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Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 12:00 pm

UNI faculty artist Theresa Camilli will coordinate a master class for the Piano Pedagogy program at UNI. This event is free and open to the public. 

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

TEDxUNI: Charting Destiny will launch conversations and inspire positive growth for individuals, for institutions and for our culture. Ten speakers and performers, including a Purple Heart recipient, a Mayo Clinic physician/author, community designers and entrepreneurs, educators, Ceder Valley youth and others will each contribute a unique angle on the vital TEDxUNI message: each of us has the power to overcome our challenges, shape our own destiny and improve our world. In addition, TEDxUNI will host XFest, a high-energy, experiential festival, along with concurrent campus/community viewing parties as TEDxUNI is streamed to the world live.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

The Rod Library will host the second annual mini comic book convention. Activities will include panels, arts and crafts, games, trivia, artists, vendors, costume contests and more. Whether you are new to comics or an expert, you are bound to find something that interests you. More information is available on the Rod Library website or our Facebook event page. Open to the public, free of charge; all ages welcome.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

The Service and Leadership Council will host a time of making tissue paper flowers for local hospital patients.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 10:00 am to 1:30 pm

Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society will host a speed reading workshop presented by Iris Reading. Participants will learn simple ways to increase reading speed, as well as how to improve comprehension, remember more of what you read, read faster on the computer screen, improve concentration while reading and read technical material more effectively. The workshop is open to all UNI students and staff, with extra discounts available for those that sign up in pairs or groups.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

The UNI Teacher Fair is a free event for teachers and gives educators the opportunity to meet and interview with school administrators representing school districts from across the nation.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 (All day) to Sunday, March 29, 2015 (All day)

The UNI Suzuki School will present their bi-annual recital weekend. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/music/suzuki . This event is free and open to the public.

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 8:00 pm

The Black Student Union (BSU) Talent Show is free and open to anyone. All talents are welcome. Sign up for a performance by emailing bsu@uni.edu or arrive 30 miuntes before the start of the event. Special guest host will be comedian Darius Bowie.

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 7:30 pm

In 1994, David found himself in Uganda as a church missionary. When he followed the girl of his dreams into the woods to help a Rwandan child, he entered a world from which he will never fully be able to escape. Twenty years after surviving the genocide, a note from the Rwandan boy he once tried to save arrived, "You didn't tell them everything," it said. A dinner party story for all ages. 

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 7:00 pm

Join the Multicultural Graduate Student Association for an evening of fun and games!!

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Nick Baima, a graduate from the Department of Philosophy and World Religions and who will receive a Ph.D. in philosophy from Washingnton University in St. Louis in May, will present, "Death, Love, and the Truth: Reflections From Plato's Phaedo."  Following a suggestion by Plato in The Phaedo, Baima will argue that it is a constitutive feature of love that we not only believe positive things about our beloved, but that it is good that we do so, even if those things are not true in the strict sense of the term, "truth." 

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 3:30 pm

James Robinson and Abbylynn Helgevold will discuss ideas for integrating teaching about Islam into the teaching of Western Civilization and Global Humanities.

Friday, March 27, 2015 (All day) to Saturday, March 28, 2015 (All day)

The UNI School of Music will host the 2015 Iowa Composers Forum Spring New Music Festival. This festival will feature new music from Iowa composers, as well as a student musician performance featuring art songs by Hearst Series artist and composer Jake Heggie at 6 p.m., and a concert of mixed works by Iowa Composers at 8 p.m. both on Friday, March 27. For more information on the Iowa Composers Forum, visit www.iowacomposers.org . For more information on this event, contact Alan.Schmitz@uni.edu

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm

View the night sky through the computer controlled telescope at the Earth and Environmental Science Observatory. This event is free and open to the public. Meet before 9 p.m. to get to the observatory (near the polar bear). No late admissions will be allowed; no food or drink and no cellphones or other electronic devices can be used during the observatory visit. This is the last show of the semester.

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 7:30 pm

School of Music faculty and student musicians will present a concert featuring works by visiting artist Jake Heggie. Heggie will be in residence at UNI as part of the Meryl Norton Hearst Visiting Artist Series from March 24-27. For more on Heggie, visit jakeheggie.com. This event is free and open to the public. 

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 7:30 pm

In 1994, David found himself in Uganda as a church missionary. When he followed the girl of his dreams into the woods to help a Rwandan child, he entered a world from which he will never fully be able to escape. Twenty years after surviving the genocide, a note from the Rwandan boy he once tried to save arrived, "You didn't tell them everything," it said. A dinner party story for all ages. 

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 7:30 pm

Marie Curie wasn’t the only female scientist in history. This presentation explores four brilliant and important women scientists: Lise Meitner, who discovered nuclear fission; Chien-Shiung Wu, who overturned a major law in physics; Barbara McClintock, who was the Einstein of genetics; and Shirley Ann Jackson, whose public policy work in nuclear-power-plant oversight impacted the United States and the world. These amazing women show what can be accomplished when passion and intelligence meet determination to overcome all obstacles. Sponsored by the Women in Physics Club and Women’s and Gender Studies Program.  Free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 7:00 pm

Jeremy Schraffenberger, Dept. of Languages & Literatures, is the author of the new poetry collection, The Waxen Poor. He has also published a book of poems titled Saint Joe’s Passion. His other work also appeared in Best Creative Nonfiction, Brevity, Mid-American Review, Natural Bridge, Poetry East and Prairie Schooner. His areas of interest are creative writing, American literature and literature and the environment.

Now in its fourteenth season, the Final Thursday Reading Series features guest regional authors and provides a forum where local writers can share their own work. Open mic signup is at 7 p.m. and begins at 7:15 p.m. Participants may share five minutes of original poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. The featured author takes the stage at 8 p.m. There will be a short question and answer period as time allows. Sponsored by Final Thursday Press, the Hearst Center for the Arts and the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences. Open to the public, free of charge.

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 6:30 pm

UNI and Cedar Valley community members are invited to a reading of Jonathon Kozol's Amazing Grace.

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Sean Christopher Lewis is the artistic director of Working Group Theatre and  winner of the 2013 Rick Graf Award from the Human Rights Commission. His previous monologues and plays have won the Kennedy Center’s Rosa Parks Award, the National New Play Network Smith Prize, the NEA Voices in Community Award, the Barrymore Award, the Central Ohio Critic Circle Award and more. His plays have been performed at major theaters, colleges, prisons, detention centers and living rooms in the United States, Canada, East Africa and Europe.

He can be heard as a contributor to NPR’S “This American Life,” and his work has appeared in the New York Times, Huffington Post and numerous literary journals.

Sean Lewis will perform "Dogs of Rwanda" in the Interpreters Theatre March 26 and 27.

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