Feature Story Archive

UNI President Mark A. Nook signs an agreement with DMACC.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
UNI and DMACC partner to offer bachelor’s degree program in Des Moines

The University of Northern Iowa (UNI) and Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) are entering into a new partnership that will provide DMACC students with a streamlined pathway to a four-year degree - all while benefiting from the convenience of the Des Moines location.

University of Northern Iowa campus
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Finance competitions help students look at real-world scenarios
Stock pitch competitions are giving UNI business students a chance to take what they learn in the classroom and apply it to real-world financial scenarios. And they win some prize money along the way.
Ice in the Arctic
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Adapting to a changing Arctic

Perched near the top of the world on the cusp of the Arctic Circle, the coastal indigenous communities around the Bering Sea exist at the intersection of the modern and ancient worlds.

In many ways, life for these Russian and Alaskan villages has completely changed. Snowmobiles and motor boats have replaced dog sleds and kayaks. Tents and yurts have transformed into houses made from modern materials. People own guns and buy gas.

UNI's voter turnout campaign.
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
UNI notches top voter turnout in Iowa public universities
The University of Northern Iowa posted the highest voter turnout of any public university in the state in 2018, validating a concerted effort by faculty and students to increase turnout on campus.
UNI alumna Christine Stewart
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Pushing an appreciation of prose
UNI alumna Christine Stewart is on a mission to spread to enjoyment of poetry as the new poet laureate of South Dakota.
University of Northern Iowa campus
Thursday, October 24, 2019
A sibling journey: Three-fourths of quadruplets find success at UNIBusiness
Luma, Al Faisal and Abdallah Yasin make up three-fourths of a set of quadruplets from Jordan who have thrived within the College of Business Administration's curriculum and opportunities, despite some initial challenges.
UNI students research swallowing disorders.
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Making it easier to swallow
Swallowing can be something we take for granted. We do it without thought. But for someone suffering from dysphagia, which is the medical term for a difficulty with swallowing, this seemingly simple task is actually an intricate dance between the many nerves and muscles that coordinate eating and breathing. A misstep can be the difference between life and death. For these individuals, UNI is there to help.
UNI backup quarterback Christian Ellsworth.
Thursday, October 24, 2019
UNI quarterback joins NCAA huddle to represent students nationwide
UNI backup quarterback Christian Ellsworth will help influence the decisions that affect about 15,000 student-athletes nationwide as part of the NCAA's Division I Football Oversight Committee.
Monarch butterflies
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
UNI students help document a natural phenomenon
The once mighty migration of monarch butterflies is in a climate-change-fueled decline, but UNI students are helping collect data that suggests a positive change might be on the horizon.
UNI associate professor Nicole Skaar
Thursday, October 10, 2019
UNI school psychologists changing systems and building communities
Mental health issues are on the rise in Iowa schools, but the school psychologists to help combat this trend are in short supply. UNI's School Psychology Program is the only state accepting students and helping meet these needs, and one of its associate professors was recently recognized for her work in the field.