Feature Story Archive

UNI President Mark A. Nook and Iowa state legislator Gary Mohr tour UNI's ITC.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
UNI advocates for funding for ITC renovation
UNI is seeking $39.7 million from the state legislature for a $43.9 million transformation of the ITC. The project includes an extensive renovation of existing spaces and facility expansion. The modernization project would allow the department to boost enrollment by 40%, from 500 to 700 students, to help meet Iowa’s workforce needs.
University of Northern Iowa campus
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
UNI ranked second-best regional public university
The University of Northern Iowa maintained its rank as the second-best regional public university in the "Best Regional Universities (Midwest)" category for the 18th consecutive year in the recently released 2020 U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2020” report.
University of Northern Iowa campus
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
UNI recognized for student-learning assessment
The University of Northern Iowa was one of only seven colleges in the country this year to receive the Excellence in Assessment designation in recognition of its continual efforts to ensure the education it provides sets students up for success.
Students walk on the University of Northern Iowa campus.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
UNI reports fall enrollment, student success trends
In its official census day headcount, the University of Northern Iowa reported a total student population of 10,497, as well as a marked increase in a number of important areas including a record high four-year graduation rate.
University of Northern Iowa campus
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
UNI recognized as leader in reducing student debt
After a decade of helping students increase their financial literacy and lower their levels of student-loan debt, the University of Northern Iowa has been recognized as having one of the lowest student-indebtedness averages in the nation.
University of Northern Iowa senior Mollie Sherman.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
UNI senior returns from a life-changing summer
During an eight-week internship at Boston University this summer, senior Mollie Sherman saw all sides of medicine – the thrilling successes and the anguishing defeats. And it gave her the confidence to pursue a goal she had been told she could never accomplish.
A University of Northern Iowa student welds a sculpture at the Public Art Incubator.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Sculpting the future of public art
UNI's Public Art Incubator recently completed its largest project to date, and the experience is setting students up for future success.
University of Northern Iowa President Mark A. Nook addresses faculty and staff about the university's recruitment strategy.
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
UNI President outlines vision for university's future
UNI President Mark A. Nook’s address before faculty and staff outlined key strategic initiatives and investments the campus will be implementing over the next fiscal year to help attract more students while equipping those students for success beyond UNI.