Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Price Lab closed its doors last June. The school served as a teaching lab for college students and a K-12 school for about 350 kids who have been dispersed to local school districts.
The building that once housed Malcolm Price Laboratory School is set for demolition, possibly beginning this week. Windows have already been removed from the building and University of Northern Iowa spokesperson Stacey Christensen said most of the building will be razed. The Nielsson Field House and west wing will remain standing. The field house will be available for public rental, with some summer camps already scheduled there this year, Christensen said. That wing will remain in use by UNI's Child Development Center. Price Lab closed its doors last June. The school served as a teaching lab for college students and a K-12 school for about 350 kids who have been dispersed to local school districts. UNI officials cited budgetary reasons …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Plus, slacklining hits the University of Northern Iowa, $11,000 worth of shades are stolen from Sunglass Hut, giant chickens are swiped from a West Des Moines Hy-Vee, and Waukee police arrest one man three times in a day.
Hollywood came calling last week. Literally. It's only weird because Iowans are so humble. The actor who played Jethro in "The Beverly Hillbillies" TV series recently contacted the owner of the barbecue joints located in West Des Moines/Waukee, Ankeny, Altoona and Des Moines. Max Baer Jr. called Jethro's owner Bruce Gerleman to chat about how the two might do business. Stay tuned. Is it weird that despite rejections from residents in three communities, a West Des Moines-based company, Wild Rose Entertainment, still wants to build a casino in central Iowa. We'll leave that to the reader to decide. While 60 percent of Warren County voters on Tuesday rejected plans for a Wild Rose casino near Norwalk, developer Gary Kirke says his company is …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The UNI Adapted Sports Camp brings archery, track, tennis, rock climbing and other sports to young athletes with physical disabilities.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Iowa weighs in with the sixth highest student debt rates in the nation. Last year, graduates from Iowa’s three Board of Regents universities faced debts averaging $27,000. Their private-college counterparts averaged $30,000.
This project was produced by Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism-IowaWatch.org, a non-profit, online news Website dedicated to collaborating with Iowa news organizations to produce explanatory and investigative work. Here is a link to the original story, which includes interactive graphics and audio of interviews with Iowa students graduating with debt. By Lauren Mills College diplomas are throwing more than three-fourths of Iowa graduates into debt. Students continue to graduate with debt that will follow them long after they leave the classroom despite growing numbers of state and federal programs aimed at improving their financial literacy and years of talk about curbing high student debt. Seniors at public and private colleges …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Though 80 percent of students use texts to communicate only about half would receive emergency alerts from Regent Universities, according to an IowaWatch report.
In a world where nearly everyone has at least one cell phone, only about a third to half of Iowa's regent university students would receive emergency alerts via text, IowaWatch.org reports. Less than half the students at Iowa State University and University of Iowa would receive text alerts and about 60 percent of University of Northern Iowa students would, according to the IowaWatch report republished by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. Read the full report at the IowaWatch website: Student Debt for Iowa’s New College Graduates Remains High. But both Iowa State and University of Iowa report reaching 94 percent of their students with some type of notification system, the report said. The UNI alert system reaches 96 percent of students, …
What is slacklining? It's like tightrope walking, except the line has plenty of slack and moves up and down.
Have you heard of slacklining? It's similar to tightrope walking, only the line is not taut. It has slack - thus the name - and moves up and down as the walkers cross it. Some University of Northern Iowa students have taken up the activity. On April 30, they had strung their lines between trees near the UNI Campanile. "First of all it's just fun," said UNI senior Eric Atchison, 23, of Sioux City. "It's really great for balance, and it's good cross-training with the other sports I do." He said he's been slacklining for about six months. He said it helps him relax and clear his mind. "It requires a lot of focus," he said. "When slacklining you can't be focusing on anything but staying in the middle." Follow @CedarFallsPatch on Twitter, on …
Can someone tell me what these arms on trees on the University of Northern Iowa campus are all about? Photographed April 30, 2013.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Blue pinwheels on the University of Northern Iowa campus commemorate the victims of child abuse.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
University of Northern Iowa student Kelsey Ewald, 18, of La Porte City, relaxes in a friend's hammock while Sarah Turner, 19, of Muscatine, studies. "I just finished two finals, so I'm just chilling," Ewald said.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The University of Northern Iowa Feminist Action League to marched to "Take Back the Night," by raising awareness about sexual violence.