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Jun 28, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Four incoming freshmen at the University of Northern Iowa were awarded the Rose H. Quick Scholarship. Recipients were Samuel Garles, and Sara Rhum, both of Fairfield, Tina Egli of Lockridge, and Kyle Wilhelm of Montrose. Each will receive a $1,000 scholarship. The award is given to incoming freshmen, with preference given to residents of southeastern Iowa and is based on academic ability. ###
Jun 28, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- William Callahan, associate dean for undergraduate education and director of Malcolm Price Laboratory School (MPLS) at the University of Northern Iowa, announced the finalization of the administrative structure for the MPLS 2004-2005 school year. Dave Smith will be associate director and principal of grades 9-12. Curt Nielsen will be assistant principal in charge of coordinating research and data analysis, and J.D. Cryer...
Jun 27, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Seven University of Northern Iowa students, along with faculty adviser Recayi Pecen, received three trophies and a ninth-place finish at the 2004 World Championship Solar Electric Boat Regatta in Buffalo, N.Y., on June 15. Six UNI seniors, Jamie Ruth and Eric Schumacher, both of Cedar Falls; Matt Brustkern, Dan Frisch and Phil Tentinger of Waterloo; and Jack Steuben of Jesup; along with sophomore Cullen Hall, of Peosta...
Jun 27, 2004
As a dietitian, Lisa Krausman has seen all the diet fads: low-fat, low-carb, Phen-Fen, grapefruit, South Beach, The Zone. 'There is a lot of pressure placed on people -- primarily women -- to be thin,' she said. 'So we're always looking for a quick way to lose weight.' She doesn't believe that a fad diet -- or any diet -- is the proper way to lose weight. What Americans should be doing is seeking a healthier lifestyle altogether, and that means...
Jun 20, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Five graduate students at the University of Northern Iowa recently received awards for Outstanding Master's Thesis and Outstanding Research Paper. The recipients each received a plaque and monetary award from the university. First place in the Outstanding Master's Thesis Award Competition went to psychology major Mei-Chuan Wang for her work titled 'Body, Image, Eating Disturbance and Estrogen Levels Across the Menstrual...
Jun 20, 2004
Recent polls have shown that Americans who attend religious services regularly tend to vote Republican, while those who don't attend church regularly often lean toward the Democratic party. Michael Blackwell, director of multicultural education at UNI and an instructor of classes in both religion and politics, sees it a bit differently. 'I would say that the Republican party has postured itself as the party that has family values, a work ethic,...
Jun 17, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa has named Edgar L. Berry associate vice president for educational and student services (ESS) and dean of students. Berry replaces Tom Romanin, who retired earlier this year. His appointment is effective Aug. 2. In his new position, Berry will administer the student judicial system, manage the university's response to student critical incidents, provide crisis intervention, direct the...
Jun 17, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Iowa State Teachers College (ISTC) Class of 1954 celebrated its 50th reunion, May 6-8 at the University of Northern Iowa, with 44 class members from all parts of the country. Attendees participated in a variety of events, including a campus tour and a commencement ceremony. ISTC was renamed State College of Iowa in 1961, and the University of Northern Iowa in 1967. ###HOMETOWN NAMEBURLINGTON M. Laurine...
Jun 17, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Smart Start,' an entrepreneurial training course, will be offered by the University of Northern Iowa Regional Business Center (RBC) this summer.The two-hour 'Smart Start I' course will be offered from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursdays, June 24 or July 1, at the RBC office, 212 E. Fourth St., Waterloo. The course will be taught by Mike Hahn, RBC interim director, and James Hoelscher, RBC program manager for entrepreneurial outreach....
Jun 17, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Robert Smith has been named interim executive director of Equal Opportunity Programs and Special Community Services (EOP/SCS) at the University of Northern Iowa. The appointment is effective July 1.Previously Smith served as director of the Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) program at the UNI Center for Urban Education (UNI-CUE). He came to UNI in 1988 as a recruiter/adviser for EOC. In 1990, he was promoted to assistant...

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