On Tuesday, a half-day of campus listening sessions to help develop a planned mission stewardship statement acknowledging UNI’s presence on Indigenous land was capped by a presentation and dance performance by Larry Yazzie, a renowned Meskwaki fancy dancer, in the Strayer-Wood Theatre.
More than 3,000 students returned to campus housing this week, ready to start the fall semester. On Thursday, brand-new Panthers could be seen pushing in carts of belongings with their parents across campus. Some carried in a pet fish or even pool noodles to make bunk beds more comfortable.
As a first-generation college graduate whose unexpected path led from Chicago’s rough Southwest Side to a career in science and academia, UNI’s new Provost Jose Herrera understands the power of small changes to transform lives.
Four local students were the inaugural recipients of a new scholarship from UNI-CUE. The scholarship can be renewed each year and will provide $2,000 per semester for the students, who were part of UNI’s TRiO programs, to pursue their higher education dreams.
The estimated 10,000 cyclists pedaling into Waterloo today are rolling under a whimsical passage built from bicycle parts. It’s the latest piece of public art from Victoria Reed (‘10) an accomplished sculptor who has public art installations throughout Iowa. This one will be moved onto the city’s bike trails after RAGBRAI ends.
UNI senior Aaron Brown is already weighing three job offers - and he won’t even graduate until December. The construction management major is part of a Panther program that has doubled in size over the last five years as industry demand accelerated. UNI is the only university in Iowa that offers a four-year construction management degree.
Jess Cruz, outreach educator and exhibit preparator for the UNI Museum, doesn’t just help prepare students for careers in museum studies through her work. As a proud Hispanic and bisexual woman, Cruz also serves as an advocate for students across campus.