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Executive Vice President and Provost

Midwest Piano Competition: Senior Category Finals Concert

Join us for the senior category finals concert, the exciting final event at the Midwest International Piano Competition. Three senior category finalists will compete for the $10,000 top prize, a recording with Blue Griffin label, an artist management contract with Heartland Concert Artists and the opportunity to perform with the wcfsymphony. The finals competition will begin at 5 p.m. and will continue with a staged reception featuring appetizers, heavy hors d'oeuvres, desserts, drinks and celebrating. The evening will conclude with the awards presentation. Tickets are available by calling (319) 273-4849 or visiting uni.edu/tickets and selecting "Buy Tickets" under the School of Music heading. 

Midwest International Piano Competition

The School of Music will host the Midwest International Piano Competition. Join us for the inaugural celebration of this new, biennial, global piano competition. The event is open to outstanding youth and professional performing pianists and audience enthusiasts.

The finals concert for the junior category will begin at 2 p.m. Friday, June 6. The finals concert and receptions for the senior category will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 7. Tickets for both finals concerts are available by calling 319-273-4TIX or visiting www.uni.edu/tickets and selecting "Buy Tickets" under the School of Music heading. 

Thesis Defense

Rebecca Singer will defend her history M.A. thesis, "'Democracy Put in Action':  Experiences of African Americans in the Women's Army Corps at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, 1942-1945." 

Summer Lovin' Date Auction

Pi Sigma Epsilon will host Summer Loving Date Auction. Attendees will have the opportunity to "bid" on male and female students from various student organizations on campus. Each person being "auctioned" comes with a pre-planned date. Admission is $3; proceeds will benefit the respective student organization. 

Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture Series: "Identifying Attributes That Really Matter"

K N Rajendran, department of marketing, will present "Indentifying Attributes That Really Matter." Businesses are greatly interested in identifying product attributes that really matter to customers. In the present exploratory study, we are applying the Kano method (a survey technique primarily used in quality management) to evaluate the nature of various attributes of an institution of higher learning, in the context of college choice. Of particular interest to us are attributes that have a significant impact on customer satisfaction.

Bring your lunch; cookies will be provided.

Reaching for Higher Ground Keynote: Tracie McMillan

Tracie McMillan, author of The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table, went undercover in three jobs that feed America, living and eating off her wages in each. Reporting from California fields, a Walmart produce aisle outside of Detroit and the kitchen of a New York City Applebee's, McMillan examines the reality of our country's food industry.  

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