CSBS Stories & News

Mark Welford and Natalie Nedza

As a nurse, she saved his life. Now at UNI, they’re co-workers.

Her first day on the job at UNI, Natalie Nedza recognized her office neighbor... She helped save his life months before.
Students in UNI nursing apparel in front of campanile

Donors launch scholarship initiative for UNI nursing students

As UNI gears up to welcome the inaugural class of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program students this fall, donors are already rallying to support the future nurses.
Joana Lwin

Opening hearts, opening doors

Joana Lwin’s journey has been anything but easy. Today, through her role as director of Refugee and Immigrant Youth Organization (RIYO) in Waterloo, Iowa, she hopes to take her experiences and pay it forward.
Charles Mhoon

Bridging the equity gap in higher education

If you would had asked Charles Mhoon,‘17, in high school where he’d be almost two decades later, he certainly wouldn’t have said working as an educational counselor at the University of Northern Iowa.
Valerie Jennings

Gaining ground and giving back

As a student at the University of Northern Iowa, Valerie Jennings, ‘01, had no idea what her future career would look like. What she did know, though, was that to gain a baseline for how to work with people from all backgrounds and personalities, she’d need to seek out classes and internships with an international focus.
Bill Henninger with signed memorandum of understanding

UNI forms 3+1 family services program with university in Kosovo

The University of Northern Iowa’s close relationship with the people and academic institutions of Kosovo continues to strengthen and expand.
Bill Henninger and Elaine Eshbaugh

UNI professor’s selfless act of organ donation saves a life

Bill Henninger saw an opportunity to help a stranger in need and made the decision to donate his kidney, potentially saving their life.
Jimmy Reyes helps student examine simulated patient

Meet the members of UNI’s nursing faculty

UNI is eagerly anticipating the launch of our new Bachelors of Science in Nursing within the Department of Nursing & Public Health.
UNI students planting a tree

Planting positive change

Public administration students at UNI got the chance to plant trees in historically redlined neighborhoods in Waterloo as part of a class project.
Students in a lecture

Two UNI master’s programs expand access with early enrollment slated for Fall 2024

UNI is now accepting applications for two online graduate programs, the Master of Public Policy and the Master of Arts in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Development.