Executive Vice President and Provost
by Caryl Churchill
Directed by Cynthia Goatley
Caryl Churchill’s Mad Forest places ordinary people into the churning realities of acting and defining revolution. With a wedding being planned, two families must navigate what should be a joyous occasion of union against the onslaught of threats, hearsay and chaos, that eventually topple a megalomaniacal regime. With similar events in Egypt not too distant, Churchill’s play, set in Romania during December 1989, presents a theatrical perspective on “revolution” that will speak to us all – as individuals, members of family and community, and citizens of the world. For more information, visit the Strayer-Wood Theatre web site.
"The Solar Army" will be presented by Harry Gray.
Study Abroad will present information about summer study abroad programs.
Occupy CEEE for a couple of hours will involve 30-minute sessions and discussions on the following topics:
Food democracy: You know your doctor, your know your dentist, do you know your farmer? (Kamyar Enshayan, CEEE)
"Job-killing regulations?": Understanding laws & regulations that protect life on Earth (Laura Jackson, biology dept.)
Energize Cedar Valley: Service learning opportunities in energy conservation and efficiency (Ashley Wolter, CEEE)
Other topics related to CEEE's work will be offered depending on interests expressed.
Dr. Bill Koch presents his one-man show, Walt Whitman Live!! in Lang Hall Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. The 60-minute show presents Whitman speaking on the poet's major themes, observations of American culture, views on Abraham Lincoln and experience with the Civil War. Sponsored by the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences. Free and open to the public.
UNI's Real Estate and Finance organization, Rho Epsilon, and the Financial Management Association will host Midwest One State Bank. Learn about the company and opportunities available for internships and full-time employment. All majors are welcome. Contact Charlie Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
John Deere will be on campus to discuss transferable values and general John Deere information, as well as internship and part-time job opportunities. This event is directed toward students in the College of Humanities, Arts,and Sciences, but the event is open to all. The schedule is as follows.
4:30-4:45 Meet & Greet
4:45-5:00 Opening Speaker
5:00-6:00 Transferable Values, Info on John Deere and Q&A
6:00-6:25 John Deere Opportunities (internships and part-time student program)
Dr. Youwen Xu, Minnesota State University, will present "High Temperature of Superconductors: From Copper-oxides to iron-pnictides"
Scholarship information about study abroad programs will be presented.
Documentary filmmaker and Academy Award nominee Alice Elliott will host a screening of Body and Soul: Diana and Kathy, followed by a Q&A session; light refreshments will be served. Elliott is the inaugural visiting filmmaker in the William and Stephanie Clohesy Documentary Film Series. The goal of the series is to bring America's most distinguished documentary filmmakers to UNI. The series is sponsored by the Department of Communication Studies, and directed by David O’Shields, filmmaker-in-residence and adjunct instructor.
Body & Soul: Diana & Kathy is a true story about two life-long friends who have made their home in Springfield, Illinois. Diana drives, cooks, shops, and has been Kathy's personal assistant and friend for the past 35 years. Remarkably, Diana has Down Syndrome, a genetic condition that gives her one extra chromosome and a lower IQ. Kathy on the other hand is 61, has a degree in English, but is non-verbal, and has had cerebral palsy since her birth. As part of their ongoing activist efforts to demystify disability, Diana and Kathy invited Alice into their home over a period of five years to create their film, Body & Soul: Diana & Kathy. The documentary was screened in a number of film festivals and was shown on PBS in 2009.