College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
Ellen J. Kennedy will present “Burma: Democracy or Genocide?" This is the story of Burmese activist Ang San Suu Kyi, whose life
encompasses Burma’s political and ethnic turmoil, including her father’s assassination; the targeting of the Rohinga, Karen and Karenni people; and the powerful pro-democracy movement. Kennedy is the founder and executive director of World Without Genocide at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minn. She is a winner of the Anne Frank Center’s Outstanding Citizen Award.
This presentation is in conjunction with the "Tents of Witness" exhibit at various places across campus during the week of March 11. These events are organized and sponsored by UNI-STAND and the UNi Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education.
Jessica Valenti will be the keynote speaker for Women’s History Month. She is the author of the book "Why Have Kids?" which is serving as the inspiration for this year’s theme of Modern Parenthood. Valenti is a well-respected figure in women’s and gender studies with a national reputation.
"Tents of Witness: Genocide and Conflict," created by World Without Genocide at William Mitchell College of Law (St. Paul, MN), will feature six tents, each featuring the story of a different genocide or other mass atrocity crime: American Indians, Argentina, Bosnia, Cambodia, Darfur and Rwanda. This exhibit, which will be on view at three different locations across campus, is free and open to the public.
Unbelievable, electrifying, and gifted, Comedy Central fave and "fluffy guy" Gabriel Iglesias comes to the Gallagher-Bluedorn for a hilarious high-octane evening of stand up!
Gabriel Iglesias has been described as unbelievably witty, electrifying, and a talented performer who has the ability to consistently deliver a uniquely hilarious comedy experience – from start to finish – in every venue he performs in. His high-octane show is a sure-fire hit, a mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects that bring all his personal experiences to life. Gabriel's clean and animated comedy style has earned national crossover appeal, making him popular among fans of all ages. Ask anyone who has seen him in concert and you will probably hear the same thing, "Fluffy was SO funny!"
Visiting artist Melissa Plamann will present an organ recital as part of the 2012-13 Organ Recital Series. Plamann is an accomplished organist and has earned degrees in organ performance with a bachelor's degree from Valparaiso University and a Master of Music degree from Emory University. Plamann completed her Doctor of Music degree in organ performance at Indiana University. She has performed throughout the United States and Europe, and has taught courses in organ literature and church music at both Indiana University and Emory University. Plamann is currently University Organist and Wanda L. Bass Chair of Organ at Oklahoma City University. This event is free and open to the public.
A musician who may change how you look at the world. Canadian singer/songwriter Justin Hines’ latest album, “Days to Recall,” marks his American debut. His music is uplifting and heartfelt, overflowing with natural optimism, although he is no stranger to challenges. Hines has Larsen Syndrome, a joint dislocation condition that confines him to a wheelchair. He jokes, “I’ll never be a guy who relies on choreography,” but his live performances are delivered with honest emotion and a passion for music that shines through every song.
This Spotlight Series concert will feature combined choirs from UNI including members of the Concert Chorale, Men’s Glee Club, UNI Singers and Women’s Chorus. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX, or visit www.uni.edu/tickets .
View the night sky from the comfort of the Earth Science planetarium. Two free shows at 7 and 8 p.m.; shows last approximately 30 minutes. All ages are welcome.
This film explores how the media’s misrepresentation of women has led to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence. A brief discussion will follow on ways to mitigate the negative effects of these images through feminist and gender-neutral parenting strategies. Women's History Month events are sponsored by the UNI Women's and Gender Studies Program.