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Allen--Benjamin J. (President of UNI)

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51 Arbitrator rules UNI's termination of finance professor wrongful
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:52, p.1
4/20/2012 President Allen to consider the arbitrator's ruling on the case of Professor Gordon Klein. The university is not obligated to follow the ruling since the professor was not tenured.
52 Kayla Ferdon receives UNI"S Employee of the Year award
Hottle--Olivia Grace (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:52, p.6
4/20/2012 Kayla Ferdon serves as the alternative texts coordinator for Student Disability Services. She also works at the Brown Bottle and is active on campus in Pride and Public Relations Student Society of America.
53 My final corny yet meaningful message
Goldsmith--Ian Thomas (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 108:51, p.5
4/17/2012 Outgoing student body vice president Ian Goldsmith reflects on his year of service to student government. He remembers the administration's commitment to students; photo.
54 UNI Relay For Life raises $102,000 to fight cancer
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:51, p.1
4/17/2012 Cancer awareness was the focus of over one thousand faculty, students, staff, and community members during the annual event. The goal of $100,000 was exceeded; photo.
55 Changing of the guard
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:50, p.1
4/13/2012 Newly elected senate and executive branch of the Northern Iowa Student Government sworn into office; photo.
56 "Injustice anywhere threatens justice everywhere"
Fontaine--Lauren M. (Class of 2010)
Public Relations News Release 108:48, p.5
4/6/2012 Support urged for a safe place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and ally students to gather on campus. There is plenty of space available. President Allen stated his desire that each student would understand himself as valued.
57 Faculty, students respond to closure of science programs
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:47, p.1
4/3/2012 Several science program degree programs will be lost due to the budget crisis. According to Ken De Nault, two of the four geology faculty members may be lost. Courses in these areas will be available next year.
58 Students, faculty speak out on world language program closures
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:46, p.1
3/30/2012 World language and culture degrees will include only a Spanish B. A. and a Spanish Teaching B. A. French, German, and Russian were dropped due to budget constraints.
59 The bottom line of education
Sandberg--Colin Aaron (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 108:46, p.4
3/30/2012 Concern expressed about the dropping of foreign languages due to budget constraints. The effect on College of Business Administration graduates is yet to be determined.
60 AAUP investigation could lead to censure
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:44, p.3
3/23/2012 The American Association of University Professors is planning to investigate the procedures used to determine program cuts. Responses by President Allen, to date, have not convinced the group of the University's good intentions to comply.
61 Allen discusses transition from closure of Price Lab
Koolbeck--Alex Elizabeth (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:44, p.3
3/23/2012 A transition team has been formed to deal with the changes with present K-12 students attending Price Lab. The team will also address a new model for clinical experiences for teacher education students and a new R & D model.
62 Board of Regents approves academic program changes
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:44, p.1
3/23/2012 Due to budget cuts of over twenty-four million dollars in recent years and facing a nearly five million dollar shortfall, Price Lab School and the University Museum will be closing along with fifty-eight academic programs; photo.
63 Fields of opportunities cut; students' educational harvest harmed
Sauer--Jessica A. (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 108:44, p.6
3/23/2012 UNI's approach to balancing the budget questioned. Suggestions made for better communication among administration, faculty, staff, students, and alumni.
64 Letter to the Editor
Clohesy--William W. (Philosophy and Religion Facul
Northern Iowan 108:44, p.5
3/23/2012 Professor Clohesy questions the program cuts and the decision making process. Searching for answers as to how these cuts will make UNI academically stronger.
65 Misguided priorities
Krob--Nicholas Joseph (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:44, p.5
3/23/2012 Conflicts over proper ways to solve the budget problems. Pride shown in students standing up for their beliefs. Concerns expressed over the direction of the University. Athletics Yea or Nay; photo?
66 UNI named to Presidential Honor Roll for Community Service
Public Relations News Release 2011:215, p.1
3/13/2012 UNI has been recognized for their commitment to volunteering and community involvement by being named to the Presidential Honor Roll for Community Service.
67 A letter from physics alumni
Stark--Christopher C. (Class of 2004)
Northern Iowan 108:43, p.4
3/9/2012 The proposed elimination of the B. S. in physics is challenged by fifteen alumni of the program. They urge President Allen to focus on improving the number of students before eliminating the program.
68 A letter to Ben Allen from a UNI physics alumnus
Sick--Wade (Classes of 1983 and 1991)
Northern Iowan 108:43, p.5
3/9/2012 Wade Sick recalls why he chose UNI and physics for his major in 1978. He returned and earned an M. A. in science education in 1991. He expresses support for the physics and science programs at UNI.
69 More than 70 programs could be affected by possible cuts
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:43, p.1
3/9/2012 A draft of the possible cuts to academic programs at UNI is released. An official announcement is expected soon. Faculty Senate does not endorse any of the proposed changes.
70 Students hold peaceful protest of potential academic cuts
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:43, p.2
3/9/2012 Students study in Seerley Hall. The Study Vigil lasted 24 hours a day for a week. Students were protesting the proposed cuts in academic courses; photo.
71 UNI officials to announce academic program changes
Public Relations News Release 2011:203, p.1
3/8/2012 President Ben Allen and provost Gloria Gibson with meet with the media to discuss academic changes.
72 UNI to add resources to high-demand academic majors and close programs with low graduation rates
Public Relations News Release 2011:200, p.1
3/8/2012 President Ben Allen announces the closure of several departments that have low graduation rates.
73 An open letter to UNI students
Reineke--Martha J. (Philosophy & Religion Faculty)
Northern Iowan 108:42, p.4
3/6/2012 Professor Reineke states respect for President Allen and Provost Gibson, but is concerned about the proposed elimination of academic programs.
74 Dear UNI Community
Haselhuhn--Adam J. (Student--2007)
Northern Iowan 108:42, p.12
3/6/2012 Support shown for President Allen and Provost Gibson by two former student body presidents.
75 Letter to the Editor
Zidon--Rachel Margaret (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:42, p.12
3/6/2012 In light of the no confidence vote by the faculty, writer shows support for President Allen and his decisions to close the museum, Price Lab School, and several academic departments.
76 Letter to the Editor
Ruane--Blake Steven (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 108:42, p.12
3/6/2012 Fallout from the faculty meeting and vote of no confidence in President Allen. Student, faculty, and staff urged to stand together during these troubling times.
77 Letter to the Editor
Chananie-Hill--Ruth A. (Sociology--Anthropology--and Criminology Faculty)
Northern Iowan 108:42, p.12
3/6/2012 Writer critical of the lack of democratic process in the changes proposed to address the budget deficit. Better communication is needed in these trying times.
78 UNI faculty pass vote of no confidence in Allen, Gibson
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:42, p.1
3/6/2012 Meeting was called by Faculty Chair James Jurgenson in response to a petition calling for a faculty meeting, following the announced closing of Price Lab School and upcoming academic cuts; photo
79 Danielson, community discuss cuts
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:41, p.1
3/2/2012 Elected officials hear responses from the community about the closing of Price Lab School. The community was strongly in favor of keeping the school; photo.
80 Ed faculty votes no confidence in Allen
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:41, p.1
3/2/2012 The process, data, communication, people consulted, and the closing of Price Lab School all contributed to the vote of no confidence. The Faculty Senate will also receive a motion for consideration.
81 Members of the College Hill Partnership on Price Lab closing plans
Lorenz--Rose (University Book & Supply--Staff)
Northern Iowan 108:41, p.4
3/2/2012 Price Lab School has been one of the major attractions for families to locate in the College Hill area. College Hill Partnership desires to maintain a balance of single family homes and renter-occupied housing.
82 Regents approve Price Lab closure
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:41, p.1
3/2/2012 President Allen's recommendation to close Price Lab School on June 30, 2012, has been approved by the Board of Regents. The state legislature is the next step in the closure; photo.
83 UNI gets NCAA certification
Public Relations News Release 2011:197, p.1
3/1/2012 UNI receives certification for its 13 sports with NCAA Division I Committee.
84 Hundreds march to keep Price Lab open
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:40, p.1
2/28/2012 Students, parents, faculty, and community members marched from Price Laboratory School to Schindler Education Center. The event was organized to send a message to President Allen, the Board of Regents, the legislature, and the Governor; photo.
85 Incredibly loud and extremely close-minded
Konrardy--Nathan Arnold (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:40, p.4
2/28/2012 Believes that the response to the current budget situation has too much ignorance and name calling. Everyone urged to get the facts in order to think rationally.
86 Open letter to faculty
Walrath--Spencer Allen (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:40, p.4
2/28/2012 The university is experiencing difficult times. Student Body president urges students and faculty to be civil and respect each other. Name calling and false information will not help the situation.
87 Price Lab in perspective
Morse--Andrew Quentin (Class of 2009)
Northern Iowan 108:40, p.4
2/28/2012 Support is needed, even with the changing of higher education. The public is urged to look at political candidates' stand on support for education.
88 UNI announces first round of cuts, eyes others
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:40, p.1
2/28/2012 Museum, print services, and Price Lab School are slated to close. The Department of Public Safety and low enrollment academic programs are under review; photo.
89 Budget talks require communication, not blame
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:39, p.4
2/24/2012 Communication among the administration, faculty, students, and the Cedar Valley is needed during this time of restructuring. People need to know what the plans are for the future. More input has been requested by several parties.
90 Faculty senate discusses potential academic cuts
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:39, p.1
2/24/2012 Members express concerns about general funds being transferred to nonacademic departments. Several faculty members seed that the budget process seemed to be top down, with little input from the bottom up.
91 President Allen to recommend closing Price Lab School
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:39, p.1
2/24/2012 Budget woes at the university have caused the President to call for the closure the Laboratory School. The museum will also close and academic programs will be cut; photo.
92 Cuts possible for upcoming school year
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:38, p.1
2/21/2012 President Ben Allen announced that declining support from the Iowa Legislature may cause cuts in funding to Price Laboratory School, UNI Museum, Panther athletics, and academic programs; photo.
93 UNI loses a heartbreaker to No. 14 ranked Iowa State
Blumberg--Matthew L. (Student--2007)
Northern Iowan 108:34, p.13
2/7/2012 Wrestlers lose to in state rival in a hard fought match; 19-17; photo.
94 Updates on the NISG lower cabinet
Walrath--Spencer Allen (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:34, p.6
2/7/2012 NISG president explains the work of cabinet members.
95 Challenge your potential president
Anderson--Joel Cevin (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:33, p.4
2/3/2012 Students urged to ask tough questions of those running for NISG president. Would you trust them with your wallet? Ask them to come to your organization and answer questions. Ask their friends why they support the candidate.
96 Rep. Braley discusses student loan debt
Finin--Matthew Doyle (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:32, p.1
1/31/2012 With increased college tuition and room and board fees, students are creating significant student loan debt. Decreased availability of financial aid only worsens the situation; photo.
97 Speak up on behalf of your university
McGraw--Stefanie Hannah (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:32, p.4
1/31/2012 Believes that students, parents, grandparents, and the general population need to let their voices be heard in Des Moines and Washington, D. C. concerning the ever increasing costs of education.
98 Hager to face challenges as new VP
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:29, p.1
1/20/2012 Newly appointed Vice President of Administration and Finance, Michael Hager, admits the University faces difficult decisions in the months and years ahead; photo.
99 UNI to provide funding assistance to Iowa National Guard students
Public Relations News Release 2011:146, p.1
1/5/2012 UNI will help assist more than ninety students who lost funding from the ROTC program.
100 Everyone needs to know that someone cares
Sumpter--Gloria Jean (Grad Assistant--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:25, p.3
12/2/2011 A smile, a hello, or a thumbs up can help another person's attitude. Friends are important, but just being pleasant to everyone brightens their day and yours; photo.


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