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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 8, 2004
During his recent State of the Union address, President Bush discussed his proposed budget plans for fiscal year 2005. While he concedes that his budget proposal will increase the nation's budget deficit, which is forecast at more than $500 billion this fiscal year, he maintains that his proposal will strengthen America. His opponents say that budget deficits should not be allowed in the federal budget.According to Bryce Kanago, assistant...
Feb 8, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- For the first time ever, Illinois students can test their knowledge in the University of Northern Iowa's Wright Challenge, a Web-based math contest. Between now and May, 'Doctor E' will present five puzzles, one every other week. The first problem is now available on the Web. The solution is due on Friday, March 5. The puzzles can be found on the Web at http://www.math.uni.edu. Answers can be e-mailed to doctore@math.uni...
Feb 8, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Department of Physics will host the UNI/Area Education Agency 267 Regional Physics Olympics from 9 a.m. to noon in the UNI-Dome on Thursday, Feb. 19. More than 250 junior high and high school students are expected to participate from Cedar Falls, Waterloo, Dike-New Hartford, Wapsie Valley, Jesup, Traer, Gilbertville, Gladbrook-Reinbeck, Dunkerton, Nashua-Plainfield, La Porte City, Winthrop,...
Feb 8, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- High school and University of Northern Iowa students can try their luck at the Wright Challenge, a Web-based math contest now in its fifth year. Between now and May, 'Doctor E' will present five puzzles, one every other week. The first puzzle is now available on the Web. The solution is due on Friday, March 5. The puzzles can be found on the Web site, http://www.math.uni.edu. Answers can be e-mailed to doctore@math.uni....
Feb 8, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- UNI alumnus, Adolfo Franco Jr., U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) assistant administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean, is the keynote speaker for the University of Northern Iowa's Economics Department's 20th annual Jepson Symposium, Tuesday, Feb. 17. USAID is the government agency that administers economic and humanitarian assistance worldwide. Born in Cardenas, Cuba, Franco and his family moved to...
Feb 5, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The third annual Collegiate Entrepreneurs Iowa Conference will take place at the University of Northern Iowa from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 27, at Maucker Union. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. According to Katherine Cota-Uyar, program manager for UNI's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, the free event is open only to college and university students and faculty/staff from across the state. She expects about 350...
Feb 5, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Theatre UNI and the University of Northern Iowa School of Music will present Aaron Copland's 'The Tender Land' Feb. 27 to March 6 at Strayer-Wood Theatre. The opera, presented in three acts, will be directed by Sandra Walden, instructor of music and UNI students will perform. 'The Tender Land' was inspired by the book, 'Let Us Now Praise Famous Men' by James Agee. The opera tells the story of one farm family's struggle in...
Feb 5, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The student address for the fall 2003 University of Northern Iowa commencement ceremony was given by Suzanne Marie Just-Schuknecht of Swaledale. Just-Schuknecht received a master's degree in communication studies.
Feb 5, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Chris Cagle will not perform with Rascal Flatts Friday, Feb. 20, in the UNI-Dome. Cagle announced that, per doctor's orders, he will leave the Rascal Flatts 'Melt' tour. Opening for the group in Cagle's absence will be country music comedian and parody singer, Cledus T. Judd. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. concert are $33.75 and $25.75, and are available at all Ticketmaster locations, (515) 243-5505; and online at www....
Feb 5, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Center for Energy & Environmental Education will host workshops to teach construction professionals and homeowners how to save money on heating bills. The CEEE will host Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) workshops sponsored and presented by Reward Wall Systems and Iowa Ready-Mix Concrete Association. The workshops will take place Tuesday, Feb. 17 to Thursday, Feb. 19 in the CEEE rotunda...

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