UNI alumni Jill Humston, Jan King and Tori Quist Wagner will discuss "What's It Like To Be A Science Teacher?" They will share their experiences in teaching chemistry and science in K-12 schools.
Executive Vice President and Provost
Academic Affairs will provide information about pre-professional programs. Attendees can learn about pre-professional clubs and talk to current students about their experiences.
The Friends of the UNI Museum Gift Store will be open for business. Shop for puppets, jewelry, educational kits and toys.
The Deartment of Languages and Literatures will celebrate the life and work of Jason Bradford, M.A. '12. Jason was a talented poet and a gifted scholar, who spoke at UNI last summer as part of the North American Review Bicentennial Conference. He was the author of the poetry chapbook, "The Inhabitants," and a poetry co-editor at Ecotone. He will be remembered by his teachers and friends, who will read selected works from his published and unpublished writings.
UNI student poets will face off against one another in a performance poetry competition. There will be a guest performance by poet Gary Dop following the competition.
Rod Library will host "Gaming in Color", a documentary film about LGBTQ issues in the gaming industry The film focuses on lesbian, gay, transgender and queer issues in video games, gaymer culture and events, and the rise of queer themes in gaming.
Jordan Young, M.S in biology candidate, will defend her thesis "Effects of soil type and plant diversity on soil respiration and litter decomposition in a tallgrass prairie biofuel production system."
A professional development annual conference for female administrators and leaders in higher education in Iowa. Celebrating 30 years.
The Department of Physics will host the UNI/Area Education Agency 267 Regional Physics Competition. High school students from Cedar Falls, Denver, Dike-New Hartford, Dunkerton, East Buchanan, Fairbank, Gilbertville, Gladbrook-Reinbeck, Janesville, Jesup, La Porte City, Nashua-Plainfield, Sumner, Traer, Tripoli, Waterloo, Winthrop and other area schools are expected to participate.
The Physics Competition is a series of five competitive physics events for high school students in grades 9-12. The competition stresses creativity and ingenuity as well as understanding of physics related principles and is intended to stimulate interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Events include catapult, mousetrap car, toothpick bridge, soda straw arm and challenge problem.
Regional winners and runners-up advance to the State of Iowa Physics Competition hosted by the Department of Physics and held on April 12, 2016 at the McLeod Center.
The College of Education will host its bi-annual Teacher Education Induction Convocation. Two-hundred and twenty-nine students have satisfied requirements for admission to the teacher education program, and are invited to participate in the formal ceremony, the official induction of students into that field of study. The Hansen Family representing UNI Alumni and students will deliver the convocation address. Jim Wohlpart, provost and executive vice resident for academic affairs, will perform official duties. This will be the 51st group of candidates inducted into the Teacher Education program since formal ceremonies began in 1991. Parents and friends of the candidates are invited as well as faculty and administrators. A reception will follow in the GBPAC lobby.