Board of Regents Newsletter: March 2024 Newsletter

It’s a dry, fall day in northwest Iowa. Gretchen Reichter walks through Emmetsburg’s downtown, passing storefronts adorned with scarecrows from a recent retail competition. The community’s marketing and development coordinator stops when she reaches a gap between two businesses. Faded murals of sunflowers and a cornfield cling to the brick...
NASA delegates visited the University of Iowa on March 7-8 to learn about the largest externally funded research project in institutional history. The NASA group included Joseph Westlake, the new head of the agency’s heliophysics division, which oversees missions involving the Earth and sun. The heliophysics portfolio includes Tandem Reconnection...
Jesse Wilcox, assistant professor of biology at UNI, has been named director of professional learning in science education on the board of directors for the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). This prestigious appointment solidifies Wilcox's commitment to promoting best practices in science and STEM education, and his wealth of experience...
To get a vintage trolley to stop, an operator grabs the handle of part SA-26, an independent brake valve, and pushes to the right. Compressed air runs through the system and forces brake shoes against the wheels to slow and stop the trolley. To get going again, the operator, no...
University of Northern Iowa Dining and John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center are proud to present the return of the second annual UNI Dining Takeover in collaboration with local food entrepreneurs. From March 25 to April 3, five local catering companies will showcase signature dishes on their menu to students, faculty and...
How sweet it is! The Iowa women’s basketball team has advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 after winning its final two games at Carver-Hawkeye Arena this season. Image Gallery from Iowa Now