UNI’s dining centers, the Rialto and the Piazza, as well as Prexy's restaurant in Maucker Union, were awarded the Blue Zones Restaurant Certification. This designation is given to restaurants that complete a specific set of criteria by implementing changes that create a healthy dining environment. Some of UNI’s efforts include serving healthy sides with entrees, making half portions available, and providing nutritional informational as a part of the online menus.
Veteran Student Services Coordinator Julia Heuer and six members of the Counseling Center staff -- Priscilla Villarreal, Jennifer Murra, Stephanie Germann, Stephanie Harken, Gretchen Honsell, and David Towle -- traveled to Illinois State University in May to attend a training session on working with military service members and veterans on campus.
Jenny Connolly, Assistant Director of Admissions, was named an Iowa Rising Star by the Iowa Association for College Admission Counseling during the May 19-21 state conference held in Sioux City, IA. The award recognizes and encourages the work of admission counselors in their first five years in the profession who are impacting and creating new programs for students in transition.
The Organizational Communication Assessment class at the University of Northern Iowa is conducting a research study about communication within the workplace. The purpose of the research study is to obtain a better understanding of UNI’s communication model and to learn about the variety of communication channels used to send and receive information across the UNI campus.