Inside UNI Feature Story Archive

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Staff You Should Know: Julia Heuer

"I come from a very traditional, patriarchal family," said Julia Heuer, UNI's military and veteran student services coordinator. "I was taught that you get a high school education, then get married and have kids."

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A study space - and a whole lot more

In spring 1961, the library staff, headed by Donald O. Rod, surveyed students to learn what they wanted in UNI's new campus library.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Students excel in hyperspectral imaging research

Students from across the nation traveled to the Cedar Valley this summer to study hyperspectral imaging. For the second year, the University of Northern Iowa's geography department hosted the eight-week course for 10 undergraduate students hailing from all corners of the country.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Faculty You Should Know: Karen Mitchell

Karen Mitchell has had an outstanding career in performance. She has been a communication studies professor in Performance Studies at UNI for more than 22 years and was recently awarded the Leslie Irene Coger Award for Distinguished Performance by the National Communication Association (NCA).

Monday, September 9, 2013

Students You Should Know: Tom Madsen

"I came to college and wanted to do something I really liked, something challenging that wasn't a waste of my time."

Monday, September 9, 2013

Students are in good hands

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Learn, lead, succeed

"Research shows the retention rate is higher for students who get involved on campus than for those who don't," said Mike Bobeldyk, UNI's Maucker Union associate director. "Research also shows there's a higher graduation rate for those who get involved than for those who don't."

Monday, August 26, 2013

Free course pays big dividends

Three weeks. Six classes. Thousands of dollars. UNI students can invest a little time and receive big payoffs now and for years to come by taking the free course Live Like a Student.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Welcome back from President Ruud

**A letter from President Bill Ruud to all UNI students, faculty and staff.

Dear UNI students, faculty and staff,

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

You live you learn

Business, music and elementary/early childhood education majors can soon live with and learn from other like-minded students on residence hall floors specifically designed for them.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Students You Should Know: Molly Franta

Molly Franta, a UNI senior majoring in history and theatre, spent two years trying to land an internship at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

From grounds to ground

A cup of Joe, black. An espresso, double shot. A caramel macchiato, extra foam. These tasty beverages are born from dark, fragrant beans harvested in hot, rainy climates along the equator.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Ready... Set... Go!

From the television screen to the workshop to the streets. The University of Northern Iowa's Physics of Mario Kart camp brought the classic video game, "Super Mario Kart," to life.

Friday, August 2, 2013

UNI alumna brings business skills to prime time

Half a world away in the tourist hot spot of Khao Lak, Thailand, you will find a bustling little bistro. Fizz Bistro-n-Bar hosts a score of raving reviews, fawning over everything from its fantastic service to its enchanting dishes, both local and international.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Celebrating a century of service

UNI has a distinguished history of providing academic opportunities through innovative outreach efforts. In 1913, the university established study centers to serve teachers on a statewide basis – the first initiative of its kind in the country.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

UNI is 'in the zone'

Sardina, Italy. Ikaria, Greece. Okinawa, Japan. Nicoya, Costa Rica. Loma Linda, Calif.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Hobby or résumé builder?

It may seem odd to some, but skills related to video games and video podcasting have an ever-increasing presence in the career world of today. Just like any other skill set, the sooner one is given access the better.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Students You Should Know: Kara Poppe

Kara Poppe's email signature closes with words spoken by the Lorax, a character created by Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, in his book "The Lorax." This environmentally aware character says, "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Unique learning at UNI-CUE

Lasting four weeks during the summer, the University of Northern Iowa's Center for Urban Education (UNI-CUE) holds a small academy for local prospective middle school students.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Students You Should Know: Jordan Christian

This past year, Jordan Christian was a resident assistant (RA) in Dancer Hall at UNI. For some people, being an RA your sophomore year of college is enough of a full-time job, but not for Jordan. He also runs his own landscaping business in his hometown of Madison, Wisc.

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