Traditions run deep in UNI men's glee club

UNI men's glee club

The University of Northern Iowa Varsity Men's Glee Club, founded in 1960, is one of the oldest functioning student organizations on campus.

"We're fortunate to have such a rich history and supportive community," said John Wiles, director of the glee club.

UNI color guard member marches to her own beat

Sylvia Townsend

Sylvia Townsend, a freshman at the University of Northern Iowa, can still remember the exact moment when she decided that she wanted to do color guard. She was in eighth grade, and a group from Des Moines Lincoln High School came to her middle school to perform.

Athletic training major gives performance of a lifetime

Cirque du Soleil - Russian Bars

"I'm obsessed with theatre," said Christian Junker. "When I came to UNI, that was my official, declared major."

Junker, a junior at the University of Northern Iowa, is now an athletic training major. He made the change from theatre to athletic training because, "I'm fascinated by the human body," he said.

A look at first-year learning

Cornerstone book

Every family in the U.S. has a story of migration. Some look back hundreds of years to find that one person who came to the U.S. from another country, while others don't have to look any further than America itself.

Graduates move on to their next stage of life

Rhonda Greenway

Rhonda Greenway is just one of our 1,800 alumni graduating this spring and looking forward to their next adventure. 


Paving the way: UNI student becomes first KWWL Quintern

UNI student becomes first KWWL Quintern

Taylor Johnson, student, University Relations

If at first you don't succeed, try again. Katie Huinker, a junior electronic media major with a minor in journalism at UNI, successfully learned this lesson as she received the first Quinternship at KWWL Iowa's News Channel 7 in Waterloo.

After receiving an initial internship last summer, Huinker found out KWWL was unable to offer the internship. "I was really let down, but I couldn't really do much about it," said Huinker.

UNI to host first Dance Marathon

UNI 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? That's exactly what the University of Northern Iowa's first Dance Marathon plans to do.

"Monty Python's Spamalot" has a UNI twist


You either love the movie "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," or have no idea what to think of it. This 1974 British comedy is a classic and has been hailed as one of the best movies of all time.

Education at its finest – preparing effective classroom teachers

Education at its finest – preparing effective classroom teachers

Education reform is a hot topic nationally. The United States is under fire for low rankings, average to subpar teacher performance and poor student achievement. There seems to be an array of commentary and solutions, from blue-ribbon education reports to innovative projects aimed at enhancing student learning, teacher preparation and professional development. But what really makes an effective teacher?

Panther Pride is alive during Homecoming


The colors purple and gold seem to dominate the University of Northern Iowa student's wardrobe this time of year. Window paint and an abundance of sidewalk chalk appear overnight and Panther Pride Cries can be heard throughout campus. This can mean only one thing…Homecoming!