Inside UNI Feature Story Archive

Monday, April 15, 2013

Undergraduate research abounds in science programs

It's no secret that UNI's undergraduate programs offer students direct access to highly qualified and talented faculty, but in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry it's a particular point of pride.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Students You Should Know: Erin Zaideman

Erin Zaideman, a junior education major and goalkeeper for the UNI women's soccer team, has been playing soccer since she was four years old. More than just a fun pastime, soccer has provided Erin with the values and skills to be successful in all areas of her life.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Leadership, service and travel

When most students think of spring break, they think of lounging at home or going on vacation somewhere warm. But for 40 UNI students, spring break is a time to give back.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Staff You Should Know: Pat Higby

Pat Higby's workspace is unlike any other office. Small solar cars, miniature wind turbines, and "panther puffers" sit on the shelves, along with spare parts and pieces. Bins of popsicle sticks and LED lights line the walls. And the best part is, it's all free.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Students You Should Know: David Pope

"Before I came to UNI, I was painfully shy," said David Pope, a junior political communication major. For those who know Pope today, as an active and outgoing student leader at UNI, that might be hard to believe.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Aspiring educators get 'ultimate field experience' in Tanzania

Imagine being 10 feet away from an elephant and driving through the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Eight UNI teacher education candidates joined their education professor, Victoria Robinson, on a trip of a lifetime.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Majora Carter to present at UNI's sustainability conference

Majora Carter redefined the field of environmental equality, starting in the South Bronx. Now she's leading the local economic development movement across the U.S.

Monday, April 1, 2013

UNI Proud creates a safe space for students

UNI Proud is an inclusive organization for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,Transgender and Intersex (LGBTIA) students, and allies of the LGBT community at UNI. Founded in the 1970s, the group has grown through the years and has become a highly active, visible and involved organization on campus.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Iowa Waste Reduction Center has national impact

The Iowa Waste Reduction Center (IWRC) began 25 years ago; it's now an initiative of UNI's Business and Community Services. The center has since grown from a small department with one employee, to a large organization with around 20 employees.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Faculty You Should Know: Sarah Montgomery

Teaching students how to have a valuable and lasting impact as teachers is one aspect of teaching that assistant professor of curriculum and instruction Sarah Montgomery concerns herself with most.

Monday, March 25, 2013

UNI Forensics sculpts future leaders

The word "forensics" originates from contests held by the Greeks to develop and recognize the ability to speak. As the only school in Iowa to host both a debate and speech team, the University of Northern Iowa is preparing students to become future leaders of their communities.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Students You Should Know: Darin Adams

For some people, losing weight and feeling good about themselves physically is a lifelong battle. It's something Darin Adams, a University of Northern Iowa senior majoring in criminology, came face-to-face with.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Eat, sleep, breathe, dance!

"I've been dancing since I was four and can't picture my life without it." Who can say they've been doing something they love consistently since they were four years old?

Friday, March 15, 2013

My major? Still deciding...

National higher education research has shown that up to 80 percent of students entering college admit they're not certain what they really want to major in, even if they've initially declared a major. Cue the academic advising office at UNI.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Students You Should Know: The Koch Brothers

The Koch brothers were raised on basketball. Their father played collegiately for the University of Wisconsin-Steven's Point, and playing recreationally was a favorite pastime for the three brothers growing up, so it's easy to see why they share such a passion for the sport.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Faculty You Should Know: Doris Corbett

Doris Corbett has never seen so much purple and gold. Certainly it's a far cry from the blue and white she is used to seeing at her previous university.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Interior designers are much more than 'decorators'

At UNI, the Interior Design program is about more than just putting a new layer of paint on the walls and picking out a new rug. It's a field in which you can make a difference in the world while enjoying what you do.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

$15 million gift to transform teacher education at UNI

A $15 million gift from Des Moines businessman Richard O. Jacobson sets a milestone for teacher education at the University of Northern Iowa. Jacobson's gift to UNI's College of Education is the largest gift UNI has ever received.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Staff You Should Know: Latricia Hylton

When Latricia Hylton began tutoring fellow students in math and science at her native Belle Glade, Fla., high school, she had no idea she was setting the stage for a future career.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Students You Should Know: Emily Hanson

As a senior leisure, youth and human services major, Emily Hanson will soon be in the "life satisfaction business," enriching people's lives through things like tourism, human services and community recreation.