Feature Story Archive

UNI associate professor Nicole Skaar
Thursday, October 10, 2019
UNI school psychologists changing systems and building communities
Mental health issues are on the rise in Iowa schools, but the school psychologists to help combat this trend are in short supply. UNI's School Psychology Program is the only state accepting students and helping meet these needs, and one of its associate professors was recently recognized for her work in the field.
UNI students help paint a mural at Expo High School.
Thursday, October 10, 2019
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.
UNI President Mark A. Nook speaks with Former First Lady Laura Bush.
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Former First Lady Laura Bush addresses the importance of education at UNI lecture series
Former First Lady of the United States Mrs. Laura Bush addressed the importance of education as well as tackling the challenges facing future generations before a full crowd at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center Wednesday evening as part of the University of Northern Iowa's Joy Cole Corning Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series.
UNI students instruct elementary students.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
UNI and AASCU lead national effort on educator preparation
In September, the UNI and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), a leading national higher education association based in Washington, D.C., released a comprehensive policy framework to revitalize the federal government’s role in educator preparation. The UNI-AASCU collaboration has been named the Project to Revitalize the Educator Preparation in America, or PREP America, in recognition of the need to develop new, meaningful solutions to longstanding challenges confronting America’s educators.
UNI students instruct elementary students in literacy.
Thursday, September 26, 2019
UNI program equips students with skills to tackle literacy issues
UNI students are again heading into local classrooms to help instruct students struggling with literacy. The class s a unique combination of university lectures, hands-on experience and community service.