Feature Story Archive

UNI chemistry instructor Brittany Flokstra
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
What's on my desk? UNI chemistry instructor Brittany Flokstra
We’ve asked UNI chemistry instructor Brittany Flokstra - an expert on both weapons-grade chemicals and the works of Joss Whedon - to show off the objects on her desk.
The novel coronavirus
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Risk remains low, but UNI prepares for coronavirus
UNI officials at all levels have been putting in long days in recent weeks to keep abreast of developments and ensure the campus is prepared for the potential spread of the coronavirus, which so far poses a low public health risk level.
UNI professor Doug Mupasiri
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
5 questions with UNI professor Doug Mupasiri
In this conversation, UNI professor Doug Mupasiri talks about why minorities are underrepresented in STEM, what UNI is doing to address the issue and the societal value in ensuring these fields are more diverse.
Alan Sweeney, director of facilities and exhibits at the Grout Museum.
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
UNI professor, an expert on women's suffrage, loans collection of artifacts to museum exhibit
The struggle for women's right to vote is the focus of a new exhibit hosted by the Grout Museum that features items on loan from the personal collection of UNI Professor Catherine Palczewski.
Steve, the American alligator that lives on the University of Northern Iowa's campus.
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Meet the alligators of UNI
Since arriving on campus in 2005 as an 8-inch baby, Steve, an American alligator living in McCollum Science Hall, has become the unofficial mascot of the biology department and an attraction for students and visitors.
Erin Brockovich speaks at the University of Northern Iowa.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
An interview with Erin Brockovich
Prior to her lecture at UNI, Erin Brockovich spoke to Inside UNI about her lifelong fight for environmental causes, her struggles with dyslexia and her advice for UNI students looking to make their own mark on the world.
University of Northern Iowa alumnus David Schmitz.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
5 Questions with UNI alum David Schmitz
David Schmitz ‘06 is proof that art can change lives. His passion for the arts has led him to the top job at the Iowa Arts Council, where he will begin promoting art across Iowa next month.