Crime…Passion…Stamp Collecting? The stakes are high when two half-sisters, mourning the recent passing of their mother, inherit a book of rare stamps that may include the "crown jewel" of the stamp-collecting world. The battle for possession takes a dangerous turn when three rival collectors enter the sisters' world, and they are plunged into a seedy, cloak-and-dagger underworld. Mauritius by Pulitzer Prize nominee and creator of the hit TV series Smash, Theresa Rebeck, is a suspenseful comedy-drama where everyone involved seems willing to bully, connive, cheat, and, if all else fails, conduct a legitimate business transaction, to gain control of the rarest of prizes. Adult language. Directed by Steve Taft.
Executive Vice President and Provost
The College of Education will host Donna Ford, professor of education and human development at Vanderbilt University, for the Leaders in Education Lecture Series. Ford's lecture will focus on engaging and empowering students of high potential from diverse backgrounds. This event is free and open to the public, with a dessert reception to follow the lecture.
The Final Thursday Reading Series will host Vince Gotera, author of the poetry collections Fighting Kite and Ghost Wars. Open mic signup is at 7 p.m. and begins at 7:15 p.m. Participants are invited to share five minutes of original poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. The featured author takes the stage at 8 p.m. followed by a question and answer period as time allows. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Final Thursday Press; Hearst Center for the Arts; UNI College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences; and Cup of Joe.
Enjoy viewing the night sky from the warmth and comfort of the Earth Science Department's Planetarium. Learn about the objects visible in the night sky and upcoming sky events. Shows start at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. and last about 30 minutes.
Artist Mike Calway-Fagen’s lecture is titled “A Search-Based Practice.” Sponsored by the UNI Gallery of Art and Department of Art.
Angela Hall, admission coordinator at Des Moines University, will present, "What You Need to Know to Land an Amazing Healthcare Career."
Want a change of scenery? Want to fulfill your Capstone? Get UNI credit at a partner university abroad for spring, summer or winter break. UNI students who have studied abroad will share information. Many major options are available.
Learn about the application process to study abroad during a semester and/or short-term.
Free presentation of the award winning documentary "Switch - Discover the Future of Energy." This film is about the changing energy landscape. Coal, oil, gas and alternative energies are discussed on several different levels, including environmental and economic ramifications. This event is sponsored by the UNI Climate Movement, Sigma Gamma Epsilon (Earth Science Honor Society) and the Department of Earth Science.
The Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will offer a performance featuring guest artist and conductor Manfredo Schmiedt. Schmiedt is currently the Chief Conductor and Music Director of the Symphony Orchestra of UCS – University of Caxias do Sul in Brazil, and conductor of the OSPA Symphony Choir. He received his masters in conducting from the University of Georgia (USA) and a graduate degree from Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX.