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Mary Connerley, President Nook and Farzad Moussavi

From UNI to Shanghai and back again

The University of Northern Iowa’s impact stretches across the globe. Recently, a delegation from UNI, including President Mark Nook, visited Shanghai, China, to strengthen existing partnerships between UNI and local universities. 
Carney Park

UNI grad plans events for thousands while working in a volcano

One of UNI alum Chris Kasparek’s unconventional workplace is a volcano in Italy — a dormant volcano, that is.
Tanzeel Rehman presenting “IoT in the Air: Thread-Enabled Flying IoT Network for Indoor Environments"

Indoor drone research takes flight for UNI student

For Tanzeel Ur Rehman, his year-long undergraduate research project involved flying small drones the size of half of the palm of someone’s hand
Student shaking hands with prospective employer at UNI career fair

200+ employers looking to hire UNI grads at fall career fair

The University of Northern Iowa’s fall career fair is just around the corner on Sept. 18 in the McLeod Center. 
Enrollment is up!

UNI’s enrollment tops 9,000 students, incoming freshman students up 8%

The University of Northern Iowa’s total fall enrollment for 2023 is 9,021 students, marking the institution’s biggest year-to-year increase in over a decade. 
Family dressed in Panther gear taking a selfie in front of TC statue on UNI campus

Panthers on Parade coming to Cedar Falls and the Cedar Valley

The Cedar Falls Tourism & Visitors Bureau is bringing Panthers on Parade, a community pride project featuring the UNI’s TC mascot, to the Cedar Valley. 
Katleyn Bakker in front of Urbandale Police Department sign

UNI student gets up-close look at the FBI and urban law enforcement

Of about 50 students who attended this year's FBI Omaha Field Office Collegiate Academy, UNI student Katelyn Bakker was the only student in the academy to attend college in Iowa.
Seth Tuttle with TC and TK

Iowa State Fair features 11 days of different UNI programming

Each year, the University of Northern Iowa brings some purple and gold pizzazz to the Iowa State Fair, and 2023 was no exception. 
UNI campus

John Deere grant to support college access and readiness for Waterloo youth

A $25,000 grant from John Deere will bolster the University of Northern Iowa’s efforts to increase access to higher education for Waterloo students. 
Lydia Burg working on costume prop at desk

UNI alum’s behind-the-stage Shakespearean adventure

Recent UNI graduate Lydia Burg spent her summer immersed in Shakespeare’s plays at one of the largest Shakespearean festivals in the nation.