Executive Vice President and Provost
The 2012-2013 UNI Interpreters Theatre season opens with Jean Paul Sartre’s 1944 existentialist play "No Exit." The production, directed by Paul J. Siddens III, communication studies, tells the story of three complete strangers with pasts they are all reluctant to
reveal, who find themselves in an unusual predicament. They have been led to a well-appointed room they are to share where there is a door, but they can never leave; there are lights, but they never go out; and it’s unbearably hot. Admission is free; tickets are available one hour before the production begins.
David Ames, Master of Science candidate, will present his thesis defense seminar, "A Novel Method of Studying Ion Formation and Fragmentation Using a Modified Time-Of-Flight Mass Spectrometer".
UNI School of Music faculty artist Matthew Andreini will present a percussion recital with additional performers and repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
Brian Jones, Department of Religion and Philosophy at Wartburg College, will present “The Tale of Sodom and Gomorrah as an Exercise in Historical Geography." The event is free and open to the public.
Civility in the workplace seems to be a vanishing act. How can we recognize the beginnings of the lack of civility? What can we do to restore it? Melissa Beall and Marilyn Shaw from the Department of Communication Studies will discuss the meaning of real civility and what we can do to maintain, restore and sustain it in the workplace and elsewhere. Please bring your lunch; cookies will be provided.
UNI School of Music faculty artist Yu-Ting Su will present a horn recital with faculty pianist Polina Khatsko. The theme of the recital is “Romance”. Su and Khatsko will perform romances by composers from different countries and eras. This event is free and open to the public.
Screening and discussion of the documentary film Children in No Man’s Land which uncovers the plight of unaccompanied immigrant minors entering the United States. This event is part of Dreams Deferred ... Dreams Held Fast, a film and discussion series sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education and the Rod Library in association with the UNI 2012-13 Reaching for Higher Ground project theme The Search for an American Dream. Film will be used as the basis for personal reflection and dialogue in addressing the nature and meaning of “American Dream” relative to issues of marginalization and privilege. Participants will be challenged to examine their own beliefs and assumptions about being American today.
Why have farm interests had to resort to PR campaigns and social media initiatives just to redeem what used to be one of the most admired occupations in America? Why are those efforts likely to backfire and further isolate agriculture? Why do farm lobbyists defend agricultural technologies and policies that farmers themselves question? Why do the agriculture's leaders denigrate local food initiatives and organic farming? Environmental Working Group's Ken Cook shares candid observations from his 35 years of experience in agriculture policy.
Visiting artist Bernard Woma and Saakumu Dance Troupe will present a percussion and dance recital. Bernard is an extremely dynamic artist and deeply experienced educator. He has shared the performance stage with renowned artists such as Maya Angelou, Yo Yo Ma, and Glen Velez. He has performed for international dignitaries and presidents such as U. S. president Bill Clinton, Nelson Mandela and Queen Elizabeth II, and was recently honored as the cultural resource person for President Barack Obama's family when they visited Ghana. Woma will lead the award winning Saakumu Dance Troupe, one of the leading traditional/contemporary dance and music group in Ghana, West Africa. This is event is free and open to the public.
The meeting is open to all CEO and SIFE members and students interested in entrepreneurship.