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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.
Feb 26, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's 'Leaders on Leadership' series continues Thursday, March 6, with a panel discussion on religious/spiritual leadership.The event runs from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. in Room 246 of UNI's Schindler Education Center. Panelists will be Mohammed Fahmy, head of UNI's Department of Industrial Technology, and prayer leader at the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Islamic Center; David Doely, acting senior pastor of...
Feb 25, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A new environmentally friendly rail-curve lubricant made from soybeans is in use on Norfolk Southern Railway, based in Norfolk, Va.SoyTrakï¾™, a biodegradable soybean oil-based grease developed by the University of Northern Iowa's Ag-Based Industrial Lubricants (ABIL) Research Program, is being used as an alternative to petroleum-based grease for lubricating rails. The grease reduces rail gauge face-wear and wheel-flange...
Feb 25, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's UNISTA (UNI Student Theatre Association), in conjunction with a world-wide peace campaign known as The Lysistrata Project, will present a staged reading of 'Lysistrata,' at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 3, in the Kamerick Art Building, Room 111.'Lysistrata,' is a play by the Greek dramatist, Aristophanes, who lived from about 447 to 385 B.C. It tells the story of a group of women from opposing...
Feb 24, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Judy Shepard, whose son's 1998 murder was inspired by anti-gay hate, will be the fifth speaker in the 2002-2003 Hearst Lecture Series at the University of Northern Iowa. She will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. Her address is free and open to the public. Matthew was 21 at the time of his brutal murder, whose motive was attributed to his homosexuality. Determined not to let his fate...
Feb 24, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Scott Leisinger, former University of Northern Iowa director of athletic development, has been named vice president for development for the UNI Foundation. He began his new duties Feb. 17. Leisinger, a Waverly native and 1987 graduate of Wartburg College, has served as Wartburg's director of development since 2000. Leisinger came to UNI in 1997 as the director of athletic development, serving until his departure in...
Feb 24, 2003
(Part of the EducatioNet series from the University of Northern Iowa)As the current pop princess Britney Spears undulates her way through one video after another, baring her impossibly flat tummy and twisting her narrow thighs, adolescent girls nationwide are trying to emulate that look. And it's not just her clothes or dance style they want to copy, but her body image as well. According to Diane Depken, assistant professor in the School of...
Feb 24, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A spoof of Grant Wood's famous 'American Gothic,' the second in a series by Cedar Falls artist John Heidersbach, is being used on posters, flyers and brochures to promote the University of Northern Iowa's third annual Arts in April, a monthlong celebration of arts and culture. Heidersbach, who holds a master's degree from UNI, created the piece that features a woman in a purple UNI apron holding a decorative mask, and man...
Feb 24, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾– High school jazz players from jazz bands throughout the state participated in the annual Tallcorn Jazz Festival, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14-15, on the University of Northern Iowa campus. The two-day event, held in conjunction with the UNI jazz program's 'Sinfonian Dimensions in Jazz' concerts, featured high school bands that competed in class divisions. Award recipients in Class 4A were: Urbandale, first; Iowa City High...
Feb 24, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host a Job and Internship Fair Tuesday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Maucker Union Expansion. The fair will feature over 50 organizations representing business, human services and government sectors across the U.S. These organizations are seeking individuals from all academic fields for permanent employment or internships. Several employers will select students to interview...
Feb 23, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾– The University of Northern Iowa debate team recently attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City Debate Tournament and the Augustana College Debate Tournament.At the Jan. 6-8 UM-KC Tournament, the duo of Kelsey Harr, a sophomore from Windsor Heights, and Brent Nichols, a freshman from Marshalltown, placed first in the novice debate division. Donnell Minton, a freshman from Kansas City, Mo. was the first place speaker...

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