History Stories & News

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.
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.
Underground Iowans

Underground Iowans

Through a project led by Associate Professor of History Thomas Connors, the public will have the chance to learn about famous Iowans who changed society.
Suitcase of knowledge

Suitcase of knowledge

Taking part in a study abroad trip as a college student is often the opportunity of a lifetime. That was certainly the case for April Vande Voort, a senior in psychology, when her capstone group from UNI partnered with the Universidad Marista in Mérida, Mexico.
Museum display of photographs and letters inside a cabinet

Hands-on history: Class leads students to museum internships

Students from the University of Northern Iowa’s Department of History get real-world practice early thanks to the Field Experience: Public History class. 
Suzan Turner

UNI alum wins Iowa History Teacher of the Year award

The latest winner of Iowa History Teacher of the Year from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is 1993 UNI graduate Suzan Turner.
Statue of Hannah Duston

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.