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1 Fulfilling or frightening?
McRae--Erin (Student--2023)
Northern Iowan 119:51, p.01
4/17/2023 Erin McRae interviews education students to get their thoughts on the recent education related legislation passed in Iowa and why those students choose to remain in education; photo.
2 Editorial: higher ed needs higher funding
Dausener--Josua (Student--2017), Madden--Jacob (Class of 2019)
Northern Iowan 114:28, p.03
1/11/2018 Madden and Dausener are concerned with Iowa decreasing funding for higher education.
3 Low-skilled labor plagues some grads
Dausener--Josua (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:12, p.02
10/5/2017 Many college graduates end up in a low-skilled labor job immediately after graduation. This chance increases or decreases depending on the student's given major and field of interest; photo.
4 Military spending overshadows education
Cobb--Abbi (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 114:8, p.03
9/21/2017 Columnist Abbi Cobb discuses the military spending increase. Cobb thinks there should be less military increases and more effort put into education; photo.
5 Courage comes with teaching profession
Gravert--Gabe (Student--2015)
Northern Iowan 112:20, p.5
11/5/2015 Columnist Gabe Gravert points out just how difficult teaching can be; photo.
6 More freedom; less paperwork: advising holds hold us back
Carr-Murphy--Hannah (Student--2015)
Northern Iowan 112:8, p.3
9/24/2015 Columnist Hannah Carr-Murphy shares her distaste of advising holds, and suggests that the Academic Advising Center should get rid of them; photo.
7 Drop the attitude, not the course
Moeller--Jesse (Student--2015)
Northern Iowan 112:3, p.3
9/3/2015 Columnist Jesse Moeller urges students to give the tougher courses a shot before dropping them, because they might be surprised by the benefits that harder classes bring.
8 Making that major decision
Cobb--Abbi (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 112:1, p.5
8/27/2015 Student Abbi Cobb shares her struggles in finding a major; photo.
9 UNI's Elementary Literacy Conference to be held April 17
Public Relations News Release 2014:216, p.1
3/27/2015 The 47th annual Elementary Literacy Conference will be on April 17, in the Schindler Education Center. There will be a pre-conference event at the Grout Museum/Bluedorn Science Imaginarium in Waterloo April 16. The conference is free for UNI students.
10 UNI selected as a 'Best Graduate School' by U.S. News & World Report
Public Relations News Release 2014:212, p.1
3/16/2015 UNI is a top graduate school in education, according to the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools ranking. The College of Business Administration was also recognized in the rankings, being named a best part-time MBA program.
11 Lifelong university program
Alrubh--Fatimah (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 111:38, p.2
2/23/2015 UNI is offering credit-less classes taught by retired and current faculty.
12 UNI's College of Education to host town hall meeting in Cedar Rapids
Public Relations News Release 2014:136, p.1
12/1/2014 The meeting will be held December 11, at Grant Wood AEA. UNI will host several town hall meetings across the state to discuss education in Iowa.
13 UNI's College of Education tot host town hall meeting in Des Moines area
Public Relations News Release 2014:132, p.1
11/24/2014 The next meeting will be held in Johnston, December 10, at Heartland AEA. Meeting will be held across the state from now until December.
14 UNI's College of Education to host town meeting in Bettendorf
Public Relations News Release 2014:107, p.1
11/3/2014 UNI will host several town meetings across Iowa to discuss education. The next meeting is November 17, and is going to be held in Bettendorf. Meetings will be held from now until December.
15 UNI's College of Education to host town hall meeting in Clear Lake
Public Relations News Release 2014:103, p.1
10/30/2014 UNI College of Education will host several town meetings across Iowa to discuss education. The next meeting will be held in Clear Lake, November 6. Meetings will be held from now until December.
16 UNI's College of Education to host town hall meeting in Dubuque
Public Relations News Release 2014:82, p.1
10/9/2014 UNI College of Education will host meetings in Iowa to discuss education. The next meeting will be held in Dubuque October 23.
17 UNI's College of Education reschedules town hall meeting in Cedar Falls
Public Relations News Release 2014:68, p.1
10/1/2014 UNI College of Education will host several town meetings across Iowa to discuss education. A meeting will be held in the Cedar Valley, October 8.
18 UNI's College of Education to host town hall meeting in Spencer
Public Relations News Release 2014:69, p.1
10/1/2014 UNI College of Education will host several town hall meetings in Iowa to discuss education. The next meeting will be held in Spencer, October 15.
19 UNI's College of Education to host town meeting in Council Bluffs
Public Relations News Release 2014:61, p.1
9/25/2014 UNI College of Education will host several town meetings across the state to discuss education in Iowa. The next meeting will be in Council Bluffs, October 9, at the Educational Service Center.
20 What is college worth to you?
Keiser--Erin Rose (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 111:7, p.3
9/22/2014 Columnist Tucker reminds students to have goals in college, so that they can work hard and accomplish their goals; photo.
21 Advanced Studies Certificate in Superintendency to be offered at a distance through UNI
Public Relations News Release 2014:49, p.1
9/16/2014 UNI is accepting applications for its Advanced Studies Certificate in Superintendency program that begins spring 2015. Students gain hands-on experience through an internship where work products and skills are developed.
22 A welcome from the Dean of the College of Education
Northern Iowan 110:55, p.supp. 4
5/1/2014 Dean Dwight Watson welcomes new students to the university and the College of Education.
23 Build your own future as students
Beard--Renae (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:52, p.3
4/24/2014 This column stresses the importance of learning outside of the classroom.
24 Earn a master's degree or advanced studies certificate in principalship at a distance through UNI
Public Relations News Release 2013:212, p.1
3/21/2014 UNI is now accepting applications for its Master of Arts in Education or Advanced Studies Certificate in Principalship programs. These two-year programs are for individuals seeking endorsement as pre-K through 12 principals or supervisors.
25 New skills grace UNI: funding enables Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning to open in library
Rouse--Amber Marie (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:43, p.1
3/10/2014 The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning program will open in room 378 of the Rod Library. This program will offer workshops and forums on ways to enhance learning. This will help both students and faculty to connect; photo.
26 College unpreparedness affects all students
Hebbeln--Laura Katherine (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:41, p.3
3/3/2014 The author points out that many students graduating from high school are not ready for college. To solve this problem high schools need to prepare their students better. First year students who are not prepared for college waste their time and money.
27 Obama misplaces focus of students
Daniel--Christopher (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:37, p.3
2/17/2014 Says President Obama wants to curtail liberal arts education. Instead, focus should be on vocational-technical education. Says that Obama is telling the working class and the uneducated to learn to be happy with their place in society.
28 Focus on learning, not grades
Hebbeln--Laura Katherine (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:35, p.3
2/10/2014 Says students need to focus on learning the material rather than just getting good grades. Many students get through classes by memorizing and doing just enough work to get by. Instead of just striving for an "A", students should learn the material.
29 Sen. Hatch starts new campaign
Prigeon--Correy Travis (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:34, p.1
2/6/2014 As re-election season comes closer, Senator Jack Hatch has joined the race for governor. He believes that there needs to be more focus on funding for higher education. He supports Branstad's initiatives to help veterans, and wants to expand them.
30 Proposed center to study various university issues
Prigeon--Correy Travis (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:33, p.3
2/3/2014 A group of UNI staff members recently presented plans for a proposed Center for the Study of Undergraduate Education to Faculty Senate. The center has not been approved yet, but the group has begun a research project.
31 Let's say goodbye to lectures
Hebbeln--Laura Katherine (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:31, p.4
1/27/2014 The author feels that lecture-based classes are not the best way for students to learn. Students can only focus for short periods of time, so interactive learning would be better for students. It may be more work, but ultimately it would be beneficial.
32 Student loan debt decreasing at UNI
Rouse--Amber Marie (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:28, p.1
1/16/2014 Student loan debt has decreased 10 percent since 2010 for the average UNI student. The "Live Like a Student" program may be helping The program educates students on financial choices and borrowing responsibly.
33 UNI should open an independent movie theater
Northern Iowan 110:22, p.3
11/12/2013 The author thinks that opening a small movie theatre at UNI would be a great way to help provide a well-rounded liberal arts education. He mentions that the local theatres never show any independent or foreign films.
34 How would you improve the Liberal Arts Core?
Northern Iowan 110:19, p.3
11/1/2013 Each author gives their opinion on the Liberal Arts Core. All agree that it is important to be exposed to a variety of subjects, but there is not a consensus on how this should be implemented.
35 Regents approve education center
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 110:18, p.1
10/29/2013 The Iowa Board of Regents approved plans to open a new education center, "The Center for Educational Transformation" at the University of Northern Iowa. The center will replace Malcolm Price Laboratory.
36 It's time to view education differently
Hebbeln--Laura Katherine (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:16, p.3
10/22/2013 The author reminds students to appreciative their right to receive an education. In Pakistan there was a girl that was shot standing up for women's education rights. The story of this girl shows that Americans we are truly fortunate; photo.
37 Arts fight for a seat in the classroom
McKone--Madison Elizabeth (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 110:15, p.3
10/18/2013 The author expresses the importance of fine arts in education. She also points out that decreases in funding and budget cuts are causing art classes to be eliminated from many schools. This is taking away an important aspect of a well-rounded education.
38 The search for wisdom through Humanities
Northern Iowan 110:15, p.3
10/18/2013 The author is disappointed that cuts are being made to humanities departments across the country. He explains that the critical thinking and problem solving skills taught in humanities courses are important and need to be taught in schools.
39 UNI studies school settings with Back-to-School project
Public Relations News Release 2013:95, p.1
10/16/2013 UNI hosted a Back-to-School project that allowed teachers, business leaders, and legislators to see what it was like to attend school in a Cedar Valley high school. Based on this experience they are able to evaluate college are career readiness.
40 An open letter to UNI President William Ruud
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 110:10, p.3
10/1/2013 Linh Ta talks about the installation of President Ruud. Expresses concern about the different issues UNI is currently facing. Encourages President Ruud to remember his goals, aspirations, and commitment to serving the UNI community.
41 UNI to host sessions on improving literacy in elementary education
Public Relations News Release 2013:66, p.1
9/25/2013 The second annual Jacobson Center and Reading Recovery Literacy Academy will be held on campus. The event focuses on Reading Recovery and Partnerships in Comprehensive Literacy. Peter Johnston and Lester Laminack will be speaking at the event.
42 Free Webinar - Iowa Tax Law Legislative Update
Public Relations News Release 2013:65, p.1
9/24/2013 There is a free online webinar over 2013 changes to Iowa tax law. This presentation is available thanks to the Iowa Department of Revenue partnering with UNI. Rob Williams serves as the moderator.
43 Free college for the people
Northern Iowan 110:5, p.5
9/13/2013 Author proposes the idea of free tuition at public universities instead of all the loans and grants. Our nation says that we value college education; the author feels it is time to show this through public policy.
44 Craving for diversity
Hebbeln--Laura Katherine (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:3, p.3
9/6/2013 The author expresses a need for a more diverse student body at UNI. She thinks that by having a more diverse campus it would enhance learning and lead to more interesting discussions in class.
45 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.
46 UNI physics teacher education program receives national recognition
Public Relations News Release 2012:322, p.1
6/20/2013 UNI's physics department was recognized for developing in-service physics teacher education programs that prepare teachers to earn state physics endorsements.
47 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.
48 Local legislators give update on issues at Iowa Capitol
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 109:51, p.1
4/23/2013 Legislators met at UNI to discuss funding for higher education and health care reform. There may be a 2.6 percent increase in funding from the state for the three Iowa public universities; photo.
49 Regional Physics Competition winners advance to state competition
Public Relations News Release 2012:267, p.1
4/11/2013 Winners from the Regional Physics Competition will advance to the state physics competition. 216 high school students participated in the regional competition. The state competition will be help in the McLeod Center.
50 Teaching to the test is the enemy of real learning
Nicholson--Heather Lynn (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 109:46, p.4
4/5/2013 Author says that the No Child Left Behind Act is "one-size-fits-all." All students are different. When students are given a standardized test, they are given a "one-size-fits-all" test. It is unfair to students that learn differently from the norm.


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