College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
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.
Larry Baker is the author of the new novel Love and Other Delusions. His previous novels include A Good Man and The Flamingo Rising.
Open mic signup is at 7 p.m. Share your best five minutes of original poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. Open mic begins at 7:15 p.m.; the featured author takes the stage at 8 p.m. There will be a question and answer period as time allows. Sponsored by Final Thursday Press; UNI College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences; and Cup of Joe.
School of Music instructor of music education Michelle Swanson will coordinate this workshop. For more information, contact Michelle.Swanson@uni.edu.
UNI Dept of Art Professor Emeritus Richard Colburn presents a selection of his own work spanning three decades. In addition, he will curate an exhibition of photographs from the UNI Permanent Art Collection that includes works by Linda Connor, Irving Herman, Andrea Modica, and Joel Sternfeld among others. An Artist’s Gallery Talk scheduled for Aug. 29 at 7:00 p.m. will be followed by an opening reception.
The Department of Theatre will hold auditions for fall productions of Lysistrata and November. Returning students are encouraged to attend on Sunday, Aug. 19. New students and non-theatre majors are encouraged to attend on Monday, Aug. 20. Actors who are called back may have evening commitments on Aug. 21 and Aug. 22. Those with special circus skills should plan to attend on Thursday, Aug. 23.
A princess, an unhappy royal fairy, a spinning, wheel and a prince who saves the day! The Sturgis Youth Theatre, a program of the University of Northern Iowa Department of Theatre, is offering a production of "The Spell of Sleeping Beauty." The production will play from July 19 through July 22, in the Bertha Martin Theatre, in UNI's Strayer-Wood Theatre.
Students in fourth grade and higher are participating in a theatre camp. The production is directed by Gretta Berghammer, professor of drama and theatre for youth at UNI. The Sturgis Youth Theatre was founded in 1999 by Berghammer and was created to provide quality productions, meaningful production experiences and varied theatre study opportunities for youth in Cedar Falls and the surrounding communities.
Performances will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 19; 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., Friday, July 20; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday, July 21; and 2 p.m., Sunday, July 22. Tickets are $7 and may be purchased by calling the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office at 319-273-6381 or online at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/unitix/.
The need for blood donations from volunteer blood donors is continuous and on-going. While the need for blood remains about the same from month to month, the number of donations typically drecreases during the summer months. This drop in donations can lead to critical shortages. Contribute to your community by donating blood at the next Green Iowa AmeriCorps Blood Drive. For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate, contact Ashley Wolter st 319-415-7327. You can also schedule an appointment online at www.lifeservebloodcenter.org.
The UNI Jazz Combo Camp musicians will offer a pre-Sturgis Falls/Cedar Basin Jazz Festival concert. The week long UNI Jazz Combo camp is an intensive exploration of small group jazz playing and improvisation. The concert caps off a week of rehearsing and showcases the high school students’ musical talents. The free concert is hosted by College Hill Partnership, University Book & Supply and the University of Northern Iowa. Bring your lawn chairs; concessions are available for purchase and coolers are permitted.
The UNI Gallery of Art and the UNI Dept of Art will host a silent auction of the David Delafield collection. Artwork will be open for viewing and bidding from Thurs. through Sat., June 21-23. Bids for the silent auction, which is open to the public and free of charge, will close and be announced at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 23. A reception sponsored by UNI Foundation will follow with refreshments and music in the lobby of Kamerick Art Building South. All proceeds will benefit the UNI Gallery of Art.
During World War II, the small French village of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, which was inhabited mostly by Huguenots (devout Protestants whose own ancestors had been victims of persecution), became the site of a “conspiracy of goodness,” in which families took in Jews and hid them in their houses and on their farms. Written, produced and directed by Pierre Sauvage, who was born in the village while his parents were being sheltered, this documentary is a moving account of ordinary people who performed extraordinary feats. Following the film screening, a panel discussion featuring members of the Cedar Valley Interfaith Council will take place.
This film screening and panel discussion have been organized by the UNI Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education in conjunction with the traveling exhibit “BESA: Albanian Muslims Who Saved Jews During World War II,” on exhibit through July 7 at the Grout Museum of History & Science, 503 South Street, Waterloo.