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NISG leaders pass the torch

RILEY COSGROVE

April 24, 2014


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While looking back at his year as Northern Iowa Student Government president, Thomas Madsen felt a bit bittersweet. Though both he and former Vice President Blake Findley will have more free time, the pair looks fondly on their work in office.“During my term, I have been able to meet incredible people he...

Past comes back to bite

April 21, 2014


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Capitalizing on its 2013 big screen adaption, Theatre UNI brings “August: Osage County” to life at Strayer-Wood Theatre. Written by Tracy Letts, “August: Osage County” has won numerous awards since its publication in 2007, including Best Play at the 2008 Tony Awards for its dark and gritty portrayal...

A chaotic sense of humor

Ian Shilhanek

April 21, 2014


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Some say that laughter is the best medicine. Kelly Boon, motivational speaker, would agree with them. She would even go as far as to wear a clown nose onstage to start off her presentation.Creativity, Humor And Other Stuff is Boon’s way of showing people that if they are stressed or unsure of what s...

Bringing sexual assault into the light

RACHEL BALDUS

April 21, 2014


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Sexual Assault Awareness month, which is April, aims to raise awareness of sexual assault and get away from the “stranger in the bush” way of thinking, said Robin Summers, graduate assistant in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program.“Most people who are sexually assaulted know their attackers,” Summers s...

Password requirements set to change for UNI students and staff

ELIZABETH LYNCH

March 7, 2013


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An initiative to streamline password security will mean changes for University of Northern Iowa students and staff logging into their accounts.UNI’s Information Technology Services will implement a new set of password requirements on April 1. The new passwords must meet a minimum of 15 characters and...

‘The Dark Knight Rises’ finishes Batman in a satisfying, epic way

ALEX TOFT

July 23, 2012


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“The Dark Knight Rises” had some high expectations to live up to, even in a film culture like ours that tries to make every movie into an event. After the popular and critical success that was “The Dark Knight” (2008), which has since become legendary for its thematic weight and for Heath Ledger’s ul...

A Farewell to Bartlett Hall

April 26, 2012


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On Monday, April 23, residents of Bartlett Hall were allowed a rare tour of the building’s fourth and fifth floors, which have been closed since 1983 due to fire code.Adrienne Appler, the Residence Life Coordinator of Bartlett Hall, directed the tours.“I’ve been really excited to be able to do th...

B.F.A Exhibition opens to public

MIRANDA CORONADO

April 26, 2012


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For more than a decade, University of Northern Iowa students working toward a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts have exhibited their work at the end of the semester. This year, nine seniors are displaying work in the media of sculpture, graphic design, photography, painting and ceramics. The B.F.A. Ex...

UNISTA to produce Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

JACOB STEWART

April 26, 2012


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The University of Northern Iowa Student Theater Association will perform Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” under the stars this weekend. The play, which has been edited to run just under an hour, features multiple UNI students acting in several different roles. “I had to adapt it (the p...

Rapper J. Cole to perform at McLeod

April 23, 2012


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J. Cole, a Grammy-nominated rapper, will unleash his addictive beats Tuesday on the University of Northern campus in the McLeod Center. “The Sideline Story Tour,” which is part of “The Campus Conscious Tour” and a project of REVERB, will feature special guest Big K.R.I.T.The St. John’s Universit...

A QUASH-ing good time to fundraise

JACOB STEWART

April 23, 2012


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Students raised $10,372 Friday as they competed in puzzles, games and quizzes across the University of Northern Iowa campus during the third annual Quest to Unravel Alzheimer’s Scavenger Hunt .Participants registered in groups of two to four and their themes ranged from “The Party Quashers,” a group o...

Muslim student group ends year with a look at the art of Islamic architecture

JACOB STEWART

April 19, 2012


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Indian cuisine, Arabic coffee and pizza were served to a multicultural crowd in the Center for Multicultural Education on Tuesday to wrap up another semester with the Muslim Student Alliance.The main focus of the dinner was an exhibit in the common area of the CME that featured pictures of various m...

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