Executive Vice President and Provost
Carl Wilkens, the only American to remain in Rwanda during the entire 1994 genocide, will discuss his experiences during the genocide and his subsequent work on behalf of peace and understanding. Wilkens' choice to stay and try to help resulted in saving the lives of several adults and preventing the massacre of hundreds of children. The former head of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency International (ADRA) in Rwanda, Wilkens is the author of the memoir I'm Not Leaving and the founder of World Outside My Shoes, a non-profit education and professional development organization committed to inspiring and equipping people to enter the world of "The Other." This event is co-sponsored by the UNI Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education and by UNI-STAND.
Planetarium shows at 7 and 8 p.m. lasting about 30 minutes each. Free and open to the the public.
Dr. Matt Zart and Adam Nosbisch from Cambrex, Inc., will present "Adventures in the Pharmaceutical Development Industry."
The Spotlight on STEM Day will feature award winning PreK-12 teachers and their students presenting their earth-science, inquiry and/or math based classroom projects. This is an opportunity to talk with teachers and students about how they view hands-on, interactive science and math based programs as a means of teaching and learning. Spotlight Gallery (table displays): 9:30-11:30am, ITTC first floor student lounge. Spotlight Presentations: :30-3:30 pm every 30 minutes in the ITTC labs. Sponsored by ITS-Educational Technology.
School of Music professor and conductor Rebecca Burkhardt will coordinate this recital featuring chamber music works by composer and visiting artist Dan Welcher. This event is free and open to the public.
The scale of environmental damage over the last half century is unprecedented. Falling water tables, shrinking forest cover, declining species diversity -- all presage ecosystems in distress. These trends are now widely acknowledged as emanating from forces of humanity's own making: massive population increases, unsustainable demands on natural resources, species loss and ruinous environmental practices. Ironically however, war, the most destructive of human behaviors, is commonly bypassed.
Ghosts of Rwanda is a highly acclaimed two-hour documentary on the social, political and diplomatic failures that converged to enable the 1994 genocide in Rwanda to occur.
Through interviews with key government officials, diplomats, soldiers and survivors of the slaughter, Ghosts of Rwanda presents groundbreaking, first-hand accounts of the genocide from those who lived it, including Carl Wilkens, the only American to remain in Rwanda during the entire genocide. Wilkens' choice to stay and try to help resulted in saving the lives of several adults and preventing the massacre of hundreds of children.
This film screening is free and open to the public. Viewer discretion is advised.
This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education and by UNI-STAND.
The UNI School of Music Suzuki School will present a recital featuring Suzuki faculty artists. This event is free and open to the public.
Screening of the film Ghosts of Abu Ghraib will be followed by a discussion in the use of torture in the "War on Terror."
James Walters, earth science department, will present "Permafrost Degradation In the Tanana Flats of Interior Alaska." Walters will discuss the various research projects involving this area of Alaska and how the degradation of the permafrost has impacted the ecosystems. Free and open to the public.