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Apr 17, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Department of Philosophy and Religion will host a panel discussion, 'Nothing But a Burka? Muslim Women and the U.S. Media,' Wednesday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Seerley 115. The panelists are Shafiqa Fakir, graduate student in English language and literature; Salma Akbar, student in English language and literature; Susan Hill, associate professor of religion; and Martha J. Reineke,...
Apr 17, 2002
Donna Thompson, director of the National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS) housed at the University of Northern Iowa, will appear on the CBS 'Early Show,' between 6 and 8 a.m. (CDT), Saturday, April 20. She recently flew to New Jersey to be interviewed about a playground there. The segment is also expected to include footage of Andrew Kidd, an Indiana child injured on a playground who has worked with the NPPS for several years.Thompson is...
Apr 17, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE), a computer science honorary society, will be formally installed at the University of Northern Iowa on Saturday, April 20. Conducting the 3 p.m. ceremony in Wright Hall, Room 5, will be James R. Comer from the Department of Computer Sciences at Texas Christian University. UPE was established at Texas A&M University in 1967. The organization now consists of chapters in various...
Apr 17, 2002
The UNI Wellness & Recreation Services Sport Club Program and the UNI Women's Rugby Club, will host the 'Elite 8 Tournament' for Women's Collegiate Rugby Division II this weekend. Teams are scheduled to check in between 6 and 8 p.m. Friday, April 19, in Room 155 of the UNI Wellness & Recreation Center. Games will be played Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21 on the intramural fields west of the UNI-Dome. Admission is free.Game times:...
Apr 16, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art recently held its Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, presenting nearly $4,500 in purchase and merit awards. The competition is held each year to showcase the work of undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Art. More than 400 pieces of art in a variety of media were submitted; however, only 135 were chosen for display by juror Will Mentor, assistant...
Apr 16, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The ninth annual Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference will be held from 8:45 a.m. until 3:15 p.m., Saturday, April 20, in the Schindler Education Center on the University of Northern Iowa campus. This year's conference speakers include Roy S. Malpass, director of the Criminal Justice Program at the University of Texas at El Paso. Malpass will speak, at 2:15 p.m., on 'Psychological Issues in Eyewitness...
Apr 16, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Scientific illustrations by Jeff Tamplin are on display in the University of Northern Iowa's Rod Library as part of Arts in April. Tamplin's work can be viewed in the display cases outside the Special Collections and University Archives on the library's third floor. Tamplin, assistant professor of biology at UNI, is an author and illustrator who has more than 200 illustrations published in textbooks, scientific...
Apr 16, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will present 'MA Exhibition, Spring 2002' from Sunday, April 21 through April 28, with an opening reception hosted by the graduating artists from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 21. As a prelude to the opening, and as part of UNI's 'Arts in April' celebration, the Gallery is offering a short walking tour of public art on campus from 1 to 3 p.m. The tour will begin, at 1 p.m.,...
Apr 16, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A presentation and discussion by Romanian-born scenic and costume designer, Dan Nemteanu, will be hosted by Theatre UNI at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 21, in the University of Northern Iowa's Strayer-Wood Theatre. The presentation is part of Theatre UNI's ongoing series, 'My Life in Art.' Nemteanu, now a Swedish citizen, has worked as a theatrical designer since 1956 in Romania, Israel, Finland, Denmark, Norway and the...
Apr 15, 2002
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- After 22 years as director of the award-winning Jazz Band One, Bob Washut, University of Northern Iowa professor of music, is stepping down. 'Celebrate Washut' will be the theme for the UNI Jazz Band One concert, part of the UNI School of Music Spotlight Series, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, in the Great Hall of the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. Washut will continue to teach, plan new curriculum and...

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