The Communication Student Association will hold its first meeting of the spring semester. Learn about getting involved on campus, build your resume and meet other students who are searching for jobs and internships. All majors and minors are welcome, however this is a communication based student organization. CSA's mission is to build your resume, present opportunities for success and help the community; email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The UNI Forensics team, in conjunction with the League of Women Voters, will host an audience debate on health care. Using the resolution: "RESOLVED: The U.S. Federal Government should repeal the current federal health care plan (known as Obamacare)." This event is an opportunity for UNI students to debate one of the most important political issues in the United States. The debate will feature members of the UNI debate team who will use suggestions from the public to shape their debate speeches. Audience members can submit questions and debate topics to the UNI Speech and Debate Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/events/247155845340693/) by noon on Dec. 6. Health care experts will be on hand to answer questions. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. This event is free and open to the public
Written and performed by Jenn Freitag, "I Want My Jacket Back" is a solo performance that explores new ways to think and talk about gender violence through the use of music, humor, poetry, personal narrative and dialogue. Free admission. For more information, visit www.iwantmyjacketback.com
The College of Humanities and Fine Arts Senate is pleased to announce that Dr. Paul Siddens, associate professor of communication studies, is the recipient of the 2011 CHFA Faculty Excellence Award (awarded prior to the merger of CHFA & CNS). He will give a lecture titled “From Funny Books to Graphic Novels: Teaching and Researching Comics.” This event is free and open to the public with a reception following. For more information, call 3-2725.
Several focus groups will be held November 7-11 as part of the Town Hall residency by Sojurn and TEAM theatre companies to explore the Iowa Caucus process. Student Democrats are invited to attend the November 10 focus group. To RSVP or for more information, contact Karen Mitchell at email@example.com.
Several focus groups will be held November 7-10 as part of the Town Hall residency by Sojurn and TEAM theatre companies to explore the Iowa caucus process. Republicans are invited to attend the November 9 focus group in the large meeting room at Cedar Falls Public Library. To RSVP or for more information, contact Karen Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Several focus groups will be held November 7-11 as part of the Town Hall residency by Sojurn and TEAM theatre companies to explore the Iowa Caucus process. Student Republicans are invited to attend the November 8 focus group. To RSVP or for more information, contact Karen Mitchell at email@example.com.
Several focus groups will be held November 7-11 as part of the Town Hall residency by Sojurn and TEAM theatre companies to explore the Iowa Caucus process. Democrats are invited to attend the November 7 focus group in Meeting Room B of the Waterloo Public Library. To RSVP or for more information, contact Karen Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Documentary filmmaker and Academy Award nominee Alice Elliott will host a screening of Body and Soul: Diana and Kathy, followed by a Q&A session; light refreshments will be served. Elliott is the inaugural visiting filmmaker in the William and Stephanie Clohesy Documentary Film Series. The goal of the series is to bring America's most distinguished documentary filmmakers to UNI. The series is sponsored by the Department of Communication Studies, and directed by David O’Shields, filmmaker-in-residence and adjunct instructor.
Body & Soul: Diana & Kathy is a true story about two life-long friends who have made their home in Springfield, Illinois. Diana drives, cooks, shops, and has been Kathy's personal assistant and friend for the past 35 years. Remarkably, Diana has Down Syndrome, a genetic condition that gives her one extra chromosome and a lower IQ. Kathy on the other hand is 61, has a degree in English, but is non-verbal, and has had cerebral palsy since her birth. As part of their ongoing activist efforts to demystify disability, Diana and Kathy invited Alice into their home over a period of five years to create their film, Body & Soul: Diana & Kathy. The documentary was screened in a number of film festivals and was shown on PBS in 2009.
Susan Retik is one of the founders of "Beyond the 11". Pregnant when her husband was killed on American Flight 11, she and Patti Quigley, another widow, turned their grief into a project to benefit the widows of Afghanistan. Retik will show excerpts from the award-winning documentary about their story "Beyond Belief" and engage in discussion with the audience. Sponsored by Reaching for Higher Ground and Community Foundation.