Inside UNI Feature Story Archive

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Hard work is no obstacle

When UNI student Nick Kostner broke both of his ankles in a motocross accident, he wasn't sure how his injury would affect his ability to participate in athletics. But when he began working with a personal trainer to rehab his ankles, he ended up pushing himself further than he ever had before.

Friday, May 30, 2014

UNI to host Midwest International Piano Competition June 1-7

The UNI School of Music and the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center will host the Midwest International Piano Competition on Sunday, June 1, through Saturday, June 7.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Future UNI wrestler featured on 'Steve Harvey'

Future UNI athlete Adarios Jones will be featured on "Steve Harvey" in the episode airing at 3 p.m., Wednesday, May 14, on CBS 2 Iowa. 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Cat is out of the bag

During spring Commencement, senior Chris Bowden surprised the crowd by wearing the furry black feet of UNI's favorite feline, TC (The Cat). After two years of keeping his identity under wraps, Bowden's secret was now out of the bag.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Sending off the Class of 2014

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Student success: Spring 2014 grads

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Monday, May 5, 2014

Oh, the places UNI graduates go!

Each year, the University of Northern Iowa Office of Career Services releases a report detailing post-graduation success.

Friday, May 2, 2014

TAPP design show: Back to the basics

In its 22nd year on the runway, the UNI Textiles and Apparel Program (TAPP) spring design show was "stripped."

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Model U.N. at UNI

Last week, busloads of high school students were dropped off at the University of Northern Iowa for the 50th annual Iowa High School Model United Nations (IHSMUN) Spring Conference.

Monday, April 28, 2014

UNI alumnus wins Nike design contest

It was a regular day at work for Dane Thompson, UNI alumnus and general manager of the Other Place American Sports Grill & Pizzeria, until he checked Twitter. Thompson had received a tweet from Tiger Woods announcing him as the winner of a Nike shoe design contest.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

QUASH: Fun with a purpose

What would it be like to have your own grandmother not recognize you? According to junior business management major Holly Seemann, "It's really hard. You'll go see her and she'll smile like she knows who you are, but she doesn't know your name or how she knows you."

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Carrying on a Father's legacy

Growing up in Cedar Falls, Dylan and Riley Martin had the opportunity to take advantage of a number of community resources. In addition to taking dance and art classes at the Hearst Center for the Arts, from a very young age, the sisters spent a lot of time on campus.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Taking steps to end violence

On April 10, University of Northern Iowa men "walked the walk" to spread awareness of sexualized violence against women. Starting at the Alumni House, male students literally walked a mile in women's high-heeled shoes.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Love of trees turns into sustainability initiative

"I've always been aware of sustainability issues, but I thought one person couldn't make a difference," said senior business administration: global marketing major Joshua Koppes.

Friday, April 11, 2014

UNI makes a difference with Special Olympics Iowa

In January, 400 athletes, 200 coaches and chaperones, and 300 volunteers attended the Special Olympics Iowa Winter Games in Dubuque. More than 50 of those volunteers were students from the University of Northern Iowa.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Succeeding on my own terms

My life has been far from traditional. I've always struggled to feel connected to my peers because my experience has been so different from most people my age. I was bullied throughout elementary and middle school and dropped out of school after the eighth grade.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Campus, community ambassadors

The Dance Team's high energy, precise pirouettes and sparkly poms are hard to miss at UNI football and basketball games. Their Panther spirit is contagious, and their commitment to being university ambassadors comes from the heart.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Efficiency and Transformation Study Open Forum April 7

Dear Members of the UNI Family:

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

UNI students plan Out of the Darkness Walk

When someone dies by suicide, the experience often has a lasting effect on the people close to the deceased, as well as their community.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

There’s plenty to marvel at Mini Comic-Con

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