University of Northern Iowa business college 40th year seal
UNI Biz 2020 magazine kicks off our 40th year

We’re in such unprecedented times, or at least that is what we tell ourselves. Interviews with past Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) presidents reveal that, perhaps, much is still the same. A dive into the Northern Iowan newspaper archives finds previous pandemics, calls for social change, campus protests, budget...

5 months 1 week ago
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Student-first focus yields big results for UNI business students

In today’s education climate—where disruption due to the pandemic and ever-changing technologies have become the norm—putting the students first is of utmost importance. At UNI’s business college, students are at the center of everything, and that’s by design. First, the university is a Regional Comprehensive institution,...

5 months 1 week ago
University of Northern Iowa economics professors on Halloween in 2014
The history behind Halloween costumes

The history of Halloween dates back thousands of years, though its exact origins are often debated. While this holiday has evolved, many people are surprised to hear that costumes have always been a part of the celebration. Though the types of costumes worn and the intentions have changed, Halloween has become a beloved part of...

5 months 2 weeks ago
halloween candy in pumpkin bowl
How much do you spend on Halloween?

Halloween is the second-largest commercial holiday in the country, coming in second only to Christmas. No matter your major or interests, you could find an opportunity to haunt somewhere within an industry that supports Halloween. The National Retail Foundation (NRF) and others provide a little insight into this holiday's...

5 months 3 weeks ago
news media at press conference
News bias? You choose the news you wish to consume

During election season, people love to accuse the media of bias. Liberals and conservatives assail local and national newspapers, as well as various television newscasts, of tilting in one political direction or another. Since it is unlikely that a news source can be biased in both directions, many people’s perceptions must be...

5 months 3 weeks ago
UNI business students at career fair
The complete guide to choosing a college major

College is an exciting time in your life. For the first time, you’ll be free from the supervision of your parents or guardians. However, unless you’re paying your way through college, you’ll still be dependent on their financial support. This combination of freedom and dependence is something you’ll never experience again, but...

5 months 4 weeks ago