Inside UNI Feature Story Archive

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.

Monday, April 10, 2017

An award-winning advocate

Deedee Heistad, professor and director of undergraduate studies here at UNI, was a recipient of the Outstanding First-Year Student Advocates Award this year.

Monday, April 10, 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.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

A voice for the voiceless

Vanessa McNeal, a social work graduate student, has always had a passion for helping people. Her passion and personal experiences led her to filmmaking as a medium for giving a voice to the voiceless – specifically, survivors of sexual violence.

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.