Feature Story Archive

UNI President Mark A. Nook speaks with Former First Lady Laura Bush.
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Former First Lady Laura Bush addresses the importance of education at UNI lecture series
Former First Lady of the United States Mrs. Laura Bush addressed the importance of education as well as tackling the challenges facing future generations before a full crowd at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center Wednesday evening as part of the University of Northern Iowa's Joy Cole Corning Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series.
UNI students instruct elementary students.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
UNI and AASCU lead national effort on educator preparation
In September, the UNI and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), a leading national higher education association based in Washington, D.C., released a comprehensive policy framework to revitalize the federal government’s role in educator preparation. The UNI-AASCU collaboration has been named the Project to Revitalize the Educator Preparation in America, or PREP America, in recognition of the need to develop new, meaningful solutions to longstanding challenges confronting America’s educators.
UNI students instruct elementary students in literacy.
Thursday, September 26, 2019
UNI program equips students with skills to tackle literacy issues
UNI students are again heading into local classrooms to help instruct students struggling with literacy. The class s a unique combination of university lectures, hands-on experience and community service.
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 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.