Members holding the trophy
Apr 29, 2022

UNI advertising team takes top honors

On Friday, April 22, 2022, a team of advertising students from UNI took home the top prize at the AAF District 9 National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) in Kansas City, Missouri for their winning campaign for Meta to promote the Quest 2 VR headset.


Nixson Benitez
Mar 23, 2022

NI’s first Latino executive editor wins Newman Civic Fellowship

UNI junior Nixson Benitez, who is known for being NI's executive editor and the creator of a Spanish-language column, is a 2022 Newman Civic Fellow!

Nikki harken
Feb 28, 2022

Featuring our Faculty: Nikki Harken

Putting students first is key for Nikki Harken. For nearly 20 years, Nikki has been an advocate, friend and mentor for her students as an instructor of communication studies, and as director of internships for the Department of Communication and Media. “My focus has always been on students,” she said. “I believe we should make all decisions based on what is good for them, which doesn't mean popular or easy, but what will help them in the long run.” 

textiles and apparel student at the university of northern iowa
Jan 27, 2022

Best Degrees for Creative People

If you’re a high school student with college on the brain who is deeply passionate about creating, you may worry that the college majors you’re most excited about won’t set you up for an in-demand, high-paying career. But pursuing an artistic field doesn’t mean you’ll end up living like a starving artist. It all starts with getting the right degree! Here are some of the best degrees for creative people that will open up job opportunities that fuel your imagination and fill your checking account.

Michelle Hall, 46, and her oldest daughter, MaKayla McDonald, 28, received their diplomas on the same day.
Aug 26, 2021

UNI alumna overcomes domestic violence to help others in need of housing

Michelle Hall raised four children, overcame domestic violence and first enrolled at UNI at age 41. She now works at a Waterloo nonprofit that serves people affected by homelessness, domestic violence and sexual assault.