Executive Vice President and Provost
Dr. Noel Tichy will present a lecture focusing on the keys to creating companies with strong values, speed and the intelligence to sustain success, decade after decade. Using examples from GE, Ford, Dell, Southwest Airlines and many others, Tichy presents and analyzes these principles in action and shows how managers can begin to transform their own businesses into teaching organizations and, consequently, better-performing companies. A reception will follow the lecture.
Ride the trails and meet new friends! Meet at Mulligan's Brick Oven and Pub for a 10-mile ride as the UNI Cycling Club and Cedar Valley Cyclists lead a trail ride. Helmets are required for all riders. Registration is not required to participate but those who register by April 9 will receive a free t-shirt.
The State of Iowa Physics Competition (formerly known as Physics Olympics) is a series of six competitive events for high school students in grades 9-12. The competition stresses creativity and ingenuity as well as an understanding of physics related principles and is intended to stimulate interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Events include self-propelled catapult, mouse trap car, bridge building, soda straw arm, challenge problem and material recovery facility (MRF). The MRF is sponsored by the Iowa Recycling Association.
Why would people of white identity become active in anti-racist struggles? How can whites be more effective allies for people of color? Dr. Harry Brod, Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at the University of Northern Iowa, will explore these important avenues to racial justice. His books include White Men Challenging Racism: 35 Personal Stories and his courses include “Money, Sex and Power: Theories of Race, Class and Gender.” He has extensive experience as a social justice activist and trainer, and is a member of Campus Coalition Builders, UNI’s diversity leadership team. This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibit RACE: Are We So Different? on display at the University Museum February 6 through June 9.
Coordinated by professor of composition and theory Jonathan Schwabe, UNI School of Music student composers will showcase their work in this spring recital. This event is free and open to the public.
Rho Epsilon will host John Viggers from Ruhl & Ruhl Commercial. Learn about the company and opportunities available for internships and full-time employment. Free pizza will be served at the Other Place afte the meeting. All majors are welcome.
Karen Fischer, Collection Analysis librarian at the University of Iowa, will present Author Rights, Author Addendums and Copyright. The presentation is open to the campus.
Screening of the film Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero will be followed by a panel discussion of local faith leaders.
As part of UNI Honors Week, the Society of Sigma Gamma Epsilon, the Earth Science Honor Society, will present Dr. Raymond Anderson, a geologist with the Iowa Geological and Water Survey. The presentation is free and open to the public.
Story and Book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe
Directed by Patrick Elkins-Zeglarski
Based on events as chronicled in Weekly World News, Bat Boy: The Musical is a musical comedy/horror show about a half boy/half bat creature who is discovered in a cave near Hope Falls, West Virginia. For lack of a better solution, the local sheriff brings Bat Boy to the home of the town veterinarian, Dr. Parker, where he is eventually accepted as a member of the family and taught to act like a “normal” boy by the veterinarian’s wife, Meredith, and teenage daughter, Shelley. Bat Boy is happy with his new life, but when he naively tries to fit in with the narrow-minded people of Hope Falls, they turn on him, prodded by the machinations of Dr. Parker, who secretly despises Bat Boy. Shelley and Bat Boy, who have fallen in love, run away together from the ignorant townfolk and have a blissful coupling in the woods, but their happiness is shattered when Meredith arrives and reveals a secret. Soon the entire town arrives and hears the shocking story of Bat Boy’s unholy origin. In between the howls of laughter and using virtually every style of music, Bat Boy: The Musical tackles American prejudice, the fierceness of modern religion, genetic engineering, and lots more.