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1 Cerrando la brecha internacional con conversación
Ortiz--Karina (Student--2023)
Northern Iowan 119:47, p.01
4/3/2023 Karina Ortiz writes an article in Spanish titled "Bridging the international gap with conversation". The University of Northern Iowa Intensive English and Culture Program (CIEP) is partnering with Marist University of Merida to engage students in different cultures and showing them the importance of being bilingual; photo.
2 Office of International Engagement winter clothing drive
Kargarzadeh--Fatemeh (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 119:24, p.05
11/17/2022 The Office of International Engagement (OIE) is hosting a clothing drive for international students who do not have the proper winter gear. They are asking for any winter gear that are in good condition to get students through the vicious Iowa winter months.
3 Experiences of international students
Christensen--Caroline (Student--2021), Williamson--Ty (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 119:23, p.04
11/14/2022 Caroline Christensen interviews various UNI international students about their experiences with culture shock and transitioning from being a student in their native country compared to being a student at UNI; photo.
4 International Education Week kicks off
Christensen--Caroline (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:23, p.01
11/14/2022 International Education Week, November 14-18, will celebrate the stories of international students, faculty, and departments across UNI's campus. Caroline Christensen lists out the different events that will be held throughout the week.
5 International students and culture shock
Watson--Patrice (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 119:16, p.05
10/20/2022 Guest columnist Patrice Watson interviews various UNI international students about the culture shocks they have experienced on campus. Some of the common culture shocks the students have experienced is smiling and making eye contact when passing people, the difference in clothing styles, and the more informal classes; photo.
6 From the NI archives: A response toward Sept. 11th terrorist attacks
Bartness--Brooke (Student--2001)
Northern Iowan 118:5, p.04
9/13/2021 The article reprint from a 2001 edition of the paper discusses the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, especially the response from UNI international students; photo.
7 Winter clothing available in ISSO
Gordon--Darien (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:38, p.04
3/4/2021 The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) will hold their annual coat drive. Winter clothing donated will be available in room 113 of Maucker Union for any UNI student that needs it; photo.
8 ISSO winter clothing drive heats up
Kraft--Abigail (Student--2020), Cummings--Gabriella (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:21, p.01
10/29/2020 The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) sponsors a winter clothing drive; photo.
9 UNI cancels international travel, COVID-19
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 116:42, p.01
3/9/2020 Due to COVID-19, UNI has cancelled all university-sponsored international travel. The university first cancelled travel for the next 30 days, then for all summer 2020 study abroad courses. UNI implemented travel restrictions in stages, beginning in January with a temporary moratorium on travel to China, extending it to South Korea on February 29, Italy on March 2, and Iran on March 3. Students in UNI Camp Adventure were recalled or transferred from affected areas. On March 5, the Board of Regents issued a statement for all three public universities cancelling university-sponsored travel for all faculty, staff, and students for the next 30 days, which included spring break. UNI absorbed the cost of cancelled study abroad programs. Although the threat of the virus remained low for Iowa and campus, the university began preparations for the unlikely event of a campus shutdown with information posted on A panel on the virus and combatting its spread was to be held March 11 in Lang Hall Auditorium; photo.
10 CIEP panel brews up converstaion
Maas--Emma'le (Student--2019), Fortmann--Toni (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 116:24, p.02
11/21/2019 The Cultural and Intensive English Program (CIEP) held a Coffee Hour and Information Panel in Rod Library. CIEP is an on-campus program that teaches both international and domestic students English and celebrates their native cultures while integrating them into American culture. This panel had international students from Saudi Arabia, China, and India speak; photo.
11 Panthers get a 'Taste of Culture'
Legaspi--Sofia (Class of 2020), Fortmann--Toni (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 116:24, p.01
11/21/2019 The Office of International Programs and International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) hosted "A Taste of Culture" at the Maucker Union Ballroom on November 18. International students represented over 35-different cultures at the event, which also included tables, cultural showcases, and refreshments; photos.
12 ISSO collecting winter clothing donations
Legaspi--Sofia (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:22, p.01
11/14/2019 The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) will hold a winter clothing drive to assist international students during the Midwestern winter. Isabela Varela, the director of the ISSO, talks about the financial burden of purchasing winter clothes, especially for exchange students who are only at UNI for a semester; photos.
13 ISSO panel discusses transitions
McGuill--Lauren (Student--2019), Legaspi--Sofia (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:17, p.02
10/28/2019 On October 23, Isabela Varela, director of the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO), gave a presentation about teaching international students. The presentation offered advice for teachers to better assist international students in the classroom; photo.
14 Panther Portrait: Orchesis & IDT Show
Maas--Emma'le (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:16, p.05
10/24/2019 The UNI Dance Program kicked off Family Weekend festivities with its annual fall showcase. The sister dance companies Orchesis and International Dance Theatre (IDT) performed in the Bengtson Auditorium at Russell Hall. The showcase held performances ranging from tap dancing to hip-hop to traditional Russian folk dance. Many of the performances were choreographed by the students themselves.
15 Giving intl. students a voice
Khan--Ashan (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 155:34, p.04
2/11/2019 In the author's opinion, international students are often overlooked on campus. Khan mentions ways that UNI and student organizations can be more inclusive of these students; photo.
16 Students to enter tractor design competition
Flanders--Anna (Student--2017), Anderson--Kati (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 115:25, p.04
11/29/2018 UNI's Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) are designing their own tractor for the International 1/4 Scale Tractor Student Design Competition hosted by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers; photos.
17 Cedar Valley gets a 'Taste of Culture'
Barikor--Leziga (Class of 2019)
Northern Iowan 115:24, p.01
11/15/2018 The International Students and Scholars Office hosted "Taste of Culture," an event that offered food from several countries around the world as well as tables to represent them. It was held on November 11 in Rod LIbrary; photos.
18 ISSO to offer students a 'Taste of Culture"
Ritondale--Sarah (Class of 2020), Legaspi--Sofia (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 115:23, p.05
11/12/2018 The International Students and Scholars Office will host "Taste of Culture" in Rod Library on November 12. The represented countries will include Peru, Austria, Brazil, Chile, China, Columbia and others; photo.
19 CIEP program celebrates 35 years
Flanders--Anna (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:29, p.02
1/18/2018 The Culture and Intensive English Program (CIEP) at UNI is celebrating 35 years of helping international students learn English.
20 UNI gets a "Taste of Culture"
Smith--Monique (Student--2017), Thies-Jackson--Brittany (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:24, p.04
11/16/2017 The Taste of Culture event celebrates International Education Week and all of the international students at UNI. At the event, there was food samples form all over the world as well as students educating the public about their culture and countries; photo.
21 NISG releases statement concerning DACA
White--Jamal (Class of 2018), Bernhard--Tristan (Class of 2019)
Northern Iowan 114:4, p.03
9/7/2017 The Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) releases a statement regarding the policy change that will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and urges affected students to seek support from the International Students and Scholars Office or NISG; photo.
22 New opportunities abroad
Baughman--Katie (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 112:7, p.4
9/21/2015 Over five hundred fifty students filled the Maucker Union Ballroom for the International Opportunities Fair held by UNI Study abroad.
23 Gartman and Andersen gear up for the new year
Rouse--Amber Marie (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:54, p.1
4/28/2014 While in office, Kevin Gartman and Paul Andersen hope to share what they have found at UNI: an enriching campus. Also on the agenda is boosting enrollment and incorporating international students into student-friendly activities; photo.
24 Unforeseen benefits of study abroad
Hebbeln--Laura Katherine (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:51, p.3
4/17/2014 The author shares her international experience that she had. She mentions that even if you study abroad for a short period of time you will still benefit from it. Many students are more confidence and creative after their experience; photo.
25 A healthy taste of the world
Keiser--Erin Rose (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 110:43, p.4
3/10/2014 The International Student Association put on an event featuring healthy food from various countries. The event was to help students to realize the many different countries represented on campus and to experience a part of their culture; photo.
26 UNIBusiness student organizations unite for local, global causes
Public Relations News Release 2013:186, p.1
2/20/2014 Student organizations in the College of Business are working together to make positive changes locally and globally. Students will be planting trees in Cedar Falls as well as raising money for International Medical Corps.
27 UNI students explore living beyond U.S. borders
Shultz--Jacob (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:31, p.1
1/27/2014 UNI's Study Abroad Department hosted an International Opportunities Fair for students to learn more about different study abroad opportunities. Interested students were able to talk to others about their study abroad experience; photo.
28 CF bus route may face changes
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 110:26, p.1
12/6/2013 The Cedar Falls City Council will vote on reducing bus hours or eliminating the bus route all together. Many international students and underclassmen rely on the bus system to get around Cedar Falls, and this change would greatly affect them; photo.
29 Renovations finishing up in Maucker Union
Rankin--Meghan Christine (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:20, p.1
11/5/2013 The renovations to Maucker Union are finishing up. These renovations include remodeling the International Students and Scholars Office as well as creating offices for the Student Involvement Center; photo.
30 Arriving from around the globe: What do foreign exchange students think about UNI?
Rankin--Meghan Christine (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:19, p.4
11/1/2013 Foreign exchange students tend to think highly of UNI. Many students feel very welcome on campus, but wish their were more activities to bridge the gap between international students and locals; photo.
31 UNI partners with Kyungpook National University in Korea to internationalize STEM education
Public Relations News Release 2013:24, p.1
8/21/2013 UNI is partnering with Kyungpook National University in Korea to announce an innovative double-degree program. The program is for students training to be teachers in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics areas.
32 International Student Association brings worldwide traditions to campus
Afzal--Fariha (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:51, p.6
4/23/2013 The International Student Association put on an event showcasing the clothing, cuisine, and talent from different areas around the world. The event, which had a good student turnout, illustrated the diversity of students at UNI; photo.
33 Aossey shares inspiring stories with UNI students
Northern Iowa Today 95:1, p.32
1/1/2013 Nancy Aossey relates experiences as head of International Medical Corps; organization works on preventing and recovering from natural and man-made disasters; photo.
34 International Student Association holds Halloween dance
Baker--Brandon Lee (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 109:19, p.9
10/30/2012 Students gathered at Maucker Union for a night of Halloween costumes and dancing. The main idea was to bring students together and to make friends; photo.
35 UNI hosts exchange student reception
Keiser--Erin Rose (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:13, p.2
10/9/2012 Students sing at the exchange student reception hosted by International Programs; photo.
36 Correcting inaccuracies in insurance policy story
Klafter--Craig E. (Assoc Provost for International Programs)
Northern Iowan 109:9, p.3
9/25/2012 Associate Provost Klafter responds to proposed mandatory insurance policy for international students in previous article (Sept. 21, vol. 109, issue 8).
37 Proposed mandatory insurance policy sparks petition
Baker--Brandon Lee (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 109:8, p.1
9/21/2012 International students want the option to choose the type and amount of health insurance coverage. Ajay Abraham has started a petition to lobby for the freedom to choose. Students feel ignored by the associate provost for international programs; photo.
38 UNI Physics Department establishes agreement with Chinese high school
Wilkins--Alan Michael (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 109:3, p.5
8/31/2012 The agreement provides information to the high school and in return the high school will assist three students each year to enroll at UNI in physics. Increasing the enrollment and providing an international atmosphere is the goal; photo.
39 Panther Portraits
Finin--Matthew Doyle (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:24, p.7
11/18/2011 Scenes from the traditional clothing fashion show hosted by International Students Association; photo.
40 Conference to address global trade issues
Grover--Cory Michael (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:14, p.1
10/14/2011 Students will have an opportunities to learn about international trade issues and make networking connections during the Global Trade Issues Conference. International speakers will address the group.
41 Panther Portraits
Allen--Justin Dale (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:11, p.9
10/4/2011 Students join in a joint performance of the UNI Orchesis Dance Company and the UNI International Dance Theatre; photo.
42 AEGON Transamerica Foundation supports SFA preparation, international opportunities for UNI Business students
Public Relations News Release 2010:345, p.1
4/27/2011 A $300,000 endowment has been given to the University of Northern Iowa College of Business Administration to help support students in taking the Certified Financial Analyst Exam, studying abroad, and international internships.
43 U. S. ambassador gives students advice on foreign service careers
Staggs--Lottie Brooke (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 107:53, p.1
4/26/2011 Career Services sponsored a session on careers in foreign service. Ambassador Ronald McMullen advised students to consider a degree in economics or management. Getting international experience is important; photo.
44 American and International students unite for English Coffee Hour
Al-Asmari--Abdollah (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 107:37, p.5
2/18/2011 Coffee hour is a monthly event. Cultural and Intensive English Program students, staff and their new English conversation partners are invited to attend; photo.
45 Valentine's Day 2011
Sodergren--Monica I. (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 107:36, p.2
2/15/2011 Scenes from crafts night, sponsored by the Campus Activities Board. The International Students Association held a Valentine's Dance; photo.
46 ICBS hosts 'Focus on Brazil'
Au Jong--Catherine (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 107:24, p.1
11/19/2010 International Club for Business Students hosted the event. Students experienced Brazil in various forms, including food, displays, dance, and discussion; photo.
47 'Diversity Matters' but why?
Boevers--Cassandra Mae (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 107:22, p.7
11/12/2010 Interaction with international students is not apparent. Only three and a half percent of the students are international students. Americans interact mostly with American students.
48 Halloween 2010
Schreck--Anna E. (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 107:19, p.1
11/2/2010 Scenes from the International Students Association Halloween dance; photo.
49 UNI graduate provides potential funding for international students
Koolbeck--Alex Elizabeth (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 107:16, p.2
10/22/2010 Jason Lau, a UNI alumnus with a B. A. and M. A. in leisure, youth, and human services has donated $30,000 for an endowment fund for scholarships for international students; photo.
50 UNI Business students can gain international edge while staying on budget and on schedule to graduate
Public Relations News Release 2010:27, p.1
8/30/2010 A new program will allow business students to spend a semester studying abroad at cost or lower than the cost to attend UNI. Through the Cost Neutral Semester Abroad Program, the students also can stay on schedule toward graduation.


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