Northern Iowan

A taste of things to come

John Anderson

April 12, 2012

The Roast, a student-led coffee shop coming to College Hill this fall, wants to prove that students are willing to get their caffeine across the street. The University of Northern Iowa students behind the start-up are selling hot chocolate and their Sumatra and Columbian roasts outside University Book and ...

UNI to host Earth Week events

April 12, 2012

Celebrations for Earth Week, a campus-wide series of events that aim to involve the university community in environmental action, kicked off at the University of Northern Iowa Tuesday with a 10-mile bike ride on area trails.The week continues with a fun run along the trails from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday...

Botanical Center plant sale geared at students on a budget

April 9, 2012

Students under any budget will be able to find a unique plant to take home with them at the annual Spring Plant Sale at the University of Northern Iowa Botanical Center on April 26 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.The Botanical Center will be teaming up with the Student Nature Society for a fundraiser that will...

‘Bat Boy’ to sink its teeth in at Strayer-Wood


April 5, 2012

A “classic love story with a serious bite” debut this weekend in the University of Northern Iowa’s Strayer-Wood Theater. According to director Patrick Elkins-Zeglarski, “Bat Boy: The Musical” centers on a town that discovers a half-bat/half-boy in a nearby cave. The boy is quickly ostracized by...

Half-Masted hosts Gorilla Theater


April 2, 2012

There is a troupe of performers on campus who tell stories of ladybug strippers and teen romances turned to spy thrillers — these performers are known as Half-Masted. On last Friday and Saturday night, Half-Masted, a group of actors who perform scenes where the situations and topics are completel...

PALS sets out to mentor Waterloo students


April 2, 2012

Panthers Allied with Local Schools , a group created by a Presidential Scholar Think Tank class, has set out to make a difference in the lives of Waterloo students through a mentoring program. PALS gives University of Northern Iowa students a chance to mentor a child from the Waterloo Community School Di...

UNI Pride Week to kick off with Queer Monologues


March 29, 2012

On April 2, students at the University of Northern Iowa will begin celebrating Pride Week, and queer monologues will kick off the festivities. “The Queer Monologues,” which was inspired by “The Vagina Monologues,” is a production aimed at inspiring collaboration, conspiring for equal rights an...

The man behind the lens

March 22, 2012

Since Randy Darst was a young boy, he knew he had a passion for photography and design.“I was in a lot of art classes, like even private painting and drawing,” said Darst. “I think my first class was with a lady in the neighborhood – it was like teaching piano – except she was an artist and she t...

Mistakes were (not) made

John Anderson

June 17, 2010

The Strayer-Wood Theatre made no mistakes in the casting of its low-budget production of Elizabeth Meriwether's "The Mistakes Madeline Made."The play, directed by theatre professor Jay Edelnant with a company of only 12 cast and crew members, follows Edna, a former peer health educator, as she enter...

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