College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor Rebecca Burkhardt, the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will join with the Concert Chorale, conducted by professor Dyan Meyer, to offer a spring concert. This event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of UNI percussion faculty Randy Hogancamp and Matthew Andreini, the UNI Percussion and West African Drum Ensembles will offer their second spring concert along with UNI’s Taiko drum ensemble Kaji-Daiko and the UNI Marimba Ensemble. This event is free and open to the public.
"Big Data = BIG Opportunities" will be presented by Dr. Sastry G. Pantula, director of the division of mathematical sciences at the National Science Foundation. Data is being collected on everyone and everything. Big data is arriving in volume, velocity and variety. Business, Industry and Government are relying on such information for marketing products and for making policies. Several examples of applications, new methodologies, oppportunities and challenges that Big Data brings will be presented. This will be a non-technical lecture and should be accessible to persons without a statistics background.
Opening Reception: April 29 at 7 p.m. The following students are pursuing Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in their respective emphasis areas and are exhibiting new artwork to fulfill graduation requirements: Molly Cashman, MacKenzie Clark, and Faith Wittrock (painting); Rayce Harman and Pip Lucas (ceramics); Dimitria Klein (photography); Carlton James Miller and Maggie Reifert (printmaking); and Zach Schnock (printmaking and sculpture). All events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Mon. through Thurs.; noon to 5 p.m., Fri. and Sat.; and by appointment.
Artist Gary Kelley brings Gustav Holst’s extraordinary magnum opus to life in a riveting and completely unique artistic collaboration with the WCFSO. The 2007 original was one of the most captivating local artistic endeavors in recent memory; this reimagined version of Gary Kelley’s Planets takes the project to a new level, with additional artwork, expanded story and Scott W. Smith’s cinema-quality HD presentation.The concert will also feature a special appearance by Gary offering insight into the process of creating this unforgettable event.
This season-finale special presentation is the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony at our best, transforming a favorite masterpiece into a truly remarkable sensory experience through our dynamic approach to presentation and performance. This is concert is not to be missed!
Under the direction of UNI School of Music graduate student conductors, the Concert Band will offer a spring concert. This event is free and open to the public.
Dr. Patrick N. Dowling, Department of Mathematics at Miami University of Ohio will discuss "Grothendieck compactness principles."
View the evening sky from the UNI observatory located on the roof of McCollum Science Hall. Meet near the polar bear outside of room 137 before 9 p.m. to be escorted to the roof. The event goes forward regardless of the weather. Potential targets for viewing through the telescope include the Saturn and various nebula.
Under the direction of conductor Robert Washut, the UNI Jazz Panthers will offer a spring concert. The concert will feature a special celebration and tribute to retiring School of Music professor and artist Tom Barry. This event is free and open to the public.