Stories tagged with UNI College of Social & Behavioral Sciences

What makes a church a sacred place? Is it the physical four walls? A collective purpose? A space for spiritual gathering, respite, togetherness, healing?

These questions were pressing for a group of neighbors in the Walnut Neighborhood, adjacent to downtown Waterloo, as they watched the continued deterioration of the beloved Faith Temple/Walnut Street Baptist Church.

The needs of the community were no less than when the current structure was built in 1908. Its Baptist congre...

 

The University of Northern Iowa Department of Geography, the ARCTICenter and the GeoTREE Center have been awarded a nearly $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

The Rapid Response Research grant, “Tracking and Understanding Spatiotemporal Dynamics of the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Arctic (COVITA)”, has been awarded to professors Andrey Petrov, ‘04, Tatiana Degai, John DeGroote and Mark Welford, who will work with UNI staff, students and a collaborator...

Students are digging into the University of Northern Iowa’s past 10 centimeters at a time.

The target of the search? Central Hall, or at least the remains of it. Time has undoubtedly transformed what was once the first building on campus, but the discovery of its ruins could help understand the story of the building, which was erected in 1869 and burned down in 1965. At the very least, the students will gain valuable, hands-on experience in a range of skills needed in their future c...

In February of 2012, a story caught the eye of Dick Redfern, ‘74. His mother, Nancy, was having increasing issues with her memory. The story, “UNI students get Alzheimer’s patients talking,” hit close to home for Redfern. The story described the work University of Northern Iowa gerontology students were doing with Alzheimer’s residents as part of a memory trunk program.

Nancy lived alone. Similar to others with Alzheimer’s and dementia, she did pretty well for quite a while.

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