Communications Stories & News

Dezirae Wiley in Alaska

Finding community 3,000 miles from home at UNI

Dezirae Wiley is an Alaska native who transferred to UNI and has found her community 3,000 miles from her hometown.
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.
Jared Gadson

UNI student to conclude “20-year odyssey” toward bachelor’s degree

Jared Gadson's upcoming University of Northern Iowa graduation is a journey that's been 20 years in the making.
Ben Hagarty speaking at Fast Forward

Fast Forward at UNI ignites interest in digital media careers

Nearly every year since 2005, UNI graduates have given back to the next generation of media professionals by being a part of Fast Forward Digital Media Workshop.
Pat Blank and Bob Dorr holding up Department of Communication and Media Hall of Fame awards

UNI Department of Communication and Media inducts inaugural Hall of Fame honorees

UNI’s Department of Communication and Media has inducted the first members into its Hall of Fame, welcoming Pat Blank and Bob Dorr.
Ben Hagarty holding a camera

UNI’s Fast Forward Digital Media Workshop returns Oct. 27

UNI’s Fast Forward Digital Media Workshop returns Oct. 27 for expert media panels and demonstrations. 
Ben Schmitz

A communications journey from UNI Athletics to the NFL’s Chicago Bears

For UNI alum Ben Schmitz, the road to achieving his dream of working for the NFL may not have been the easiest or shortest. But it’s been worth it.
Isaac Campbell pasting on picture of Paul Rusesabagina onto wall

Where art meets advocacy: UNI alum Isaac Campbell spotlights American detainees

Isaac Campbell is the man behind the Bring Our Families Home mural in Washington D.C., which advocates for American hostages and wrongful detainees.
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.
Beyonce on stage with Ben Hagarty videoing her

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.