Feature Story Archive

UNI women's rugby team
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Championship bound
The UNI women’s rugby club team has overcome COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, practice-field uncertainty and faster, downsized play to reach the Collegiate Rugby Championship games this weekend in New Orleans, forging everlasting friendships along the way.
COVID-19 vaccine
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
When the return to “normal” doesn’t quite feel that way
Almost half of all adults in the U.S. are now fully vaccinated, but for them the return to normal may not feel as they expected it to. UNI psychology professor Nicholas Schwab says it’s important we all be understanding of each other and the anxiety some feel with the return to pre-pandemic life.
UNI campus
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Creating circles to heal
Art instructor Angela Waseskuk personal experience with racial prejudice has motivated her work as an advocate for social justice issues. Her latest project seeks to help Cedar Valley residents listen to each other’s stories.
UNI campus
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Love of language leads UNI alum to the top
Jeff Mochal planned to become a teacher, but at UNI discovered his passion was for language and storytelling. His path since has taken him to McDonald’s Corp, where he helped create and lead the ‘I’m Lovin’ It!’ campaign and now MGM Resorts International, where he oversees communications for the global Fortune 500 company.
An art exhibit at the Cedar Valley Illuminate Arts and Light Festival
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Projection art festival lights up College Hill
Dazzling light shows, interactive video projections and audio feedback loops dotted the College Hill area last weekend with the debut of UNI's first-ever Cedar Valley Illuminate Art and Light Festival. The projection art showcase featured 15 installations from local artists, students and community organizations conceived around a theme of promoting social justice and societal change.
UNI campus
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
UNI grad never gave up
Running past bullets and crossing oceans to escape genocide in her home country, Ariane Hakizimana grew up in survival mode. But at UNI, she found a supportive community that helped give her the skills to thrive — and keep fighting for her goal of helping others.
UNI campus
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
UNI grad beats the odds and rare condition to graduate
Born with a rare ailment known as EA-TEF, Sarah Boury is believed to be the first person to graduate from college while deaf (using one cochlear implant), having only one lung, sustaining herself through a tube-feeding system and enduring numerous surgeries. “I want to help others,” she said, crediting her family and UNI for her exceptional success.
UNI campus
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
New festival to illuminate local artists
The inaugural Cedar Valley Illuminate Art and Light Festival will debut this weekend at College Hill and the Hearst Center for the Arts, featuring interactive art installations showcasing an array of mediums, including video, music, light projection and performance art.
UNI campus
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
5 questions on the COVID-19 vaccine
With more than 115 million Americans now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the focus has shifted to people who are hesitant or undecided. Inside UNI talked to UNI biology professor Dave McClenahan, an immunologist who studies infectious disease, about why nearly everyone should be fully vaccinated.