Rachel Morgan
Sep 01, 2022

UNI creative writing instructor earns residency at Writers’ Colony in Arkansas

Rachel Morgan, an instructor in UNI's Department of Languages & Literatures, spent her last days of summer in a writers' residency in Arkansas.

Emily Mae Wilding in France
Aug 16, 2022

UNI students reflect on summer study abroad experiences

Some UNI students spent their summers traveling everywhere from France to the Galápagos Islands to get the ultimate study abroad experiences.

Lang Hall
May 25, 2022

Languages & Literatures students experience the thrill of publishing

Creative writing and professional writing students have recently experienced the incomparable thrill of publishing, both in digital and print formats.

Students from UMM
May 04, 2022

Partnership between UNI and university in Yucatán, Mexico benefits students

By creating a pathway for language exchange and study abroad opportunities, the partnership between UNI and a university in Yucatán, Mexico, is thriving.

Spanish for heritage speakers class
Apr 05, 2022

Students find community in class created for heritage Spanish speakers

For students who speak the language at home, ordinary Spanish classes aren't the best fit. This is exactly why UNI has a class designed for heritage speakers.

NAR cover
Feb 17, 2022

All-women team produces the North American Review for the first time in its history

Those outside the field of literature may not know, but The North American Review, America’s oldest literary magazine, is housed right here at UNI. The magazine is over 200 years old, living a varied and colorful life — featuring work by presidents, famous poets, artists, as well as notable prose writers of the nonfiction and fiction types. One thing it has never done though, is feature women as its production team from end to end. Til the Fall 2021 issue, that is.

In the basement of Bartlett Hall on the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) campus, four women are meeting in person for the first time in a long time. It’s early June of 2021, before the resurgence of Covid-19, the Delta variant has passed, but Omicron will follow. They are excited to be together to plan the Fall 2021 issue of the North American Review (NAR), America’s oldest literary magazine, housed at UNI.  To say that the issue is going to be historic is an understatement. The magazine is over 200 years old, living a varied and colorful life—featuring the writing of...