Inside UNI Feature Story Archive

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

You live you learn

Business, music and elementary/early childhood education majors can soon live with and learn from other like-minded students on residence hall floors specifically designed for them.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Students You Should Know: Molly Franta

Molly Franta, a UNI senior majoring in history and theatre, spent two years trying to land an internship at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

From grounds to ground

A cup of Joe, black. An espresso, double shot. A caramel macchiato, extra foam. These tasty beverages are born from dark, fragrant beans harvested in hot, rainy climates along the equator.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Ready... Set... Go!

From the television screen to the workshop to the streets. The University of Northern Iowa's Physics of Mario Kart camp brought the classic video game, "Super Mario Kart," to life.

Friday, August 2, 2013

UNI alumna brings business skills to prime time

Half a world away in the tourist hot spot of Khao Lak, Thailand, you will find a bustling little bistro. Fizz Bistro-n-Bar hosts a score of raving reviews, fawning over everything from its fantastic service to its enchanting dishes, both local and international.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Celebrating a century of service

UNI has a distinguished history of providing academic opportunities through innovative outreach efforts. In 1913, the university established study centers to serve teachers on a statewide basis – the first initiative of its kind in the country.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

UNI is 'in the zone'

Sardina, Italy. Ikaria, Greece. Okinawa, Japan. Nicoya, Costa Rica. Loma Linda, Calif.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Hobby or résumé builder?

It may seem odd to some, but skills related to video games and video podcasting have an ever-increasing presence in the career world of today. Just like any other skill set, the sooner one is given access the better.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Students You Should Know: Kara Poppe

Kara Poppe's email signature closes with words spoken by the Lorax, a character created by Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, in his book "The Lorax." This environmentally aware character says, "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Unique learning at UNI-CUE

Lasting four weeks during the summer, the University of Northern Iowa's Center for Urban Education (UNI-CUE) holds a small academy for local prospective middle school students.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Students You Should Know: Jordan Christian

This past year, Jordan Christian was a resident assistant (RA) in Dancer Hall at UNI. For some people, being an RA your sophomore year of college is enough of a full-time job, but not for Jordan. He also runs his own landscaping business in his hometown of Madison, Wisc.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Rethinking art at Camp Smart Art

Throughout the summer, the University of Northern Iowa hosts a wide variety of camps for kids of all ages. Smart Art was a camp held for the first time this summer during the week of June 10 through 14.

Monday, June 24, 2013

New student orientation at UNI

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

Monday, June 17, 2013

Hard work pays off for UNI student

When people think of Amela Andelija, they typically think of a hard worker.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Students You Should Know: Zach Owens

There's no way of "sneaking" past the fact that UNI junior Zach Owens, a textiles and apparel major, loves designing sneakers. He's taking his next steps at UNI towards becoming part of the textiles industry.

Monday, June 10, 2013

UNI students dedicated to flying high

On Saturday, May 18, following almost a year of hard work and planning, members of the Iowa Near-Space Project Integrating Research and Education (INSPIRE) team at the University of Northern Iowa was finally able to launch a high-altitude balloon more than 85,000 feet into the sky.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Going green, growing local

"We were looking to create a third space, where people could come together: students, professors and community members. Everyone could come to this place and have a reason to be there." Britney Bockstahler, UNI student, co-creator and summer coordinator of UNI's Panther Plot.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Staff You Should Know: Sam Castro

If a picture is worth 10,000 words, then the person behind the camera must have good stories to tell. Sam Castro has been a photographer for the past 25 years, spending the past three years as UNI's photojournalist, capturing life on the UNI campus.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Staff You Should Know: Darrell Taylor

"I think that almost everything that humans do is art," said Darrell Taylor, director of UNI's Gallery of Art. "It's all a process that matters. A person's life from beginning to end is this beautiful story, and this beautiful story is art."

Monday, June 3, 2013

A 'buffet' of shows for the 2013-14 GBPAC season

Diversity is the goal when building a season schedule at the University of Northern Iowa's Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC). "Our basic program philosophy is that it's a buffet," said Steven Carignan, executive director, GBPAC.

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