Accolades Archive

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).
Let’s celebrate the work, accomplishments and current future of undergraduate student, Carolyn Pham. She is a future cutting edge researcher and faculty member. She will be graduating in May and her story is worth noting. Carolyn Pham works with the Center of Educational Research and she stands out. In fact, the Center would have not made the progress it has, but for her wonderful contributions. It is unsurprising, during her tenure at UNI, she has won awards, fellowships, funding and soon will be published in a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal.
A University of Northern Iowa professor’s book earned a spot on a library magazine’s list of top academic titles for 2019. Christopher R. Martin’s “No Longer Newsworthy: How the Mainstream Media Abandoned the Working Class” made the prestigious list of the best in scholarly titles reviewed by Choice.
Russel Karim was awarded the national Outstanding Immigrant Business Award at the Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit for an array of businesses he started while at the University of Northern Iowa. Karim graduated from UNI in 2015 with a degree in computer science and entrepreneurship. He is now employed in UNI’s IT-Administrative Information Systems as an application administrator.
UNI's Marilyn Shaw was inducted into the Iowa High School Speech Association Hall of Fame at the 2019 IHSSA Coaches Convention. The hall of fame is the highest honor the speech association may confer on an individual. It is presented to a distinguished individual of state wide reputation and outstanding accomplishments. The contribution and service given by the inductee stem from dedication and commitment to the Iowa High School Speech programs beyond normally expected and superlative identification.
Melissa Beall, professor Emeritus in the communication studies department, was awarded the Samuel L. Becker Distinguished Service Award by the National Communication Association.
The University of Northern Iowa maintained its rank as the second-best regional public university in the "Best Regional Universities (Midwest)" category for the 18th consecutive year in the recently released 2020 U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2020” report. Overall, UNI improved to No. 20 in the Midwest regional rankings, and it was the highest ranked master’s institution in the Midwest.
The University of Northern Iowa was named one of the best colleges in the Midwest in 2020 by the Princeton Review, marking UNI’s 17th consecutive year on the prestigious list.