Executive Vice President and Provost
Join us for a visit to the Hawkeye Buffalo Ranch and Seed Savers Exchange Heritage Farm. Both sites offer on opportunity to get a glimpse of sustainable local food practices. Cost is $5; bring a sack lunch. Transportation is provided for participants. To reserve your spot and for additional information, visit www.rrttc.com and register under “Current Events.” Space is limited and registration ends Sept. 18.
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.
Screening and discussion of the feature film Under the Same Moon (starring Kate Del Castillo of Telemundo’s La Reina del Sur) about a young Mexican boy who travels to the U.S. to find his mother after his grandmother passes away. 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 Jim Miller will present a trombone recital. Jim Miller is the associate principal trombonist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, a position he has held since 1999. His previous orchestral experience includes the North Carolina Symphony, the Long Island Philharmonic and the New York Philharmonic. Miller earned his Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Northern Iowa and his Masters of Music degree from the Juilliard School where he was a scholarship student of Per Brevig. This event is free and open to the public.
Director General of Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in Chicago Mr. Baushuan Ger followed by Q+A.
Dr. Miles Koppang, Professor of Chemistry at the University of South Dakota, will present "Undergraduate Chemistry Program and Student Assessment with the DUCK (Diagnostic Undergraduate Chemical Knowledge) Exam.
Led by Lisa Jepsen, economics, and Kim MacLin, psychology, this session focuses on how to teach large classes effectively, including keeping students engaged, managing exams and writing assignments, grading and time-management strategies. Sponsored by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost.
UNI-SHRM will have a general meeting at 6pm in CBB 131. We will have committee breakout sessions and will start to plan fundraising events and membership events.