Inside UNI Feature Story Archive

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.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Panther Marching Band: The real deal

From early February, when the University of Northern Iowa Panther Marching Band student leadership team brainstorms on show ideas, scribbling madly on a whiteboard, to the opening strains of the music at the first pregame show of the football season, it's a long journey.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Welcome back to UNI!

Welcome back UNI students! Many Welcome Week activities are planned to introduce you to student life.

A few upcoming events include:

Monday, August 13, 2012

Welcome back from President Allen

August is an exciting time at UNI. It's when we welcome back our returning students, faculty and staff, and warmly welcome our new students, faculty and staff.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Student employees make their mark at UNI

You see it all over campus… a cheery welcome, a bright smile, a hot meal served, phones answered and visitors helped – these are just a snapshot of the 2,500 plus University of Northern Iowa student employees who work on campus.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

UNI student 'Recycles Rite'

Most college students stay away from getting up too early. They enjoy the choice of going to class in the late morning or after lunch. But, there's at least one University of Northern Iowa student out and about every morning at 7:30 a.m. – and it's not even for class!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

UNI unites with Brazil for global partnerships

If someone were to ask what the similarities between Iowa and Brazil are, you'd probably have to stop and think a moment. Iowa is "America's Heartland." It's cold during the winter and can be very hot in the summer. Most of Iowa is used for agriculture; crops cover 60 percent of the state.

Monday, July 2, 2012

UNI new student orientation: The journey begins

New student orientation at the University of Northern Iowa is the start of a whole new chapter in a student's life.

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