The University of Northern Iowa just rolled out its new human services major, a completely online program, designed for place-bound students who have already achieved an associate’s degree, that combines curriculum from UNI’s five already-established human-services oriented majors — family services, gerontology, psychology, social work and sociology — to create a flexible and dynamic learning experience for students who are unable to attend in-person classes.
The historic Nielsen Field House was rededicated last month in a ceremony that featured Sen. Chuck Grassley, a performance by the Panther Marching Band and a celebration of the value of the two programs that call the field house home - UNI’s Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) and Child Development Center.
In a study published this week in the prestigious journal Nature Medicine, University of Northern Iowa researchers examine COVID-19’s impact on Indigenous populations in the Arctic and how it could be crucial to addressing the pandemic both today and in future epidemics.
A landmark program led by UNI professor Nicole Skaar could serve as a national model to help increase student access to mental health services, particularly in rural areas. Skaar, coordinator of UNI’s school psychology program, recently shared her insights at a virtual Congressional briefing.