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1 UNI Bookstore to return to private operation
Schmitz--Mallory (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:48, p.01
4/6/2023 UNI will be transitioning the UNI Bookstore over to be operated by a third-party to allow for the prices of textbooks to drop lower. They acquired the bookstore in 2018 in order to lower the costs of books but due to recent changes in the industry that is no longer the case; photos.
2 Rod Library program strives to make course materials accessible
Klinkhammer--Bailey (Student--2021), Eaves--Emily (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 119:13, p.01
10/10/2022 Rod Library's Textbook Equity Program, founded in 2016, continues to strive towards making textbooks free and accessible for students. This program allows faculty to fill out a form a then meet with a faculty librarian to find free and affordable course materials. Bailey Klinkhammer interviews Rod Library's liaison Anne Marie Gruber about the program; photo.
3 Rod Library pursues textbook affordability for all
Gomez--Vilma (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:18, p.01
10/28/2021 Rod Library was given a grant that allows faculty members to write new textbooks for 15 popular UNI courses in order to achieve more accessible textbooks for students; photo.
4 NISG weekly update
Baur--Nicholas (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 118:15, p.01
10/18/2021 Anne Marie Gruber gave a presentation about textbook equity during the Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) regular senate meeting. The meeting also included the approved creation of two new clubs on campus.
5 Bookstore Reopens under UNI ownership
Deering--Koree (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 114:43, p.02
3/8/2018 UNI purchased University Book and Supply from its owners who were looking to retire. Students can now charge purchases to their U-Bill and use financial aid to cover it; photo.
6 Want your textbook for just a day?
Schueller--Amanda Lynne (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 111:27, p.2
12/11/2014 Textbook company, Packback, is coming to UNI. Packback allows pay as you go rentals for textbooks, instead of paying for an entire semester, and not using the textbook
7 Paper cuts and prices; why textbooks cost so much
Keiser--Erin Rose (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 111:10, p.1
10/2/2014 Student Cassidy Noble looks at the reasons why textbooks cost so much these days; photo.
8 NISG tries cutting course packet costs
Prigeon--Correy Travis (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:41, p.1
3/3/2014 Northern Iowa Student Government is making an effort to cut costs by not charging students for course packets. They feel that students should not have to pay for material that is not protected under copyright.
9 Textbook prices discourage students
Frasher--Iris (Class of 2017)
Northern Iowan 110:36, p.1
2/13/2014 The average college student spends $1200 on textbooks and supplies annually. Textbook prices have inflated 812 percent over the years. Renting or buying used textbooks is a great way to save money.
10 Get your spring semester textbooks now!
Northern Iowan 109:27, p.2
12/7/2012 University Book & Supply advertises textbook purchasing for Spring 2013 semester.
11 Textbook buyback
Northern Iowan 109:26, p.5
12/4/2012 University Book and Supply advertisement for textbook buyback Fall 2012.
12 'tis the season of holiday giving
Firman--Tehrene Victoria (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:27, p.7
12/9/2011 Opportunities for sharing with those in need during the Christmas season; photo.
13 Get the best bang for your BOOK
Braumann--Kari Sue (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 108:2, p.9
8/30/2011 Textbooks are expensive. There are online alternatives to University Book and Supply. Comparisons made and prices explained. Students need to be aware of purchasing the correct editions; photo.
14 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.
15 A losing game
Krob--Nicholas Joseph (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 107:30, p.7
1/25/2011 Prices for textbooks on all campuses are very high. Students urged to purse the cheapest option; including exchanging books among classmates; photo.
16 In the capitol
Anderson--John Patrick (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 107:27, p.1
12/10/2010 Northern Iowa Student Government is lobbying for a statewide sales tax holiday on textbooks. Students are encouraged to participate in special lobbying days. NISG hopes to increase awareness of UNI by training students in lobbying; photo.
17 Textbook buying made easier; NISG and UBS collaborate
Dahlke--Lisa Renae (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 104:59, p.1
7/25/2008 NISG and UBS work together to make textbook lists available earlier and to provide several textbook buying options; photo.
18 Book sale gone bad
Osborn--Benjamin Tyler (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 105:42, p.8
3/10/2008 Resale of books is a risky business online; photo.
19 UNI students to lobby in favor of higher education
Cook--Lindsey K. (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 104:38, p.9
2/26/2008 Students take concerns about increases in tuition, financial aid, and textbooks to the Iowa legislature.
20 Student government makes textbook information available online
Hawthorne--Morgan L. A. (Student--2007)
Northern Iowan 104:4, p.1
9/7/2007 Textbook Tracks is a website on the Northern Iowa Student Government homepage that provides information needed to explore the best places to purchase textbooks; photo.
21 A message from the Vice President
Bentley--Adam J. (Student--2004)
Northern Iowan 104:3, p.4
8/31/2007 Adam Bentley shares progress with textbook service and campaign to have student representation on the Cedar Falls City Council; photo.
22 A student's guide to college life
Abbott--Tristan E. (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 104:1, p.7
8/24/2007 Suggestions for incoming freshmen; adjusting to college life; things to avoid and consider when living on or off campus.
23 Students may soon have more options for buying textbooks
Lubker--James (CHFA Dean; Provost)
Northern Iowan 103:47, p.1
3/30/2007 Project to publish ISBN numbers and other relevant information on textbooks to allow students to examine alternatives to purchasing textbooks; photo.
24 New site similar to Facebook, allows selling options
Smith--Amy (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 102:25, p.7
11/22/2005 offers services such as sending messages and selling books; photo.
25 Website trades books for books; has book exchange for students
Ory--Lindsey (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 102:25, p.4
11/22/2005 New Web site allows students to trade books with one another in an effort to save money.
26 Candidates prepare for next week's election
Helgerson--Leah (Student--2004)
Northern Iowan 101:38, p.1
2/18/2005 Pat Grassley and Kevin Willms' platform includes tuition reform, creating an online classroom directory, increasing attendance at sporting and cultural events, offering alternative book purchasing options, and extending Thanksgiving break; photo.
27 NISG debate sparks discussion about platform issues, election
Northern Iowan 101:38, p.1
2/18/2005 The Political Science Society's sponsored debate of the candidates for NISG election allowed each group of candidates a two minute response to each question along with time for rebuttal.
28 UNI students put used book editions to good use
McCue--Timothy M. (Student--2003)
Northern Iowan 101:28, p.1
12/10/2004 Pages of Promise organization to collect donated textbooks and send them to African students; photo.
29 Attendance raises significant questions
Plagge--Adam (Student--2004)
Northern Iowan 101:23, p.8
11/16/2004 Expresses disagreement with the school spirit argument for attending athletic contests and believes money spent by students for the Panther Pass should instead go toward academic pursuits.
30 Books; student encourages online purchases
Stevens--Kamilah (Student--2004)
Northern Iowan 101:5, p.1
9/14/2004 Spotlight on Alan Shakespeare's efforts to find an economical source for textbooks; photo.
31 Bookstore prices bring discomfort for all
Musgrave--Matt (Student--2004)
Northern Iowan 101:2, p.5
8/31/2004 Speaks out against the alleged pricing practices of the University Book and Supply as well as those of textbook publishers.
32 Rip-off 101
Andrews--Eric A. (Student--2002)
Northern Iowan 100:34, p.1
2/6/2004 The Iowa Public Interest Research Group presents a report outlining price gouging practices in the publishing industry; photo.
33 UBS introduces new price matching policy
Andrews--Eric A. (Student--2002)
Northern Iowan 100:1, p.1
8/29/2003 If students find a book priced lower online than at University Book & Supply, UBS will match the price; not valid when book prices found at, ebay, or amazon auction; photo.
34 Sage-like advice for incoming freshmen
Northern Iowan 99:60, p.4
7/18/2003 Tips from experience for the inexperienced.
35 Book buyback option overview
Andrews--Eric A. (Student--2002)
Northern Iowan 99:55, p.1
5/2/2003 Some students, dissatisfied with University Book and Supply, have turned to Internet sources for buying and selling books.
36 Committee 'reads' into book prices
Pierce--Leslie D. (Student--2002)
Northern Iowan 99:23, p.1
11/19/2002 A Book Prices Advisory Committee will investigate ways to make books cheaper for students.
37 Alternate bookseller brings cheaper textbook prices to UNI
Szeszycki--Emily (Student--2001)
Northern Iowan 98:53, p.1
4/26/2002 Pages and Books, a new textbook buyer and seller in the area, will offer UNI students cheaper textbooks that can be bought and sold online.
38 The selection, demand and supply of UNI textbooks
Hennigan--Gregg (Student--2001)
Northern Iowan 98:44, p.12
3/15/2002 Explores the textbook process, from a professor choosing the book, to the student buying it from the bookstore.
39 Bookswap; just try it
Hill--Crystal (Student--1997)
Northern Iowan 95:26, p.8
12/4/1998 Students should use new Internet Bookswap service to lower textbook costs.
40 UBS: profit margin not what it's believed
Lorenz--Rose (University Book & Supply--Staff)
Northern Iowan 94:10, p.11
10/3/1997 University Book and Supply president Rose Lorenz states that textbook profits are between twenty and twenty-five percent.
41 Bookstore, publishers to blame for outrageous prices
Northern Iowan 94:5, p.7
9/16/1997 Believes book prices are too high because of excess profits.
42 Bookstore or proctologist?
Jewell--Chad M. (Class of 1998)
Northern Iowan 94:4, p.6
9/12/1997 Complains about high book prices.
43 Students should go on strike; fight fascist text book industry
Manuel--Timothy J. (Class of 1995)
Northern Iowan 91:4, p.5
9/2/1994 Critical of high cost of textbooks.
44 Untitled
Northern Iowan 87:2, p.2
9/7/1990 Schools use ACT scores to pair dormitory roommates and bookstores will not give you much money when they buy back your textbooks.
45 The Insanity Parade
Hagerman--Brian (Class of 1992)
Northern Iowan 86:56, p.2
4/27/1990 A quick look at students' expenses, especially for books.
46 Northern Iowa Hazel Wagner Memorial Scholarships to honor years of teamwork, dedication
Public Relations News Release 1987:300, p.1
3/8/1988 A one-hundred thousand dollar industrial technology scholarship fund is collected in memory of Hazel Wagner, the deceased wife of Professor Willis Wagner. Hazel is known for her work in the Dames Club, and as the editor for Willis' textbook series.
47 U. S., Soviet textbooks to be re-examined to remove myths, stereotypes
Public Relations News Release 1987:282, p.1
2/24/1988 Professor Tim O'Connor calls for an examination of both U. S. and Soviet textbooks that perpetuate stereotypes between the two nations.
48 UNI mathematics professors collaborate on book, articles
Public Relations News Release 1987:430, p.1
7/15/1987 Professors David Duncan and Bonnie Litwiller publish a middle school mathematics textbook on number patterns for the School Science and Mathematics Association's Classroom Activities Series.
49 Tomahawk honorary at UNI awards six scholarships
Public Relations News Release 1986:148, p.1
12/23/1986 Tomahawk distributed scholarships to six students based on need, academic activities, and work experience. The goal of the organization is to promote leadership among students.
50 Professor introduces one-of-a-kind textbook
Wheeler--Rebecca (Class of 1987; English Faculty)
Northern Iowan 82:39, p.10
2/28/1986 Professor Glenda Riley discusses the role of women in United States history; photo.


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