Executive Vice President and Provost
Students will present research papers followed by keynote speaker, Dr. William Lew. Student presentations begin at 5:30 p.m.; Carlton James Miller: “Mauricio: For an Eye and Eye” and Brittany Deal: “Romare Bearden: The Great Migration as a Black Odyssey.” The awards and juror's keynote will begin at 6 p.m. The keynote speaker is Dr. William W. Lew; the lecture is titled “Messages: An Asian American Perspective (The Art of Roger Shimomura)." Lew is former department head and professor emeritus at the University of Northern Iowa and Clemson University.
Presentation by Carl Wilkens: “I’m Not Leaving!": Stories of Hope and Healing from the One American Who Stayed Through the Rwandan GenocideSubmitted by Anonymous on Fri, 04/19/2013 - 12:00pm
As a humanitarian aid worker, Carl Wilkens moved his young family to Rwanda in the spring of 1990. When the genocide that eventually took more 800,000 lives was launched in April 1994, Carl refused to leave, even when urged to do so by close friends, his church and the United States government. Thousands of expatriates were evacuated, and the United Nations pulled out most of its troops. Carl was the only American to remain in the capitol city of Kigali. Venturing out each day into streets crackling with mortars and gunfire, he worked his way through roadblocks of angry, bloodstained soldiers and civilians armed with machetes and assault rifles in order to bring food, water and medicine to groups of orphans trapped around the city. His actions saved the lives of hundreds. For nine years now, Carl has been speaking in schools on nearly every continent about his experiences in Rwanda and how to build bridges with “the other.”
Bob Bowlsby, commissioner of the Big 12 Conference, will be the keynote speaker for the Y Factor Conference. He will speak on the importance of leadership to end gender-based violence on college and university campuses; how community leaders can take concrete action and work together to eliminate violence and abuse; and how to support fathers, brothers, teammates, classmates and friends in speaking out against men’s violence against women and girls.
This is the 45th annual Elementary Literacy and Reading Recovery Conference offering professional development.
View the evening sky from the UNI observatory located on the roof of McCollum Science Hall. Meet near the polar bear outside of room 137 before 9 p.m. to be escorted to the roof. The event goes forward regardless of the weather. Potential targets for viewing through the telescope include the Moon and Saturn.
Join the UNI-SHRM chapter at Doughy Joey's for free pizza, prizes and music. Admission is $7 at the door or $5 in advance (purchase a ticket from a SHRM member; sales started Wednesday April 10th). Visit our website https://sites.google.com/site/northerniowashrm/about-us/members/alumni and click on the members link on the left side panel to find a list of members. There will be a raffle and additional tickets will be available for purchase at the event.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor S. Daniel Galyen, the Symphonic Band will join with the UNI Singers, conducted by professor John Len Wiles, to offer a spring concert as part of the Spotlight Series. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX.
In this comedy, Shakespeare weaves together two ancient folk myths, one involving a vengeful, greedy Jewish creditor trying to exact a pound of flesh from a Christian over an unpaid debt, the other involving a marriage suitor’s choice among three chests to win the hand of his beloved. How does one harmonize the Elizabethan anti-Semitic portrayal of Shylock with the fairy-tale romance of Portia and Bassanio? And then make this experience relevant and comedic to a contemporary audience? Join us as we celebrate the final production in our exploration of politically-themed work.
See the "best of the best" performances from our beginning level performance classes. From traditional performances of literature to the unexpected pop culture fest, you will laugh, cry and beg for more.
The Study Abroad Center will provide information about study abroad opportunities for short-term and Capstone programs.