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Dec 1, 2002
(Part of the EducatioNet series from the University of Northern Iowa)CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The angst, moodiness and general melancholia that is a teenage girl's life is legendary. Books have been written about it. Television shows have been produced about it. And therapists everywhere have offered hints and ideas about how to deal with it. Catherine DeSoto, an assistant professor of biological psychology at the University of Northern Iowa, has...
Nov 26, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Cutting edge scholarship on Mary Magdalene is the impetus behind a University of Northern Iowa lecture to take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, in Seerley Hall, Room 115. 'Mary Magdalene: Apostle to the Apostles or Penitent Prostitute?' will be delivered by Susan Hill, UNI associate professor of religion, and director of the undergraduate program in women's studies. Her address is free and open to the public. 'Mary Magdalene...
Nov 26, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Theatre UNI's off-Hudson series of staged readings continues on Tuesday, Dec. 3. Edward Albee's 'The Play About The Baby' will be read at 7:30 p.m. in room 108 of the Communication Arts Center. The play, directed by Jay Edelnant, UNI professor of theatre, involves a young couple who are lured into an absurd, nightmarish battle over their baby by an older couple, causing the lines between reality and fiction to quickly become...
Nov 26, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Theatre UNI's off-Hudson series of staged readings continues on Tuesday, Dec. 3. Edward Albee's 'The Play About The Baby' will be read at 7:30 p.m. in room 108 of the Communication Arts Center. The play, directed by Jay Edelnant, UNI professor of theatre, involves a young couple who are lured into an absurd, nightmarish battle over their baby by an older couple, causing the lines between reality and fiction to quickly become...
Nov 25, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Malcolm Price Laboratory School recently received a $155,000 grant from the National School Fitness Foundation. Funds will be used to collect research and data gathered from students grades six through 12, and later from parents and the community. The program's goal is to fight the epidemic of obesity and chronic inactivity among youths. The grant includes brand new fitness center...
Nov 25, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Center for Energy and Environmental Education and the Iowa Recycling Association are sponsoring 'Waste Reduction: Addressing the Overlooked 'R' in Grades 7-12,' a workshop for teachers. Participating teachers may earn one graduate credit through the two-part workshop at the Johnston Public Library, Jan. 18, and April 5, 2003. Cost is $50. To earn credit, each instructor must teach a waste...
Nov 25, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Center for Energy and Environmental Education and the Iowa Recycling Association are sponsoring 'Waste Reduction: Addressing the Overlooked 'R' in Grades 7-12,' a workshop for teachers. Participating teachers may earn one graduate credit through the two-part workshop at the Johnston Public Library, Jan. 18, and April 5, 2003. Cost is $50. To earn credit, each instructor must teach a waste...
Nov 25, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Finding a Voice: Ethnography of the Origins of SAVE Forum Actors' will be the topic of the next CROW (Current Research on Women) Forum lecture, at noon, Monday, Dec. 2, in Baker Hall, Room 161 on the University of Northern Iowa campus.The lecture will be presented by Karen Mitchell, UNI associate professor of communication studies, and Jana Gymer-Koch, UNI graduate student from Cedar Falls. The next program in the CROW...
Nov 25, 2002
Parents of kids who ate daily at McDonalds are now suing the fast-food giant, alleging the burgers and fries consumed caused obesity. Lori Smith, a physical education instructor at Malcolm Price Laboratory School, says the very notion that a restaurant is responsible for an individual's weight is absurd. Smith, named the 2001 Iowa physical education teacher of the year, says obesity in this country has reached epidemic proportions, and she doesn...
Nov 24, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A University of Northern Iowa fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon, recently raised more than $2,000 for the Northeast Iowa Food Bank, during 'Feed the Need.' A joint effort between Sigma Phi Epsilon and the UNI Department of Residence, 1,324 students gave up one dinner meal from their meal plan to donate to the effort. For every foregone meal, the Department of Residence donated $1.50 to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Every dollar...

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