This showcase features talented student finalists competing for the Presser Foundation Award, the Charles and Marleta Matheson Award, the Myron and Ruth Russell Award and the People's Choice Award. This event is ticketed. $10 Adults, $9 Seniors, $8 non-UNI students. Call 319-273-4TIX.
Executive Vice President and Provost
The Emmy Award-winning "Troubled Waters: A Mississippi River Story" tells the story of the unintended yet severe consequences of farming along the Mississippi and the efforts being taken to reverse this damage. America’s heartland boasts some of the world’s most productive farmland, but this bounty has come with a price. Excess crop fertilizers are contaminating the nation’s rivers, lakes and aquifers, while at the same time precious soil is washing away.
Dr. Xinhua Shen, Center for Energy and Environmental Sustainabilty, Prairie View A&M University, Texas, will present her research on "Characterization of Air Quality in Houston Based on Observations and Model Simulations."
Taking the comedy scene by storm as runner-up and the first comedian finalist on NBC's "America's Got Talent," Tom's age-spanning and appropriate humor has won him appeal with audiences of all types and varieties.
The Rod Library is hosting a mini comic book convention. The event will include gaming competitions, trivia contests, costume contests, panel discussions, guest speakers and an artist/author alley.
This all ASL film stars Micaela Paulone of “Weeds” fame. Four deaf students descend upon a tropical rain forest resort in Costa Rica in search of an adventure during their vacation. Staying at a relative’s beachfront property, beautiful waterfalls and lush green jungles are the first signs of paradise. The students soon discover that there’s also a darker side to such beauty. What is the secret being protected? Why is it so unspeakable? Subtitled for the signing impaired.
View the evening sky from the UNI observatory located on the roof of McCollum Science Hall. Meet near the polar bear outside of room 137 before 9 p.m. to be escorted to the roof. The event goes forward regardless of the weather.
There is no band out there that does what the SFJAZZ Collective is doing... a meeting of brilliant jazz minds, all stars in their own right, in a concert that celebrates this American art form.
The Final Thursday Reading Series will host Letitia L. Moffitt, author of the new novel Sidewalk Dancing. Open mic signup is at 7 p.m. and begins at 7:15 p.m. Participants are invited to share five minutes of original poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. The featured author takes the stage at 8 p.m. followed by a short question and answer period as time allows. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Final Thursday Press; Hearst Center for the Arts; UNI College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences; and Cup of Joe.
The College of Business Administration is hosting a screening of "Changing Lanes" starring Ben Affleck and Samuel L. Jackson. Popcorn will be served. A discussion of business ethical issues portrayed in the movie will be led by Craig VanSandt, the David W. Wilson Chair in Business Ethics.