Feature Story Archive

UNI's Cyber Defense team
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
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.
Theatre UNI performs Cabaret.
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
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.

University of Northern Iowa campus
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Deloitte tax competition presents real-world scenarios
UNI’s team of five students was named as one of nine regional winners of Deloitte FanTAXtic, Deloitte’s student Tax Case Study Competition. Nearly 60 teams representing more than 40 colleges and universities participated in the regional event across the U.S.
UNI outlines academic positioning.
Thursday, November 21, 2019
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
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
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.
University of Northern Iowa campus
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
A UNI accounting degree can take you anywhere, including the FBI
UNI accounting alumnus and FBI agent Scott Irwin returned to campus to discuss his career path with students, share crime-solving stories and detail the many directions an accounting degree from UNI can take graduates.
UNI student Madison Miller works with a child in speech therapy.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Coming back from the unknown
Anti-NMDAR encephalitis is a neurological autoimmune disease that can cause hallucinations, memory loss and even death — but it hasn’t stopped this UNI student from remembering where she’s going.
UNI President Mark A. Nook signs an agreement with DMACC.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
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.