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Feb 12, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Upward Bound Math and Science Program at the University of Northern Iowa is accepting applications for its summer residential program. Available from high school guidance counselors and principals, applications will be accepted until all openings are filled although applications postmarked by Feb. 16, 2004 will be given priority. Up to 50 students will be accepted. Expanding on the success of the well-known Upward...
Feb 12, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa student, Juan Ahumada, took first place at the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) District Competition in November at Luther College in Decorah. Ahumada, a freshman vocal performance major from Sioux City, and son of Juan Ahumada Sr. and Maria L. Ramierez, was the first place winner in the Division II-A freshman men's competition. Ahumada performed three pieces, 'Bella Siccome'...
Feb 12, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Rod Library has named its February 'Student Assistant of the Month.' Krista Baragary, a junior majoring in elementary education, from Winthrop, is a student assistant in the Rod Library Acquisitions Department. She has worked at Rod Library since her freshman year.
Feb 12, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Clinical Genetics: Application of 'The New Genetics' in Everyday Practice,' the third lecture in this year's Hearst Lecture Series at the University of Northern Iowa, will be presented at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 20, in the Communication Arts Center, Room 108. G. Bradley Schaefer, an expert in pediatrics, human genetics and pediatric endocrinology, will deliver the address. The series is sponsored by the UNI Department of...
Feb 11, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host 'From the Garden to the Kitchen,' a workshop for third through fifth graders, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 28, at the UNI Biology Botanical Center Greenhouse. Participants will explore the gardening process with hands-on experience combining soil components, planting fruit and vegetable seeds, and eating the snacks made from their harvest. The event is part of the UNI...
Feb 11, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Four University of Northern Iowa students will compete in the final round of the ninth annual Network of International Business Schools (NIBS) Case Competition at Memorial University in Newfoundland, Canada. Christina Beck, senior organizational communication major from Bettendorf; Amanda Jensen, senior economics major from West Branch; and John Kellenberger, senior finance major from Algona will travel to St. John's,...
Feb 11, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Endeavor Recognition Project is taking nominations for its 10th annual awards. The purpose of the project is to give visibility to individuals or groups who contribute to the common good,' said project organizer and director of UNI' s Leadership Studies Program, Gerri Perreault. 'We seek out people or groups whose positive efforts often go unrecognized.' Students, staff, and adult...
Feb 11, 2004
Student activist makes a life of improving life for othersLorelle Curry is a UNI student and a social activist who has made it her business to change the Cedar Valley for the better. She recently led a drive for the local battered women's shelter, collecting mountains of much-needed material for the shelter by lining up nearly 100 volunteers who solicited donations from shoppers at a local discount store. She also played a key role in the...
Feb 11, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will officially open its new Center for International & 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. The Center for International Peace & Security Studies is housed within the Department of Political Science. It is designed to foster...
Feb 11, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The next 'Reel to Real' film will be shown at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 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 difficult challenges with alcoholism, drug abuse, poverty, illiteracy and cultural barriers. A discussion following the film will be...

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