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1 Personal tech devices belong in classroom
Wagner--Amanda (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 112:7, p.3
9/21/2015 Columnist Amanda Wagner believes that professors should stop prohibiting students from using electronic devices in the classroom; photo.
2 UNI students discuss class engagement
Harris--Samuel (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:21, p.2
11/8/2013 Students and professors discussed student engagement. There was a student-led discussion panel of four students. Fifteen professors attended the discussion. After the discussion, the professors agreed to implement suggestions into the classroom.
3 Students and staff adjust to eLearning changes
Cassidy--Anthony Joseph (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:2, p.1
8/30/2011 WebCT has been purchased by Blackboard Learn 9. The changeover has not been simple. This is the first semester after the change. Growing pains will be evident to many.
4 Students Against Unnecessary Ranting
Mitchell--Anthony Patrick (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 107:3, p.9
9/3/2010 Believes professors sometimes tend to get off the subject and speak about things totally apart from the discussion topic of the day.
5 Attendance optional
Krueger--Jeffrey Allen (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 106:1, p.10
8/28/2009 Professors urged to stop making attendance part of the student's grade; believes that this penalizes dedicated students and rewards poorer students for merely showing up for class. Time should be spent creating a more pleasing classroom environment.
6 Texting in class
Kuster--Therese Catherine (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 105:23, p.11
11/18/2008 Cell phone use during class time varies. Some professors ban them or have a policy that they are turned off; others do not have a formal policy. Texting during class can be from boredom; photo.
7 Culture Corner: Time for recess
Roos--Nicholas Alexander (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 104:14, p.7
10/12/2007 Concern for the move to abolish recess in grade schools; photo.
8 An open letter to the annoying guy in front
Rahmiller--Brad (Student--2004)
Northern Iowan 102:9, p.5
9/27/2005 Writer expresses frustrations aimed at people in his classes who contribute useless information and seem to be there just to bug classmates.
9 Whiners unite: whimpering begins early
Andresen--Kelli (Class of 2004)
Northern Iowan 100:51, p.5
4/16/2004 Expresses disgust at students who complain about class work in order to extend deadlines and get out of work.
10 Technology in the classroom
Northern Iowa Today 87:2, p.4
7/1/2003 Students and faculty talk about new trends in classroom technology; photo.
11 Junior high students visit UNI pen pals
Grimstad--Angie (Student--1999)
Northern Iowan 96:17, p.2
10/26/1999 UNI students in the Reading and Language Arts course began a pen pal relationship with students from Anson Middle School. The junior high students visited UNI, spending the day with their pen pals.
12 Virtual reality could bring the classroom to you
Public Relations News Release 1999:6, p.1
7/26/1999 UNI associate professor Paul Siddens talks about the future of classrooms, including the possibility of virtual reality.
13 Virtual reality may change the way teachers structure their lessons
Public Relations News Release 1999:6, p.1
7/26/1999 Paul Siddens further discusses virtual reality and how it is already being used in some classrooms.
14 On-line courses offer options for learning
Alesch--Amy (Class of 1999)
Northern Iowan 95:61, p.3
7/23/1999 Several on-line courses are now being offered by Continuing Education and Special Programs.
15 Using online resources to teach psychology
Public Relations News Release 1998:429, p.1
6/24/1999 "Introduction to Psychology" instructor Linda Walsh uses online resources for her classes.
16 UNI provides support for Kosovo refugees
Campus News Network 9:20, p.1
6/14/1999 Human rights class organized effort to collect money and emergency items for refugees in Kosovo.
17 University joins hands for Kosovo relief effort
Copley--Jaime R. (Class of 1999)
Northern Iowan 95:52, p.1
4/20/1999 Students and faculty members from Human Rights class, UNI Amnesty International, and UNI Global Health Corps have begun a Kits for Kosovo project where they will collect money and emergency items to be used to help refugees of Kosovo.
18 Class gives wrong view of culture
Northern Iowan 95:37, p.8
2/16/1999 Faculty member believes misconceptions and false information are being taught in Middle Eastern Civilization class.
19 In a galaxy far, far away¿
Bingaman--Sarah Marie (Class of 2000)
Northern Iowan 95:37, p.4
2/16/1999 Students can view a total solar eclipse in Romania on an astronomy field trip August 5-14.
20 Journalism students make a difference
Northern Iowan 95:35, p.8
2/9/1999 Journalism students and their professor at Northwestern freed falsely accused Anthony Porter from prison by catching real criminal.
21 Technology takes classes, teachers into next millenium
Bingaman--Sarah Marie (Class of 2000)
Northern Iowan 95:33, p.5
2/2/1999 More instructors are placing course materials on the Internet; photo.
22 We are all victims of objective tests
Northern Iowan 95:33, p.9
2/2/1999 Comments on objective tests and alternative testing.
23 UNI faculty explore new teaching methods with mini-grant program
Public Relations News Release 1998:174, p.1
12/7/1998 A mini-grant program at UNI allows teachers to explore new methods of teaching. Aaron Podolefsky discusses the program.
24 Using in-class theatre to enhance learning
Public Relations News Release 1998:100, p.1
10/22/1998 UNI assistant professor of physics Kamyar Enshayan uses theatre techniques in the classroom to help students grasp difficult concepts.
25 "Urban Legends" class holds secrets to past
Stehn--Molly (Class of 2002)
Northern Iowan 95:13, p.10
10/13/1998 Class "Performance Text in Context" studies modern folklore.
26 Disruptive behavior unnecessary, downright rude
Northern Iowan 95:3, p.6
9/4/1998 Editorial comments on a Des Moines Register article on rude students eating, talking, and sleeping during class.
27 Making toys from scrap materials, recyclables alternative to textbooks for integrating learning
Public Relations News Release 1997:273, p.1
3/26/1998 Dale Johnson and Bonnie Johnson instruct classes on integrating methods of teaching through toys.
28 Running 26.2 miles for a grade
Public Relations News Release 1997:266, p.1
3/19/1998 Students of Dave Whitsett and Forrest Dolgener earn their grades by running a marathon in a class commonly known as the Marathon Class.
29 Students get hands-on experience with city housing
Northern Iowan 93:60, p.1
7/18/1997 Students learn important lessons in Professor Mark Grey's course, Experience in Applied Sociology: Habitat for Humanity.
30 Building an education -- and a home
Campus News Network 7:21, p.2
7/7/1997 Students worked on two Habitat for Humanity houses in four week course with Mark Grey; photo.
31 Web site designed to help students learn skills for success
Campus News Network 7:17, p.4
4/21/1997 Linda Walsh developed Web page to promote academic success for college students.
32 Your choices are unlimited with capstone
Hicks--Benjamin H. (Class of 1999)
Northern Iowan 93:47, p.10
4/4/1997 Although all students must take Environment Technology and Society course, each section is different.
33 Wanna get students to class? Head outside!
Northern Iowan 93:45, p.5
3/28/1997 Classes should be held outside during nice weather.
34 Political science students get first hand experience
Campus News Network 7:15, p.2
3/24/1997 Julie Bundt's class joined interest groups and political campaigns as a form of experiential learning.
35 Research shows contact hours greater; UNI professors spend double time with students
Sprague--Ivy A. (Class of 2000)
Northern Iowan 93:37, p.1
2/18/1997 UNI professors spend more time with undergraduate students than professors at University of Iowa.
36 Campaigning creates awareness; students required to participate in politics
Gansen--Eric F. (Class of 1998)
Northern Iowan 93:22, p.3
11/15/1996 Students get involved with politics in Julie Bundt's "Introduction to American Politics" class.
37 Group projects: more harmful than helpful
Northern Iowan 93:20, p.7
11/8/1996 Faculty member comments on the negative aspects of group projects.
38 Price of your silence
Thomas--Calvin (English Faculty)
Northern Iowan 93:1, p.12
8/30/1996 Calvin Thomas comments on UNI students who do not participate in class discussions.
39 UNI "Marathon Class" goes the distance
Campus News Network 6:18, p.2
5/28/1996 UNI's Marathon Class has been recognized by the Iowa Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.
40 Real learning in a virtual classroom
Campus News Network 6:14, p.3
3/25/1996 UNI education students are participating in "Contemporary Issues" class, the first course to be given over Internet for credit; photo.
41 The Cynical Side
Northern Edition 2:9, p.2
3/16/1994 Comments on South Africa and boring classes.
42 Fired up for science
Ballinger--Kara J. (Class of 1996)
Northern Iowan 90:43, p.1
3/8/1994 Student displays talents in laboratory.
43 Leadership fall festival to be held
Heater--Rob (Student--1989-1990)
Northern Iowan 87:20, p.5
11/9/1990 Recreational Leadership Class will host Recreational Leadership Fall Festival of Fun for students at Peet Jr. High, Price Lab, and River Hills schools.
44 From log to . . .
Shaw--Jeffrey C. (Student--1980)
Northern Iowan 76:45, p.3
3/21/1980 Debbie Branco works on her project for her Wood Design class; photo.
45 The tibia's connected to the . . .
Shaw--Jeffrey C. (Student--1980)
Northern Iowan 76:39, p.1
2/29/1980 Mary Waldorf and Chuck Lamaak review the leg bones of a human skeleton in an anatomy class; photo.
46 But how does glazing affect the faculty?
Northern Iowan 75:59, p.2
6/29/1979 Continuation of article on 'glazing'.
47 Glazing scientifically applied to literature
Northern Iowan 75:58, p.2
6/22/1979 Ongoing article discussing glazing or spacing out during college classes.
48 More on. . .glazing!
Northern Iowan 75:57, p.2
6/15/1979 Article making fun of spacing out or 'glazing' during college classes.
49 Report on causes and effects of . . . glazing!
Northern Iowan 75:56, p.2
6/8/1979 Article making light of the effects of spacing off in classes.
50 Art students follow in "Finegan's wake"; Finegan's 3-D art class
Northern Iowan 75:38, p.16
2/23/1979 UNI students participate in a three dimensional art class taught by Don Finegan; photo.


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