Inside UNI Feature Story Archive

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.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Getting to the root of the matter

Floods and soil erosion, conditions that have been worsening in the Midwest over the last few years, can rob Iowa of its fertile soil. Although many solutions have been proposed, such as levees, terraces and wetlands, they are often short term.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

UNI professor honored with presidential award

Jody Stone, a science education professor at the University of Northern Iowa, has been awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

UNI Solar Panthers place third at Solar Splash

For the second year in a row, the University of Northern Iowa hosted the 2012 Solar Splash World Championship of Intercollegiate Solar Boat Racing June 13 through 17, at George Wyth State Park in Cedar Falls.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

An American Panther in London: The return home

Editor's note: UNI graduate student Leah Reuber recently traveled abroad as a program assistant for the London/Ireland Capstone course. We asked her to blog about her experiences. This is her final post from An American Panther in London.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Theatre shines light on autism

An experimental program designed for young people on and off the autism spectrum was launched in 2011 as part of the Sturgis Youth Theatre.  The Spectrum Theatre, held in Oct. and Nov.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Iowa Writing Project celebrates 35 years of writing well

"If people can't write well, they don't think well. If they don't think well, other people will do the thinking for them."  - George Orwell, English novelist and journalist.

 

Monday, May 28, 2012

UNI women's rugby honored on and off the field

Recently the University of Northern Iowa women's rugby team was honored by the Iowa Legislature for its outstanding achievements and accomplishments since the team began in 1994.

Monday, May 21, 2012

UNI education students give back

There are times in life when we have a chance to make an impact on people who are less fortunate. When that opportunity came, Kaitlin Kivell and Abby Lundy, University of Northern Iowa seniors majoring in elementary education, knew what to do.

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