Languages & Communications

Students in UNIs Culture and Intensive English Program

Fulbright scholars get immersive cultural and English learning experience at UNI

From mid-March to July, UNI's Culture and Intensive English Program hosted nine Fulbright scholars from six countries in their immersive education program.
Lang Hall

Languages & Literatures students experience the thrill of publishing

Creative writing and professional writing students have recently experienced the incomparable thrill of publishing, both in digital and print formats.
Students from UMM

Partnership between UNI and university in Yucatán, Mexico benefits students

By creating a pathway for language exchange and study abroad opportunities, the partnership between UNI and a university in Yucatán, Mexico, is thriving.
Spanish for heritage speakers class

Students find community in class created for heritage Spanish speakers

For students who speak the language at home, ordinary Spanish classes aren't the best fit. This is exactly why UNI has a class designed for heritage speakers.
Nixson Benitez

NI’s first Latino executive editor wins Newman Civic Fellowship

UNI junior Nixson Benitez, who is known for being NI's executive editor and the creator of a Spanish-language column, is a 2022 Newman Civic Fellow!
Nikki harken

Featuring our Faculty: Nikki Harken

Putting students first is key for Nikki Harken. For nearly 20 years, Nikki has been an advocate, friend and mentor for her students as an instructor of communication studies, and as director of internships for the Department of Communication and Media. “My focus has always been on students,” she said. “I believe we should make all decisions based on what is good for them, which doesn't mean popular or easy, but what will help them in the long run.” 
comm and media students

UNI Communication & Media Department Announces Redesigned Master’s Degree and Certificate Programs

The University of Northern Iowa Department of Communication and Media announced today its newly redesigned Master of Arts (MA) degree.
NAR cover

All-women team produces the North American Review for the first time in its history

Those outside the field of literature may not know, but The North American Review, America’s oldest literary magazine, is housed right here at UNI. The magazine is over 200 years old, living a varied and colorful life — featuring work by presidents, famous poets, artists, as well as notable prose writers of the nonfiction and fiction types. One thing it has never done though, is feature women as its production team from end to end. Til the Fall 2021 issue, that is.