College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
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.
March’s Final Thursday Reading Series will feature Jonathan Stull and Rachel Morgan. Stull, a graduate of the University of Iowa’s Writers’ Workshop, has taught creative writing at the University of Iowa, Upper Iowa University, the University of Northern Iowa and Wartburg College. He has published two books of poetry, Kyrie and Singing the Lake’s Desire. His poetry has also been published in magazines such as The Kansas Quarterly, The North American Review, Christianity and Literature and many others. Rachel Morgan, also a graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, lives, teaches and writes in Cedar Falls. Morgan is co-editor of Fire Under the Moon: An Anthology of Slovene Poetry. A chapbook of her poems, Things We Lost in the Fire, was published by Flag Pond Press. Her poems and reviews have been published in Fence, Volt, Denver Quarterly, Hunger Mountain and other journals. Open mic signup is at 7 p.m. and begins at 7:15 p.m. Bring your best five minutes of poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction to share. Singer/songwriters are also welcome and can make use of the Hearst’s grand piano. Stull and Morgan will take the stage at 8 p.m. There will be a brief Q&A as time permits.
“You’ll never look at fatherhood the same way again!” This documentary outlines the changing social landscape of fatherhood, cutting to the core of one of the most invisible, important issues of our time. Brief discussion will follow. Women's History Month events are sponsored by the UNI Women's and Gender Studies Program.
"The Qualities We Seek in Medical School Applicants" will be presented by James Choi and Kathi Huebner. Choi is from the anesthesiology department and Huebner is director of admissions, both at the University of Iowa's Carver College of Medicine.
Direct from Broadway, the smash-hit musical American Idiot tells the story of three lifelong friends forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Based on Green Day’s Grammy Award-winning multiplatinum album and featuring the hits “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “21 Guns,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” “Holiday,” and the blockbuster title track, AMERICAN IDIOT boldly takes the American musical where it’s never gone before. With direction by Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening), choreography by Steven Hoggett (Black Watch), and orchestrations and arrangements by Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), the result is an experience Charles Isherwood of The New York Times declares “thrilling, emotionally charged, and as moving as any Broadway musical I’ve seen this year!”
The UNI Forensics team will host its annual speech showcase. This event features some of the best speech competitors in the nation. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.; free and open to the public.
A group of diverse panelists will discuss their experiences of raising children in today’s society, with a focus on gender-neutral and feminist parenting. Women's History Month events are sponsored by UNI Women's and Gender Studies Program.
The Department of Physics will host the UNI/Area Education Agency 267 Regional Physics Competition for high school students. Events include self-propelled catapult, mousetrap car, bridge building, soda straw arm, challenge problem and material recovery facility (MRF). The MRF is sponsored by the Iowa Recycling Association. The College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences is providing lunch and information about programs for participating students and teachers. Regional winners and runners-up advance to the State of Iowa Physics Competition on April 17 at the McLeod Center.
UNI School of Music faculty artist Amanda McCandless will present a clarinet recital. This event is free and open to the public.
Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the inaugural Earth Week Photo Contest reception. Ben Hoksch will present photos from his recent kayak travels on the Mississippi River. The top 20 finalists' photos will be displayed and the top three cash prize winners will be announced at the completion of the event. Appetizers will be served.