The staff members of the UNI Community Music School will present a recital. This event is free and open to the public.
School of Music instructor of music education Michelle Swanson will coordinate this workshop. For more information, contact Michelle.Swanson@uni.edu.
The UNI Varsity Men’s Glee Club will launch the 2016-17 academic year with a concert in Lang Hall Auditorium. For more information, contact John.Wiles@uni.edu.
Grant Tracey will launch his new mystery novel, Cheap Amusements, at the first Final Thursday Reading Series of the season. Open mic signup is at 7 p.m. and begins at 7:15 p.m. Tracey will take the stage at 8 p.m. Click here to check out the book trailer for Cheap Amusements.
NGSO is the first in the "Building Graduate Community" 2016‐17 Professional Development Series sponsored by the Graduate College. The event includes opportunities to learn about resources to support graduate student success. Fifteen offices are scheduled to participate in the Campus Resource Fair from 3 to 3:30 p.m. followed by a welcome by Kavita Dhanwada, Graduate College. There will be presentations by Christina Geweke, Office of Business Operation, on how students can manage their university bill and Leila Rod‐Welch, Rod Library, on using the library like a graduate student.
"Living Downstream," a film based on Sandra Steingraber's book, will take viewers on a journey investigating the links between human health and environmental contamination based on the latest biological and ecological research. The film is 60 minutes long.
Tthe UNI Museum will host "Rock the Stacks," a concert featuring local legends Twins, Peas and Carrot, and Kitsch. The concert will kick off the latest exhibit "Ballroom Bash: Iowa's Rock 'n' Roll Legacy." Stop by, rock out and learn more about how Iowa has rocked through the decades.
Curated by Dr. Alice M. Phillips, this exhibition is organized by Legacies for Iowa: A University of Iowa Museum of Art Collections-Sharing Project and supported by the Matthew Bucksbaum Family. On Aug. 30 at 6:00 p.m. Dr. Phillips will present a gallery talk. An opening reception will follow. All events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Mon. through Thurs.; noon to 5 p.m., Fri. and Sat.; and by appointment. Please note, the Gallery will be closed Sept. 5 for the MLK Holiday.
Featuring 13th through 17th century illuminated manuscripts as well as objects from Rod Library’s Special Collections, this exhibition was co-curated by Dr. Charles M. Adelman and Gallery Director Darrell Taylor with didactics by UNI students of art history. On Sept. 15 at 6:00 p.m., musicologist Dr. Alison Alstatt will present a lecture titled “Strangers in a Strange Land: Spanish Chant Manuscript Leaves in the UNI Permanent Art Collection.” In addition, medieval chants from the manuscript leaves will be performed by Cantorei, directed by Dr. John Wiles.
Fall Classes Begin 8 a.m.
UNIFI and other progressive groups on campus will host a progressive picnic. There will be live music, games and an opportunity to connect with all of the progressive groups on campus.
Dance Marathon will host a gathering with fun activities in front of the Towers Center, next to the volleyball court. There will be yard games, volleyball, frisbee, music and popsicles.
All returning students move in.
As part of a community engagement project, a group of students has been in the process of instituting an on-campus garden at the university and is asking for volunteer help. All volunteers will receive vegetables in return for their time.
All returning students on a two-year contract move in.