Feature Story Archive

UNI campus
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Atlanta museum turns to UNI alum to help make exhibits engaging
Emily Schroeder ‘19 turned a love of art into a career in museum studies. An increasingly competitive field, the industry is facing new challenges in the wake of COVID-19 — but UNI prepared Schroeder for success.
UNI campus
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Famed actress and theatre alum Phyllis Somerville leaves a legacy
Phyllis Somerville, who died recently at 76, had numerous critically acclaimed roles over her four-decade career, but she never forgot her roots at UNI.
UNI student Tyler Hospodarsky
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
‘Don’t be like me:’ UNI student shares lessons from COVID-19 fight
UNI senior Tyler Hospodarsky survived an eye-opening bout of COVID-19, and he hopes others can learn from his experience and keep the community and campus safe.
UNI student Savannah Scallon
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
UNI student teachers persevere through COVID-19
These four UNI students overcame the obstacles presented by COVID-19 to successfully start their careers as educators.
UNI's Industrial Technology Center
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
$40 million ITC project wins state approval
The state Legislature funded UNI's plans to transform the Industrial Technology Center into a modern facility that trains students to fill jobs in crucial industries facing employment shortfalls.
UNI President Mark A. Nook wears a mask on campus.
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Panthers wear masks - President Nook included
As we prepare to return to campus, wearing masks is one of the most important ways to help keep us safe. UNI President Mark A. Nook explains why he’s wearing one both on and off campus.
UNI campus
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Federal policy reversal a relief for UNI international students
A swift reversal of a controversial federal policy ended days of uncertainty and confusion for UNI international students.
UNI student Abby Weekly
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
UNI biology major finds opportunity in remote research
UNI senior Abby Weekly hopes her research will help the 100 million Americans suffering from hypertension.
UNI AmeriCorps members conduct water quality testing in Cedar Falls.
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
UNI AmeriCorps program combats COVID-19 while fighting for environment
UNI’s Green Iowa Americorps, the largest environmental Americorps project in Iowa, pivoted this summer to include COVID-19 responses to their usual slate of environmental projects.
UNI student Joyce Levingston leads a Black Lives Matter protest.
Thursday, July 9, 2020
‘Blood, sweat and tears’: UNI student helps lead the charge for racial equality
UNI doctoral student Joyce Levingston has helped lead the calls for police reform through local protests.