Executive Vice President and Provost
The College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences presents 220east After-Work, a partnership between CHAS, Cedar Valley Chamber Music, JSA Development and Main Street Waterloo. Look forward to your Wednesday evenings by joining Cedar Valley Chamber Music for our 2014 concert series at 220east. UNI faculty and students, WCF Symphony guest soloists and special guests highlight eleven week of concerts at a unique venue. Doors open at 5 p.m.; concerts are 5:15-6 p.m. Admission is free; good will donations accepted. Complimentary wine at all concerts is provided in partnership with CU restaurant.
Jodi Eichler-Levine, visiting scholar, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and UNI faculty Stephen Gaies, Siegrun Wildner and Martha Reineke will discuss the complex ethics of teaching about Jews, Jewish history and culture, Judaism and the Holocaust. Sponsors include the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education, the College of Education, the Center for Multicultural Education, the Department of Philosophy & World Religions, Women's and Gender Studies, and the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences.
Learn about the application process to study abroad during a semester and/or short-term.
Want a change of scenery? Get UNI credits at a partner university abroad for a semester. Listen to UNI students who have studied abroad for a semester. Classes are taught in English or the host country's language. Many major options are available.
The final session in a three part series called "Assessing Service-Learning and Community Engagement Activities".
Reflection activities can help participants in service and community engagement activities can deepen and extend the learning they gained from their experiences. In addition, the use of strategies for reflection can provide faculty and programs with evidence of the impact of the experiences they have created for students and other participants. The workshop, led by Donna Vinton, Office of Academic Assessment, will provide a variety of examples and resources for making use of reflection inside and outside of classroom settings. Co-Sponsored with the Office of Academic Assessment
Interested in studying abroad? Visit the information table in Maucker Union for more information regarding semester, short- term and Capstone programs.
"Wild Things and Chosen Children: How the Holocaust, Slavery and Lynching Haunt Children’s Literature" will be presented by Jodi Eichler-Levine, visiting scholar from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh. Her lecture considers how modern authors, including Maurice Sendak, Julius Lester, Jane Yolen and Virginia Hamilton have shaped our understanding of violence and oppression, as well as the broader themes of how we remember trauma, how suffering is expressed in American identity and the implications of such narratives for education and public life. Sponsors include the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education, the College of Education, the Center for Multicultural Education, the Department of Philosophy and World Religions, Women's and Gender Studies, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences.
The sixth installment of the UNI Diplomat Series will feature Rev. Shoken Winecoff speaking on "Diplomacy and Religion.” Winecoff is the founder and abbot of Ryumonji Zen Monastery. He is a Dharma heir of the late Dainin Katagiri Roshi, founder of the Minnesota Zen Meditation Center in Minneapolis and practiced with Katagiri Roshi from 1976 until Katagiri Roshi’s death in 1990. Shoken Roshi also received formal training in Japan from 1989 to 1992. Since that time he has devoted himself to establishing a Soto Zen monastery in the Midwest. Ryumonji Zen Monastery was founded in the year 2000 when land was donated in northeast Iowa. Since then four monastery buildings have been constructed in the ancient tradition of Zen monasteries. Ryumonji conducts zazen meditation sittings which are open to the public and monthly weekend retreats (sesshins) for lay practitioners. It is also a training monastery for Zen priests in the Midwest. Faculty, staff, students and the community are welcome.
Join us in watching "The Clean Bin Project," the story about a couple competing against each other in an effort to live waste free for a year. Learn through their adventure how to recycle, buy locally and examine purchasing habits in order to eliminate waste. After the film viewers will be offered the opportunity to take up the challenge to live waste free for one month. Join the challenge, get tips and ideas on how to do it with the support of the other challenge members. Light dinner provided.
The Study Abroad Center will present information about on- and off-campus scholarship opportunities.