College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences Stories & News

Vince Gotera

Gov. Kim Reynolds appoints UNI Professor Vince Gotera as Iowa Poet Laureate

Gov. Kim Reynolds has appointed UNI’s Vince Gotera, professor in the Department of Languages & Literatures, to serve a two-year term as Iowa Poet Laureate.
UNI Student teaching 3 young children sitting down

Leading The Way In Language

In the state of Iowa, English learners (those whose first language is something other than English) are among the fastest-growing populations in our schools, according to the Iowa Department of Education. With an increase of nearly 60% in the past decade, all Iowa districts need to be prepared to serve English learners, including immigrant children and youth.
Students standing in front of a white frozen waterfall

Students experience breathtaking sights of Iceland during study abroad

For most students, winter break is a chance to relax, catch up with family and indulge in tasty holiday treats, but for 17 UNI students, winter break meant escaping to one of the most interesting and beautiful countries in the world – Iceland.
Math alum Calvin Irons sitting at desk

Making math count

Did you know that modern GPS is based on the mathematical concept of degrees, which dates back to the ancient Babylonians? UNI alumnus Calvin Irons knows all about math, its history and how it relates to the current world, and he wants to share that knowledge with others.
Chemistry students in a cave

Taking field science underground

There’s a common misconception that science is a solitary act, one that only happens sitting inside of a lab. But Josh Sebree, associate professor of astrochemistry and astrobiology at UNI, is on a mission to show his students that that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Students going over notes in a classroom

A unique approach to teaching academic writing to international students

UNI students whose first language is not English are learning about college writing and research in a course section specifically designed for them.
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.
2023 Yager Award winenrs with UNI leadership

Two Iowa teachers recognized with UNI’s Yager Exemplary Teaching Award

Two Iowa teachers earned recognition for their service to the field with recent awards from the University of Northern Iowa.
TheatreUNI performs

TheatreUNI announces upcoming 2023-2024 season

The UNI Department of Theatre is thrilled to announce a full four-show lineup for TheatreUNI’s 2023-2024 season.
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.