Feature Story Archive

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.
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.