College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
Under the direction of conductor Rebecca Burkhardt, the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will offer its fall concert. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX.
UNI student affiliates of the American Chemical Society (ACS) will host a “Halloween House”. There will be a variety of Halloween-themed demonstrations in rooms such as the “Devil’s Den," “Frankenstein’s Lab,” “Mummy’s Yummies” and “Grossology Lab." The event is free and invites children of all ages. UNI students in costume will help children with hands-on chemistry activities, such as making liquid-nitrogen ice cream and gak. Halloween House is held in conjunction with National Chemistry Week and is a program of the ACS designed to reach the public with a positive message about chemistry.
Visit the UNI Observatory to learn about the objects in the night sky and view the planets through the Earth Science telescope. Free and open to the public. Meet near the polar bear outside of 137 McCollum Science Hall before 9 p.m. Late arrivals will not be admitted.
Visiting artist Evan Smith will present a saxophone recital with faculty artist Robin Guy, piano. Evan Smith is an active performer on saxophone, an experienced educator and a proponent of new music. Smith attended the University of Northern Iowa, earning undergraduate degrees in Saxophone Performance and Music Education, as well as James Madison University where he earned a Master’s of Music in Saxophone Performance. This event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of Jay Edelnant, David Mamet’s fiendishly funny, over-the-top comedy November offers no mercy in its satirical stab at American politics. Meet President Charles Smith, the most corrupt, inept hack ever to sit in the Oval Office. It’s the final days of his bid for a second term, but the country is a mess and his poll numbers are “lower than Gandhi’s cholesterol.” Toss in a lesbian speechwriter longing to marry her sweetheart on national television, a cynical chief of staff, Thanksgiving turkeys awaiting pardon, and enough shady backroom scheming to make even Bernie Madoff blush, and you’ve got an ideal way to gear up for the 2012 election.
Learn more about domestic and sexual violence, and find out how both men and women can prevent violence. Speakers include: Lisa Ambrose, substance abuse & domestic violence advocate from Seeds of Hope; Jessica, a survivor of domestic violence; Casey Herkelman, crisis services director from Cedar Valley Friends of the Family; and Alan Heisterkamp, director of the Mentors in Violence Prevention Leadership Institute at UNI's Center for Violence Prevention. The evening will end by “shining the light on violence” while viewing The Clothesline Project Display. Flashlights provided. Faculty, staff, students and the public are invited.
FTRS presents Mary Swander, the Poet Laureate of Iowa, for a special book release event. Farmscape: the Changing Rural Environment brings together the script of Swander's docudrama, Farmscape, along with selected essays on the play and on the state of rural America. A reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by open mic at 7 p.m.; Swander takes the stage at 8 p.m.
The Clothesline Project is an artistic visual representation of the pervasiveness of violence against women, the LGBTQ community and other marginalized groups. Originally started in Cape Cod, Mass., Clothesline Projects have sprung up throughout the United States and around the world as a way for survivors and allies against violence to express their emotions and feelings by decorating t-shirts.
Under the direction of percussion professor Randy Hogancamp and percussion instructor Matthew Andreini, the UNI Percussion, Marimba, West African Drum and Kaji-Daiko (Taiko) Ensembles will offer their fall concert. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI-STAND, the student anti-genocide organization, and the UNI Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education are partnering with other student organizations to educate students on their role in the deadly conflicts in Africa. Students are often uncertain about what they can do to help people suffering human rights violations in the Congo. Attendees will learn about ways to make a difference.