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1 Spring commencement moves in-person
Christensen--Caroline (Student--2021), Fortmann--Toni (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 117:38, p.01
3/4/2021 UNI announced that it would be holding a limited in-person spring commencement ceremony. UNI plans to host three separate ceremonies to allow for social distancing that follows COVID-19 safety restrictions. The ceremony will also be livestreamed for those unable to attend in person; photo.
2 Student drafts plan for in-person commencement
Christensen--Caroline (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 117:36, p.02
2/25/2021 Senior digital communications major Mili Saliu created a petition and plan to hold an in-person commencement ceremony for Spring 2021. Saliu will meet with the Provost to discuss her plan, and had already provided a copy of the plan and petition signatures to President Nook and Provost Wohlpart.
3 In-person commencement bill introduced
Christensen--Caroline (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 117:35, p.01
2/22/2021 In response to backlash against UNI's decision to hold spring commencement virtually, the Commencement Committee held an emergency meeting February 16 to discuss concerns and possibilities for the ceremony. Additionally, UNI alumnus and newly-elected Iowa representative Carter Nordman introduced a bill to the Iowa State Legislature that would require Iowa's three Regent universities to hold in-person spring commencement ceremonies. UNI senior Mili Saliu began a petition asking the university to reconsider their decision to hold commencement virtually, and it has gathered over 2,000 signatures; photo.
4 COVID-19 alters commencement and homecoming
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:6, p.04
9/7/2020 2020 commencement and homecoming are moved online due to COVID-19; photo.
5 UNI prepares for fall Commencement
Public Relations News Release 2014:139, p.1
12/8/2014 The fall commencement ceremony will take place December 20 in the McLeod Center. Approximately 650 graduates will participate in Commencement. Seating for the event is on a first-come, first-served basis.
6 'Purple and Old Gold' awards announced at UNI Commencement
Public Relations News Release 2013:290, p.1
6/18/2014 Purple and Old Gold awards were presented to 58 seniors during commencement ceremonies on May 7. The awards are the highest university honor awarded by academic departments to undergraduate students.
7 Fight apathy, become an activist
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 110:55, p.3
5/1/2014 Says that many of the world's problems could be fixed if people cared more; photo.
8 Saying goodbye to the Northern Iowan
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 110:55, p.3
5/1/2014 The executive editor bids the Northern Iowan readers goodbye. She will be graduating at the end of the semester.
9 UNI prepares for spring Commencement
Public Relations News Release 2013:269, p.1
4/29/2014 UNI will host three spring Commencements this year. The ceremony for graduate degrees is May 9. The ceremony for undergraduate degrees are on May 10 and 11. All ceremonies will be held in the McLeod Center.
10 UNI prepares for fall commencement
Public Relations News Release 2013:140, p.1
12/9/2013 Approximately 600 graduates will participate in commencement. Molly Franta will give the student address. Following the ceremony there will be a reception in the McLeod Center with light snacks and beverages.
11 Three UNI graduates receive Lux Service Award
Public Relations News Release 2012:298, p.1
5/17/2013 Karl Baresel of Davenport; Darvel Givens of Waterloo; and Theresa Luensmann of Aspinwall received the university's most prestigious award for undergraduates during the 2013 spring commencement ceremony.
12 11. Make your own history at UNI by tackling the Traditions Challenge
Braumann--Kari Sue (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 109:54, p.Suppl: 13
5/3/2013 All incoming freshman get the Traditions Challenge book. Students are encouraged to start making memories by completely the different challenges listed in the book. Students are to take pictures of the challenges; photo.
13 All that matters is the ending
Ruane--Blake Steven (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:52, p.3
4/26/2013 Says that all that counts in life is how one finishes something. Society is obsessed with the ending. It is unsatisfied if something is left open-ended. People need a sense of completion. However, commencement is not the end; life has just begun.
14 Graduation rates for UNI Class of 2013 down from previous years
Woolson--Brooks Michael (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:48, p.1
4/12/2013 The number of graduating students in 2013 is down from the graduating class of 2012. The Registrar says it may be because there are fewer students classified as seniors this year than last year.
15 UNI prepares for fall commencement
Public Relations News Release 2012:160, p.1
12/12/2012 Approximately 600 graduates will participate in fall commencement. Ian Goldsmith will be speaking at the ceremony.
16 Graduation is the darkness at the edge of town
Early--Thomas Michael (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:54, p.6
4/27/2012 The author shares the fears of graduation and going out into the "real world". He is looking forward to the challenges, successes, and failures in life for all graduates; photo.
17 UNI prepares for spring commencement
Public Relations News Release 2011:293, p.1
4/23/2012 Gradutes will be divided into three groups for the spring commencement ceremonies. All ceremonies will be held in the McLeod Center. The Department of Military Science will hold the Spring Commissioning Ceremony.
18 UNI prepares for commencement
Public Relations News Release 2011:131, p.1
12/6/2011 The McLeod Center will house more than 600 graduates for fall commencement.
19 Historic Commencement
Northern Iowa Today 94:3, p.2
9/1/2011 A look at the work involved in arranging the spring 2011 Commencement; photo.
20 Celebrating the Class of 2011
Braumann--Kari Sue (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 107:55, p.1
6/10/2011 Nearly 1700 students took part in the spring 2011 Commencement ceremony. Michelle Obama was the speaker; photo.
21 Panther Profiles
Pinckney--Adam Shaheen (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 107:55, p.2
6/10/2011 Scenes from the spring 2011 Commencement ceremonies; photo.
22 From the president's desk
Walrath--Spencer Allen (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 107:53, p.12
4/26/2011 Graduation advice from the president of the student body. Quotes from famous persons aimed at college graduates just starting their lives. Graduates urged to live their lives with passion and pride; photo.
23 Information on mandatory media credentials: deadline for credential registration is 5 p.m., May 2
Public Relations News Release 2010:343, p.1
4/26/2011 The media will be informed of the special credentials required to be a part of the commencement with First Lady Michelle Obama.
24 Three UNI students receive 2011 Lux Service Award
Davis--Caroline Julia (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 107:52, p.1
4/22/2011 Darion Watson, Jacob Rudy, and Adam Haselhuhn, nominated by faculty, staff, and their peers, will receive the award during a Student Leadership Recognition Ceremony on April 29 and during commencement.
25 Commencement questions
Pearce--Katherine Lea (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 107:47, p.10
4/5/2011 Writer concerned that Michelle Obama will be the center of the day. The graduates and their accomplishments should be the focus of the day, in the writer's opinion. Family members will not be able to attend because of lack of tickets.
26 Even conservatives are right sometimes
Dippold--Michael Steven (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 107:47, p.10
4/5/2011 Michelle Obama's upcoming address at Commencement defended and accepted by local church leader and anti-equality activist. He handled opposing views in a tasteful manner.
27 Urges respect for Michelle Obama
Kaleas--Justin Cody (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 107:47, p.11
4/5/2011 Writer counters the thoughts expressed by those quoted in a Waterloo Courier article. No matter what your political views, the writer believes that the First Lady of our country deserves our respect.
28 Information on mandatory media credentials: deadline for credential registration is 5 p.m., May 2.
Public Relations News Release 2010:268, p.1
4/1/2011 First Lady Michelle Obama will be the keynote speaker at commencement. Media coverage is welcome. All members of the media wishing to cover the event, must register for special media credentials.
29 New game plan for spring commencement
Braumann--Kari Sue (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 107:46, p.1
4/1/2011 Michelle Obama, the First Lady of the United States, will give the Commencement address to the May 2011 UNI graduates and their families; photo.
30 UNI search committee looking for new, completely inoffensive Commencement speaker
Northern Iowan 107:46, p.B2
4/1/2011 Satirical view of the controversy caused by the announcement of First Lady Michelle Obama as the spring commencement speaker.
31 First lady Michelle Obama to deliver commencement address
Northern Iowan 107:45, p.1
3/29/2011 UNI will host Michelle Obama at the 2011 spring Commencement. Her address will deal with the ways in which higher education has affected her life. More information on tickets will follow; photo.
32 UNI announces new plans for spring commencement.
Public Relations News Release 2010:258, p.1
3/25/2011 Michelle Obama will speak at UNI's spring commencement ceremony in the UNI-Dome. The university will consolidate three ceremonies into one to provide all graduates the opportunity to be addressed by the first lady.
33 Seniors will graduate in Dome; it's two ceremonies instead of one
Arbuckle--Amanda A. (Class of 2001)
Northern Iowan 95:44, p.1
3/22/2011 Two graduation ceremonies will be held in the Dome on May 8 to shorten the ceremony and allow more visitors and family to attend; photo.
34 Hong Kong MBA graduation
Northern Iowa Today 94:2, p.30
1/1/2011 Provost Gloria Gibson attends ceremony; photo.
35 UNI prepares for commencement.
Public Relations News Release 2010:165, p.1
12/10/2010 More than 900 students who have completed their degrees during the fall semester are eligible to participate in the ceremony. This year's commencement speaker is Jenna Humpal, an individual studies major from Ridgeway.
36 UNI makes changes to fall Commencement ceremony
Koolbeck--Alex Elizabeth (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 107:21, p.1
11/9/2010 McLeod Center will be the site of commencement in December. A reception will be held following the ceremony on the UNI-Dome floor. Tables, food, and picture taking venues will be available.
37 University of Northern Iowa to host commenements in the UNI-Dome May 8
Public Relations News Release 2009:442, p.1
5/3/2010 On May 10, more than 1,500 students who have completed their degrees during the spring semester are eligible to participate, along with those who completed their work last December or will finish this summer.
38 Dropping out of college
Krueger--Jeffrey Allen (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 106:54, p.4
4/30/2010 A farewell to college, without graduation. Education continues for a lifetime.
39 UNI steals your money
Krueger--Jeffrey Allen (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 106:39, p.3
2/26/2010 A satirical approach to the awarding of college degrees and dealing with budget cuts.
40 The option of a three year degree
Gitchell--Erin Elizabeth (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 106:32, p.4
2/2/2010 Considers whether or not shortening the requirements for a college degree be possible? Working students and poor guidance while in high school are two reasons for longer stays in college.
41 Students struggle with graduation decision
Zidon--Rachel Margaret (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 2010:29, p.1
1/22/2010 The choice for students nearing graduation is to attend graduate school or try to enter the employment arena. Their choice is more difficult because of the high unemployment rate and a depressed economy; photo.
42 'Purple and Old Gold' awards announced at University of Northern Iowa commencement
Public Relations News Release 2008:523, p.1
5/12/2009 The awards, recognizing meritorious scholarship or conspicuous achievement in particular areas, were presented to 57 seniors during the commencement exercises. The awards were first presented in 1939. Students listed.
43 University of Northern Iowa to host commencements in the UNI-Dome May 9
Public Relations News Release 2008:506, p.1
4/30/2009 More than 1,500 students are eligible to participate including the members of the Class of 1959 who will be attending their Golden Reunion. Sandy Stevens of Glen Ellyn, Ill., will welcome the new graduates as alumni.
44 Last dance with tuition
Dahlke--Lisa Renae (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 105:47, p.7
4/7/2009 Realities of college life; 25 to 30 per cent of college students do not return for their sophomore year, after six years, fifty per cent of college students have not graduated.
45 UNI Commencement update -- severe-weather plan
Public Relations News Release 2008:279, p.1
12/18/2008 Commencement ceremonies will be held on Saturday, Dec. 20 in the Dome. Given the potentially hazardous weather conditions, students and guests are strongly advised to monitor weather and road conditions, and make travel plans accordingly.
46 University of Northern Iowa to host commencement in the UNI-Dome Dec. 20
Public Relations News Release 2008:264, p.1
12/9/2008 Benjamin Allen will preside over the ceremonies and confer degrees on the students. John Vallentine, professor and director of the School of Music, is the commencement marshall. The recognition of honors and awards will be conducted by James Lubker.
47 The upside of graduation
Cook--Lindsey K. (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 105:22, p.3
11/14/2008 The wind, tests and quizzes, the library, construction, and overpriced food are a few of the things that will not be missed upon graduation.
48 'Purple and Old Gold' awards announced at University of Northern Iowa commencement
Public Relations News Release 2007:674, p.1
5/9/2008 Purple and Old Gold awards, recognizing meritorious scholarship or conspicuous achievement in particular areas, will be presented to 55 seniors during the commencement exercises in the UNI-Dome.The traditional awards were first presented on May 29, 1939.
49 Never say goodbye
Griffin--Aaron J. (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 104:54, p.14
5/2/2008 Thoughts of a graduating senior; columnist.
50 University of Northern Iowa to award honorary degrees to Greenawald, Aossey May 10
Public Relations News Release 2007:664, p.1
5/2/2008 An honorary degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, will be awarded to two distinguished alumnae during its commencement exercises in the UNI-Dome. Briographical profiles are included in this article.


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