Inside UNI Feature Story Archive

Monday, November 25, 2013

Panther Push: Panthers share their passion for UNI

Most students spend their academic breaks relaxing with friends and family before school starts up again. Students involved in UNI's Panther Push program, however, spend their breaks talking about UNI at their high schools.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Road to the Dome

Since the beginning of November, the University of Northern Iowa has been alive with the hustle and bustle of high school students visiting for the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) football playoffs.

Monday, November 18, 2013

A world of events during Geography Awareness Week

If you think geography is just place names and state capitals, think again. Modern geography is a high-tech discipline that examines the science of place and the relationships between people and their environments.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Dramatic arts take center stage

The dramatic arts took center stage this weekend as nearly 1,000 high school students, theatre directors and chaperones from 32 schools across Iowa come to campus for the 2013 Iowa Thespian Festival.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

UNI's NABL sees success over the years

Thanks to the work of the University of Northern Iowa's National Ag-Based Lubricants (NABL) Center, biobased and soybean oil based lubricants and greases are no longer a novelty, but are a well-recognized commercial success.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Dance Marathon's commitment to kids

UNI's chapter of Dance Marathon has experienced record-breaking growth in the two years the event has been hosted on campus.

Friday, November 8, 2013

UNI to host U.S. Dept. of Education college affordability and completion forum

The University of Northern Iowa has been selected to host a U.S. Department of Education open forum on the Obama administration's college affordability and completion initiative. The forum will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Nov.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Enjoy an evening under the stars

Saturn's rings, Jupiter's moons and many other wonders of our solar system can be seen up close and personal during Thursday evening observatory shows, high atop McCollum Science Hall.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Students You Should Know: Nilvia Reyes

Coming to college is a hard transition for any student, but for someone brought to the U.S. as a child without documentation, things like going to college can come with additional difficulties. However, junior history major Nilvia Reyes is living proof that it's not impossible.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Helping others get in the game

Edward Failor and Tyler Campbell became buddies while playing youth sports in their hometown of Muscatine. They learned how to tackle problems on and off the field, how to strike a balance between sports and schoolwork, and how to cheer on each other and their team.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Faculty You Should Know: Cathalene Bowler

Cathalene Bowler, new assistant professor of accounting in UNI's College of Business Administration, has had money on her mind from a young age. "Growing up, I didn't have the money to go to school," she said.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Students You Should Know: Jake Lewis

What do you picture when you think of an accountant? Graduate accounting major Jake Lewis admits that he bought into the stereotype of someone who sits in a cubicle all day crunching numbers.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Having it all in fraternity/sorority life

With more than 250 student organizations at UNI, there are plenty of ways to get involved. Some groups focus on academic achievement, others on leadership, service or simply having fun. With so many options, it can be hard to choose.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Dreams really do come true

As a 10-year-old, Lydia Miller (B.A. '13, general biology) was enraptured by the dolphins and sea lions she saw during her family's vacation to SeaWorld in San Diego.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Panther Marching Band is largest in UNI history

With 280 members, this year's Panther Marching Band (PMB) is the largest in UNI history. This record-setting number not only reflects the consistent growth PMB has experienced over the years but also reflects the strength of the program.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Bill Ruud installed as UNI's 10th president

 William N. Ruud was installed as the 10th president of the University of Northern Iowa during a ceremony at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center on Oct. 4.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Lessons from past presidents with Doris Kearns Goodwin

"It may seem odd spending one's nights with dead presidents, but I wouldn't have it any other way," said Doris Kearns Goodwin.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Raising AWAREness

More than 1,500 pounds of trash is currently sitting on the third floor of Rod Library. It isn't in trash bags, it's not littered in recycling bins, it's actually on display, but you may have a hard time finding it.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Inspired by children half a world away

The next time you shop for groceries, take a look at the plastic bags used to hold your items. Once you're home and the groceries have been put away, wad the bags into a tight ball. Now, imagine wrapping that ball with wide green leaves – the kind you'd see on a palm tree, only bigger.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

A heart for art

Prior to becoming Panthers, Dallas Center high school students Maria and Niah Howard went on a mission trip to El Salvador with a delegation from their church.

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