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Buttigieg hosts town hall

Buttigieg hosts town hall

EMMA PISTARINO, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

On Jan. 15, presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg held a town hall in Maucker Union in preparation for the Feb. 3rd Iowa caucus. The event followed the previous evening’s Democratic debate in Des Moines. Buttigieg’s talk was preceded by the endorsement of several prominent politicians of Blac...

University to host mock caucus

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

January 23, 2020

As residents of the first state in the nation to host presidential caucuses, Iowa college students play an important role in the political process, according to the UNI political science faculty. “It is important to recognize caucuses are more than just signaling support for a candidate; they are ...

UNI gears up for MLK Day of Service

UNI gears up for MLK Day of Service

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

January 16, 2020

UNI students and community members will be donating some of their time off on Monday, Jan. 20 to help kids in need. The Martin Luther King Jr. Day event is a collaboration between the Northeast Iowa Food Bank, John Deere, the UNI Office of Community Engagement, Service and Leadership Council, Panthe...

NI Manager retires after 27 years

NI Manager retires after 27 years

Gabrielle Leitner, Executive Editor

January 16, 2020

  After nearly 27 years of working at the Northern Iowan, Business Manager Michele Smith retired on January 14, 2020. A party was held at The Horny Toad on Main Street for friends, family and colleagues on the same day. Michele said that she enjoyed her time working with thousands of students who have tou...

WRC updates facilities, hours

WRC updates facilities, hours

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

January 16, 2020

Students will soon notice an expansion in the hours of the UNI Wellness and Recreation Center (WRC), thanks to a new functional fitness space which will be available for drop-in workouts during the hours when the WRC’s main fitness center is closed for classes. Christopher Denison, Director of Recreation...

Students win regional tax contest, advance to nationals

Students win regional tax contest, advance to nationals

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

On Nov. 8, 2019, a group of five UNIBusiness students (Al Faisal Yasin, Cassidy Pearson, Jacqueline Hicks, Carson Ehrenberg and Nathan Funke) won the regional Deloitte National FanTAXtic Competition in Milwaukee, WI. The team will advance to the national competition, from Jan. 17-19 in Westlake, Texas....

Students lend hand in prairie project

Students lend hand in prairie project

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

December 9, 2019

In collaboration with the University of Northern Iowa Tallgrass Prairie Center, students from Union High School science teacher Craig Hemsath’s class participated in a prairie re-seeding project on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at the Irvine Prairie. The prairie, dedicated in May of 2018, is a 77-acre prairie-i...

Shooting in Cedar Falls leaves 1 dead

NI STAFF, Staff

December 9, 2019

A shooting in downtown Cedar Falls this week claimed the life of one victim. Cedar Falls Police reported that at approximately 9:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, shots were fired at an apartment above Los Cabos Family Restaurant in Cedar Falls. Shortly afterward, a suspect or suspects were seen leavi...

CETL panel discusses indigenous student experience on UNI campus

CETL panel discusses indigenous student experience on UNI campus

EMMA PISTARINO, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

On Nov. 21, the UNI Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) inaugurated a new series of panels titled “What Your Students Want You to Know.” Each discussion features a different group of under-represented students who want to express their concerns and address faculty and staff on matt...

Teachers offer advice at SEECA panel

Teachers offer advice at SEECA panel

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

November 21, 2019

During the Student Elementary and Early Childhood Association (SEECA) Classroom Teacher Panel on Nov. 19 in Schindler Education Center, six teachers shared their classroom experiences. The panel included several local teachers along with two teachers joining via a Zoom call from Texas and Alabama. ...

CIEP panel brews up conversation

CIEP panel brews up conversation

EMMA'LE MAAS, Staff Writer

November 21, 2019

On Tuesday, Nov. 19, the Cultural and Intensive English Program (CIEP) held a Coffee Hour and Information Panel in Rod Library. The CIEP is an on-campus program that teaches both international and domestic students English and celebrates their native cultures while integrating them into American culture thr...

Lecture connects climate change to art

Lecture connects climate change to art

LAUREN MCGUILL, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

On Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the Lang Hall Auditorium, the Aldo Leopold Distinguished Lecture series presented its final installment. The lecture, titled “We Are the Asteroid: Art and the Ecological Crisis,” by artist Justin Brice Guariglia, explored the harrowing effects of climate change, what it means...

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