This year’s ceremony will feature a presentation by Beverly Nagel Ellis of Des Moines, the daughter of Holocaust survivors, who was born in a displaced persons camp in Germany. Nagel Ellis will reflect on her family’s survival of the Holocaust and their experiences after the end of World War II. She will share photographs taken by her brother in the DP camp as well as artifacts related to her family’s experiences. The lecture is free and open to the public. Attendees at the lecture can view two exhibits, “Anne Frank: A History for Today” and “Iowa’s Ties to the Holocaust,” at no charge. The Grout Museum will be open from 5 to 9 p.m. on May 4.
College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
Patrick Irelan is the author of The Big Drugstore, a crime novel set in the Quad Cities. The action follows detective Mike Scofield from bridge to bridge and city to city as the murders in need of solving begin to pile up. The event is sponsored by the Department of Languages and Literatures and the UNI English Club.
If you regularly or occasionally ride your bike to work at UNI, join us for the first meeting of the UNI Bicycle Commuter Alliance. This organization is dedicated to making UNI a more bicycle-friendly environment that encourages bike commuting. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A UNI Permanent Art Collection exhibition curated by students from Elizabeth Sutton’s Early 20th Century Art course. It is associated with the campus-wide Reaching for Higher Ground "And Justice for All" programming. All events are free and open to the public.
Students who attended the American Chemical Society National Meeting in San Diego will give short presentations on their experiences. Those who are currently doing research and those who will be doing research this summer are especially encouraged to attend.
UNI Gallery of Art showcases a Latino American Children's exhibit, Family from March 24-April 19. This exhbit was organized by Wendy Miller and features artwork from students in Cedar Falls and Waterloo elementary schools. An opening reception will be at 6 p.m., Thursday, March 24; free and open to the public.
UNI STEM ambassador Nicole Hindman will lead a tour of the Botanical Center. Participants will see, smell and touch a distinct collection of plant species from around the world. Succulent plant cuttings will be available.
Paula Fouce, producer and director of No Asylum: The Untold Chapter of Anne Frank’s Story, will introduce this 2015 documentary feature film and then conduct a question-answer session following the screening. This will be the first screening of the film in the Midwest.
No Asylum is based on more than 70 recently discovered documents, including letters written by Otto Frank, Anne Frank’s father, that detail the desperate efforts of a loving father to save his family from the murderous clutches of the Nazis and his failure to find a safe haven for his family. Otto’s letters and the U.S. State Department responses paint a picture of the world’s failure to respond to the plight of the Jewish refugees--a story that has important implications for responses to today's international refugee crisis.
Paula Fouce is the producer/director of seven films, including Not in God's Name: In Search of Tolerance with the Dalai Lama (2007) and Song of the Dunes: Search for the Original Gypsies (2009).