Inside UNI Feature Story Archive

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Mark Nook named UNI's 11th president

Mark Nook, chancellor at Montana State University Billings, will become the 11th president of the University of Northern Iowa.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Celebrating our graduating Panthers

Our graduating seniors found the right fit when they came to UNI. Their tireless academic preparation, strong relationships with faculty and other students, and wide variety of out-of-class experiences have helped create a strong foundation for their future.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

An opportunity to RISE

UNI recognized the need for a specific scholarship program for Iowa minority residents on campus. This vision resulted in the creation of the UNI Residents of Iowa Scholars of Excellence (UNI RISE) Award. 27 students in fall of 2016 received this scholarship.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

A woman of innovation

UNI is proud of one very talented and dedicated assistant professor, Sarah Diesburg, for winning the Academic Innovation and Leadership category of the 2016 Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) Women of Innovation Award.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Giving Tuesday: Impact lives today

Monday, November 28, 2016

In-field biology research -- literally

Thanks to a collaboration between UNI’s Department of Biology and Tallgrass Prairie Center and the Black Hawk County Conservation Board, about 100 acres of tallgrass prairie h

Monday, November 28, 2016

Raising religious literacy at UNI

Religion is an integral part of many cultures across the world.

Friday, November 18, 2016

UNI recognized for supporting military and veteran students

In the last month, the University of Northern Iowa has received national accolades for serving and supporting military and veteran students.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Certified to change the world

UNI is the only institute in the state of Iowa that offers the nationally recognized nonprofit credential, the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP), to its students.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Celebrating International Education Week

International Education Week celebrates the opportunity to study and participate in international exchanges. As a joint initiative through the U.S. Department of State and U.S.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

A UNI education across the U.S.

Most people are familiar with international exchange programs at universities, which give students the opportunity to go to a college in a different country to explore their interests and experience a new culture, but UNI also offers a National Student Exchange (NSE) program that offers a similar

Sunday, October 30, 2016

UNI receives MLK Day of Service grant

The University of Northern Iowa is one of 40 colleges and universities across the U.S. awarded a grant as part of the MLK Day of Service Community Partnership Project. The grant will be used toward the Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, October 24, 2016

MBA program impacts area businesses

The MBA program at the University of Northern Iowa’s College of Business Administration is seeking potential clients for its annual Capstone Experience.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Mental Health Awareness Week at UNI

After the loss of two students to suicide last year, the need for awareness and support for on campus mental health services became an urgent priority for the UNI community.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Finding the light inside

“There are certain life events that make us more vulnerable,” said Alex Dooley, instructor of art. Dooley recognized a need to provide student and community support for mental health after suicides and conversations with students struggling with mental health.

Monday, October 10, 2016

UNI honored for Excellence and Innovation

UNI was recently announced as an Excellence and Innovation Award winner by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU).

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

A presidential Panther

Though freshman Joseph Tibbs had to travel to Washington D.C. this summer to be recognized as a 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholar, his journey to UNI only took about an hour.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

UNI named to Presidential Honor Roll

UNI has been named winner of the Economic Opportunity category for the 2015 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for three projects: "Economic Assistance for Low Income Waterloo Neighborhoods," "Service and Learning Throughout Entrepreneurship" and "Improving Access to Fruits

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Opportunity through collaboration

This summer, Nilda Rodriguez, assistant professor of biology, and Marek Sliwinski, associate professor of biology, collaborated with instructors from around Iowa at the FUTURE in Biomedicine program, a research program through the University of Iowa’s Carver College of Medicine.

Friday, September 23, 2016

UNI ranks No. 2 among top Midwest public universities

The University of Northern Iowa ranked No.