College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
As Walt Whitman, re-enactor Bill Koch, adjunct professor of English, performs his multi-media one-man show that explains Whitman's life and times, reciting his poetry. Especially relevant as the country marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War are Whitman's reflections and poetry on the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln. Open to the public free of charge.
2012 Norman Cohn Family Holocaust Remembrance and Education Lecture: "Memories of a Child Survivor of the Holcoaust"Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 04/18/2012 - 7:00pm
The 4th Annual Norman Cohn Family Holocaust Remembrance and Education Lecture will be given by Inge Auerbacher, survivor of Terezín (Theresienstadt) Concentration Camp, where she was interned between the ages of seven and ten. The title of her presentation is “Memories of a Child Survivor of the Holocaust.”
In 1946 Inge Auerbacher emigrated to the United States and has lived since then in New York City. She received a degree in chemistry from Queens College of the City University of New York, and has done graduate studies in biochemistry. Before her retirement she worked for 38 years in medical research and clinical work. She is the author of several books on the Holocaust, including the story of her survival, I Am a Star, and is the recipient of numerous awards for her books and her work teaching tolerance and human rights.
The Norman Cohn Family Lecture Series is made possible by the ongoing support of Norman Cohn, a native of Waterloo and a graduate of UNI.
This event is free and open to the public. A book signing and reception will follow the presentation.
Come celebrate UNI Earth Day at the NE courtyard of Maucker Union. Play games, win prizes, get your free bike tune up and visit more than 30 great educational booths. Visit with the Bag Monster, recycle your electronics and check out the newest "Enviro Friendly" cars at this exciting event.
Coordinated by UNI School of Music faculty artists Yu-Ting Su, Jonathan Chenoweth, and Dmitri Vorobiev, student musicians will offer a chamber music concert. This event is free and open to the public.
Diana Joseph, creative writing professor at Minnesota State University, Mankato, will read from her memoir "I'm Sorry You Feel That Way: The Astonishing But True Story of a Daughter, Sister, Slut, Wife, Mother and Friend to Man and Dog." This is part of the UNI "Writers Talk" reading series. This event is free and open to the public.
Dress to get wet and dirty and help the Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center clean up the wetland area. Meet in the NE corner of the WRC lot. Free pizza will be provided after the clean up. Registration is not required to participate but those who register by April 15 will receive a free t-shirt.
Join us for a fun run on area soft trails in honor of UNI Earth Week. The run will begin at 29th and Walnut St. and is open to all participants. Pre-register before April 13 to receive a free t-shirt. Prizes will be awarded after the run. Those interested can register at rrttc.com
The UNI Suzuki School’s Northern Iowa Junior Orchestra will present a spring concert. This event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music assistant professor of horn Yu-Ting Su, the UNI Horn Choir will offer a spring recital. This event is free and open to the public.
Story and Book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe
Directed by Patrick Elkins-Zeglarski
Based on events as chronicled in Weekly World News, Bat Boy: The Musical is a musical comedy/horror show about a half boy/half bat creature who is discovered in a cave near Hope Falls, West Virginia. For lack of a better solution, the local sheriff brings Bat Boy to the home of the town veterinarian, Dr. Parker, where he is eventually accepted as a member of the family and taught to act like a “normal” boy by the veterinarian’s wife, Meredith, and teenage daughter, Shelley. Bat Boy is happy with his new life, but when he naively tries to fit in with the narrow-minded people of Hope Falls, they turn on him, prodded by the machinations of Dr. Parker, who secretly despises Bat Boy. Shelley and Bat Boy, who have fallen in love, run away together from the ignorant townfolk and have a blissful coupling in the woods, but their happiness is shattered when Meredith arrives and reveals a secret. Soon the entire town arrives and hears the shocking story of Bat Boy’s unholy origin. In between the howls of laughter and using virtually every style of music, Bat Boy: The Musical tackles American prejudice, the fierceness of modern religion, genetic engineering, and lots more.