College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
Half-Masted has created a wonderful, hilarious and different show to celebrate 10 years of providing improv comedy to UNI. This free show will NOT necessarily be family-friendly. Some of the material may be offensive to some people. It's been 10 years and we're going to show that we can still surprise you.
Students will present research papers followed by keynote speaker, Dr. William Lew. Student presentations begin at 5:30 p.m.; Carlton James Miller: “Mauricio: For an Eye and Eye” and Brittany Deal: “Romare Bearden: The Great Migration as a Black Odyssey.” The awards and juror's keynote will begin at 6 p.m. The keynote speaker is Dr. William W. Lew; the lecture is titled “Messages: An Asian American Perspective (The Art of Roger Shimomura)." Lew is former department head and professor emeritus at the University of Northern Iowa and Clemson University.
Presentation by Carl Wilkens: “I’m Not Leaving!": Stories of Hope and Healing from the One American Who Stayed Through the Rwandan GenocideSubmitted by Anonymous on Fri, 04/19/2013 - 12:00pm
As a humanitarian aid worker, Carl Wilkens moved his young family to Rwanda in the spring of 1990. When the genocide that eventually took more 800,000 lives was launched in April 1994, Carl refused to leave, even when urged to do so by close friends, his church and the United States government. Thousands of expatriates were evacuated, and the United Nations pulled out most of its troops. Carl was the only American to remain in the capitol city of Kigali. Venturing out each day into streets crackling with mortars and gunfire, he worked his way through roadblocks of angry, bloodstained soldiers and civilians armed with machetes and assault rifles in order to bring food, water and medicine to groups of orphans trapped around the city. His actions saved the lives of hundreds. For nine years now, Carl has been speaking in schools on nearly every continent about his experiences in Rwanda and how to build bridges with “the other.”
View the evening sky from the UNI observatory located on the roof of McCollum Science Hall. Meet near the polar bear outside of room 137 before 9 p.m. to be escorted to the roof. The event goes forward regardless of the weather. Potential targets for viewing through the telescope include the Moon and Saturn.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor S. Daniel Galyen, the Symphonic Band will join with the UNI Singers, conducted by professor John Len Wiles, to offer a spring concert as part of the Spotlight Series. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX.
In this comedy, Shakespeare weaves together two ancient folk myths, one involving a vengeful, greedy Jewish creditor trying to exact a pound of flesh from a Christian over an unpaid debt, the other involving a marriage suitor’s choice among three chests to win the hand of his beloved. How does one harmonize the Elizabethan anti-Semitic portrayal of Shylock with the fairy-tale romance of Portia and Bassanio? And then make this experience relevant and comedic to a contemporary audience? Join us as we celebrate the final production in our exploration of politically-themed work.
See the "best of the best" performances from our beginning level performance classes. From traditional performances of literature to the unexpected pop culture fest, you will laugh, cry and beg for more.
Guest artist Karel Keldermans, carillonneur, will perform at 12 noon at the Campanile on the UNI Campus. Bring your lunch and join us outside for a one of a kind musical experience! This event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor of tuba Jeffrey Funderburk, the UNITUBA Ensembles will offer a spring recital. This event is free and open to the public.
Jessica Valenti's keynote lecture for Women’s History Month has been CANCELED.