Arts & Design

UNI student Hannah Smith

UNI student shares joy of theatre with Omaha youth

When senior Drama and  Theatre for Youth major Hannah Smith was selected for a summer internship at The Rose Theater in Omaha, the Waterloo native was thrilled to get the chance to live in a bigger city while pursuing her passion of teaching a new generation the joys of theater. 
UNI students work in the Textile and Apparel Product Development and Materials Analysis Laboratory.

UNI textiles lab sets students up for success

Sometimes a little destruction is necessary for creation. That’s certainly true at the University of Northern Iowa’s Textile and Apparel Product Development and Materials Analysis Laboratory - a unique, $3 million state-of-the-art facility brimming with advanced machinery capable of putting every type of stress imaginable on fabric. National retailers use these sorts of tests to create strong, light fabrics.
North American Review sign

English master's graduate honored with posthumous publishing of MFA thesis

As the oldest literary magazine in the nation, the North American Review (NAR) has published work from acclaimed authors of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Its most recent project is the publishing of Stellaphasia, the final poetry collection of a recently passed University of Northern Iowa alumnus.
Performer at festival

Communication studies cohort travels to performance festival

Every semester, the Department of Communication Studies hosts student and faculty performances in its Interpreters Theatre, located on the University of Northern Iowa's campus in Lang Hall. These performances range from one-person shows to full-cast plays and give students the chance to write, direct, and act in a black box theatre.
UNI graduate student Athena-Sade Whiteside sings at commencement.

Music shines light on UNI student’s life

After running away from an abusive home environment in high school and ending up in a youth homeless shelter, this student found solace in music at UNI.
Theatre UNI performs Cabaret.

Putting on a "Cabaret": Inside a Theatre UNI production

Abby Chagolla slouched over in a chair in UNI Assistant Professor Amy Osatinski’s office, doodling in her binder, trying to find the right question for the answer she was desperately seeking. The senior theatre performance and communications studies double major was struggling to figure out her role in the upcoming Theatre UNI production of “Cabaret.” She hoped her meeting with Osatinski, director of this production of “Cabaret,” would help her find clarity.
UNI students help paint a mural at Expo High School.

UNI students help spread the joys of art

UNI art education majors are helping students paint a mural at the Expo Alternative Learning Center in Waterloo, gaining experience for their future careers while giving voice to a small population of students who may not have the chance to otherwise.
A University of Northern Iowa student welds a sculpture at the Public Art Incubator.

Sculpting the future of public art

UNI's Public Art Incubator recently completed its largest project to date, and the experience is setting students up for future success.