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Friday, December 20, 2019
The Yager Exemplary Teaching Recognition Award, established by the Robert and Phyllis Yager Education Fund for Excellence, recently recognized two University of Northern Iowa alumni with awards.
Thursday, December 19, 2019
The University of Northern Iowa was recently ranked at the top of the annual Best College Food in Iowa by for the fourth time in five years (2016, 2018, 2019, 2020,) to go along with a national rank of No. 38 out of 1,385 traditional four-year colleges and universities.
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
For the third time in eight years, the University of Northern Iowa chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has been recognized as a top-tier institution by the SPS National Office. UNI SPS won an Outstanding Chapter Award, a designation the SPS gives to fewer than 15% of all SPS chapters at colleges and universities in the U.S. and internationally.
Thursday, December 12, 2019
University of Northern Iowa is one of the nation's most outstanding business schools, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company profiles the school in its recently reported list, "Best Business Schools for 2020." 
Friday, December 6, 2019
  The University of Northern Iowa has created a new position within the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice as part of an institutional effort to better retain, recruit and serve students of color. The position, retention and mentoring coordinator, was filled by Dacia Carter, who will develop and expand programs designed to mentor and serve underrepresented students on campus.
Thursday, December 5, 2019
The University of Northern Iowa’s New Horizons Band will perform a winter concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 16, in the Great Hall of the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center on the UNI campus.  The band will present a variety of musical selections including a special performance with members of the UNI Trombone studio, and a variety of other band favorites. Join us in the Gallagher lobby, before the concert, with music provided by UNI School of Music students.  
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will present a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) group exhibition Dec. 5-19. The Gallery doors will open and an opening reception will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 5, in the south lobby of the Kamerick Art Building.
Monday, December 2, 2019
University of Northern Iowa’s team of five students was named as one of nine regional winners of Deloitte FanTAXtic, Deloitte’s student Tax Case Study Competition. Nearly 60 teams representing more than 40 colleges and universities participated in the regional event from Nov. 7-8, held at 13 Deloitte offices across the U.S. 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
University of Northern Iowa Athletics Director David Harris has signed an extension to his contract with the university, committing to more than five additional years with the Panthers. Harris, who was officially named director of intercollegiate athletics in February 2016, will continue to lead the division through June 2025.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
  Drew Foster’s time at the University of Northern Iowa will wind down with student teaching, a chance at cracking the U.S. wrestling team and a trip to the White House to meet President Trump on Friday. Foster is the reigning 184-pound Division I wrestling champion and set to graduate from UNI this December. He, along with the other nine national champions, were invited to the nation’s capital to meet the president. It will be Foster’s first visit to Washington, D.C.