Inside UNI Feature Story Archive

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The right fit for a nonprofit career

The University of Northern Iowa is the only school in the state of Iowa where students can earn a nationally recognized nonprofit credential, the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential. Students at UNI earn their CNP through the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA).

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Learning that's anything but common

The Learning Commons in Rod Library is quickly becoming THE place to study, collaborate on projects and use the latest technology. This student-centered space is located on the second floor of the library, right in front of the reference desk, and offers the following amenities:

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Panthers fighting for a cure

"I Relay to celebrate more birthdays and because cancer hit my family and flipped our lives upside down in less than a year." – Abbey Sheer, former UNI student and 2015 Relay For Life honorary caregiver

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Mastering communication

Bailey Knudson, a graduate student in speech-language pathology, has always been interested in healthcare. After a job shadow in her hometown's hospital, she knew speech-language pathology was the career for her.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

TC and TK help save 'Big Cats'

"I loved it when TC and TK came to our school; they were the kindest and funniest cats I had ever met. I believe TC and TK are worth saving," said Anna, a fifth-grade student at South Hamilton Elementary School in Jewell.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The return of RodCon

The Rod Library is gearing up for its next big event: the second annual RodCon. This is a mini-ComicCon that is held in the Rod Library. The event is free for all students, faculty, staff and community members and will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 28.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

School of thought

"The first semester of my freshman year I took an introductory philosophy course and it changed my perspective on everything," said junior Hansen Breitling, a philosophy major from Ames.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Partnership prepares future teachers

Over the past two years, UNI education faculty have been teaming up with experts at Stanford University to help education students reach their full potential.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Serving others or others serving you?

How exactly do UNI students spend their spring break week away from campus? Yes, some go home, some travel to tropical places with friends, but many want to spend their break giving back to others.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Pursuing an interest leads to a career

Kerri Miller, more commonly known as "KJ" to most friends, co-workers and instructors, is the first female deputy in Chickasaw County. This is a great accomplishment for Miller, but police work wasn't always what she had in mind for her career path.

Monday, March 9, 2015

UNI Dance Marathon exceeds fundraising goal

The University of Northern Iowa Dance Marathon exceeded its fundraising goal for the fourth straight year at its big event on Saturday, March 7. The UNI chapter raised $278,135.04, well above its $225,000 goal and a 63 percent increase from its 2014 goal.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

UNI students succeed after graduation

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Dancing for the kids

Going into its fourth year, Dance Marathon has proved to be a success at UNI. While the event raises funds for a great cause and provides great fun, most people probably don't think about the team that makes it all possible.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Determination is the key to success

"We are the elite, the best of the best; the professors here are second to none," says Chuck Pugh, technical director of UNI's School of Music. Over the years, he's seen firsthand the advances the school has made.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Learn more, live better

Learning new ways to lead a healthy, balanced life is as easy as reading Student Health 101, a free monthly e-magazine offered by Student Wellness Services.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Read-in and conference empower and engage

Two events are happening at the University of Northern Iowa to accompany Black History Month: the African-American Read-In and the African-American Children and Families Conference.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Generous gift enhances student experience

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Why I love UNI

With Valentine's Day quickly approaching, UNI faculty, staff and students share why they love UNI.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Celebrating UNI at the statehouse

The University of Northern Iowa will host UNI Day at the Statehouse from 1 to 3 p.m., Monday, Feb. 16, at the Iowa Capitol in Des Moines. The event will highlight UNI programs and inform legislators about the impact UNI has on the state.

Monday, February 9, 2015

School counselor's success started at UNI

Susan Langan, a 1992 graduate