Inside UNI Feature Story Archive

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

A good sport off the court

Angie Davison, a senior on the women’s basketball team, decided to come to UNI for many reasons.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

UNI launches digital media program

From 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, March 30, in Lang Hall Auditorium and the digital media facilities on the ground floor of Lang Hall, UNI will host a party commemorating the launch of a new digital media program.

Monday, March 20, 2017

A 21st century education center

The University of Northern Iowa has been preparing educators for the last 140 years. But the Schindler Education Center – the building that serves as home to students and faculty in the College of Education – has only been around for 44.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Living the Greek Life

Greek Life can be a huge part of many people’s college experience. To continue their involvement after graduation, two UNI alumni were given the opportunity to become involved at the national level.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Broadening your horizons

When deciding to study abroad, many students are often hesitant about leaving the country for an entire semester, but Florence Ardon, a senior majoring in English literature, took it a step further and decided to stay for an entire academic year.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Constructing your career

The renovations for the Schindler Education Center started in fall 2015, and were completed in January of this year. The construction company working on the project was Mortenson Construction.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Scholarships for a global education

Studying abroad may be a priceless experience, but it can also be a financial burden. At UNI, students have the opportunity to apply for study abroad scholarships to help alleviate the cost of going to another country for one or two semesters.

Monday, February 27, 2017

An upgraded multicultural center

In the 1960s, the civil rights movement was extending its reach into discussions about curricular changes, creating places of refuge and solidarity for minority students, increasing minority faculty and confronting institutionalized racism on campuses.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

A passion for sustainability

“A common life philosophy that I go back to is, ‘We live with the consequences of our actions.’ When we treat our planet poorly, sooner or later we will feel the effects of our actions,” said Kara Poppe, a 2015 graduate of UNI with more than a little experience in sustainability.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Ninth annual Darwin Week at UNI

The ninth annual Darwin Week will be held from Monday, Feb. 13 through Thursday, Feb. 16. The event is hosted by the University of Northern Iowa Freethinkers and Inquirers (UNIFI), a student organization for skeptics, atheists, agnostics and freethinkers.

Monday, February 6, 2017

UNI Day at the State Capitol

At UNI Day at the Capitol, students, faculty and staff showcase interactive displa
Monday, February 6, 2017

Celebrating Black History Month at UNI

The University of Northern Iowa's Black Student Union (BSU) will host a series of events throughout February to celebrate Black History Month.

Some highlights include:

Monday, January 30, 2017

Recognized for research

It may come as a surprise to learn that Jillian Hill – a senior biology major who has received not one, not two, but four awards for her genetics research – wasn’t always interested in genetics.

Monday, January 23, 2017

A more inclusive campus

UNI is proud of its efforts to make campus a LGBT+ friendly community.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Traveling as a lifestyle

Roberto Swazo, professor of counseling, is a first generation immigrant and a dual citizen of the United States and and Spain. His family emigrated from Spain to France, and later to Puerto Rico.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

'Dreams to Action: Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr.’s Perspective on Dr. King’s Legacy'

Four years before he would deliver his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington D.C., Martin Luther King, Jr. stood on stage in Lang Hall Auditorium and delivered a speech to an assembled crowd at the University of Northern Iowa.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

UNI goes to Washington

Forty five minutes. That’s how early you need to arrive for a meeting at the White House. And whatever you do, don’t forget to bring a valid government-issued photo ID. After all, invites from the White House don’t come around very often.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

'Uncommon Sense' at the Gallagher Bluedorn

People on the autism spectrum are all around us. They are our brothers, fathers, sisters and mothers. They are integrated into our schools, workplaces, churches and families, confronting us with a broader understanding of what is “normal.”

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Small country, big dreams

Picture for a moment, growing up in a country where war is all around you. For Krenare Loxhaj, an international graduate student at UNI, it was a part of her childhood.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

A new perspective

Denmark, Japan, Costa Rica and Greece are just a few of the places UNI students can travel to while studying abroad. These programs range from a few weeks to an entire year. For many people this endeavor can be scary and often an afterthought upon graduating.