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1 Where to draw the line on technology
Hill--Drew (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:42, p.03
3/9/2023 Drew Hill writes an opinion piece on the pros and cons of the advancement of technologies. This article focuses on the advancements and risks of brain-computer interfaces (BCIs); photo.
2 Laptops versus desktops
Schafbuch--Aubrey (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 119:29, p.04
1/19/2023 Aubrey Schafbuch interviews students Emma Criswell, Macey Reed, Grant Wulfseng, and IT Director of Client Services Ben Arnold about the declining uses of campus PCs. More and more students are using their own laptops now that certain software and printing abilities can be used on personal devices; photo.
3 Taking down Big Tech: a cross-party issue
Horning--Colin (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 117:49, p.03
4/12/2021 Both political parties have expressed disdain towards the "Big Tech" companies, and the author believes that not much has been done in regulation. The author also believes that government intervention is needed so these companies don't abuse their power and grow too large.
4 Is your phone your life support?
Miene--Adriana (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 115:7, p.03
9/17/2018 The author discusses the problems of using our phones as a crutch.
5 Earn money by locking phone
Ortiz--Cristian (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:24, p.03
11/16/2017 A phone app called "Pocket Points" allows students to earn rewards at local businesses by locking their phone during class and not use it; photo.
6 Amazon Key: convenient or creepy?
King--Sam John (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:21, p.03
11/6/2017 In the author's opinion, Amazon's recent announcement of the Amazon Key service is sort of creepy. He believes it could lead to potential robberies by the less honest delivery workers. He believes, Amazon has good intentions for this service, but he feels like we shouldn't give Amazon any more access into our lives then it already has.
7 Google Clips raise privacy concerns
King--Sam John (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:19, p.03
10/30/2017 Columnist King discuses the new Google Clips. King is concerned this product will be an invasion of privacy and allow Google too much personal information; photo.
8 Sex robots, Luddites and tech takeover
Jackson--Michael (Student--2015)
Northern Iowan 112:20, p.4
11/5/2015 Columnist Michael Jackson looks at the future of technology and robots; photo.
9 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.
10 Finding direction, mentally and physically
Clark--Monica (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 11:51, p.3
4/20/2015 Columnist Monica Clark shares some insight on finding direction.
11 Mr. Roboto
Dunlop--Mike (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 111:36, p.2
2/16/2015 The UNI chapter of the Association of Technology Management and Applied Engineering visited east high school to share their passion of robotics; photo.
12 UNI to host lecture on media representations of women's sport
Public Relations News Release 2014:50, p.1
9/18/2014 UNI will host speaker NIcole M. LaVoi, the associate director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport at the University of Minnesota, October 2, in Sabin Hall, Room 002.
13 Computer Consulting Center
Northern Iowan 110:55, p.supp. 13
5/1/2014 The Computer Consulting Centers gives their hours and services offered.
14 An inquiry into the cult of innovation
Daniel--Christopher (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:47, p.4
4/3/2014 Explores the meaning behind the word innovation and how innovation is important to the world today.
15 Technology projects to invade UNI during the Student Technology Fair
Public Relations News Release 2013:227, p.1
4/1/2014 UNI will host the Iowa Technology and Education Connection (ITEC) Student Technology Fair. More than 50 projects from 12 school districts will be displayed for the public. Winners will be invited to showcase their projects in Des Moines.
16 UNI to host best-selling author Steven Johnson on The Digital Turn
Public Relations News Release 2013:230, p.1
4/1/2014 UNI will host Steven Johnson giving his lecture for The Digital Turn: The 2013-14 Hearst Lecture Series. Johnson is a best-selling author with a unique perspective. The event is free and open to the public.
17 UNI offers Master of Science in Technology entirely at a distance
Public Relations News Release 2013:225, p.1
3/31/2014 UNI is accepting applicants for the Master of Science and Technology degree program. The program is now available online using eLearning. UNI is committed to providing affordable education to all residents of the state.
18 Mini Comic-Con at UNI
Public Relations News Release 2013:222, p.1
3/27/2014 Rod Library will host a Mini Comic-Con with a variety of comic book-related activities. There will even be a costume contests with prizes awarded for each age group. The event is free and open to the public.
19 Regional physics competition at UNI
Public Relations News Release 2013:211, p.1
3/20/2014 UNI's Department of Physics will host the Area Education Agency 267 Regional Physics Competition on March 27. Area High Schools will participate in the competition. The event stresses creativity and ingenuity as well as physics-related principles.
20 UNI to host lecture on using digital tool for research
Public Relations News Release 2013:207, p.1
3/13/2014 UNI will host Juan Luis Suarez to deliver his lecture "Modeling Cultural Networks in the Hispanic Baroque". This is part of The Digital Turn series exploring how the internet is affecting writing, reading, language, and research.
21 UNI hosts Spotlight on STEM Day
Public Relations News Release 2013:178, p.1
2/17/2014 UNI will be hosting Spotlight on STEM Day. Teachers and students throughout the state will showcase their work through table displays and presentations. They will discuss the challenges of integrating science and math with technology in the classroom.
22 UNI to host digital media speaker
Public Relations News Release 2013:180, p.1
2/17/2014 Cheryl Ball will be speaking as part of the Digital Turn: Meryl Norton Hearst Lecture Series. Ball's Presentation, "Boutique Data in Writing Studies" will talk about the validity of research methods.
23 UNI speech app released
Rouse--Amber Marie (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:36, p.2
2/13/2014 UNI created a new app to help people with speech disorders. The app is called "Name That!" and it is designed to show the patient a picture of an item and ask various questions to build meaning-based relationships. The app is now available for purchase.
24 All-staff opinion column: What is a critical issue that needs to be addressed at UNI and why?
Hebbeln--Laura Katherine (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:34, p.3
2/6/2014 Members of the editorial staff answered the question: class scheduling, meal options, enrollment, diversity, and technology were some of the topics discussed.
25 New UNI app aims to help treat speech disorder
Public Relations News Release 2013:163, p.1
1/28/2014 A team led by Angela Burda and Stephen Hughes created the "Name That!" app. This app is designed to help supplement speech therapy treatment through at-home use. The app is currently available in the Apple App Store and Google Play.
26 University releases new mobile app
Northern Iowan 110:28, p.1
1/16/2014 UNI recently released a mobile application to help students connect to the university. The app provides a schedule of UNI events, menus for dining centers, maps, and emergency contact information. Students can access app this from any smartphone.
27 UNI goes mobile with custom designed MyUNI mobile app
Public Relations News Release 2013:153, p.1
1/9/2014 There is now a MyUNI mobile app available for smartphones. Some of the features of this app include access to eLearning, dining center menus, and new about the college.
28 Bitcoins bring plenty of change to the digital age of currency
Frasher--Iris (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:28, p.3
12/13/2013 Bitcoins are a virtual currency that allow for international online transactions without oversight from banks or the government. The value of bitcoins is constantly fluctuating similar to the stock market. Bitcoins have a lot of potential in the future.
29 UNI offering updated literacy program
Nilles--Kellen Marie (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:26, p.1
12/6/2013 UNI is now offering an updated version of the literacy assistance software, Read&Write Gold 11. This helps students with disabilities to improve both their reading and writing skills, and is a free software for UNI students; photo.
30 Online courses at UNI receive top rankings
Public Relations News Release 2013:131, p.1
11/25/2013 Affordable Colleges Online recently ranked UNI as the most affordable and high-quality provider of online education in Iowa. Earlier this year UNI's Continuing Education and Special Programs also earned the Iowa Distance Learning Association Award.
31 We're waiting on the world to change
Beard--Renae (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:21, p.3
11/8/2013 The author reminds readers that her generation has been given the tools to change the world. Many people have become hopeless when looking towards the future, but this generation can be the solution. We have the opportunity to change the world; photo.
32 'Ender's Game' full of powerful messages
Jamtgaard--Katherine A (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:20, p.4
11/5/2013 Author reviews the film "Ender's Game" based on the Orson Scott Card novel. The movie takes place in a futuristic society with Earth under alien attack. There is a strong theme of loving one's enemy throughout the film.
33 UNI Interpreters Theatre to host 'An Evening of Text Messages'
Public Relations News Release 2013:111, p.1
11/4/2013 UNI Interpreters Theatre will host "An Evening of 'Text' Messages". This show features performances from beginning and advanced performance classes in the Department of Communication Studies. The event is free and open to the public.
34 Go ahead and disregard your elders, Millennials
Daniel--Christopher (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:18, p.3
10/29/2013 The Millennial generation is going to have to work harder and longer for smaller returns than any other generation in the 20th century. Generation X never did anything for the Millennials, and the Millennials do not need Generation X; photo.
35 Connecting without making a connection
McKone--Madison Elizabeth (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 110:17, p.3
10/25/2013 Says people should unplug from technology to enjoy life. Says time spent away from technology is liberating.
36 Pullinger melds two mediums: award-winning author uses print and digital forms to create fiction
Prigeon--Correy Travis (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:17, p.4
10/25/2013 Kate Pullinger came to UNI as a part of the 2013-2014 Meryl Norton Hearst Lecture Series. Her lecture was entitled "Literature Online: How Literature is Transforming Fiction."
37 Books still hold relevancy in today's society
Pope--David William (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 110:16, p.3
10/22/2013 Author insists that printed books still top tablets and e-readers. He explains that since books do not need electricity or the internet, they are more reliable. Books also may be better for the environment in the long run; photo.
38 Another dimension comes to UNI
Keiser--Erin Rose (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 110:15, p.1
10/18/2013 UNI owns the biggest 3-D printer in Iowa. The printer cost $1.5 million to purchase. The printer's primary use will be to create molds for the Metal Casting Center, but the art department may be using it for sculptures as well; photo.
39 eLearning offers new security course
Baldus--Rachel (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:15, p.4
10/18/2013 UNI is offering a free course on cyber security for all students and faculty available through eLearning. The course will teach participants what they should and should not do online as well as ways to guard their identity online.
40 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.
41 Crowdsourcing: Peer assessments in the classroom
Gibbs--Hannah Marie (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:12, p.1
10/8/2013 Many professors are implementing peer evaluations and grading into the classroom. Not all professors agree that peer grading is the best approach, but many see that it can be beneficial in some circumstances.
42 Collaboration at work!
Northern Iowa Today 96:3, p.6
10/1/2013 Dean Christopher Cox outlines his views on perceived changing needs in the Rod Library and its program of services; photo.
43 UNI to host Fast Forward electronic media workshop Oct. 18
Public Relations News Release 2013:75, p.1
9/30/2013 UNI will be hosting "Fast Forward: Overtake the Competition" an electronic media workshop. The workshop teaches students a variety of media related skills. Richard Haynes will be the keynote speaker at the event.
44 UNI professor researches effects of texting in class
Peterson--Caitlin Anne (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 110:7, p.4
9/20/2013 UNI professor Dennis Clayson, wrote an article based on his research regarding texting entitled "An Introduction to Multitasking and Texting: Prevalence and Impact on Grades and GPA in Marketing Classes."
45 New technology could hold advantages for Panthers
Dengler--Sean Henry (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:6, p.6
9/17/2013 The author thinks that SportVU camera technology would give UNI's basketball program the edge it needs. This technology gives coaches instant data to evaluate players more efficiently. However, this technology is expensive.
46 UNI makes advances in the world of digital education
Public Relations News Release 2013:16, p.1
8/13/2013 UNI has created a new Interactive Digital Studies (IDS) program. This major came about because of the continued growth of the digital world. There are currently 29 IDS majors and 19 minors.
47 UNI workshop for Iowa high school science teachers
Public Relations News Release 2012:316, p.1
6/11/2013 UNI will host an Iowa Regents Modeling and Physics Resources and Instructional Strategies for Motivating Students (PRISMS) workshop this summer. Twenty-three Iowa high school physics and physical science teachers are in the program.
48 UNI set to compete in 2013 Solar Splash
Public Relations News Release 2012:314, p.1
6/7/2013 UNI's solar boat team will compete in this year's Solar Splash World Championship of Intercollegiate Solar Boat Racing. UNI has participated in the event since 2002 and has place in the top five overall since 2007.
49 STEM-focused summer camps to be offered at UNI
Public Relations News Release 2012:297, p.1
5/15/2013 UNI is offering a variety of activities this summer to keep students learning in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), by offering summer camps for middle and high school students. Camps are one week, and located on campus
50 UNI Department of Technology announces Master of Science in Technology degree
Public Relations News Release 2012:288, p.1
4/25/2013 UNI will now offer a Master of Science in Technology degree. This program is designed to prepare and further develop skilled technologists.


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