View the night sky at the McCollum Science Hall Observatory. Meet by the polar bear near room 137 before the start of the show (late arrivals will not be able to attend).
Come play 80's Themed Volleyball for a chance to win $20 gift cards. Players will also receive free neon headbands, glasses and gatorade at the event. Registration takes place prior to the competition; teams of six should include at least two people of each gender.
Under the direction of conductor Rebecca Burkhardt, the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will offer its fall concert. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX.
McLeod Madness is a fun event to showcase the UNI women's and men's basketball teams.
The night's festivities will include a dunk contest, 3-point shootout, skills competition, men's basketball scrimmage and student contests.
The highlight of the night will feature 10 students participating in a half-court shot for one semester of in-state tuition. The grand prize will be limited to one individual and will be awarded to the first eligible student to make a shot from half-court in accordance with contest rules and regulations.
Doors open at 6 p.m.; there will be food available and free t-shirts for students.
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED: Charles Ogletree, the Harvard Law School Jesse Climenko Professor of Law and founding and executive director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, will speak on the subject of access to modern technology. Ogletree received the first Rosa Parks Civil Rights Award, given by the City of Boston; and Morehouse College's Gandhi, King, Ikeda Community Builders Prize. Ogletree earned BA and MA degrees in political science from Stanford University, where he was Phi Beta Kappa. He also holds a JD from Harvard Law School where he served as Special Projects Editor of the Harvard Civil Rights - Civil Liberties Law Review. His visit is part of the Center for Multicultural Education's Annual Lecture Series, and doubles as a speaker for the Reaching for Higher Ground project. The theme of that project for the 2014-2015 academic year is "Media and Social Media."
View the partial eclipse of the Sun with solar telescopes provided by the Department of Earth Science. In the event of cloudy or rainy weather, the event will be cancelled. Telescopes will be set up near the athletic fields of the West Dome Lot of the UNI-Dome.
Dmitry Rychkov, Institute of Physics & Astronomy, University of Potsdam, Germany, will present a research talk titled, "Electrets and related phenomena: Current research by the Applied Condensed Matter Physics Group University of Potsdam"
The Study Abroad Center will provide information about study abroad opportunities in New Zealand.
The Study Abroad Center will provide information about opportunities to study abroad in South Africa.
Brass faculty members Randy Grabowski, trumpet, Tina Su, horn, and Anthony Williams, trombone will collaborate with faculty pianist Polina Khatsko to present this chamber music recital featuring works by Frigyes Hidas, Verne Reynolds and more. This event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor of viola Julia Bullard, the UNI Viola Studio will offer a fall concert. This event is free and open to the public.
Andrew Stollenwerk, assistant professor of physics, will present a research talk titled, "Achieving Charge Injection into Finite Layered Materials."
All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend this interactive workshop regarding LinkedIn. Free head and shoulder photographs will be offered prior to the workshop for registered attendees.
To register for the workshop, please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/linkedin14
“The Quest for Kudos Challenge,” is a long-term, multitask, large group competition where students compete for a reward in the context of a cooperative learning experience. Facilitated by Sarah Rosol, Department of Management, this session will describe the challenge and review the logistics of doing a cooperative and competitive class project. Research findings suggest, among other things, that students who participated in the Quest for Kudos Challenge received higher exam scores and participated more often in class. Instructor outcomes included positive feedback from students and colleagues, as well as higher student evaluations. The Quest for Kudos Competition guidelines are easily adaptable for use by instructors in a variety of courses/disciplines. No registration required.
The Study Abroad Center will provide information about study abroad opportunities in London and Paris.
The Campus Activities Board (CAB) will host Pete Lee, a comedian from the Midwest.
Ernie Cline is the author of this year's common read, "Ready Player One," which is associated with the Reaching for Higher Ground theme for the academic year, Social Media. A book signing follows the keynote. Event is free and open to all UNI students, faculty, staff and the general public.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music faculty artist and conductor Amy Kotsonis the UNI Singers will offer a shared fall choral music concert with the UNI Women’s Chorus. This event is free and open to the public.
A documentary that investigates the raging legal battle and best arguments of pro-life and pro-choice ideologies in America over the past 40 years. Includes testimony from secular and religious sources, feminists, rape victims, pro-life speakers, pro-choice speakers, and abortion survivors as well. Film screening with discussion to follow.
The Honors Student Advisory Board will host Mike Draper. He will talk about the small business, RAYGUN.