Feature Story Archive

UNI Day at the Capitol
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
UNI's impact highlighted at Day at the Capitol
TC and TK briefly took to the floor of the Iowa State House Monday as the University of Northern Iowa hosted UNI Day at the Capitol, an annual event highlighting UNI’s impact across the state by showcasing its programs, services, students and alumni.
UNI professor wants to rethink grades.
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
5 questions with UNI professor Matt Townsley
Matt Townsley wants to see an education revolution. In this conversation, he outlines his case for why schools should rethink the way they think about grades and learning.
Pictured above, from left: Cole’s father (“Daddy Cornstar”), Cole and his younger brother, Cooper. (Photo by Stalzer Photography
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
UNI alum's path from corn farmer to YouTube star
This UNI graduate turned a passion for agriculture into a popular YouTube channel that’s gaining thousands of subscribers every day.
University of Northern Iowa graduate student Phales Milimo, of the women's and gender studies program.
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
UNI student seeks to bridge the healthcare gender gap
Phales Milimo witnessed stark displays of poverty and healthcare inequalities for women in her home country of Zambia. Now, she's tackling those issues in her studies at UNI.
UNI students compete in tax competition.
Friday, February 7, 2020
UNI accounting team places second at national competition
A team of UNI accounting students put their business education into practice, outpacing nearly 60 teams from 40 universities to take second place at a national tax competition.
Women in World War I.
Friday, February 7, 2020
UNI lecture examines the women of World War I
The roles women played in one of the largest and deadliest conflicts in human history were highlighted recently in a lecture from a UNI history professor.
Caucus at UNI.
Friday, February 7, 2020
Caucuses cause chaos, opportunities for UNI professors
The Iowa caucuses come every four years and with them an intense media focus that upends the lives of at least two UNI professors. Nearly 2,000 reporters were expected to be in Iowa to cover the caucuses and no small number turned to Donna Hoffman and her political science colleague Chris Larimer for help.
UNI students kick-off Black History Month.
Friday, February 7, 2020
UNI student organization celebrates Black History Month
The UNI Black Student Union launched a celebration Monday of Black History Month with a kick-off ceremony at the Maucker Union, the first of a month-long series of events to showcase African American culture and provide the campus and community with a glimpse into the unique challenges minority students experience in higher education.
Black History Month at UNI
Friday, January 31, 2020
Celebrate Black History Month at UNI
In celebration of Black History Month, the Black Student Union of the University of Northern Iowa will host a month-long series of events to showcase African American culture and provide the campus and community with a glimpse into the unique challenges minority students experience in higher education.
Retiring UNI professor Gloria Kirkland-Holmes.
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Retiring UNI professor leaves legacy of literacy and leadership
Gloria Kirkland-Holmes overcame discrimination and self-doubt to become a valued member of the UNI community, launching a number of on-campus initiatives to promote diversity in her 41-year career at the university.