College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
Born in Gainesville, Florida, in 1948 and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Charles spent the better part of his childhood living on the streets. One of the more optimistic moments of his childhood came in 1962, when his sister took him to see James Brown at The Apollo. Brown's energy formed a lasting impression on Charles. He was discovered by Daptone Records performing a James Brown act and collaborated with the band The Bullets (later they disbanded to become The Budos Band) to release a few singles. After more recording and playing his first album No Time for Dreaming is now out on Dunham Records. In the meantime, Charles has been touring with The Menahan Street Band and honing his passion as a singer and an entertainer. If you know Charles today, then you know one of the most loving, humble, honest and genuine human beings you will ever know. Charles Bradley spent most of his life dreaming for a better one, an and now there is no more time for dreaming, just time for singing, dancing and loving.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor Ronald Johnson, the Wind Symphony will offer its fall concert. This event is free and open to the public.
Feminist Action League and Proud will host "Love Your Body Day." This year’s theme will explore Women of Color and Body Image. Dr. Scharron A. Clayton, associate professor of Cultural & Ethnic Studies will present, “Love Ne Bidy: Reflections on Body Image.” Join us to explore how body image affects women in the United States and around the world. Cookies and refreshments will be provided.
Auditions for "Convict," written and directed by Joshua Hamzehee, are open to all UNI students and also community members. No preparation or prior experience necessary. There are 10 roles available, both males and females are encouraged to audition for all roles.
Coordinated by professor of composition and theory Jonathan Schwabe, UNI School of Music student composers will showcase their work in this fall recital. This event is free and open to the public.
"Bird use of heterogeneous native prairie biofuel production plots" will be presented by Jarret Pfrimmer.
Agricultural intensification has driven the loss of more than 90% of native grassland habitats in the Midwest. Consequently, grassland birds have declined more drastically than any other North American guild. Current biofuel production systems rely on high input monoculture crops that provide little habitat value to most grassland birds. The research investigates bird use of four diverse mixes of native prairie vegetation for biofuel production on three diverse soil types. This seminar will present data on visual breeding bird surveys and nest monitoring conducted over multiple years of growing, managing, and harvesting native prairie species for biomass production.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor S. Daniel Galyen, the Symphonic Band will offer its fall concert. This event is free and open to the public.
Auditions for CONVICT, written and directed by Joshua Hamzehee, will be held on Tuesday, November 13 from 7-9pm and on Thursday, November 15 from 6-8pm. The auditions are open to all UNI students and also community members. No preparation or prior experience necessary.
There are 10 roles available, both males and females are encouraged to audition for all roles.
The production is set in a men's prison and follows the experience of Cyrus, a single father convicted of murder. CONVICT explores the liminal space between guilt and innocence, our expectations of masculinity, and our overcrowded penal system's tendency to punish rather than rehabilitate.
Strayer-Wood Theatre will hold auditions for the spring production of "Merchant of Venice,” a comedy by William Shakespeare. Actors who are cast must be available for select rehearsals, to be determined by the director, beginning Monday, Feb. 18. Performers must also be available for performances at 7:30 p.m., April 11-13 and April 18-20, and at 2 p.m., Oct. 14 and 21.
Under the direction of faculty artist and professor Yu-Ting Su, the UNI Horn Choir will offer a fall recital. This event is free and open to the public.