Beyonce on stage with Ben Hagarty videoing her
Jan 19, 2023

UNI alum finds success filming for Beyoncé and other celebrities

UNI alum Ben Hagarty has built a successful videography career that has included working with celebrities like Beyoncé, Chris Brown and Alicia Keys.

Emmy-award winning journalist Eva Andersen
Dec 08, 2022

UNI set Emmy Award-winning journalist Eva Andersen on the path to success

 A taste of fame led to internships at “Entertainment Tonight” and “The Colbert Report," followed by a career sharing impactful stories.

Eboni Springfield
Dec 01, 2022

UNI student receives inaugural communications and marketing scholarship from Strategic America

A University of Northern Iowa student is the first recipient of a new scholarship awarded to a UNI student by two UNI alumni.

Cast of "Some Pardoned, Some Punished"
Nov 21, 2022

‘Some Pardoned, Some Punished’ to premier at UNI Interpreters Theatre

The University of Northern Iowa’s Interpreters Theatre will present “Some Pardoned, Some Punished” at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 8-10. 

Burnt City
Oct 10, 2022

‘Burnt City’ battles U.S.-Iran relations with biracial humor and bilingual poetry

“Burnt City" plays Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Northern Iowa's Interpreters Theatre, located in Lang Hall Room 040. 

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.”