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Jun 6, 2004
UNI sources can discuss Ronald Reagan and his legacy Several UNI professors are well-versed in the U.S. presidency and presidential history. They are listed below. Donna Hoffman, assistant professor of political science; teaches a class on presidential politics; (319) 273-5916John Johnson, professor of history; discusses American politics; (319) 273-7077Robert Martin, head of the Department of History; discusses American politics, (319) 273-...
Jun 6, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa hosted the first Alliant Energy Iowa Electrathon race of the 2004 season in Marshalltown on May 22. Nine high schools and 15 cars from Iowa, Nebraska and Wisconsin competed. In Division 1A, St. Ansgar High School took first place, Bayfield High School (Wisconsin) took second, and Muscatine High School took third. Division 1A competitors spend less than $2,500 on their cars and are part-time...
Jun 3, 2004
The University of Northern Iowa is one of four public universities selected to participate in a pilot project to strengthen engagement with their communities. The other three institutions are California State University, Fresno; Northern Kentucky University; and the University of North Carolina, Pembroke. The institutions were selected on the basis of readiness, commitment (human and financial), and potential to serve as a model for peer...
Jun 2, 2004
The University of Northern Iowa has been cited for its high performance in graduation rates in a national report recently released by the Education Trust, a Washington, D.C.-based organization that works for high academic achievement of all students at all levels. The report, 'A Matter of Degrees: Improving Graduation Rates in Four-Year Colleges and Universities,' characterizes UNI as a ''competitive' masters-granting public university,...
Jun 1, 2004
Four incoming freshmen students in the College of Business Administration at the University of Northern Iowa have been awarded CBA scholarships and Career Scholar work awards. They will begin their studies with the 2004 fall semester. Nathaniel Hanson of Cedar Falls and Scott Jedlicka of Tipton have been awarded $5,000 scholarships, renewable for four years, as well as maximum $3,000 per year Career Scholar work awards, also renewable for a...
May 31, 2004
Theatre UNI will present, 'Two Rooms,' a political drama, June 10-13 at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. The production tells the story of an American taken hostage in Beirut, and his wife's agonizing battle with governments and media to secure his release. 'It's an intense emotional drama that remains as disturbing today as when it was written 16 years ago,' said Jascenna Haislet-Carlson, director of marketing for Theatre UNI. Written by Pulitzer...
May 31, 2004
Democracy in Iraq might be a tough sell, says UNI professorThe effort to bring democracy to Iraq has been, at best, a fitful task. But that's about par for the course, according to Phil Mauceri, acting head of the UNI Department of Political Science. Mauceri says there are two debates on attempts to bring democracy to nations operating under other governmental methods. First, he says, is the question of culture. 'There are those who argue that...
May 28, 2004
Bob Byrnes, director of the University of Northern Iowa Men's Varsity Glee Club, carillonneur and administrative assistant in the School of Music, died Friday, May 28, at Sartori Hospital. He was 54. Earlier in the week, Byrnes suffered a major stroke in his home. According to John Vallentine, director of the UNI School of Music, Byrnes had been on vacation and was home alone when the stroke occurred. 'He'd missed a Glee Club board meeting, so...
May 27, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa recently awarded Purple & Gold Community Life Scholarships to out-of-state transfer students, incoming out-of-state freshmen, and undergraduate international students. To be eligible, out-of-state freshmen must have completed a college preparatory curriculum in high school, be admitted to the university, and have at least an average ACT composite score of 23. Out-of-state transfer...
May 25, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Lawrence J. Eilers, University of Northern Iowa professor of biology from 1968-1989, was honored posthumously by having a plant species named after him. Eilers died in 2001. Thomas G. Lammers, assistant professor in the Department of Biology and Microbiology and curator of the Herbarium at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, and Michael Dillon, a curator at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, named a flowering...

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