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1 Personal tech devices belong in classroom
Wagner--Amanda (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 112:7, p.3
9/21/2015 Columnist Amanda Wagner believes that professors should stop prohibiting students from using electronic devices in the classroom; photo.
2 'UNI Day' to be held at Iowa Capitol Feb. 16
Public Relations News Release 2014:179, p.1
2/10/2015 UNI will host UNI Day at the Statehouse at the Capitol in Des Moines on February 16. The event will highlight UNI programs and inform legislators about the impact UNI has on the state.
3 UNI receives three-year grant to provide professional development for Iowa science teachers
Public Relations News Release 2014:150, p.1
1/13/2015 The UNI Science Education Faculty have received a three-year grant from the Iowa Department of Education Title IIB Mathematics and Science Partnerships program to fund their integrating Crosscutting Concepts in Iowa Science Classrooms (ICCISC) projects.
4 UNI and Iowa Board of Regents honor outstanding faculty with Regents Awards
Public Relations News Release 2014:86, p.1
10/15/2014 Four UNI faculty members were honored earlier this semester for outstanding research and professional service. The receipiants include Angeleita Floyd, Ripley Marston, James McCullagh, and Dennis Schmidt.
5 Possible course changes
Krogman--Kayla Jean (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 110:55, p.1
5/1/2014 The Board of Regents heard a proposal that included adding 103 classes to the course offerings and terminating 55 courses.
6 UNI faculty face gender pay gap
Rouse--Amber Marie (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:52, p.1
4/24/2014 Female faculty at UNI make about $10,000 less than their male counterparts. The administration monitors the gender gap, reviews pay, and makes adjustments as needed.
7 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.
8 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.
9 First formal military ball to be held at UNI
Harris--Samuel (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:18, p.4
10/29/2013 The University of Northern Iowa Veterans Association is kicking off a week of events with their first formal military ball on November 11, Veterans Day. The ball is open to the public. Registration must be completed by November 1.
10 Shutdown ends; faculty research up in the air
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 110:15, p.1
10/18/2013 The government shutdown has affected faculty research at UNI. Funding was unavailable during the government shutdown as were as all of the federally-managed websites and services. Faculty hope that things will return to the pre-shutdown state quickly.
11 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.
12 Bowler adds to UNI's accounting team: One of 108 African-American accounting professors in U.S.
Peiffer--Amy Michelle (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:5, p.2
9/13/2013 Cathalene Bowler has recently been added as an associate professor in accounting. The accounting department head, Marty Wartick, thinks that Bowler will be a very good fit at UNI; photo.
13 UNI Creative Life Research Center aims to engage and inspire
Public Relations News Release 2013:48, p.1
9/12/2013 The Creative Life Research Center is opening its doors for the 2013-14 academic year. They aim to help students to access their creative side. It will allow students to collaborate with other students and faculty.
14 Attendance at UNI's fall faculty workshop shows commitment to improve teaching
Public Relations News Release 2013:35, p.1
9/5/2013 More than 300 faculty attended the fall faculty workshop. This is record attendance for the past few years. Susan Hill was named the director of the new Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
15 The process of picking UNI's next president
Bancroft-Smithe--Jordan (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 109:35, p.4
2/15/2013 Student body president thanks all of the students who were actively involved in UNI's search for a new president. There is also a brief overview of the process the committee went through while looking for a new president.
16 Ruud named UNI president
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 109:34, p.1
2/12/2013 Iowa Board of Regents voted unanimously for William Rudd to become the tenth preside of UNI. Dean Moussavi commented that President Rudd will bring years of experience to UNI; photo.
17 Wartell emphasizes UNI's uniqueness
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 109:33, p.1
2/8/2013 The third and final candidate for the position of UNI president spoke about his vision on UNI's place in the community and the state of Iowa. Dr. Wartell believes UNI will be censured, but will not change because of it; photo.
18 Clearing up portions of Study Abroad article
Klafter--Craig E. (Assoc Provost for International Programs)
Northern Iowan 109:26, p.4
12/4/2012 Associate Provost Klafter responds to previous article concerning the Study Abroad program. Mistaken information and confusion in previous article addressed.
19 Disconnect or differences in philosophy?
Mitchell--Anthony Patrick (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 109:13, p.4
10/9/2012 Author is troubled by consistent disconnect between students and faculty. Major differences cited in philosophy between instructors and students. Professors should hold their students to the highest academic standards.
20 Facebook: UNI professors you loved
Northern Iowa Today 95:2, p.2
6/1/2012 Excerpts from Facebook comments about favorite faculty members; photo.
21 My inevitable farewell
Krob--Nicholas Joseph (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:53, p.5
4/24/2012 Nicholas Krob expresses his thanks to faculty and students for their support and sharing of knowledge. UNI is an amazing school; supplying opportunities and successes beyond the wildest of dreams; photo.
22 AAUP investigation could lead to censure
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:44, p.3
3/23/2012 The American Association of University Professors is planning to investigate the procedures used to determine program cuts. Responses by President Allen, to date, have not convinced the group of the University's good intentions to comply.
23 STEM careers update at UNI
Public Relations News Release 2011:201, p.1
3/8/2012 A science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) will have a career update that will feature many presentations for secondary counselors.
24 Dear UNI Community
Haselhuhn--Adam J. (Student--2007)
Northern Iowan 108:42, p.12
3/6/2012 Support shown for President Allen and Provost Gibson by two former student body presidents.
25 Letter to the Editor
Zidon--Rachel Margaret (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:42, p.12
3/6/2012 In light of the no confidence vote by the faculty, writer shows support for President Allen and his decisions to close the museum, Price Lab School, and several academic departments.
26 Letter to the Editor
Ruane--Blake Steven (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 108:42, p.12
3/6/2012 Fallout from the faculty meeting and vote of no confidence in President Allen. Student, faculty, and staff urged to stand together during these troubling times.
27 UNI faculty pass vote of no confidence in Allen, Gibson
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:42, p.1
3/6/2012 Meeting was called by Faculty Chair James Jurgenson in response to a petition calling for a faculty meeting, following the announced closing of Price Lab School and upcoming academic cuts; photo
28 Open letter to faculty
Walrath--Spencer Allen (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:40, p.4
2/28/2012 The university is experiencing difficult times. Student Body president urges students and faculty to be civil and respect each other. Name calling and false information will not help the situation.
29 UNI to host Spotlight on STEM day
Public Relations News Release 2011:180, p.1
2/21/2012 UNI faculty members will present math and science projects that showcase the importance of integrating technology, math, and science into the classroom.
30 A note about the proposed LAC changes
Hill--Susan E. (Philosophy and Religion Faculty)
Northern Iowan 108:24, p.4
11/18/2011 Clarification on the statistics from the faculty survey for the proposed changes in the liberal arts core.
31 UNI faculty to take part in sustainability education program
Public Relations News Release 2010:368, p.1
6/6/2011 A group of UNI faculty will take classes to discuss sustainability and how to incorporate sustainability into their courses.
32 The failure of a few
Krob--Nicholas Joseph (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 107:53, p.14
4/26/2011 Professors urged to become more engaged during their teaching. Do not just teach the textbook, but add relevant, up to date materials. Do not just read from your PowerPoint. Challenge your students to look outside the textbook for answers.
33 Send a message: these cuts need to stop
Jeffries--Leah Kay (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 107:38, p.9
2/22/2011 Once again the state legislature is asking students to pay higher tuition. The current proposals are for deep cuts to higher education funding. Larger class size, fewer professors, and fewer student services will be the result. Speak out now.
34 Students Against Unnecessary Ranting
Mitchell--Anthony Patrick (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 107:3, p.9
9/3/2010 Believes professors sometimes tend to get off the subject and speak about things totally apart from the discussion topic of the day.
35 UNI hosts exhibit at Iowa State Fair, Aug. 12-22 ESPY Award on display Saturday, Aug. 14
Public Relations News Release 2010:6, p.1
8/4/2010 The men's basketball team, which made its first NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearance this year, will hand out commemorative posters highlighting the men's and women's basketball teams' record-breaking seasons.
36 Paul Gorski working with UNI faculty on best ways to address and prevent bias-related issues
Public Relations News Release 2009:391, p.1
4/9/2010 Gorski will meet with faculty and staff members from a variety of departments during his three-day visit, and he will conduct workshops with other faculty groups for the remainder of his stay.
37 On the issues; NISG candidates Joel Anderson, Emma Hashman
Jensen--Brice Tyler (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 106:33, p.3
2/5/2010 Candidates for vice president of the student body answer questions about qualifications, concerns for the university, and their views on the tuition surcharge and faculty and staff furloughs; photo.
38 Gradys give $650,000 to University of Northern Iowa campaign Gift to benefit athletics, Camp Adventure
Public Relations News Release 2009:229, p.1
1/19/2010 The gift, from Junean Witham Grady and Tim Grady of Port St. Lucie, Florida, will support the Camp Adventure program, which provides summer recreation programs for dependent youth at U. S. Military installations, U. S. embassies, and other schools.
39 United Faculty votes to receive salary cut
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 2008:28, p.1
1/15/2010 United Faculty has accepted a Memorandum of Understanding reached with the Board of Regents. The agreement will end on June 30, 2010. A salary reduction was deemed a fair way to address the needed reduction in expenditures; photo.
40 Award nominations sought for UNI faculty engaged with community; Community Engagement Awards recognize involvement through teaching, research
Public Relations News Release 2009:217, p.1
1/11/2010 Veridian Credit Union will fund up to five Community Engagement awards, one for a faculty member in each of UNI's five undergraduate colleges: Business Administration, Education, Humanities and Fine Arts, Natural Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences.
41; use it, don't abuse it
Krueger--Jeffrey Allen (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 106:16, p.5
10/23/2009 Students urged to speak for themselves, be specific in their comments, describe both strengths and weaknesses, use pertinent details, and then proof read comments when rating professors.
42 A time for coming home
Aunspach--Chase Steven (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 106:13, p.7
10/13/2009 Believes Blasphemy Day events are still being felt. Free speech rights were protected, people talked about constitutional rights, and discussions took place. Homecoming is a good time to come together.
43 UNI honors outstanding faculty for teaching, research and professional service
Public Relations News Release 2009:79, p.1
9/25/2009 Four faculty members were honored at the fall faculty meeting last month. They are: Harry Brod, Kim MacLin, Cherin Lee, and Martha Reineke. The new James F. Lubker Faculty Research Award was created to honor Jim Lubker, professor of communication science.
44 UNI welcomes Virginia Arthur as associate provost for faculty affairs
Public Relations News Release 2008:266, p.1
12/9/2008 Arthur will begin full-time duties on Feb. 1. In the interim, she will make several trips to Cedar Falls to take part in bargaining-session meetings with the colleges' United Faculty. She is currently living in Champlin, Minnesota.
45 Bridging the gap between professors, athletes
Buxton--Zachary Joe (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 105:22, p.8
11/14/2008 The Honorary Sideline Coach program gives student athletes the opportunity to nominate influential professors to have unprecedented access to the team during competition; photo.
46 Book & Supply recognizes excellence in non-tenured faculty
Public Relations News Release 2007:576, p.1
4/10/2008 Five non-tenured faculty members will be honored this spring with the University Book and Supply Outstanding Teaching Award.
47 UNI faculty to be recognized for community engagement
Public Relations News Release 2007:573, p.1
4/10/2008 Biographical profiles of Christine Bauman, Susan Roberts-Dobie, Laura Jackson, Jim O'Loughlin, and Ramanathan Sugumaran.
48 Professors rated No. 25 in nation on Web site
Harken--Sarah (Student--2007)
Northern Iowan 104:31, p.1
2/1/2008 Students are able to rate their professors on According to the site, UNI is rated 25 out of 50 in the nation of having the top rated professors; photo.
49 UNI faculty members awarded for research, service and excellence in teaching
Public Relations News Release 2007:332, p.1
12/6/2007 Biographical profiles of Kenneth Atkinson, Catherine Miller, and Kurt Meredith.
50 Houston, we have a problem
Cook--Lindsey K. (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 104:17, p.9
10/23/2007 New technology on campus needs to be compatible with other systems. Instructors need to be shown the basics of operating this new systems.


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