Feature Story Archive
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
UNI students help spread the joys of art
UNI art education majors are helping students paint a mural at the Expo Alternative Learning Center in Waterloo, gaining experience for their future careers while giving voice to a small population of students who may not have the chance to otherwise.