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David Schmid

September 8, 2021

Faculty Profile: Dr. David Schmid

I am currently entering my sixth year as a full-time faculty member after 10 years and adjunct while I worked in university housing for 17 years. I have a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Human Resource Management from the University Of Wisconsin-Whitewater, a Master of Science...

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August 24, 2021

UNI researchers point to global COVID-19 lessons in the Arctic

In a study published this week in the prestigious journal Nature Medicine, University of Northern Iowa researchers examine COVID-19’s impact on Indigenous populations in the Arctic and how it could be crucial to addressing the pandemic both today and in future epidemics. The study examines how...

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Nicole Skaar

July 29, 2021

School psychology program gets national attention

A University of Northern Iowa professor spoke recently at a virtual Congressional briefing about a groundbreaking program she’s leading that could serve as a national model to help increase student access to mental health services, particularly in rural areas. “Anxiety and depression are...

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MaKayla McDonald

July 19, 2021

Rising opera star returns home

MaKayla McDonald’s ascendant career as a classical singer and performer was literally built from the ground up.  The University of Northern Iowa alum and Waterloo native’s first experience with musical theater came as a first-year West High School student, laying out of sight under the bleachers...

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UNI water tower

July 19, 2021

Meet the Professor: Dr. Bingqing Liang

What is your academic and professional background? I obtained my B.S. in Geography Education from South China Normal University in 2002, and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Geography from Indiana State University in 2005 and 2008, respectively. In 2013, I joined the UNI Geography Department as an...

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June 21, 2021

Music Composition Graduate Student Honored with Orchestra Performance

“Listening to your music being performed by others is addictive.” Juan Marulanda Lopez had a taste of that joy, and now he’s ready for more. As a graduate student in the University of Northern Iowa’s School of Music, Juan compiled a portfolio of original compositions as part of his degree’s...

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Students collaborating

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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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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