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1 UNI celebrates World Hijab Day
Witherow--Anthony (Student--2020), Fortmann--Toni (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 116:33, p.01
2/6/2020 On February 3, the UNI Muslim Students Association celebrated World Hijab Day and encouraged people of all backgrounds and religions to wear them. Founded in 2013 by Nazma Khan, World Hijab Day has been celebrated on February 1 in over 140 countries. Muslim Students Association President Luma Yasin discussed the meaning of wearing the hijab, and the association aimed to address misconceptions about the hijab and Muslim culture; photos.
2 CIEP panel brews up converstaion
Maas--Emma'le (Student--2019), Fortmann--Toni (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 116:24, p.02
11/21/2019 The Cultural and Intensive English Program (CIEP) held a Coffee Hour and Information Panel in Rod Library. CIEP is an on-campus program that teaches both international and domestic students English and celebrates their native cultures while integrating them into American culture. This panel had international students from Saudi Arabia, China, and India speak; photo.
3 'Islam 101' seeks to inform
Baxter--Nicole (Class of 2019)
Northern Iowan 115:23, p.02
11/12/2018 The Muslim Student Association will host "Islam 101" on November 14 in Maucker Union Ballroom. The event, held to educate people about Islam, will feature speakers Dema Kazkaz of Al-Noor in Waterloo and Miriam Amer, founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)-Iowa; photo.
4 MSA to discuss Islamophobia
Hauer--Sydney (Class of 2019)
Northern Iowan 114:24, p.02
11/16/2017 The Muslim Student Association will host a lecture "Rise of Islamophobia" from visiting professor Khaled Beydoun. MSA hopes the lecture will help teach others about Islam, the differences between Islam and radical Islam, and help counter Islamophobia; photo.
5 Informing the voters of Iowa
Rekemeyer--Kyle (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 112:20, p.7
11/5/2015 "Islam and Iowa Politics" is a lecture series aiming to educate voters on Islam before the elections begin; photo.
6 Screaming street preacher: confirmed Christian
Fisher--Nicholas Allen (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 112:9, p.3
9/28/2015 Columnist Jesse Moeller comments on the street preachers' rants and counters students' claims that he his not "a true Christian"; photo.
7 Some are not all: a commentary on the Muslim protests against the West
Smith--Austin Burke (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:8, p.3
9/21/2012 Attacks against U. S. embassies on September 11, 2012, resulted in the deaths of four Americans in Libya. One of the causes of the riots is thought to be the release of a film against the Muslim religion; photo.
8 Film discusses history of Jews in Arab lands
Yowler--Jaime William (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 108:54, p.3
4/27/2012 The traveling exhibit, "BESA: Albanian Muslims Who Saved Jews during World War II" plus photographs were shown to members of the UNI community. A panel discussion followed.
9 Bringing the pilgrimage home
Zidon--Rachel Margaret (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:21, p.1
11/8/2011 Muslims gathered in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, to celebrate hajj. Students, faculty, and staff came to an exhibit sponsored by the Muslim Student Association and the Saudi Student Club to learn about the event; photo.
10 Film looks at life of American Muslims
Zidon--Rachel Margaret (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:11, p.6
10/4/2011 "Mooz-lum" was screened as part of this year's "Reaching for Higher Ground" series. The movie is the story of a young Muslim's journey through public school, madrassa, his parents' divorce, and 9/11.
11 James Zogby discusses America's view of Arabs
Wilkins--Alan Michael (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 107:43, p.4
3/11/2011 Author of "Arab Voices" presents some of the stereotypes Americans have of Arabs; photo.
12 News-Talk series to discuss New York City Mosque
Public Relations News Release 2010:71, p.1
9/27/2010 Mohammed Fahmy, a professor and a prayer leader at Masji Al-Noor Islamic center, will lead a discussion about the proposed construction of a mosque near Ground Zero at University Book and Supply. Fahmy's presentation is a part of the "News Talk" series.
13 "Ground Zero Mosque" debate misses the point
Boeckmann--Trevor Paul (Student--2007)
Northern Iowan 107:1, p.17
8/27/2010 Supports the right to build the mosque, but the author expresses his opinion that building the mosque is not a desirable goal; photo.
14 Taking a stand for freedom of speech
Krob--Nicholas Joseph (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 106:53, p.7
4/27/2010 A group, U.S. Revolution, has warned the producers of the television show South Park about a recent episode depicting the prophet Mohammed in a bear suit.
15 The real truth about prayer
Fahmy--Mohammend F. (Industrial Technology Faculty)
Northern Iowan 106:27, p.6
12/11/2009 Response to a previous letter; "The real power of prayer". Personal bias against Muslims and Islam noted.
16 "Islam: An American Religion" links Middle East to Midwest
Aunspach--Chase Steven (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 106:11, p.9
10/6/2009 Ingrid Mattson addressed classes and a sold out audience in Davis Hall. She spoke of the heritage of Muslims and Americans. As Muslims feel more freedom to practice their faith openly, understanding increases; photo.
17 Ingrid Mattson to discuss 'Islam: an American Religion' at UNI
Public Relations News Release 2009:59, p.1
9/16/2009 The Meryl Norton Hearst Lecture Series will take place in Davis Hall in the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Art Center.Mattson earned her Ph. D. in Islamic studies from the University of Chicago in 1999.
18 Commonalities more important than differences
Northern Iowan 105:55, p.3
6/12/2009 Discussions of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism bring out differences, but all three teach tolerance of others. Thoughtful discussions help people focus on the idea of one God being interpreted in different ways.
19 Ingrid Mattson to speak on UNI's Hearst Lecture Series
Public Relations News Release 2008:400, p.1
3/16/2009 "Islam: An American Religion," will be the topic of the next lecture in the Meryl Norton Hearst Lecture Series. Mattson serves as director and professor of the Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations.
20 Muslims celebrate beginning of Ramadan
Fahmy--Mohammend F. (Industrial Technology Faculty)
Northern Iowan 105:3, p.7
9/9/2008 Fasting from dawn to dusk is the physical side of the holy month of Ramadan. The spiritual side requires Muslims to control anger and be on their best behavior.
21 Common ground: because religion conflict sucks
Fleming--Rachel M. (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 104:48, p.2
4/11/2008 Panel discussion and interactions among participants were the highlights of a meeting to explore the differences in religions; photo.
22 Lecture on bridging Islam and Christianity will be given at UNI
Public Relations News Release 2007:474, p.1
3/3/2008 Kemal Argon will present "Building Bridges Between Faiths: Muslim-Christian Dialogue" March 10.
23 Knowing is half the battle
Ory--Lindsey (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 103:55, p.3
4/27/2007 University of Iowa professor, Ahmed Souaiaia, explains history of the Shi'ite and Sunni in the Middle East to UNI students.
24 News Brief/Calendar of Events
Public Relations News Release 2006:0, p.1
4/16/2007 "Tortured Memories: History and Context of Sunni-Shi'ite Divide" will be presented by A.E. Souaiaia Tuesday, April 17.
25 Differences between Sunni and Shi'ite to be discussed at UNI
Public Relations News Release 2006:0, p.1
4/10/2007 Ahmed Souaiaia will be presenting "Tortured Memories: History and Context of Sunni-Shi'ite Divide" Tuesday, April 17.
26 The scariest thing about the Mark Foley scandal
Abbott--Tristan E. (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 103:26, p.7
12/1/2006 Commentary on the Republican position on homosexuality, in light of the Mark Foley scandal. Recent "racist" concerns with Muslims are also discussed.
27 Editor's response
Roos--Nicholas Alexander (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 103:10, p.6
9/29/2006 Islamic cartoon and Mike Whalen article are defended and process explained.
28 Humorless cartoons
Fahmy--Mohammend F. (Industrial Technology Faculty)
Northern Iowan 103:10, p.6
9/29/2006 Reaction to Islamic cartoons in the September 26, 2006 NI.
29 Re-elect Bush
Marinelli--Louis (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 103:10, p.6
9/29/2006 Reaction to Islamic cartoon in the September 26 NI.
30 UNI to host Whirling Dervishes
Northern Iowan 103:6, p.3
9/15/2006 A Turkish dance group, named the Whirling Dervishes, will perform at UNI September 18.
31 UNI Muslims promote true nature of Islam
Manatt--Tim (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 102:48, p.3
4/4/2006 A look at activities both on campus and in the local community.
32 Thursday, March 23
Public Relations News Release 2005:0, p.2
3/20/2006 Dickinson Relays will take place in the UNI-Dome; Informal discussion on Islam will be held in the Union; Asian-American Heritage Month Keynote Address will take place at the Center for Multicultural Education.
33 Muhammed cartoons not the largest offense
Connell--Deirdre Stephanie (Class of 2007)
Northern Iowan 102:44, p.6
3/10/2006 Believes that people may be offended by criticism of their religion, but that does not provide an excuse for injuring others or for destructing of property.
34 Controversial cartoons test freedom of speech
Kalvig--Lindsay (Student--2004)
Northern Iowan 102:42, p.1
3/3/2006 Several students and faculty members offer their views on the publication of cartoons which Muslims find offensive; photo.
35 Prophet of peace
Public Relations News Release 2004:0, p.1
4/18/2005 Muslims begin celebrating Mawlid Al Nabi, the birth of Muhammed, on April 20.
36 'My Journey, My Islam' to be shown at UNI
Public Relations News Release 2004:0, p.1
3/25/2005 Film will be shown on March 22 and 23.
37 Tuesday and Wednesday, March 22 and 23
Public Relations News Release 2004:0, p.1
3/21/2005 "My Journey, My Islam" will be shown in conjunction with Women's History Month.
38 Christmas lights blinding the Thanksgiving turkey
Musgrave--Matt (Student--2004)
Northern Iowan 101:25, p.5
11/23/2004 Disagrees with the excessive commercializing of Christmas that leads to ignoring the importance and meaning of other holidays.
39 Holidays express variety of meaning for all
Helgerson--Leah (Student--2004)
Northern Iowan 101:25, p.4
11/23/2004 Winter holidays were discussed at a University Book & Supply roundtable.
40 University Book and Supply celebrates winter holidays
Northern Iowan 101:23, p.4
11/16/2004 Bookstore to hold presentation of four winter holidays; photo.
41 What's up
Northern Iowan 100:50, p.4
4/13/2004 Meetings and events planned.
42 MSA kicks off Islam Awareness week Monday
Koppes--Kevin (Student--2002)
Northern Iowan 100:22, p.1
11/14/2003 The Muslim Student Association's goal is to inform people about their religion.
43 Will rising Muslim birth rate impact future governments?
Public Relations News Release 2003:0, p.1
8/11/2003 Israelis express concern over possibility of being out-produced by Islamic groups.
44 Rohret's letter lacked class and intelligence
Chamberlin--Eric (Student--2001)
Northern Iowan 99:50, p.10
4/15/2003 Criticizes Elizabeth Rohret for letter to Jesus concerning war in Iraq.
45 Conference on Islam goal: awareness and understanding
Yesis--Charity A. (Student--2003)
Northern Iowan 99:41, p.1
3/4/2003 Third Annual Iowa Conference on Islam will be sponsored by the Muslim Student Association March 7 through March 9.
46 UNI Muslim Student Association to host Iowa Conference on Islam
Public Relations News Release 2002:366, p.1
3/3/2003 Third annual Iowa Conference on Islam will take place in the Maucker Union from March 7 to March 9.
47 KULT gains funding needed for conversion
Northern Iowan 99:38, p.1
2/21/2003 NISG gives $13,000 to KGRK to fund transition to KULT; debate on funding advertising costs for Iowa Conference on Islam continued.
48 Muslims wrap up the month-long Ramadan celebration
Public Relations News Release 2002:261, p.1
12/23/2002 Islamic holy celebration, Ramadan, will be discussed.
49 Muslim students educating others on Islamic faith
Brown--Evelyn (Student--2001)
Northern Iowan 99:21, p.1
11/12/2002 Muslim Student Association is sponsoring Islam Awareness Week.
50 Ramadan revealed
Walk--Christian P. (Student--1998-2002)
Northern Iowan 98:22, p.10
11/16/2001 UNI professor Mohammed Fahmy explains the importance of Ramadan to Muslims.


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