Executive Vice President and Provost
The College of Education will host the following panelists as part of the Alumni in Residence event:
Moderator: Dr. Noel Tichy
Ms. Karen Billings, Vice President-Education Division, SIIA, Washington, DC
Ms. Nancy Carroll, Director of Parks & Recreation, Ames, Iowa
Dr. Katie Mullholland, Superintendent, Linn-Mar Schools, Marion, Iowa
Ms. Melissa Tippett Anderson, Senior Scientist, Gatorade Sport Science Institute, Fox Lake, Illinois
In this comedy, Shakespeare weaves together two ancient folk myths, one involving a vengeful, greedy Jewish creditor trying to exact a pound of flesh from a Christian over an unpaid debt, the other involving a marriage suitor’s choice among three chests to win the hand of his beloved. How does one harmonize the Elizabethan anti-Semitic portrayal of Shylock with the fairy-tale romance of Portia and Bassanio? And then make this experience relevant and comedic to a contemporary audience? Join us as we celebrate the final production in our exploration of politically-themed work.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music conductors John Len Wiles and Dyan Meyer, the UNI Singers, Women’s Chorus and Concert Chorale will offer a shared spring concert as part of the Spotlight Series. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX.
Craig Klafter, Assistant Provost, International Programs, will present "Classical Education and the Founding of the United States: The Case of Peter van Schaack." The event is free and open to the public.
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.