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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 16, 2003
Adolfo Franco, UNI alumnus and USAID assistant administrator for Latin American and the Caribbean, will not be on campus Tuesday, Feb. 18. His presentation was scheduled for 4:30 in the Curris Business Building. Inclement weather in Washington, D.C., has caused flight cancellations and Franco is unable to be in Iowa. Franco also was scheduled to present Tuesday evening at UNI's Economics Department's Jepson Symposium; an alternate speaker is...
Feb 16, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Modern Meat' will be the focus of the next University of Northern Iowa Center for Energy & Environmental Education (CEEE) spring series program at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 24, in the Physics Building, Room 309.The session will show a 'Frontline' investigation about American meat production, USDA meat inspection processes and overall control of the meat industry. The focus of the program is on the safety of the current...
Feb 16, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Theatre UNI will present the Hispanic-American drama, 'Roosters' Feb. 27 through March 9 at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. It will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 through March 1, and March 5 through 8; and 2 p.m. March 1, 2 and 9. 'Roosters' tells the story of conflict between a father and son when the father returns home after a long absence to reclaim his place as the head of the family. The production is directed by guest...
Feb 13, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- UNI alumnus, Adolfo Franco Jr., U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) assistant administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean, is the keynote speaker for the University of Northern Iowa's Economics Department's 19th annual Jepson Symposium, Tuesday, Feb. 18. USAID is the government agency that administers economic and humanitarian assistance worldwide. Born in Cardenas, Cuba, Franco and his family moved to...
Feb 12, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Elvis as Cultural Bridge: Signifying in American Popular Music' will be the topic for the University of Northern Iowa's history lecture series at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, in Seerley Hall, Room 115. The lecture will be presented by John Baskerville, UNI assistant professor of history. The series is sponsored by the UNI Department of History and the Phi Alpha Theta history honor society. Admission is free and open to the...
Feb 12, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa --The University of Northern Iowa Minority Graduate Student Association (MGSA), is commemorating Black History Month through a variety of campus activities Feb. 17-23. Black History Month celebrations will kick off on Monday, Feb. 17 with the Black History Television series, 'Eye on the prize,' at Maucker Union, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18 -- Black history 'food for thought' facts and...
Feb 12, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Inter-American Studies Program will present the third film in its five-film series, 'The Battle of Chile ï¾– Part II, 'the Coup D'Etat',' at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18.The film is part of a series that chronicles the history of Salvador Allende's Unidad Popular government. Part II documents the historical events of Sept. 11, 1973, when General Augusto Pinochet overthrew Allende's government...
Feb 12, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Images of ordinary people in Iran,' a slide show and discussion, will be presented Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the University of Northern Iowa's Sabin Hall, Room 103.Kamyar Enshayan, a staff member at UNI's Center for Energy & Environmental Education, is an Iranian-American who will show slides of his life growing up in Iran. He said his purpose is to help people see ordinary daily life in Iran and the...
Feb 11, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host educators from around the world at the 27th annual UNI Overseas Recruiting Fair at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in Waterloo, Friday through Sunday, Feb. 21-23. The oldest recruiting event of its kind in the world, last year the fair attracted more than 120 American international schools representing 65 countries and 570 teaching candidates. The UNI Overseas Recruiting...
Feb 11, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Price Laboratory School (PLS) will offer its second Teacher Institute to teacher education students Friday, Feb. 21, at the school. Sessions will be offered on topics ranging from classroom motivation and management to suggested projects for classes in all subject areas. The program is designed to enrich the experience of UNI teacher education students. According to Nadene Davidson, interim...

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