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Executive Vice President and Provost

Just another Day in Paradise

UNI Interpreters Theatre presents “Just another Day in Paradise” which focuses on Gypsy and Zig-Zag, two high school students who turn to violence as an answer to their grievances they have against some of their peers, parents, and authority figures. The play takes place in their English classroom, as they confront some of those they feel have wronged them. Gypsy and Zig-Zag take their hostages as they seek their own brand of justice and revenge. This production contains mature language, themes, and situations. It is recommended for mature audiences only. The script was written thanks in part to a 2014 Summer Fellowship awarded to Dr. Siddens by the UNI Graduate College. 

Just another Day in Paradise

UNI Interpreters Theatre presents “Just another Day in Paradise” which focuses on Gypsy and Zig-Zag, two high school students who turn to violence as an answer to their grievances they have against some of their peers, parents, and authority figures. The play takes place in their English classroom, as they confront some of those they feel have wronged them. Gypsy and Zig-Zag take their hostages as they seek their own brand of justice and revenge. This production contains mature language, themes, and situations. It is recommended for mature audiences only.

Just another Day in Paradise

UNI Interpreters Theatre presents “Just another Day in Paradise” which focuses on Gypsy and Zig-Zag, two high school students who turn to violence as an answer to their grievances they have against some of their peers, parents, and authority figures. The play takes place in their English classroom, as they confront some of those they feel have wronged them. Gypsy and Zig-Zag take their hostages as they seek their own brand of justice and revenge. This production contains mature language, themes, and situations. It is recommended for mature audiences only.

Guest Lecture: Google Glass and Democracy: Sensation and Sociability after Wearable Computing

Damien Pfister, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and author of Networked Media, Networked Rhetorics: Attention and Deliberation in the Early Blogosphere, will present a lecture on Google Glass. Google Glass is an augmented reality technology that allows wearers to seamlessly access internetworked media through displays built into the lenses. This kind of "wearable computer," like activity trackers, miniature cameras and smart wristwatches, is on the cusp of ubiquity in intensively networked societies. However, public discussion about the cultural implications of these new technologies is lagging behind their development and diffusion. In the context of Glass, Pfister will pursue one of the most substantive critiques of communication in a networked society: that digital media technologies enable citizens to customize their environments, thus creating "echo chambers" or "filter bubbles" that may curtail the very possibilities for social justice.

Jeff Rice: "Craft Terroir"

A craft terroir, following the logic of craft culture in general, might include a network of relationships and ideas that shape an understanding or sensibility of place as well as what comes from a specific place. Jeff Rice will discuss a specific type of craft terroir, that of craft beer, and in particular, how a craft terroir of beer works from the logic of networks. Digital networks. Emotional networks. Personal networks. Networks of taste. Beginning with Russian River's famed Pliny the Elder Double IPA, he explores how all of these items contribute to a craft terroir ordering and classification of place.

Final Thursday Series: Grant Tracey

Grant Tracey is the author of several collections of fiction including Lovers & Strangers and Playing Mac: A Novella in Two Acts. A longtime fiction editor of the North American Review, Tracey has also written and directed the play According to Chelsea. Open mic signup is at 7p.m. Share your best five minutes of original poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. The featured author takes the stage at 8 p.m.

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