BCS Stories & News

Tour of the Foundry 4.0 Center

UNI centers kick off summer with Industry 4.0 and Foundry 4.0 workshops for businesses and foundry owners

UNI's Metal Casting Center, Foundry 4.0 Center and the Center for Business Growth & Innovation will provide four virtual, multi-session workshop series.
Big Grove Des Moines staff members accept their Iowa Green Brewery Certification

Big Grove Des Moines achieves platinum Iowa Green Brewery Certification

Big Grove Brewery and Taproom in Des Moines has achieved platinum level certification from the Iowa Green Brewery Certification (IGBC) program.
Owners of Grid Lounge, Zach Everman, Reese Reimer and Patrick Luensmann

JPEC connection leads to new sim racing business venture

Zach Everman transformed a basement hobby into Grid Lounge, Cedar Falls' sim racing destination, with the support of the University of Northern Iowa's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC). Leveraging JPEC's resources and guidance, Everman navigated the entrepreneurial journey to create a unique space for racing enthusiasts and beyond.
100 years of family and fun - Jolly TIme

Virtual Breakfast Series to host Iowa family business Jolly Time to learn about sustaining a company for over a century

The UNI Family Business Center will offer a conversation about “Jolly Time: 100 Years of Family and Fun” on Thursday, May 16, at 8 a.m. via Zoom.
Can showing the Green Brewery Certification

Brewing for a better tomorrow

The Iowa Waste Reduction Center (IWRC) is dedicated to enhancing the environmental sustainability of Iowa’s brewing industry through its Iowa Green Brewery Certification program.
Students prepare for Rummage Rampage event with Revitalize to Rewear bags

Revitalize to Rewear: Student project saves clothing from the landfill

Diverting waste from landfills certainly isn’t glamorous work, but one group of UNI students is doing it in style through Revitalize to Rewear.
Randy Pilkington

UNI’s Pilkington recognized for lasting impact on the Cedar Valley

UNI's Randy Pilkington is the 2024 recipient of the Cedar Valley Legacy Award from Grow Cedar Valley.
Seven UNI faculty who won Intellectual Property and Innovation Disclosure Competition II

Seven UNI faculty advance research following Intellectual Property and Innovation Disclosure Competition II

Seven innovative ideas by University of Northern Iowa faculty won a cash prize and university support to move forward with their research.
5 Million Global Downloads

UNI ScholarWorks has reached 5 MILLION global downloads!

We couldn't have done it without YOU! UNI ScholarWorks has reached 5 MILLION global downloads! This incredible achievement belongs to the entire UNI community: each college and discipline at UNI added to the total of 5 million downloads.
Jennifer Trent

IWRC’s Jennifer Trent to serve as the President of the U.S. Composting Council

The U.S. Composting Council (USCC) has announced the UNI Iowa Iowa Waste Reduction Center’s Jennifer Trent as its new Board of Directors President.