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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 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...
May 12, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Former long-time University of Northern Iowa faculty members, now best-selling authors, Robert Waller and Nancy Price, will participate in discussions of their writing experiences and the movie-making process in each of two Elderhostel sessions on the UNI campus, May 16-21 and 23-28. 'Authors: From Books to Movies' will feature discussions of Price's 'Sleeping With the Enemy' and Waller's 'Bridges of Madison County,' led by...
May 11, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Center for Energy and Environmental Education will host its annual Electrathon races from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 22, at the Marshalltown International Raceway. The Electrathon is a program for high school and college students who design and build one-person electric racecars. The race is an endurance competition in which the car completing the most laps in one hour wins....
May 11, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The final two sessions in a series of 10 courses designed to enhance the management skills of those serving nonprofit human service agencies and other related organizations, will be presented by the University of Northern Iowa and Iowa State University, in June. 'Marketing: It's How You Think, Not What You Spend' will be offered Tuesday and Wednesday, June 8 and 9, and 'Working Together for Results: A Review of Best...
May 11, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Center for Energy and Environmental Education will host the Iowa Junior Solar Sprint Saturday, May 15, at the center. The event, which allows sixth- through eighth-grade students to race their individually designed solar-powered model cars, begins at 10 a.m. Students will compete in two categories: standard and cargo. The cargo division requires cars to have a cargo area large enough to...
May 11, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE) has announced winners of its 2004 Iowa Energy Poster Contest. The winners will each receive a $100 savings bond, and will be honored during a ceremony from1 to 3 p.m., on Tuesday, May 18, at the Des Moines State Capitol. Judges from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Iowa Energy Center chose winners from more than 500 entries...
May 10, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Purple and Old Gold awards, recognizing meritorious scholarship or conspicuous achievement in particular areas, were presented to 61 seniors during the University of Northern Iowa's commencement exercises Saturday, May 8, in the UNI-Dome. Named after the university colors, the traditional awards were first presented at commencement exercises on May 29, 1939. The awards for meritorious scholarship are presented to students...
May 10, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Eleven University of Northern Iowa students took a tour of the Windy City this month, in the 29th annual trip sponsored by the Psi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) education honor society, led by faculty advisor Stephen Fortgang. The trip to Chicago lasted four days, and included visits to a variety of educational institutions, giving students a taste of big-city culture. 'This trip provides our students with an extremely...

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