UNI President Mark A. Nook speaks.
Sep 23, 2021

Nielsen Field House rededicated

The historic Nielsen Field House was rededicated last month in a ceremony that featured Sen. Chuck Grassley, a performance by the Panther Marching Band and a celebration of the value of the two programs that call the field house home - UNI’s Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) and Child Development Center.

UNI senior Lindsey Hubbell in a kayak.
Sep 09, 2021

Mapping out a career

Senior Lindsey Hubbell got a summer job that allowed her to kayak on Lake Okoboji thanks to UNI’s GeoTREE center. And she’s not the only student at the center tackling real-world projects in the booming field of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

UNI alum Keyaira Miller
Sep 09, 2021

UNI grad realizes her fashion dreams

Keyaira Miller is making her mark in the fashion world. In April, oversaw the launch of Amazon’s new Gen Y fashion brand, Wild Meadow, and this September, she will launch her own line of children’s clothes.

A village in the Arctic.
Aug 26, 2021

UNI researchers point to global COVID-19 lessons in the Arctic

In a study published this week in the prestigious journal Nature Medicine, University of Northern Iowa researchers examine COVID-19’s impact on Indigenous populations in the Arctic and how it could be crucial to addressing the pandemic both today and in future epidemics.


Walnut Street church
Aug 05, 2021

Bringing new life to a Waterloo icon

UNI alumni, faculty and students have joined a local effort to restore the beloved Walnut Street Baptist Church in Waterloo and bring the iconic buildings back to life as a community center.


UNI professor Nicole Skaar
Jul 27, 2021

School psychology program gets national attention

A landmark program led by UNI professor Nicole Skaar could serve as a national model to help increase student access to mental health services, particularly in rural areas. Skaar, coordinator of UNI’s school psychology program, recently shared her insights at a virtual Congressional briefing. 

Belinda Creighton-Smith
Jun 17, 2021

Community organizer, UNI instructor reflects on Juneteenth

With the passage of a long-awaited, landmark bill that made Juneteenth, which celebrates the emancipation of African-American slaves shortly after the end of the Civil War, a federal holiday, Inside UNI spoke with local pastor and instructor in the department of social work Belinda Creighton-Smith about the long-celebrated day. Creighton-Smith spoke about the role the murder of George Floyd played in increasing national attention on Juneteenth, the local celebrations planned and the racial issues in society that still need to be addressed. 

Statue of Hannah Duston
Jun 03, 2021

Re-examining history

UNI history professor Barbara Cutter has received national media attention for her research on recontextualizing the history behind a Massachusetts sculpture of Hannah Duston, a 17th century English colonist who murdered 10 Native Americans, including two women and six children.