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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.
Feb 8, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Department of Physics will host the UNI/Area Education Agency 267 Regional Physics Olympics from 9 a.m. to noon in the UNI-Dome on Thursday, Feb. 19. More than 250 junior high and high school students are expected to participate from Cedar Falls, Waterloo, Dike-New Hartford, Wapsie Valley, Jesup, Traer, Gilbertville, Gladbrook-Reinbeck, Dunkerton, Nashua-Plainfield, La Porte City, Winthrop,...
Feb 8, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- High school and University of Northern Iowa students can try their luck at the Wright Challenge, a Web-based math contest now in its fifth year. Between now and May, 'Doctor E' will present five puzzles, one every other week. The first puzzle is now available on the Web. The solution is due on Friday, March 5. The puzzles can be found on the Web site, http://www.math.uni.edu. Answers can be e-mailed to doctore@math.uni....
Feb 8, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- UNI alumnus, Adolfo Franco Jr., U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) assistant administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean, is the keynote speaker for the University of Northern Iowa's Economics Department's 20th annual Jepson Symposium, Tuesday, Feb. 17. USAID is the government agency that administers economic and humanitarian assistance worldwide. Born in Cardenas, Cuba, Franco and his family moved to...
Feb 5, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The third annual Collegiate Entrepreneurs Iowa Conference will take place at the University of Northern Iowa from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 27, at Maucker Union. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. According to Katherine Cota-Uyar, program manager for UNI's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, the free event is open only to college and university students and faculty/staff from across the state. She expects about 350...
Feb 5, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Theatre UNI and the University of Northern Iowa School of Music will present Aaron Copland's 'The Tender Land' Feb. 27 to March 6 at Strayer-Wood Theatre. The opera, presented in three acts, will be directed by Sandra Walden, instructor of music and UNI students will perform. 'The Tender Land' was inspired by the book, 'Let Us Now Praise Famous Men' by James Agee. The opera tells the story of one farm family's struggle in...
Feb 5, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The student address for the fall 2003 University of Northern Iowa commencement ceremony was given by Suzanne Marie Just-Schuknecht of Swaledale. Just-Schuknecht received a master's degree in communication studies.
Feb 5, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Chris Cagle will not perform with Rascal Flatts Friday, Feb. 20, in the UNI-Dome. Cagle announced that, per doctor's orders, he will leave the Rascal Flatts 'Melt' tour. Opening for the group in Cagle's absence will be country music comedian and parody singer, Cledus T. Judd. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. concert are $33.75 and $25.75, and are available at all Ticketmaster locations, (515) 243-5505; and online at www....
Feb 5, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Center for Energy & Environmental Education will host workshops to teach construction professionals and homeowners how to save money on heating bills. The CEEE will host Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) workshops sponsored and presented by Reward Wall Systems and Iowa Ready-Mix Concrete Association. The workshops will take place Tuesday, Feb. 17 to Thursday, Feb. 19 in the CEEE rotunda...
Feb 5, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Individual Events speech team competed in a tournament at Bradley University on Saturday, Jan. 24. The team finished fourth with Sara Gronstal, a senior elementary education major from Council Bluffs, bringing home gold and silver medals. Gronstal came in first in persuasive speaking and was runner-up in dramatic interpretation. Gronstal placed fourth in duo speaking with teammate...
Feb 5, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Interpreters Theatre will present 'An Evening of Performance Art,' at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Feb. 6-8, in Lang Hall, Room 40. The Sunday performance was added after a Feb. 5 performance was canceled due to inclement weather. The productions are free and open to the public.

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