Executive Vice President and Provost
The New Horizons Band will offer its winter concert. Under the direction of Diana Blake, the New Horizons Band features musicians 55 and older who travel from all over Iowa. This event is free and open to the public.
Gary Kelley, local artist, will discuss And the Soldiers Sang, a children’s book about the 1914 World War I Christmas truce during which British and German soldiers ceased fighting and celebrated the holiday together. Written by J. Patrick Lewis with Gary Kelley as illustrator.
The International Student Association, African Student Union, Hispanic/Latino Student Union, Black Student Union, Saudi Club and the Black Male Leadership Union are collaborating to host the 2nd Annual Multicultural Night. Experience culture from around the world and learn about a country you might want to visit. All are welcome. Music will be presented by DJ Isa.
Discover the programs through the eyes of past participants on study abroad.
Amy Stewart, best-sellling author of Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities, will be visiting Rod Library, the Cedar Falls Public Library and the Waterloo Public Library through Skype.
Kevin O'Connor, chemistry graduate student, will present his thesis "Development of a Harmonic Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer"
The artwork of six BFA students will be presented, each conveying unique styles and techniques. Exhibitors include the following: Jessica Calhoun (emphasis, painting); Laura M. Forgie (emphasis, sculpture); Alex M. Peterson (emphasis, drawing); and Amanda Golwitzer, Chance Rory Greaves and Sarah Rodgers (emphasis, printmaking).
UNI graduate J. Harley McIlrath will read from his book of short fiction Possum Trot. McIlrath is the founder and proprietor of the Cedar Falls bookstore Bought again Books. Possum Trot has been described as "wickedly funny" by author Ralph Savarese, and as "Americana as the National Resonator guitars the title story is based on" by blues musician Joe Price. This event is free and open to the public; the room is accessible.
Study Abroad will present information about summer study abroad programs.
Molly Schlumbohm, a graduate student at the Tallgrass Prairie Center, will present "Maximizing Biomass Production of Prairie Vegetation as an Alternative Energy Source." Schlumbohm studied four treatments to determine the best mixture of prairie vegetation to maximize the production of biomass on marginal farmland. This biomass can be used as an alternative energy source to coal. Refreshments will be provided.