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Hannah Lang with the mountains behind her

From the WRC’s climbing wall to the Rocky Mountains: Hannah Lang’s journey in adaptive sports

Hannah Lang has been able to take her love of outdoor recreation and turn it into a successful career at the Adaptive Sports Center in Crested Butte, CO.
UNI students posing in front of photo backdrop for SPEAK Out! Day

INSPIRE Conference 2023: a hands-on experience showcase

At UNI's INSPIRE Student Research & Engagement Conference, you can see a wide variety of academic disciplines, from criminology to physical education.
One-time Panther Lisa Bluder headed to women’s Final Four

One-time Panther Lisa Bluder headed to women’s Final Four

Long before Lisa Bluder was on the way to coaching her first Final Four appearance, she was a three-year starter for the University of Northern Iowa women’s basketball team.
Students walking on UNI campus

$89.2 million in financial aid helps UNI students toward their degrees

Already the most affordable public university in Iowa, UNI awarded $89.2 million in aid to nearly 8,400 students during the 2021-2022 academic year.
Caylin Jayde

Art career is taking flight for UNI graduate Caylin Jayde

From finishing her first mural to being featured in “New American Paintings” to having a viral TikTok, it’s been quite the year for UNI alum Caylin Jayde.
School psychologist with student

UNI receives $2.5M federal grant to grow mental health access in rural Iowa schools

A $2.5 million grant from the Department of Education will allow UNI to continue its work to improve mental health access for children across Iowa.
Child builds ramps and pathways at Cedar Valley STEM festival

For the first time, Cedar Valley STEM Festival is coming to UNI-Dome

Excitement over all things science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) will abound on March 21 when UNI hosts the Cedar Valley Family STEM Festival.
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. 
Ahmad Madlock

Gallagher Bluedorn pre-show a full circle moment for student Ahmad Madlock

Elementary education major Ahmad Madlock will perform a special gospel set in the Gallagher Bluedorn on Feb. 28 before The Kingdom Choir's show.
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.