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Going to college can be an emotional roller coaster. Once you step on campus, you’ve opened yourself up to a whole new world of possibilities, but you can also feel like a stranger in a strange land. Fortunately for new students at UNI, Cat Crew is there to unroll the welcome mat.
Jul 5, 2004
Iowans have resigned to smacking, spraying and scratching their way through this mosquito-laden summer. But David Mercer doesn't want them pointing accusing fingers at wetlands, or wetland restoration for increased production of mosquitoes. Wetland restoration has become an increasingly important environmental issue to replace natural wetlands lost to agriculture or construction, and to restore habitats. They naturally have a high level of...
Jul 5, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Scholarships have been awarded to 18 minority students who will begin their studies this fall at the University of Northern Iowa, as freshmen or transfer students. ___(Name)___ of ___(Address/Hometown)___, will receive a ___(scholarship name)___ scholarship. He/She is a __(freshman/transfer)__.Multicultural Achievement and Talent Scholarships are based on a formula using several criteria, including rank in class, ACT, GPA...
Jun 29, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- After 15 years as dean of the Graduate College at the University of Northern Iowa, John Somervill is returning to teaching in the university's Department of Psychology. Somervill has served as the graduate dean since July 1, 1989, and was acting dean of the college for one year prior to that time. He joined the UNI psychology faculty in 1975. Aaron Podolefsky, UNI provost & vice president for Academic Affairs, noted...
Jun 29, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A new project at the University of Northern Iowa will help families demystify financial aid awards, and make crucial financial decisions earlier than ever before. Called 'Calculate My Aid,' this new online tool is available to help families get a realistic picture of financial aid options for students attending UNI. 'Financial aid packages have always been somewhat of a mystery to families until they actually get...
Jun 28, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Nine incoming College of Social and Behavioral Sciences freshmen at the University of Northern Iowa have been awarded scholarships. Recipients are: Lia Plakke of Cedar Falls, Teaya Minks of Waterloo, Melissa Heffernen of Altoona, Michelle Vanderah of Ankeny, Diane Meyer of Harris, Amy Higgins of La Porte City, Jessica Young of Nevada, Dustin Behrens of Sioux City and Ryan Puhrmann of Waverly. Each will receive a $5,000...
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...

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