Northern Iowan

Former First Lady Laura Bush visits UNI

Former First Lady Laura Bush visits UNI

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

October 14, 2019

A sold-out crowd greeted former U.S. First Lady Laura Bush at 7 p.m. on Wednesday night, as Bush delivered a speech and participated in a Q&A session with UNI President Mark Nook. The event, held at Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, was part of the Joy Cole Corning Distinguished Lecture ...

UNI professor earns Fulbright to Israel

UNI professor earns Fulbright to Israel

ANNA ALLDREDGE, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

UNI Assistant Professor of Digital Media Philip Hopper will be embarking on his second Fulbright experience this spring after receiving the Fulbright Senior Scholar Award to expand on an oral history project located in Israel. During his time there, he will collaborate with Professor Boaz LevTov of ...

Fortepan Iowa wheat-pastes past

Fortepan Iowa wheat-pastes past

ZYRUS WHITEHEAD and SOFIA LEGASPI

October 7, 2019

Three buildings on College Hill are sporting a new look after a wheat-pasting project was completed last week. Crews of volunteers adhered five massive images onto exterior walls in the district on Thursday, Oct. 3 and Friday, Oct. 4. The wheat-pasted images were pulled from Fortepan Iowa, an online ...

Counseling Center sees policy change

Counseling Center sees policy change

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

October 7, 2019

   The UNI Counseling Center has altered its scheduling policy for the 2019-2020 school year. Counseling sessions, which had previously been unlimited for students under the mandatory student health fee, are now limited to five per year. Any additional visits must now be billed to the student’s h...

Addressing workplace sexual harassment

Addressing workplace sexual harassment

LAUREN MCGUILL, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

On Tuesday, Oct. 1, Assistant Professor of Political Science Jayme Renfro collaborated with the Northern Iowa Feminists for a presentation on sexual harassment in the workplace. The presentation, which took place in the Oak Room of Maucker Union, covered what sexual harassment is, how to recognize it, and h...

IPR receives new Innovation Fund

IPR receives new Innovation Fund

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

October 3, 2019

Iowa Public Radio (IPR) recently received a $250,000 commitment from the Heartland Mitzvah Fund, which will be used to establish an Innovation Fund to support IPR over the next five years. “With big goals ahead of us, this is a very special gift and I am eager to see where this takes us,” said M...

Jepson Forum on immigration and tariffs

Jepson Forum on immigration and tariffs

EMMA'LE MAAS, Staff Writer

September 30, 2019

On Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2019, the annual Jepson Forum took place inside Schindler Education Center. The Jepson Forum honors Lawrence Jepson, an immigrant from Denmark who arrived in the Cedar Valley in the early 1900s and became a successful Wall Street businessman and outspoken advocate for the impac...

For education major, it’s a family affair

For education major, it’s a family affair

LAUREN MCGUILL, Staff Writer

September 30, 2019

Education is big in Katie Wempen’s family. Wempen, a senior Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) education major, is a third-generation UNI teaching student. Her grandfather, Richard Wempen, attended UNI in the 1950’s and became a high school science teacher in the Nashua-Plai...

Pedestrian injured in College Hill accident

Pedestrian injured in College Hill accident

NI STAFF, Staff

September 30, 2019

A pedestrian was injured shortly before midnight on Thursday, Sept. 26, after being struck by a motor vehicle on College Hill, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. According to the Courier, initial reports from the Cedar Falls Police stated that the pedestrian ran out in front of the vehicle...

Keep the light on for Banned Books Week

Keep the light on for Banned Books Week

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

September 26, 2019

Rod Library and the College of Education are observing Banned Books Week alongside the rest of the nation this week from Sept. 22 to 28. This year’s theme is “Censorship Leaves Us in the Dark: Keep the Light On.” A display highlighting recently challenged books is located in the HNI Corporation...

UNI-Dome hosts Bands of America

UNI-Dome hosts Bands of America

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

September 26, 2019

High school marching bands will gather at the UNI-Dome on September 28 from across the Midwest.  Instead of coming together for a football game, they’re going to be competing against one another for the regional championship. “Bands of America is a competitive high school marching circuit,” said Hannah Butle...

Author Jo Knowles shares stories, advice

Author Jo Knowles shares stories, advice

LAUREN MCGUILL, Staff Writer

September 26, 2019

Young adult author Jo Knowles is visiting campus this week as part of UNI’s author-in-residence program. Knowles is a renowned Vermont-based author who has written nine books. Her most recent book, “Where the Heart Is,” earned a spot on the 2019 Barnes and Noble Best New Books for Readers list and ...

The student news site of the University of Northern Iowa
News