Inside UNI Feature Story Archive

Monday, May 6, 2013

Students You Should Know: Chelsea Meier

Chelsea Meier, a senior chemistry and biology double major, is leaving quite a legacy at UNI.

Monday, May 6, 2013

I am just a teacher

I'm not a national celebrity or a CEO or a politician. I am just a teacher.

During my 20 years as a high school social studies teacher, society conveyed countless messages to remind me that I was just a teacher.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

UNI alumni advise and inspire

UNI alumni stay connected to the university throughout the year in a variety of ways, but students recently had the opportunity to interact with alumni at the Alumni in Residence events held in April.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Dine-in: Fall 2013

Students at UNI are buzzing about the changes coming to the dining centers this fall. A sneak peek was unveiled in January; and here are a few new "goodies" to share.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Students You Should Know: Kelvin Robinson

For Kelvin Robinson, the best thing about being a student at the University of Northern Iowa is the people that surround him on a daily basis. "They smile and they're welcoming," noted Robinson. "It's a totally different dynamic than the city I'm used to."

Monday, April 22, 2013

Faculty You Should Know: Travis Ficklin

Travis Ficklin, a professor in physical education at the University of Northern Iowa, has always had two great loves: physics and baseball. In college, he realized that he didn't want to pursue a career in just one.

Monday, April 22, 2013

UNI alum is the Matchmaker

When Patrick Acton graduated from UNI in 1977 with a degree in social work, he had no idea that one day he'd be creating custom works of art for Ripley's Believe It or Not.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Students You Should Know: Mandey Lund

You might have seen Mandey Lund doing one of her extravagant, heartfelt performances around campus, working at Piazza in her free time or read about her in UNI's Panther. Magazine.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Campus Activities Board offers entertaining, fun and free events

UNI's Campus Activities Board (CAB) is a student organization committed to bringing a number of entertaining and educational events to campus throughout the year.

Monday, April 15, 2013

UNI teaching model improves literacy learning for children

Teaching students to read can be a complex task.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Faculty You Should Know: Ben Schafer

Whether it's through his love for computer science, home brewing beer, or working with LEGO® bricks, it's clear that Ben Schafer, an associate professor of computer science at the University of Northern Iowa, is motivated by his urge to understand how things work.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Undergraduate research abounds in science programs

It's no secret that UNI's undergraduate programs offer students direct access to highly qualified and talented faculty, but in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry it's a particular point of pride.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Students You Should Know: Erin Zaideman

Erin Zaideman, a junior education major and goalkeeper for the UNI women's soccer team, has been playing soccer since she was four years old. More than just a fun pastime, soccer has provided Erin with the values and skills to be successful in all areas of her life.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Leadership, service and travel

When most students think of spring break, they think of lounging at home or going on vacation somewhere warm. But for 40 UNI students, spring break is a time to give back.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Staff You Should Know: Pat Higby

Pat Higby's workspace is unlike any other office. Small solar cars, miniature wind turbines, and "panther puffers" sit on the shelves, along with spare parts and pieces. Bins of popsicle sticks and LED lights line the walls. And the best part is, it's all free.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Students You Should Know: David Pope

"Before I came to UNI, I was painfully shy," said David Pope, a junior political communication major. For those who know Pope today, as an active and outgoing student leader at UNI, that might be hard to believe.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Aspiring educators get 'ultimate field experience' in Tanzania

Imagine being 10 feet away from an elephant and driving through the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Eight UNI teacher education candidates joined their education professor, Victoria Robinson, on a trip of a lifetime.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Majora Carter to present at UNI's sustainability conference

Majora Carter redefined the field of environmental equality, starting in the South Bronx. Now she's leading the local economic development movement across the U.S.

Monday, April 1, 2013

UNI Proud creates a safe space for students

UNI Proud is an inclusive organization for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,Transgender and Intersex (LGBTIA) students, and allies of the LGBT community at UNI. Founded in the 1970s, the group has grown through the years and has become a highly active, visible and involved organization on campus.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Iowa Waste Reduction Center has national impact

The Iowa Waste Reduction Center (IWRC) began 25 years ago; it's now an initiative of UNI's Business and Community Services. The center has since grown from a small department with one employee, to a large organization with around 20 employees.