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1 Examining Christianity in Japan and Iowa
Bauer--Nick (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 117:37, p.05
3/1/2021 Professor Reiner Hesselink discussed the Dyersville Catholic church and it's connection to Japan as part of the Phi Alpha Theta lecture series.
2 Mertz is raw and real in 'Hi God'
Alldredge--Anna (Student--2019), Legaspi--Sofia (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:21, p.04
11/11/2019 Graduate student Grace Mertz explored the intersection of faith and academia in her one-woman show, "Hi God". After the show, audience members were invited to write their own letters to be added to a display in the corner of the Interpreters Theatre; photo.
3 Observing Jesus as a political figure
Stekl--Caleb (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 116:12, p.03
10/10/2019 Opinion Columnist, Caleb Stekl, wrote about Jesus and the history of violence that he portrays in the bible and how this disrupts the angelic image that is usually associated with him. Stekl pointed out the actions and that Jesus did and how this does not work with conservative and liberal viewpoints. He argues that much of what Jesus did was to further a political and religious agenda that was anti-roman.
4 'Islam 101' seeks to inform
Baxter--Nicole (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 115:23, p.02
11/12/2018 The Muslim Student Association presents 'Islam 101' to educate about the Islam faith.
5 LTE: addressing hate crimes through unity
Corbin--Steven B. (Class of 1970; Marketing Faculty)
Northern Iowan 114:50, p.03
4/12/2018 In his letter to the editor Professor Steve Corbin calls attention to hate crimes and puts out a challenge to Christians, Muslims and Jews to lead the way in bringing down the hate crime crusade.
6 Singing for a mission trip to Kenya
Flanders--Anna (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:50, p.01
4/12/2018 Celeste Bembry, Student Retention and Recruitment Coordinator for the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences, will be performing selections of jazz pieces at a fundraiser for a Kenya Mission trip that she will be taking part in. The missionaries are to engage with orphans who have lost their parents due to HIV and AIDS. The article covers Celeste's feelings about the mission trip and what she hopes to do while there; photo.
7 The Jewish community in the Cedar Valley
Baxter--Nicole (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:35, p.01
2/8/2018 The Jewish community in Cedar Valley has a rich history.
8 MSA to discuss Islamophobia
Hauer--Sydney (Student--2017)
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.
9 LTE: Conversations about sin affect trauma
Northern Iowan 114:21, p.03
11/6/2017 In this letter to the editor, the author speaks about an encounter they had with some students involving One-Verse Evangelism. The author expressed their discomfort of the encounter due to personal trauma involving the church in their youth.
10 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.
11 He visits every year, but just who is Brother Jed?
Madden--Jacob (Class of 2019)
Northern Iowan 112:14, p.2
10/15/2015 Student Jacob Madden discusses the evangelical street preacher "Brother Jed".
12 Street preacher sparks heated discussion
Frasher--Iris (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 112:6, p.4
9/17/2015 Many students protested and argued with one of the many street preachers who come to campus each spring and fall; photo.
13 UNI Right to Life responds to 'War on Christianity'
Northern Iowan 112:6, p.3
9/17/2015 UNI Right to life clarifies their organization's goals and dismisses beliefs that being in the group requires being religious.
14 War on Christianity
Carr-Murphy--Hannah (Student--2015)
Northern Iowan 112:4, p.1
9/10/2015 Hannah Carr-Murphy argues that there is no war on Christianity, and that people need to pay attention to issues such as gender equality and gay rights.
15 Celebrating religion
Alrubh--Fatimah (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 111:32, p.4
2/2/2015 Students will get a chance to learn about the Catholic religion during Panther Catholic Week.
16 Je suis Charlie, among other things
Rouse--Amber Marie (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 111:28, p.4
1/15/2015 Amber Rouse looks at the shooting of journalist Charlie Hebdo and the Religious motivations of the attacker; photo.
17 A light shines AFTERDARK
Dunlop--Mike (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 111:24, p.1
11/20/2014 Approximately 1,300 students filled the Gallagher-Bluedorn for AFTERDARK, a christian worship event hosted by the UNI student ministries; photo.
18 Letter to the editor
Breitling--Hansen (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 111:14, p.3
10/16/2014 Student Hansen Breitling shares his opinion on the UNI students reaction to the visit of Brother Jed and Sister Cindy.
19 "We're not talking about lollipops"
Rouse--Amber Marie (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 111:12, p.1
10/9/2014 Evangelists came to campus to spread their religious opinion; photo.
20 Finding women's roles in the Catholic church
Cosgrove--Thaddeus Riley (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:47, p.6
4/3/2014 Journalist Melinda Henneberger spoke of her thoughts regarding the role of women in the Roman Catholic Church. She stressed the importance of Pope Francis to act on women's issues.
21 Time to break the chain of hatred
Obrink--Stormy Rose (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 110:46, p.3
3/31/2014 The author speaks about the recent death of Fred Phelps, the former leader of the Westboro Baptist Church. She acknowledges that Phelps was a hateful man, but she encourages readers to forgive him and others.
22 UNI to host founder of Ryumonji Zen Monastery
Public Relations News Release 2013:208, p.1
3/13/2014 Rev. Shoken Winecoff, founder of Ryumonji Zen Monastery, will give his lecture, "Diplomacy and Religion" as part of the UNI Diplomat Series. Rev. Shoken Winecoff will share his thoughts on the relationship between diplomacy and religion.
23 Activist, former nurse condemns abortions
Gibbs--Hannah Marie (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:43, p.1
3/10/2014 UNI Right to Life brought Jill Stanek to campus to speak out against abortion. Jill Stanek formerly worked in a hospital that allowed late-term abortions and told stories of the things she witnessed while working there; photo.
24 Biblical film incites emotion
Jamtgaard--Katherine A (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:41, p.4
3/3/2014 The author reviews the film "Son of God", the story of Jesus' life. She says that there was a lot more emotion in the film and that this movie is different from other depictions of Jesus' life.
25 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.
26 Who are you politically?
Venuto--Kayla Jewel (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 110:24, p.4
11/19/2013 The author expresses her dissatisfaction with the United States government and President Obama. She feels that government spending is out of hand and that the government needs to take action.
27 Diversity workshop shares important message
Hebbeln--Laura Katherine (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:23, p.3
11/15/2013 Says that we must learn to understand and accept our own diversity.
28 UNI to host political activist Sunsara Taylor
Public Relations News Release 2013:113, p.1
11/6/2013 Sunsara Taylor, a writer and political activist, will present "Defeating the Assault on Abortion Rights: Wining the Full Liberation of Women". Taylor believes that birth control and abortion are rights that women cannot be denied.
29 UNI and Luther professors untangle evolution and religion
Rouse--Amber Marie (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:20, p.2
11/5/2013 UNI hosted a discussion about how evolution undermines religion. Jerry Soneson and Loyal Rue headed the discussion. Not all students agreed with the professors opinions and this was reflected in the question and answer session.
30 Audience observes Japan's 'woven fabric'
Nilles--Kellen Marie (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:18, p.2
10/29/2013 A lecture entitled "Japanese Religion: A View from the Streets of Tokyo" was given by Steven Heine, from Florida International University, and Martha Reineke, professor of religion at UNI. The lecture focused on Japanese culture and religion; photo.
31 UNI to host presentations on evolution and Obamacare
Public Relations News Release 2013:107, p.1
10/28/2013 UNI's Department of Philosophy and World Religions is hosting lectures concerning evolution and religion, as well as the Affordable Care Act. Several faculty members will be speaking at these events.
32 Let's work together: a look at today's society
Ickes--Peter Joseph (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:14, p.3
10/15/2013 Says people need to work together instead of working against each other. People need to work harder to understand and accept other people's beliefs.
33 Expert on Japanese religion to speak at UNI
Public Relations News Release 2013:91, p.1
10/14/2013 Steven Heine will be partnering with Professor Reineke to deliver a lecture on religion in Japan. This lecture will better prepare individuals to understand the beliefs and practices they will encounter while visiting East Asia.
34 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.
35 Heterosexism still prominent among college students
Ruggles--Jacinda Rose (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 110:9, p.1
9/27/2013 Heterosexism may be on the decline, but it is a mistake to think it is no longer a problem. However, UNI is taking steps in the right by opening the LGBT center; photo.
36 Fix our conservative views on women
Hebbeln--Laura Katherine (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:8, p.3
9/24/2013 Author believes that equality should not need to be discussed in 2013. The article states that we need to continue to support the fact that women are equal to men and that they deserve the same rights; a college education is most important; photo.
37 The Second City incites laughter at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center
Peiffer--Amy Michelle (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:8, p.4
9/24/2013 Second City, the world's largest improvisation and sketch comedy school, put on a performance of "Happily Ever After" at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. The show was sponsored by the Campus Activities Board; photo.
38 UNI to host international conference on violence and religion
Public Relations News Release 2013:3, p.1
7/8/2013 UNI will host this year's Colloquium on Violence and Religion. This years conference will focus on the impact of industrial agriculture on the ecosystem. Whitney Bauman and Mark Wallace will both speak on how religion has impacted the natural world.
39 A Christian perspective on gay marriage
Smith--Austin Burke (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:48, p.4
4/12/2013 Says the "hot topic" is currently gay marriage. When people began changing their profile picture on Facebook to the red equal sign, those who did not were labeled as bigots. This is not fair. Someone opposing your views does not make them an enemy.
40 UNI students celebrate Mardi Gras
Castro--Samuel (University Relations Photojournalist)
Northern Iowan 109:35, p.6
2/15/2013 Students of the LGBT community gathered to celebrate Mardi Gras. There are many events like this planned by the UNI Proud to get students involved and to feel welcome; photo.
41 UNI's Professor Hill addresses homosexuality in the Bible
Eaton--Samantha Marie (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 109:35, p.6
2/15/2013 Professor Susan Hill gave a lecture about how the Bible addresses homosexuality. The title of her lecture was, "Homosexuality and the Bible: It's Complicated". Fellow Professor Thomas Hesse said the presentation was very informative.
42 What really changes (a reflection on the effect of the election)
O'Loughlin--Emily (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 109:23, p.4
11/13/2012 Column underscores how citizens affect their own life by the choices they make and the relationships they experience. People should define for themselves what is most important and what does not change.
43 UNI professor to premiere documentary film
Public Relations News Release 2012:117, p.1
10/25/2012 Francesca Soans' film "Sons of Jacob Synagogue" premeired at Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. Documentary film explores history and experiences of Jewish community in Waterloo. Film is in 5-part documentary series. Film music by UNI faculty.
44 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.
45 Atheists: a misunderstood minority
Konrardy--Nathan Arnold (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:52, p.4
4/20/2012 Atheists are still human beings. Believes atheists belong to one of the most discriminated social minorities. People are encouraged to talk and get to know someone before becoming judgmental.
46 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.
47 Praying for unity
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:31, p.6
1/27/2012 Nearly one hundred students attended a nondenominational meeting in the Commons Ballroom. The event was sponsored by the Northern Iowa Campus Ministry Association; photo.
48 Supreme Court recognizes ministerial exception in discrimination laws
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:31, p.1
1/27/2012 The unanimous ruling stated that religious institutions have the freedom to handle the employment of employees without involvement of the government.
49 Debating in vain
Jensen--Daniel John (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:9, p.3
9/27/2011 Reasons for not supporting gay marriage presented.
50 Coexist: A romance
Mitchell--Anthony Patrick (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 108:8, p.4
9/23/2011 Those that feel that different religions, atheists, and agnostics can coexist are not thinking clearly. It is time to move on and accept this fact, according to the author.


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