UNI-CUE Stories & News

Scholarship recipients holding up big checks

UNI-CUE scholarships pave the way to UNI for four Waterloo students

Four seniors from the Waterloo Community School District have received scholarships from the UNI Center for Urban Education to further their education.
UNI-CUE staff meet with Mayor Tiffany ODonnell

Cedar Rapids mayor Tiffany O’Donnell gauges UNI-CUE opportunities

Cedar Rapids Mayor Tiffany O'Donnell visited the UNI Center for Urban Education (UNI-CUE) to learn more about this special partnership.
William Clark III, Shaw Meh, Emily Erdelt, Sierra Meeks and Sophie Brown

Five students awarded life-changing UNI-CUE scholarships

The college investment will be more manageable for five local students, thanks to scholarships from the UNI Center for Urban Education (UNI-CUE).
UNI campus

John Deere grant to support college access and readiness for Waterloo youth

A $25,000 grant from John Deere will bolster the University of Northern Iowa’s efforts to increase access to higher education for Waterloo students. 
Shelly Smith and Azline Nelson

UNI-CUE builds future success for up and coming students

UNI programming lays the foundation for a successful path forward for students long before they may be considering their next steps beyond high school.
Upward Bound Math and Science students standing on University of Northern Iowa sign on campus

High school students get preview of college life with summer UNI-CUE programs

Nearly 100 Waterloo high schoolers are experiencing college life thanks to the Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math and Science programming on UNI campus.
UNI President Mark Nook, Marcy Roundtree - Cedar Rapids Board of Education, Cedar Rapids Community School District Superintendent Tawana Grover, UNI-CUE Executive Director Robert Smith, UNI Provost Jose Herrera, Nancy Humbles - Cedar Rapids Board of Education

UNI-CUE hosts educational, community leaders in Waterloo

The UNI Center for Urban Education served as the host for educational and community leaders from across the Cedar Valley and Corridor on Tuesday.
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.

Generous alum gift creates new UNI-CUE scholarship for UNI students

Generous alum gift creates new UNI-CUE scholarship for UNI students

Generous alum gift creates new UNI-CUE scholarship for UNI students

Paying for college just got easier for three University of Northern Iowa students, thanks to a new scholarship that was created as the result of a generous gift from a UNI alum.

De'Veon Harris

From athlete to mentor, UNI football alum De’Veon Harris helping Cedar Rapids students

A University of Northern Iowa alum and former football player, De'Veon Harris had hopes of playing all the way to the NFL, but injury struck and he had to change directions. Today Harris, a first-generation college graduate who came from a low-income background, is helping Cedar Rapids students reach their goals through his work with Educational Talent Search - a TRIO program that was recently expanded to the Cedar Rapids School District.