College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
Kevin O'Connor, chemistry graduate student, will present his thesis "Development of a Harmonic Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer"
The artwork of six BFA students will be presented, each conveying unique styles and techniques. Exhibitors include the following: Jessica Calhoun (emphasis, painting); Laura M. Forgie (emphasis, sculpture); Alex M. Peterson (emphasis, drawing); and Amanda Golwitzer, Chance Rory Greaves and Sarah Rodgers (emphasis, printmaking).
UNI graduate J. Harley McIlrath will read from his book of short fiction Possum Trot. McIlrath is the founder and proprietor of the Cedar Falls bookstore Bought again Books. Possum Trot has been described as "wickedly funny" by author Ralph Savarese, and as "Americana as the National Resonator guitars the title story is based on" by blues musician Joe Price. This event is free and open to the public; the room is accessible.
Molly Schlumbohm, a graduate student at the Tallgrass Prairie Center, will present "Maximizing Biomass Production of Prairie Vegetation as an Alternative Energy Source." Schlumbohm studied four treatments to determine the best mixture of prairie vegetation to maximize the production of biomass on marginal farmland. This biomass can be used as an alternative energy source to coal. Refreshments will be provided.
A perfect way to celebrate the holidays. Come join the UNI School of Music choral ensembles in celebrating the joys of the season. Enjoy holiday favorites and majestic, winter-inspired works. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX.
Students enrolled in Introduction to Sustainability will present their blueprint for a sustainable society in 2050 at a public forum. A poster session will be held prior to the forum. Free and open to the public.
The UNI Forensics team, in conjunction with the League of Women Voters, will host an audience debate on health care. Using the resolution: "RESOLVED: The U.S. Federal Government should repeal the current federal health care plan (known as Obamacare)." This event is an opportunity for UNI students to debate one of the most important political issues in the United States. The debate will feature members of the UNI debate team who will use suggestions from the public to shape their debate speeches. Audience members can submit questions and debate topics to the UNI Speech and Debate Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/events/247155845340693/) by noon on Dec. 6. Health care experts will be on hand to answer questions. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. This event is free and open to the public
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor of clarinet Amanda McCandless, the UNI Clarinet Studio and Ensemble will offer a fall concert. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI School of Music faculty artist John Hines will present a voice recital titled Mozart and Friends. Hines will be joined by faculty artists Korey Barrett, piano, Julia Bullard, viola, Suzanne Bullard, cello, Hunter Capoccioni, double bass, and Frederick Halgedahl, violin. This event is free and open to the public.
Written and performed by Jenn Freitag, "I Want My Jacket Back" is a solo performance that explores new ways to think and talk about gender violence through the use of music, humor, poetry, personal narrative and dialogue. Free admission. For more information, visit www.iwantmyjacketback.com