Feature Story Archive

University of Northern Iowa campus
Thursday, October 24, 2019
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.
UNI students research swallowing disorders.
Thursday, October 24, 2019
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 backup quarterback Christian Ellsworth.
Thursday, October 24, 2019
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.
Monarch butterflies
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
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 associate professor Nicole Skaar
Thursday, October 10, 2019
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 paint a mural at Expo High School.
Thursday, October 10, 2019
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.
UNI President Mark A. Nook speaks with Former First Lady Laura Bush.
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Former First Lady Laura Bush addresses the importance of education at UNI lecture series
Former First Lady of the United States Mrs. Laura Bush addressed the importance of education as well as tackling the challenges facing future generations before a full crowd at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center Wednesday evening as part of the University of Northern Iowa's Joy Cole Corning Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series.