Communication and Media Stories & News

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.
Pat Blank and Bob Dorr holding up Department of Communication and Media Hall of Fame awards

UNI Department of Communication and Media inducts inaugural Hall of Fame honorees

UNI’s Department of Communication and Media has inducted the first members into its Hall of Fame, welcoming Pat Blank and Bob Dorr.
Isaac Campbell pasting on picture of Paul Rusesabagina onto wall

Where art meets advocacy: UNI alum Isaac Campbell spotlights American detainees

Isaac Campbell is the man behind the Bring Our Families Home mural in Washington D.C., which advocates for American hostages and wrongful detainees.
Fundamentals of Journalism class with media badges

UNI journalism students become sports reporters for a day

Eleven students in a UNI journalism class recently got the chance to experience a day in the life of a sports reporter at a UNI men's basketball game.
Emmy-award winning journalist Eva Andersen

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

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"

‘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. 
Matthew Bancroft-Smithe standing in the Interpreters Theatre

A new graduate assistant brings his communication and media skills to the Interpreters Theatre

Communication studies is not just newspapers and rhetoric; Matthew Bancroft-Smithe’s work in the Interpreters Theatre is walking proof of otherwise. Bancroft-Smithe is a second-year graduate student in UNI’s Communication and Media program. In Fall 2022 he began a unique new graduate assistantship in the Interpreter’s Theatre, which is the black box theater residing in Lang Hall. Part of the Communication and Media Department, the Interpreters Theatre is a performance laboratory for performance studies class, workshops, and full-length productions. 

Burnt City

‘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

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.