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Exhibits, Films and Lectures Calendar

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Jason Chen, from the department of chemistry at Iowa State University, will present "Designing and Synthesizing Novel Biorenewable Materials."

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 5:30 pm

The UNI Society for Human Resource Management will host Jerry Glazier, who will speak about leadership. The meeting is open to all students.

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Forty percent of all sports participants are female, yet women’s sports receive only 4% of all sport media coverage and female athletes are much more likely than male athletes to be portrayed in sexually provocative poses. To highlight why this matters and address these disparities, Nicole M. LaVoi, the associate director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport, will highlight this issue from a variety of perspectives and help dispel the common—but untrue—myths that no one is interested in women’s sport and that "sex sells" women’s sport. Effective strategies are also discussed for increasing media coverage and creating images which reflect the reality of women’s sports participation and why this is so important.

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 9:00 pm

View the night sky at the McCollum Science Hall Observatory. Meet by the polar bear near room 137 before the start of the show (late arrivals will not be able to attend).

Friday, October 3, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Mary Quass, President and CEO of NRG Media LLC, a broadcast company headquartered in Cedar Rapids, will give the keynote address to the 10th Annual Fast Forward Media Workshop. NRG Media consists of 45 radio stations throughout four states in the Midwest - Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Illinois; and is one of the nation's most digitally progressive radio groups.

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Marybeth Stalp, professor of sociology, will present "Of Course the Domestic Can Also Be Feminist: Complicating Femininity, Feminism, and the Domestic Arts." Faculty, staff, students and the public are welcome.

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Lee Van Orsdel, Dean of University Libraries at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, will speak on her library’s new building and its impact on student learning, faculty scholarship and enrollment.

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 3:00 pm

The Graduate College Faculty Showcase will feature presentations by regular summer fellowship and PDA recipients. Oral presentations will be from 3-4 p.m. in 115 Seerley Hall; poster presentations and refreshments will be from 4-5 p.m., in the Great Reading Room, Seerley Hall. The program, including oral presentation times and abstracts can be viewed on the Graduate College website.

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 7:00 pm

This film explores the transition to an economy based on sustainable practices. The documentary explores the advantages of a “global green economy,” both for the planet and the business sector. This segment is part of the “Ethical Markets” television series by Hazel Henderson.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Tammy Gregersen, associate professor, Languages and Literatures, presentation explores how a learner's motivation interacts with other emotional and psychological variables in ever-fluctuating, moment-by-moment ways and how teachers might capitalize on their learners' future visions of themselves. The session will start with a discussion on the dynamics of motivation and move towards classroom ideas that tap into learners' potential. At the conclusion there will be examples of Gregersen's research observations and motivational outcomes. 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Carl Thurman, Ph.D., molecular cellular physiologist, will give a lecture titled “Life Is Art: The Evolution of Architectural Design by Frank Lloyd Wright.”

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Joseph Danielson, Des Moines Area Community College, will present "'We All Ready to Fall Into Abraham's Bosom': The Unraveling of the Master-Slave Bond in Occupied North Alabama, 1862." The event is free and open to the public. 

Funded in part by the Faculty Senate, Class of 1957 Fund, and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 9:00 pm

View the night sky at the McCollum Science Hall Observatory. Meet by the polar bear near room 137 before the start of the show (late arrivals will not be able to attend).

Friday, October 10, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Dr. Bart D. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Ehrman is the founder of the Bart Ehrman Foundation, a nonprofit organization that raises money for alleviating the effects of poverty, hunger and homelessness.  Also a rather controversial author, Ehrman has published several New York Times Bestsellers, including Forged: Writing in the Name of God–Why the Bible’s Authors Are Not Who We Think They Are and God’s Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Questions. Ehrman will also be speaking at St. Luke's Episcopal Church Oct. 11, 2014 at 3 p.m.

 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Public lecture by Dr. Hui Wilcox, associate professor of sociology at St. Catherine’s University. Wilcox will discuss the spread of the multisensory social media app WeChat among Chinese immigrants and its implications for the study of transnationalism. Sponsored by the Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology Colloquium Series, the Department of Languages and Literatures, Reaching for Higher Ground and UNI Business Global Associates.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 12:30 pm

A panel of international students will explore similarities and differences in the forms and use of social media both within the students’ home countries and as international students in the United States. Sponsored by the Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology Colloquium Series, the Department of Languages and Literatures, Reaching for Higher Ground and UNI Business Global Associates.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 9:00 pm

View the night sky at the McCollum Science Hall Observatory. Meet by the polar bear near room 137 before the start of the show (late arrivals will not be able to attend).

Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Rev. Cornell Brooks is the new president of the NAACP and the former Executive Director of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice.  Brooks earned a Bachelor of Arts, with honors, in political science from Jackson State University, and a Master of Divinity from Boston University School of Theology. Later, he pursued a Juris Doctorate at Yale Law School.  Brooks has written for several newspapers on politics, ethics and faith. Brooks will also be speaking on Oct. 18, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the Isle Casino Hotel.

 

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 7:00 pm

The film "I AM" is the story of Hollywood director Tom Shadyac who experienced a life threatening head injury, and his ensuing journey to try and answer two very basic questions: What’s wrong with our world? and What can we do about it?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 8:00 pm

Eric Cline is the author of this year's common read, "Ready Player One," which is associated with the Reaching for Higher Ground theme for the academic year, Social Media. A book signing follows the keynote. Event is free and open to all UNI students, faculty, staff and the general public.

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