Languages & Communications

Career Readiness flyer, Feb 1, 10 am - 2 pm, Rod Library

Career Readiness

Spring 2022 - Career Readiness: Career Readiness Day prepares students for their future endeavors. Headshots and Resume Reviews by Career Services will be available for all students. Stop by Rod Library February 1st, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome!
Come see IDS project work form every bundle over a decade of coding and creativity. We'll also feature Oculus Rift and more!


Come join IDS celebrate a Decade of Digital Innovation on December 8 from 4-8 p.m. in UNI’s Rod Library. Interactive Digital Studies faculty and students will exhibit project work over the past 10 years. Learn more about the major with exhibits featuring Oculus Rift (Metaverse) demos, deep fakes, geolocation and digital archive projects, visual history timelines, photomontages and animations, and dedicated booths for each of the IDS emphases.   
Associate professor Laura Pitts works with a UNI students.

Giving a voice to those in need

Speech and communication are some of the most basic functions in our everyday lives – and they come so naturally to most, it’s easy to take them for granted. But what if you weren’t able to communicate, or express your thoughts and ideas effectively? It would be frustrating, and even frightening – and that’s an everyday reality for the millions of people living with neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer's and dementia.
UNI professor and linguist Juan Carlos Castillo

Language in the time of COVID

UNI professor and linguist Juan Carlos Castillo has been in love with languages since his childhood growing up in Spain. The pandemic has ushered in a host of new or revived words and phrases from “flattening the curve” to “social distancing” to “coronabeard.” In this conversation, Castillo discusses how new words are born (think the power of Cardi B), the growth of gender-neutral language and how advancements in machine learning are changing how we all communicate. 
Zoom chat

UNI professors talk technology, communication and coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many of us to move our social lives online, which can make a major impact on our real-life relationships. Here, UNI communications faculty Lori Johnson and Sarina Chen join psychology professor Helen Harton to discuss how communication and technology are changing — and changing us — in the era of social distancing.
UNI backup quarterback Christian Ellsworth.

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.