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A QUASH-ing good time to fundraise

JACOB STEWART

April 23, 2012

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...

Rapper J. Cole to perform at McLeod

April 23, 2012

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...

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

JACOB STEWART

April 19, 2012

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...

The tuba is strong with this one

John Anderson

April 16, 2012

As soon as the iconic yellow letters scrolled through space and the deep sound of tubas shook my seat, I knew I was in for a treat.“Tuba Wars: A Parody with Music,” a riff on “Star Wars” performed by the UNITuba ensemble in Davis Hall of the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center Thursday night, fo...

Karel Keldermans carries on campanile tradition

JAIME YOWLER

April 16, 2012

Karel Keldermans, a renowned North American carillonneur, visited the University of Northern Iowa last Thursday and Friday to perform music at the campanile. In the past 30 years, he has performed around the world and written a book along with his wife, Linda, entitled “Carillon: The Evolution of a ...

SAVE Forum Actors engage and educate students

JACOB STEWART

April 16, 2012

The Students Against a Violent Environment Forum Actors are out to raise awareness, but not in a conventional way. SAVE uses free-verse poetry, audience participation and short skits to educate students about boundaries, gender roles and sexual assault in modern society.Last Thursday, students gathered ...

A taste of things to come

John Anderson

April 12, 2012

The Roast, a student-led coffee shop coming to College Hill this fall, wants to prove that students are willing to get their caffeine across the street. The University of Northern Iowa students behind the start-up are selling hot chocolate and their Sumatra and Columbian roasts outside University Book and ...

UNI to host Earth Week events

April 12, 2012

Celebrations for Earth Week, a campus-wide series of events that aim to involve the university community in environmental action, kicked off at the University of Northern Iowa Tuesday with a 10-mile bike ride on area trails.The week continues with a fun run along the trails from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday...

Botanical Center plant sale geared at students on a budget

April 9, 2012

Students under any budget will be able to find a unique plant to take home with them at the annual Spring Plant Sale at the University of Northern Iowa Botanical Center on April 26 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.The Botanical Center will be teaming up with the Student Nature Society for a fundraiser that will...

‘Bat Boy’ to sink its teeth in at Strayer-Wood

JACOB STEWART

April 5, 2012

A “classic love story with a serious bite” debut this weekend in the University of Northern Iowa’s Strayer-Wood Theater. According to director Patrick Elkins-Zeglarski, “Bat Boy: The Musical” centers on a town that discovers a half-bat/half-boy in a nearby cave. The boy is quickly ostracized by...

Half-Masted hosts Gorilla Theater

ALAN WILKINS

April 2, 2012

There is a troupe of performers on campus who tell stories of ladybug strippers and teen romances turned to spy thrillers — these performers are known as Half-Masted. On last Friday and Saturday night, Half-Masted, a group of actors who perform scenes where the situations and topics are completel...

PALS sets out to mentor Waterloo students

OLIVIA HOTTLE

April 2, 2012

Panthers Allied with Local Schools , a group created by a Presidential Scholar Think Tank class, has set out to make a difference in the lives of Waterloo students through a mentoring program. PALS gives University of Northern Iowa students a chance to mentor a child from the Waterloo Community School Di...

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