Inside UNI Feature Story Archive

Monday, August 28, 2017

A stage for change

"Inclusion is such an important thing and is the future." These are the words of Bethany Piotter, a senior elementary special education major at UNI. Piotter has a passion for dancing and the arts, and working with children with disabilities to promote inclusion.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Welcome back from President Nook

Students, faculty and staff,

Welcome to the 2017-2018 academic year at the University of Northern Iowa. There is always a great deal of excitement with the beginning of a new academic year. It is a time to reconnect with one another as the university awakens from its summer calm.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Building a better Iowa

In 1985, all across the state of Iowa, there was a growing need for knowledgeable assistance in starting, maintaining and growing businesses.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Visit UNI at the State Fair

UNI will host an interactive exhibit at the Iowa State Fair 9
Monday, August 7, 2017

Administrating change

Some say that hands-on experience is the best way to learn material in the classroom. The political science department has proved that.

Monday, July 31, 2017

A convenient career change

After working for more than five years after graduating, do you feel like you need a change? You love teaching youth, and would love a career in secondary education, but you just don't know how to get there?

Monday, July 24, 2017

Dedication to education

Dawn Del Carlo is dedicated to education, and has been working hard as a UNI associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UNI for the last 13 years.

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.