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Nearly 800 students graduating Saturday from the University of Northern Iowa
Community-driven dedication takes Jamison Whiting from UNI Football to one of the largest law firms in the country

Community-driven dedication takes Jamison Whiting from UNI Football to one of the largest law firms in the country

Jamison Whiting, a corporate attorney at a prestigious Minneapolis law firm, is a positive force in his community, driven by his experience at UNI and a desire to help underrepresented communities.
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UNI’s trauma-informed care Master of Social Work program attracts students from across the country

The trauma-informed care specialization for UNI's Master of Social Work is so unique that it brought Umar Chohan all the way from New Jersey to Iowa.
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WATCH: Why the UNI geography major has something for everyone

The geography major at the University of Northern Iowa holds something for everyone! Learn more about the program from real students and an instructor.
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How a BSN degree has become one of the fastest-growing majors in Iowa

Starting in fall 2024, the University of Northern Iowa will offer a BSN degree. Find out more about why you should pursue nursing at UNI.
From ‘labor of love’ to Iowa’s top bourbon maker, UNI alum’s family business puts small-town Swisher on the map

From ‘labor of love’ to Iowa’s top bourbon maker, UNI alum’s family business puts small-town Swisher on the map

After a successful 30-year career in finance, University of Norther Iowa alum Jeff Quint ('85) felt pulled to follow his true passion and in 2005 opened Cedar Ridge Distillery in Swisher, Iowa, the first distillery to open in the state since prohibition. Cedar Ridge Distillery has since become the top bourbon maker in the state, producing more than 200 barrels a month. 
UNI graduate counseling students host first series of support groups for dementia caregivers

UNI graduate counseling students host first series of support groups for dementia caregivers

UNI graduate counseling students host first series of support groups for dementia caregiversThis semester, University of Northern Iowa students in the clinical mental health counseling graduate program had the opportunity to put their skills to work by facilitating support groups for caregivers of people with dementia. 

System of Support in the Cedar Valley -- sponsored by UNI, the College of Social Behavioral Sciences, TRIO Educational Opportunity Center and Center for Urban Education

System of Support Conference focuses on ‘A Future Without Violence,’ creating safe/healthy families and communities in the Cedar Valley

The University of Northern Iowa welcomes helping professionals to participate in the 2022 System of Support Conference.
UNI’s new individual studies human services major meeting needs of online and place-bound learners

UNI’s new individual studies human services major meeting needs of online and place-bound learners

The University of Northern Iowa just rolled out its new individual studies: human services major, a completely online program, designed for place-bound students who have already achieved an associate’s degree, that combines curriculum from UNI’s five already-established human-services oriented majors — family services, gerontology, psychology, social work and sociology — to create a flexible and dynamic learning experience for students who are unable to attend in-person classes.  
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Community welcomed to ‘Our Stories: Women of Afghanistan’ panel discussion

The University of Northern Iowa welcomes the community to a panel discussion featuring Afghan women and their stories.