This concert, coordinated by Bob Washut, is a tribute to Cedar Walton, an important jazz pianist and composer who passed away last year (August 2013). It features UNI faculty and alumni, in addition to guest drummer John Kizilarmut. Several special jazz nonet arrangements of Walton's compositions, including three by members of the ensemble, will be performed. This event is free and open to the public.
Executive Vice President and Provost
UNI School of Music faculty artist Randy Grabowski will present a trumpet recital with faculty pianist Polina Khatsko, featuring a wide variety of work from a turn-of-the-century test piece for the conservatory in Liege (Belgium) to a wild and difficult modern Sonata by American James Stephenson. The performance will also include a haunting new Elegy by Polish composer Miroslow Gasieniec, the highly jazz-influenced Sonata by American jazz trumpeter Charles Reskin, and one of the few solo works by John Philip Sousa. This event is free and open to the public.
Please note: this event has been cancelled.
Visiting artist Michael Suttle will present a lecture-concert titled “Business Principles - Demonstrating Mentorship” featuring both trumpet performance and lecture. Suttle will collaborate with UNI faculty artist Polina Khatsko, piano. Suttle is a software executive and orchestral trumpet player/soloist. Repertoire will include pieces by John Williams, V. Berdiev and more. This event is free and open to the public.
The Panther Marching Band, the largest student organization on the UNI campus with more than 250 members, combines Panther spirit, pride, musicianship and more than 100 years of tradition. Students in the band will attend this week-long camp to begin rehearsals for the 2014 season. For more information, contact Danny.Galyen@uni.edu.
Forty percent of all sports participants are female, yet women’s sports receive only 4% of all sport media coverage and female athletes are much more likely than male athletes to be portrayed in sexually provocative poses. To highlight why this matters and address these disparities, Nicole M. LaVoi, the associate director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport, will highlight this issue from a variety of perspectives and help dispel the common—but untrue—myths that no one is interested in women’s sport and that "sex sells" women’s sport. Effective strategies are also discussed for increasing media coverage and creating images which reflect the reality of women’s sports participation and why this is so important.
Annual meeting of the UNI Faculty. Remarks by President Ruud, Interim Provost Licari and faculty leaders. Recognition of faculty award winners.
Help welcome our new colleagues to campus. Light snack and drinks served.
This one day conference will bring together high school counselors, community college advisers and representatives from each of the STEM departments at UNI to learn what each group is currently doing to advance STEM, discuss the career options available to STEM majors, work toward a common understanding about what students need to learn and do to prepare themselves to pursue majors in STEM disciplines, and discuss proposed curriculum changes in STEM disciplines with impact on transfer students.