Joseph Rayzor - Outstanding Service Award - Photo Courtesy: Lewis Marketing Co.
Nov 17, 2022

UNI's Director of Risk Management receives Outstanding Service Award

The Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) has acknowledged Joseph Rayzor, director of Risk Management at the University of Northern Iowa, as a recipient of its Outstanding Service Award on November 15, 2022 during its Annual Commission Meeting held in Columbus, Ohio.


From ‘labor of love’ to Iowa’s top bourbon maker, UNI alum’s family business puts small-town Swisher on the map
Nov 16, 2022

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. 


President Mark Nook
Nov 15, 2022

UNI President Mark Nook named to AASCU Board of Directors

The American Association of State Colleges and Universities named University of Northern Iowa President Mark Nook to its Board of Directors at the association’s annual conference. Nook is one of six new board members nominated to serve a three-year term, expiring in 2025.


Dr. Nancy Kertz
Nov 14, 2022

Dr. Nancy Kertz selected as UNI’s executive director of nursing, chief academic nurse administrator

Dr. Nancy Kertz will serve as the executive director of nursing and chief academic nurse administrator for nursing at the University of Northern Iowa.

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - The University of Northern Iowa is working to plan, develop and implement a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program to support the health care needs of Iowa communities thanks to the approval of the Iowa Board of Regents on November 10. To reach that goal as quickly as possible, UNI has selected Dr. Nancy Kertz to serve as the university’s executive director of nursing and chief academic nurse administrator (CANA). READ A MESSAGE FROM DR. NANCY KERTZ Owning 17 years of experience in higher education leadership and nursing program development, Dr. Kertz will...


Nursing program at the University of Northern Iowa approved by Iowa Board of Regents
Nov 10, 2022

Nursing program at the University of Northern Iowa approved by Iowa Board of Regents

The Iowa Board of Regents approved a proposal from the University of Northern Iowa to launch a nursing major in fall 2024.


Northern Iowan student newspaper to celebrate 130th Anniversary
Nov 04, 2022

Northern Iowan student newspaper to celebrate 130th Anniversary

The Northern Iowan student newspaper is celebrating its 130th anniversary at the University of Northern Iowa. 


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.


Patrick Fier, Merck scientist and UNI alum, to speak on developing new medicines
Oct 26, 2022

Patrick Fier, Merck scientist and UNI alum, to speak on developing new medicines

The University of Northern Iowa Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry will welcome Patrick Fier to speak as part of this year’s Leland Wilson Lecture Series. Fier will present “The Importance of Organic Chemistry in Developing New Medicines” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in the Lantz Auditorium in McCollum Science Hall. The event is free and open to the public.


UNI Alum Dr. Kimryn Rathmell recognized for incredible contributions in kidney cancer research
Oct 25, 2022

UNI Alum Dr. Kimryn Rathmell recognized for incredible contributions in kidney cancer research

University of Northern Iowa alum Dr. Kimryn Rathmell (‘91) was elected this year to membership in the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), a prestigious, non-governmental organization that advises the nation and the world on important aspects of medical science, health care and public health.


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