Inside UNI Feature Story Archive

Monday, July 17, 2017

A library of knowledge

Even after graduating, many students are still uncertain about their future, but that was not the case for Joanna Freking-Smith. Joanna graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in English teaching in 2014.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Have Giant Iowa Map, will travel

Last year, the National Geographic Society (NGS) and its UNI CSBS-based affiliate, the Geographic Alliance of Iowa (GAI), took 977 Iowa elementary students into local parks and natural areas to explore and learn about native species.

Monday, July 3, 2017

From UNI to Hungary

Bettina Fábos was born in the United States, but her father Gyula Fábos grew up in Marcali, Hungary, which is where this story begins.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Grant funds Upward Bound program

The U.S. Department of Education has announced that the University of Northern Iowa will receive a $387,903 grant for FY 2017 to continue funding the Classic Upward Bound program that operates out of the UNI Center for Urban Education.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Award-winning ambition

There is no better word to describe Elena Kraus-Taddeo -- more commonly known as Laney KT -- than ambitious.

Monday, June 12, 2017

UNI receives suicide prevention grant

The University of Northern Iowa received a more than $300,000 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services to support the "Building Capacity and Culture of Care at UNI" project. The university will receive $102,000 each year for three years.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Service learning in motion

This has been a busy year for Angela Waseskuk, coordinator and instructor in the art department.

Monday, June 5, 2017

A student impacting students

Here at UNI, our students are accomplishing amazing achievements all across the board. Ann Strom is the perfect example of what it means to be a successful student -- and then some.

Monday, May 22, 2017

A more sustainable future

Julie Grunklee, a graduate student in the community health education program, was a school nurse for 10 years before coming to UNI.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Commitment to change

Change is inevitable, but sometimes it needs a little push. Melanie Majeed, a junior business and management information systems major, isn’t afraid to push for changes that she knows will improve her community.

Monday, May 8, 2017

A cross-country cause

For most students, plans after graduation consist of finding a job and moving to a new city, state or even country.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Celebrating our graduating Panthers

Our graduating seniors found the right fit when they came to the University of Northern Iowa. Their tireless academic preparation, strong relationships with faculty and other students, and wide variety of out-of-class experiences have helped create a strong foundation for their future.

Monday, April 24, 2017

A first place finish

What do Maria Jose Rosado Cupul, Shannon Bass and Erin Gomez have in common? On the surface, not a whole lot. All three are health promotion students who will graduate this spring, but all three of them took a different path to UNI.

Monday, April 24, 2017

40 years of Women and Gender Studies

The UNI Women's and Gender Studies (WGS) program celebrated 40 years at UNI back in the month of March. On Friday, March 3, the Center for Multicultural Education hosted a celebration event commemorating 40 years of establishment featuring former director, Phyllis Baker.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Celebrating our graduating Panthers

Our graduating seniors found the right fit when they came to the University of Northern Iowa. Their tireless academic preparation, strong relationships with faculty and other students, and wide variety of out-of-class experiences have helped create a strong foundation for their future.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Theatre UNI presents 'Into the Woods'

18th and 19th century popular literature has shaped our thinking about children ever since its creation.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Panthers on the runway

The annual Textiles and Apparel (TAPP) Catwalk fashion show is a fierce spectacle where TAPP students can showcase their work for the campus and community.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

UNI student named a Truman Scholar

Rachael Johnson, a University of Northern Iowa junior majoring in elementary and middle level education from Sioux City, is one of only 62 students nationwide to be named a 2017 Truman Scholar. The prestigious award is given each year by the Harry S.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Iowa's Student Employee of the Year

Just hours after being named UNI Student Employee of the Year and the Student Employee of the Year for the State of Iowa, the magnitude of her achievements hadn’t quite sunk in for Casey Hoekstra. But it didn’t take long for Casey to realize what they meant to her.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Neighbors helping neighbors

Have you ever heard of the Little Free Library movement? This "take a book, leave a book" philosophy helps promote literacy in communities by providing free access to reading materials.

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