University of Northern Iowa Homepage Stories & News

High school football players standing outside UNI-Dome

UNI-Dome welcomes high school athletes for Iowa Shrine Bowl

This week UNI and the UNI-Dome are welcoming nearly 100 of the state’s best football players and cheerleaders for the 2023 Iowa Shrine Bowl. 
Rachel Heine smoothing out concrete

From UNI’s Public Art Incubator to Universal Studios

The hands-on experience Rachel Heine got through UNI's Public Art Incubator set her up for success with her Universal Studios internship.
Chemurgy 2.0

Meeting human needs from things that grow

Researchers from UNI will play a critical role in a five-year $20 million grant to position Iowa as a leader in advanced biomanufacturing.
Students playing a dance game on colored lines on the carpet

“Arts Ignite” for Waterloo students with Gallagher Bluedorn partnership

K-12 students in the Waterloo Community School District experienced the arts with the professionals for two weeks as part of Arts Ignite.
Debbie Pongo standing next to UNI representatives

Iowa City student's dedication rewarded with full-ride scholarship to UNI

Debbie Pongo, a recent graduate of Iowa City High School, will attend the University of Northern Iowa on a full-ride scholarship as part of the Noel Scholars program. The scholarship is made possible by the generous gift from Rick (Accounting, ‘90) and Lisa Noel, and covers all expenses including tuition & fees, housing, books, transportation, and personal expenses. Every year, one recipient is chosen based on their dedication to learning and ability to achieve success despite facing difficult circumstances. The scholarship is renewable for three years.
Upward Bound Math and Science students standing on University of Northern Iowa sign on campus

High school students get preview of college life with summer UNI-CUE programs

Nearly 100 Waterloo high schoolers are experiencing college life thanks to the Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math and Science programming on UNI campus.
Woman holding a clipboard, smiling

UNI announces new online pathway to earn the Iowa Director of Special Education endorsement

UNI is announcing a new, entirely online pathway for administrators interested in earning the Iowa Director of Special Education endorsement
Adam and Darcy Nidey standing in front of a school bus

UNI education alums bring summer adventures to Des Moines students

Even as teachers, UNI alums Darcy and Adam Nidey don't know how to slow down in the summer. Their days are spent running Day Camp Adventures for 400 kids.
Jazz Band One standing in front of a statue of Nelson Mandela

UNI jazz band experiences life on the road in South Africa

Jazz Band One's recent adventure in South Africa included sightseeing, learning about the culture, and, of course, playing lots of jazz.
President Nook and President of University of Prishtina signing memorandum of understanding

UNI’s commitment to Kosovo partnership stronger than ever

A delegation from the UNI recently visited Kosovo to enhance the strong relationship UNI has built with the people of Kosovo and its numerous institutions.