CF bus route may face changes
The Cedar Falls City Council will vote on Monday on whether they want to keep maintaining a prominent bus route in Cedar Falls, cut its hours or eliminate the route all together.
Route 9 currently runs through areas like the UNI Transportation Center, Main Street, Hudson Road, University Avenue, the Cedar Falls Wal-Mart, Thunder Ridge Mall and other prominent streets in the city.
UNI offering updated literacy assistance software
Members of the Student Disability Services at the University of Northern Iowa recognize that students learn material in different ways. To help with the variety of learning processes, the organization is offering an updated version of the literacy assistance software, Read&Write Gold 11.
“You can use it in a variety of ways,” said Brittany Warren, disabilities specialist at Student Disability Services. “People can use it for classes, browsing the web, reading newspaper articles, stories and emails.”
The program is a way for students with disabilities to understand material more easily.
Adderall use on the rise
Studies show there is an increase in the number of college-aged students using Adderall and related drugs, though some long-term effects include strokes, mental health issues, depression, hostility and paranoia.
An IMS Health report stated that Adderall prescriptions rose from 5.6 million in 2007 to 14 million in 2011 among 20-39 year olds.
Person arrested on campus for child endangerment
Conar Reed, 21, was arrested Wednesday morning for child endangerment and obstruction of emergency communication.
UNISTA prepares for performance
Coming to Strayer-Wood Theatre is the UNI Student Theatre Association’s student-run production “5 Women Wearing the Same Dress,” or, as the organization has dubbed it, the “original ‘Bridesmaids.’”
Director Nathan Jorgensen, senior communications and theater teaching major, chose the play for its comedic and meaningful script and storyline.
Discussion of new education center continues
The University of Northern Iowa will be the subject of plenty of conversation during the Iowa Board of Regents’ upcoming telephonic meeting Dec. 4 in Ames.
In addition to the state university tuition and fees discussion, the board plans to bring up professional development assignments for UNI faculty and an update on the Iowa Research and Development Center for Educational Transformation at the UNI.
Panelists discuss Kennedy’s history
Whether it is the conspiracy theories surrounding his death, the changes in how the president is protected or the effect of the assassination on the American public that comes to mind at the mention of John F. Kennedy, the former president will always be remembered for something.
New study finds work satisfaction increases dramatically with age
Students looking forward to finding their “dream job” right after graduation might have to temper their expectations.
According to surveys from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and the General Social Survey, job satisfaction among young adults sits at 38 percent, while workers over 50 report almost 90 percent job satisfaction.
Taylor discusses abortion
On her trip across the country, abortion and women’s rights speaker Sunsara Taylor stopped at the University of Northern Iowa and spoke to UNI community members in Seerley Hall Nov. 14.
“I have spoken to women all around the country, and I know for a fact that someone in your family, even if it is far down the line, has had an abortion,” Taylor said. “It is not talked about because of society’s stereotypes of abortion.”
Popular bands rock out with UNI crowd
The University of Northern Iowa Campus Activities Board welcomed Parachute, the Plain White T’s and Tommy and the High Pilots on Thursday to a packed house at the Nielson Field House.
“We saw three great bands that were going on tour together, and they both have huge fan bases,” said Zane Philips, CAB concert chair.