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Oct 7, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Global Health Corps will host its third annual Global Health Symposium on Wednesday, Oct. 15. Guest speaker is Josh Ruxin who served as coordinator on the United Nations Millennium Project Task Force to fight HIV/AIDS. Ruxin, now an assistant clinical professor at the Mailman School of Public Health, based at the Center for Global Health and Economic Development at Columbia...
Oct 6, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'The Ethical Frontiers of Biomedicine,' is the second satellite seminar in a five-part series hosted by the University of Northern Iowa. The National Collegiate Honors Council and Phi Theta Kappa, honorary society, will present the seminar from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14, via downlinks, in the Maucker Union Central Ballroom A. Presenter will be Vicki Lachman, an advanced certified nurse administrator...
Oct 5, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A director/designer presentation for 'Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead,' the upcoming Theatre UNI production, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13 in the Strayer-Wood Theatre on the University of Northern Iowa campus. The presentation will allow director Scott Nice, UNI assistant professor of theatre, scenic designer Mark A. Parrott, guest lighting designer David DelColetti, and costume designer Katie...
Oct 5, 2003
Evils of gambling outweigh economic gains, says UNI professorAlthough it sounds tempting, Katherine van Wormer, professor of social work at UNI, says the economic gains provided by gaming venues aren't worth the social costs. 'We're all very desperate for this money right now, but national statistics show that for every $1 the state gains from a gambling establishment, there are $3 in social costs.' Those social costs come in the form of...
Oct 5, 2003
(Part of the EducatioNet series from the University of Northern Iowa)For release during October 2003 CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Decreasing numbers of students and smaller budgets have forced school districts across the country to merge with others. The result is larger schools, often-confusing strings of letters to name the new districts and, says a University of Northern Iowa professor of social work, an increased likelihood that students will...
Oct 2, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Thursday, Oct. 9 is National Depression Screening Day. On that day, University of Northern Iowa mental health professionals will offer students, staff, faculty and community members the opportunity to learn about the signs and symptoms of depression and manic-depression, and to participate in a free, anonymous screening. Screenings will take place at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the UNI Counseling Center, Room 213 of the UNI...
Oct 2, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Earth Science Department will host an activity fair in honor of National Earth Science Day from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 12 outside Latham Hall on UNI's campus. The fair will include stations on meteorology, solar telescopes, rock discoveries, fossil digs and earthquakes. Participants can also tour the building and the Earth Science displays inside. The fair is free and open to the...
Oct 2, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Encouraged by student response last year, administrators, Public Safety officials and students at the University of Northern Iowa have expanded their efforts to ensure that homecoming weekend is a safe one for students and their guests. UNI's homecoming weekend is Friday-Sunday, Oct. 10-12. ''Celebrate Safely' is a joint university-community campaign based on the input of students, business and community leaders,...
Oct 2, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Charles Matheson, former UNI Professor of Music, will serve as Grand Marshal of the University of Northern Iowa's 2003 Homecoming parade, beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 11, at Cedar Falls High School. After teaching at Gordon College from 1946 to 1955 Matheson joined the UNI faculty in 1955. He became a major figure at the UNI School of Music. He retired in 1982. 'Besides being a well respected emeritus...
Oct 2, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The 64,000 square-foot addition to the University of Northern Iowa's McCollum Science Hall will be dedicated during a ceremony at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 10. Featured will be addresses by key administrators, including UNI President Robert Koob; and the building's namesake, former dean of the College of Natural Sciences, Clifford G. McCollum. Tours of the facility will follow. Under construction since Oct. 2001, the...

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