Inside UNI Feature Story Archive

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Sculpting future artists

University of Northern Iowa art professor Tom Stancliffe's passion for sculpture started at a young age. "As a kid, I was always doing creative things like drawing pictures, and when I look back, a lot of the time I was making stuff. Not art necessarily, but objects, toys.

Monday, November 5, 2012

UNI political science professors share their expertise

Editor's note: This story features three of UNI's political/election experts.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

UNI color guard member marches to her own beat

Sylvia Townsend, a freshman at the University of Northern Iowa, can still remember the exact moment when she decided that she wanted to do color guard. She was in eighth grade, and a group from Des Moines Lincoln High School came to her middle school to perform.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

It's tour time!

You see them all over campus, usually leading a group of prospective students and parents on campus tours.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

James Leach spreads message of civility

James Leach, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and former Iowa member of the U.S. House of Representatives, presented "Civility in 2012 and Beyond" as part of the University of Northern Iowa's Reaching for Higher Ground Series.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Throwback - UNI's Homecoming celebration

Another Homecoming at the University of Northern Iowa has come and gone. This year's weeklong celebration featured new events including a Royalty Court and Homecoming Competition, as well as traditional events like the Panther Pride Cry, Homecoming picnic, pep rally and athletic events.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

A look at more than 80 years of Panther Pride

You see him throughout the year at athletic events pumping up the crowd, leading students in the Interlude Dance at Homecoming, welcoming families during Family Weekend, and even dancing with the bride and groom at weddings.

Monday, October 15, 2012

UNI professor's passion for the aging process

While many complete their journeys in a retirement community, for one University of Northern Iowa professor, that's where it all began.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

UNI preventing gender violence and bullying

Gender violence in the U.S. continues to escalate. Bullying and violence affects people of all ages, race and socioeconomic status.

According to the University of Northern Iowa's Center for Violence Prevention (CVP):

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Student teacher experiences passion for teaching

Alicyn Aalderks has always loved children, so going into the teaching field was a natural.  As she says, she "gets to start and end her day with smiling faces that are eager to explore and learn new things."

Sunday, September 30, 2012

UNI's Family Weekend: A time to reconnect

Another Family Weekend at the University of Northern Iowa has come and gone. Families, friends and relatives got to reconnect with their students through a weekend of athletic events, academic sessions and family fun.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

One major, endless opportunities

In an increasingly digital world, employees equipped with digital skills are needed more than ever before. The University of Northern Iowa's new Interactive Digital Studies major (IDS) serves to fill that need, and it does so in a groundbreaking way.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Athletic training major gives performance of a lifetime

"I'm obsessed with theatre," said Christian Junker. "When I came to UNI, that was my official, declared major."

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Making a difference in women's lives

A professor in social work at the University of Northern Iowa promised the women in his research projects, who were battered and battling with substance abuse, that their stories would make a difference.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Finding your career path at the UNI Career Fair

More than 1,500 students descended upon the McLeod Center, dressed to impress in their business suits, for the University of Northern Iowa's Career Fair. Students were greeted by more than 150 employers that were recruiting and making interview decisions.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Death holds the key to how we live

"Most of us don't die the way we want to," observed Francis Degnin, associate professor in the Department of Philosophy and World Religions at the University of Northern Iowa. As an ethicist, Degnin bases this observation on a wealth of experience.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Advancing communication and literacy skills

Marie, a first-grader with cerebral palsy, works on her journal entry with Cecila, a paraprofessional. Cecilia asks Marie what she would like to write about today and opens a large laminated book filled with icons with the corresponding word underneath each image.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Panther Village: The new digs on campus

Things are definitely changing in the world of on-campus living.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

UNI's student body president welcomes students

Hello fellow Panthers, new and returning, welcome to a new academic year at the University of Northern Iowa. I sincerely hope each of you had exciting and relaxing summers and are now prepared for a year of excellent opportunities.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

A look at first-year learning

Every family in the U.S. has a story of migration. Some look back hundreds of years to find that one person who came to the U.S. from another country, while others don't have to look any further than America itself.

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