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Connecting the university with the community

Lifelong University

It's easy to go beyond the classroom and into the community with the University of Northern Iowa's Lifelong University and Speakers Bureau. These programs have a great impact on individuals, businesses and communities in Iowa.

Lifelong University

UNI's Lifelong University (LLU) launched in 2005 to offer short-term, noncredit courses to the lifelong learner.

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!

Kaleidoscope Series offers live performances for students


A school field trip is something almost every student looks forward to. Leaving behind the classroom for a day leads to an out of the ordinary educational experience. That's exactly the kind of experience the University of Northern Iowa's Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) offers with Allen Hospital's Kaleidoscope Series for Youth.

Kaleidoscope kids

UNI remembers 9/11

UNI Students remember 9/11
People gather for the flag planting ceremony at Lawther Field on the UNI Campus. More than 3,000 flags were planted in honor of those who lost their life during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Approximately 2,977 people lost their life during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

A Lifetime of Learning Opportunities


Benjamin Franklin said, "An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest." As a lifelong learner, Franklin knew that it doesn’t matter if the investment is made when you're 8, 18 or 80 because the dividends are the same: your world becomes broader, your life becomes richer and your wisdom becomes deeper. What does matter, however, is that you keep learning.

There’s no place like UNI


School is in session at the University of Northern Iowa, and for the next year this is a student’s home away from home.  To greet newcomers and returning faces, Student Affairs rolled out Welcome Week 2011.

Panther Picnic Fall 2011

Iowa-Teach recruits the next generation of teachers


TC participates in the Iowa Teach Program

Not only do students get to experience field visits while enrolled in the Iowa-Teach Program, TC gets the chance to participate as well.

Letter from the Editor - Beginning a new chapter ...


Sara WesselmanAs I recap my last four years at the University of Northern Iowa, nostalgia sets in and a whirlwind flashback begins, reminiscing on the great experiences and people that I have been fortunate to come across during my time here.

The culmination of four years will come to a close this Saturday for 1,900 Panther students as we begin a new chapter in our lives.

UNI is leaving a smaller ecological paw print


The University of Northern Iowa has implemented new sustainability efforts over the years to create a responsible environment and leave a smaller ecological footprint. Read more about its efforts at UNI c.a.r.e.