UNI partners with award-winning documentary ‘Women of the White Buffalo’ to raise awareness of Missing & Murdered Indigenous Relatives crisis
Nov 03, 2022

UNI partners with award-winning documentary ‘Women of the White Buffalo’ to raise awareness of Missing & Murdered Indigenous Relatives crisis

To raise awareness regarding the Missing & Murdered Indigenous Relatives (#MMIR) crisis, the award-winning documentary “Women of the White Buffalo” will be shown at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 10 in the Lang Hall auditorium on the University of Northern Iowa campus. A discussion with Native panelists who will share their own perspectives in regards to the ongoing public health crisis will follow the film at 7 p.m.


Chuy Renteria
Sep 16, 2022

UNI to host an evening with Chuy Renteria

As part of Latinx Heritage Month, the University of Northern Iowa will be hosting a reading with Jesus “Chuy” Renteria on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. in Sabin 002. Renteria will read from his coming-of-age memoir, “We Heard It When We Were Young: Tales of Growing Up Mexican American in Small-Town Iowa,” which was released in 2021 by The University of Iowa Press.


2022 Harvest Conference
Sep 14, 2022

Harvest Conference prepares students for success in college and beyond

Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice will be hosting the second annual Harvest Conference. This year's theme encourages attendees to reset, refocus and renew their minds for optimum efficiency. 


Ethnic Minorities Cultural and Educational Center
Sep 13, 2022

Black Student Union celebrates 50 years on UNI campus

On the group's 50th anniversary, UNI's Black Student Union is taking the time to reflect, celebrate progress and look ahead to a bright future.


Black Life Youth Camp
Aug 02, 2022

Elementary and middle school students preserve local Black history at UNI’s Black Life Youth Camp

UNI recently hosted a group of elementary and middle school students for a two-week day camp with a focus on preserving local Black history.


Jerrell Bates with Lux Service Award
Apr 19, 2022

UNI senior believes Lux Service Award shows tremendous personal growth

Jerrell Bates may have come into college as an introvert who wasn't even sure if he wanted to be at college — but he's leaving a Lux Service Award winner.


Black History Month
Feb 09, 2022

Celebrating Black History Month and 50 years of BSU at UNI

Black History Month 2022 is upon us, and this year is extra special because it coincides with Black Student Union's 50th anniversary at UNI.

Black Student Union (BSU) ushered in Black History Month last week with its annual kickoff celebration in Maucker Union. This year is extra special because it coincides with the 50th anniversary of BSU at UNI which will be a focal point of the celebrations all month long.  The diverse lineup of activities aligns with BSU’s vision to celebrate Black culture, speak on issues that are important to Black Americans and teach Black heritage. All of this is done under the leadership of BSU President Laito Zarkpah along with advisors Yakira Sanders and Dacia Carter. Like with all of BSU’...


Caste
Oct 08, 2021

2021 Diversity Community Read: Caste

The Fall 2021 Diversity Community Read is Caste by Isabel Wilkerson. Discover more about the book and related activities on Rod Library's Digital Display.  


Larry Yazzie, a renowned Meskwaki fancy dancer, in the Strayer-Wood Theatre.
Aug 26, 2021

‘Indigenous students belong here’ UNI crafts close relationship with Native tribes

On Tuesday, a half-day of campus listening sessions to help develop a planned mission stewardship statement acknowledging UNI’s presence on Indigenous land was capped by a presentation and dance performance by Larry Yazzie, a renowned Meskwaki fancy dancer, in the Strayer-Wood Theatre.


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