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Liberal Arts Core

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1 Should current students make the switch to UNIFI?
Hill--Drew (Student--2021), Debruin--Karla (Northern Iowan Managing Editor)
Northern Iowan 118:49, p.03
4/14/2022 The introduction of UNIFI has students debating whether or not to switch from the Liberal Arts Core; photo.
2 UNI unveils UNIFI
Klinkhammer--Bailey (Student--2021), Debruin--Karla (Northern Iowan Managing Editor)
Northern Iowan 118:42, p.1
3/21/2022 UNI unveils the Liberal Arts Core's replacement, UNIFI. It requires less credits and gives students the opportunity to complete certificates; photo.
3 Student body president, vice-president create plans for new semester
Colsch--Jetta (Student--2021), Struck--Alisanne (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:10, p.2
9/30/2021 Student Body President Samantha Bennett and Vice President Alisanne Struck have been advocating for mental health, suicide prevention, an inclusive NISG culture, and more online core classes among other initiatives; photo.
4 Political views continue to change on campus
Stelk--Caleb (Student--2018), Kraus-Taddeo--Laney (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:54, p.02
4/26/2018 The author explores the political views of students and how their college education may influence them.
5 All staff opinion column: what does the recent tuition hike mean for UNI?
Cobb--Abbi (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 112:10, p.3
10/1/2015 The Northern Iowan staff discusses the extra $100 being tacked onto the Spring 2016 tuition and what the money could be used for; photo.
6 From the dean of CSBS
Bass--Brenda L. (Interim Dean--College of Social & Behavioral Sciences)
Northern Iowan 111:54, p.Supp. 2
4/30/2015 Brenda Bass welcomes incoming students.
7 A welcome from the Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Northern Iowan 110:55, p.supp. 5
5/1/2014 Dean Brenda Bass welcomes new students.
8 NISG candidates vie for office
Prigeon--Correy Travis (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:38, p.1
2/20/2014 A Northern Iowa Student Government debate was held for the presidential candidates in the upcoming election. Corey Cooling and his running mate Eric Boisen discussed current issues with Kevin Gartman and his running mate Paul Andersen; photo.
9 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.
10 New course offered as alternative to Personal Wellness
Jamtgaard--Katherine A (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:20, p.1
11/5/2013 UNI is now offering an alternative to the Personal Wellness class. Students are now given the option to take, Dimensions of Well-Being, including both lecture and lab portions. Some students feel that including a lab will enhance their education.
11 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.
12 An 'apology' for the Liberal Arts Core
Peterson--Caitlin Anne (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 110:13, p.4
10/11/2013 Explains why the Liberal Arts Core is important. Tells where the term came from and why UNI is referred to as a "Liberal Arts School."
13 5. From the dean of the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Bass--Brenda L. (Interim Dean--College of Social & Behavioral Sciences)
Northern Iowan 109:54, p.Suppl: 5
5/3/2013 The interim dean of the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Brenda Bass welcomes new students. The college will provide students with the skills to succeed and adapt to changing work atmospheres. Teaches the most classes in the Liberal Arts Core.
14 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.
15 Liberal Arts Core at a crossroads
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 109:27, p.1
12/7/2012 Curriculum committees discuss changes to Liberal Arts Core at UNI. Suggestions include changes to social sciences category, humanities requirement, language requirements, removal of personal wellness requirement. Disscusses formal process for changes.
16 Forum held to seek input on search for new UNI president
Campbell--Colby David (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:8, p.1
9/21/2012 Board of Regents sponsored the forum. Faculty, staff, students, and community members were asked for their ideas on the qualities needed in the new president; photo.
17 A letter from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Mauceri--Philip (Dean--College of Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Northern Iowan 108:54, p.supp 4
4/27/2012 Philip Mauceri greets students and shares the college's commitment to the teaching of liberal arts; photo.
18 Need some help with schoolwork?
Baker--Brandon Lee (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:54, p.supp 20
4/27/2012 The Academic Learning Center and Rod Library provide areas for students to find help with their studies. The Writing and Math centers help with Liberal Arts Core classes. Tutors are available in the library on Sunday evenings.
19 Now hiring Liberal Arts Majors
Reineke--Martha J. (Philosophy & Religion Faculty)
Northern Iowan 108:47, p.6
4/3/2012 Professors respond to a "Courier" article written by business editor Jim Offner. The need for a liberal arts degree defended.
20 Proposed drop of personal wellness causes controversy
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:26, p.1
12/6/2011 Liberal Arts Core Review Steering Committee has suggested dropping the requirement for students to take a personal wellness class. HPELS staff upset and concerned.
21 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.
22 In response to Nov 11's LAC article
Richardson--Sara Kay (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:23, p.6
11/15/2011 Social Sciences defended as a meaningful part of the Liberal Arts Core.
23 Proposed changes to LAC create controversy
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:22, p.1
11/11/2011 Social sciences faculty and students are concerned about the proposed decrease in social science requirements. The proposal cuts the requirements by one third.
24 Proposal submitted to change Liberal Arts Core
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:20, p.1
11/4/2011 The proposed change is the first since the inception twenty years ago. Ian Goldsmith states that there is flexibility in the sixteen part proposal. Not everyone is supportive.
25 UNI offers new class to help freshmen transition
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:6, p.3
9/16/2011 Cornerstone is a new course aimed at communication, learning, and civility. Credits will be earned in the liberal arts core. Each section has a student mentor and a reference librarian assigned to it.
26 UNI announces new College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
Northern Iowa Today 94:3, p.6
9/1/2011 New college combines former College of Natural Sciences and College of Humanities and Fine Arts; several faculty members talk about the combination; photo.
27 A holistic review of the Liberal Arts Core
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 107:48, p.1
4/8/2011 The Steering Review Committee has been charged with looking at all seven categories. One is reviewed each year. Is the Liberal Arts Core doing what is was intended to do?
28 Mom says eat your humanities
Early--Thomas Michael (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 107:32, p.5
2/1/2011 Students urged to ask how they can make courses in the Liberal Arts Core matter and make them better people. Employers do not simply hire people; they hire good people.
29 Personal Wellness
Haselhuhn--Adam J. (Student--2007)
Northern Iowan 107:24, p.8
11/19/2010 Questions the value of the present Personal Wellness classes in the Liberal Arts Core. The class has value to students, but with all the required activities outside of class time, it is too time-consuming.
30 University divisions hinder a cohesive education
Boevers--Cassandra Mae (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 107:6, p.5
9/17/2010 Believes there is a lack of communication between departments and divisions on the college level. Liberal Arts Core improvements might include an overlap or connection of the classes.
31 University of Northern Iowa announces first round of reorganization plans
Public Relations News Release 2009:225, p.1
1/14/2010 Effective July 1, 2010 Marketing & Advancement Division will be dissolved, eliminating one university vice president position. Bill Calhoun, current vice president and president of the UNI Foundation, will remain as president of the Foundation.
32 Ready, Aim, Fire. Consolidate.
Aunspach--Chase Steven (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 106:22, p.7
11/13/2009 Urges evaluation of courses and focusing on the Liberal Arts Core to save students time and money. Decreased spending, lower tuition, and less student burnout could be the upside to consolidation.
33 NISG analyzes UNI's budget situation
Bardsley--Laura Lee (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 106:21, p.1
11/10/2009 Budget cuts and proposed changes in the liberal arts core are topics to be discussed during town hall meetings sponsored by Northern Iowa Student Government; photo.
34 The atheistic evolution
Boeckmann--Trevor Paul (Student--2007)
Northern Iowan 106:20, p.5
11/6/2009 Finds Personal Wellness class not as bad as he anticipated. Lectures were interesting and tests manageable. Actual learning took place for the author; photo.
35 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.
36 Academic resources aid students
French--Larissa A. (Student--2007)
Northern Iowan 105:54, p.supp 7
5/1/2009 Help is available for college students from several sources at the University of Northern Iowa; photo.
37 Personal Wellness to be a lecture only class
Bardsley--Laura Lee (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 105:49, p.1
4/14/2009 Activity labs will no longer be required for the personal wellness classes. The course will be reduced to a three credit hour class; photo.
38 NISG Senate meeting: January 28
Coster--Seth R. (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 105:32, p.1
2/3/2009 Siobahn Morgan, coordinator of the Liberal Arts Core, met with NISG to answer questions about classes and programs. Reports received concerning harassment policies inclusion of gender, a request for funding for NISG debates, and office computers
39 NISG votes for LAC review
Northern Iowan 104:37, p.4
2/22/2008 Northern Iowa Student Government passed a resolution asking the Liberal Arts Core Committee to determine whether Personal Wellness should be included in the Liberal Arts Core.
40 Connecting crack and cereal
Cook--Lindsey K. (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 104:24, p.7
11/16/2007 Students urged to make connections between several concepts from their majors and the Liberal Arts Core. Those connections will allow one to see the big picture more clearly.
41 Learn something!
Cook--Lindsey K. (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 104:4, p.7
9/7/2007 Lifelong learning should be reality. Each day presents new ideas and opportunities to learn.
42 UNI Carver Institutes encourage innovative teaching in liberal arts core
Public Relations News Release 2004:0, p.1
6/28/2005 Institute program helps instructors to convey information to students; program began in May 2004 and will continue to May 2006.
43 UNI to debate value of liberal arts in today's job market
Public Relations News Release 2004:0, p.1
4/8/2005 The College of Humanities and Fine Arts will sponsor a day-long work session to discuss the liberal arts curriculum; includes list of alumni panelists.
44 Despite rumors liberal arts core is here to stay
Meinecke--Heather (Student--2003)
Northern Iowan 101:34, p.1
2/4/2005 The rumors about the demise of Personal Wellness in the Liberal Arts Core are false.
45 New capstone classes offer students variety
Vande Zandschulp--Jessica (Student--2004)
Northern Iowan 101:28, p.6
12/10/2004 Fourteen new capstone courses, in addition to the three offered for the Fall 2004 term, to be offered in the spring.
46 Sign language courses encourage 'different perspective'
Robertson--Andrew (Student--2003)
Northern Iowan 101:20, p.3
11/5/2004 Sign language classes can count as a student's foreign language requirement.
47 You think you know UNI, but . . .
Andresen--Kelli (Class of 2004)
Northern Iowan 100:4, p.7
9/12/2003 Attempts to dispel campus beliefs about budgets, sculpture, the Capstone Course, admissions standards, and parking..
48 Appreciating gen-eds and "knowing stuff"
Buelow--Katie J. (Student--2002)
Northern Iowan 99:50, p.7
4/15/2003 Defends the liberal arts core, claiming that the classes are valuable to all students.
49 Core course considered for changes
Weiskircher--Heidi B. (Classes of 2005 and 2006)
Northern Iowan 99:38, p.1
2/21/2003 Liberal Arts Core Committee proposes changes in Capstone requirement.
50 Perspective: from General Education to Liberal Arts Core--What's in a name?
Podolefsky--Aaron Mayer (CSBS Dean; Provost)
Northern Iowa Today 86:2, p.32
7/1/2002 Provost Podolefsky offers his opinion on the renaming of the General Education program.


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