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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.
Jan 20, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Enrollment is now open for the Spring 2004 session of Kindergym, a creative movement program sponsored by the University of Northern Iowa's Youth Fitness & Obesity Institute. Kindergym is designed for children ages two to five years old and their parents. It focuses on the exploration and development of motor skills. The program will be held Saturday mornings, Jan. 31 through March 6. Kindergym is divided into two age...
Jan 19, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- UNI graduate Eric Potratz showed researchers nationwide that model trains are not just for play. Potratz, a May 2003 computer science graduate from Janesville, won the 'Best Student Paper' award at the International ACM SIGAda 2003 Conference, held in San Diego last month. His paper, titled 'A Practical Comparison of Java to Ada in Implementing a Real-Time Embedded System,' was based on his experience in his real-time...
Jan 15, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The history department at the University of Northern Iowa will offer a three-week study tour of Greece from June 7-June 28. Tour leaders are Gregory Bruess, UNI associate professor of history and Isabela Varela, UNI career information specialist and certified Greek tour guide. They have more than 20 years of experience in teaching and leading tours in Greece. The tour, titled 'Greece and Its Heritages,' is an experiential...
Jan 15, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Theatre UNI will host a Director/Designers presentation at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, for its upcoming production of Aaron Copland's 'The Tender Land' in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. The hour-long presentation is free and open to the public. Director Sandra Walden, UNI instructor in music, along with theatre faculty members Mark Parrott, scenic designer; Eric Lange, lighting designer; and Amy S. RohrBerg, costume designer,...
Jan 13, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Christopher Martin, associate professor of communications at the University of Northern, recently authored a book, 'Framed! Labor and the Corporate Media,' that decries what he refers to as a media bias against organized labor. Martin says the media -- and the large corporations behind them -- alienate audiences from unions. 'The news media submerge issues of citizenship, political activity, and class relations, in order to...
Jan 13, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's annual spring volunteer fair, offering students service opportunities within the Cedar Valley, will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 21, in the Old Central Ballroom of Maucker Union. The event is hosted by Volunteer UNI of the UNI Career Center. More than 50 non-profit organizations are expected to attend the fair, which typically draws more than 500 students, according to...
Jan 11, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'IRS Small Business Tax Workshop' will be offered by the University of Northern Iowa Regional Business Center (RBC), in partnership with the Waterloo and Cedar Falls chambers of commerce. The course will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 24, at the RBC office, 212 E. Fourth St., Waterloo, and will be instructed by accountants Kathy Frey, enrolled agent (EA), and Don Frey, certified management accountant (CMA)....
Jan 11, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa has launched the State and Local Government Program (SLGP), a program to promote state and local government as an area of study and as a career. Maureen Berner, assistant professor of political science and program director, said SLGP will link undergraduate public administration students with state and local government officials and assist practitioners in Iowa through continued education and...
Jan 7, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa --The University of Northern Iowa's Center for International Peace & Security Studies, along with Student Pugwash USA, will host a discussion by Martin Schramm from 12:30 to 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 15, in Schindler Education Center, Room 247. Schramm, a Washington, D.C.-based reporter, will discuss weapons of mass destruction. Schramm has worked for CNN, Fox News, 'The Washington Post' and 'The Chicago Sun Times.' Most...
Jan 7, 2004
Board of Regents to meet via conference call The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet via telephone conference call at 3 p.m, Wednesday, Jan. 14. The media and the public can audit the meeting in the Presidential Room, on the lower level of UNI's Maucker Union. Several issues pertaining to UNI will be on the docket. Specific times for discussion are unknown. The docket is available on the Web at http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/Meetings/...

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