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1 Expand your vocabulary: learn a second language
Nelson--Nehemiah (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 110:47, p.4
4/3/2014 Urges the importance of learning a second language. Says Americans are notoriously monolingual. UNI offers Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, and Russian.
2 Helping refugees reach the American dream
Northern Iowan 110:39, p.1
2/24/2014 Every Saturday students gather to help tutor Burmese refugees in English as part of UNI RISE. The overall goal of the group is to help provide the refugees with enough knowledge to pass the citizenship test; photo.
3 French minor could return to UNI
Tant--Cassandra Anne (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 110:33, p.1
2/3/2014 In 2012, UNI closed its French program. However, a new minor, Interdisciplinary Language Studies, Minor: French is awaiting approval. The department is currently advertising the new minor on their website to recruit new students.
4 Going global; students and faculty explore Mandarin Chinese course
Northern Iowa Today 95:1, p.24
1/1/2013 Mandarin Chinese course offered in fall 2012 semester; students offer their reactions to the course.
5 Students, faculty share experiences with Mandarin Chinese course
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 109:16, p.1
10/19/2012 Twelve students enroll in Chinese language course; taught by visiting faculty member from Taiwan; students share their reactions to the course.
6 New Chinese language and culture courses offered at UNI
Braumann--Kari Sue (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 109:2, p.1
8/28/2012 Two three credit co-requisite courses and a three hour credit evening course in Mandarin Chinese are offered. Students can still sign up for these classes. The classes are offered by the Department of Languages and Literatures.
7 Mandarin Chinese to be offered at UNI
Public Relations News Release 2012:22, p.1
8/10/2012 Two courses will be offered; an introduction to Chinese language and alistening, speaking, reading, and writing skills course.
8 Students, faculty speak out on world language program closures
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:46, p.1
3/30/2012 World language and culture degrees will include only a Spanish B. A. and a Spanish Teaching B. A. French, German, and Russian were dropped due to budget constraints.
9 The bottom line of education
Sandberg--Colin Aaron (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 108:46, p.4
3/30/2012 Concern expressed about the dropping of foreign languages due to budget constraints. The effect on College of Business Administration graduates is yet to be determined.
10 Stepping into the unknown; alumna combines spirit of adventure with international business savvy to help underprivileged
Northern Iowa Today 94:3, p.8
9/1/2011 Kristi Philips talks about her extensive experience studying abroad during her years at UNI; photo.
11 UNI nao falal Portuguese (UNI doesn't speak Portuguese)
Gitchell--Erin Elizabeth (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 106:26, p.6
12/8/2009 Foreign language options at UNI may be drastically limited unless enrollment in language study increases substantially next semester. Spanish will be the only language offered on a regular basis.
12 Multilingual: A requirement for life
Gitchell--Erin Elizabeth (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 106:14, p.6
10/16/2009 With growing Hispanic populations and the prediction that white America will be in the minority in the future, learning another language would be most helpful.
13 Things I'm telling my granddaughter
Koch--William N. (English Faculty)
Northern Iowan 105:40, p.8
3/3/2009 Refreshing thoughts and beliefs of a new grandfather as he shares his values of life with a five week old granddaughter.
14 Language Diversity Week
Northern Iowan 105:32, p.12
2/3/2009 Dates, times, and places for events during event; photo.
15 Foreign language camp for elementary students offered at UNI
Public Relations News Release 2006:0, p.1
5/18/2007 Children in grades two through eight have the opportunity to attend the Second Annual Foreign Language Camp, June 25-29.
16 International education
Ahmed--Ranya R. (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 103:24, p.8
11/17/2006 Language lessons and the International Food Fair hosted by the International Student Association.
17 National French Week
Northern Iowan 103:22, p.4
11/10/2006 French classes sponsor events to celebrate National French Week; photo.
18 UNI celebrates culture with Language Diversity Week
Northern Iowan 102:31, p.11
1/24/2006 Students will have opportunities to learn about other languages through movies and information booths; photo.
19 Koppensteiner recognized as Outstanding German Education
Northern Iowa Today 89:1, p.19
1/1/2005 American Association of Teachers of German honors Professor Jurgen Koppensteiner; photo.
20 Sign language courses encourage 'different perspective'
Robertson--Andrew (Student--2003)
Northern Iowan 101:20, p.3
11/5/2004 Sign language classes can count as a student's foreign language requirement.
21 Colloquium provides peek into professor's projects
Crane--Ryan P. (Student--2003)
Northern Iowan 100:20, p.1
11/7/2003 Students can attend lectures about language and language development.
22 Foreign language study expands global understanding
Williams--Michael Lee (Class of 2000)
Northern Iowan 100:2, p.11
9/5/2003 Wants four years of foreign language study to be required at UNI.
23 Study Russian for fun, challenges
Healy--Michelle (Student--2001)
Northern Iowan 100:1, p.8
8/29/2003 Encourages students to take Russian; claims many jobs are available in the Cedar Valley for Russian speakers.
24 Bilingual numbers on the rise
Public Relations News Release 2002:536, p.1
5/19/2003 Discussion on why speakers of multiple languages are on the rise.
25 Importance of studying foreign languages
Public Relations News Release 2002:3, p.1
7/8/2002 Gives reasons why everyone should know more than one language.
26 Beginning conversational Vietnamese
Campus News Network 11:4, p.3
9/11/2000 A conversational Vietnamese course is being offered.
27 Northern University High School French students take top honors in state and national competitions
Public Relations News Release 1999:448, p.1
6/19/2000 A list is of the winners from Northern University High School who received honors in the 2000 National French Contest and the Iowa French Speaking Contest.
28 Northern University High School students take top place for the seventh straight year at the State of Iowa Olympiada of Spoken Russia
Public Relations News Release 1999:405, p.1
5/16/2000 Several Northern University High School students placed in the 2000 State of Iowa Olympiada of Spoken Russian. List of winners.
29 NUHS has 15 national medallists in Russian essay competition
Public Relations News Release 1999:254, p.1
2/14/2000 List of students from Northern University High School who were medallists in Russian essay competition.
30 Northern University High School wins state title in Iowa Olympiada of spoken Russian
Public Relations News Release 1998:434, p.1
6/30/1999 NU High team of Russian language students won the state title in the Olympiada of Spoken Russian.
31 Northern University High School students awarded at the National French Contest
Public Relations News Release 1998:431, p.1
6/28/1999 NU High students participated in the National French Contest. Eight NU students were declared winners.
32 Vonnegut speaks on poetry, importance of language
Northern Iowan 95:53, p.4
4/23/1999 Kurt Vonnegut commented on the importance of language in our world and NATO's involvement in Kosovo at his Monday and Tuesday lectures.
33 Foreign language more important than we think
Northern Iowan 95:46, p.10
3/30/1999 Student on international exchange in Puerto Rico expresses views on bilingual education and studying abroad.
34 Simon stresses importance of foreign language in society
Copley--Jaime R. (Class of 1999)
Northern Iowan 95:43, p.1
3/9/1999 Former Senator Paul Simon spoke on language in society yesterday in the Union as part of the Meryl Norton Hearst Lecture Series; photo.
35 Adult immigrants find difficulties in learning English
Public Relations News Release 1998:45, p.1
9/21/1998 Immigrants to Iowa from Bosnia or Mexico have trouble finding enough time to fit in a comprehensive English lesson.
36 Northern University H. S. students involved in French activities
Public Relations News Release 1997:378, p.1
6/12/1998 Students from NU High have been involved in a variety of French activities. A list of the students and their activities is given.
37 Trilingual language experience to be offered June 8-19 at Price Lab School for students entering grades 4, 5, or 6 in the fall
Public Relations News Release 1997:358, p.1
5/27/1998 Price Lab School will offer a trilingual class this summer for students in grades 4-6.
38 Northern University high school students win fifth straight title at the Iowa Olympiada of Spoken Russian
Public Relations News Release 1997:338, p.1
5/4/1998 NU high students won their fifth straight title at the State of Iowa Olympiad of Spoken Russian. List of winners given.
39 Russian high school students to spend three weeks at Northern University High School, beginning Oct. 17
Public Relations News Release 1997:84, p.1
10/17/1997 Northern University High participating in the American Council of Teachers of Russian High School Academic Partnership Exchange, with eleven Russian students currently in Cedar Falls. Jim Sweigert is their teacher.
40 Why not try Japanese, Hawaiian for class?
Benesh--Darek James
Northern Iowan 93:55, p.13
5/2/1997 Interest is growing in studying different foreign languages.
41 Defending their title
Campus News Network 5:18, p.4
5/30/1995 Students in NU High School's Russian Program won their second straight championship.
42 New language arts program designed to give more breadth, depth to high school studies
Public Relations News Release 1994:0, p.1
5/22/1995 A four-year high school curriculum was developed.
43 Foreign language classes
Northern Iowan 91:7, p.5
9/16/1994 Classes in Russian, Chinese, Spanish, and German will be held for faculty and staff.
44 Mesa Espanola
Northern Iowan 91:5, p.5
9/9/1994 Will meet.
45 Russian language and culture courses to be offered for middle school/high school students, adults at Price Lab School, beginning June 27
Public Relations News Release 0:601, p.1
5/25/1994 James Sweigert will be teaching a two week intensive Russian language course at Price Lab.
46 "Let's Learn Spanish" classes offered through University of Northern Iowa
Public Relations News Release 1992:663, p.1
5/20/1993 UNI will offer Interactive Spanish classes for children ages 8-12.
47 French house a new option for residents
Northern Iowan 89:50, p.6
4/6/1993 Section of Bartlett Hall will be designated as French Language and Cultural Center.
48 All French house proposed at UNI
Northern Iowan 89:25, p.1
11/24/1992 Professor Walther presents plan for French language and culture in section of dorm.
49 Profile: Jim Sweigert
Campus News Network 3:5, p.3
11/2/1992 Profile of PLS Russian teacher James Sweigert; photo.
50 UNI tries a different language; Portuguese influence wide spread
Northern Iowan 88:60, p.1
6/26/1992 Close look at reasons to study Portuguese.


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