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Photo of a UNI student teaching in the classroom
Friday, Apr 2, 2021 —   CHAS secondary teaching programs prepare leaders for the classroom, and the community   Graduating from college can be nerve wracking, and even more so in the midst of a global pandemic. But for the future teachers graduating from UNI, high placement rates and an excellent reputation for teacher preparation means security – even the most...
Students perform Romeo and Juliet
Friday, Mar 12, 2021 —   Theatre is an enriching experience – whether it’s for those on stage, backstage or in the audience. It allows us to tell a story, it entertains us and connects us.  It’s long been a powerful tool for engagement, and education – and luckily, not even a global pandemic can stop the UNI Department of Theatre from creating and sharing theatre...
Yeoman
Wednesday, Mar 10, 2021 —   Growing up in rural, landlocked Iowa, Catherine Yeoman never expected to find her passion in marine biology.  But as a junior in the UNI Department of Biology, Yeoman has already managed to kick off a unique college experience that’s brought her around the country – studying bottlenose dolphins in Florida and rehabilitating baby seals...
Photo of students at Wind Cave National Park
Friday, Feb 26, 2021 —   UNI students partner with NASA on cave research    Led by nothing more than the soft glow of their lanterns, a crew of students from the University of Northern Iowa trek into the winding depths of Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota.  Working their way through miles of passageways several hundred feet underground, the air is thick,...
Photo of donor Richard Jourdan
Friday, Jan 29, 2021 —   Alum's hobby coin collection leads to science mentor program endowment   Nearly ten years ago the late Cliff Chancey, head of the UNI Department of Physics, proposed an idea to Richard Jourdan for a unique program that would identify new majors who, despite strong potential, might be at higher risk to struggle with the demands of college...
Photo of Katie Hund
Thursday, Jan 7, 2021 —   Every day, Katie Hund wakes up ready for the next adventure at her dream job. Some days, she might be getting her hands dirty as she removes fallen trees, and other days, she might be giving a tour to a group of schoolchildren. The best part of working at a state park is that no two days are the same. Hund, who graduated from the UNI...
Photo of UNI art graduate Abby Hedley
Monday, Jan 4, 2021 —   Tucked away in the corner of an old, ranch-style home turned art studio, Abby Hedley found her personal oasis – a place to explore and create alongside other local artists. Hedley, who graduated from the UNI Department of Art last winter, was recently awarded an artist residency at the newly-established Red House Studios – owned and...
group photo of multicultural theatrical society
Monday, Dec 28, 2020 —   New TheatreUNI student organization is tackling diversity and inclusion in the theatre industry   Theatre is meant to be a reflection of society, but how can we truly represent the mosaic of humankind without sharing diverse voices? Well, we can’t. It’s an issue that’s plagued the theatre and entertainment industry for ages, and a...
photo of Maria Algeria at the metal casting center
Wednesday, Dec 23, 2020 —   The first time she stepped inside of the UNI Metal Casting Center, surrounded by the red-hot glow of molten metal, Maria Alverio knew she was hooked. “There are two types of people in this world: the type who see molten metal and run away, and the type who can’t help but go closer. I’m definitely the second type,” Alverio said....
photo of a drone
Monday, Dec 21, 2020 —   A few decades ago, drones were something you might only see in a sci-fi movie, but thanks to advancements in technology, they’re not only a reality, but an integral part of today’s world.   Nowadays, drones are used for everything from topographical mapping, search and rescue efforts, traffic and safety studies, and even package delivery...

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