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1 Disabilities discussed by campus community
Deering--Koree (Student--2018), Leitner--Gabrielle (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:39, p.05
2/22/2018 A talk was held in the Scholar Space at Rod Library about how UNI as a community could change in order to be more inclusive. Faculty members from the Special Education department led the discussions; photo.
2 Therapy dogs visit UNI Campus
Ritondale--Sarah (Student--2017), Davis--Kirby (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:9, p.04
9/25/2017 Susan Vallem, from Retrieving Freedom, gave a presentation about why service dogs are important. She discussed how service dogs help veterans, people with autism, disabilities, and mental health, such as depression and loneliness; photo.
3 People with disabilities are not broken
Obrink--Stormy Rose (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 110:54, p.4
4/28/2014 Author feels Autism Speaks views autism as a tragedy. She says that when we tell people with disabilities they need to be cured, we are telling them they are not good enough the way they are; photo.
4 Deaf history month aims to inform
Baldus--Rachel (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:47, p.1
4/3/2014 The American Sign Language Club is bringing awareness to the UNI campus on the importance of Deaf History Month. Deaf History Month begins on March 13 and ends on April 15.
5 Sparkles shimmer in the cheer spotlight
Shultz--Jacob (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:45, p.1
3/27/2014 The UNI Sparkle Squad is a new cheer squad made up of eleven mentors and eleven students with disabilities. It is the first of its kind among Division 1 schools.
6 Disability Services caters to learning disabilities
Baldus--Rachel (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:44, p.1
3/13/2014 UNI Student Disability Services provides accommodations for students so they can succeed in college. Accommodations can be made for students with any sort of disability.
7 A need is a need, and it should be accommodated
Obrink--Stormy Rose (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 110:38, p.2
2/20/2014 The author points out flaws in the way UNI accommodates disabled students. She urges everyone to make more of an effort to be accommodating to disabled students. It is also important to be more aware of disabilities that are not visible.
8 Seeing through the eyes of the blind
Allen--Justin Dale (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:16, p.6
10/21/2011 Simulated blindness took place in the College Eye Room. Students were blindfolded and then coached by Haley Minear. Brianna Gowen, legally blind since age 15, led discussion following the demonstration; photo.
9 Encouraging putting students first
Sumpter--Gloria Jean (Grad Assistant--2011)
Northern Iowan 107:34, p.14
2/8/2011 Putting students first is seeing the campus and the learning experience through the eyes of students. Snow removal is vital for those in wheelchairs on campus.
10 Office hours
Andersen--Eva Elizabeth (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 107:9, p.4
9/28/2010 Karlene Kischer-Browne learned sign language before she could speak, because her parents were deaf. She is now an instructor of American Sign Language; photo.
11 NISG president recalls his experience at last NISG meeting
Dempsey--Nicholas Stephen (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 106:51, p.1
4/20/2010 Adam Haselhuhn talks about the achievements of his administration including accessibility, diversity, and special events.
12 Price Laboratory acquires Center for Disability Studies
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 2008:28, p.1
1/15/2010 An interdisciplinary effort will draw on the skills of people in several fields. Students with disabilities will benefit from the newly formed Center; photo.
13 A type of discrimination overlooked
Gitchell--Erin Elizabeth (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 106:23, p.7
11/17/2009 People with disabilities have been discriminated against for years. They have been institutionalized and sterilized. Their abilities have been questioned.
14 Winter safety
Dahlke--Lisa Renae (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 105:29, p.5
1/23/2009 Believes that cleaning sidewalks of snow and ice by the University needs to improve. Merely spreading sand and salt is not enough. Safety for those using walkers, canes, crutches, and wheel chairs is imperative.
15 "Wheelchair Sports Camp" continuing through Saturday at UNI
Public Relations News Release 2007:21, p.1
6/14/2007 Nancy Hamilton will be the director for the "Wheelchair Sports Camp."
16 A fond farewell to a half-decade of readership
McCue--Timothy M. (Student--2003)
Northern Iowan 103:55, p.8
4/27/2007 Thoughts of Tim McCue as he prepares to graduate and writes his final column for the NI.
17 Panel focuses on disability awareness
McCue--Timothy M. (Student--2003)
Northern Iowan 103:19, p.11
10/31/2006 UNI is doing well in putting financial resources to work to aid students with disabilities. Awareness among the campus community continues to be a priority; photo.
18 Best Buddies at UNI: a chance to connect
Cook--Lindsey K. (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 103:5, p.6
9/12/2006 Best Buddies program pairs college students with students with mental or physical disabilities. The program has been at UNI for five years.
19 Help is a hop, skip, and a jump away
Larew--David S. (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 103:1, p.7
8/25/2006 Columnist talks about his experiences with the office of student disabilities.
20 Wheelchair sport camp at UNI; Campers live college lifestyle while participating
McCue--Timothy M. (Student--2003)
Northern Iowan 102:54, p.1
4/25/2006 First annual wheelchair sports camp will be held this summer. Attendees will participate in a variety of sports activities.
21 Blind students utilize senses to get around campus
Ryan--Crystal L. (Class of 2006)
Northern Iowan 102:35, p.11
2/7/2006 Students with visual impairments use other senses to get around and lobby to get books in Braille and audio form; photo.
22 Assistive technologies level the field
Hines--Carmel J. Schoenfelder (Class of 1990)
Northern Iowa Today 90:1, p.8
1/1/2006 Surveys of ways in which the university responds to students and faculty with disabilities; photo.
23 Shull Hall renovations spark controversy; student say he has been denied equal housing
Kelly--Ned (Student--2004)
Northern Iowan 101:55, p.1
4/29/2005 UNI student Tim McCue feels he is at a disadvantage because Shull Hall will not be installing an elevator; photo.
24 Athlete takes advantage of all opportunities
Roos--Nicholas Alexander (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 101:50, p.17
4/12/2005 Profile of Tim McCue, a member of UNI's wheelchair track program.
25 UNI-Dome remains inaccessible to those with disabilities
Rezac--Molly (Student--2004)
Northern Iowan 100:52, p.9
4/20/2004 Points out problems of the UNI-Dome with handicapped seating, parking, and entrances.
26 What is reasonable access for disabled people?
Public Relations News Release 2003:0, p.2
1/20/2004 Jane Slykhuis, disabled services coordinator, is a resource for UNI's policies for meeting the needs of disabled students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
27 Parking particularly problematic for disabled
Boyle--Cynthia R. (Student--2003)
Northern Iowan 100:26, p.10
12/5/2003 Frustrated because parking spaces for persons with disabilities have been cut.
28 New Union to better address accessibility concerns
McCue--Timothy M. (Student--2003)
Northern Iowan 100:7, p.1
9/23/2003 Union renovations include making lower level more accessible to students with limited mobility.
29 Parking spots impede handicapped
Keel--David (Student--2001)
Northern Iowan 98:27, p.1
12/11/2001 Public Safety says they will tow any cars parked on a crosswalk; photo.
30 Special Recreation Week
Public Relations News Release 2000:477, p.1
6/25/2001 Participation in recreation by those persons with disabilities will be discussed by Joseph Wilson.
31 Josh Beck focuses on the positive
Roberts--Dixie
Northern Iowan 97:27, p.12
12/5/2000 Profile of junior Josh Beck; photo.
32 Van Veldhuizen overcomes and moves ahead
Williams--Coko
Northern Iowan 97:22, p.9
11/9/2000 Profile of senior Kelly Van Veldhuizen; photo.
33 Sorority's request results in heated NISG debate
Scudder--Jeffrey (Class of 2003)
Northern Iowan 97:19, p.1
10/31/2000 Alpha Xi Delta seeks funds to construct a wheelchair ramp at their house; photo.
34 Professor urges rethinking of chemical sprays
Enshayan--Kamyar (Director Center for Energy and Environmental Education)
Northern Iowan 97:4, p.8
9/8/2000 Believes the university should accommodate those who have difficulty with pesticides similar to accommodations made for those with special needs within classrooms.
35 Gallagher-Bluedorn performing arts center receives ADA award
Campus News Network 11:2, p.1
8/14/2000 The Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center received an award for its efforts in supporting the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); photo.
36 The 10th Anniversary of the American's With Disabilities Act
Public Relations News Release 2000:13, p.1
7/24/2000 A discussion will be held on the benefits of the American's with Disabilities Act as it approaches its tenth anniversary.
37 World of Vision gives jobs to area's blind
Northern Iowan 96:58, p.1
6/23/2000 Blind high school students are taking a six-week long program and living on campus to help them develop work and everyday living skills.
38 High school students from IBSSS receive training at University of Northern Iowa
Public Relations News Release 1999:143, p.1
11/23/1999 Two students from the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School will begin training to work in Redeker Dining Center.
39 Removing barriers to teaching science to students with disabilities
Public Relations News Release 1999:1, p.1
7/5/1999 Greg Stefanich has been working to get disabled students involved in science lab activities.
40 Access to higher education important to people with disabilities
Public Relations News Release 1998:165, p.1
11/25/1998 Jane Slykhuis, UNI disability services coordinator, discusses college education and people with disabilities.
41 Trekking around campus is easy; but not so for Dan Reed
Appleby--Doug
Northern Iowan 93:20, p.10
11/8/1996 Profile of student Dan Reed; photo.
42 Handicap parking does have purpose
Iehl--Jerri (Class of 1998)
Northern Iowan 92:43, p.2
3/12/1996 Problems occur when others park in handicapped designated spots; photo.
43 Maucker Union not accessible to handicapped UNI students
Northern Iowan 91:65, p.4
7/14/1995 Handicapped students face difficulties.
44 Speaker examines college student with learning disabilities; how much is enough for colleges to accommodate students?
Kane--Linda L. (Class of 1996)
Northern Iowan 91:42, p.1
2/28/1995 Sally Scott talks about accommodating students with disabilities.
45 Conference addressing disabilities this week
Northern Edition 2:24, p.5
10/19/1994 Satellite conference scheduled.
46 UNI student and State Representative earn honors
Northern Edition 1:5, p.8
11/3/1993 Cristine Mathis and Bill Witt recognized by Black Hawk Partnership for Disability; photo.
47 Commons renovations underway
Stien--Ellen
Northern Edition 1:3, p.8
10/10/1993 Remodeling work to improve accessibility and fire safety began in June; Alumni Services and Development will be housed in Commons.
48 RUN begins new year
Block--Kristine K.
Northern Iowan 90:12, p.9
10/8/1993 Outline of activities of Restrict Us Not (RUN).
49 Campus accessibility issue continues
Sauerbrei--Amy
Northern Iowan 90:11, p.1
10/5/1993 UNI has spent $2.5 million on accessibility; still working on improvements.
50 Untitled
Kelleher--Matt
Northern Iowan 89:62, p.4
7/9/1993 Bartlett Hall parking lot redesigned to meet handicapped accessibility guidelines; photo.

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