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Recently, athletes gathered at the UNI-Dome to take part in events for the Special Olympics Northeast Iowa Spring Games.
Jun 17, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Three University of Northern Iowa staff members have received the 2002 Staff Excellence Awards, given by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa. Recipients are Julie Bright, associate athletic director/business and licensing; Allan Stamberg, cooperative education director; and Dave Zarifis, director of public safety. The awards are presented annually to staff members who have demonstrated outstanding professional...
Jun 17, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The recently remodeled Redeker Dining Center at the University of Northern won an award for architectural and design excellence, and will appear in the August 2002 issue of 'American School and University' magazine. Of the 101 projects selected for publication, Redeker ranked in the top 5, being cited for exceptional achievement. The building was redesigned in 2001 by Lotti Krishan & Short of Tulsa, Okla., in...
Jun 16, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Election results for state and county officials were announced at the 57th annual Iowa American Legion Auxiliary Girls State convention on Thursday, June 13. Activities concluded on the University of Northern Iowa campus Friday evening, June 14. Rebecca Evans, Shelby, and Virginia Witherspoon, Ankeny, defeated Laura Arp, Davenport, and Amanda Zmolek, Dike, to win Thursday?s election for Governor and Lieutenant Governor,...
Jun 10, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Mayors and city council members were elected to serve the mythical cities of Ladehoff, Hinderman, Hanson and Young on Monday, June 10, as Hawkeye Girls State activities continued on the University of Northern Iowa campus. Inaugurated as mayors of the four cities were Rebecca Evans of Shelby, Ladehoff; Melanie Goering of Cedar Falls, Hinderman; Michelle Norton of Muscatine, Hanson; and Virginia Witherspoon of Ankeny, Young....
Jun 6, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'The UNI Permanent Collection: Works from the Koob Residence' will be presented by the University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art, Monday, June 10 through Aug. 4. Since 1995, UNI President Robert D. Koob and wife Yvonne Koob have displayed in their home print items from the university?s permanent collection of artwork, according to Darrell Taylor, acting director of the UNI Gallery of Art, Annually, these...
Jun 5, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- An invitational exhibition of jewelry and small sculpture, 'ALCHEMY: From Common Materials to Extraordinary Objects,' will be presented at the University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art, June 10 through Aug. 4. Artists participating in this exhibition were chosen for their use of common materials or found objects in combination with traditional jewelry-making media, according to Darrell Taylor, acting director of the...
Jun 5, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Foundation has received a $33,000 grant from the Qwest Foundation in Denver, Colo. The funds will support construction of a modular technology lab at UNI, for students in the technology education teacher preparation program. The lab is scheduled to open in fall 2002. 'Today?s holy grail for those teaching technology education in junior high and high schools is to be able to...
Jun 5, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC), in cooperation with UNI's Leadership Studies Program, will offer a Waterloo Neighborhoods Leadership Institute that will meet Tuesdays, beginning June 18. Sessions will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., through Tuesday, July 23, at the COPC Office, Room 409, KWWL Building, 500 E. Fourth St., Waterloo. Graduation will be Tuesday, July 30. Institute...
Jun 5, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A week of educational political activities is scheduled for the 57th session of the Iowa American Legion Auxiliary Girls State, beginning Sunday, June 9, at the University of Northern Iowa. The session marks the 50th consecutive year Girls State has met on the UNI campus. More than 300 high school girls from around the state will learn about the workings of Iowa government. Carissa Overstreet of Bondurant, 2001 Girls State...
Jun 2, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Department of Accounting has named recipients of department scholarships, and the UNI Accounting Club has elected officers for the 2002-2003 academic year. The Accounting Club has elected the following officers (all accounting majors): Tim Werning, president, graduate student from Davenport; Kelly Green, vice president, senior from Eldridge; Olya Zelenski, treasurer, senior from West...

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