Accolades Archive

Dr. Jolene Zigarovich has been awarded a Visiting Research Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH), University of Edinburgh, Scotland for Spring 2021. At IASH, she will be working on her book project "Necropolitics: Legislating the Dead Body and the Victorian Novel" which considers the posthumous life of characters uncannily bound by regulation.
On 25th March 2021, I spoke at the Princeton University "Women in Afghanistan and the Region."
UNI Biology faculty member Dr. Jerreme Jackson was recently featured on the University of Tennessee's Entomology and Plant Pathology Department website as a Black History Month weekly highlight. To see the full story visit the UTK webpage
Dr. Kenneth Hayes was selected to present at the ASCD National Conference. His presentation title is: "A Principal's Role in Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Teachers." Dr. Hayes is the program coordinator and instructor with UNI's Principal Preparation Program in the Educational Psychology, Foundations and Leadership Studies department. His presentation will help participants to identify compassion fatigue, staff burnout and staff anxiety.
Congratulation to the following faculty for receiving the Veridian Credit Union & College of Education Dean's Fund for Excellence Community Engagement: Caroline Ledeboer, Scott Mcnamara, and Suzanne Freedman. The Veridian Credit Union & College of Education Dean's Fund for Excellence Community Engagement's purpose is to encourage faculty to engage with community partners to better the community in a manner that also enhances their teaching and scholarship.
Congratulation to the following students for receiving the Robert and Yvonne Koob Fund for Community Engagement: Ariane Hakizimana, Emily White, Leandra Diersen, and Rylee Robinson. The Robert and Yvonne Koob Fund for Community Engagement is an endowment supporting students who are completing internships in positions of service in Iowa. For more information please visit
Hasina Jalal is a student in the Women and Gender Studies program. She is a Fulbright scholar from Afghanistan and is currently earning her second master's degree in Women and Gender Studies from UNI. She delivered a speech about "The Role of Bystander in Domestic Violence Prevention" at the Women's Economic Forum's Global Digital Summit this past July. She believes that her work in the Center for Violence Prevention during the summer motivated her to choose to present this topic in a global summit to an audience from over 50 countries.
Digital Media students won Third Prize in the Public Affairs category of the Iowa Broadcast News Awards for their television program "Challenging Gender Norms in Sports." The television show was produced as part of the Digital Media Production II course in Spring 2019 and was broadcast on Cedar Falls Television. The awards were announced at the 2020 IBNA Convention held in Pella, Iowa, on June 27, 2020.
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Provides Pediatric Oncology Student Training (POST) Grant. News release of Nolan Ford conducting Pediatric Research at University of Iowa this summer. 
Tarrell Christie, a recent graduate from the Digital Media major in the Department of Communication Studies, has been awarded a Crystal Pillar award for his film FLAVA from the Upper Midwest Emmy Foundation Student Production Awards. The awards, sponsored by the Upper Midwest chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, recognizes excellence in media production for high school & college/university students within the NATAS – Upper Midwest region (Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa & western Wisconsin).