College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
Visiting artist Amy Pfrimmer will offer a voice recital with faculty artist Korey Barrett, piano. Known for dramatic and vocal versatility with which she turns in consistently compelling performances, soprano Amy Pfrimmer’s career highlights include her recent London Symphony Orchestra debut, followed by her European debut with the German Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz in Dave Brubeck’s Christmas cantata La Fiesta de la Posada. This event is free and open to the public.
Gorgeous costumes, beautiful live music and a huge core of dancers provide a rich cultural experience. This dance group is committed to keeping the dance traditions of Mexico alive and has achieved international success, delighting audiences in more than 5,000 performances worldwide with vibrant dance, music and costumes that exude the spirit of Mexico.
Hernández's exuberant choreography performed by classically trained dancers in exquisite costumes makes Ballet Folklórico de México a visual feast for audiences. Hernández's choreography captures a country with rich and diverse cultural traditions.
Ellen McLaughlin’s fresh, fast-paced comedy, inspired by the Aristophanes play, follows Lysistrata, an Athenian housewife, who calls for the women of Greece to help end the Peloponnesian War. She proposes a radical plan: all Greek women must refuse to engage in lovemaking until the men see reason, lay down their arms and come home to lay down with their wives in peace. The women agree to make the sacrifice and pandemonium ensues as men wander the country in an agony of unsatisfied lust. Will Lysistrata and her crew accomplish what the politicians could not?
The 2012-2013 UNI Interpreters Theatre season opens with Jean Paul Sartre’s 1944 existentialist play "No Exit." The production, directed by Paul J. Siddens III, communication studies, tells the story of three complete strangers with pasts they are all reluctant to
reveal, who find themselves in an unusual predicament. They have been led to a well-appointed room they are to share where there is a door, but they can never leave; there are lights, but they never go out; and it’s unbearably hot. Admission is free; tickets are available one hour before the production begins.
David Ames, Master of Science candidate, will present his thesis defense seminar, "A Novel Method of Studying Ion Formation and Fragmentation Using a Modified Time-Of-Flight Mass Spectrometer".
UNI School of Music faculty artist Matthew Andreini will present a percussion recital with additional performers and repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI School of Music faculty artist Yu-Ting Su will present a horn recital with faculty pianist Polina Khatsko. The theme of the recital is “Romance”. Su and Khatsko will perform romances by composers from different countries and eras. This event is free and open to the public.
Why have farm interests had to resort to PR campaigns and social media initiatives just to redeem what used to be one of the most admired occupations in America? Why are those efforts likely to backfire and further isolate agriculture? Why do farm lobbyists defend agricultural technologies and policies that farmers themselves question? Why do the agriculture's leaders denigrate local food initiatives and organic farming? Environmental Working Group's Ken Cook shares candid observations from his 35 years of experience in agriculture policy.
Visiting artist Bernard Woma and Saakumu Dance Troupe will present a percussion and dance recital. Bernard is an extremely dynamic artist and deeply experienced educator. He has shared the performance stage with renowned artists such as Maya Angelou, Yo Yo Ma, and Glen Velez. He has performed for international dignitaries and presidents such as U. S. president Bill Clinton, Nelson Mandela and Queen Elizabeth II, and was recently honored as the cultural resource person for President Barack Obama's family when they visited Ghana. Woma will lead the award winning Saakumu Dance Troupe, one of the leading traditional/contemporary dance and music group in Ghana, West Africa. This is event is free and open to the public.
The RRTTC & the CEEE will present a screening of the film Pipe Dreams. The film discusses the impact and consequences of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline stretching from Alberta, Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast. Tom Poor Bear, the Vice President of the Oglala Nation from Pine Ridge, will speak following the film. Tom Poor Bear has been a leader in the effort to protect native lands and water supplies from the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.