Campus & Community

UNI's Cyber Defense team

Developing cyber strategy

For the past several years, teams of University of Northern Iowa computer science majors have been competing in cyber defense contests, often taking on schools several times their size to either fight off or take part in cyber attacks in a purely digital battle. 
UNI outlines academic positioning

UNI re-imagining its academic future

To respond to the shifting landscape of workforce demand, UNI is for the first time in more than 40 years examining its structure and curriculum in the interest of making potentially substantial changes to the courses and programs it offers students.
Dave and Karen Takes

Cedar Falls couple give $10 million to the University of Northern Iowa

The gift from David and Karen Takes will help fund support for UNIBusiness students and the college's mascot program, as well as future capital projects.
UNI President Mark A. Nook signs an agreement with DMACC.

UNI and DMACC partner to offer bachelor’s degree program in Des Moines

The University of Northern Iowa (UNI) and Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) are entering into a new partnership that will provide DMACC students with a streamlined pathway to a four-year degree - all while benefiting from the convenience of the Des Moines location.
UNI's voter turnout campaign.

UNI notches top voter turnout in Iowa public universities

The University of Northern Iowa posted the highest voter turnout of any public university in the state in 2018, validating a concerted effort by faculty and students to increase turnout on campus.
Monarch butterflies

UNI students help document a natural phenomenon

The once mighty migration of monarch butterflies is in a climate-change-fueled decline, but UNI students are helping collect data that suggests a positive change might be on the horizon.
UNI President Mark A. Nook and Iowa state legislator Gary Mohr tour UNI's ITC.

UNI advocates for funding for ITC renovation

UNI is seeking $39.7 million from the state legislature for a $43.9 million transformation of the ITC. The project includes an extensive renovation of existing spaces and facility expansion. The modernization project would allow the department to boost enrollment by 40%, from 500 to 700 students, to help meet Iowa’s workforce needs.
University of Northern Iowa campus

UNI ranked second-best regional public university

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.