Great news as we near the end of the semester

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Dear UNI Family,

The positive news and accomplishments just keep coming! As the 2015-16 academic year comes to an end, I want to share with you some even more good news.

  • UNI's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC) received the Student Entrepreneurship Program of the Year award presented by the International Business Innovation Association. UNI JPEC is the inaugural recipient of this international award.

  • Outstanding student leaders were recognized at the Student Leadership Awards ceremony on April 12 for making an impact on this campus community.

  • The university hosted the second annual Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk on April 16 to raise awareness and funds for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy and support survivors of suicide loss.

  • Derek Bradley, a biology pre-med student, was selected by the Council of Undergraduate Research to present his work, "Development of Ultralight Magnets," to Congress in Washington, D.C. during the 20th Annual Posters on the Hill event.

  • Caitlin Brainard, a junior majoring in art, presented her expository essay, "Between the World and Me: Disembodiment and Empathy for Cultural and Personal Loss of Self," at the Iowa State Women's and Gender Studies Conference on April 9.

  • UNI's student chapter of the American Marketing Association was recognized for outstanding successful chapter planning and fundraising at the American Marketing Conference in March.

  • UNI men's basketball, men's golf, women's golf, women's cross country and women's volleyball teams were recognized by the NCAA for their latest multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores. The teams posted multi-year APR scores in the top 10 percent of all squads in their respective sports.

Please continue to share your positive news throughout the end of the semester and summer. We want to know all of the great things happening on campus!

To our students -- I wouldn't be able to share all of these accomplishments without all of the hard work and dedication you put into your education. Good luck studying for finals, and remember to take a much-needed break.

Purple for Life!

President Bill Ruud