Byron Hurt, award-winning documentary filmmaker, will screen and discuss his film “Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes.” Hurt’s visit is a project of the Provost’s Diversity Initiative, co-sponsored by a coalition of UNI colleges, departments and programs.
Executive Vice President and Provost
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 Study Abroad Center will present information about on- and off-campus scholarship opportunities.
Katherine van Wormer, 2012-2013 Distinguished Scholar and professor, Department of Social Work, will present “The Maid Narratives: A Presentation for Black History Month." A co-author shares her experiences in researching and writing a book that is constructed around stories of women of the Great Migration, most from Waterloo, Iowa, who worked as domestic servants in Mississippi. The purpose in writing the book was to uncover little-known facts about mistress-maid relationships in the Jim Crow South. The stories were amazing but the challenges many in bringing this history to light.
Regular meeting of the UNI Faculty Senate; open to all.
Men of all backgrounds have always been a part of V-Day, a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. Panelists Harry Brod, sociology, anthropology and criminology; Michael Fleming, school of applied human sciences; Alan Heisterkamp, Center for Violence Prevention; and Mark Rowe-Barth, wellness and recreation services, explore the issues of violence against women and girls from a male perspective, addressing the root causes of the violence and the ways men can be active participants in ending it. Man-identified participants only. No registration is required.
Many ancient Israelites, as recorded in the Bible, believed that since sin causes suffering, someone who is suffering must have sinned. John Burnight, philosophy and world religion, will argue that the first five chapters of the Book of Job critique this dominant Israelite theology of the time, one based on the ideas that sin and suffering are invariably linked, and that the elite of a society enjoy their status because they are more righteous than those who are “lowly” and afflicted.
A Poetry Slam is a competition in which poets perform their original work. Similar to basketball's March Madness, poets read off against one another with the winner proceeding to the next round. The winner of this slam will receive a $50 gift card. The top three finishers get gift cards and all eight poets will receive a selection of poetry books donated by Final Thursday Press. All UNI students are eligible to read/perform.
Enjoy viewing the night sky from the warmth and comfort of the Earth Science Department's Planetarium. Learn about the objects visible in the night sky and upcoming sky events. Shows start at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. and last about 30 minutes.
Performance Artist Ron Athey's lecture is titled "Pleading in the Blood." Sponsored by the UNI Gallery of Art and Department of Art.