Hibbs' death, and recognizes him for receiving the Medal of Honor. Hibbs was a member of the UNI class of 1964 and was killed in action during the Vietnam War. The Hibbs...
Mar 3, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Students from the University of Northern Iowa will be in Des Moines Wednesday, March 5, for a news conference to hammer home the message that higher education is critical to Iowa's future. The news conference, a joint effort of the three state universities, begins at noon in Room 24 of the Capitol building. Plans call for a student presence in the rotunda between the House and Senate chambers immediately following the news...
Mar 2, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa --The University of Northern Iowa will host the third annual Iowa Conference on Islam at UNI's Maucker Union, Friday, March 7 to Sunday, March 9. The conference is co-sponsored by the UNI Muslim Student Association (UNI MSA) and the Iowa Muslim Student Association.According to Mohammed Fahmy, UNI MSA faculty advisor, 'The UNI MSA is focused on raising awareness of Islam at UNI and addressing related issues about religion and...
Feb 27, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Notes Toward A History,' a documentary by independent filmmaker, Francesca Soans, will be shown on the University of Northern Iowa campus at 7:30 pm, Wednesday, March 5, in the Kamerick Art Building, Room 111. One hour in length, the film shows how a 103-year-old South Asian woman challenges representations of India and the meaning of history. Soans, an India native, will be on campus to show her documentary and to...
Feb 27, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa --The University of Northern Iowa's Rod Library has named its February 'Student Assistant of the Month.' Carly Thomsen, a junior finance major from Cedar Rapids, is a student assistant in the Rod Library Dean's Office. She has been an employee since spring 2002. Thomsen was nominated by Cynthia Coulter, head of acquisitions, UNI Rod Library, for her dependability and cheerful attitude. She is 'an invaluable student...
Feb 27, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Department of Social Work, and the UNI Global Health Corps will host an address by Tom Johannesen, secretary general of the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW), at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 6. His address, 'A Human Rights Profession in the Era of Globalization,' will be in Expansion A of Maucker Union. The IFSW is a global organization with interests in social justice,...
Feb 27, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Inter-American Studies Program will present the last film in its spring film series, 'Behind the Cocaine War,' at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 4, in Seerley Hall, Room 115. The documentary is about drug trafficking, paramilitaries and guerillas in Colombia and the U.S. involvement in the situation.The series is in its seventh year. The films are sponsored by Inter-American Studies, the dean of...
Feb 26, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Center for Energy & Environmental Education (CEEE) continues its spring 2003 film and event series at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 6, in the Physics Building, Room 201.The session 'Ready for Harvest: Clear-cutting in southern Appalachia,' will feature a documentary filmed in North Carolina that explores the interest of local people versus the interests of absentee corporations that cut and run...
Feb 26, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Department of Physics will host the UNI/Area Education Agency-7 Regional Physics Olympics in the UNI-Dome, from 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, March 6.Participating will be approximately 250 high school and middle school/junior high students from Cedar Falls, Waterloo, Dike, New Hartford, Jesup, Traer, Gilbertville, Gladbrook, Reinbeck, Dunkerton, Nashua, Plainfield, La Porte City, Dysart, Winthrop...
Feb 26, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Mobilizing for Gender Justice: Implementation and Evaluation of the Mentors in Violence Prevention Model on the UNI Campus' will be the topic of the next CROW Forum lecture, at noon, Monday, March 3, in Baker Hall Room 161 on the University of Northern Iowa campus. The presentation will be given by Annette Lynch, UNI associate professor of textiles and apparel; Michael Fleming, UNI assistant professor of family services;...

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