College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
Planetarium shows at 7 and 8 p.m. lasting about 30 minutes each. Free and open to the the public.
"Modern Motives" is a student-curated invitational exhibition. Exhibitors include west coast-based emerging artists Kiel Johnson, Mike Leavitt, and Skinner as well as nationally known ceramic artists Tom Bartel and UNI alumnus Thaddeus Erdahl. Lectures: Thaddeus Erdahl's "Finding Personal Artifacts" on January 18 at 7 p.m.; and Tom Bartel on February 8 at 7 p.m. Receptions will follow each lecture. Sponsored in part by Northern Iowa Potters and Sculptors.
The UNI Children's Choir will offer their winter concert under the direction of Michelle Swanson. This event is free and open to the public.
Plain demos, magic tricks & minor miracles will be presented. Unsolicited demonstrations are welcome.
The New Horizons Band will offer its winter concert. Under the direction of Diana Blake, the New Horizons Band features musicians 55 and older who travel from all over Iowa. This event is free and open to the public.
Kevin O'Connor, chemistry graduate student, will present his thesis "Development of a Harmonic Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer"
The artwork of six BFA students will be presented, each conveying unique styles and techniques. Exhibitors include the following: Jessica Calhoun (emphasis, painting); Laura M. Forgie (emphasis, sculpture); Alex M. Peterson (emphasis, drawing); and Amanda Golwitzer, Chance Rory Greaves and Sarah Rodgers (emphasis, printmaking).
UNI graduate J. Harley McIlrath will read from his book of short fiction Possum Trot. McIlrath is the founder and proprietor of the Cedar Falls bookstore Bought again Books. Possum Trot has been described as "wickedly funny" by author Ralph Savarese, and as "Americana as the National Resonator guitars the title story is based on" by blues musician Joe Price. This event is free and open to the public; the room is accessible.
Molly Schlumbohm, a graduate student at the Tallgrass Prairie Center, will present "Maximizing Biomass Production of Prairie Vegetation as an Alternative Energy Source." Schlumbohm studied four treatments to determine the best mixture of prairie vegetation to maximize the production of biomass on marginal farmland. This biomass can be used as an alternative energy source to coal. Refreshments will be provided.
A perfect way to celebrate the holidays. Come join the UNI School of Music choral ensembles in celebrating the joys of the season. Enjoy holiday favorites and majestic, winter-inspired works. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX.