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Faculty Members Win Interdisciplinary Scholarship Award
Bettina Fabos, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, and Leisl Carr Childers, Assistant Professor of History, were awarded the Interdisciplinary Public Scholarship Award from the university for their commitment to UNI and their work on FORTEPAN IOWA...

Documentary Makers Featured on IPR
A Nov. 14 Iowa Public Radio feature highlighted "Sons of Jacob Synagogue," a documentary co-directed by Francesca Soans, associate professor, communication studies, and Robert Neymeyer, historian of the Grout Museum in Waterloo. The film, which was also noted...

Radio Entrepreneur Mary Quass to Give Keynote Address at 10th Annual Fast Forward Workshop
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- "Fast Forward: Ten Years of Building Career Momentum," an electronic media workshop that brings together academics and media professionals, will be hosted at the University of Northern Iowa, Friday, Oct. 3, in Lang Hall. Registration...

UNI to Host Scriptwriting and Film Competition
Your script. A ten-minute film. One of the top film directors in Hungary. Only at UNI.  If you have a story inside you but have never quite had the skillset or the opportunity to produce a film, here is your chance.  This competition is open to ALL...

Documentary filmmaker Lucy Walker to visit the University of Northern Iowa, September 22 and 23
Documentary filmmaker and two-time Academy Award nominee Lucy Walker will visit the University of Northern Iowa September 22 and 23 to screen four of her works. Walker will screen and discuss the following films, all in Lang Hall Auditorium: Monday, Sept. 22...

Electronic Media Students Receive IBA Scholarships
UNI Electronic Media majors Tanner Heinrichs and Jason Vizzini each received competitively awarded 2014-15 Electronic Media scholarships from the Iowa Broadcasters Association. The awards were made at the 64th Annual IBA Summer Convention, at the West Des...

Soans-Neymeyer Film Awarded by State Historical Society of Iowa
The State Historical Society of Iowa selected Sons of Jacob Synagogue, a documentary directed by Francesca Soans and Robert Neymeyer, for the 2014 Loren Horton Community History Award. Governor Terry E. Branstad honored the award winners at a...

IBNA: Pat Blank Wins Lifetime Achievement Award; Several UNI Students Win
Pat Blank, Iowa Public Radio's host of All Things Considered since 1995, won the Iowa Broadcast News Association's Jack Shelley Award. Blank is both an alumna of the Department of Communication Studies, with a degree in radio-television broadcasting, and an...

Speech and Debate Teams Finish Strong Season for UNI Forensics
The Speech and Debate teams completed their 2013-2014 seasons with strong finishes in national competitions. Debate Team On the Debate team,  Zach Simonson and Abbie Shew made it to the Triple Octafinalists round of the CEDA (Cross Examination Debate...

'Singing lecture' will explore folk songs and the labor movement
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Corey Dolgon, sociology professor at Stonehill College in Massachusetts, will use words and music to explore the role that folk songs play in the U.S. labor movement at his "singing lecture" at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 21, in the...