UNI student documents campus experience through podcast, “Black Girl in College”
Jan 31, 2023

UNI student documents campus experience through podcast, “Black Girl in College”

Mo Ponton, a junior majoring in social work at the University of Northern Iowa, and her best friend Kierra Jack, an interior design major at ISU, launched a podcast called "Black Girl in College," in which they discuss their college experiences and challenges as Black women. 


UNI’s first-ever para-swimming national champion doesn’t let losing sight stand in her way
Jan 30, 2023

UNI’s first-ever para-swimming national champion doesn’t let losing sight stand in her way

Olivia Chambers has faced immense challenges since losing her sight. It’s taken a lot of adjustment, help from her coaches and teammates and learning how to re-orient herself in the pool, but she is still racking up wins. Most recently, she made the 2023 U.S. Paralympics Swimming National Team roster.


College Tour Watch Party
Jan 25, 2023

UNI to be featured on Amazon Prime series “The College Tour,” premiere watch party set Feb. 8

The University of Northern Iowa is rolling out the purple carpet to celebrate an upcoming episode of “The College Tour," which is featured on Amazon Prime.


UNI-Dome renovation receives $1.5 million donation from Elite Casino Resorts
Jan 24, 2023

UNI-Dome renovation receives $1.5 million donation from Elite Casino Resorts

Elite Casino Resorts is joining the campaign to renovate the UNI-Dome for the next generation with a $1.5 million investment, the second-largest donation to the project thus far.


Student on laptop
Jan 24, 2023

UNI ranks in top 15% for online master’s in education programs

UNI's online master’s in education programs ranked in the top 15% nationally, based on the 2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs.


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.


Emmalee Fannon and Cassey Bly in front of InterAmerican Academy
Jan 18, 2023

UNI students have life-changing experience student teaching in Ecuador

During the fall 2022 semester, UNI students Cassey Bly and Emmalee Fannon spent 16 weeks student teaching in Guayaquil, Ecuador.


UNI and John Deere leadership
Jan 12, 2023

University of Northern Iowa celebrates 50+-year partnership with John Deere

UNI President Mark Nook and members of the UNI leadership team visited the John Deere Waterloo Operations facility for an annual meeting.


UNI and DMACC president
Jan 10, 2023

University of Northern Iowa and DMACC announce articulation agreement; new hybrid accounting program

UNI and DMACC formally announced an articulation agreement aligned with the UNI@DMACC partnership and UNI’s expansion of its hybrid BA in Accounting. 

UNI announces expansion of its top-ranked accounting program with hybrid delivery option in Des Moines UNI teams with Big Four Accounting Firm KPMG LLP on new hybrid accounting program


Four UNI alum band directors
Jan 10, 2023

Four Rose Parade band directors trace roots to UNI

Three bands featured in the annual Rose Parade were led by alumni of the University of Northern Iowa's School of Music.


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