Feature Story Archive

Phil Zuhlke Technology & Engineering Education Major and a student worker for Panther Products assembles face shields to donate
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
UNI helps coordinate local PPE production
With face shields made on UNI's 3D printers now in local hospitals and clinics, the university is helping coordinate a volunteer effort to assemble 10,000 more from hospital-supplied parts.
University of Northern Iowa professor of languages and literature Jeffrey Copeland
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
5 questions with Jeffrey Copeland
UNI professor Jeffrey Copeland published his book about the 1924 outbreak of the Black Plague in Los Angeles in 2018. Now, as the coronavirus shakes the foundation of modern life, he discusses the LA outbreak and its startling similarities to COVID-19.
UNI alumna Sheri Greenawald
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
UNI alumna leaves lasting legacy on national opera scene
UNI alumna Sheri Greenawald has traveled the world as an opera singer, gained a reputation as a master vocal instructor and built a national legacy as director of the San Francisco Opera Center. She’s now getting ready to retire at the end of 2020.
UNI graduate student Paige Mathews works in the athletic training area in the Human Performance Center.
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
With state's first master's degree program, UNI athletic training makes big impact
UNI graduate student Paige Mathews will become the first graduate of the first accredited professional master’s degree in athletic training in the state.
UNI leads groundbreaking study on yoga, Tai Chi as trauma therapy.
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
UNI leads groundbreaking study on yoga, Tai Chi as trauma therapy
Trauma-Sensitive Yoga and Chen-Style Tai Chi Practical Method are becoming popular treatments for survivors of trauma. A team of UNI experts are leading a study to figure out why it works.
UNI student Rob Sales, a student entrepreneur, sells his donuts during a basketball game at McLeod Center.
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
UNI student spreads joy one doughnut at a time
UNI student entrepreneur Robert Sales was a fixture this year at the UNI-DOME and McLeod Center, selling his trademark cinnamon-and-sugar doughnuts before social-distancing restrictions in the wake of a COVID-19 pandemic brought food sales to a halt.
UNI moves courses online.
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
IT quickly adapts to soaring demand as classes move online
Take a journey behind the scenes of UNI's abrupt transition to online courses due to the coronavirus with the IT workers who were instrumental in the process.
Visit day at UNI
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
UNI named a top university for transfer students
UNI was the only public university in Iowa named to the Phi Theta Kappa's Transfer Honor Roll, which recognizes excellence in helping community college students successfully transfer.
UNI professor Michael Graziano teaches a class.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
5 Questions with Michael Graziano
UNI professor Michael Graziano is helping local public school teachers navigate religion in the classroom.