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Allen--Benjamin J. (President of UNI)

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1 UNI rising in ranks for Princeton Review
Beisel--Emily (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 112:2, p.1
8/31/2015 UNI has once again made an appearance in the "Best in the Midwest" category on Princeton Review's list of America's top colleges.
2 New provost, new challenges
Fisher--Nicholas Allen (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 111:43, p.1
3/12/2015 Jim Wohlpart will be replacing Mike Licari as provost; photo.
3 #BoisenForProvost2015
Boisen--Eric (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 111:29, p.3
1/22/2015 Eric Boisen is sarcastically putting his hat in the ring for the currently open position of Provost at UNI; photo.
4 Committee unaware of fee hike
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 110:52, p.1
4/24/2014 A $25 increase in the Student Services Fee for 2015 was passed without the knowledge of several Student Services Fee Committee members. The fee funds services such as NISG, the Northern Iowan, and athletics; photo.
5 Madsen reflects on student services fee decision
Prigeon--Correy Travis (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:50, p.1
4/14/2014 Thomas Madsen and Blake Findley approved the Board of Regents' request to remove $25 of funding for athletics from the General Education Fund. This money will be converted to the Student Services Fee fund. Some argue this may not be the right decision.
6 Censure decision will be made in June
Aune--Jordan Lee (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:33, p.3
2/3/2014 UNI is facing possible censure from the American Association of University Professors. The case against UNI comes from the university's decision to terminate dozens of majors, minors, and graduate programs in 2012, allegedly without consultation.
7 UNI receives $1 million gift for scholarships
Public Relations News Release 2013:3, p.1
7/8/2013 The Gerdin Family Foundation has donated $1 million to create the Ben and Pat Endowed Scholarship fund at UNI. This scholarship will honor UNI's former president and help assist hardworking, motivated students.
8 AAUP delays censure decision until 2014
Randolph--Olivia Marie (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 109:56, p.1
6/21/2013 Recommendations from the United Faculty and Senate caused the AAUP to vote to delay any censure action until 2014. This will give President Ruud a chance to resolve serious problems created in part by his predecessor.
9 $15 million gift will transform teacher education at UNI
Northern Iowa Today 95:3, p.8
5/1/2013 Richard O. Jacobson gave money to support the work of the College of Education; will support endowment of faculty positions, visiting faculty, research, scholarships, and conferences; photo.
10 UNI receives largest gift in school history
Northern Iowa Today 95:3, p.Outside front cover
5/1/2013 President Allen receives gift from Richard O. Jacobson; photo.
11 UNI says farewell to Ben Allen
Woolson--Brooks Michael (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:53, p.1
4/30/2013 President Ben Allen reflects on the various accomplishments during his time spent at UNI. William Ruud will be taking over the presidency.
12 UNI exceeds $150 million campaign goal
Public Relations News Release 2012:263, p.1
4/9/2013 UNI raised over $150 million for the Imagine the Impact campaign. This campaign was to raise funds for scholarships, faculty support and academic programs.
13 Vermeer CEO to speak at UNI
Public Relations News Release 2012:254, p.1
4/4/2013 Mary Vermeer Andringa, president and CEO of Vermeer Corporation will speak at UNI. She is speaking as part of UNI's distinguished guest lecture series.
14 UNI announces $15 million gift for teacher education
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 109:41, p.1
3/8/2013 Richard Jacobson donated fifteen million dollars to the College of Education. The gift will benefit many students in the future. Mr. Jacobson's contributions to UNI total thirty million dollars; photo.
15 $15 million gift will transform teacher education at UNI
Public Relations News Release 2012:232, p.1
3/6/2013 Richard O. Jacobson gave the University of Northern Iowa $15 million for the College of Education. This is the largest gift the university has ever received.
16 UNI named one of 14 finalists to presidential honor roll
Public Relations News Release 2012:224, p.1
3/4/2013 UNI has been named one of the top 14 colleges and universities by the Community Service Honor Roll. This is the fifth year UNI has made the honor roll and the second year it have been named as a finalist.
17 UNI president to mark milestone moment for teacher education March 6
Public Relations News Release 2012:216, p.1
2/26/2013 President Ben Allen will be making an announcement regarding the education program. This will have a significant impact on students and teachers in the education department.
18 Ruud discusses his future plans for UNI
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 109:36, p.1
2/19/2013 William Ruud, the next President of UNI, plans to get a better feel for the university during his first days in the position. He believes he will like it here. He wants to speak with many groups on campus. He will focus on updates; photo.
19 UNI gathers at Iowa Capitol
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 109:35, p.1
2/15/2013 UNI students, staff, and alumni joined the first ever "UNI Day" in Des Moines, Iowa. They shared UNI's story with legislators and expressed the importance of UNI; photo.
20 AAUP releases report on cuts
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 109:33, p.1
2/8/2013 The report addressed five "issues of concern". According to the report, several faculty members expressed a lack of trust in President Allen's administration that started before the events of 2012; photo
21 Cornerstone subject of Liberal Arts Core discussion
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 109:28, p.1
1/18/2013 Changes may occur in the Liberal Arts Core, because of President Allen's retirement and a new curriculum cycle. A proposal has been made to require freshmen to take the Cornerstone Experience. The Department of Communication Studies has approved.
22 UNI alumni and friends take campaign over the top
Northern Iowa Today 95:1, p.10
1/1/2013 Exceeded $130 million goal by $6.2 million; campaign ended December 31, 2012; results of the campaign; photo.
23 AAUP president express concern over Allen's actions
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 109:23, p.1
11/13/2012 Professor Dan Power, the AAUP-United Faculty President (American Association of University Professors), expressed concern that President Allen's actions have strengthened the possibility that the AAUP Congress will censure UNI at its meeting in 2013.
24 UNI holds flag ceremony, reception for Veterans Day
Wilkins--Alan Michael (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 109:23, p.1
11/13/2012 ROTC instructor Major Kristy Rose reflects on changes in the way citizens treat military personnel. Student Sean Stricker expresses appreciation of Veterans Day since childhood; photo.
25 Grievance against professor resolved
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 109:20, p.1
11/2/2012 Issues involve National Guard duty and effect on taking a test for a class. Panel meets to find solution for future conflicts.
26 Guardsman initiates grievance process against UNI professor over missed exam
Northern Iowan 109:18, p.1
10/26/2012 James Roethler filed a grievance against Professor Cathy DeSoto; alleges that Professor DeSoto said that he could not make up exam that he would miss during his absence for military duty.
27 James Leach to visit UNI as part of Reaching for Higher Ground series
Public Relations News Release 2012:103, p.1
10/12/2012 UNI will host James Leach, chairman of National Endowment for the Humanities, to present "Civility in 2012 and Beyond" for Reaching for Higher Ground series. Series aims to build a stronger community at UNI and be more accepting of differences.
28 Family Weekend offers various activities
Hausler--Jonathan Wesley (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:11, p.1
10/2/2012 Eric Vander Schaaf was the winner and Bennett Becicka was the runner up in the National Elevator Pitch competition. Men's Glee Club provided entertainment during the Family Feast Tailgate. President Allen and TC made special appearance.
29 Scholarship benefit concert held for UNI School of Music
Afzal--Fariha (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:11, p.4
10/2/2012 Thirty-first annual scholarship benefit concert was deemed a success. Various UNI ensembles and faculty performed to raise money.
30 Allen announces retirement from UNI
Northern Iowa Today 95:3, p.16
10/1/2012 President Benjamin Allen will retire by July 1, 2013, at the latest; came to UNI un June 2006; highlights of his administration including facing difficult economic conditions, visit of Dalai Lama, and the STEM initiative; photo.
31 Panther family and friends to converge on campus for Family Weekend
Hausler--Jonathan Wesley (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:10, p.4
9/28/2012 Numerous departments and organizations will host events and entertain students and their families during Family Weekend.
32 Presidential search committee approved
Bracken--Corey Clayton (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:7, p.1
9/18/2012 Board of Regents appoints twenty-one members; roster of committee members.
33 Student input needed on source of athletic funding
Bancroft-Smithe--Jordan (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 109:7, p.4
9/18/2012 Removing athletics funds from the general fund has been the goal of many over the years. A proposed gradual increase in student fees until 2020 would support athletics. Tuition and fees proposal due to Board of Regents on October 1, 2012.
34 STEM regional hub event highlights UNI's programs and state's vision
Keiser--Erin Rose (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:6, p.1
9/14/2012 Lieutenant Governor Reynolds and President Allen hosted the event in the Center for Energy and Environmental Education.
35 STEM Regional Hub hosted at UNI
Keiser--Erin Rose (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:6, p.3
9/14/2012 Science, technology, engineering, and math highlighted at regional meeting. Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds and President Allen hosted the event at the CEEE; photo.
36 UNI maintains rank among top Midwest public universities on 'U.S. News & World Report' list
Public Relations News Release 2012:53, p.1
9/12/2012 UNI is ranked second in the "Best Regional Universities (Midwest)" category for public universities. UNI also was number twenty-two on a combined list of all public and private Midwest regional universities.
37 University of Northern Iowa releases fall 2012 enrollment numbers
Public Relations News Release 2012:46, p.1
9/5/2012 UNI's total fall enrollment was 12,273 students. Officials also report the institution's multicultural enrollment has increased to an all-time high of 8.1 percent. Interactive Digital Studies was just launched as the latest high-tech degree program.
38 University of Northern Iowa releases fall 2012 enrollment numbers
Public Relations News Release 2012:29, p.1
9/5/2012 Enrollment is down for the second year in a row. 12, 273 students are enrolled for the fall semester. Multicultural enrollment hit an all time high of 8.1%.
39 Presidential search committee accepting nominations
Northern Iowan 109:3, p.1
8/31/2012 Board of Regents looking for three representatives from the public for service on the University of Northern Iowa presidential search and screening committee. Nominations are due by September 5; photo.
40 UNI Student Business Incubator to be named in honor of R. J. McElroy
Public Relations News Release 2012:39, p.1
8/31/2012 UNI will hold a dedication ceremony for the newly created R. J. McElroy Student Business Incubator. The SBI is a learning laboratory designed to inspire and educate students interested in entrepreneurship.
41 UNI President Allen to retire before July 1, 2013
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 109:1, p.1
8/24/2012 Health problems as well as the desire to spend more time with family prompted President Allen to announce his retirement plans. The Allens plan to do some traveling. President Allen also plans to do some writing on challenges to education.
42 Allen announces retiremnt from University of Northern Iowa
Public Relations News Release 2012:14, p.1
8/3/2012 Benjamin Allen announced July 1, 2013 as his retirement date. He has been president for six years.
43 UNI and IPR invite presidential candidates to education forums
Public Relations News Release 2012:3, p.1
7/11/2012 Mitt Romney and Barak Obama have been invited to speak on their views of education. Details will be released as campaigns confirm their attendance.
44 Former professors give millions to UNI
Braumann--Kari Sue (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 108:55, p.1
6/8/2012 Former Dean of the College of Business, Robert Waller, and former mathematics professor, Bonnie Litwiller, make large gifts to the university; photo.
45 Gift from former UNI professor will benefit math students
Public Relations News Release 2011:319, p.1
5/30/2012 The Bonnie Litwiller Mathematics Teacher Scholarship has been established with the generous donation of $1.5 million from the former math instructor.
46 Best-selling author Robert Waller fives seven-figure gift to alma mater
Public Relations News Release 2011:316, p.1
5/17/2012 Robert Waller has remembered UNI with a major donation. The money will provide scholarships in the College of Business, support jazz scholarships, the Honors Program, and the Rod Library.
47 Uinversity of Northern Iowa to serve as northeast Iowa STEM hub
Public Relations News Release 2011:314, p.1
5/11/2012 Lt. Governor and President Ben Allen will co chair the STEM Advisory Council. The primary goal of STEM is to crate greater student achievement in science and math.
48 UNI president releases statement about state higher education funding
Public Relations News Release 2011:310, p.1
5/9/2012 President Allen responds to the Iowa General Assembly's decision to increase state funding for UNI.
49 UNI updates BOR on Price Lab closure
Baker--Brandon Lee (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:54, p.1
4/27/2012 Dean of the College of Education Dwight Watson discussed the placement of Level II education students. The use of block scheduling for eight weeks will aid in coordinating activities with local schools; photo.
50 Welcome, students!
Allen--Benjamin J. (President of UNI)
Northern Iowan 108:54, p.supp 2
4/27/2012 Welcome from UNI President Benjamin Allen

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