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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.
Oct 24, 2002
As a rule, people18-24 are less likely to vote than are other voting populations. 'At that age, people have a lot going on in their lives,' explains Tom Rice, head of the UNI Department of Political Science. 'They're starting families or relationships, moving, starting careers, they're in and out of school.' As a result, they focus less on what's going on politically, and more on what's going on personally. Recently, those numbers have dropped...
Oct 24, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's master's in public policy program will co-sponsor the fifth annual Cedar Valley Conference on Race, 'Bridging the Divide,' from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15, at Hawkeye Community College. The keynote address will be given by Al Vivian, president of Atlanta-based Basic Action Strategies and Information Center Inc. Vivian graduated from Morehouse College and served as an equal...
Oct 24, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The sixth-period 9th grade physics class at Turkey Valley High School in Jackson Junction won this year's Space Week Science Challenge, a contest open to all K-12 Iowa classrooms. The winners were announced October 23 by the Iowa Space Grant Consortium, one of the contest sponsors. The winning class, taught by Caroline Scheidel, will receive a Meade ETX Astro telescope and a Garmin e-TREX GPS receiver for their classroom and...
Oct 24, 2002
The Oct. 18 voluntary recall of the meningitis vaccine (Menomune) has no bearing on students immunized at UNI's Student Health Clinic. Sue Courts, director of the clinic, said the recall affects only single-dose vials. 'We use multiple-does vials of the medication,' she explained. Courts noted fewer than 50 students have been immunized at the clinic this year.
Oct 24, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾– The University of Northern Iowa has announced its Student Telecounseling Admissions Representatives (STARs) for the 2002 fall semester. __(NAME)__ of __(HOMETOWN)__, a __(CLASSIFICATION)__ studying __(MAJOR)__ at the University of Northern Iowa is one of 13 students working as a STAR this fall semester. STARs call prospective students, as well as admitted students, to talk about student life at UNI. They call Sundays from...
Oct 23, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Speech Team recently placed first at the 35th annual Sugar Loaf Invitational at Winona State University. A total of 15 schools attended the tournament. All four UNI students who competed received awards. Danielle Dick, a junior from Dayton, placed first in after-dinner speaking and third in prose interpretation. Sara Gronstal, a junior from Council Bluffs, placed second in poetry...
Oct 23, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS), based at the University of Northern Iowa, has received a two-year federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. This is the eighth consecutive year the funding has been renewed. Donna Thompson, project director and a UNI professor of physical education, said the grant will provide $...
Oct 23, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Four faculty members from the University of Northern Iowa recently received Faculty Excellence Awards from the Board of Regents, state of Iowa. They were among 14 regents institution faculty so honored.The recipients are: Cynthia Goatley, associate professor of theatre; Richard Allen Hays, professor of public policy; Karen Mitchell, associate professor in communication studies; and Clare Struck, elementary guidance counselor...
Oct 23, 2002
Halloween, long a holiday for high jinks and hilarity, can become a dangerous celebration when proper safety precautions are ignored, particularly on playgrounds. In Des Moines earlier this year, authorities found sharp metal shards placed strategically at the bottom of a playground slide. Donna Thompson, director of the National Program for Playground Safety, based at UNI, says there are simple ways for parents and other concerned citizens to...
Oct 22, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will participate in Dubuque's 'Faces and Voices' programming, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Midway Hotel in Dubuque. The event, a community forum and luncheon, is designed to welcome and find new ways to accommodate immigrant and refugee newcomers to the workforce. Topics will include UNI's immigrant/refugee efforts, demographic trends, employer-specific strategies,...

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