Northern Iowa Student Government

Events of the Week - 3/19 to 3/25

By: mojohn on Mon, 03/19/2012 - 07:45

Monday, March 19 - Slam Poet Sierra DeMulder
7 PM - Hemisphere Lounge, Maucker Union
Come see Sierra DeMulder, two-time National Poetry Slam champion perform in the Union! The opening acts will be student performances. This event is sponsored by One Iowa at UNI and UNIFI. Check out the facebook event for more information.

Tuesday, March 20 - "10 Questions for the Dalai Lama" Film
7 to 9 PM - Gallagher-Bluedorm Performing Arts Center
How do you reconcile a commitment to non-violence when faced with violence? Why do the poor often seem happier than the rich? Must a society lose its traditions in order to move into the future? These are some of the questions posed to His Holiness the Dalai Lama by filmmaker and explorer Rick Ray. Ray examines some of the fundamental questions of our time by weaving together observations from his own journeys throughout India and the Middle East, and the wisdom of an extraordinary spiritual leader. This is his story, as told and filmed by Rick Ray during a private visit to his monastery in Dharamsala, India over the course of several months. Also included is rare historical footage as well as footage supplied by individuals who at great personal risk, filmed with hidden cameras within Tibet. Part biography, part philosophy, part adventure and part politics, “10 Questions for The Dalai Lama” conveys more than history and more than answers - it opens a window into the heart of an inspiring man. If you had only one hour, what would you ask?

Thursday, March 22 - Women's History Month Panel: Men in Feminism
3:30 to 5 PM - Seerley 115
The Men in Feminism panel will examine men’s roles as feminists and how men can advocate for women’s rights. The panelists are: Harry Brod, philosophy & world religions; Alan Heisterkamp, Mentors in Violence Prevention program; Mark Rowe-Barth, Substance Abuse & Violence Intervention Services; Adam Livengood, graduate student; and David Pope, undergraduate student.

The Sixth Annual 10 Minute Play Festival
Saturday, March 24 at 9 PM; Sunday, March 25 at 4 PM - Bertha Martin Theater, Strayer-Wood Theater
The 10-Minute Play Festival features six original short plays written, directed and performed entirely by UNI students. Performances range from wildly funny to stunningly poignant. Admission is $5.