College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
Under the direction of UNI adjunct professor of double bass Hunter Capoccioni, the UNI bass studio will present a double bass recital. This event is free and open to the public.
Hans Herren, World Food Prize winner and president of the Millennium Institute, will present "Changing Course in Global Agriculture."
Agriculture must be at the core of any vision that sees all people having enough healthy food in a healthy environment. Today, 870 million people suffer from hunger in a world of food production surpluses and pre- and post-retail waste while unsustainable agricultural practices lead to environmental problems and threaten the health of our planet. Ecological and resilient agricultural practices conserve ecosystems and biodiversity and reduce environmental degradation. Small-holder farmers, when practicing sustainable agriculture, are the best stewards of our ecosystem.
The Department of Languages & Literature will host several speakers. Elaine Tarone, University of Minnesota, will present "Second Language Speaking Activities for Critical Thinking;" John Levis, Iowa State University, will present "Flipping the Classroom: Language Teaching in Hybrid Formats;" Judith Liskin-Gasparro, University of Iowa, will present "Things Teachers Need to Know about Pronunciation;" and Cheryl Roberts, University of Northern Iowa, will present "Native American Language Revival: The Case of Meskwaki."
For the seventh consecutive year, the entire Cedar Valley community is invited to participate in a Holocaust remembrance ceremony, organized in conjunction with the 2013 National Days of Remembrance (April 7-14). his year's ceremony, organized by UNI's Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education in collaboration with Sons of Jacob Synagogue of Waterloo, the Cedar Valley Interfaith Council, Catholic Parishes of Waterloo and other organizations, will be dedicated to the theme of this years' National Days of Remembrance: "Never Again: Heeding the Warning Signs." This interfaith community event will feature one or more guest speakers, readings, musical performances, candle lighting and other activities.
Enliven your Easter season with the incredible talent of your own WCFSO principals and the UNI Cantorei. Featuring music from J.S. Bach’s Easter cantatas and his first Brandenburg Concerto, this program showcases Bach’s transcendent genius and brings the vivid musical history of Easter to life.
There’s also an extra Easter surprise: the area premiere of a “New Brandenburg Concerto,” Aaron Jay Kernis’ Concerto with Echoes, a fascinating and playful exploration of the Baroque aesthetic
The UNI Suzuki School will present their bi-annual recital weekend. This event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of conductor Chris Merz, the UNI Jazz Band One will offer a spring concert as part of the Spotlight Series. Repertoire, guests and soloists will be announced at the event. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX.
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 Orion Nebula and Jupiter.
Ernesto Fuentes, Ph.D., from the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Iowa, will present "Ph.D. in Bio/Chemistry: A Great Foundation for Diverse Careers."
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor Ronald Johnson, the Northern Iowa Wind Symphony will offer a spring concert as part of the Spotlight Series. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX.