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The student news site of the University of Northern Iowa

Northern Iowan

The student news site of the University of Northern Iowa

Northern Iowan

With this federal grant, UNI hopes to help address the shortage of school psychologists in Iowa schools. The recommended ratio of school psychologists to students is one to 500, while Iowa’s current ratio is about one to 1,800 or 1,900, some regions having a much higher disparity.

UNI receives $2.5 million federal grant for mental health access

CAROLINE CHRISTENSEN, Staff Writer Mar 22, 2023

After extensive research and collaboration with numerous Iowa Area Education Agencies (AEAs), UNI has received a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to train 15 new school psychologists...

UNI’s Panhellenic Council works behind the scenes to coordinate sorority life as a whole. Cassie Williams, second from left, Laura Harms, third from right and Ana Muell, second from right, shared how sorority life has empowered them as young women pursuing an education.

A space of their own: UNI’s sorority leaders honor over a century of tradition

MALLORY SCHMITZ, News Editor Mar 22, 2023

UNI student Cassie Williams has always known that she wanted to be part of a sorority. However, starting with those first days of recruitment her freshman year, she stumbled across a community at UNI with...

After a year of fundraising, UNI Dance Marathon celebrated their fundraising with their annnual Big Event. After 12 hours of standing, the grand total of $128,063.12 was revealed, which will be used to provide 10,671 meals for families at the Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.

Dancing for a chance

CAROLINE CHRISTENSEN, Staff Writer Mar 19, 2023

UNI Dance Marathon raises over $128,000 for Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital After a year of fundraising, UNI Dance Marathon raised a grand total of $128,063.12 for the University of Iowa Stead...

Last year during the Field of Flags event, UNI CATS planted 469 flags, each one representing 20 of the prior year’s 9,379 donors.

UNI CATS to kick off “Giving Week” with Field of Flags event

ERIN MCRAE, Staff Writer Mar 19, 2023

Connecting Alumni to Students (CATS) is planning a celebration for the final week of March called “Giving Week.” This week is a celebration of donors’ contributions to bettering the University. One...

The UNI pep band traded their purple polos for white Missouri Valley Conference t-shirts as they played for Valparaiso’s Thursday night game against Murray State. They found out just three days beforehand that they would be filling in, but were able to learn their school song and pick up chants from Valparaiso’s cheerleaders.

“Go Beacons!”: Pep band pays it forward

MALLORY SCHMITZ, News Editor Mar 8, 2023

UNI pep band supports band-less Valparaiso at Arch Madness tournament When the UNI pep band received word that Valparaiso University was not bringing a band to the Arch Madness tournament, the story felt...

The Meskwaki Summer Camp focuses on college and career readiness. While some sessions take place in large group settings, students also get to break into smaller, more specialized sessions, such as last year’s environmental science session pictured above.

UNI to host Meskwaki Summer Camp for second consecutive year

MALLORY SCHMITZ, News Editor Mar 8, 2023

While the majority of UNI’s student population will be absent from campus this summer, a group of UNI staff and students are currently preparing to welcome a different audience this July. This July...

The UNI womens basketball team had their Senior Day on Saturday, defeating Missouri State 86-67 to secure the three-seed at MVC Tournament. After the game, senior players Cynthia Wolf and Kam Finley, both Cedar Fall natives, were recognized.

Panthers secure 3-seed at MVC Tournament

BEN LAHART , Sports Writer Mar 5, 2023

The UNI women’s basketball team finished the regular season strong, ending on a three-game winning streak including two wins last week. On Thursday, March 2, the Panthers met up with the Southern Illinois...

UNIs campus offers a lot of valuable study sports, such as the ground level of Sabin pictured above. As midterms approach, students are encouraged to take advantage of the Learning Center and other resources at Rod Library.

Resources on campus to help students finish strong


As midterms quickly approach, students may find themselves in a panic to perform well and improve their grades. Students can start preparing through many different means. The Office of Academic Advising...

Pictured above is a 1903 portrait of the Iowa State Normal Schools womens basketball team.

Women’s basketball in 1898: The Normal Eyte, “Athletic.”

NI Archives Mar 5, 2023

Editor’s note: This article is part of the Northern Iowan’s coveage of Women’s History Month. The following is an article originally published in The Normal Eyte on Feb. 5, 1898. It recounts a...

As a husband, parent and veteran, Mykel Townsends college experience has looked different from most. However, he has found his place in Sigma Tau Delta, a worldwide English honor society.

UNI student’s writing takes the international stage

NKASA BOLUMBU , Staff Writer Mar 2, 2023

Senior Mykel Townsend to present creative writing at international convention A UNI student will present his short stories about life in the army to an international and national audience. Mykel Townsend...

Ebony King of Waterloo, Iowa, started her clay jewelry business as simply a hobby during the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, she is the proud owner of Formed, specializing in jewelry design and workshops. She is pictured above with her husband Travor and her products on display at a vendor fair.

Black-owned businesses bloom in the Cedar Valley

ERIN MCRAE , Staff Writer Feb 26, 2023

February is Black History Month, a time when local communities are encouraged to think about the profound effect Black History has on American History. In the Cedar Falls area, there are multiple opportunities...

Micaiah Krutsinger and Liz Montalvo will be your 2023-2024 student body president and vice president.

Election Results: Taking your ABC’s into 2023 and 2024

NIXSON BENITEZ, Executive Editor Feb 22, 2023

With an 18.7% margin, Micaiah Krutsinger and Liz Montalvo will be your 2023-2024 student body president and vice president. This year's voter turnout is three times higher in comparison to 2021, according...

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