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Students gather to expose micro-aggressions

On a blustery Wednesday, students gathered outside Maucker Union and held up white boards with messages against micro-aggression. The American Psychological Association defines micro-aggression as subtle discriminatory expressions. Full story

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Unforeseen benefits of study abroad

Over spring break, I had the opportunity to travel to Brazil with the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra. We spent the majority of our time in Caxias do Sul rehearsing music alongside members of a local community orchestra. However, we also visited Porto Alegre to play a concert and had a chance to see Panama City and the Panama Canal during a layover from Panama to Brazil.  Full story

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Glass graduation crafts

Graduation lightbulb & Memory Jar Full story

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Panthers place 3rd at ISU Invite

The Northern Iowa women’s golf team took their play up another notch over the weekend, finishing third in the Indiana State Invitational.  Full story

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PepperJax Gril coming soon

A taste of Philadelphia is coming to Cedar Falls this May. PepperJax Grill - America’s Best Philly is a new fast-casual restaurant that will serve the Cedar Valley community. Full story

Bass brings multi-faceted experience to CSBS

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is welcoming back Brenda Bass as the dean of CSBS at UNI. Bass currently serves as interim dean and will begin her tenure as dean July 1.  Full story

Klinghorn means business at UNI

The new director of the Regional Business Center and Entrepreneur Outreach Paul Klinghorn is bringing both skill and knowledge to UNI.  Full story

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Alpha Delta Pi

Alpha Delta Pi guides about 235,000 women in more than 150 collegiate chapters, according to the national website. The sorority’s principles are scholarship, leadership, sisterhood and service, and its motto is “we live for each other.” “I know that they live for me everyday, and having 78 other women constantly supporting me means the world to me,” said Lynette Bordignon, president of the UNI chapter of Alpha Delta Pi. Full story

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Help block the encroachment of predatory lending

Would you entrust your financial well-being to an industry called fringe banking? That isn’t what they call themselves. They prefer deferred deposit services, more simply, payday lending. Many others, including those who work in finance or economics, call them predatory lenders. Drive up University Avenue from Waterloo toward UNI and you can count at least seven of these businesses, often abutting liquor stores or tobacco outlets. Full story

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Missouri Valley needs Wichita State Shockers

Last week, rumors spread rapidly that a Missouri Valley Conference team was planning on leaving for another conference. To most people’s surprise, it wasn’t the Wichita State Shockers. Instead, it was the Missouri State Bears. They had been thinking of leaving the MVC to move to the Sun Belt Conference where they could play Football Bowl Subdivision football and likely make more money. Full story

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