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1 Blizzard conditions cancel classes
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Cummings--Gabriella (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:31, p.01
2/8/2021 Due to weather, the university closed for the second time this semseter ;photo.
2 Illuminate Dance Troupe has final fall show
Gordon--Darien (Student--2020), Magnificat--Gelase (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:25, p.01
11/12/2020 The Illuminate Dance Troupe held their second show of 2020 and performed several styles of dance such as folk, ballroom, and studio styles;photo
3 Students return to the "classroom"
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:1, p.01
8/20/2020 In hopes of lessening the spread of COVID-19, UNI is implementing three main options for fall 2020 classes--fully in-person, fully online and hybrid. Most students interviewed by the Northern Iowan preferred these in-person classes; photo.
Leitner--Gabrielle (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 116:36, p.04
2/17/2020 The Black Student Union (BSU) held their annual skate party in the Wellness and Recreation Center (WRC). Students, faculty, and community members were able to enjoy music and skating in the basketball courts courtesy of the student organization.
5 Outdoor Rec Center hosts ski event
Witherow--Anthony (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 116:35, p.01
2/13/2020 UNI's Outdoor Recreation Center will be hosting a Valentine's-themed cross country skiing event on February 13 at 5 p.m. Attendees will meet in the WRC 174 and head out to the trails shortly after. Candy will be handed out during the event, and hot chocolate and marshmallows will be served after the event.
6 Black History Month with BSU
Legaspi--Sofia (Student--2018), Johnson--Alex (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 116:32, p.04
2/3/2020 UNI's Black Student Union (BSU) has prepared events honoring Black History Month through the month of February.
7 WRC updates facilities, hours
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:28, p.02
1/16/2020 The Wellness and Recreation Center (WRC) updated the facilities by including a large fitness room that would allow students to access the WRC and use it throughout the day. Currently, students are not allowed to use specific areas of the WRC due to classes taking place. Christopher Denison, Director of Recreation Services, hoped that this would allow students to use the WRC instead of paying a facility or service not associated with UNI.
8 Panther Portrait: Orchesis & IDT Show
Maas--Emma'le (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:16, p.05
10/24/2019 The UNI Dance Program kicked off Family Weekend festivities with its annual fall showcase. The sister dance companies Orchesis and International Dance Theatre (IDT) performed in the Bengtson Auditorium at Russell Hall. The showcase held performances ranging from tap dancing to hip-hop to traditional Russian folk dance. Many of the performances held were choreographed by the students themselves.
9 UNI hosts Family Weekend 2019
Legaspi--Sofia (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:15, p.05
10/21/2019 UNI Family Weekend 2019 took place from October 18th to the 20th, with an opening reception held on Saturday morning; photo.
10 RRTTC to host wetland clean-up
Weber--Colby (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:14, p.01
10/17/2019 The Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center (RRTTC) met in the northern Wellness and Recreation Center (WRC) parking lot to clean up the ponds north of the WRC. This was in an effort to clean up trash from the local wetlands before winter arrives. This event has been going on for 14 years now and is one way for give back to the planet.
11 Panther Portrait: Orange Party
Legaspi--Sofia (Student--2018), Cummings--Gabriella (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:13, p.05
10/14/2019 UNI Dance Marathon hosted an "Orange Party" on October 10th, 2019 on the Wellness and Recreation Center basketball courts; photo.
12 WRC introduces intramural fee
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Leitner--Gabrielle (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 116:5, p.01
9/16/2019 Recreation Services had instigated a semester fee for instrumental sports. Students are required to have a membership to play the fall, 2019-2020 semester. Many have opted to not pay the membership fee, but some have; photo.
13 Student to compete on 'Ninja Warrior'
Mazzarella--Allison (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 115:54, p.01
5/2/2019 Jackson Twait will be competing on the American Ninja Warrior in Cincinnati over Memorial Day weekend and will air on NBC July 3, 2019.
14 CME dunks for diversity at tournament
Barikor--Leziga (Student--2015)
Northern Iowan 115:45, p.01
4/1/2019 The Center for Multicultural Education hosted 'Dunking for Diversity,' a basketball tournament and discussion to promote diversity.
15 Panther Portrait: Rock Revolution
Legaspi--Sofia (Student--2018), Flenker--Elly (student--2018)
Northern Iowan 115:40, p.08
3/4/2019 The 20th annual Rock Revolution brought climbers from across the states to the WRC; photo.
16 Flu shots offered on campus
Dausener--Josh (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 115:15, p.02
10/15/2018 The Student Health Center will be offering five walk up clinics where students can receive a flu shot.
17 Collaboration revamps CME BBQ
Barikor--Leziga (Student--2015)
Northern Iowan 115:2, p.05
8/27/2018 The Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice put on the Welcome Back BBQ. The office worked with UNI Dining and Catering to expand the BBQ options available to the students so the options were ethnically and culturally diverse. The BBQ was well received by students; photos.
18 Tails on Trails bring dogs to campus
Madden--Jacob (Student--2015)
Northern Iowan 114:54, p.01
4/26/2018 The Americorps, Green Project, Men's Rugby, NISG, Sigma Gamma Epsilon and Geography Club hosted Tails on Trails, an opportunity to walk dogs on UNI's trail system.
19 Rock revolution beckons climbers to WRC
Legaspi--Sofia (Student--2018), Leitner--Gabrielle (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:40, p.01
2/26/2018 The annual rock climbing competition, Rock Revolution, brought people from all over the Midwest to climb the WRC's rock wall.
20 Swim and Dive prepares for MVC championships
Wauters--Joel (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:31, p.01
1/25/2018 Women's Swim and Dive team prepares for the Missouri Valley Conference; photo.
21 Students lose stress in the labyrinth
Northern Iowan 114:22, p.03
11/9/2017 Brooke Hottle, Graduate Assistant for Student Wellness Services, explains the benefits of walking the labyrinth. Hottle describes various ways to walk the labyrinth, and includes feedback from students who have walked it.
22 Campaign urges students to "refill"
Flanders--Anna (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:19, p.02
10/30/2017 Several groups on campus are banding together to host the Refill Not Landfill event. In an effort to encourage students to use refillable water bottles, they will be handing out free water bottles in various locations around campus.
23 Stepping towards sustainability
Hofmeyer--Sarah (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 114:16, p.01
10/19/2017 US President Donald Trump is withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement. The agreement was originally signed by former president Barack Obama. Faculty members give their reactions to the news.
24 Hit by a car? No free tuition
Adams--Phillip (Student--2015)
Northern Iowan 112:20, p.1
11/5/2015 Students and faculty are beginning to question the safety of the Hudson Road crosswalk to the Towers dormitory complex; photo.
25 UNI Recreation Services to host spring break camp
Public Relations News Release 2015:185, p.1
2/23/2015 Over spring break, UNI Recreation Services will provide an All Sports Camp for elementary and middle school kids. The cost is $160 for pick-up and $260 for extended care. Participants will receive a T-shirt, water bottle, and drawstring bag.
26 UNI to host Kindergym program this fall
Public Relations News Release 2014:23, p.1
8/27/2014 UNI will host Kindergym, an informal learning program focused on the development and refinement of motor skills for 2-5 year-olds. The registration fee is $32 and deadline for registration is September 15.
27 Let's get physical
Frasher--Iris (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:55, p.supp. 14
5/1/2014 To avoid the dreaded "freshman 15", new and current students should maintain their health by going to the Wellness and Recreation Center; photo.
28 Play here, you'll feel better in the morning!
Northern Iowan 110:55, p.supp. 10
5/1/2014 The Wellness and Recreation Center is featured. The advertisement pictures the many different activities the WRC has to offer.
29 Safe place to stay
Baldus--Rachel (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:55, p.1
5/1/2014 The Department of Residence is currently in the process of creating gender inclusive housing for students; photo.
30 UNI to celebrate Earth Week April 21-25
Public Relations News Release 2013:246, p.1
4/10/2014 UNI will celebrate Earth Week on April 21 through April 25. There will be several events around campus to raise awareness about protecting the environment. There will also be an Earth Day Highway Cleanup where students can volunteer their time.
31 UNI to host Kindergym 30th anniversary open house
Public Relations News Release 2013:179, p.1
2/17/2014 UNI will host an open house in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Kindergym. All families who have participated in the program are welcome to attend. This student-led program helps children to develop their motor skills.
32 Former Olympian addresses UNI
Clausen--Eric Lee (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 110:16, p.1
10/22/2013 Olympian Anita DeFrantz spoke at the Hall of Excellence induction ceremony. The 2013 inductees included Donald Briggs, Mark Farley, Frederick Pelley, and Debra Stephenson. These are people who have positively represented UNI over the years; photo.
33 UNI helps further 'Healthiest State' initiative
Public Relations News Release 2013:82, p.1
10/7/2013 UNI is joining the movement to make Iowa the healthiest state in the nation. There will be several walks held on October 9 to get people out and moving. President Ruud, Mrs. Ruud, and Mayor Crews will be participating in the walk.
34 Junior lifeguarding class at UNI
Public Relations News Release 2012:325, p.1
6/27/2013 UNI will host a junior lifeguarding class for youth ages 11 through 14. The class will provide a foundation in aquatics and leadership knowledge, along with skills for successful completion of the American Red Cross lifeguarding courses.
35 UNI offers summer rock climbing camp
Public Relations News Release 2012:309, p.1
5/28/2013 UNI Wellness and Recreation Services (WRS) will offer for the first time a climbing camp for youth this summer. Participants will learn about bouldering and climbing techniques, tying knots, operating climbing equipment and how to belay.
36 UNI Wellness and Recreation Services will host summer camps
Public Relations News Release 2012:299, p.1
5/17/2013 UNI Wellness and Recreation Service will keep students active this summer in two camps. Outdoor Adventure Camp is for children ages 9-12. All Sports Camp children must be between the ages of 6-12.
37 Student Health 101 readership picking up
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 109:46, p.1
4/5/2013 The Wellness and Recreation Center began offering the Student Health 101 magazine in September of 2012. Recently, the number of students reading the magazine has increased. The magazine includes many different health related topics.
38 Wishmakers plan 3-on-3 basketball tournament
Lynch--Elizabeth Ann (Student--2013)3
Northern Iowan 109:43, p.4
3/15/2013 Proceeds of the Swishes-for-Wishes basketball tournament go toward terminally ill children. The event is being organized by the Northern Iowa Wishmakers, and will be held in the Wellness and Recreation Center's upper gyms.
39 'Everybody knows somebody' theme for Eating Disorder Awareness Week
Lynch--Elizabeth Ann (Student--2013)3
Northern Iowan 109:37, p.4
2/22/2013 This year for Eating Disorder Awareness Week students are trying to raise awareness on eating disorders. There are several informative events for students hoping to learn more about eating disorders.
40 UNI to host interactive safety event
Public Relations News Release 2012:205, p.1
2/18/2013 "UNI I am . . . Making Safe Decisions!" is an event that will be hosted by UNI Public Safety, Wellness and Recreation Services, and local and state law enforcement. The event will have educational and high-risk drinking prevention activities.
41 UNI Wellness & Recreation Center to host All-Sports Camp
Public Relations News Release 2012:187, p.1
2/4/2013 The Wellness and Recreation Services will host an All-Sports Camp for children ages 6 to 12 over spring break. Children can participate in various activities and also attend nutritional and environmental presentations.
42 UNI Outdoors offers backpacking experience
Meng--Ethan David (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:21, p.6
11/6/2012 Students get the opportunity to get away from civilization and enjoy the outdoors while learning about nature.
43 University of Northern Iowa welcomes back 2012 Iowa Thespian Festival
Public Relations News Release 2012:133, p.1
11/5/2012 University of Northern Iowa will host Iowa Thespian Festival for third year. Two-day event will bring more than 1,000 students, teachers, and chaperones to campus.
44 Wellness 101: lose weight the healthy way
McKone--Madison Elizabeth (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:20, p.5
11/2/2012 Author explores health and weight loss myths in our society. Tips and strategies for healthy weight loss; photo.
45 Kindergym delights kids and parents alike
Freese--Brian Paul (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:7, p.7
9/18/2012 Children, ages two to five, and their parents enjoy an hour of structured exercise and fun on Monday and Saturday mornings. Activities vary and include "bug week".
46 WRS makes health promotion magazine available to students
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 109:3, p.3
8/31/2012 Student Health 101 is an electronic magazine. Wellness and Recreation Services have subscribed, according to Kathy Green. Articles are written by health professionals. Many more students can be reached via this method.
47 Bike repair stations, UNI Outdoors office offer services for bike riders
Meng--Ethan David (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:1, p.14
8/24/2012 James Chidister is a one man fix-it station for bicycles on campus. Repairs are first class and low cost. This year two Fixit stations will aid Chidister. These stations allow a person to inflate tires and tighten bolts.
48 UNI to host Kindergym program this fall
Public Relations News Release 2012:32, p.1
8/24/2012 Program focuses on the development and refinement of motor skills for youth, ages 2-5. Sessions are planned for Saturday and Monday mornings. Parents are asked to attend with their children.
49 UNI to offer training for pool operators, lifeguard instructors and a scuba workshop
Public Relations News Release 2011:285, p.1
4/16/2012 UNI Wellness and Recreation Center will offer credited classes in pool operators, lifeguard instructors, and an open water scuba workshop.
50 Massage therapist caters to every 'knead' of UNI students
Wagner--Christy Deanna (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 108:43, p.6
3/9/2012 Julie Conley relieves stress for members of the university community. She sees from three to eight people a day in her office in the Wellness Center. Sessions may be charged to U-bills; photo.


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