Executive Vice President and Provost
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.
Why have farm interests had to resort to PR campaigns and social media initiatives just to redeem what used to be one of the most admired occupations in America? Why are those efforts likely to backfire and further isolate agriculture? Why do farm lobbyists defend agricultural technologies and policies that farmers themselves question? Why do the agriculture's leaders denigrate local food initiatives and organic farming? Environmental Working Group's Ken Cook shares candid observations from his 35 years of experience in agriculture policy.
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.
Visiting artist Bernard Woma and Saakumu Dance Troupe will present a percussion and dance recital. Bernard is an extremely dynamic artist and deeply experienced educator. He has shared the performance stage with renowned artists such as Maya Angelou, Yo Yo Ma, and Glen Velez. He has performed for international dignitaries and presidents such as U. S. president Bill Clinton, Nelson Mandela and Queen Elizabeth II, and was recently honored as the cultural resource person for President Barack Obama's family when they visited Ghana. Woma will lead the award winning Saakumu Dance Troupe, one of the leading traditional/contemporary dance and music group in Ghana, West Africa. This is event is free and open to the public.
The meeting is open to all CEO and SIFE members and students interested in entrepreneurship.
Learn how to build a strong application to graduate or professional school by attending Thinking About Graduate School (TAGS). A panel of experts will share what admissions committees look for in the application to make selections for their programs. UNI graduate programs will answer questions about their programs and pre-professional clubs will recruit new members.
Learn about opportunities for short term summer study throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland. The program this year will go to England, Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Scotland and is open to all students. This session will give an overview of the program, including:
- Program info
- Highlights of the trip
- Options for academic credit including Capstone and Liberal Arts Core credit
- Time committment
It will be held in Gilchrist 009.
The RRTTC & the CEEE will present a screening of the film Pipe Dreams. The film discusses the impact and consequences of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline stretching from Alberta, Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast. Tom Poor Bear, the Vice President of the Oglala Nation from Pine Ridge, will speak following the film. Tom Poor Bear has been a leader in the effort to protect native lands and water supplies from the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.