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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.
Jan 16, 2003
The University of Michigan is facing challenges to its admissions policies, which some charge unfairly favor students of color. President George W. Bush said earlier this week that he will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the university's policies. But Winston Burt, assistant to the president for Compliance and Equity Management at the University of Northern Iowa, said Affirmative Action methods used by universities are imperative to...
Jan 15, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A University of Northern Iowa professor has received a Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Award of Merit for 2003. Teresa Hall, associate professor of industrial technology at UNI, received the prestigious award for her service to SME over the past 10 years. The 50,000-member organization, which is devoted to promoting increased awareness of manufacturing engineering, gave nine 2003 awards worldwide. Hall was the...
Jan 15, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa --The next film in the University of Northern Iowa's 'Reel to Real' film series will be 'Lynching: The Heinous Past,' which shows in depth how lynching is not just a harsh chapter in history books. It will include an interview with James Cameron, a man from Marion, Indiana who narrowly escaped being lynched by an angry mob for a crime he never committed. The film will be shown from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22, in the...
Jan 14, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, the UNI Regional Business Center, and KBBG are partnering to sponsor the second Minority Business Plan Competition for minority entrepreneurs. The JPEC has committed up to $5,000 to present to a new, for-profit, full-time business start-up located in Iowa, preferably the Cedar Valley, owned and operated by a minority entrepreneur. The deadline for business plan and application...
Jan 12, 2003
The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet at the University of Iowa Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 15-16. The following are docket items pertaining to UNI, and the individuals who can best address those issues.UNI capital registerTom Schellhardt, vice president for administration and finance, (319) 273-2382Strategic planRobert Koob, president, (319) 273-2566Performance indicatorsRobert Koob, president, (319) 273-2566Faculty tenureAaron...
Jan 7, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Ja Rule will be in concert Thursday, Feb. 13, at 8 p.m. in the UNI-Dome. His special guest will be Eve. The concert was previously planned for Sunday, Feb. 16. One of the hip-hop world's biggest stars today, Ja Rule's first solo CD, 'Venni Vetti Vecci,' went multi-platinum and featured the singles 'Holla Holla,' 'It's Murda,' and 'Daddy's Little Baby.' His sophomore solo effort, 'Rule 3:36' debuted in 2000, and went...
Jan 7, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾– 'Fast Trac,' a national training program for new and existing entrepreneurs, will be offered by the University of Northern Iowa Regional Business Center and the Iowa Entrepreneurial Consortium, beginning Saturday, Jan. 25.This eight-week comprehensive class will allow participants to explore their business concept and growth strategies, gain insight into analyzing financial statements, conduct market research, learn about...
Jan 6, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- An 'IRS Small Business Tax Workshop,' will be held Saturday, Jan. 18, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsors are the University of Northern Iowa Regional Business Center and the Small Business Compliance Alliance. Kathy Frey, E.A., and Don Frey, C.M.A., will lead the course, which is designed to assist small businesses in filing their 2002 tax returns. Also, a representative from the Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance will be...
Dec 22, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa --Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield has committed $250,000 per year for five years, to the University of Northern Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC) to fund loans for the start-up of Iowa businesses. Venture projects in northeast Iowa will be identified, investigated and recommended by JPEC to Equity Dynamics, a venture capital firm founded by John Pappajohn. Equity Dynamics will review the recommended projects...
Dec 22, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Toothfairycentral.com, a business started by a part-time University of Northern Iowa student, won one of three $5,000 awards presented Friday, Dec. 13, in Des Moines, at the Third Annual Pappajohn New Venture Business Plan Competition. Toothfairycentral.com is owned by Glynis Worthington of Waterloo, who started the business, when she could not find the perfect tooth fairy items for her children. The Web site offers tooth...

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