Inside UNI Feature Story Archive

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Iowa Waste Reduction Center has national impact

The Iowa Waste Reduction Center (IWRC) began 25 years ago; it's now an initiative of UNI's Business and Community Services. The center has since grown from a small department with one employee, to a large organization with around 20 employees.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Faculty You Should Know: Sarah Montgomery

Teaching students how to have a valuable and lasting impact as teachers is one aspect of teaching that assistant professor of curriculum and instruction Sarah Montgomery concerns herself with most.

Monday, March 25, 2013

UNI Forensics sculpts future leaders

The word "forensics" originates from contests held by the Greeks to develop and recognize the ability to speak. As the only school in Iowa to host both a debate and speech team, the University of Northern Iowa is preparing students to become future leaders of their communities.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Students You Should Know: Darin Adams

For some people, losing weight and feeling good about themselves physically is a lifelong battle. It's something Darin Adams, a University of Northern Iowa senior majoring in criminology, came face-to-face with.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Eat, sleep, breathe, dance!

"I've been dancing since I was four and can't picture my life without it." Who can say they've been doing something they love consistently since they were four years old?

Friday, March 15, 2013

My major? Still deciding...

National higher education research has shown that up to 80 percent of students entering college admit they're not certain what they really want to major in, even if they've initially declared a major. Cue the academic advising office at UNI.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Students You Should Know: The Koch Brothers

The Koch brothers were raised on basketball. Their father played collegiately for the University of Wisconsin-Steven's Point, and playing recreationally was a favorite pastime for the three brothers growing up, so it's easy to see why they share such a passion for the sport.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Faculty You Should Know: Doris Corbett

Doris Corbett has never seen so much purple and gold. Certainly it's a far cry from the blue and white she is used to seeing at her previous university.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Interior designers are much more than 'decorators'

At UNI, the Interior Design program is about more than just putting a new layer of paint on the walls and picking out a new rug. It's a field in which you can make a difference in the world while enjoying what you do.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

$15 million gift to transform teacher education at UNI

A $15 million gift from Des Moines businessman Richard O. Jacobson sets a milestone for teacher education at the University of Northern Iowa. Jacobson's gift to UNI's College of Education is the largest gift UNI has ever received.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Staff You Should Know: Latricia Hylton

When Latricia Hylton began tutoring fellow students in math and science at her native Belle Glade, Fla., high school, she had no idea she was setting the stage for a future career.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Students You Should Know: Emily Hanson

As a senior leisure, youth and human services major, Emily Hanson will soon be in the "life satisfaction business," enriching people's lives through things like tourism, human services and community recreation.

Friday, March 1, 2013

UNI accounting program expects excellence

The University of Northern Iowa Department of Accounting is known as one of the top programs in the nation, and it expects excellence in everything its students do.

Monday, February 25, 2013

UNI students broaden their horizons

For any student who has dreamed of traveling, but might not want to go abroad, the National Student Exchange (NSE) at the University of Northern Iowa might prove the perfect fit.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Students You Should Know: Hilary Xu

In 2006, the University of Northern Iowa and UNIBusiness partnered with Shanghai DianJi University (SDJU) in order to benefit students from both universities through an increased international presence.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Staff You Should Know: Randy Pilkington

Randy Pilkington, executive director of the University of Northern Iowa's Business and Community Services (BCS), has a passion for UNI. "I wear purple everywhere I go," he said. This passion stems from having attended UNI as an undergrad and graduate student, and also his position in BCS.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Students You Should Know: Phil Musson

If there's one piece of advice that is given to every incoming college freshman, it's this: get involved. Phil Musson, a senior double majoring in business management and Spanish, is one student who hasn't taken this advice for granted.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Manufacturing and technology students in high demand

Enrollment in UNI's Department of Technology is expected to increase significantly in the fall and it's easy to see why. The department offers six undergraduate degrees, two graduate programs and a 90 percent job placement rate.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Faculty You Should Know: Richard Featherstone

If you ask Richard Featherstone what he studies, his answer is simple: "I study people and their stuff." More specifically, as the associate dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and associate professor of criminology at the University of Northern Iowa, Featherstone spends time re

Thursday, February 14, 2013

High school students get 'Up Close' to UNI

Choosing a college is a big decision. Faculty, staff and students at the University of Northern Iowa hope to make the decision a bit easier for prospective students.

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