College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
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.
Indie singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane joins the WCFSO for the Midwest premiere of his acclaimed Crane Palimpsest for baritone and chamber orchestra, a 2012 work in which this gifted composer/performer explores connections between the worlds of popular and classical music.
Linking these two worlds are Fairy Queen by Henry Purcell and Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony. Purcell captures the earthy English Baroque imagination in his adaptation of Shakespeare's outdoor fantasy Midsummer Night's Dream, while Beethoven conveys the everyday sound of the 19th century through this evocative orchestral depiction of nature.
Visiting artist Dennis Petersen, tenor, will present a performance of Schubert’s Winterreise. Petersen will perform with pianist and conductor Alan Johnson. A performer of immense talent and style, Dennis Petersen’s extensive career includes regular guest artist performances with numerous major opera houses and regional theaters, including Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Seattle Opera, Opera Pacific, Florida Grand Opera, Minnesota Opera, Spoleto Festivals and Saito Kinen Festivals. This event is free and open to the public.
Members of the UNI Cantorei, Wind Symphony and Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will collaborate under the direction of conductor John Len Wiles to present Bach’s Liebster Gott, wann werd ich sterben?, BWV 8. This event is free and open to the public.
Join us for a visit to the Hawkeye Buffalo Ranch and Seed Savers Exchange Heritage Farm. Both sites offer on opportunity to get a glimpse of sustainable local food practices. Cost is $5; bring a sack lunch. Transportation is provided for participants. To reserve your spot and for additional information, visit www.rrttc.com and register under “Current Events.” Space is limited and registration ends Sept. 18.
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.
Visiting artist Jim Miller will present a trombone recital. Jim Miller is the associate principal trombonist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, a position he has held since 1999. His previous orchestral experience includes the North Carolina Symphony, the Long Island Philharmonic and the New York Philharmonic. Miller earned his Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Northern Iowa and his Masters of Music degree from the Juilliard School where he was a scholarship student of Per Brevig. This event is free and open to the public.
Dr. Miles Koppang, Professor of Chemistry at the University of South Dakota, will present "Undergraduate Chemistry Program and Student Assessment with the DUCK (Diagnostic Undergraduate Chemical Knowledge) Exam.