Steve Semken, author of Soul External: Rediscovering the Great Blue Heron. Semken is the author of six books, including Pick Up Stick City and The Great Blues and the editor of three collections.All events start with open mic signup at 7 p.m.; open mic begins at 7:15 p.m. Share your best five minutes of poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. The featured reader takes the stage at 8 p.m. Coffee is provided. Books by regional writers are available for purchase. FTRS is a collaboration of Final Thursday Press; the College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences; and the Hearst Center for the Arts.
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Susan Aizenberg’s newest collection of poems is Quiet City ( BkMk Press). Aizenberg is the author of two previous collections, Muse (Crab Orchard Poetry Series/SIUP) and Peru (Take Three/2: AGNI New Poets Series/Graywolf) and co-editor, with Erin Belieu, of The Extraordinary Tide: New Poetry by American Women (Columbia UP). She currently teaches at Creighton University. All events start with open mic signup at 7 p.m.; open mic begins at 7:15 p.m. Share your best five minutes of poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. The featured reader takes the stage at 8 p.m. Coffee is provided. Books by regional writers are available for purchase. FTRS is a collaboration of Final Thursday Press; the College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences; and the Hearst Center for the Arts.
The 15th season of FTRS opens with featured reader, Pierre-Damien Mvuyekure, author of the poetry collection, Lamentations on the Rwandan Genocide, 2nd Edition. His published works include World Eras Volume 10: West African Kingdoms, 500-1590 and The “Dark Heathenism” of the American Novelist Ishmael Reed: African Voodoo as American Literary HooDoo. The Final Thursday Reading Series begins at 7 p.m. with open mic signup. The open mic begins at 7:15 p.m. Come to listen or share your best five minutes of poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. Pierre-Damien Mvuyekure will take the stage at 8 p.m. There will be a brief Q&A as time permits. Copies of work by regional authors will also be available for sale. Final Thursday Reading Series is a collaboration of Final Thursday Press; the Hearst Center for the Arts; and the UNI College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences.
View the night sky through the computer controlled telescope at the Earth and Environmental Science Observatory. This event is free and open to the public. Meet before 9 p.m. to get to the observatory (near the polar bear). No late admissions will be allowed; no food or drink and no cellphones or other electronic devices can be used during the observatory visit.
These artist talks are presented in association with UNI Gallery of Art exhibitions by Sarah Krepp and Garry Noland, titled respectively "Blow-Out II" and "Unorganized Territory," which runs from Sept. 28 through Oct. 24.
A UNI Permanent Art Collection exhibition co-curated by UNI Professor of Art History Dr. Charles M. Adelman and Gallery Director Darrell Taylor. The concept is all themes Roman and Roman themes through time, and it will feature actual Roman artifacts from UNI Museums.
BLOW-OUT II is an exhibition of sculptural forms and mixed media paintings by Chicago-based artist Sarah Krepp. Unorganized Territory is accumulated, stacked, layered, and collaged forms by Kansas City-based artist Garry Noland. Noland’s presentation is supported in part by Arts KC, the Kansas City Regional Arts Council. The artists will present a Gallery Talk at 7 p.m. on Mon., Sept. 28, in the Gallery. An opening reception will follow.
Joel Haack, mathematics department, will present "Euler's Greatest (Mathematical) Hits: The life and (very) selected works of Leonhard Euler (1707-1783)."
The UNI Tallgrass Prairie Center invites you to appreciate the beauty of native plants with a leisurely walk along the trail of a UNI prairie planting. Walks will be led by Tallgrass Prairie Center founder and advocate Daryl Smith and Laura Jackson, center director at 1p.m. and 2:15 p.m. This event is free and open to the public; bring a pair of comfortable walking shoes.
Company members from the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles will lead pre-service teachers through a stimulating conversation about bullying and LGBT topics. The philosophy of the It Gets Better project is that the answers to every community's questions can be found with that community. General topic areas include bullying, school and classroom climate for LGBT students, supporting at-risk students, and using It Gets Better Project videos in the classroom. Each student will receive a certification of participation. Pre-registration required.