Feature Story Archive

A new partnership between the University of Northern Iowa and Des Moines Area Community College
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
UNI at DMACC: Preparing Iowa's future
A new, flexible degree program between UNI and Des Moines Area Community College will help address the needs of businesses and Iowans with the first public four-year degree offering in the heart of greater Des Moines.
Curris Business Building on UNI campus.
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Sports labor strikes in times of unrest: A conversation with David Surdam
The UNI economics professor discusses the historical precedents for the recent NBA wildcat strike and the effectiveness of athlete protests to drive social change.
UNI instructor Belinda Creighton-Smith
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Making change happen: UNI alum and instructor is a leader on campus and beyond
Belinda Creighton-Smith has overcome unthinkable tragedy to become a leader in the UNI and Cedar Valley communities.
UNI alumnus Pernell Cezar
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
UNI graduate making impact one cup of coffee at a time
Pernell Cezar is enacting social change and supporting underserved communities as co-owner of the first nationwide, Black-owned coffee brand.
UNI languages and literature professor Grant Tracey teaches a class outside.
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
UNI professors bring classes outside to help fight COVID-19
UNI professors took their students outside to provide the safest possible environment for learning.
UNI students wear masks while studying in the Rod Library.
Thursday, August 20, 2020
A new normal as Panthers return
UNI students, faculty and staff shared their thoughts on the first week of classes after five months of learning online.
UNI men's rugby team members help clear debris caused by a derecho storm in Cedar Rapids.
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Students help after Cedar Rapids devastated by storm
As word of the storm’s massive destruction spread, UNI students rushed to help.
Begeman Hall at UNI
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Physics, big data and the quest for a cure
UNI physics students partnered with University of Iowa researchers to study cell repair processes, with potential application to cancer research.
UNI President Mark A. Nook
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
President Nook addresses COVID-19 and diversity concerns in annual address
UNI President Mark A. Nook outlined the university’s approach to making campus a safer and more welcoming place for everyone.
UNI campus
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Language in the time of COVID
UNI professor and linguist Juan Carlos Castillo discusses the pandemic’s effect on language in a conversation about how words are born and change.