Inside UNI Feature Story Archive

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Scholars with honors

A common fear among incoming college freshmen might be whether they'll make friends and find a sense of belonging. Another fear might be taking college courses and not knowing what level of difficulty to expect.

Monday, January 4, 2016

True student athletes

Basketball is a family affair for the Davisons of Maple Grove, Minn. Stephanie is a guard on the UNI women's team, as is her younger sister Angie. Their parents coached the two, as well as one son who plays on his high school's team.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Go green this winter

Going green is a well-known philosophy in these times of ever-growing concern for the environment and an increase in conservation efforts.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

UNI Beats Iowa State

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Congratulations 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.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Education: A field of opportunity

During American Education Week in November, members of the College of Education (COE) and UNI's teacher education program traveled across Iowa to observe all of the wonderful practices taking place in early childhood through 12 schools and related settings.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

School of Music takes trip of a lifetime

As a professor, one of the most rewarding sides to your career is watching students grow beyond what they thought possible.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Speaking of unique...

UNI's forensics team, which is part of the Department of Communication Studies, is the longest-running student organization on campus – more than a century old. UNI is proud to be the only institution in Iowa with both a debate and speech team.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

From NASA to UNI

Joshua Sebree watched in awe as his eighth-grade science teacher filled a glass beaker with water and held a piece of sodium over the opening. The teacher said, "This is too much probably," dropped sodium into the beaker and took a step back.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Warm your head and heart

"The fact that we can make an impact in the lives of children battling cancer by simply purchasing a product is incredible, but when you see the smile spread cheek to cheek across a child's face, that's when you know those purchases had a direct impact on their lives," said Melissa Miller, Univer

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Gerontology generating attention at UNI

"Seeing how much of a difference I've made in not only elderly individuals' lives, but also in their families' lives, is what will keep me going as I live out my passion of working in the field of aging," said Brittney Boche, who's studying the long-term administration of gerontology.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

123 years of music

UNI's Panther Marching Band (PMB) is the one of the largest student organization on campus. The band's tradition of excellence has spanned 123 years with generations of dedicated band members that make PMB one of the most outstanding college band programs in the Midwest.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Religion and politics: All in one

Religion and politics are popular subjects of discussion, debate and controversy both on UNI's campus and around the country. This fall, a new class called Religion and Politics is being taught by assistant professor of religion Cara Burnidge.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Like father, like son

410. 410. As Greg, B.A. '89, and Andrea (Gibson) McFarlan, B.A. '89, moved their son Keaton into 410 Rider Hall, they wondered why that number sounded so familiar.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Creating all kinds of drama

Lauren VanSpeybroeck has literally grown up on stage. She started acting at age 6 playing Gretl in "The Sound of Music" at Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse in her hometown of Rock Island, Ill.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Arts and Sciences Open House

UNI's Admissions office is hosting an Arts and Sciences Open House this Friday, Oct. 23, beginning at 8 a.m. This event is for you if you want to learn about the more than 70 majors offered in these areas of study:

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Follow your dreams

In 2006, Mitch Matthews, B.A. '93, and his wife, Melissa Johnson-Matthews, B.A. '93, were working on one of their big dreams: launching a question-based game series called "Q" to help people connect in fun and authentic ways.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

McLeod Madness

Thursday, October 8, 2015

UNI is coming to see you!

We know you're eager to talk with our admissions team about the University of Northern Iowa. And they're equally excited to talk with you!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

A changing landscape

The living, learning and recreation facilities on UNI's 915-acre campus are continually updated and enhanced to provide an outstanding environment for students. Here are just a few of our recent changes.