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After attending UNI himself, Lizarraga-Estrada decided he wanted to help other multicultural students find where they belong through his role in admissions.

Admissions staff member supports multicultural students

NIXSON BENITEZ April 8, 2021

Jesús Lizárraga-Estrada is the Associate Director of Freshman Recruitment and Access here at the University of Northern Iowa. He oversees the freshman recruitment, diversity recruitment and campus visit...

Después de asistir él mismo a UNI, Lizárraga-Estrada ahora ayuda a otros estudiantes multiculturales a encontrar a dónde pertenecen a través de su trabajo con la Oficina de Admisiones.

Empleado de Admisiones apoya a los estudiantes multiculturales

NIXSON BENITEZ April 8, 2021

This week’s Northern Iowan en Español column features both the English and Spanish versions of the article in print form. A special thank-you to Dr. Juan Carlos Castillo of the Department of Languages...

Cedar Falls police responded to a report of shots fired outside Little Bigs on College Hill early Sunday morning, April 4.

Shots fired on College Hill, one injury reported

NI STAFF, NI Editors April 5, 2021

Shots were fired on College Hill early on Sunday morning, April 4, leaving one person injured, although it was later found that his injuries had been accidentally self-inflicted. According to a UNI Alert...

The UNI softball team turned in a decisive victory over the Evansville Purple Aces in a three-game series April 2-3.

Panthers clobber Aces in 3-game sweep

COLIN HORNING, Sports Editor April 5, 2021

The UNI softball team was locked in and poised during all three of their games this past weekend against the Purple Aces of Evansville, completing a doubleheader sweep on Friday and another victory on...

Peer reviewers Dr. Lynette Olson, Dr. Anton Reiter (in-person), Dr. Martinez Sotelo and Dr. Sherilyn Poole engaged with students in an open forum discussion during the HLC site visit on Monday, March 29.

HLC site visit features student forum

Karla DeBruin, Managing Editor April 1, 2021

On Monday, March 29, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) hosted a Student Open Forum as part of their site visit to UNI during the re-accreditation process.  Held in the Maucker Union Ballroom and...

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Former professor published graphic novel

SARA QUALLEY April 1, 2021

Gary Kelley, a UNI alum and former art professor, is publishing a graphic novel called “Moon of the Snow Blind: Spirit Lake,” which follows the story of Dakota Sioux Natives and four female captives...

Mike Henney stands next to one of the 250 pound bearings to be installed.

McCollum mechanical issues cancel class

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor March 29, 2021

Due to the failure of two bearings in the fan which serves the air handling system in the central part of McCollum Science Hall, all classes normally held in that part of the building have been canceled...

UNI defense back Benny Sapp III looks to the sidelines before a play in the Panther's game against Illinois State.

UNI blazes through Leathernecks

COLIN HORNING, Sports Editor March 29, 2021

The UNI football team looked to return to the win column this past Saturday when they faced off against Western Illinois in Macomb, Ill. Coming in at 2-3 on the season and following last week’s 13-6...

Senior Anne Gradoville holds up her Moderna vaccine after she was vaccinated while working at UnityPoint Hospital in Des Moines.

Vaccinated Panthers share their stories


There is a sense of growing hope around subduing the novel coronavirus and returning to a sense of normalcy as vaccines are distributed to thousands of people throughout the United States and Iowa. Governor...

UNI Panthers scored big against SIU Salukis after only having scored one goal previously this season.

Panther trounce Salukis, 5-0


The UNI women’s soccer team traveled to Carbondale, Ill. to take on Southern Illinois this past weekend. Southern Illinois was winless on the season at 0-2-3 before taking on the Panthers, while UNI...

This year the Dance Marathon Black Tie Affair took place in the WRC to align with COVID-19 guidelines.

UNI DM holds annual Black Tie Affair

NICK BAUR March 22, 2021

A wondrous Iowa sunset punctuated what would become a night of jest and joy for the students of UNI Dance Marathon this past Thursday, March 18. The members of the largest student organization at the...

This is the first time in program history that the Panther women have advanced to the quarterfinals of the WNIT.

Panthers advance to quarterfinals


This past weekend, the UNI Panthers women’s basketball team competed in the first two rounds of the 2021 Women’s National Invitation Tournament, competing at the UW Health Sports Factory in Rockford,...

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