Languages & Communications

Ben Hagarty speaking at Fast Forward

Fast Forward at UNI ignites interest in digital media careers

Nearly every year since 2005, UNI graduates have given back to the next generation of media professionals by being a part of Fast Forward Digital Media Workshop.
Pat Blank and Bob Dorr holding up Department of Communication and Media Hall of Fame awards

UNI Department of Communication and Media inducts inaugural Hall of Fame honorees

UNI’s Department of Communication and Media has inducted the first members into its Hall of Fame, welcoming Pat Blank and Bob Dorr.
Cedar Valley Youth Poet Laureate

North American Review launches Cedar Valley Youth Poet Laureate program

The North American Review literary magazine, housed on the UNI campus, is excited to announce the launch of the Cedar Valley Youth Poet Laureate program.
College students in a classroom

Grant from U.S. Department of Education helps address shortage of English as a Second Language teachers

As part of a grant of almost $1.5 million awarded to the University of Northern Iowa’s Department of Languages & Literatures, a new cohort of 15 graduate students have begun working toward their English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsement or master of arts in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL).
Ben Hagarty holding a camera

UNI’s Fast Forward Digital Media Workshop returns Oct. 27

UNI’s Fast Forward Digital Media Workshop returns Oct. 27 for expert media panels and demonstrations. 
Juan Carlos Castillo writing in Spanish on a white board

Heritage speakers learn the art of translation

Students in Juan Carlos Castillo's Translation for Heritage Speakers class get a taste of what translation can look like in the real world.
Jake Volk standing in the library

English graduate student combines his design, teaching, and academic skills in North American Review fellowship

Graduate Student Jake Volk works with the North American Review to help sustain the legacy and forward-looking nature of America's oldest literary magazine. 
McKenna Mitchell in Spain

UNI alum will teach in Spain through Fulbright Program

For McKenna Mitchell, putting her UNI TESOL teaching degree to use in Spain is a dream come true. It's a dream made possible by the Fulbright Program.