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Campus Presentation - Who Benefits?: Preserving and Making Available an Institution's Digital Research and Creative and Scholarly Output

Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a campus presentation by Stephanie Davis-Kahl, Scholarly Communication Librarian and Associate Professor at Illinois Wesleyan University. She will speak about institutional repositories, the types of works found in them and their benefits to faculty and the University.

Symposium: Canada and the U.S.: Partners and Allies in Arctic Research, Sustainability and Development

The UNI Museum, the UNI Geography Department and the Consulate General of Canada will host "Canada and the U.S.: Partners and Allies in Arctic Research, Sustainability and Development," a symposium that aims to educate and facilitate conversations about Arctic exploration, sustainability and governance. Speakers include Lee Huskey, University of Alaska Anchorage; Consul General Jamshed Merchant, Consulate General of Canada; Chris Southcott, professor at Lakehead University; Andrey Petrov, professor and Director of Arctic-FROST and ARCSES at UNI; and Norma Kassi, Yukon Gwich’in leader and co-founder of the Arctic Institute of Community-based Research. There will also be a screening of Kassi’s film, "Our Changing Homeland, Our Changing Lives" and a poster session highlighting student research at UNI.

There will be an opportunity to speak with the presenters following the symposium. Refreshments will be served; the sessions are free and open to the public. Participants should RSVP to Ann Crawford at or 319-273-3713. The event can be viewed live online at; you can join the conversation on Twitter with #ArcticUNI and follow us at @CanCGMPLS, @RodLibrary, and @NorthernIowa.

This event is held in conjunction with UNI Museum’s current exhibit, "Canada's Arctic: Vibrant and Thriving," a traveling photographic exhibition developed by the Royal Canadian Geographic Society and Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development. The exhibit offers a perspective on Canada's vibrant North; its thriving Native cultures; and the balance of traditional life, modern conveniences and economic and environmental sustainability. The exhibit will also highlight the partnership between Canada and the United States, and will be a major Canada-Iowa collaborative event in 2015. 

Guest Lecturer: Bob Neymeyer

Bob Neymeyer, historian at the Grout Museum District, will speak on the topic "Liberty bonds, yellow paint, & English-only: Anti-German sentiment in Iowa during World War I," The demand for “100% Americanism” was administered by both public and private groups who distrusted the loyalty of these hyphenated Americans. The tactics ranged from intimidation and vandalism to a state law stating English was the only legal language to be used in public. The result was a series of accommodations, some temporary and others permanent, that changed the culture of German-Americans in the state. Neymeyer's lecture accompanies the current exhibit, Answering the Call: The Cedar Valley, Iowa, & World War I, on display until February 14th. Both the exhibit and lecture are free and open to the public.

RodCon 2015

The Rod Library will host the second annual mini comic book convention. Activities will include panels, arts and crafts, games, trivia, artists, vendors, costume contests and more. Whether you are new to comics or an expert, you are bound to find something that interests you. More information is available on the Rod Library website or our Facebook event page. Open to the public, free of charge; all ages welcome.

Camp Dodge: Home Away From Home, 1917-1918

The UNI Museum has received funding from Humanities Iowa, a private, non-profit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, to host a presentation called Camp Dodge: Home Away From Home, 1917-1918 by Michael Vogt, Curator at the Iowa Gold Star Museum. A cultural Resource for Iowans since 1971, Humanities Iowa offers many cultural and historical programs and grants to Iowa’s communities.

This presentation will illustrate the organization, construction, and the various aspects of military life and training at Camp Dodge during the First World War using period photos from the Iowa Gold Star Museum’s collection. This lecture will accompany Answering the Call: The Cedar Valley, Iowa, and World War I, the latest exhibit on display at the UNI Museum. The exhibit examines Iowa’s contributions to World War I and the changes that were happening on the home front during this time. Both the exhibit and presentation are free and open to the public.

If you are a person with a disability who requires special assistance, please call 319-273-2495 in advance.  


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