Inside UNI Feature Story Archive

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Theatre shines light on autism

An experimental program designed for young people on and off the autism spectrum was launched in 2011 as part of the Sturgis Youth Theatre.  The Spectrum Theatre, held in Oct. and Nov.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Iowa Writing Project celebrates 35 years of writing well

"If people can't write well, they don't think well. If they don't think well, other people will do the thinking for them."  - George Orwell, English novelist and journalist.

 

Monday, May 28, 2012

UNI women's rugby honored on and off the field

Recently the University of Northern Iowa women's rugby team was honored by the Iowa Legislature for its outstanding achievements and accomplishments since the team began in 1994.

Monday, May 21, 2012

UNI education students give back

There are times in life when we have a chance to make an impact on people who are less fortunate. When that opportunity came, Kaitlin Kivell and Abby Lundy, University of Northern Iowa seniors majoring in elementary education, knew what to do.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

An American Panther in London: The series

Leah Reuber, a University of Northern Iowa graduate student majoring in post-secondary education: student affairs, has been bitten by the travel bug.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Champion competitors and dedicated volunteers

A network of 15,000 volunteers, 11,000 athletes, 99 Iowa counties and 44 years all add up to one thing: the Special Olympics of Iowa (SOIA). Come May 17 through 19, all of these variables will be present at the 2012 Summer Games in Ames.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Graduates move on to their next stage of life

Rhonda Greenway is just one of our 1,800 alumni graduating this spring and looking forward to their next adventure. 

                   

Thursday, May 3, 2012

From UNI to Harvard and MIT

Some University of Northern Iowa students spend their summers on a beach or relaxing at home, some have jobs or internships, but only one has an internship at Harvard.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

UNI hosts Bully director and producer

Alex Libby, a 12-year-old from Sioux City, Iowa, rode the bus to school every morning, just as thousands of other students across the nation do. But, Libby's experience was less than enjoyable.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Gaining perspective from an impoverished nation

While many students were relaxing on the beach over spring break, a University of Northern Iowa professor and her son were in a third world country helping those in need.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Earth Week 2012: Leaving a smaller footprint

The month of April was a whirlwind of events that brought students, faculty and staff from the University of Northern Iowa together, united by a common cause: the protection of planet Earth. Here's a look back at the month that was:

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Two continents...one summer

Jordan Eberhart, a University of Northern Iowa sophomore majoring in management: business administration, has set his sights on an adventurous summer.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

UNI's TAPP fashion show struts into its 20th year

April 21 marked the 20th anniversary of UNI's Textiles and Apparel Program (TAPP) annual fashion show. The show, "Catwalk to the Big Top," featured apparel designed by students currently enrolled in the program, as well as alumni.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

UNI alumna sworn in as first U.S. woman Ambassador to India

University of Northern Iowa alumna Nancy Powell is America's first female Ambassador to India. The Deputy Secretary of State William Burns, at a recent ceremony, swore her in for her new assignment.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

PALS and TeamMates join forces

When we were young, we all had that one "pal" we really looked up to in our lives. This could have been an older sibling, parent or friend. These people made an impact on our lives.

Monday, April 9, 2012

UNI President Ben Allen's letter to fall 2012 students

Editor's note: This letter was sent to students admitted to UNI for the fall 2012 semester from President Ben Allen.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Houston, we have an intern

Alex Popinga, a University of Northern Iowa senior triple-majoring in biology, biochemistry and bioinformatics, will soon have an experience of a lifetime.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

UNI student hits a home run with social media

Numerous people have told Emily Droessler, a University of Northern Iowa junior majoring in sports marketing, that she should be a sports writer.

Monday, March 26, 2012

UNI Global Trade class gets hands-on experience

Students in today's world will be entering a global marketplace. Gaining hands-on experience and an understanding of various cultures will help students navigate this global environment.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

UNI students Pay It Forward

Nine University of Northern Iowa students had to wait days to take a hot shower.  They would wake up in the mornings, do volunteer work, get back on the bus they rode in on, travel to a different city and end the day in exhaustion…who had time for a shower?

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