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NISG releases student body election information

SYDNEY HAUER, Executive Editor

January 28, 2019


Filed under News, NISG Election

On Thursday, Jan. 24, Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) released information regarding the 2019 NISG Student Body Elections. This year’s election will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 26 and Wednesday, Feb. 27, according to the press release. David Konfrst, director of public relations, said t...

UNI Counseling Center offers cocoa, conversation

UNI Counseling Center offers cocoa, conversation

EMMA KOSSAYIAN, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, News

The UNI Counseling Center offered a safe place to escape the cold on Wednesday, Jan. 23. Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) provided hot cocoa, cookies and most importantly, conversation at their “Cocoa & Counseling” event. At 4:30 p.m., the doors opened to a stream of students. They wer...

Exhibit views life from human perspective

Exhibit views life from human perspective

CECILIA MITCHELL, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

The narcissism of our species is on full display in the latest UNI Gallery of Art show, “In and Of the Anthropocene,” co-curated by gallery director Darrell Taylor and art history professor Elizabeth Sutton. The exhibit can be found in the Mary Haskell-Hansen Room and features work from UNI’s per...

Ernst visits UNI for town hall

Ernst visits UNI for town hall

NICOLE BAXTER, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

On the snowy Wednesday morning of Jan. 23, Senator Joni Ernst (R) arrived at the University of Northern Iowa for a town hall as part of her 99-county tour. Ernst, who is up for re-election in 2020, was the first woman to be elected to the Senate from Iowa when she won in 2014. Around 30 people gather...

Pantry is “by students, for students”

EMMA'LE MAAS, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019


Filed under News

Fifty-one percent of students claimed to have some degree of food insecurity, according to a survey from this past spring. Whether it is a student who is unsure where their next meal is going to come from, or is unable to purchase all of their daily meals, the brand-new Panther Pantry is open and ava...

Sexual Assault reported

NI STAFF

January 24, 2019


Filed under Crime, News

On the afternoon of Sunday, Jan. 20, the UNI Office of Public Safety issued a campus-wide email statement reporting that a rape had occurred over the weekend. The incident occurred around 1 a.m. on Sunday in an on-campus residence hall. The assault was committed by an acquaintance. The only person ...

Student predicts game show win in play

Student predicts game show win in play

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

January 17, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

The phrase “life imitates art” became all too real for one UNI student when a play she had written about winning a game show eerily predicted the future. Senior digital media production and performance major Laney Kraus-Taddeo wrote “PAT,” a one-act play based on her love of game shows for a Fa...

UNI finishes top 30 percent at CyberForce

UNI finishes top 30 percent at CyberForce

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Six UNI students competed in the U.S. Department of Energy’s CyberForce™ competition at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Ill. last weekend. It was UNI’s third time competing. They placed 18th out of 64 schools located in seven different places nationwide.  “I think the average school size is around 22...

African Union to raise awareness at Ankara Night

African Union to raise awareness at Ankara Night

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Sexual assault, the deaf community, colorism, bleaching and refugees. These are the topics UNI’s African Union seeks to address at an upcoming event. On Saturday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m., African Union will be hosting Ankara Night in the Old Central Ballroom at Maucker Union. Presentations will run until...

Food insecurity leads to new pantry

Food insecurity leads to new pantry

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Students who use the basement of Maucker Union for the study space or computer lab may notice recent changes. The university is working on installing a food and essentials pantry to help students who struggle with food insecurities. The pantry’s soft opening is tentatively scheduled for next month, but the project ...

Campus crime briefs

JOEL WAUTERS, Sports Editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under Crime, News

There have been reports of a man exposing himself on campus. Campus public safety reported two incidents on Nov. 14 outside of Shull Hall and another on 27th Street within a 15 minute period. According to a UNI Alert, the man in question usually sits inside his vehicle and asks nearby pedestrians ...

Grassley to become President Pro Tempore

Grassley to become President Pro Tempore

JOEL WAUTERS, Sports Editor

November 29, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Members of the 116th U.S. Congress met in Washington D.C. the week following the midterm elections to begin selecting the leadership for the upcoming session. With the new congress set to be seated on Jan. 3, both of Iowa’s Republican senators will find themselves in new roles as the term begins. ...

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