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El ex alumno de UNI Francisco Mota mostrando su herencia durante su ceremonia de graduación.

UNI celebra el mes de la herencia hispana

MARIO MENDEZ, Spanish Editor September 16, 2021

El Mes de la Herencia Latina (x / o) se celebra todos los años a partir del 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre. Comienza el 15 de septiembre en honor a los países de América Central, incluidos Guatemala,...

The Guild of UNI Carillonneurs play the 47 uniquely pitched bells inside the campanile. Fundraising in 1968 tripled he number of bells in the tower.

Carillonneurs serenade UNI’s campus

JETTA COLSCH, Staff Writer September 16, 2021

Students play bell instrument atop Campanile The UNI campanile is an iconic structure on campus. However the campanile does more than keep time – it is a giant musical instrument. A group of carillonneurs,...

Pictured is a flag that was planted to memorialize victims of the 9/11 victims.

‘Acts of cowardice’

Steven Thomma, Knight Ridder Newspaper September 13, 2021

Editor’s Note: This story was originally published in the Northern Iowan on Sept. 14, 2001 WASHINGTON- In a staggering attack on the United States, terrorists struck Tuesday at the symbols of American...

Across the nation people grieved the loss of lives as a result of the attacks.

Shake UNI

Sara C. Konrad , Former NI News Editor September 13, 2021

Editor’s Note: This story was originally published in the Northern Iowan on Sept. 14, 2001 As news of the Tuesday morning terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon circulated, a...

After two years of not being able to march due to COVID-19, the Panther Marching Band held their debut performance at ISU Sept. 4.

Marching band kicks off season after COVID-19

OLIVIA BRUNSTING, Staff Writer September 13, 2021

When COVID-19 hit in 2019 social distancing kept many away from friends and loved ones. People during this time also started distancing themselves from the performing arts, and many ensembles were prevented...

Soeaker if the Senate Sam Caughron signs legislation confirming the six new senator candidates into NISG Wednesday.

NISG appoints 6 new senators to fill vacant seats

NICK BAUR September 13, 2021

Searching continues for applicants for 15 more seats Located in the bowels of Maucker Union, the Northern Iowa Student Government  (NISG) gathered in the University Room for their second meeting of the...

Students walk by the fence separating the construction zone on the north side of Wright Hall between classes. Construction by Wright should be done within two weeks.

A closer look at on-campus construction

MALLORY SMITZ, Staff Writer September 9, 2021

Most students knew going into the fall 2021 semester that campus would look a little different compared to the year prior. There would be more in-person classes, more students and fewer masks. However,...

Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center received $2 million from the Pauline R. Barrett Charitable Foundation for renovations scheduled for the summer of 2022. Above is a rendering of proposed renovations.

Gallagher Bluedorn receives $2 million

ANTONIA GOODWIN, Staff Writer September 9, 2021

Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) will be receiving a facelift in 2022 after the Pauline R. Barrett Charitable Foundation donated $2 million to the UNI Foundation GBPAC. The contribution...

Due to the Iowa Legislature UNI is unable to require masks, but some students have chosen to wear them despite no mandate.

To mask or not to mask

KRYSSI FRANKS, Staff Writer September 9, 2021

Plastered on every window and door around campus is a flyer that, by now,  all students are familiar with. It reads: “Face masks encouraged (but not required).” This gives students and professors...

President Mark Nook plans to return to his office Sept. 7 after a back surgery.

Nook recovers from surgery


As the 2021-2022 school year approached and the freshman class began to settle into life at UNI, a familiar face around campus was noticeably absent. Normally UNI President Mark Nook would make his presence...

Professor Emily Masghati was recently hired as UNI's new African American studies professor.

UNI hires new African American studies prof

Mallory Schmitz, Staff Writer September 2, 2021

UNI is enthusiastic to welcome its newest faculty member, Professor Emily Masghati.  Originally hailing from Augusta, Ga. Professor Masghati first completed her B.A. at Vanderbilt University before going...

Rialto and Piazza have had to adjust procedures in order to compensate for lack of employees. Some changes include disposable dish ware and dine-out only from 7-9pm.

Dining centers struggle to find employees for new semester

CAROLINE CHRISTENSEN, News Editor September 2, 2021

Across the nation restaurants and service industries are desperate for workers after COVID-19 vaccinations rolled out and businesses started opening at full capacity. Piazza and Rialto, the two main dining...

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