Executive Vice President and Provost
Visiting artist Amy Pfrimmer will offer a voice recital with faculty artist Korey Barrett, piano. Known for dramatic and vocal versatility with which she turns in consistently compelling performances, soprano Amy Pfrimmer’s career highlights include her recent London Symphony Orchestra debut, followed by her European debut with the German Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz in Dave Brubeck’s Christmas cantata La Fiesta de la Posada. This event is free and open to the public.
Gorgeous costumes, beautiful live music and a huge core of dancers provide a rich cultural experience. This dance group is committed to keeping the dance traditions of Mexico alive and has achieved international success, delighting audiences in more than 5,000 performances worldwide with vibrant dance, music and costumes that exude the spirit of Mexico.
Hernández's exuberant choreography performed by classically trained dancers in exquisite costumes makes Ballet Folklórico de México a visual feast for audiences. Hernández's choreography captures a country with rich and diverse cultural traditions.
Ellen McLaughlin’s fresh, fast-paced comedy, inspired by the Aristophanes play, follows Lysistrata, an Athenian housewife, who calls for the women of Greece to help end the Peloponnesian War. She proposes a radical plan: all Greek women must refuse to engage in lovemaking until the men see reason, lay down their arms and come home to lay down with their wives in peace. The women agree to make the sacrifice and pandemonium ensues as men wander the country in an agony of unsatisfied lust. Will Lysistrata and her crew accomplish what the politicians could not?
The 2012-2013 UNI Interpreters Theatre season opens with Jean Paul Sartre’s 1944 existentialist play "No Exit." The production, directed by Paul J. Siddens III, communication studies, tells the story of three complete strangers with pasts they are all reluctant to
reveal, who find themselves in an unusual predicament. They have been led to a well-appointed room they are to share where there is a door, but they can never leave; there are lights, but they never go out; and it’s unbearably hot. Admission is free; tickets are available one hour before the production begins.
David Ames, Master of Science candidate, will present his thesis defense seminar, "A Novel Method of Studying Ion Formation and Fragmentation Using a Modified Time-Of-Flight Mass Spectrometer".
UNI School of Music faculty artist Matthew Andreini will present a percussion recital with additional performers and repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
Brian Jones, Department of Religion and Philosophy at Wartburg College, will present “The Tale of Sodom and Gomorrah as an Exercise in Historical Geography." The event is free and open to the public.
Civility in the workplace seems to be a vanishing act. How can we recognize the beginnings of the lack of civility? What can we do to restore it? Melissa Beall and Marilyn Shaw from the Department of Communication Studies will discuss the meaning of real civility and what we can do to maintain, restore and sustain it in the workplace and elsewhere. Please bring your lunch; cookies will be provided.
UNI School of Music faculty artist Yu-Ting Su will present a horn recital with faculty pianist Polina Khatsko. The theme of the recital is “Romance”. Su and Khatsko will perform romances by composers from different countries and eras. This event is free and open to the public.
Screening and discussion of the documentary film Children in No Man’s Land which uncovers the plight of unaccompanied immigrant minors entering the United States. 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.