Feature Story Archive

UNI campus
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
A new online degree option for postsecondary education
A new online option for the Master of Arts (MA) degree in postsecondary education: student affairs will deliver the same high-quality curriculum taught by the same dedicated faculty, with the added flexibility of an online format.
UNI professor Samantha Gross and student Ryan Jones
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
UNI professor and student create mural that brightens West Des Moines bike paths
Art professor Samantha Goss and art education senior Ryan Jones completed a mural along the West Des Moines bike paths that both celebrated Iowa’s native plants and provided a valuable experience for Jones to carry into his teaching career.
UNI President Mark A. Nook
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Cedar Valley Degree Links partnership to provide accelerated degree options for Waterloo students
Waterloo high school students will be able to earn multiple degrees in just four years while paying only two years of tuition thanks to a new partnership between the University of Northern Iowa, Hawkeye Community College and the Waterloo Community School District.
UNI campus
Thursday, June 3, 2021
Re-examining history
UNI history professor Barbara Cutter has received national media attention for her research on recontextualizing the history behind a Massachusetts sculpture of Hannah Duston, a 17th century English colonist who murdered 10 Native Americans, including two women and six children.
UNI campus
Thursday, June 3, 2021
Art professor creates a more inclusive reality
Growing up in a small town in Alabama, UNI professor and art department head Jeffery Byrd dreamed of a world that would be more accepting of his LGBTQ identity. At UNI, he made that dream a reality, co-founding UNI’s first LGBTQ studies course and acting as a role model for LGBTQ students — while building community and finding love in the process.
Members of Green Iowa AmeriCorps take a water sample.
Thursday, June 3, 2021
AmeriCorps environmental program at UNI continues to grow
UNI’s Green Iowa AmeriCorps program recently received a $1.1 million federal grant that will fund thousands of statewide community environmental service projects. The three-year grant will support 114 service members who will partner with 24 organizations across Iowa to carry out projects in residential energy efficiency, environmental education, land restoration and water quality.
A veteran places a flag on Memorial Day.
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
UNI and Cedar Valley community honors fallen veterans for 2021 Memorial Day
For the first time since the pandemic began, UNI veterans, students, faculty and staff joined Black Hawk County Veteran Affairs and others in the Cedar Valley to honor fallen service members by placing flags at the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Waterloo on a rainy Memorial Day weekend.
UNI campus
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
UNI director honored for statewide impact
As director of UNI’s Institute for Decision Making, Drew Conrad helps organizations and communities build better futures through informed decision making. His work was recently recognized when he received the Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI) Leadership for Iowa award, but making impactful change has been a lifelong passion for the UNI alum and Washburn native.
Chiquita Loveless
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Continuing the work
Starting next week, Chiquita Loveless will step in as UNI’s interim director of Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice, bringing not only the experience from her award-winning work with UNI veterans, but also 23 years of experience with diversity issues in the Navy.