College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
This month's Final Thursday Reading Series features a book release reading by Jason Bradford, a UNI alumnus and author of the new poetry chapbook The Inhabitants. Bradford's reading will be preceded by a creative writing open mic. This event is co-sponsored by the College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences.
Visiting artist Kirsten Yon will present a violin recital. Yon has performed with numerous professional orchestras across the United States and South America, including the Ann Arbor Symphony, the New World Symphony, and the Houston Symphony Orchestra. An acclaimed teacher, performer and clinician, she received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Michigan and the Cleveland Institute of Music before pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. Yon is currently in residence at the University of Houston where she is Associate Professor of Violin. This event is free and open to the public.
Guest artist and returning UNI alumna Hannah Leffler will present a flute recital with guest pianist Du Huang. Leffler currently holds the position of Adjunct Professor of Flute at Luther College, serves as flute faculty at the Northeast Iowa School of Music and manages a private studio in the Waterloo area. She performs frequently with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and is a principal substitute flutist for the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra and the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra. She received a Master’s degree in flute performance from the University of Northern Iowa. This event is free and open to the public.
“Cinderella” is the classic story of the lowly stepdaughter who is tormented by her cruel stepmother and stepsisters, but with the help of her fairy godmother, gets to go to the ball at the palace, and eventually wins the heart of her prince. The sumptuous costumes, jubilant music by Prokofiev, lush scenery and hilarious double-roles of the stepsisters make the Russian National Ballet Theatre’s presentation of this masterpiece and evening not to be missed.
The Russian National Ballet Theatre was founded in Moscow in the late 1980s during the transitional period of Perestroika, when many great dancers and choreographers of the former Soviet Union began exercising their newfound freedom by starting new, vibrant companies, bringing a fresh, invigorating spirit to the timeless tradition of classical ballet.
Guest ensemble the Justin Kisor Quintet will offer a concert. The group features guest artists Justin Kisor, trumpet, Hans Sturm, bass, Paul Haar, tenor sax and John Kizilarmut, drums, as well as faculty artist Bob Washut, piano. This event is free and open to the public.
Indigenous and environmental activists from the Warrior Up Resistance Tour will take part in an interactive panel discussion to explore the genocide, biocide and ecocide of Turtle Island. Free cookies and coffee.
Feminist Action League and UNI STAND presents the Warrior Up Resistance Tour. The goal of the tour is to bring awareness and inspire participants to take action against the ongoing genocide of indigenous people and the destruction of the land. The indigenous and environmental presenter and performers include: Olowan Martinez, Lakota Activist; T.R. McKenzie, Latino Activist/Environmentalist; Waziyatawin, Dakota Scholar and Activist; Queen Sacheen and Joe James Crow, Ancestral Pride Land Defenders; Savage Family, Indigenous Hip Hop
View the night sky from the comfort of the Earth Science planetarium. Two free shows at 7 and 8 p.m.; shows last approximately 30 minutes. All ages are welcome.
A brief introduction to quantum information will be presented by Dr. Kishor T. Kapale, associate professor of physics at Western Illinois University.
Mark Ecker, math department, will discuss Geostatistical Models for Point Source Data.