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Apr 25, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Bettina Fabos, University of Northern Iowa assistant professor of communication studies, is the author of the recently-published 'Wrong Turn on the Information Superhighway: Education and the Commercialization of the Internet.' According to Fabos, the book investigates the shortcomings of the 'Educational Challenge,' a project which aims to link every U.S. classroom to the Internet. The book also explores how educators use...
Apr 25, 2004
As manufacturers promote an increasing number of disposable products -- everything from throw-way toilet brushes to one-use facial wipes -- Sue Schauls finds herself increasingly concerned about the environment. 'Ostensibly, this is about hygiene,' said the program manager at UNI's Iowa Waste Reduction Center. 'People have a heightened awareness about germs, so these single-use products seem justifiable. You use them and throw them -- and the...
Apr 22, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's graduate program in Public Policy, in conjunction with Waterloo Commission on Human Rights, will present, 'Keepers of the Dream: Cedar Valley Fair Housing Conference 2004,' beginning at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, April 29, at the Waterloo Center for the Arts.Keynote speaker is George Galster, the Clarence Hillberry Professor of Urban Affairs at Wayne State University in Detroit. Galster has been...
Apr 22, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's 'Films on Social Justice' series will continue with, 'Life and Debt,' at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 27, and 'The Date-Rape Backlash,' at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 29, both in the Communication Arts Center, Room 108.According to Chris Schwartz, president of UNI's chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 'Life and Debt' is a case study on how contemporary free trade policies and global...
Apr 22, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host its annual Cinco de Mayo fiesta from 11 a.m. to 1p.m., Friday, April 30, outside Maucker Union, weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather, the celebration will be moved inside to the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Cinco de Mayo marks the date the Mexican army defeated the French at the Puebla Battle in Mexico. Activities will include musical entertainment by Las...
Apr 21, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Six University of Northern Iowa non-tenured faculty members were recently honored with the University Book and Supply (UBS) Outstanding Teaching Award. The award, which recognizes outstanding teaching skills and contributions to their profession by faculty who have not yet been awarded tenure, includes a $1,000 cash gift, administered through the UNI Foundation. Those honored are: Lisa K. Jepsen, assistant professor of...
Apr 21, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa teacher education department has awarded scholarships to four incoming freshman. The scholarships, each valued at $4,702 for the 2004-2005 academic year, include tuition for four years and are based on grade point average, class rank, ACT scores and an interview with the faculty committee. Among the scholarship winners is (Name) , the son/daughter of (Parents' Names) , from (...
Apr 21, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Jerry Soneson, associate professor in the Department of Philosophy & Religion, has been named interim head of the department, to serve while the current head, Betty DeBerg, is on leave. DeBerg has been awarded a three-year $687,000 grant from the Lilly Endowment Inc., to study religious ministries aimed at college and university students nationwide. Soneson's appointment is effective July 1, and continues through June 30...
Apr 21, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's 46th annual recognition breakfast will be Saturday, May 1, honoring 42 employees retiring within the 2003-2004 fiscal year, with the equivalent of five or more years of fulltime service. The 8:15 a.m. breakfast will be held in Maucker Union's Old Central Ballroom. It is open to all current and former university employees and their families. Tickets, at $6.25 each, may be purchased at the...
Apr 21, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Rod Library has named its April 'Student Assistant of the Month.' Tina Kientz, a senior finance major from Brighton, is a building monitor in the Rod Library Access Services Department.Kientz has worked at Rod Library in the Access Services Department for three years.

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