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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 20, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Human Nature, a touring theatre company based in northwest California, will present a three-person comedy review on the University of Northern Iowa campus at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27. 'What's Funny About Climate Change?' will be performed in Schindler Education Center, Room 246. It is free and open to the public. The performance is sponsored by Student Pugwash UNI, the UNI Graduate Program in Public Policy, the UNI...
Feb 20, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾– The next session of 'Women on Fridays,' a discussion series offered by the University of Northern Iowa Women's Studies program, will be at noon, Friday, Feb. 28, in Baker 161. The focus will be on strategies for teaching and learning about gender in the Women's Studies classroom.The program will continue, meeting the fourth Friday of each month. Topics and dates are: Friday, March 28, 'What Can I do with a Degree in Women'...
Feb 20, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Iowa Arts Council has given the University of Northern Iowa a $3,700 grant for the Arts in April Festival, a daylong event Saturday, March 29, in the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC). The festival is a prelude to UNI's monthlong Arts in April celebration of arts and culture.The festival, designed to be 'free, fun and family-friendly,' will open at 10:30 a.m. and run into the evening. It will feature...
Feb 20, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The St. Stephen Catholic Student Center will host a hunger banquet on March 1, from 6 to 8 p.m.. The purpose is to increase awareness about the great disparity in world food distribution and the millions of people who daily go under-fed. The cost is $5. Proceeds go to El Faro Orphanage in Mexico. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets can be picked up at St. Stephen's, located next to University Book & Supply...
Feb 19, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's 'Leaders on Leadership' series continues Thursday, Feb. 27, with a panel discussion on environmental leadership. The event runs from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. in Room 246 of UNI's Schindler Education Center. Panelists will be David Larson of the Iowa Green Party; Chris Petersen, vice president of the Iowa Farmers Union; Leah Wilson, intern with the UNI Local Food Project; and Bill Witt, former state...
Feb 18, 2003
The 2002-2003 University of Northern Iowa Fact Book is available online at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/uni-factbook.pdfThe Fact Book is a desk reference of university statistics. It is compiled by the UNI Office of Information Management Analysis. A bound version will be mailed to news directors and assignment editors education reporters within the next few days.
Feb 18, 2003
(Part of the EducatioNet series from the University of Northern Iowa)For release during February 2003CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Katherine van Wormer says society expects teenagers to be a little rebellious, a little moody, a little confused. Adolescence is, after all, a turbulent time. But gay, lesbian and transgendered teens have it '100 times worse.' Van Wormer, a professor of social work at the University of Northern Iowa, and co-author of the...
Feb 17, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Center for Multicultural Education will host a panel discussion on affirmative action, featuring attorney Shirley J. Wilcher, at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 24, in UNI's Lang Hall Auditorium.Wilcher is the executive director of Americans for a Fair Chance, an organization that serves as an educational resource for affirmative action and equal opportunity resources. She has more than 20 years of...
Feb 16, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Students from the University of Northern Iowa have completed the fall 2002 session of Young Peoples Dance Theatre (YPDT). A self-supporting before and after school dance program, YPDT is offered at 10 local elementary schools to second-through fifth-grade boys and girls. A minimum of two UNI practicum students lead the sessions at the schools, with a contact person, usually the principal, available at each school. UNI...
Feb 16, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa --The University of Northern Iowa's 'Leaders on Leadership' series continues Thursday, Feb. 20, with a panel discussion on government leadership. The event runs from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. in Room 246 of UNI's Schindler Education Center. Panelists will be Jon Crews, mayor of Cedar Falls; Emiliano Lerda, vice president of the Northern Iowa Student Government; Leon Mosley, member, Black Hawk Counter Board of Supervisors; and George...

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