Inside UNI Feature Story Archive

Friday, May 15, 2015

UNI confers three honorary doctorates

The nearly 1,900 graduates who crossed the stage during UNI's spring Commencement ceremonies are on their way to making significant contributions in their fields.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

New faces on campus

The Department of Biology has some new faces that students will soon encounter. However, these are not the faces of professors or students. They are the faces (and bodies, for that matter) of the new synthetic cadavers, or SynDavers, for short.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Hats off to our 2015 grads!

Our graduating seniors found the right fit when they came to UNI. Their strong academic preparation, relationships with faculty and other students, and varied out-of-class experiences helped them create a strong foundation for their future.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Ready. Set. Career!

When employers interview UNI students for jobs and internships, they're looking for candidates with classroom knowledge as well as soft skills such as flexibility, creativity, a team-player mentality, and the ability to set and achieve goals.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Finding their rhythm

The IDT Dance Company, previously known as International Dance Theatre, is more than just a dance company. It is also a class, as well as a student organization. The company started in 1957 and has been around ever since.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

From collegian to consultant

Attending college means getting a top-notch education and having plenty of options for having fun and hanging out with friends.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Earn your degree in three years

Did you know you can complete your bachelor's degree at UNI in three years instead of four? Choosing this option means you'll save time, money and get a jump-start on your career.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Remembering the Holocaust

The Holocaust is a defining time in the world's history, and it still matters just as much today as it did 70 years ago. To commemorate the Holocaust, UNI and campuses nationwide host events for the Days of Remembrance.

Monday, April 20, 2015

The art of reaching out

UNI faculty members are always looking for ways to reach out to high school students in the community. Department of Art professors Chris Schulte and Noah Doely did just that during their recent visit to Waterloo East High School.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Earth appreciation at UNI

With spring in full swing, the University of Northern Iowa invites everyone to enjoy the great outdoors by participating in this year's Earth Week, which just happens to be this week, through Friday, April 24.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Welcoming our newest citizens

Approximately 150 individuals will be honored on Tuesday, April 21, as they became U.S. citizens in an emotional and patriotic proceeding at the U.S. Citizenship Oath Ceremony in the University of Northern Iowa Maucker Union Ballroom.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The right fit for a nonprofit career

The University of Northern Iowa is the only school in the state of Iowa where students can earn a nationally recognized nonprofit credential, the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential. Students at UNI earn their CNP through the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA).

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Learning that's anything but common

The Learning Commons in Rod Library is quickly becoming THE place to study, collaborate on projects and use the latest technology. This student-centered space is located on the second floor of the library, right in front of the reference desk, and offers the following amenities:

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Panthers fighting for a cure

"I Relay to celebrate more birthdays and because cancer hit my family and flipped our lives upside down in less than a year." – Abbey Sheer, former UNI student and 2015 Relay For Life honorary caregiver

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Mastering communication

Bailey Knudson, a graduate student in speech-language pathology, has always been interested in healthcare. After a job shadow in her hometown's hospital, she knew speech-language pathology was the career for her.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

TC and TK help save 'Big Cats'

"I loved it when TC and TK came to our school; they were the kindest and funniest cats I had ever met. I believe TC and TK are worth saving," said Anna, a fifth-grade student at South Hamilton Elementary School in Jewell.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The return of RodCon

The Rod Library is gearing up for its next big event: the second annual RodCon. This is a mini-ComicCon that is held in the Rod Library. The event is free for all students, faculty, staff and community members and will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 28.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

School of thought

"The first semester of my freshman year I took an introductory philosophy course and it changed my perspective on everything," said junior Hansen Breitling, a philosophy major from Ames.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Partnership prepares future teachers

Over the past two years, UNI education faculty have been teaming up with experts at Stanford University to help education students reach their full potential.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Serving others or others serving you?

How exactly do UNI students spend their spring break week away from campus? Yes, some go home, some travel to tropical places with friends, but many want to spend their break giving back to others.