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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

While the UNI pep band traditionally makes an appearance at both mens and womens conference basketball tournaments to support the Panthers, Professor Justin Mertz, associate director of bands, was informed in July that the funds for the bands travel would not be available this year due to budget cuts.

UNI pep band to stay home

MALLORY SCHMITZ, News Editor Nov 27, 2022

Due to budget cuts, pep band will not travel to conference tournaments this year The spirit-filled tunes of the pep band are a longstanding staple of UNI basketball games. However, any UNI basketball...

From left to right, Dylan Carlsen, Dani Danielson, Wyatt Fitzgerald and Colin Spies contracted this semester. Contracting commits them to eight years of military service directly after graduation.

UNI ROTC celebrates future Army officers with contracting ceremony

MALLORY SCHMITZ , News Editor Nov 27, 2022

On the morning of Nov. 17, UNI Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) honored the students committed to taking the next step in Army leadership with their contracting ceremony. Cadets Dylan Carlsen,...

Students were turned away from Rialto during the lunch rush on Nov. 16. According to university officials, a fan in the Towers Center malfunctioned, emitting smoke and causing sprinklers to engage within the dining hall.

Dining hall disaster

MALLORY SCHMITZ, News Editor Nov 16, 2022

Mechanical malfunction causes temporary Rialto closure  Between 11 a.m. and noon on Wednesday, Nov. 16, emergency vehicles gathered around Rialto Dining Hall. Situated on the north side of campus, Rialto...

Nancy Kertz has been hired on as UNIs executive director for nursing due to her past experience in developing both graduate and undergraduate nursing programs.

Board of Regents approves nursing program

NIXSON BENITEZ, Executive Editor Nov 16, 2022

This past Wednesday, Nov. 10, the Board of Regents (BoR) approved adding a stand-alone nursing program at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI). This program will be designed to be a traditional stand-alone...

International Education Week kicks off

CAROLINE CHRISTENSEN , Staff Writer Nov 15, 2022

From the mountains of Colombia to the South Asian island of Sri Lanka, UNI’s International Engagement program hosts international students from 61 different countries across the world. These students...

NISG ended up taking third place in the Traditions Challenge Amazing Race during the week leading up to Homecoming. Aside from participating in campus festivities, the student government has been busy approving funding for student organizations, passing resolutions to recognize important weeks and more.

NISG October updates

NI Staff , NI Editors Nov 15, 2022

From Homecoming to the launch of the Our Tomorrow campaign, Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) has had a busy and productive month of October. A brief summary of what NISG has accomplished this past...

UNIs Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) teaching program allows students the opportunity to work hands-on with students learning English. Project UNITED will provide further support and resources to help fill the need for ESL certified teachers in Iowa schools.

A UNITED future for education

KATE MURPHY , Staff Writer Nov 10, 2022

UNI professors awarded $1 million grant for ESL project  A grant worth over one million dollars was awarded to the Department of Languages and Literatures for an English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers...

Gov. Kim Reynolds is up for re-election on Nov. 8. She has elicited many different opinions from Iowans during her time as governor due to her handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and her stance on abortion.

Meet the candidates: midterm edition

CAROLINE CHRISTENSEN, Staff Writer Nov 2, 2022

A closer look at the politicians and policies on the ballot for Iowans on Nov. 8  One of the most polarizing midterm elections in U.S. history is occuring Nov. 8 after a contentious summer with Roe v....

Roquiya Sayeq currently works as a data scientist for EA Langenfeld after receiving her masters degree in science and analytics from the University of Chicago.

Amplifying Afghan voices

MALLORY SCHMITZ , News Editor Oct 30, 2022

UNI features five women for  “Our Stories: Women in Afghanistan” panel “Stories create community,” Interim Director of Women’s and Gender Studies Danielle Dick McGeough addressed to a diverse...

The flowering crabapple trees have been a staple of Seerley Boulevard since they were planted in the early 1960s. They characterize the historic street, which was once a trolley line in the early 1900s.

Seerley Boulevard’s iconic flowering trees replanted after 60 years

KATE MURPHY , Staff Writer Oct 30, 2022

Correction: The Northern Iowan would like to correct a series of inaccuracies in the article, “Seerley Boulevard’s iconic flowering trees replanted after 60 years,” originally published on Oct. 31. The...

Bohls donation was announced during the Homecoming football game on Oct. 8. Bohl graduated from UNI in 1962 with a degree in mathematics before starting a career in the computer field with IBM.

Former Panther gifts $5 million

CAROLINE CHRISTENSEN, Staff Writer Oct 26, 2022

‘62 alum Marilyn Bohl gives largest gift in UNI Athletics’ history to Dome Renovations Marilyn Bohl graduated from UNI in 1962 armed with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, a minor in history...

Hasina Jalal graduated in 2021 and is the founding director of the National Association of Afghanistan Civil Society.

Three UNI Alumni selected for GOLD & Bold Awards

BAILEY KLINKHAMMER, Staff Writer Oct 26, 2022

UNI’s Alumni Association is set to host the 2022 GOLD & Bold Alumni Awards this Thursday, Oct. 27, in the Maucker Union Ballrooms. The GOLD & Bold Awards seek to recognize “Panther innovators,...

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