College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
UNI jazz combos, coordinated by Chris Merz and graduate assistant directors, will offer a concert featuring jazz standards and new arrangements. This event is free and open to the public.
Goché received his master of architecture from Iowa State University and is senior lecturer in the Department of Architecture and Industrial Design. He is co-investigator and author of "Guidelines for Spatial Regeneration in Iowa." His sculpture, titled "Water Hutch," was recently featured in Iowa Architect magazine. This lecture is presented in association with the UNI Gallery of Art exhibition titled "Line and Space: Stagings by Peter P. Goché."
Dr. Kate Lavelle, communications studies, will present “Playing Like a Man – Representations of Gender and Athleticism in Sports." Open to faculty, staff, students and community members free of charge.
The UNI School of Music presents its annual hands-on workshops for high school student instrumentalists preparing for All-State competition. This event is free and open to the public, but does require registration. To register, please call (319) 273-2025.
The University of Northern Iowa "Writers Talk" Reading Series will host a reading by poet, James Cihlar, at 3:30 p.m., Friday, September 28, in Baker 161 on the UNI campus. This event is free and open to the public.
James Cihlar is the author of the poetry books Rancho Nostalgia (Dream Horse Press, 2013), Undoing (Little Pear Press, 2008) and chapbook Metaphysical Bailout (Pudding House Press). His writing has been published in the American Poetry Review, The Awl, Court Green, Smartish Pace, The Rumpus, Prairie Schooner, Lambda Literary Review, and Forklift, Ohio.
Join us as exceptional School of Music faculty artists and student ensembles illustrate the excellence of the music program at UNI! The 31st Annual Scholarship Benefit concert will celebrate the 120th Anniversary of the School of Music at UNI, and will feature music by faculty artists John Hines, Sean Botkin and Randy Grabowski, the Northern Iowa Wind Symphony, the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra, the UNI Opera Ensemble, Jazz Band One, UNI Singers, Concert Chorale, Women’s Chorus and the Varsity Men’s Glee Club. Proceeds from the concert benefit scholarships for current School of Music students. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX.
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.
Dave Gibson, author of the new collection, Pallet King and Tales from the File will take the stage at this month’s Final Thursday Reading Series on September 27 at the Hearst Center for the Arts.
The title story “Pallet King,” is based on true events involving a local controversy regarding wooden pallets that spun out of control. Gibson notes that most of his writing is “based on real events or thinly veiled reality” and he writes essays and stories about “things that really happened.” Mostly, he tries “to find humor in my goof ups.” Attendees are encouraged to share their best five minutes of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction. The evening will begin at 7p.m. with an open mic sign-up and open mic beginning at 7:15. Dave Gibson will read at 8:00. Published work by Gibson as well as other regional writers will be available for purchase.
More information on the Final Thursday Reading Series is available at http://www.finalthursdaypress.com. The Final Thursday Reading Series continues its 12th season on October 25 with Iowa’s Poet Laureate Mary Swander.
The One Million Bones Project is being held in the Hemisphere Room, Maucker Union a large-scale social arts practice, which uses education and hands-on artmaking to raise awareness of genocides and atrocities going on around the world, this very day.
The goal is to collect artwork bones made by students and other citizens for a collaborative installation of 1,000,000 bones on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. in the spring of 2013. This installation will serve as a collaborative site of conscience to remember victims and survivors, and as a petition to raise awareness of the issue and call upon our government to take much needed action.
The visit of the One Million Bones Project to UNi is sponsored by UNI-STAND and the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education.
Gallery of Art exhibit: "A Lexicon of Looking: Mille Guldbeck" and "Line and Space: Stagings by Peter P. Goché"Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 09/23/2012 - 11:00pm
The current Gallery of Art exhibit features artist's lectures in Room 111, Kamerick Art Building, and are as follows: Mille Guldbeck, Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m.; Peter P. Goché, Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. Receptions will follow each lecture.