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The Patch is officially open and ready to kick off the spooky season.

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Cedar Falls!

Hope Schulte, Staff Writer Sep 20, 2023

Even though Charlie Brown and the gang were unable to see the Great Pumpkin, Cedar Falls residents and UNI students may have a chance at finding even better pumpkins at a local pumpkin patch.  The...

Former UNI students admire one of the cannons in front of Lang Hall. 

Photo courtesy of UNI Special Collections

The history behind Lang Hall’s cannons

CAROLINE CHRISTENSEN, Executive Editor Sep 20, 2023

Well over 400 years old and guarding campus for the past 122 years, the two cannons facing the east entrance of campus in front of Lang Hall have a long but largely unknown history harkening all the way...

Shown above is a group of students who journeyed to Iceland this past year with UNI Study Abroad.

Get Aboard Studying Abroad

DRAYTON DEBOEF, Staff Writer Sep 13, 2023

As the fall semester looms on the horizon, the University of Northern Iowa's Study Abroad Office is gearing up to welcome students into a world of educational adventures that extend far beyond campus borders....

The Kappa Sigma house is located on 2504 College St., and it is home to their members as well as their philanthropic events.

Kappa Sigma Gives Back

BAILEY KLINKHAMMER, Campus Life Editor Sep 13, 2023

The Mu Upsilon chapter of Kappa Sigma is set to host their block party on Saturday, Sept. 23 in honor of the Kappa Sigma Military Heroes Campaign. Like other chapters within fraternity and sorority life...

Broadway returns to the Gallagher-Bluedorn

CALLIE FAIR, Staff Writer Sep 13, 2023

UNI students and the greater Cedar Valley community have the opportunity to experience Broadway shows without having to leave the Cedar Valley this year. Hosted by UNI’S Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing...

Taylor Swifts Eras Tour sweeps UNI students

Taylor Swift’s “Eras Tour” sweeps UNI students

ERIN MCRAE, Staff Writer Sep 8, 2023

146 shows. Five continents. A three-hour setlist. The Taylor Swift Eras tour has swept the nation and stolen the hearts of thousands of young fans, including many students at UNI. Jenna Westendorf is...

The rise of UNI Greek Life

The rise of UNI Greek Life

TAYLOR NOHRENBERG, Staff Writer Sep 6, 2023

After two fraternities closed their doors during the University of Northern Iowa 2022-23 school year, a new, up-and-coming fraternity, Chi Phi, is planning to fill the empty space left by those groups.   Among...

This summer, UNI Facilities installed a new HVAC system into Curris Business building, lifting the system over the building. The new HVAC system will prevent new servers from overheating.

Breaking ground: An update on UNI’s construction

MALLORY SCHMITZ, News Editor Aug 31, 2023

While students were away this summer, UNI Facilities Management kept their hands busy with projects ranging from routine touch-ups to major building renovations. One of those major projects has been the...

UNI has a variety of resources, clubs and programs to help support people of color on campus.

Resources for people of color on campus

OLIVIA BRUNSTING, Staff Writer Aug 24, 2023

UNI is filled with a variety of people who come from all different walks of life. Because of this, it is crucial for the university to provide resources that allow every student to feel safe and thrive,...

A warm welcome from Vice President Harbach

Aug 24, 2023

Dear Panthers, Welcome to the new 2023-2024 Academic Year!  After a summer full of planning and orientation welcomes, I and my colleagues are excited to see all UNI Panthers back around campus...

UNI Police Chief Helen Haire

Chief Haire on staying safe on campus

Aug 24, 2023

The University of Northern Iowa Department of Public Safety welcomes new and returning students back to campus for the 2023-2024 year. The Parking Division and the Police Division serve the students,...

So... where are you from?

“So… where are you from?”

OLIVIA BRUNSTING, Staff Writer Aug 24, 2023

We have all been there. At some point or another, we all have had to ask those classic ice breaker questions: What’s your major? Which dorm are you living in? Are you joining any clubs or organizations?...

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