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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.
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...
May 20, 2004
The Day After Tomorrow,' a movie scheduled to be released May 28, will show viewers the catastrophic results of global warming: multiple tornadoes, earthquakes that demolish entire cities, and floods that engulf skyscrapers. It's a fictional account, of course, but Alan Czarnetzki, director of UNI's Science center for Teaching, Outreach and Research on Meteorology (STORM), says it could happen.'Maybe not as quickly as it will happen in the movie...
May 19, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will present 'A-lumina: Metalworks by Louise Rauh and Karen Brown,' from Monday, June 7 through Friday, July 2. The opening reception will take place in the Kamerick Art Building lobby at 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 8. The exhibition is an examination of contemporary art approaches to aluminum, which was curated by UNI Gallery of Art director Darrell Taylor.Louise Rauh received her M...
May 18, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- KUNI-FM, the University of Northern Iowa's public radio station, was recently honored with a number of awards by four professional organizations.The KUNI news staff won an Edward R. Murrow Award in regional competition for 'Continuing Coverage of the Iowa Caucus Campaign' from the Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA). KUNI is the only Iowa radio station that won in the Region 5 division that includes Iowa,...
May 18, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Roland Carrillo has been named executive director of enrollment management at the University of Northern Iowa. The appointment became effective May 17. In this position, Carrillo is responsible for the offices of Admissions and Financial Aid. He said planned initiatives include addressing the affordability of UNI despite recent necessary increases in tuition. 'UNI remains one of the best values in the Midwest -- if not the...
May 17, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Several cadets in the University of Northern Iowa's Army ROTC program competed in the annual Ranger 'Buddy' Challenge in Lawrence, Kansas. A total of 28 schools and 133 teams competed. The competition consisted of six events: a 10K run in battle dress uniform; a 30-foot-wall climb; weapons disassembly and assembly; grenade assault course; and a 1,000-meter, 100-pound litter carry. UNI took five teams. Team One, Erick...
May 13, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa recently hosted its annual Grace Ann Hovet Student Leadership Awards ceremony, recognizing several students and student organizations for outstanding leadership. Denielle DeLoe, a public relations major from Eldridge, received the award for Outstanding New Member in a Student Organization. Jessica Finnerty, an anthropology major from Urbandale, received the Organization Member of the Year...
May 12, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Teachers graduating from the University of Northern Iowa will have an incentive to pursue careers in Iowa, thanks to a gift from Rex and Kathy Eno of Cedar Rapids. The Enos are contributing the majority of their $1 million gift to UNI to establish the Teaching in Iowa Incentive Award Fund, meant to encourage students to take their first teaching position in Iowa.UNI is nationally known for its excellent teacher-preparation...
May 12, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa electronic media program won a record 11 awards at the Iowa Broadcast News Association convention on May 1 in Ames.Eric Braley, a graduate student in communication studies from Cedar Falls, won first place awards in TV Feature, TV In-Depth/Series and TV Sports Play-by-Play. He also won third place for Best TV Sportscast. Braley won his awards through reporting for 'Cedar Falls City News' and...
May 12, 2004
The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet at the Iowa School for the Deaf in Council Bluffs, Tuesday and Wednesday, May 18 and 19. 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. Register of capital improvement business transactions Contact:Tom Schellhardt, vice president for Administration & Finance, (319) 273-23822. Tenant...

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