Men of all backgrounds have always been a part of V-Day, a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. Panelists Harry Brod, sociology, anthropology and criminology; Michael Fleming, school of applied human sciences; Alan Heisterkamp, Center for Violence Prevention; and Mark Rowe-Barth, wellness and recreation services, explore the issues of violence against women and girls from a male perspective, addressing the root causes of the violence and the ways men can be active participants in ending it. Man-identified participants only. No registration is required.
College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
Many ancient Israelites, as recorded in the Bible, believed that since sin causes suffering, someone who is suffering must have sinned. John Burnight, philosophy and world religion, will argue that the first five chapters of the Book of Job critique this dominant Israelite theology of the time, one based on the ideas that sin and suffering are invariably linked, and that the elite of a society enjoy their status because they are more righteous than those who are “lowly” and afflicted.
A Poetry Slam is a competition in which poets perform their original work. Similar to basketball's March Madness, poets read off against one another with the winner proceeding to the next round. The winner of this slam will receive a $50 gift card. The top three finishers get gift cards and all eight poets will receive a selection of poetry books donated by Final Thursday Press. All UNI students are eligible to read/perform.
Enjoy viewing the night sky from the warmth and comfort of the Earth Science Department's Planetarium. Learn about the objects visible in the night sky and upcoming sky events. Shows start at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. and last about 30 minutes.
Performance Artist Ron Athey's lecture is titled "Pleading in the Blood." Sponsored by the UNI Gallery of Art and Department of Art.
Lynne Dieckman, Ph.D. student at the University of Iowa, will present a lecture titled "Making the Transition from UNI Student to Graduate School Researcher."
Featuring an exciting and diverse group of UNI School of Music faculty and student artists, this concert will kick off the spring 2014 Spotlight Series concerts. Coordinate by Dmitri Vorobiev and Amanda McCandless, with repertoire and performers to be announced. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX.
Annette Lunch, director of The Center for Violence Prevention, will present "Teaching Girls the Power Beyond Sexy: Using Bystander Approaches to Address Self-Objectification." Faculty, staff, students and the public are welcome.
BUCK A KID- The Yuval Ron Ensemble performs the music and dance of the opposing peoples of the Middle East in a unique and inspiring musical celebration featuring artists of Jewish, Arabic and Christian faiths.
The Final Thursday Reading Series will host Timothy Fay, editor of the Wapsipinicon Almanac. Open mic signup is at 7 p.m. and begins at 7:15 p.m. Participants are invited to share five minutes of original poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. The featured author takes the stage at 8 p.m. followed by a question and answer period as time allows. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Final Thursday Press; Hearst Center for the Arts; UNI College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences; and Cup of Joe.