Executive Vice President and Provost
Visit the UNI Observatory to learn about the objects in the night sky and view the planets through the Earth Science telescope. Free and open to the public. Meet near the polar bear outside of 137 McCollum Science Hall before 9 p.m. Late arrivals will not be admitted.
Dave Gibson, author of the new collection, Pallet King and Tales from the File will take the stage at this month’s Final Thursday Reading Series on September 27 at the Hearst Center for the Arts.
The title story “Pallet King,” is based on true events involving a local controversy regarding wooden pallets that spun out of control. Gibson notes that most of his writing is “based on real events or thinly veiled reality” and he writes essays and stories about “things that really happened.” Mostly, he tries “to find humor in my goof ups.” Attendees are encouraged to share their best five minutes of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction. The evening will begin at 7p.m. with an open mic sign-up and open mic beginning at 7:15. Dave Gibson will read at 8:00. Published work by Gibson as well as other regional writers will be available for purchase.
More information on the Final Thursday Reading Series is available at http://www.finalthursdaypress.com. The Final Thursday Reading Series continues its 12th season on October 25 with Iowa’s Poet Laureate Mary Swander.
Connexus is an opportunity to make meaningful scholarly connections across campus in an informal social setting. UNI Connexus participants are matched with UNI colleagues for one-on-one conversations to discuss research interests, areas of expertise and potential scholarly collaboration. In addition, participants can engage others in topical small group discussions, as well as mingle and enjoy an afternoon of networking. This event is open only to UNI staff and faculty. Participants must pre-register.
The One Million Bones Project is being held in the Hemisphere Room, Maucker Union a large-scale social arts practice, which uses education and hands-on artmaking to raise awareness of genocides and atrocities going on around the world, this very day.
The goal is to collect artwork bones made by students and other citizens for a collaborative installation of 1,000,000 bones on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. in the spring of 2013. This installation will serve as a collaborative site of conscience to remember victims and survivors, and as a petition to raise awareness of the issue and call upon our government to take much needed action.
The visit of the One Million Bones Project to UNi is sponsored by UNI-STAND and the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education.
Panel will discuss issues surrounding voter ID laws proposed or passed by the variou states.
More information later.
Sponsors: American Democracy Project, League of Women Voters, and others.
This session is led by Dawn Del Carlo, chemistry, and explores how to open up the classroom to alternate activities by moving content delivery to outside the classroom via on-line lectures. This workshop will not be about how to use Panopto technology per se, but more about how the technology can be used to change your pedagogy. Sponsored by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost. For more information, contact Susan Hill, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Screening and discussion of the documentary film Maid in America about the Latinas who clean your homes and help raise your children. 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.
Faculty Senate regular meeting.
Gallery of Art exhibit: "A Lexicon of Looking: Mille Guldbeck" and "Line and Space: Stagings by Peter P. Goché"Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 09/23/2012 - 11:00pm
The current Gallery of Art exhibit features artist's lectures in Room 111, Kamerick Art Building, and are as follows: Mille Guldbeck, Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m.; Peter P. Goché, Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. Receptions will follow each lecture.
Indie singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane joins the WCFSO for the Midwest premiere of his acclaimed Crane Palimpsest for baritone and chamber orchestra, a 2012 work in which this gifted composer/performer explores connections between the worlds of popular and classical music.
Linking these two worlds are Fairy Queen by Henry Purcell and Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony. Purcell captures the earthy English Baroque imagination in his adaptation of Shakespeare's outdoor fantasy Midsummer Night's Dream, while Beethoven conveys the everyday sound of the 19th century through this evocative orchestral depiction of nature.