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1 #PanthersVote kicking off tomorrow
Dausener--Josh (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 115:9, p.02
9/24/2018 The Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) and other student organizations kicked off an on-campus campaign called #PanthersVote to raise political awareness in the lead-up to the November midterm elections; photo.
2 Darwin Week 2018
Hofmeyer--Sarah (Student--2014), Palensky--Hayley (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 114:38, p.01
2/19/2018 The UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers held their annual Darwin Week, which encourages participants to think critically of the world around them.
3 Darwin Week
Hofmeyer--Sarah (Student--2014), Steen--Sierra (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:36, p.2
2/12/2018 Uni Freethinkers and Inquirers annual Darwin Week features lectures from guest speakers and UNI faculty.
4 Students share 'Pint with a Prof'
Olsasky--Clinton (Class of 2018), Friel--Aaron (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 112:23, p.01
11/16/2015 'Pint with a Prof' is hosted at the Octopus; photo.
5 The 'pro-life' pickle: can we find a more accurate term?
Fisher--Nicholas Allen (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 112:18, p.3
10/29/2015 Editor Nick Fisher believes that "Pro-life" is too vague, and that people should be more specific when debating abortion; photo.
6 Censorship abound in UNIFI/RTL chalk war
Moeller--Jesse (Student--2015)
Northern Iowan 112:14, p.4
10/15/2015 Student Jesse Moeller believes that student chalk messages should not be censored, and should be removed only if they violate school policy.
7 Student orgs. wage chalking war over abortion
Frasher--Iris (Class of 2017)
Northern Iowan 112:14, p.3
10/15/2015 UNI Right to life was the subject of controversy after chalking 3500 hearts in front of the Maucker Union to spread abortion awareness; photo.
8 Filling your free time: explore student orgs
Moeller--Jesse (Student--2015)
Northern Iowan 112:6, p.3
9/17/2015 Columnist Jesse Moeller urges students to become active on campus in some of the many student organizations at UNI; believes that there are also many excellent lectures to attend.
9 Atheists? In church?
Keiser--Erin Rose (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 112:2, p.1
8/31/2015 The UNI Free thinkers and Inquirers is a group welcoming agnostics, atheists, and freethinkers to join together for thought-provoking discussion; photo.
10 Burqa Bans
Cobb--Abbi (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 111:54, p.1
4/30/2015 UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers looked at the use and ban of burqas throughout the world; photo.
11 Panther portraits: Darwin Week
Frasher--Iris (Class of 2017)
Northern Iowan 111:35, p.4
2/12/2015 Photos from Darwin Week on campus; photo.
12 UNIFI hosts 7th annual Darwin Week
Jamtgaard--Katherine A (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 111:34, p.5
2/9/2015 The UNI freethinkers and inquirers are hosting the 7th annual Darwin week.
13 UNI to screen award-winning film on separation of church and state
Public Relations News Release 2013:189, p.1
2/24/2014 UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers will host a screening of the movie "The Lord is Not on Trial Here Today". The film shows the landmark case McCollum v. Board of Education. There will be a discussion following the film.
14 UNIFI hosts 6th annual Darwin Week
Baldus--Rachel (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:35, p.4
2/10/2014 During the UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers 6th annual Darwin Week, there will be four lectures based on each day's theme. Each day will also feature a keynote speaker at 7 p.m.
15 Sixth annual Darwin Week to be held at UNI
Public Relations News Release 2013:165, p.1
1/30/2014 The sixth annual Darwin Week will be held February 10 through 13. There will be four speakers throughout the week including John Fritch, Dawn Del Carlo, Allison Martens, and Nate Phelps. Darwin Week is hosted by UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers.
16 Religion becoming prevalent among young adults
Peterson--Caitlin Anne (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 110:10, p.4
10/1/2013 The young adults across America are identifying as "nones," meaning they are unaffiliated with any religion. The number of unaffiliated Americans has risen from five percent in the 1970s to eight percent in the last decade; photo.
17 A noodle invasion: pirates, pastors, and pasta
Eaton--Samantha Marie (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:7, p.1
9/20/2013 UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers hosted their sixth annual Flying Spaghetti Monster dinner. The proceeds from the tickets sales for the dinner benefitted the Northeast Iowa Food Bank; photo.
18 UNI kicks off Welcome Week
Peterson--Caitlin Anne (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 110:1, p.1
8/22/2013 There are many activities planned for students to participate in this first week back. Some of these activities include a picnic, sand volleyball, and a Welcome Ball. There will also be various performances by student groups.
19 UNIFI's fifth annual Darwin Week hosts a variety of speakers
Tjossem--Kirsten Ruth (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 109:34, p.6
2/12/2013 UNI's Freethinkers and Inquirers put on a weeklong event that encourages many of Charles Darwin's ideas. Cody Hashman started Darwin Week five years ago.
20 Fifth annual Darwin Week to be held at UNI
Public Relations News Release 2012:197, p.1
2/11/2013 Darwin Week will be held from February 18 to February 21. It is put on by the UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers. Each day of Darwin Week will feature a different theme, ranging form evolution to humanism.
21 Students respond to controversial poster
Braumann--Kari Sue (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 109:22, p.1
11/9/2012 A poster placed in the Industrial Technology Center caused an uproar on campus. The poster condemned the efforts of lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual students at UNI. The poster was shared repeatedly on social media sites.
22 Piratic Pastafarians partake in fifth annual Flying Monster Dinner
Hinzmann--Nicholas Allen (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:9, p.4
9/25/2012 Host welcomes people to the fifth annual Flying Spaghetti Monster Dinner. Background information given about dinner's beginnings. Dinner was final event of UNIFI's 2012 Out Week.
23 Evangelical 'extremists' exercise free speech
Wilkins--Alan Michael (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 109:8, p.4
9/21/2012 A confrontational style of ministry came to campus. Sister Cindy and Brother Jed are from a nondenominational church in Columbia, Missouri. Students seemed less than receptive to the message; photo.
24 The 'Race' Race
Konrardy--Nathan Arnold (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:47, p.5
4/3/2012 Believes that diversity is often discussed, but currently is not embraced. Progress has been made in bringing minorities to campus, but inclusion seems to be another matter; photo,
25 Print Services to close by June 30
Peterson--Caitlin Anne (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:42, p.1
3/6/2012 Print Services is being used less and less. The machinery in use will soon need upgrading. $400,000 is the projected savings to the university with the closing; photo.
26 Obama adds stipulation to Affordable Care Act to deal with religious opposition
Baker--Brandon Lee (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:38, p.1
2/21/2012 Religious organizations do not need to provide contraceptives to insured employees under the new announcement by the President; photo.
27 Nickell discusses paranormal investigation
Clausen--Eric Lee (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:37, p.1
2/17/2012 Joe Nickell has been investigating reports of ghosts and haunted houses for four decades. He has worked for the Discovery Channel, National Geographic, and a private firm. He was the keynote speaker during Darwin Week; photo.
28 UNIFI to host 'best Darwin week yet'
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:35, p.1
2/10/2012 The fourth annual Darwin week is filled with interesting and engaging talks outside the classroom. Joe Nickell, a world famous investigator of the paranormal, is the keynote speaker.
29 Fourth annual Darwin Week to be held at UNI
Public Relations News Release 2011:159, p.1
2/2/2012 The fourth annual Darwin week will host events that celebrate science.
30 UNI students to participate in National Make a Difference Day service project
Public Relations News Release 2011:92, p.1
10/20/2011 The UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers student organization will clean up trails around the cedar valley area in accordance with National Make a Difference Day.
31 In response to "Coexistence: A Romance"
Derringer--Cory James (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 108:11, p.4
10/4/2011 Coexistence possibilities questioned. We cannot pretend to share the same values, because we don't. It is good to communicate about our differences in a civil forum.
32 Reflections on Blasphemy Day
Early--Thomas Michael (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:11, p.4
10/4/2011 This year marked the third anniversary of the founding of Blasphemy Day. The UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers invited non-members to chalk this year. It was an enlightening day for many; photo.
33 Richness rather than threat
Sumpter--Gloria Jean (Grad Assistant--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:8, p.4
9/23/2011 Diversity of culture should not be a threat to educated people. Get to know those from another culture on campus. You will learn as much from them as they will from you.
34 Out Week encourages acceptance of nonbelief
Kelzer--Sarah Marie (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:6, p.5
9/16/2011 UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers sponsored Out Week. Several activities were held with the ultimate goal of allowing anyone questioning their religion to come and meet some of the members and learn more about the group and their ideas; photo.
35 Progressive Picnic connects students to communities
Cassidy--Anthony Joseph (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:2, p.1
8/30/2011 Northern Iowa Democrats, Freethinkers and Inquirers, Philosophy Club, UNI Proud, and One Iowa joined in the recruitment event, the first of its kind in recent memory. Food, drinks, lawn games, and live music highlighted the event; photo.
36 A new approach to diversity
Boeckmann--Trevor Paul (Student--2007)
Northern Iowan 107:52, p.12
4/22/2011 In the opinion of the writer, nonreligious groups are not at the table when diversity is discussed. The "Standing on Higher Ground" series advance the status of the LGBT and the Jump Start Program helps underprivileged students.
37 UNI students participate in 24/7 Prayer Week and 24/7 Service Week
Staggs--Lottie Brooke (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 107:51, p.1
4/19/2011 Brothers and Sisters in Christ kicked off Prayer Week Thursday night. A kickoff celebration was held at the Lutheran Student Center. The Freethinkers and Inquirers are holding a service week with new projects daily; photo.
38 Nathanson discusses current debates on market capitalism
Wilkins--Alan Michael (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 107:46, p.1
4/1/2011 Stephen Nathanson, a professor of philosophy at Northeastern University in Boston, gave two presentations. He talked about socialism and terrorism justification.
39 On reason and society
O'Loughlin--Emily (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 107:38, p.11
2/22/2011 Writer responds to her opinion column critics. The intention was to share a recurring thought: that society places so much emphasis on reason, that it becomes an ultimate authority in defining existence.
40 A response to 'UNIFI makes a religion of science'
Boeckmann--Trevor Paul (Student--2007)
Northern Iowan 107:37, p.8
2/18/2011 Rebuttal to Emily O'Loughlin's claims that the Freethinkers and Inquirers are making a religion of science.
41 Darwin Week wraps up with a variety of speakers
Wilkins--Alan Michael (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 107:36, p.1
2/15/2011 Mark Blumberg lectured on his book "Freaks of Nature". Tyler O'Brien lectured on human evolution. Dan Barker, a former ordained minister, spoke on the shortcomings of religion. He is now an atheist; photo.
42 UNIFI makes a religion of science
O'Loughlin--Emily (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 107:36, p.10
2/15/2011 Suggests that the Freethinkers and Inquirers could learn from a statement in Marcelo Gleiser's book: "Scientists should not use science as a weapon against belief by making it into a belief system"; photo.
43 Darwin Week 2011
Baker--Brandon Lee (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 107:35, p.2
2/11/2011 Scenes from activities during Darwin Week; including presentations, discussion, and debate; photo.
44 Darwin Week: the science of prayer
Schreck--Anna E. (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 107:35, p.1
2/11/2011 Hector Avalos, a philosophy and religious studies professor at Iowa State University, lectured during Darwin Week. His presentation was entitled; "Can science prove that prayer works?"; photo.
45 Debate or debacle?
Early--Thomas Michael (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 107:35, p.10
2/11/2011 Freethinkers and Inquirers and the Navigators debate the topic; "Are Christian beliefs damaging the world?" The Navigators seemed to state evangelical fundamentalism that did not seem to represent mainstream Christian thought.
46 UNIFI to host third annual Darwin Week
Kelzer--Sarah Marie (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 107:34, p.3
2/8/2011 Faculty and other speakers will address students, faculty, staff, and members of the community during Darwin Week. According to some this week is one of the top intellectual events of the year. It organized by students.
47 Third annual Darwin Week to be held at UNI.
Public Relations News Release 2010:198, p.1
2/1/2011 The event celebrates science through a series of faculty and visiting speakers.
48 UNIFI hosts Faith Forum
Schreck--Anna E. (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 107:29, p.1
1/21/2011 Freethinkers and Inquirers group met to examine the change from intellectual discussion group to a social group. The suggestion was made that the group show that they can give back to the community; photo.
49 When the spotlight goes off
Boeckmann--Trevor Paul (Student--2007)
Northern Iowan 107:12, p.5
10/8/2010 The response to Blasphemy Rights Day was overwhelming. Why do humans not stand up for their beliefs in everyday situations instead of a massive response to another organization or idea.
50 Blasphemy Rights Day is a defense of free speech
Sandbothe--Alyx Jordan (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 107:11, p.8
10/5/2010 The Freethinkers and Inquirers group had hoped to encourage friendly discussion on controversial topics. Free speech was the issue of the day. True discussions were limited; photo.


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