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Cat Crew
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.
Nov 25, 2003
Picturing the Public Arguments Against Suffrage: 1909 Anti-suffrage Postcards,' will be the topic of the next CROW Forum lecture at noon, Monday, Dec. 1, in Baker Hall, Room 161, on the University of Northern Iowa campus.The lecture will be given by Catherine Palczewski, UNI professor of communication studies. Palczewski says that, though today, we may think of postcards as a throw-away, at the beginning of the 20th century they were the...
Nov 25, 2003
Three University of Northern Iowa staff members received the 2003 Regents Award for Staff Excellence at a dinner hosted earlier this month by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa. Recipients were Donna Vinton, associate director of the Career Center; Randy Pilkington, executive director of Business and Community Services and director of the Institute for Decision Making; and Jane Close, clerk IV at the Physical Plant. According to her...
Nov 25, 2003
The University of Northern Iowa is featuring Thomas Rinehart, a senior biology/chemistry major from Marshalltown, as part of the new UNI marketing campaign. Part of a rotating group of student, faculty, staff and alumni profiles, his can be found on the Web at www.uni.edu. ###
Nov 25, 2003
The University of Northern Iowa's Center for Multicultural Education will host a conversation with the authors of 'Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women in America,' at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4 in the center's new home on the top floor of Maucker Union. The authors are Kumea Shorter-Gooden, a licensed psychologist in private practice and a professor at the California School of Professional Psychology of Alliant International University in...
Nov 24, 2003
Microsoft Excel Shortcuts,' a course to improve Excel efficiency, will be offered by the University of Northern Iowa Regional Business Center (RBC), in partnership with Ketels Contract Training.The course will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Friday, Dec. 5, at the RBC office, 212 E. Fourth St., Waterloo, and will be taught by Chris McGregor-Case. A second Microsoft course, 'Microsoft Word Shortcuts,' a course to improve Word efficiency, will...
Nov 24, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature,' the second lecture in this year's Hearst Lecture Series at the University of Northern Iowa, will be presented at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3, in Lang Auditorium at UNI.Steven Pinker, one of the world's leading cognitive scientists and professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), will deliver the address. The series is sponsored by the UNI Department of...
Nov 24, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾– The University of Northern Iowa's Department of Political Science will sponsor a mock caucus from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, in the Presidential Room of Maucker Union. Phil Mauceri, interim head of political science, said the event is part of the department's efforts to promote civic education and citizenship. After introductory comments, participants will be divided into two groups, Democrats and Republicans, to...
Nov 23, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Men's Soccer Club recently completed its season with a fifth-place finish at the University of Minnesota conference tournament in the Twin Cities. UNI beat the University of Wisconsin-Stout 2-0, Mankato State 3-1 and lost to Moorehead State 0-1. There were 12 teams competing in the conference.Coached by Chris Kowalski, instructor in the School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services...
Nov 23, 2003
When 'Playboy' magazine debuted on Dec. 1, 1953, it aimed to remove the taboo nature of certain subjects -- like female nudity -- and make them respectable. 'It wasn't just a pornographic magazine, but one that featured semi-nudity and articles on an intellectual plane. And it also attempted to make the philosophical argument that there's nothing wrong with this,' explains Dean Kruckeberg, professor of communication studies. He attributes the...
Nov 23, 2003
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Five University of Northern Iowa students and two faculty members received top honors at the Oct. 21 ï¾– 26 meeting of the International Association of Education and Communications Technology (IAECT), in Anaheim, Calif. Kim Carter, a graduate student pursuing a doctor of education, from New Orleans, was awarded the West McJulien Graduate Student award. ReGina Rankins, a graduate student majoring in performance and training...

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