Feature Story Archive

University of Northern Iowa campus
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Deloitte tax competition presents real-world scenarios
UNI’s team of five students was named as one of nine regional winners of Deloitte FanTAXtic, Deloitte’s student Tax Case Study Competition. Nearly 60 teams representing more than 40 colleges and universities participated in the regional event across the U.S.
UNI outlines academic positioning.
Thursday, November 21, 2019
UNI re-imagining its academic future
To respond to the shifting landscape of workforce demand, UNI is for the first time in more than 40 years examining its structure and curriculum in the interest of making potentially substantial changes to the courses and programs it offers students.
Dave and Karen Takes
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Cedar Falls couple give $10 million to the University of Northern Iowa
The gift from David and Karen Takes will help fund support for UNIBusiness students and the college's mascot program, as well as future capital projects.
University of Northern Iowa campus
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
A UNI accounting degree can take you anywhere, including the FBI
UNI accounting alumnus and FBI agent Scott Irwin returned to campus to discuss his career path with students, share crime-solving stories and detail the many directions an accounting degree from UNI can take graduates.
UNI student Madison Miller works with a child in speech therapy.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Coming back from the unknown
Anti-NMDAR encephalitis is a neurological autoimmune disease that can cause hallucinations, memory loss and even death — but it hasn’t stopped this UNI student from remembering where she’s going.
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.