College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
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.
The film "The Blue Nuns Go Green" is presented by the Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center. Several years ago, the Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters' home earned a reputation as a national model of sustainable living. Since then the Sisters have developed an array of multimedia educational resources that include DVDs, books, a children's storybook, a quarterly bulletin and prayer cards on sustainability and the spirituality of sustainability. This film tells the story of the transformational spirituality that led the IHM Sisters to sustainably renovate their 376,000-square-foot Motherhouse.
"Extension Beyond the Rift Boundaries: Magmatism, Heat and Depth-Dependent Deformation in Ethiopia" will be presented by Dr. Katie Keranen, from the University of Oklahoma.
"Sons of Jacob Synagogue" an hour-long documentary produced and directed by Francesca Soans and Robert Neymeyer, explores the histories and experiences of the Jewish community in Waterloo, from the early immigrants seeking new opportunities to the present day. The film is the first in a five-part unique documentary series, "Waterloo: A History of Place." The series examines the history of Waterloo through community memories of everyday places--a synagogue, a department store, a neighborhood, a factory and a movie theater. The screening is free and open to the public.
The UNI Suzuki School will present their bi-annual recital weekend. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/music/suzuki