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Mar 3, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's forensics teams were on the road the weekend of February 21 through February 23. UNI's debate team traveled to Lawrence, Kan., to participate in the University of Kansas Debate Tournament. The individual events speech team visited Wartburg College in Waverly, where it placed third in sweepstakes. In varsity debate, Eric Short, a senior general communications major from Brookings, S.D., came...
Mar 3, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Tres Vidas' ('Three Lives'), a chamber music theater performance, will be presented at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 11, in the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, on the University of Northern Iowa campus. In 'Tres Vidas' Georgina Corbo depicts the lives of three legendary Latin-American women: Mexican painter Frida Kahlo; Salvadoran peasant-activist Rufina Amaya; and Argentine poet Alfonsina Storni. The story text...
Mar 2, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa student, Sean Murphy of Dubuque, was awarded a $750 scholarship from the Art Directors Association of Iowa.Murphy, a senior art major, received the scholarship in recognition of his work in graphic design.
Mar 2, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Theatre UNI will present the director/designer's presentation for the upcoming performance of 'Ghosts' by Henrik Ibsen, at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 10 in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Director Megan Schumacher; scenic designer Leonard Curtis; lighting designer Mark Parrott; and costume designer Jess C. White, will discuss their visions for the production and will share their research, renderings and models used to create the...
Mar 1, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Center for Multicultural Education will present a lecture, 'Race, Class, Sexuality, Gender,' by Jamaican author, Patricia Powell, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 9 at the center. Powell is the author of three novels, 'Me Dying Trial,' 'A Small Gathering of Bones,' and 'The Pagoda.' Set in Jamaica, her novels explore the impact of the forces of personal and political history on individual racial...
Mar 1, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Amy Unruh has joined the University of Northern Iowa College of Social and Behavioral Sciences as its Iowa Consortium for Applied Gerontology (ICAG) project coordinator. Unruh holds a B.A. in social work and a certificate of gerontology, the scientific study of aging and its effects, from the University of Northern Iowa. She comes to UNI from Karrington Cottages in Waterloo, where she served as executive director.As the...
Mar 1, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's 'Films on Social Justice' series will continue with, 'Wrestling with Manhood,' at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 9, in the Communication Arts Center, Room 108. According to Chris Schwartz, president of UNI's Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 'Wrestling with Manhood' draws the connection between professional wrestling and contemporary masculinity. The film's directors, Sut Jhally...
Mar 1, 2004
Katherine van Wormer, a professor of social work at UNI, never once raised her eyebrows when victims of sexual abuse at the hands of Catholic priests began to tell their stories. Van Wormer said the whole notion of forced celibacy is unnatural, and is one of the causes of the rampant sexual abuse of children in the church. 'The priests are in a situation where they are fighting very natural impulses, and find a very easy opening with children....
Feb 29, 2004
Based on a study recently released by the National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center, one in eight Iowa women will be victims of forcible rape in their lifetime. 'That doesn't count date rape, statutory rape or several others,' says Julie Thompson, coordinator of UNI's sexual assault services. 'Rape is the most unreported violent crime in the country.'''National estimates are that only one in 10 women raped will report it. Those...
Feb 29, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Eight University of Northern Iowa students have received scholarships through UNI's math department. Carl and Wanda Wehner Mathematics and Computer Science Teaching scholarships were awarded to Michael Tetzloff, a senior math and technical education major from Marshalltown; Laura Waechter, a senior math education major from Marshalltown; and Andrew Schott, a senior math education major from Muscatine. The $1,500 Wehner...

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