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Brad Wells ('03) Named as One of Courier's "20 Under 40"
CEDAR FALLS — As an undergrad at the University of Northern Iowa, Brad Wells became familiar with legendary coaches like volleyball’s Bobbi Petersen and football’s Mark Farley. Now, as co-host and co-producer of Around the Corner Productions, which...

Adam Carroll's ('97) "Broke, Busted, and Disgusted" documentary in deal with CNBC
Adam Carroll ('97) announced that his feature-length documentary, "Broke, Busted, and Disgusted," produced with fellow alum Calvin Johannsen ('09), just completed a deal with cable channel CNBC, to be shown January-December 2017.  "We feel like this is a...

3 Digital Media Students to Film Documentary at Standing Rock
Digital Media students Roberto Estrella, Kevin Thorn, and Drew Hays traveled last Saturday, Dec. 3, to the Standing Rock Reservation in Cannon Ball, North Dakota to work on a documentary. Indigenous and non-native people have protested the Dakota Access...

Bill Henderson Memorial Video
A celebration of Bill Henderson's life was held at UNI on Oct. 23, 2016 (Bill’s birthday).   Dr. Bill Henderson, University of Northern Iowa Communication Studies emeritus faculty member, passed away on October 1, 2016, at around 1:15 a.m., at the Cedar...

CEO and Founder of Happy Medium to Present at UNI
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — On Tuesday Nov. 1, the CEO and Founder of Happy Medium, Katie Patterson, will present at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI). The “Finding My Happy Medium: From UNI to the Inc. 5000 List” event is presented by the UNI Public Relations...

UNI Interpreters Theatre Presents "Cornucopia"
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – University of Northern Iowa Interpreters Theatre will present “Cornucopia” at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, October 27; Friday, October 28; and Saturday, October 29, in the Interpreters Theatre in 040 Lang Hall. Controversy brews in the faraway...

Fast Forward Digital Media Workshop Returns Oct. 21
UNI's Fast Forward digital media workshop returns on Oct. 21 for its 12th consecutive year. The event continues to bring working professionals to students to help them learn how to get ahead in their careers. Students pick the workshops they want to attend...

Remembering Bill Henderson
Dr. Bill Henderson, University of Northern Iowa Communication Studies emeritus faculty member, passed away on October 1, 2016, at around 1:15 a.m., at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo.  Bill had been an emeritus faculty member since his...

Professor Melissa Beall Wins Prestigious Donald H. Ecroyd Award from the National Communication Association
Melissa Beall, Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Northern Iowa, recently received the National Communication Association’s 2016 Donald H. Ecroyd Award for Outstanding Teaching in Higher Education. "I am truly...

UNI Alumnus Mike Pasley to Speak about Succeeding in the Entertainment Industry
UNI Alumnus Mike Pasley (2005) returns to UNI September 26 and 27 to talk about how to succeed in the entertainment industry. Pasley is creative director of Digital Twigs, a Los Angeles-based animation studio.  Pasley will give a talk at 8 p.m., Monday,...