Executive Vice President and Provost
by Caryl Churchill
Directed by Cynthia Goatley
Caryl Churchill’s Mad Forest places ordinary people into the churning realities of acting and defining revolution. With a wedding being planned, two families must navigate what should be a joyous occasion of union against the onslaught of threats, hearsay and chaos, that eventually topple a megalomaniacal regime. With similar events in Egypt not too distant, Churchill’s play, set in Romania during December 1989, presents a theatrical perspective on “revolution” that will speak to us all – as individuals, members of family and community, and citizens of the world.For more information, visit the Strayer-Wood Theatre web site.
Written and directed by Jennifer Cooley and Karen Mitchell.
Carne viva in Postville: Stories of Madres and Monarchs is an ethnodrama based on the testimonials of Guatemalan women living in Iowa who seek to survive in the aftermath of the May 12, 2008 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid in Postville. Carne viva provides a medium for voices that are often silenced or "undocumented." The play explores the role of women's creative work (such as weaving, cooking, and storytelling) as a constructive force that combats the destructive elements of the workplace environment, gender divisions, racism, and government policies regarding immigration. Creators and actors will draw spectators into the complex and interwoven world of global migration in the 21st century through post-performance talk-backs, where solutions seem as elusive as butterflies...
Through spoken word and music, Omekongo Dibinga, a poet, motivational speaker and positive rapper, presents "Violence in the Congo and Your Role in It" workshop.
Dr. Maureen McCue, Iowa Physicians for Social Responsibility will speak on these topics: "Coal and Your Health," "Local Energy Transition: A Look at the Options," and "Building the Political Will to Transition to Renewable Energy in the Cedar Valley."
Rho Epsilon will host People’s Company from Des Moines. The company will hire an intern to help market a 580-acre development plan in the Lake of the Ozark’s. This is an opportunity for students who are interested in either development land or farmland. UNI alumni attending the meeting include Steve Bruere, Matt Adams, Scott Kelly and Kalen Eastwood. They are real estate brokers with People's. Free pizza will be served at the Other Place following the meeting. All majors are welcome. Contact Charlie Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Information session for winter 2011-2012 capstone in Costa Rica. Visit with faculty leader and past participants to learn more.
Information session for summer 2012 capstone in India. Visit with faculty leader and past participants to learn more.
The School of Music will host Robert Duke, whose research on human learning and behavior spans multiple disciplines, including motor skill learning, cognitive psychology and neuroscience. His most recent work explores procedural memory consolidation and the cognitive processes engaged during musical improvisation. A former studio musician and public school music teacher, he has worked closely with children at-risk, both in the public schools and through the juvenile justice system.
Keynote speaker will be Dr. Gail Dines, anti-pornography activist, lecturer and author. Dr. Dines address is entitled "Sex, Love, and Violence in a Pornographic Culture." Workshop breakout sessions include "Recognizing and Reporting Domestic Violence in Later Life," "No One Listening: Domestic Violence in the Deaf Community," and "Youth Alternatives to Negative Behavior and Violence: An Approach to Gangs, Drugs and the Streets." The target audiences for this conference are social workers, counselors, law enforcement personnel, mental health professionals and educators. Contact Ruth Chananie-Hill at email@example.com for more information about registration and costs. Lunch is included. This event is co-sponsored by Women’s & Gender Studies and the YWCA of Blackhawk County. It is funded in part by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences; Executive Vice President & Provost's Office; Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare; College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences; College of Education; Violence Intervention Services; Dean of Students Office; and Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology.
Faculty artist and educator Chris Buckholz will offer a trombone recital. The recital will feature both classical and jazz repertoire. Jazz selections will feature additional faculty artists Chris Merz, saxophones, Bob Dunn, guitar, Bob Washut, piano, staff artist David Dunn, bass and student Cory Healey, drums. This event is free and open to the public.