College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Stories & News

Students in UNI nursing apparel in front of campanile

Donors launch scholarship initiative for UNI nursing students

As UNI gears up to welcome the inaugural class of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program students this fall, donors are already rallying to support the future nurses.
Joana Lwin

Opening hearts, opening doors

Joana Lwin’s journey has been anything but easy. Today, through her role as director of Refugee and Immigrant Youth Organization (RIYO) in Waterloo, Iowa, she hopes to take her experiences and pay it forward.
Charles Mhoon

Bridging the equity gap in higher education

If you would had asked Charles Mhoon,‘17, in high school where he’d be almost two decades later, he certainly wouldn’t have said working as an educational counselor at the University of Northern Iowa.
Valerie Jennings

Gaining ground and giving back

As a student at the University of Northern Iowa, Valerie Jennings, ‘01, had no idea what her future career would look like. What she did know, though, was that to gain a baseline for how to work with people from all backgrounds and personalities, she’d need to seek out classes and internships with an international focus.
Bill Henninger with signed memorandum of understanding

UNI forms 3+1 family services program with university in Kosovo

The University of Northern Iowa’s close relationship with the people and academic institutions of Kosovo continues to strengthen and expand.
Michael and Mary “Lynn” Wright, in Bermuda, a frequent and special destination for the couple.

Giving Back to Caregivers

Learning of UNI’s plans to establish a standalone Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, Michael Wright, ’69, knew he had found a perfect way to create something positive from his loss.
Chuck Grassley

UNI to house papers of U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, announces endowed professorship

The University of Northern Iowa is proud to announce two historic gifts to the institution from Senator and Mrs. Chuck Grassley.
Marvin Carr wearing UNI t-shirt

Embracing the on-campus adventure at age 46

As a 46-year-old pursuing his bachelor’s degree for the first time, Marvin Carr is redefining what it looks like to be a transfer student.
System of Support Conference

UNI’s System of Support Conference focuses on accessing and achieving equity through health and well-being

The UNI College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Educational Opportunity Center and Center for Urban Education welcome the community to participate in the 2023 System of Support Conference.
Water ponding around home in Alaska

UNI part of $13.9 million grant to fight climate change

UNI is one of four institutions that will combat climate change as part of a $13.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation.