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Top Benefits of Studying Abroad

The world has a lot to offer, and one of the best ways to experience it is by traveling internationally.  Many students are not aware of the benefits that studying abroad can bring to their academic and professional careers. Students who study abroad report many benefits including developing a better understanding of how business is conducted in different cultures, leadership skills, becoming more open-minded, and improving their problem-solving skills.   
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UNI baton twirler goes international

Panther Marching Band's feature twirler Evelyn Green recently returned from a trip to Peru as a U.S. Twirling Ambassador.
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UNI recognizes Forever Families during Family Weekend

The University of Northern Iowa has named the Fowler family of Urbandale and the Hakes family of Mason City Forever Families, recognizing their commitment to UNI.
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UNI students will help peers with new program, Panthers Against Hunger

This week, students at the University of Northern Iowa can help combat food insecurity in the Cedar Valley. 
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Keeping cool: Know your campus resources during excessive heat

When the temperature rises into excessive heat, you should know about these campus resources to help you stay safe and comfortable.
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UNI’s director of Student Success & Retention is paying it forward for students

Read about Jesús Lizárraga Estrada’s journey from being a first-generation college student to helping students succeed while earning his doctorate.
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Three UNI students recognized for lasting legacies with the 2023 Lux Service Awards

A student body president, an executive editor and a Deloitte’s Tax Case Competition regional champion make up this year’s Lux Service Award winners at UNI.
Fashion career takes alumna from small town to big city

Fashion career takes alumna from small town to big city

Growing up in the small town of Muscatine, Iowa, with a passion for fashion, Cassie Hendrix, ’21, has always had her sights set on big city living.
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UNI details Return of the Bells on KWWL's The Steele Report

UNI's Hillery Oberle and Leslie Prideaux joined Ron Steele on The Steele Report to talk about the upcoming celebration, which begins May 1.
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How to choose a college: 7 steps to make your decision

Don’t let College Decision Day pass you by without making a commitment. Here are some considerations to help you choose the college that’s right for you.