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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.
Jul 8, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Crete Carrier Corp. of Lincoln, Neb., one of the entities comprising the Acklie Companies, will expand its use of an all-purpose soy grease developed by the University of Northern Iowa's Ag-based Industrial Lubricants (ABIL) research program. The grease has been used in Crete's Indiana terminal for about six months. 'The semi-truck fifth-wheel grease was introduced in 1998 and field-tested nationwide with superb...
Jul 7, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's College of Natural Sciences recently hosted its 13th annual banquet, electing offices to the American Chemistry Society and presenting a series of scholarships and awards.New ACS officers are Kate Leibold of Waterloo, president; Chris Hartman of Sioux City, vice president; Michelle Montgomery of Sioux City, treasurer; and Pat Gibney of Van Horne, secretary.(NAME) of (TOWN) received the (...
Jun 30, 2002
An ammonia spill from a jack-knifed truck can be better contained if meteorologists can tell emergency responders how the fumes will disperse. The same can be said for a bio-terrorism threat.Alan Czarnetzki, director of the UNI Science center for Teaching, Outreach and Research on Meteorology (STORM), explains that weather patterns greatly affect how vapors of any kind will disperse in the air. Czarnetzki is developing materials for...
Jun 27, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Twenty-seven incoming freshmen at the University of Northern Iowa have been awarded scholarships by the UNI College of Business Administration (CBA). Jaclyn Reinhard of Gladbrook, a graduate of Gladbrook-Reinbeck High School; Hayden Zeidler, a graduate of Davenport Central High School; and Michael Gleason, a graduate of Cascade High School, were named CBA Scholars and awarded four-year tuition and fees scholarships valued at...
Jun 26, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa has named two associate professors to head its Women's Studies programs. The graduate program will be directed by Cynthia Goatley of the Department of Theatre. She holds a B.A. and an M.A. from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, and a doctorate in theatre from Bowling Green State University. The recipient of two consecutive Fulbright Awards, she has been with UNI since 1991...
Jun 25, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Honors Program has named its incoming class of freshman students, who will enter the program during the fall 2002 semester. The Honors Program is for students scoring at least 27 on the ACT, graduating in the top 10 percent of their class, and holding a cumulative GPA of at least 3.65. Once accepted, students must maintain a 3.30 GPA at the university. ___(Name)___ of ___(Hometown)___...
Jun 23, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Effective immediately, the University of Northern Iowa will reinstate its women's swimming and diving and women's tennis intercollegiate athletic programs. In May, the programs were dropped, along with men's swimming and diving and men's tennis, due to budget constraints. The Washington, D.C.-based Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, on behalf of UNI women athletes, had indicated an intent to file a lawsuit, contending...
Jun 19, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Four recent graduates of the University of Northern Iowa's electro-mechanical systems major/engineering technology program are competing this week in the Ninth International Solar Electric Boat Regatta in Buffalo, N.Y. The UNI solar electric boat team left Tuesday, June 18, with their adviser, Recayi Pecen, UNI assistant professor of industrial technology and program coordinator for their major. The world championship of...
Jun 18, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Following the latest round of state budget cuts, the University of Northern Iowa faces an additional $1.9 million reduction in its appropriated budget. In response, UNI's faculty union, United Faculty, voted Tuesday to delay the negotiated salary increase until Nov. 1, 2002. The increase had been scheduled to go into effect July 1. Fiscal year 2002-2003 is the second year of a two-year contract negotiated between...
Jun 18, 2002
CEDAR FALLS--(Name/Names) from the (Hometown) area is/are among the students named to the 2002 spring semester Dean's List at the University of Northern Iowa. To be included on the list, a student must have earned a grade point of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, while taking at least 12 hours of graded work during the semester. On the 4.0 system, an A is worth four points; a B, three points; a C, two points, and a D, one point. Note...

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