Inside UNI Feature Story Archive

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Rethinking the lawn

It may seem ironic considering Iowa’s well-earned reputation as a crucial hub in the agricultural economy, but the nation’s largest crop, in a sense, is lawns.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Craft beer for a cause

During her last year at UNI, Rachel Beck ‘18 planned to pack her bags, move to North Carolina and become a yoga teacher after graduation.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Everybody belongs at the school library

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Celebrating literature at UNI

In 1968, a young Cedar Falls editor was given a poem written by a fellow passenger during a short flight from Wisconsin to Chicago. It was a remarkable gift, although no one would discover why for another 50 years.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

2019 Student Leadership Award Winners

Monday, April 8, 2019

UNI offers free tax prep

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

UNI Day of Giving

Monday, April 1, 2019

Robots and rocketships at UNI

There was a different type of competition on the floor of the McCleod Center at the end of March.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

To achieve an Olympic dream

Jessica Heims’ first track race should have been a miserable experience.

Monday, March 25, 2019

UNI wrestler wins national championship

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Rubbing elbows with the stars

"Can I see your ID?" Sharla Brunsvold asked the first guest to arrive to the Night Before Oscars party, a glitzy, invitation-only fundraiser for the Motion Picture Society of America. The question was a complete formality — the man was clearly George Clooney.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Preventing gender violence on campus

It started with a pair of tweets from actress Alyssa Milano.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

A story that needed to be told

The story had everything – the largest parade ever in Washington D.C. up to that point, a tortured stretch of imprisonment, train rides crisscrossing the country – and it ended in the triumphant ratification of women’s right to vote.

Monday, March 4, 2019

An exciting new opportunity

Imagine spending your days surrounded by the colorful, flashing neon lights of the infamous, fabulous city of Las Vegas. That’s how University of Northern Iowa alumna Floris Lafontant ‘12 spent two years of her life post-graduation.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Growing the purple circle

Whether it’s in the classroom, on the manufacturing line or on a theatre stage, the impact of the University of Northern Iowa reaches every corner of the state.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Visit UNI: Panther Open Houses

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Aiming to Inspire

As the child of immigrants who came to the United States when she was just three years old, Vanessa Espinoza ‘15 knows what it’s like to struggle — adjusting to a new country, culture and climate was a difficult experience. But she doesn’t like to complain.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Micro scans, big opportunities

Imagine you could see right through an animal. You could examine its bones, or the way the muscles are structured, and see the wispy veins and arteries flowing through the animal right before you.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Join us for UNI Up Close

Monday, February 4, 2019

‘Making it’ as a first-generation college student

As an active student leader on campus, junior sociology major Meka Mosley is used to interacting with the community and talking about her UNI experience. It’s a normal part of her job, so she never expected it could lead to a personal revelation.