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Northern Iowan

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Northern Iowan

The student news site of the University of Northern Iowa

Northern Iowan

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Preferred names on UNI issued IDs in effect January 2023

DIAMOND ROUNDTREE, Campus Life Editor Nov 16, 2022

Coming January 2023, students, faculty, professors, and staff will now be able to change their IDs to their preferred names. This was a challenging process, as there was much pushback from the administration...

Updates from the Board of Regents

NIXSON BENITEZ, Executive Editor Nov 16, 2022

This past Wednesday, Nov. 9  and Thursday, Nov. 10, the Board of Regents approved seven items on the agenda that directly relate to construction projects and faculty research. The Board also approved...

Office of International Engagement winter clothing drive

FATEMEH KARGARZADEH, Staff Writer Nov 16, 2022

As the academic year goes on, the seasons change with it. The weather is starting to get colder and windier. Most students are fortunate enough to be able to keep themselves warm with winter coats, gloves,...

In the Maucker Union there are currently flags displayed in the center commons in celebration of International Education Week.

Experiences of international students

CAROLINE CHRISTENSEN, Staff Writer Nov 15, 2022

UNI hosts students from countries all over the world. Oftentimes, coming to UNI is an international students’ first time experiencing the United States. “We are very interested to know what it’s...

Last week, the Northern Iowan hosted a gala for its 130th anniversary.

Panther Portrait: N.I. Gala

DIAMOND ROUNDTREE, Campus Life Editor Nov 15, 2022

UNI Study Abroad Center hosts Passport Day

MEG GROVE, Staff Writer Nov 15, 2022

Thinking about doing a study abroad or longing to travel somewhere new? The Study Abroad Center will be hosting UNI Passport Day on Nov. 16, 2022. The event is for students to apply for or renew their...

Veterans Day is one of 11 federal holidays. Therefore, all non-essential government offices will be closed in observance of this day.

Observance of Veterans Day

TREVOR MEYERS, Photographer Nov 10, 2022

Veterans Day is observed in America on the 11th day of November every year as a day to collectively honor those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. But why exactly does America celebrate...

Pictured is Anelia Dimitrova and Rick Traux of their display in Rod Library.

Tales of the Bulgarian Rose

AUBREY SCHAFBUCH, Staff Writer Nov 10, 2022

On the second level of Rod Library on the art wall hang 15 freshly printed photographs taken by journalistic professors Rick Traux and Anelia Dimitrova, P.h.D., who also serves as an advisor for the Northern...

Northeast Premiere Kinnick The Documentary

TREVOR MEYERS, Photographer Nov 2, 2022

This Thursday, Nov. 3 the University of Northern Iowa will be hosting the Northeast Iowa premiere of “Kinnick: The Documentary” at 7 p.m. in Lang Auditorium. Admission is free and all are welcome. This...

John Wiles has been teaching at UNI for 13 years. This year is his first as the conductor of the Cecilians.

The campus choir with 130-year heritage

FATEMEH KARGARZADEH, Staff Writer Oct 26, 2022

Cecilians will perform Oct. 27 in the Great Hall in Gallagher Bluedorn  For most people, music is just a small part of their daily routine – for others it is their life. Now to musicians, it could...

According to the Mayo Clinic Health System, coloring pages help relax the body as well as improve sleep.

Don’t ghost your mental health

MEG GROVE , Staff Writer Oct 24, 2022

SHAC & Active Minds Raising Awareness for the Importance of Mental Health Struggling with mental health and feeling overwhelmed is a common struggle college students face. The Student Health Advisory...

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Panther families celebrate Family Weekend

CAROLINE CHRISTENSEN, Staff Writer Oct 19, 2022

Panther families will visit their UNI cats and kittens this coming weekend during the official Family Weekend from Oct. 21-23. Assistant Vice President & Dean of Students Allyson Rafanello encourages...

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