Executive Vice President and Provost
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.
Major Neill Franklin, executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, will discuss the war on drugs. A reaction panel of university and community experts will follow the lecture. The War on Drugs was initiated in the 1970s in response to a perceived national problem of increased drug usage, particularly among the young. Since then, drug enforcement efforts have cost billions of dollars in federal, state and local funds. In addition, the rapid increase in the number of individuals convicted for drug offenses and the length of their incarceration is primarily responsible for the fact that the United States has one of the highest per capita incarceration rates of all the nations of the world. This event is free and open to the public. Sponsors are the UNI Public Policy Program, UNI Public Policy Club, Northern Iowa Student Government and the Citizens for Undoing Racism Task Force on the War on Drugs.
This panel will address the myriad of immigrant women's experiences in Iowa's workforce, including a variety of topics such as obstacles and successes in gaining employment, negotiating legal status, job specifics, family life and everyday workforce interactions. Audiences will learn from and contribute to the panelists' collective knowledge via conversation and discussion.
The Department of Communication Studies will host the 34th annual Iowa High School Speech Association. At least 400 students from nearly 200 schools will showcase their talents. Events include original oratory, prose, after dinner speaking, radio news, acting, and storytelling.
This film is presented in conjunction with the exhibit RACE: Are We So Different? on display at the University Museum February 6 through June 9. Run time 30 minutes.
The UNI School of Music will present a Flute Festival featuring guest artists William Bennett and Denis Bouriakov. For more information, contact Angeleita.Floyd@uni.edu
The UNI Suzuki School will present their bi-annual recital weekend. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/music/suzuki . This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist Susan Rider will present a trumpet recital, featuring School of Music faculty artists Randy Grabowski, trumpet, and Polina Khatsko, piano. Rider is a trumpet instructor and is a member of "The President's Own" Marine Band. She attended the University of Northern Iowa and Indiana University. She has been an instructor at Indiana University, Purdue University, and Ector County Independent Schools. She is the co-editor for the International Women's Brass Conference Newsletter and has performed with numerous groups including the New World Symphany, Robert Guilliaume, and The Moody Blues. This event is free and open to the public.
The vision of Celebrating Colors: Women - Past, Present and Future is to highlight women’s accomplishments. The celebration will showcase women who have gone before us, to honor women who are setting and accomplishing goals in the present and to encourage young women for the future. There are three phases to the evening. Past: selected students will present on women of the past, their challenges and achievements. Present: selected women from the campus and the community will be honored for their accomplishments, discuss their struggles and offer advice for the future. Future: selected student groups will give their vision and/or mission statements, talk about some of their struggles and/or challenges on campus and in the community, and preview upcoming events.
Visit the UNI Observatory to learn about the objects in the night sky and view the planets through the Earth Science telescope. Free and open to the public. Meet near the polar bear outside of 137 McCollum Science Hall before 9 p.m. Late arrivals will not be admitted.