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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.
Mar 17, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Center for Multicultural Education (CME) will host an address by Nicol�s Vaca, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 25, at the center. Vaca is the son of a Mexican immigrant, and the youngest of 16 children. Despite humble beginnings, he graduated from Harvard Law School and holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a practicing attorney in the San...
Mar 16, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host its third annual Arts in April kick-off, a day-long event featuring workshops and performances, from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 3, at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. According to Melissa Barber, chairperson of the event, there will be a series of workshops -- geared toward children -- on juggling, jazz and hip-hop dancing, creative drama and visual arts....
Mar 16, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The controversies surrounding women's historic entrance into France's legal profession more than a century ago will be the topic of the next history lecture at the University of Northern Iowa, Wednesday, March 24.Sara Kimble, UNI assistant professor of history, will speak at 7 p.m. in Seerley Hall, Room 115. Her address, 'Justice Undressed: Law, Sexuality and Politics in Third Republic France,' is free and open to the...
Mar 16, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Two University of Northern Iowa sophomores, Brendon Moe from Joice, and Joseph Murphy from Cedar Rapids, have been elected president and vice president, respectively, of the Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG). They will assume office later this spring. Working to contain tuition increases, create more flexibility in meal plans and create new funding guidelines for student organizations are among the duo's goals for...
Mar 15, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's 'Films on Social Justice' series will continue with, 'Assault on Gay America: The Life and Death of Billy Jack Gaither,' at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 23, in the Communication Arts Center, Room 108. According to Chris Schwartz, president of UNI's Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 'Assault on Gay America' tells the story of Bill Jack Gaither, a 39-year-old gay man who worked...
Mar 14, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, will speak at the University of Northern Iowa's Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 25, as part of the Joy Cole Corning Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series. This year's lecture co-sponsor is the UNI Speaker's Committee. The 4:30 p.m. lecture is a special question-and-answer session designed for students. The 7:30 p.m event,...
Mar 14, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Center for Multicultural Education will host a dedication of its new facility at 1 p.m., Friday, March 26. The new center is on the top floor of the recently renovated Maucker Union.Featured will be brief addresses by UNI President Robert Koob; Michael D. Blackwell, director for multicultural education; Emiliano Lerda, president of the Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG); Matt Close,...
Mar 14, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa College of Social & Behavioral Sciences (CSBS) will present the lecture and panel discussion, 'The Changing Face of Iowa: Tapping Resources for Successful Aging,' at 6:30 p.m., Friday, March 26, in UNI's Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE), Room 11. The featured speaker will be Toni Calasanti, professor of sociology and women's studies at Virginia Tech, and co-author of...
Mar 14, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Department of Theatre will hold a three-day musical theater audition workshop led by Broadway, film and television actor Kip Niven, beginning at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 25, and finishing with a final presentation of auditions from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, March 27, in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. While in residence at UNI, Niven will work one-on-one with 15 students from the theater...
Mar 10, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The next 'Reel to Real' film will be shown at noon, Wednesday, March 24, in the University of Northern Iowa's Maucker Union South Room. 'Stories of Change' follows the lives of four ethnically diverse women -- Hispanic, Caucasian, Vietnamese and African-American -- and their survival through challenges with alcoholism, drug abuse, poverty, illiteracy and cultural barriers. A discussion following the film will be...

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