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Suitcase of knowledge

Suitcase of knowledge

Taking part in a study abroad trip as a college student is often the opportunity of a lifetime. That was certainly the case for April Vande Voort, a senior in psychology, when her capstone group from UNI partnered with the Universidad Marista in Mérida, Mexico.
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University of Northern Iowa rolls out “self-designed” master’s program

UNI is now accepting candidates for a new individualized alternative for graduate study: “This degree has flexibility that no other degree allows for...” 
Mary Ann Bolton Award Applications are due by April 14, 2023

Mary Ann Bolton Undergraduate Research Award 2023

The Mary Ann Bolton Undergraduate Research Award recognizes and celebrates students who have completed undergraduate research. Those who have conducted research using library materials and are approved by a UNI faculty member or mentor can qualify. Full time students from any major must have completed a credit-bearing course or faculty mentored project. Projects must also be original work completed no earlier than spring of 2021.

From politics to baseball, UNI connections constant for Iowa’s new Deputy Secretary of Agriculture

From politics to baseball, UNI connections constant for Iowa’s new Deputy Secretary of Agriculture

UNI alum Grant Menke graduated with a degree in political science and has since worked with some of the state's top politicians and major agencies. Most recently, Menke was named Deputy Secretary of Agriculture with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.
Museum display of photographs and letters inside a cabinet

Hands-on history: Class leads students to museum internships

Students from the University of Northern Iowa’s Department of History get real-world practice early thanks to the Field Experience: Public History class. 
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UNI’s new Bachelor of Science in Nursing program finds a home

This week the Iowa Board of Regents approved the first phase of the university’s ambitious plan to renovate its Innovative Teaching and Technology Center (ITTC) to house the nursing program.
Nick, Ben and Justin Jensen

Graduating from UNI was a family affair for the three Jensen brothers

While the three Jensen brothers have taken very different career paths, they can all trace their educations back to UNI.
UNI student documents campus experience through podcast, “Black Girl in College”

UNI student documents campus experience through podcast, “Black Girl in College”

Mo Ponton, a junior majoring in social work at the University of Northern Iowa, and her best friend Kierra Jack, an interior design major at ISU, launched a podcast called "Black Girl in College," in which they discuss their college experiences and challenges as Black women.
UNI’s first-ever para-swimming national champion doesn’t let losing sight stand in her way

UNI’s first-ever para-swimming national champion doesn’t let losing sight stand in her way

Olivia Chambers has faced immense challenges since losing her sight. It’s taken a lot of adjustment, help from her coaches and teammates and learning how to re-orient herself in the pool, but she is still racking up wins. Most recently, she made the 2023 U.S. Paralympics Swimming National Team roster.
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Here’s a look at some of UNI’s Top Stories of 2022

2022 was a fantastic year at the University of Northern Iowa!  Here are some of our favorite stories of the year.