College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
The Emmy Award-winning "Troubled Waters: A Mississippi River Story" tells the story of the unintended yet severe consequences of farming along the Mississippi and the efforts being taken to reverse this damage. America’s heartland boasts some of the world’s most productive farmland, but this bounty has come with a price. Excess crop fertilizers are contaminating the nation’s rivers, lakes and aquifers, while at the same time precious soil is washing away.
Taking the comedy scene by storm as runner-up and the first comedian finalist on NBC's "America's Got Talent," Tom's age-spanning and appropriate humor has won him appeal with audiences of all types and varieties.
Visiting ensemble Corpus Trombone Quartet will present a recital. The Corpus Trombone Quartet (András Sütő, Péter Pálinkás, Mátyás Veér, Róbert Káip) epitomize the highest standards of Hungarian playing, featuring musicianship and technique in equal abundance. Formed in 2001, when the members were students at the Franz Liszt Academy, the ensemble has won numerous chamber music competitions including the Philip Jones International Chamber Music and ITF Trombone Quartet Competitions in 2003, as well as making numerous appearances on Hungarian radio and television. Founding member Csaba Wagner has since gone on to become Principal Bass Trombone with Deutsche Oper, Berlin, whilst Mátyás Veér released his own solo CD in 2006, as well as winning the Donald Yaxley Bass Trombone competition at the 2006 ITF. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI Suzuki School will present their bi-annual recital weekend. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/music/suzuki . This event is free and open to the public.
View the evening sky from the UNI observatory located on the roof of McCollum Science Hall. Meet near the polar bear outside of room 137 before 9 p.m. to be escorted to the roof. The event goes forward regardless of the weather.
There is no band out there that does what the SFJAZZ Collective is doing... a meeting of brilliant jazz minds, all stars in their own right, in a concert that celebrates this American art form.
The Final Thursday Reading Series will host Letitia L. Moffitt, author of the new novel Sidewalk Dancing. 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 short 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.
UNI Gallery of Art Concert Series, in association with the exhibition “Remix: Art and Sound Unbound” featuring avant-garde music and art. Performers include Jeffrey Funderburk and Sandy Nordahl from the UNI School of Music as well as guest artist Peter Hamlin from Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT.
The Department of Physics will host the UNI/Area Education Agency 267 Regional Physics Competition. High school students from Cedar Falls, Denver, Dike-New Hartford, Dunkerton, East Buchanan, Fairbank, Gilbertville, Gladbrook-Reinbeck, Janesville, Jesup, La Porte City, Nashua-Plainfield, Sumner, Traer, Tripoli, Waterloo and other area schools are expected to participate.
The Physics Competition is a series of five competitive physics events for high school students in grades 9-12. The competition stresses creativity and ingenuity as well as understanding of physics related principles and is intended to stimulate interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Events include: catapult, mousetrap car, toothpick bridge, soda straw arm, and challenge problem. Regional winners and runners-up advance to the State of Iowa Physics Competition held on April 17, 2014, at the McLeod Center.
"Living Waters: Contemporary Innovations in Jewish Women’s Rituals" will be presented by Jodi Eichler-Levine, visiting scholar from the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh. Eichler-Levine will use a variety of media to explore innovations that have taken place in Jewish rituals over the last thirty years. From special ceremonies to welcome daughters to rituals that acknowledge women’s reproductive lives, these changes have impacted not just women but Jews of all genders. Sponsors include the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education, the College of Education, the Center for Multicultural Education, the Department of Philosophy and World Religions, Women's and Gender Studies, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences.