Inside UNI Feature Story Archive

Monday, April 7, 2014

Succeeding on my own terms

My life has been far from traditional. I've always struggled to feel connected to my peers because my experience has been so different from most people my age. I was bullied throughout elementary and middle school and dropped out of school after the eighth grade.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Campus, community ambassadors

The Dance Team's high energy, precise pirouettes and sparkly poms are hard to miss at UNI football and basketball games. Their Panther spirit is contagious, and their commitment to being university ambassadors comes from the heart.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Efficiency and Transformation Study Open Forum April 7

Dear Members of the UNI Family:

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

UNI students plan Out of the Darkness Walk

When someone dies by suicide, the experience often has a lasting effect on the people close to the deceased, as well as their community.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

There’s plenty to marvel at Mini Comic-Con

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Ramping up STEM curriculum

Can children as young as three and four engage in engineering and technology in the classroom? The idea may sound far-fetched, but for students involved in Ramps and Pathways curriculum, it's just a typical part of the school day.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

UNIBusiness students get ready for business

When Cedar Valley companies are looking for competent young professionals, they need to look no further than UNIBusiness, the business college at the University of Northern Iowa.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

A spring break they'll never forget

Nine days. Six cities. Working with other students to make a difference along the way. That's how 25 UNI students are spending their spring break while creating lasting memories and further developing their servant-leadership skills.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A world of opportunities for music students

Professor of music Rebecca Burkhardt is conducting the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra during their spring break performances in Brazil.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Keeping Irish culture alive

In Irish history, a "seanchaí" is someone who keeps Irish culture alive by sharing stories, songs and traditions with their community.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Students You Should Know: Corey Cooling

In addition to balancing two majors (philosophy and physics), UNI senior Corey Cooling is passionately involved in multiple campus organizations.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

BASIC: Creating a welcoming environment for worship

Every Thursday at 8 p.m., hundreds of students gather in Lang Hall Auditorium to listen to live music. These aren't your typical music fans singing along to the latest Top 40 hits. Instead, they're Christian students celebrating their religion through song.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Empowering and celebrating women

"I used to always hate my body and hate the way I looked," said junior mathematics education major and women's and gender studies minor Paige Hageman. Like a lot of girls, Hageman grew up reading magazines and comparing herself to the models she saw on the glossy pages.

Monday, March 3, 2014

UNI Dance Marathon exceeds fundraising goal

UNI's chapter of Dance Marathon experienced another record-breaking moment at their "big event" on Saturday, March 1. Students, dancers and families exceeded the fundraising goal of $125,000 by more than $50,000!

Friday, February 28, 2014

Students sparkle on the court

Everybody on your feet! The UNI Sparkles can't be beat!

Make sure you're in the audience at the McLeod Center when the university's new inclusive cheer squad, the UNI Sparkles, takes to the floor in March during a UNI basketball game.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Bringing out the inner artist during Panther Play Date

A day away from school doesn't have to mean a day away from friends and fun.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Celebrating UNI at the Statehouse

On Monday, Feb. 24, University of Northern Iowa students, faculty and staff traveled to the Iowa capitol to host UNI Day in the rotunda of the Statehouse.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Students You Should Know: Alyssa Turcsak

At first glance, Alyssa Turcsak seems like a typical college student. The senior leisure, youth and human services (LYHS) major is heavily involved in a variety of on-campus activities and has the outgoing personality you'd expect from a student leader.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

UNI's track and field head coach is a two-time Olympian

Speeding down a twisting, turning, ice-covered track at 90 miles per hour on the banked curves of the Olympic bobsled track looks kind of fun—until you're in the sled.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Uniting the campus community

As many have noticed, there is more activity than usual in Maucker Union. In the upper level of the union, students will now find renovated spaces for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) and veteran communities.

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