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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 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;...
Feb 26, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will participate in the nationally celebrated Women's History Month by featuring a number of on-campus events throughout the month of March. In addition to ongoing programming related to women's studies and gender issues, special activities have been planned. Among special activities coordinated through the Women's Studies Program are: - Women's Studies Spring Reception, from 3:30 to 5 p.m...
Feb 26, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Association of Educational Office Professionals (AEOP) will host its 40th annual workshop, Monday, March 17. The workshop, 'Live and Learnï¾…Pass It On,' is open to all educational office professionals. Session topics include 'Growing Up Public-What Mom Didn't Teach Me' and 'The Reality of Remarkable,' given by Karel Murray, motivational humorist and trainer, of Waterloo; 'Knowing What You...
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...

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