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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...
May 24, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Department of Chemisty recently hosted its 32nd annual spring awards and honors banquet for chemistry majors. (NAME) of (TOWN) received the (AWARD/SCHOLARSHIP NAME) , for (DESCRIPTION OF SCHOLARSHIP/AWARD. HOMETOWN NAME / CLASSIFICATION / AWARD(S)BELLEVUE Kevin Roeder/sophomore/McGrew Chemistry Faculty Scholarship ($500)CEDAR RAPIDS Dane Jacobson/sophomore/C.W...
May 24, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Twenty Provost Scholars, each receiving a one-year tuition and fee scholarship, renewable for four years, have been named as part of the Presidential Scholars program at the University of Northern Iowa. The scholars will begin their studies this fall. __(Name)__ of __(Hometown)__, is among the students receiving Provost awards. The awardees receive stipends that cover UNI tuition and mandatory health, health facility,...
May 24, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A new class of Presidential Scholars will begin its studies on the University of Northern Iowa campus this fall. ____(Name)____ of ___(Address / Hometown)___ is among the 15 students to receive the four-year, full-ride scholarships. They are funded through the Office of the President at UNI. The awards, which provide free tuition, room and board, and mandatory fees for health, health facility, building, student services...
May 24, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- An extra 2,000 seats have been opened for the Friday, Aug. 6 Kenny Chesney concert at the UNI-Dome. Available now are 18,500 seats. Heather Tousignant, director of UNI-Dome operations/athletic facilities, said high demand and the fact that the Dome will be Chesney's only Iowa stop on the tour necessitated the release of the extra seats. Chesney, winner of the 2003 Country Music Television (CMT) Video of the Year...
May 20, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa recently received a $226,000 grant from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust for specialized nanoscience and nanotechnology equipment.The grant allows UNI to take the first step toward a program in nanoscience and nanotechnology by offering two new courses to chemistry and physics majors. Coordinating the courses are Duane Bartak, professor and former head, Department of Chemistry, and Clifton...

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