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June 9, 2021

UNI to offer new online degree option for the Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs Master of Arts program in Fall 2021

The University of Northern Iowa is pleased to announce a new fully-online option for the Master of Arts (MA) degree in postsecondary education: student affairs. Scheduled to begin August 23, this new option delivers the same high-quality curriculum as the on-campus program and is taught by the...

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Ariane Hakizimana

June 4, 2021

UNI grad never gave up

Born in a refugee camp in Congo and raised among genocide in Rwanda, Ariane Hakizimana beat the odds. Now the recent UNI master’s graduate is a commissioned U.S. Army officer who wants to someday work for the United Nations to help people in other countries. Hakizimana attributes much of her...

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Wheatpasting process

May 20, 2021

Public art sparks personal transformation for UNI grad

Growing up in Ottumwa, Isaac Campbell never imagined he’d get the opportunity to work on projects for national art galleries abroad, or work alongside a world-renowned French artist at the Louvre in Paris. But at UNI, he gained the skills and made the connections to gain access to once-in-a-...

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UNI Campanile

April 29, 2021

University of Northern Iowa Endorses CGS/JED Statement of Principles & Commitments to Support Graduate Student Mental Health & Well-being

Washington, DC – In recent years, climate surveys and research studies have demonstrated a critical need to prioritize the mental health of postsecondary students, but little information exists about programs and services designed to address the needs of master’s and doctoral students. The...

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Vote No on Woman Suffrage Parade Float

April 19, 2021

Meet the Professor: Dr. Catherine Palczewski

What is your academic and professional background? I received my PhD from Northwestern University in Communication Studies, and I have taught at UNI since 1994. What research or project are you currently working on? I just finished revising my co-authored textbook Rhetoric in Civic Life (3rd...

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April 8, 2021

UNI graduate programs named among the best in the country

UNI's education and part-time MBA graduate programs were named two of the top graduate programs in the country, according to a new U.S. News & World Report ranking. Both programs ranked among the top 200 in the country – out of thousands of similar programs at other universities – on the...

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Curris Business Building

January 21, 2021

Mastering Accounting

Derek Hertges knew he wanted an accounting program that would prepare him for the real world.  Thanks to the UNI College of Business Administration’s growing Masters of Accounting program, he was given the tools to thrive in his professional career. The program seeks to get students ready to...

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Student presenting research

December 14, 2020

UNI showcases knowledge, creativity, and innovation

"Without this tool, my work would have gone unseen," said Megan Vogt-Kostner, a former UNI graduate student. Many graduate students dream of publishing their research and seeing it read by other scholars. But did you know that you can do exactly that—for free—through the UNI ScholarWorks service...

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Tabitha Decker

December 2, 2020

Graduate College GA Dreams Big for Diversity

"While funding is a concern for every graduate student, not everyone has the same opportunity." As the Graduate College's Graduate Assistant for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Tabitha Decker knows that many student populations have historically been excluded from the higher education...

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Hasina Jalal

November 5, 2020

UNI Fulbright scholar empowering Afghan women

UNI Fulbright Scholar Hasina Jalal knows only too well the high stakes for women who work for equality, liberty and democracy in her native Afghanistan.  Her mother and role model, Massouda Jalal, a psychiatrist and pediatrician, ran two strong, independent and self-financed campaigns as the...

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