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1 UNI unveils 2023-2028 strategic plan
McRae--Erin (Student--2023)
Northern Iowan 119:38, p.02
2/20/2023 Erin McRae explains UNI's 2023-2028 strategic plan in-depth which consists of four main goals; photo.
2 CATS hosts annual 'Love a Donor' event
McRae--Erin (Student--2023)
Northern Iowan 119:35, p.04
2/9/2023 The UNI Foundation and Connecting Alumni to Students (CATS) is putting on the "Love a Donor" event. Students can come to one of four events throughout the week to write personalized letters to donors; photo.
3 UNI alum gives $1 million to Dome renovation
Schmitz--Mallory (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:31, p.01
1/26/2023 Former UNI football player Brad Baumler donated $1 million toward the planned UNI-Dome renovations. Mallory Schmitz interviews Baumler who shares the impact that UNI had on his life; photo.
4 NISG November updates
Northern Iowan Staff
Northern Iowan 119:28, p.02
12/8/2022 A list of accomplishments and actions taken by the Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) during the month of November.
5 Campanile comeback: Important updates on the campanile, carillon keyboard and bells, and when to expect them
Christensen--Caroline (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:27, p.05
12/5/2022 The Campanile bells and carillon keyboard have been transported to Verdin Company in Cincinnati, Ohio for repairs. Caroline Christensen gives the details of the renovation project; photo.
6 Our Tomorrow campaign kicks off historic fundraising push
Meyers--Trevor (Student-2021)
Northern Iowan 119:12, p.01
10/6/2022 The biggest fundraising campaign that UNI has ever undertaken will be launching this week. The Our Tomorrow campaign's goal is to raise $250 million by 2026 to help renovate buildings on campus including the campanile, Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, and the UNI Dome; photo.
7 Scholarship application for 2022-2023 now open
Schafbuch--Aubrey (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 119:10, p.04
9/29/2022 Aubrey Schafbuch reports that the UNI scholarship application for the next academic year is now open. The UNI scholarship application allows students to submit one application for hundreds of scholarships at once; photo.
8 Campus to welcome Jon Meacham
Bolumbu--Nkasa (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:4, p.01
9/8/2022 The Joy Cole Corning Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series presents the Pulitzer Prizewinning presidential historian, Jon Meacham. The lecture titled "Finding Hope Through the Lessons of Yesterday" will be held in GBPAC on September 19th at 7 p.m.
9 Giving back for a better future
Davis--Madalynn (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 118:47, p.01
4/7/2022 The UNI Foundation's Giving Week campaign - "Live Purple, Give Gold" - has worked with Connecting Alumni to Students (CATS) on giving opportunities; photos.
10 Alumni House, Honors Cottage saved from demolition at BOR meeting
Christensen--Caroline (Student--2021), De Bruin--Karla (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 118:21, p.01
11/8/2021 The Alumni House and Honors Cottage have been saved from demolition for the moment, though it can be brought up again at the next Board of Regents meeting in February; photo.
11 The history of the Alumni House
De Bruin--Karla (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 118:17, p.05
10/25/2021 The Alumni House has been home to many different offices and people over the years; photo.
12 Preview: Love a Donor Week
Mitchell--Cecilia (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 116:34, p.04
2/10/2020 UNI's eighth annual Love a Donor Week is February 10-14 and includes multiple opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to write thank-you notes to university donors at various locations across campus; photo.
13 UNI receives $10 million donation
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 116:23, p.02
11/18/2019 Local couple David (class of 1981) and Karen Takes recently made a $10 million donation to UNI; photo.
14 The Campanile: a campus icon
Stekl--Caleb (Student--2017), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 114:49, p.01
4/5/2018 The history and current problems that are facing the upkeep of the Campanile.
15 Bradfords establish faculty chair in international business at UNI
Public Relations News Release 2014:182, p.1
2/17/2015 UNI received a donation from Robert and Margaret Bradford to establish a faculty chair position. The holder of the Robert and Margaret Bradford Chair in International Business will be named in Spring 2015 to assume the role in fall 2015.
16 UNI to host 24-hour day of giving
Public Relations News Release 2014:131, p.1
11/24/2014 UNI will host We Are One, from December 2 to the 3. The day will include 10 challenges issued by university leadership and alumni.
17 UNI alumni and friends honored at Distinguished Awards Celebration
Public Relations News Release 2014:113, p.1
11/6/2014 UNI Alumni Association and the UNI Foundation will host a Distinguished Awards Celebration during a luncheon November 8, in the UNI Commons. Recipients will be recognized for their professional accomplishments and service to the university.
18 $40.8 mil. for research
Noble--Cassidy (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 111:7, p.1
9/22/2014 University of Northern Iowa Foundation has collected $40.8 million dollars for research opportunities for undergraduates and public outreach programs for the 2014 fiscal year.
19 UNI received more than $40 million in grants, awards for FY14
Public Relations News Release 2014:18, p.1
8/19/2014 UNI and the UNI Foundation received a total of $40.8 million in sponsored grants, awards, and funding for FY14. Sponsored funding has contributed $1.8 million for student wages and student assistance ships.
20 UNI students will benefit from new scholarships
Public Relations News Release 2013:275, p.1
5/7/2014 Mark and Jill Oman of Des Moines have committed $1.1 million to the UNI Foundation. The endowed fund will be used to support the UNI Annual Fund and two scholarships.
21 Alumni to return to UNI for Alumni in Residence program
Public Relations News Release 2013:241, p.1
4/8/2014 Each spring UNI selects distinguished graduates to participate in the Alumni in Residence program. These accomplished alumni come to campus and speak with students about the connection between the classroom and professional world.
22 Alumni aid in cost of tuition
Ruggles--Jacinda Rose (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:47, p.1
4/3/2014 The UNI Foundation accepts donations from alumni and friends. The donations go toward scholarships and program funding, as well as other improvements to the university; photo.
23 UNI launches new scholarship initiative
Northern Iowa Today 96:3, p.5
10/1/2013 UNI Foundation aims to raise $40 million over five years for scholarships. 86% of UNI students receive some kind of aid; tuition covers 58.7% of student costs; $23,575 was the average loan debt at graduation in 2012.
24 UNI alumni and friends to be honored at Distinguished Awards Celebration
Public Relations News Release 2013:26, p.1
8/29/2013 UNI Alumni Association and UNI Foundation will host the Distinguished Awards Celebration. Alumni and friends will be recognized for their accomplishments and service to the university.
25 UNI Gallery of Art to present new exhibition
Public Relations News Release 2013:18, p.1
8/14/2013 UNI Gallery of Art will present "The Lawrence Auld Collection". They will also be presenting and exhibition entitled, "Myth & Narrative: It's All in the Telling". All events are free and open to the public.
26 UNI receives $1 million gift for scholarships
Public Relations News Release 2013:3, p.1
7/8/2013 The Gerdin Family Foundation has donated $1 million to create the Ben and Pat Endowed Scholarship fund at UNI. This scholarship will honor UNI's former president and help assist hardworking, motivated students.
27 UNI welcomes President Ruud with reception
Public Relations News Release 2012:308, p.1
5/28/2013 A reception will be held at the McLeod Center North Concourse to welcome President William Ruud, and his wife Judy.
28 Collum named president of UNI Alumni Association
Northern Iowa Today 95:1, p.31
1/1/2013 Vicki Collum will also serve in new position as interim director of Advancement Relations; photo.
29 Distinguished Awards Celebration honors alumni
Freese--Brian Paul (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:5, p.8
9/11/2012 Alumni Association and the UNI Foundation sponsored the event, which was held in the Commons.
30 UNI hosts Power of the Purse VI on Sept.25
Public Relations News Release 2012:52, p.1
9/11/2012 Financial seminar for women. Learn ways to discover your financial freedom.
31 UNI alumni and friends to be honored at Distinguished Awards Celebration
Public Relations News Release 2012:43, p.1
9/4/2012 Recipients of the Heritage Honours Awards include: Mildred Wood, Sandy Stevens, Jason Kilborn, and Ed Gallagher. President's Philanthropy Awards recipients: Gary and Myrna Floyd.
32 What was the economic impact of PFG closing?
Campbell--Colby David (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:3, p.1
8/31/2012 Following the attempted suicide of PFG founder, Russell Wassendorf, PFG and MyVerona Ristorante closed. The closing left over 200 people out of work. Companies in the area and the Midwest were eager to hire these high tech employees; photo.
33 Former professors give millions to UNI
Braumann--Kari Sue (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 108:55, p.1
6/8/2012 Former Dean of the College of Business, Robert Waller, and former mathematics professor, Bonnie Litwiller, make large gifts to the university; photo.
34 Gift from former UNI professor will benefit math students
Public Relations News Release 2011:319, p.1
5/30/2012 The Bonnie Litwiller Mathematics Teacher Scholarship has been established with the generous donation of $1.5 million from the former math instructor.
35 Working to save lives
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:35, p.1
2/10/2012 Michael Walter and several students use the world's only "spore detector" to look for viruses that bind to anthrax spores; photo.
36 UNI Gallery of Art celebrates fall display
Taylor--Darrell R. (Art Gallery Director)
Northern Iowan 108:3, p.1
9/2/2011 Recent donations to the Gallery of Art will be on display until September 18. Lois Iseminger donated nearly 160 items. Other donations came from Lois and Norman Jones and other recent alumni; photo.
37 UNI honors Dorthea Dean for dedication to music in education
Public Relations News Release 2010:355, p.1
5/16/2011 Dorthea Dean was honored for her contibutions to UNI through scholarships and dedication to the arts.
38 UNI Alumni Association to present Heritage Honours Awards during Homecoming
Public Relations News Release 2010:105, p.1
10/18/2010 Clayton Condit (B.A. '92), and Barbara (Schmitt) Condit (B.A. '92) of Minneapolis, MN Will receive the Young Alumnus Award and Young Alumna Award, respectively, which recognize graduates 40 years of age or younger who have excelled in their professions.
39 UNI hosts 'Power of the Purse IV: Choices' on Sept. 28; Registration deadline is Sept. 21
Public Relations News Release 2010:44, p.1
9/10/2010 Joyce Morrow, director of student financial aid, will present the keynote address, "What Happened to the Public in Public University?" during the luncheon program. The seminar will open with welcome remarks from Pat Allen.
40 Basketball triumphs may lead to increase in admissions
Kintzel--Scott Elliott (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 106:46, p.1
4/2/2010 Schools similar in size to UNI have experienced about a twenty per cent increase in applications due to the national exposure of an athletic team; photo.
41 Regents ask UNI athletics to reduce dependency on state funding
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 106:45, p.1
3/30/2010 Board of Regents have asked for a plan from UNI and ISU for the elimination or reduction in taxpayer support for athletics. Troy Dannen shares that this in nothing new. UNI has reduced by 12% its use of those monies for athletics recently.
42 $1.4 million Lectra donation upgrades software, student marketability
Aunspach--Chase Steven (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 106:31, p.1
1/29/2010 Textiles and Apparel Program receives donation of software as part of the "Imagine the Impact" campaign.
43 UNI begins reorganization
Wilson--Kalli Jean (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 2008:30, p.1
1/26/2010 Joel Haack named dean of the College of Natural Sciences and the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. University Marketing and Advancement Division will be eliminated July 1. Other changes are ahead.
44 UNI program receives $1.4 million software gift from Lectra
Public Relations News Release 2009:215, p.1
1/8/2010 The gift is for the benefit of the textiles and apparel program. The gift includes software and upgrades, as needed, that will enable student designers to create textile weave, knit and print patterns and apply the patterns to apparel designs.
45 Panther athletics VIP Fund receives $2 million commitment
Northern Iowa Today 93:3, p.24
1/1/2010 Foundation begins campaign to raise $15 million for athletics; Wasendorf gift of $2 million is largest unrestricted gift to athletics; photo.
46 UNI names Teaching in Iowa Incentive Award winners Award recognizes outstanding UNI graduates who stay in Iowa for first teaching job
Public Relations News Release 2009:180, p.1
11/24/2009 Three new Iowa teachers, all recent graduates have received the award. They are Erin Frank, Amy Kohlhaas, and Tara Peska. Rex and Kathy Eno established the Teaching in Iowa Incentive Fund with the UNI Foundation to keep quality teachers in Iowa.
47 Donations from UNI's program "Power of the Purse" help female students dress for interviewing success
Hart--Margaret McCarthy (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 106:13, p.4
10/13/2009 Three women students in financial need received $250 for interviewing attire. The money was donated by those attending "The Power of the Purse" presentation; photo.
48 UNI's 'Power of the Purse III: every penny counts' raises money for three UNI female students to purchase new interview outfits
Public Relations News Release 2009:108, p.1
10/7/2009 For the first time, Power of the Purse attendees engaged in a philanthropic project aimed toward students. Participants could contribute their loose change to piggy banks on each table. The contributions will be given to deserving women students.
49 Pauline Barrett establishes $1.5 million endowed scholarship fund for UNI students
Public Relations News Release 2009:93, p.1
10/1/2009 Barrett, a well-known Waterloo philanthropist, is continuing her generosity to the college and her gift has established the Pauline R. Barrett Endowed Scholarship Fund to support students from the Cedar Valley who attend the College.
50 Don DeWaay gives back to UNI
Zidon--Rachel Margaret (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 106:7, p.7
9/22/2009 Former student makes good in the financial advising field. His company ranked 58th in the United States on the list of Top 100 Financial Advisors. His company offers internships, contributes to the Foundation, and hires UNI grads; photo.

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