Human & Social Services

University of Northern Iowa professor of languages and literature Jeffrey Copeland

5 questions with Jeffrey Copeland

A deadly outbreak without a cure. Local governments urging residents to stay inside and avoid other people. Medical professionals on the frontlines trying to halt the rapid spread of an infectious disease. It’s not COVID-19, but the 1924 outbreak of the Black Plague in Los Angeles.
UNI associate professor of school psychology Nicole Skaar.

New UNI program addresses urgent need for school psychologists

A new program from the University of Northern Iowa and Green Hills Area Education Agency will help increase student access to mental health services in high-need, rural areas of western Iowa currently struggling to hire school psychologists. 
UNI associate professor Nicole Skaar

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.
Tallgrass prairie center

Geography faculty awarded grants

UNI graduate faculty awarded grants that aid in graduate student research opportunities.
University of Northern Iowa students excavate a part of campus for an archaeology class.

The search for Central Hall continues

UNI students will once again search for the remains of the oldest building on campus. This may seem a bit abstract, but please consider this: The grounds of the University of Northern Iowa are like a Jell-O salad.