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University of Northern Iowa to hold Art Scholarship Competition Day

March 27, 2003
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Tim Dooley, UNI assistant professor and scholarship committee chair, (319) 273-2498
Nancy Sheerer, Scholarship Day secretary, (319) 273-2078
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing and Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- More than 50 high school seniors will compete for a number of four-year full-tuition scholarships at the University of Northern Iowa's Annual High School Art Scholarship Competition Day, Friday, April 4.

The scholarship competition includes a presentation by a keynote speaker, exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations, and other special events that will give participants information about UNI programs and facilities.

The keynote speaker will be Kevin Kelley, UNI alumnus and Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker, at 9:45 a.m., in the Art Auditorium, Room 111, Kamerick Art Building. He received his B.A. in art education from UNI in 1980. Kelley has been a documentary filmmaker at the University of Iowa for 14 years and has received a Cine Golden Eagle Award, a New York Festival Bronze Award and a Regional Emmy Award.

Recently, Cinemax purchased Kelley's latest short documentary, 'The Checker King.' The film will air nationally in 2003 on Cinemax Reel-Life. Additionally, the film was shown in Los Angeles at the International Documentary Festival in October 2001, qualifying it for the Academy Awards competition for short documentary in 2002.

Check-in for attendees will be held from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday, April 3, and 7 to 9 a.m. Friday, April 4, in the atrium of the Kamerick Art Building. Works by students in the scholarship competition will be judged, beginning at 9 a.m. Friday. The scholarship exhibit will be open for viewing between 10 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Friday. Scholarship winners and alternates will be announced at 3:15 p.m.

For further information, contact Tim Dooley, scholarship competition chair, at (319) 273-2498, or Nancy Sheerer, Scholarship Day secretary, (319) 273-2078.