Executive Vice President and Provost
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.
School of Music faculty artist Hunter Capoccioni will present a double bass recital. This event is free and open to the public.
Rho Epsilon will host Joe Hughes from Southgate. Learn about internship or full-time employment opportunities. Free pizza will be seved at the Other Place after the meeting. All majors are welcome.
The College of Education will host its bi-annual Teacher Education Induction Convocation. Two hundred seventy-seven students have satisfied requirements for admission into the Teacher Education Program and are invited to participate in the formal ceremony, the official induction of students into that field of study. Bobbi Petersen, volleyball head coach, will deliver the convocation address. Becky Hawbaker, chair of the teacher education faculty, will present the candidates. Michael Licari, associate provost and dean of the graduate college, will grant the candidates admission to the teacher education program. Pinning and affirmation of candidates will be by Becky Hawbaker.
This will be the 43rd group of candidates inducted into the Teacher Education program since formal ceremonies began in 1991. Parents and friends of the candidates are invited to attend along with UNI faculty and administrators. A reception will follow in the GBPAC lobby.
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Power Paths is a documentary that follows the efforts of American Indian tribes as they explore ways to bring renewable energy projects into their communities. From the Sioux of Great Plains in the midwest to the Navajo and Hopi of the southwest, tribes are fighting to protect their land, air and water from the harmful impacts of mining and burning coal.
Visiting artist Barry Green will present a double bass recital with UNI faculty artist Polina Khatsko, piano. Barry Green, a native Californian, served as Principal Bassist of the Cincinnati Symphony for 28 years and Professor of Bass at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. As former Executive Director of the International Society of Bassists, he is currently directing a young bassist outreach program for the San Francisco Symphony Education Department, teaches privately at Stanley Intermediate School in Lafayette and at the University of California at Santa Cruz and has organized the Northern California Bass Club. He is currently Principal Bassist with the California Symphony, the Sun Valley Summer Symphony and active as a bass soloist and teacher. This event is free and open to the public.
John Pearson, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, will present "Perspectives of Iowa Savannas for Restoring a Pre-Settlement Landscape." Savanna was a major plant community of early Iowa occupying more than 2.4 million acres. Types of savanna differed ranging from park-like areas with widely distributed tress interspersed with prairie vegetation and virtually no shrub layer to dense thickets of woody species within a prairie matrix with a few stunted open growth trees. Oak savanna is regarded as a high priority for conservation because no original savanna currently exists. Interest in savanna restoration is increasing, but selecting sites to restore is influenced by variety of definitions and concepts. Pearson will explore contrasting concepts in savanna posed by historic maps, modern soil surveys and floristics, and relate them to the use of 1832-1859 General Land Office surveys, Mollic Hapludalf soil maps and plant indicator species in restoration. Refreshments will be provided.
Under the direction of conductor Robert Washut, the UNI Jazz Panthers will offer a spring concert. The concert will feature guest artist Matt Harris, composer and arranger. Harris graduated with a BM from the University of Miami and a MM from the Eastman School of Music. He moved to Los Angeles after touring, writing, and recording with jazz legends, Maynard Ferguson and Buddy Rich. Matt is co-director of Jazz Studies at California State University Northridge, and is a current faculty member at Idyllwild Arts summer jazz workshop. This event is free and open to the public.