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The Art of Becoming AWARE

Iowa artist David Williamson will join Lynette Seigley, Director of Iowa Project A.W.A.R.E., to discuss the Project A.W.A.R.E. program and the art it produced. Rod Library is currently hosting the traveling exhibit: "Riverse: The Art of Project A.W.A.R.E."  The exhibit is part of Iowa Project A.W.A.R.E., a week-long event where people work to clean up the Iowa rivers.

Presentation: "Library Building Design: Trends and Issues"

As part of the Rod Library Feasibility Study, Sam Demas, of Sam Demas Collaborative Consulting, will be presenting on library building space trends on October 1 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in the University Room of Maucker Union.  UNI and Cedar Valley community members are invited to attend this event.  Come hear how academic libraries are evolving in response to technological and other changes.  Attendees will also have an opportunity to share their ideas on the Rod Library of the future.

Film & Discussion: "A Hard Straight"

Screening and discussion of the documentary film A Hard Straight which sheds light on the profound experience of doing time and reentering the community.  This event is part of Dreams Deferred ... Dreams Held Fast, a film and discussion series sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education and the Rod Library in association with the UNI 2012-13 Reaching for Higher Ground project theme The Search for an American Dream.  Film will be used as the basis for personal reflection and dialogue in addressing the nature and meaning of “American Dream” relative to issues of marginalization and privilege. Participants will be challenged to examine their own beliefs and assumptions about being American today.

Film & Discussion: "Holding Fast the Dream"

Screening and discussion of the documentary film Holding Fast the Dream about the tragedy of racism in a multicultural paradise...and the significant achievements of Hawaii’s African Americans in science, social justice, and the arts.  This event is part of Dreams Deferred ... Dreams Held Fast, a film and discussion series sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education and the Rod Library in association with the UNI 2012-13 Reaching for Higher Ground project theme The Search for an American Dream.  Film will be used as the basis for personal reflection and dialogue in addressing the nature and meaning of “American Dream” relative to issues of marginalization and privilege. Participants will be challenged to examine their own beliefs and assumptions about being American today.

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