College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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CSBS Interim Dean Candidates

The CVs for the following candidates for interim CSBS dean are available to anyone on-campus (with CatID).

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Fall 2016 Dean's List Released

Congratulations to the students who earned their place on the Fall 2016 CSBS Dean's List!

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24th Annual CSBS Student Research Conference

April 12, 2017


Great Reading Room, Seerley Hall - Cedar Falls, IA


2:30 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Acceptance of abstracts and early registration ends March 29

No registration fee!

April 2015 edition of "CSBS Kudos" available

Read the newest edition online.

New Issue of "CSBS Statements" magazine available:

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We Are One UNI

On December 2, the Panther Family – students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends – will come together for one day to support UNI.

From 10 a.m. Tuesday to 10 a.m. Wednesday, you can show your support for the UNI community.

Geography Week

UNI geography will celebrate Geography Awareness Week on Tuesday, Nov. 18, and Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Maucker Union. 

UNI will host the 2014...

Creative Life Research Center:

Building lives of meaning through the processes, places, and products of creativity.

Visitor shares Russia's indigenous culture

The Department of Geography recently welcomed an Indigenous rights and culture activist from the State Polar Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia. Ms. Varvara Korkina is the director of the Indigenous Cultures Center at the academy, the only minority-...

ROTC Cadets Take Oath

UNI ROTC cadets Catherine Maher, Blake Fiferlick, and Kenneth Voorhees marched out onto the court during half-time of the February 8 UNI men’s basketball game to contract with the ROTC program.  By taking the oath administered by Lieutenant Colonel...

The Culture of Comic Books

Professor Marybeth Stalp's “Sociology of Culture” class took a recent field trip to The Hill for a lecture.

The course focuses on the stratification within culture—both high culture and popular culture—and within culture types.  As part of the...

V-Week 2014 Events

Women's and Gender Studies is sponsoring a number of V-Week events. Everyone is welcome to attend the events inspired by  the global movement to end violence against women...

Departments of Psychology and Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology relocate to Bartlett Hall

The CSBS departments and personnel formerly found in Baker Hall have relocated to the recently renovated Bartlett Hall.

The Department of Psychology office is now Bartlett 1078.

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology...

Meet our new faculty & staff

CSBS welcomed many new--and a few familiar--faces this fall.

CSBS professor interview appears in Huffington Post

Annette Lynch, professor of textiles and apparel, is featured in a Huffington Post interview about her...

UNI Anthropology at 2013 Archaeological Field School

University of Northern Iowa students and faculty are participating in the 2013 Aztalan Archaeological Field School.

The group is part of a larger dig at Aztalan State Park in southeast Wisconsin.

Follow their progress at the...

2013 Distinguished Alumni Day

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences hosted its 2013 Distinguished Alumni Day on April 11. 

The purpose of the day is to keep alumni engaged with the college and to provide CSBS students the opportunity to interact with graduates who...

20th Annual CSBS Student Research Conference to be held April 27

Every year this conference attracts presentation of scholarly projects from diverse departments at UNI and other regional schools and universities. The conference provides undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to exchange ideas, present...

Interior Design Portfolio Show to be held

The Interior Design program will be hosting its annual Senior Portfolio Show on December 2, from 2-4 p.m., in UNI's Center for Energy and Environmental Education. 

The annual show allows graduating seniors an opportunity to showcase their...

UNI's TAPP 20th Fashion Show Hits the “Big Top”

Saturday, April 21 hosted the 20th anniversary of UNI’s Textiles and Apparel Program (TAPP) annual fashion show.  The theme of the show was “Catwalk to the Big Top,” which featured circus-themed apparel designed by current students as well...

UNI to Host the Film "Bully" Along with Directors

The Center for Violence Prevention at the University of Northern Iowa is supporting the Bully Project's: 1 Million Kids movement by hosting the documentary film, "Bully," in an attempt to promote caring communities. There will be 1,000 tickets available...

Journal of Contemporary Ethnography

The Journal of Contemporary Ethnography (JCE), edited by faculty in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology, announces the publication of a special issue: Constructing a Color Line in the Twenty-first Century.


CSBS "plugs in" with Social Media

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences has entered the new millenium with recently established Facebook and Twitter accounts. The objective of these social media plug-ins is to stay connected with our students, programs, faculty, and the community....

Major Neill Franklin to Speak about the War on Drugs

On Monday, March 26, 2012, Major Neill Franklin will be presenting on the effectiveness of The War on Drugs. He will discuss whether the results we are receiving from these enforcements are worth the resources the U.S. is spending on them. This public...

Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva: The Racial Grammar of Everyday Life in Contemporary America

Friday, March 2, at 11:30am in Sabin 2

Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva from Duke University is visiting the University of Northern Iowa to discuss the effects of racial grammar in everyday life. Dr. Bonilla-Silva will share his beliefs about how this...

CSBS Student's "Interlude Dance" Sweeps The Nation

The College of Social and Behavioral Science was astonished to read that one of our very own students was recently featured in the ...

CSBS Student Recognition Event

As part of the 2011 Family Weekend, the college held a ceremony and reception to recognize students who have achieved  distinction by demonstrating high standards of academic accomplishment.  

The following students were recognized by...

Foreign policy & military expert to visit campus

The US Military in the Post-9/11 World

Wednesday, February 29, at 7:30pm in Sabin 2. 

Andrew Bacevich, an expert on U.S. foreign policy and military affairs, talks about the forces that have shaped U.S. national...

Public Policy: 20 Years of Service

 This year marks the 20th anniversary of UNI’s Graduate Program in Public Policy.  A number of events were held to commemorate the milestone, which included a panel of alumni who hold leadership positions in community and economic development...

Women’s & Gender Studies program receives gift

Dr. Edra Bogle of Denton, Texas, has made a nearly half-million-dollar gift to UNI to create the Agathon Fellowship Endowment for graduate assistantships for lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender students and others supportive of LGBT issues. The fellowship...

Counseling students help high schoolers 'de-stress'

The UNI Graduate Program in Counseling recently held a "Stressless Fair" at Aplington-Parkersburg High School. 

The program's Mental Health practicum students began...

Military Science joins CSBS

CSBS is proud to announce the addition of UNI's Department of Military Science to the college.

The Department of Military Science offers a minor in military science and administers the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program at UNI...

School of Applied Human Sciences launched in CSBS

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is proud to announce its newest venture: The School of Applied Human Sciences.  Formerly the Department of Design, Textiles, Gerontology, and Family Studies and the campus's programs of School...

Vajpeyi Fellowship established in the Department of Political Science

A new opportunity for CSBS faculty in the Department of Political Science was announced earlier this year.

Steve (History BA '67, Political Science MA '74) and Linda Segebarth of Indianapolis have established the Vajpeyi Political Science...