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Visiting artist Daniel Chapa will present a master class. Chapa recently served two years as a Teaching Fellow at the University of North Texas while finishing his Doctorate of Musical Arts degree. He received his Bachelor of Music from Louisiana State University in 2008, and in 2010 received his Masters of Music in Euphonium Performance degree from UNT. Danny is also a member of the euphonium section in the 531st Air National Guard Band of the Southwest, the Lone Star Wind Orchestra, the principal trombonist of the Odysseus Chamber Orchestra and a member of the Founders Tuba Euphonium Quartet. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI faculty artist Ross Winter will coordinate this day-long event for violinists. Exceptional guest artist Laurie Smukler will appear. Smukler made her debut with the Cleveland Orchestra at the age of fourteen. A graduate of Juilliard, where she studied with Ivan Galamian, she was a founding member of the Mendelssohn String Quartet, and currently serves on the faculty at the Juilliard School. For more information on this event, contact Ross.Winter@uni.edu.
Get ready for a celebration and join us to collect your postcards from the Scholarship Benefit Concert! The evening will be filled with exceptional performances by student and faculty musicians as well as guest artist Laurie Smukler, violin, faculty artists Ross Winter, violin, Heather Peyton, oboe, Katherine Osborne, mezzo-soprano, James Jenkins, piano, Cayla Bellamy, bassoon and Polina Khatsko, piano, as well as the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra, Combined UNI Choirs, the Northern Iowa Wind Symphony, as well as a dazzling post-concert champagne reception where the music and excitement of the evening continue.
Please join us for this exciting event and help to support student scholarships at UNI’s School of Music. For more information on this event or becoming a Special Donor, contact Caroline Francis at (319) 273-2028. To order tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX.
The Weekly Film Appreciation Club will watch Alfonso Cuaron's post apocalyptic thriller "Children of Men" on the big screen. Come for the movie and stay for the discussion.
The American Red Cross will host a blood drive on campus. You are encouraged to donate and help save up to three lives. Schedule an appointment online or call 1-800-733-2767.
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.
Join the International Students and Scholars Office every Thursday for International Coffee Hour. Meet friends from around the globe and enjoy free coffee, tea and snacks. All domestic and international students, faculty and staff are welcome.
Facilitator Mark Grey, sociology, criminology and anthropology, will present and discuss how to best teach current Iowa students and how to prepare for Iowa's changing demographics. More than 90% of UNI's students are from the state of Iowa; however, Iowa's demographics are changing. According to "Statewide Population Trends," children of a race other than white and/or who are hispanic represent 21.1% of Iowa's newborn to 5 years old population.
Do you like to play cribbage? Are you on campus at noon on Thursdays? Play at Rod Library, at the tables near the library coffee shop. Bring a board and cards if you have them and play a game or two with someone. Open to students, faculty, staff and the community.
The Iowa Campus Compact Fall Network Retreat is free to all UNI faculty, staff and student leaders. This is an opportunity to meet and connect with other staff, faculty and student leaders working in community engagement across the state. The event will focus on communications efforts and offer the opportunity to bring your ideas and challenges for open discussion activities. Lunch will be provided. To register for this event, click here.
The 43rd Annual Carl L. Becker Memorial Lecture in History will be presented by Elaine Carey, professor and chair of the Department of History at St. John’s University in Queens, New York. The title of her lecture is “Women Traffickers: Fictions and Histories of Drug Wars.” The lecture is free and open to the public.
A Constitution Day panel will focus on the Equal Protection clause and the status of African-Americans. The moderator will be Shuaib Meacham, curriculum and instruction. Panelists will be Aaron Hawbaker, Adult Public Defender Office, Waterloo; Stephanie Logan, curriculum and instruction; Jayme Neiman, political science; and Adrien Wing, Center for Human Rights at the University of Iowa. The event is free and open to the public.
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and the UNI Honors Program will host this session that covers the ethical principles and regulations regarding research involving humans, including the Institutional Review Board (IRB) review process and procedures. The workshop targets undergraduate students, but anyone is welcome to register and attend. Registration is required.
This workshop will focus on the kinds of comments we should be attentive to, including microaggressions; how we can build classroom communities that create a respectful contetxt for handling racist and/or inappropriate comments; and using scenarios to practice our responses to such comments. Facilitators will be Victoria DeFrancisco, communication studies; Susan Hill CETL; and Stephanie Logan, curriculum and instruction. Registration is required.
The first of five workshop sessions focusing on helping students dive into who they are, how they find purpose and living with that in mind.
The UNI Veterans Association and the LGBT* Center will host the Second Annual Trivia Night. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places. Everyone is welcome.
A campus wide program to create leadership skills in diversity inclusion and community building.
This will be the annual meeting of the UNI faculty. Remarks will be made by Jim Wohlpart, Brenda Bass and faculty leaders. Faculty award winners will be recognized.