Inside UNI Feature Story Archive

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

PALS and TeamMates join forces

When we were young, we all had that one "pal" we really looked up to in our lives. This could have been an older sibling, parent or friend. These people made an impact on our lives.

Monday, April 9, 2012

UNI President Ben Allen's letter to fall 2012 students

Editor's note: This letter was sent to students admitted to UNI for the fall 2012 semester from President Ben Allen.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Houston, we have an intern

Alex Popinga, a University of Northern Iowa senior triple-majoring in biology, biochemistry and bioinformatics, will soon have an experience of a lifetime.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

UNI student hits a home run with social media

Numerous people have told Emily Droessler, a University of Northern Iowa junior majoring in sports marketing, that she should be a sports writer.

Monday, March 26, 2012

UNI Global Trade class gets hands-on experience

Students in today's world will be entering a global marketplace. Gaining hands-on experience and an understanding of various cultures will help students navigate this global environment.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

UNI students Pay It Forward

Nine University of Northern Iowa students had to wait days to take a hot shower.  They would wake up in the mornings, do volunteer work, get back on the bus they rode in on, travel to a different city and end the day in exhaustion…who had time for a shower?

Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Reusables share their superpower

Most superheroes choose to keep their superpowers a secret, but not the "Reusables." The Reusables are a group of sophomore presidential scholars who are currently in their Presidential Scholars Seminar: Sophomore Service Learning class.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Spring break the Pi Sigma Epsilon way

Spring break-goers will be traveling to destinations such as Las Vegas and Daytona Beach over the next couple weeks, but how about spending your spring break in the great Midwest…specifically Indianapolis, Indiana!  That's exactly where the University of Northern Iowa's Pi Sigma Epsilon: Epsilon

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Hawaii made easy: UNI Outdoors' style

Many college students can't wait for spring and summer break. They want the freedom to relax, take a break from homework and maybe visit a different part of the country.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Research takes UNI professor and students around the world

Undergraduate research has always been something that has set the University of Northern Iowa apart from other institutions. This year, more than three undergraduate research projects are happening in the biology department alone.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Paving the way: UNI student becomes first KWWL Quintern

Taylor Johnson, student, University Relations

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Preparing the next generation of leaders

Reading is probably the most fundamental skill to a successful life. If you can't read, it's hard to succeed in school, graduate from college and earn a good job.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

UNI to host first Dance Marathon

Dancing the night away is usually reserved for pure enjoyment. Your favorite song starts to play and minutes turn into hours as the crowd whirls around you. But what if in addition to using your dancing shoes to try out the latest moves, you dance for a cause?

Monday, February 13, 2012

UNI students get Alzheimer's patients talking

Michelle Remold, University of Northern Iowa senior majoring in gerontology: social sciences, embraces the opportunity to help others.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The dance of a lifetime

Who would have thought that three University of Northern Iowa students' dance moves would become an international phenomenon, let alone earn them an invitation to teach the first lady of the United States the dance? We're of course talking about the Interlude Dance, a dance composed of six moves

Sunday, February 5, 2012

UNI helps create international friendships

There are nearly 500 international students enrolled at the University of Northern Iowa, representing 77 countries around the world. Hosting an international student can be a great opportunity -- one that can have a huge impact on both the host and the student.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

UNI's Black Student Union unites campus and community

The University of Northern Iowa's Black Student Union (BSU) has been busy lately. They, along with other areas of campus, have been planning more than 20 events to celebrate Black History Month during February.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

UNI students compete in first Diversity Case Competition

The University of Northern Iowa's College of Business Administration held its first Diversity Case Competition on Jan. 26. The competition provided students the opportunity to develop important professional skills such as analyzing and responding quickly to issues involving diversity.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

An unexpected thing happened in Cairo

When students walk into Leigh Martin's office in the Schindler Education Center at the University of Northern Iowa, they go in thinking one thing and come out with a totally different perspective.

Monday, January 16, 2012

2011 Year in Review

 The University of Northern Iowa marked an exciting and historical year in 2011. As faculty, staff and students return to campus for the spring 2012 semester, UNI reflects on a memorable year. A few highlights include:

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