Dr. Jerome Soneson, philosophy & world religions, will discuss the moral issues involved in the U.S. response to 9/11, with special attention to the assassination of Osama bin Laden. Sponsored by University Book & Supply and UNI's American Democracy Project; free and open to the public.
The UNI Forensics team will host the Ulrich Season Opener, a collegiate policy debate tournament. Teams include Northwestern University, University of Minnesota, Missouri State University, the University of Iowa and Illinois State University. This tournament will be the first one of the collegiate policy season, where teams will debate democracy assistance to Arab Spring countries.
In the summer of 1995, Jodi Huisentruit was on her way to work at Mason City TV station KIMT when she vanished without a trace. The case captivated a nation, but after almost 16 years there is little new evidence about the case. Beth Bednar, former KAAL-TV (Austin, MN) news anchor, revisits the case in her book, Dead Air: The Disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit. Bednar will speak about her time as an anchor in the same Northern Iowa/Southern Minnesota market and the research she did for the book.
Screening of Lucy Walker's film "Waste Land" followed by Q & A with Walker.
Screening of Lucy Walker's "The Crash Reel."
Screening of Lucy Walker's Oscar nominated short film "The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom" followed by Q & A with Walker.
Screening of Lucy Walker's award winning film "The Lion's Mouth Opens."
See the best work from the Electronic Media Program and celebrate the accomplishments of the senior class. Short films, television news, documentaries and NAB videos will be shown throughout Lang Hall from 3:30-6:30 p.m.; the senior celebration and awards ceremony will be from 6:30-8 p.m.
Corey Dolgon, a Ph.D. in American Culture and Sociology Professor, has been performing “singing lectures” for more than a decade. Focusing on the role that folksongs play in the U.S. labor movement, Corey’s words and music bring both history and theory to life. He is a long-time labor activist and community organizer and has used folk songs to build solidarity on the line and engage students in the classroom. This singing lecture covers labor history from a multicultural perspective and examines the function of folk songs in workers’ lives, labor and organizing. This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the UNI Interpreters Theatre, the Department of Communication Studies and the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences.