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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.
May 20, 2002
University of Northern Iowa President Robert Koob has scheduled a news conference for 9 a.m., Wednesday, May 22, in the Great Reading Room of Seerley Hall. Koob will discuss proposals for handling fiscal year 2003 budget reductions.Note: The center of the UNI campus is under construction.
May 19, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾— Two University of Northern Iowa electronic media students have been awarded scholarships by the Iowa Broadcasters Association. Seniors Nicholas Wilson of Dallas Center and Eric Braley of Nevada, will each receive a $3,000 one-year scholarship. They will be recognized during the IBA awards luncheon June 25 in Des Moines. The Iowa Broadcasters Association annually awards broadcast scholarships to Iowa students...
May 19, 2002
(Part of the EducatioNet series from the University of Northern Iowa) At first glance, the average kindergarten classroom may appear to be little more than a large play area --.the ultimate dream for a 5-year-old. Children busy themselves with blocks, books, crayons, miniature kitchen set-ups and the requisite construction paper. There are few structured activities and children are allowed to work with sand, water and even mud. Fun at...
May 19, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Thomas Switzer, dean of the University of Northern Iowa's College of Education since 1987, is leaving UNI to become dean of the College of Education at the University of Toledo, in Ohio, effective fall 2002. 'During his distinguished tenure, the College of Education experienced unprecedented growth and achievement,' said Aaron Podolefsky, UNI provost and vice president for academic affairs. 'He established the...
May 19, 2002
(Part of the EducatioNet series from the University of Northern Iowa) These days, no one's sitting outside a bookstore, hoping to snag a copy of the latest Harry Potter book. Just about everyone who wanted one, got one. But Lucille Lettow was excited by all the hoopla generated by the book's release, and says positive effects are still being seen. Lettow, professor and youth collections librarian at the University of Northern Iowa...
May 15, 2002
The Iowa-Illinois Safety Council presented the University of Northern Iowa a safety award for outstanding achievement in accident prevention. The presentation took place during the council's recent conference in Davenport. The national incident rate for universities and educational institutions is 2.9 per year; UNI's is 2.52. The incident rate is the number of occupational injuries/illnesses or lost workdays per 100 full-time employees....
May 14, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾— Students in the University of Northern Iowa Science Education Program gave a special presentation on evolution to several classes of biology students at East High School in Waterloo in April. The 12 UNI presenters discussed biological diversity and scientific ideas about relationships between organisms. After the presentation, the UNI students answered questions and spoke with East High students about how to...
May 14, 2002
More than 120 veteran Camp Adventure counselors from universities and colleges across the country will be at UNI Friday through Monday, May 17-20, for intensive training. Headquartered at UNI, Camp Adventure trains college students to provide recreation programs to military dependent youths around the world. The directors are usually college upperclassmen and have had at least one year of Camp Adventure counseling experience. About 750 college...
May 14, 2002
The Board of Regents, State of Iowa released the following statement today after its meeting at the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School in Vinton. 'Due to budget reductions at the University of Northern Iowa, significant changes will occur on the UNI campus, including at Malcolm Price Laboratory School (MPLS). MPLS will remain open as a K-12 school for the 2002-2003 school year. Negotiations are underway regarding future years.'
May 8, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The UNI Women's Rugby Club won the Collegiate Division II national tournament in Blaine, Minn., May 4, defeating the University of Minnesota 41-5, to claim their second national title in as many years. Carrie Van Sickel, a UNI senior from Cedar Rapids, was named the game's most valuable player by USA Rugby. 'This is probably one of the best games we have ever played,' said UNI Coach Steve Murra. 'Eight of our...

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