Feature Story Archive

UNI junior graphic design major Roshan Subba
Thursday, April 22, 2021
A portrait of life in the pandemic
From the time he arrived in Iowa at age 9 from a refugee camp in Nepal, Rosha Subba knew he wanted to create art. Now the senior graphic design major has an exhibit in downtown Waterloo.
NBA coach and UNI alum Nick Nurse
Thursday, April 22, 2021
NBA coach Nick Nurse, a UNI alum, headlines Sunday virtual event
Toronto Raptors head coach and UNI alum Nick Nurse will discuss his rural Iowa upbringing, how he transitioned to find success throughout his career and the use of data analytics to drive decisions in the NBA.
Rod Library
Thursday, April 22, 2021
UNI ScholarWorks surpasses two million downloads
The public repository of the university’s research and publication output has seen demand skyrocket, as researchers and students around the globe have turned to its vast trove of research papers, dissertations and historical archives.
Student Leadership Awards
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Annual Student Leadership Awards honors campus leaders
In the face of unprecedented challenges, UNI students stepped up to support the campus community throughout the academic year. In its second virtual ceremony, the annual Student Leadership Awards honors the students who have gone above and beyond.
Sen. Joni Ernst visits UNI-CUE.
Thursday, April 15, 2021
UNI-CUE gets a visit from a U.S. senator
Sen. Joni Ernst got a firsthand look at the ways UNI’s Center for Urban Education and the TRIO programs are helping low-income and first-generation students access and succeed in higher education.
Senior elementary education major Marisa Jane gets a COVID-19 vaccine.
Thursday, April 15, 2021
First COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic on campus a success
Senior elementary education major Marisa Jane is one of more than 270 faculty, staff and students who got the COVID-19 vaccination in an on-campus clinic Wednesday. In all, more than 1,100 people are expected to be vaccinated at UNI this week, an important step as the campus moves forward towards a more normal fall semester.
Sisters Angela and Gina Weekley.
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Defying the odds and achieving their dreams
The Weekley siblings say UNI-CUE’s TRIO program helped provide them a path to college that had been unimaginable for their parents. Now grown, they’ve become local leaders, community pillars and are helping the next generation find their way.
UNI students Brianna Nash and Audrey Dillavou speak with Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst.
Thursday, April 15, 2021
For these first-generation college students, UNI-CUE made all the difference
First generation college students Brianna Nash and Audrey Dillavou found the confidence to pursue a college education through the UNI-CUE’s Classic Upward Bound program, and made connections that are blossoming into lifelong friendships.
Playing guitar
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
New film by UNI professor explores life and work of local musician
Overlooked cultural treasures in Waterloo take the spotlight in UNI Associate Professor of Digital Media Francesca Soans’ new documentary. “Getting That Note Out,” follows a local blues musician, and tells a universal story, about an artist reconnecting with her art, through a local lens.
UNI Assistant Director of Campus Services Brian Hadley showcases an ash tree trunk ravaged by the Emerald ash borer.
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Rising from the ashes
UNI campus crews are working to manage the campus ash tree population in a fight with the invasive emerald ash borer. And while hundreds of trees have been removed, new ones are being planted every year that will usher in a new era of biodiversity for UNI.