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Friday, April 17, 2015 - 7:30 pm

Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor Ronald Johnson, the Northern Iowa Wind Symphony will collaborate with the Concert Chorale and UNI Singers to offer a spring concert as part of the Spotlight Series. The combined ensembles will perform Rolf Rudin's "Requiem, Op. 70". This event is ticketed. For tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX.

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 7:30 pm

Laughter is often a nervous reaction to subjects our society finds taboo. We laugh at inappropriate times, make self-deprecating jokes about our human frailties and hide behind our laughter. Through the performance of poetry, personal narrative and drama (and relying on a bit of humor), "Funny.....as a Crutch?" challenges audiences to rethink the role humor plays in revealing (or masking) our attitudes toward our own mental and physical (dis)abilities.

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 3:30 pm

The Honorable Jim Leach will present a lecture titled "The Challenges of Non-Partisanship in a Partisan Era." Leach is the Chair in Public Affairs, and Visiting Professor of Law and Senior Scholar at the University of Iowa Law School. He served as the Director of the National Endowment for the Humanities from 2007-2013. He is best remembered for his service in the U.S. House of Representatives for thirty years (1977-2007), representing eastern Iowans. Bridging political eras he is uniquely poised to address the ongoing problem of gridlock in American politics.

Friday, April 17, 2015 (All day)

"Literacy, Leading and Learning: Integrating Inquiry, STEM, and the Common Core" is the theme of the 47th Annual Elementary Literacy Conference.

The conference will include multiple sessions on topics in the area of literacy, integrating inquiry, STEM and the Common Core. Featured speaker will be Steve Jenkins, author/illustrator, who has written and illustrated many nonfiction picture books for young readers including the Caldecott Honor winner What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? Many of his other well known favorites Time to Eat, The Animal Book and Eye to Eye will also be available for purchase and autographing by Jenkins during the conference. His books have been called stunning, eye-popping, inventive, gorgeous, masterful, extraordinary, playful, irresistible, compelling, engaging, accessible, glorious and informative.

A preconference event will take place at the Grout Museum/Bluedorn Science Imaginarium in Waterloo on Thursday, April 16. The preconference and conference events are sponsored by the College of Education, Bluedorn Science Imaginarium, Pioneer Graphics and Abrams Learning Trends. The conference is free for UNI students and faculty.

Friday, April 17, 2015 (All day)
Thursday, April 16, 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.

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 7:30 pm

Under the direction of faculty artist and conductor Robert Washut, the UNI Jazz Panthers will offer a spring concert. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 7:30 pm

Laughter is often a nervous reaction to subjects our society finds taboo. We laugh at inappropriate times, make self-deprecating jokes about our human frailties and hide behind our laughter. Through the performance of poetry, personal narrative and drama (and relying on a bit of humor), "Funny.....as a Crutch?" challenges audiences to rethink the role humor plays in revealing (or masking) our attitudes toward our own mental and physical (dis)abilities.

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 6:00 pm

This recital, a performance of Pergolesi’s “Stabat Mater”, will feature School of Music faculty artists Morgan Horning, Jean McDonald, Korey Barrett, Frederick Halgedahl, Todd Williams, Julia Bullard, Suzanne Bullard and Alexander Pershounin, as well as student musicians. This event is free and open to the public. 

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 5:30 pm

"Love is a Verb," the award-winning 2014 film by Terry Spencer Hesser and narrated by Ashley Judd, will be screened. 

The film examines peacebuilding in a world of conflict, and the social movement of Sufi inspired Sunni Muslims that began in Turkey in the 1960s and now reaches across the globe. The group is called Hizmet, the Turkish word for service, or The Gulen Movement after its inspiration, leader and teacher Fethullah Gulen, a man that Time Magazine named as one of the most influential leaders in the world in 2013.

The screening and talk is sponsored by the Niagara Foundation and the Turkish Student Association of UNI.

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

 "Literacy, Leading and Learning: Integrating Inquiry, STEM, and the Common Core" is the theme of the 47th annual Elementary Literacy Conference. 

The Grout Museum District’s Bluedorn Science Imaginarium will host a book signing with conference speaker Steve Jenkins and special after hours science demonstrations.

Find out why the hissing cockroaches hiss, pet a python and see how furry a giant tarantula really is. This demonstration is inspired by Jenkins’ The Animal Book and is guaranteed to fascinate and creep-out even the boldest of visitors. Refreshments will be provided.

The preconference and conference events are sponsored by the College of Education, Bluedorn Science Imaginarium, Pioneer Graphics and Abrams Learning Trends. The conference is free to UNI students and faculty. 

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a campus presentation by Stephanie Davis-Kahl, Scholarly Communication Librarian and Associate Professor at Illinois Wesleyan University. She will speak about institutional repositories, the types of works found in them and their benefits to faculty and the University.

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Employees are invited to attend a spine and health lunch and learn presentation conducted by Wayson Chiropractic. Focuses will center around how exercise affects the spine, how certain foods can harm or heal and how a Doctor of Chiropractic may help when you are in pain. Employees are invited to bring their lunches; water and ice tea will be provided. Registration is required as space is limited. 

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 9:30 am

The Department of Physics hosts the State of Iowa Physics Competition. Participating high school students qualified at regional competitions and represent the top teams from Area Education Agencies across the state. The competition is a series of five events that stress creativity, ingenuity and an understanding of physics-related ideas and is intended to stimulate interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Events include catapult, mouse trap car, bridge building, soda-straw arm and challenge problem.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 7:30 pm

Under the direction of UNI School of Music professors and conductors Daniel Galyen and Rebecca Burkhardt, the Symphonic Band and Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will offer a shared spring concert featuring visiting artist Libby Larsen, composer. For more on Larsen, visit libbylarsen.com. This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Faculty and advanced UNI students will perform a recital featuring the works of visiting artist Libby Larsen. Larsen will visit UNI April 14-15 for a two-day intensive residency and visit with UNI students. Additional events scheduled on April 14-15. For more on Larsen, visit libbylarsen.com. This event is free and open to the public. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Pierre-Damien Mvuyekure, Dept. of Languages and Literatures, will read from his new poetry collection, "Lamentations on the Rwandan Genocide, 2nd Edition." This book updates Mvuyekure's 2006 collection with new poems reflecting upon the 1994 genocide in Rwanda and its aftermath. This event is part of the Writers Talk series sponsored by the Department of Languages and Literatures.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

The Service and Leadership Council will host a session of planting grass cups and making dog tags. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 9:00 am

Energy production affects everyone and ethical issues arise throughout the process, from source to production to consumption.

A panel of experts will provide a comprehensive picture of energy production in Iowa and discuss economic effects, environmental impacts, legal aspects, agricultural viewpoints and employment prospects related to the topic.

Specifically, they will address:

  • Concerns about how Iowa and the U.S. will meet future energy needs.
  • The proposed Dakota Access oil pipeline and Rock Island Clean Line projects.
  • The approval process for proposed energy production projects.
  • How to get your voice heard in the discussion.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 7:30 pm

The UNI Jazz Band III will present a spring concert under the direction of Christopher Merz and graduate student conductors. This event is free and open to the public. 

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