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Wednesday, December 9, 2020
UNI NEWS SERVICES – Two spaces within the University of Northern Iowa’s Van G. Miller Family Charitable Foundation Meeting Room will be named in recognition of donors who have greatly impacted UNI Athletics. The TrueNorth Companies Offensive Meeting Room and the Donna and Eldred Harman Defensive Meeting Room will complete the football team meeting room suite. Construction of the suite is set to begin this winter and be completed in the fall of 2021. 
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
2020 brought plenty to be angry about. There’s been a global pandemic, a national reckoning with racial injustice, an economic crisis and a presidential election - all of it debated each day on social media. But UNI education professor Suzanne Freedman, who has specialized in forgiveness research over nearly three decades and teaches a course on the subject, said now may be a good time to remember the benefits of forgiveness, empathy and understanding.  
Thursday, November 5, 2020
The UNI Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders has welcomed a new addition to their department: baby “Paul.” Weighing just under two and a half pounds, “Paul” is a preterm infant born at 27 weeks. He has a pulse, real hair, and can breathe and cry. Paul is not a real infant, though, but rather a top-of-the-line high emotion simulator that students in the department will soon begin using for classwork.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
UNI NEWS SERVICES - As if 2020 hasn’t been strange enough, this Halloween will feature an unusual celestial treat - the first worldwide blue moon in 76 years.   While a Halloween blue moon comes once about every 19 years to specific time zones (the Midwest last saw one in 2000), the last truly global blue moon was in 1944, according to the Farmer’s Almanac. If the weather cooperates on Oct. 31, Iowa trick-or-treaters will be able to gather candy under the pale light of a rare moon. 
Monday, October 26, 2020
UNI NEWS SERVICES - The University of Northern Iowa Graduate College is unveiling a new scholarship that will support graduate students from underrepresented backgrounds who are committed to diversity and inclusion initiatives, especially in their field of study. The Diversity Advancement Award will award up to two recipients with a full tuition scholarship for the 2021-22 academic year, a full-time graduate assistantship and $1,500 to cover mandatory student fees and assist the student’s transition to graduate school.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
UNI NEWS SERVICES – Robert Sales is no stranger to the limelight at the University of Northern Iowa. The Communication major was a fixture at UNI Panther football and basketball games selling doughnuts from his year-round concession stand, Rob’s Mini Donuts and in the halls mentoring other entrepreneurial students in the UNI John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (UNI JPEC). 
Monday, October 19, 2020
While Panthers have done a great job of working together to slow the spread of COVID-19, case levels nationally are expected to begin rising as we enter the fall and winter months. Having a frank conversation about safety precautions is a good way to ensure that everyone in your residence, whether on or off campus, stays safe.  We reached out to some UNI public health students to ask how they’ve handled it.
Monday, October 12, 2020
UNI NEWS SERVICES – The University of Northern Iowa welcomes the community to a virtual discussion that will explore the intersections of race, social justice and policing in the United States and Cedar Valley. 
Monday, October 12, 2020
UNI NEWS SERVICES - The University of Northern Iowa announced today that it is deepening its partnership with the Meskwaki Nation by creating new scholarships, reinstating a summer school program and jointly developing a statement acknowledging that the university campus sits on the traditional homeland of the Meskwaki and other Indigenous peoples.
Thursday, October 8, 2020
UNI NEWS SERVICES - UNI’s Strategic Marketing Services and the Institute for Decision Making is partnering with United Ways of Iowa to launch a survey aimed at better understanding the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on individual Iowa households.