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Jun 13, 2004
-- 'Waste Reduction: Addressing the Overlooked 'R',' a two-part professional development course, was recently presented by the University of Northern Iowa's Center for Energy & Environmental Education (CEEE). Thirty-two teachers were introduced to waste reduction, reuse and recycling concepts, and resources to help students learn about waste-related issues. The interdisciplinary course brought together teachers of math, science, English...
Jun 13, 2004
Patricia Higby knows exactly how much energy is used when a computer is left on all night. She's fully aware of how much electricity is wasted when a full-size washing machine is used to wash a single pair of jeans. And in these times of ever-rising fuel costs, she wishes more people were just as cognizant. 'Our fossil fuel resources are dwindling,' says Higby, energy educator at the University of Northern Iowa's Center for Energy and...
Jun 10, 2004
The University of Northern Iowa recently introduced a groundbreaking full-tuition program for freshmen whose families are unable to contribute financially to their son's or daughter's education. Called the Tuition Opportunity Program for Iowans (TOP), the program was created by UNI to meet the needs of lower-income Iowa families who believe attending college is beyond their financial means. UNI is one of just a few institutions in the country to...
Jun 10, 2004
Board of Regents to meet June 15-16 The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet June 15-16 at Iowa Lakeside Laboratories in Okoboji. Specific times for discussion of most items are unknown. The docket is available on the Web at http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/Meetings/Agendas/agenda.html1. Final Operating FY 2005 BudgetAll three universities will present their budgets. a. UNI's budget incorporates the 2.5% budget cut experienced in October...
Jun 6, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa --- During the recent Iowa Electrathon, sponsored by the University of Northern Iowa, nine participants received the Founders' Award. Winners must demonstrate creativity, leadership abilities and the ability to motivate others. The winners are Jerimiah Claremboux of Bayfield, Wis.; Molly Moore and Josh Smith, both of Cedar Rapids; James Shubert of Elkhorn, Neb.; Bryan Hokinson of Manson; Luke Martz of Muscatine; Randy Huling...
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...

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