Feature Story Archive

UNI campus
Thursday, January 28, 2021
UNI senior tackles educational and racial disparities in national award-winning essay
Alladin Dafalla drew on his experience witnessing education gaps along economic and demographic lines in his native country of Sudan to pen an essay tackling these same issues in the U.S.
UNI alum Kurt Warner
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Cast set as remarkable journey of UNI alum Kurt Warner moves closer to silver screen
The NFL legend who bagged groceries at Hy-Vee before becoming a Superbowl champion will be portrayed by Zachary Levi in an upcoming biopic from a major Hollywood studio.
UNI junior pre-med biology and global health major Mikaela Elenz
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Panthers on the frontlines among first to receive COVID-19 vaccine
Two UNI Panthers are among the first in the state to get vaccinated. Both encourage others to do the same, saying vaccines have provided a ray of hope after a difficult year of illness and uncertainty.
UNI athlete Jessica Heims.
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Local donor supports UNI athlete on her Paralympic journey
UNI track and field athlete and world-recorder holder Jessica Heims is headed to the Paralympic Games in Tokyo. Now her family will now be there to cheer her on thanks to the support of a local donor.
UNI campus
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
A quest for social justice
A new six-week online program from the Office of the Provost that seeks to start a conversation about system racism and activate community change through a curated collection of essays, creative media and presentations. Register for the program online.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Performing on college football’s biggest stage
Twelve members of the Panther Marching Band were part of a virtual performance during halftime of the College Football National Championship.
UNI campus
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Mastering accounting
The UNI College of Business Administration’s growing Masters of Accounting program is giving its graduates the tools to thrive in their professional careers.
UNI campus
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
UNI accounting program giving graduates a head start
The Masters of Accounting program at the College of Business Administration has doubled in size as graduates have utilized its education to thrive in their careers.
The year 2021
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
21 Things Panthers are looking forward to in 2021

With 2020 behind us, 2021 brings the promise of positive change after a year of pandemic. InsideUNI turned to our Instagram followers and professors to learn what they hoped the new year would bring. 

Widespread COVID-19 vaccinations, walking across the McLeod Center graduation stage or getting a first apartment were among them. 

UNI campus
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
A new beginning
After an NFL career that took him to a Super Bowl, UNI alumnus Ryan Hannam leaned on his accounting degree for his next step in life - heading a Cedar Falls financial services firm.