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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 9, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa student, Nicholas Sly, recently received the R. J. McElroy Trust Ph.D. award, a fellowship to support students seeking higher education. Sly, an economics and math double major from West Des Moines, is the fifth UNI student in the history of the fellowship, and the second UNI economics major, to receive the award. Sly was selected to receive the award, by the Trustees of the R. J. McElroy Trust,...
May 6, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Merchant Scholarship awards have been announced at the University of Northern Iowa, to be applied toward the recipients' graduate studies during the 2004-2005 academic year. The scholarships are funded from the Merchant Trust, established in 1951 with the UNI Foundation, to honor Frank Ivan Merchant and his sister, Kate Matilda Merchant. Receiving the $1,000 awards are: Grant Brodrecht, currently of South Bend, Ind.,...
May 6, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa --The University of Northern Iowa recently hosted its Annual Senior Design Conference for electrical & information engineering technology, manufacturing technology and construction management students.'OST Process Redesign,' sponsored by Federal Mogul, was completed by Joshua A. Evans of Waterloo, Stephanie L. Sickels of Marshalltown and Katherine M. Waterman of Waterloo. Their project, completed for Champion Spark Place Co...
May 5, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa student Sarah Jensen, a senior electronic media major from Iowa City, recently won two filmmaking awards.Jensen placed second in documentary filmmaking at the national Broadcast Education Association (BEA) 2004 awards ceremony, in February in Las Vegas. More than 600 projects were entered in the BEA contest. Her documentary, titled 'Shell Rock Honey and Flowers,' shows the life and experiences of...
May 5, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa recently received a $50,000 grant from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust for outreach activities of the new Teaching of Students with Visual Impairments (TVI) program. Coordinated by Sunggye Hong, assistant professor of special education at UNI, the TVI program prepares teachers to meet the diverse needs of students with visual impairments and acquire certification from the Iowa Department...
May 4, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Legendary rock 'n' roll band, Fleetwood Mac, will be in concert at 8 p.m., Wednesday, July 14, at the UNI-Dome. Stevie Nicks, Lindsay Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie will perform hits from their illustrious career, as well as songs from their new album 'Say You Will' in a two-plus hour concert. With seven multi-platinum albums and more than 70 million records sold, Fleetwood Mac is one of the most successful...
May 4, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Class of 1954 from Iowa State Teachers College-- now the University of Northern Iowa-- will celebrate its 50th reunion Thursday through Saturday on the Cedar Falls campus, with some 45 class members and a number of their spouses returning from all parts of the country. Reunion co-chairs are Diane Baum and Jim Handorf, both of Cedar Falls. The weekend, sponsored by the University of Northern Iowa Alumni Association, will...
May 4, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Department of Industrial Technology at the University of Northern Iowa will celebrate two anniversaries Saturday, May 8-- the 100th anniversary of the department's founding and the 25th anniversary of the doctor of industrial technology degree program. In 1904, Iowa State Normal School President Homer Seerley wrote, in his request to establish the Department of Manual Training, 'There is no doubt in my mind but [that]...
May 4, 2004
Dave Smith, K-12 principal at Price Lab School, will conquer his fear of snakes during an exhibition at 9:30 a.m., Friday, May 7, in the school auditorium. Smith will help present an educational program that features a 30-foot, 80-pound boa constrictor.The program is a reward for students, who have raised nearly $1,000 by participating in the 'Box Tops for Education' program sponsored by General Mills. It offers cash for box tops from specified...
May 3, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Habitat for Humanity chapter spent the week of March 17 in Manhattan, Kan., building a house as part of the Collegiate Challenge, a program where students from different universities spend their spring break constructing homes. According to Gary Daters, adviser to UNI's Habitat for Humanity, the team collected donations for a year before they took part in the Challenge. Daters said the...

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