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1 Mental health initiates misguided
Frasher--Iris (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 114:7, p.03
9/18/2017 Columnist Frasher says she is unhappy with UNI's response to mental health. She says UNI should help create mental health tolerance rather than awareness and make students aware of Students Disability Services; photo.
2 UNI to host Midwest Summer Institute: Inclusion & Communication for All
Public Relations News Release 2013:288, p.1
6/19/2014 Both nationally recognized and area experts on school and community inclusion will be at UNI for the 2014 Midwest Summer Institute on Inclusion & Communication for All June 23 and 24. The event is taking place in Russell Hall.
3 'Breaking Bad' actor encourages equal treatment
Keiser--Erin Rose (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 110:46, p.1
3/31/2014 RJ Mitte, an actor from the TV show "Breaking Bad" spoke on campus to raise awareness about disabilities. Campus Activities Board sponsored the event. Mitte's main message was to "change the people around you for the better"; photo.
4 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.
5 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.
6 UNI offering updated literacy program
Nilles--Kellen Marie (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:26, p.1
12/6/2013 UNI is now offering an updated version of the literacy assistance software, Read&Write Gold 11. This helps students with disabilities to improve both their reading and writing skills, and is a free software for UNI students; photo.
7 Adapted Sports Camp to be held at UNI
Public Relations News Release 2012:268, p.1
4/12/2013 UNI will host the Adapted Sports Camp for young athletes with a lower limb disability. This is an opportunity for them to compete in many different sports and gain confidence.
8 UNI to host event on inclusion of students with disabilities
Public Relations News Release 2012:96, p.1
10/5/2012 UNI Center for Disability Studies in Literacy, Language, and Learning will hold second annual reception. Event will include a reception, panel discussion, and film screening of, "Willing and Able".
9 UNI to host disability awareness summit
Public Relations News Release 2012:91, p.1
10/4/2012 University of Northern Iowa will host Disability Awareness Summit to promote inclusiveness and assistive technologies. Keynote speaker is Timothy Creagan, recognized nationally as an expert on accessible electronic and information technology.
10 We're here, we're queer and we need an LGBT center
Pope--David William (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:11, p.3
10/2/2012 Column urges improvement of services offered to LGBT students. Expresses concerns of LGBT students in regard to safety and environment. Encourages students to get involved and support this effort.
11 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.
12 UNI Adapted Sports Camp to be held June 13-16
Public Relations News Release 2011:216, p.1
3/14/2012 UNI will host an Adapted Sports camp to help children with lower limb disabilities play competitive sports.
13 UNI Disability Center gives students personalized attention
Vrieze--Amanda Elizabeth (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:23, p.10
11/15/2011 Weekly mentoring programs help those students with physical and mental challenges. Many students taking advantage of the services of the Disability Center look just like any other college student.
14 UNI to host speaker on disabilities
Public Relations News Release 2011:109, p.1
11/8/2011 University of Illinois at Chicago Professor Lennard Davis will present a presentation on disabilities and how they affect our culture.
15 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.
16 Graduate student highlights
McAndrew--Jacqueline Maria (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 107:33, p.3
2/4/2011 Ashley Brickley has had a busy year; named coordinator for Disability Services at UNI, getting married, and buying a house. An alumna of ISU in genetics and psychology, she currently is a student affairs graduate student; photo.
17 UNI services aid students with disabilities
O'Loughlin--Emily (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 106:42, p.1
3/9/2010 Ashley Lerch encourages students with disabilities to register with Student Disability Services. Many times accommodations can be made in regard to classroom attendance during inclement weather; photo.
18 New Center for disability studies established at UNI
Public Relations News Release 2009:204, p.1
12/11/2009 The center will be located at UNI's Malcolm Price Laboratory School, recently established as the Research and Development School for the State of Iowa. The center will play a significant role in meeting national objectives for students' literacy.
19 I can't make people care
Gitchell--Erin Elizabeth (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 106:17, p.11
10/27/2009 Each month has many themes. Usually a person does not care about something, such as a health issue, until it touches his or her life; photo.
20 UNI 'Literacy Project' supports literacy and communication for special needs children
Public Relations News Release 2009:137, p.1
10/27/2009 Two important goals of the project are, "promoting access to the Iowa Core Curriculum for children with significant developmental disabilities through increased literacy and communication skills and expanded opportunities for students.
21 UNI honors outstanding faculty for teaching, research and professional service
Public Relations News Release 2009:79, p.1
9/25/2009 Four faculty members were honored at the fall faculty meeting last month. They are: Harry Brod, Kim MacLin, Cherin Lee, and Martha Reineke. The new James F. Lubker Faculty Research Award was created to honor Jim Lubker, professor of communication science.
22 College Bound: Responsibility is key for college-bound students with disabilities
Public Relations News Release 2008:194, p.1
11/3/2008 Parents are encouraged to begin fostering appropriate skills to help their college-bound student to be self-reliant and to encourage their children to empower themselves. IDEA is an entitlement statue. It is about free, appropriate public education.
23 Volunteers ASPIRE to help others
Holmes--Amanda (Student--2007)
Northern Iowan 104:35, p.1
2/15/2008 The ASPIRE TRP program provides therapeutic horseback riding, day camps, equine facilitated experiential learning, and mini visitation programs to children and adults with disabilities.
24 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.
25 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.
26 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.
27 Health Center sports new look
McCue--Timothy M. (Student--2003)
Northern Iowan 102:19, p.1
11/1/2005 Student Health Center had official grand opening last Friday; photo.
28 Newly renovated Student Health Clinic offers improved service to students
Tonner--Brianna (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 102:17, p.11
10/25/2005 Recently opened facility has many new features geared to students and staff; photo.
29 Counseling Center offers many services to UNI students
Schissel--Adam (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 102:11, p.9
10/4/2005 New facility houses the health clinic, pharmacy, disability services, and counseling center, all aimed at helping students and faculty; photo.
30 Still less jobs for disabled, experts claim
Schmitz--David Noehl (Class of 2006)
Northern Iowan 102:9, p.1
9/27/2005 Office of Disability Services helps students get the same opportunities as people without disabilities; photo.
31 Get involved to stay healthy this year
Ryan--Crystal L. (Class of 2006)
Northern Iowan 102:1, p.14
8/26/2005 Students can maintain physical and mental health by taking advantage of UNI services including the Student Health Center, the WRC, and counseling services; photo.
32 Construction rips through campus, creates hassle for students
Gross--Cindy Marie (Student--2004)
Northern Iowan 101:1, p.5
8/27/2004 Description of various construction projects on campus; photo.
33 UNI Student Health Center receives national accreditation
Public Relations News Release 2004:0, p.1
7/19/2004 Student Health Center to join over 1300 organizations accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.
34 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.
35 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.
36 Hearing is believing: Don't be reluctant to get a hearing aid
Public Relations News Release 1987:188, p.1
12/22/1987 Doctor Bruce Plakke explains the benefits and limitations of hearing aid use. He recommends that those with hearing problems visit the Speech and Hearing Clinic, or their local physician to be advised by an audiologist.
37 Learning disabled greeted by welcome mat at colleges and universities, thanks to help from UNI specialist
Public Relations News Release 1986:487, p.1
7/21/1986 Agatha Roberts develops an assessment to aid universities in accommodating to special needs students. Schools which received federal funds were required to meet the needs of students with learning disabilities.
38 UNI's Bartlett Hall renovations in keeping with original structure, but highly functional office space for the 80's
Public Relations News Release 1986:319, p.1
3/24/1986 The former women's residence hall, built in 1914, has been converted into office space; the bulk of student services will now be under one roof; parking is being considered; the total cost is slightly under $1 million.
39 Second Annual Handicapped Awareness Week
Public Relations News Release 1986:316, p.1
3/18/1986 Schedule of events that include a wheelchair obstacle course, a short film festival, several discussion sessions and a muscular dystrophy danceathon.
40 Disabilities overcome in program
Huhlmann--Venessa
Northern Iowan 82:35, p.13
2/14/1986 Description of the Disability Services program
41 Ida Gaarder
Alumni News Letter 5:3, p.6
7/1/1921 Ms. Ida Gaarder has served as an instructor of the deaf in the Kendall School of Gallaudet College in Washington, D. C. for a period of two years.

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