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College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences

Observatory Show

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.

Final Thursday Reading Series featuring Letitia Moffitt

The Final Thursday Reading Series will host Letitia L. Moffitt, author of the new novel Sidewalk Dancing. Open mic signup is at 7 p.m. and begins at 7:15 p.m. Participants are invited to share five minutes of original poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. The featured author takes the stage at 8 p.m. followed by a short question and answer period as time allows. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Final Thursday Press; Hearst Center for the Arts; UNI College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences; and Cup of Joe.

“New Music Concert”

UNI Gallery of Art Concert Series, in association with the exhibition “Remix: Art and Sound Unbound” featuring avant-garde music and art. Performers include Jeffrey Funderburk and Sandy Nordahl from the UNI School of Music as well as guest artist Peter Hamlin from Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT.

UNI/AEA 267 Regional Physics Competition

The Department of Physics will host the UNI/Area Education Agency 267 Regional Physics Competition. High school students from Cedar Falls, Denver, Dike-New Hartford, Dunkerton, East Buchanan, Fairbank, Gilbertville, Gladbrook-Reinbeck, Janesville, Jesup, La Porte City, Nashua-Plainfield, Sumner, Traer, Tripoli, Waterloo and other area schools are expected to participate.

The Physics Competition is a series of five competitive physics events for high school students in grades 9-12. The competition stresses creativity and ingenuity as well as understanding of physics related principles and is intended to stimulate interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).  Events include: catapult, mousetrap car, toothpick bridge, soda straw arm, and challenge problem. Regional winners and runners-up advance to the State of Iowa Physics Competition held on April 17, 2014, at the McLeod Center. 

220 East After-Work: Amanda McCandless, clarinet

The College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences presents 220east After-Work, a partnership between CHAS, Cedar Valley Chamber Music, JSA Development and Main Street Waterloo. Look forward to your Wednesday evenings by joining Cedar Valley Chamber Music for our 2014 concert series at 220east. UNI faculty and students, WCF Symphony guest soloists and special guests highlight eleven week of concerts at a unique venue. Doors open at 5 p.m.; concerts are 5:15-6 p.m. Admission is free; good will donations accepted. Complimentary wine at all concerts is provided in partnership with CU restaurant. 

Film Screening: "The Clean Bin Project"

Join us in watching "The Clean Bin Project," the story about a couple competing against each other in an effort to live waste free for a year. Learn through their adventure how to recycle, buy locally and examine purchasing habits in order to eliminate waste. After the film viewers will be offered the opportunity to take up the challenge to live waste free for one month. Join the challenge, get tips and ideas on how to do it with the support of the other challenge members. Light dinner provided.

Sustainability Book Club Meeting

Join faculty in discussing Histories of the Dustheap. Histories of the Dustheap uses garbage, waste and refuse to investigate the relationships between various systems and shows how this most democratic reality produces identities, social relations and policies. This is the second of a three-part discussion series. Pre-registration required.

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