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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Humans vs. Zombies 2015

Humans vs. Zombies 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015 (All day) to Friday, March 27, 2015 (All day)

The Rod Library will host a week long campus-wide game of tag. For details see www.library.uni.edu/humans-vs-zombies.

Location: NA

Contact Information

Name: Linda McLaury
Email: mclaury@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 273-3610

Link to Event: Humans vs Zombies 2015

Mon, 03/23/2015 (All day) to Fri, 03/27/2015 (All day)

The Rod Library will host a week long campus-wide game of tag. For details see www.library.uni.edu/humans-vs-zombies.

Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 7:00 pm to Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 5:00 pm

UNI alumna and Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at St. Ambrose University Renee Meyer Ernst juries this annual competitive exhibition, which features the finest recent works of students enrolled in classes in the UNI Department of Art. Awards Ceremony and Opening Reception: March 23 at 7:00 p.m. in KAB 111.

Location: UNI Gallery of Art

Contact Information

Name: Darrell Taylor
Email: darrell.taylor@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 273-6134

Link to Event: Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 7:00pm to Sat, 04/18/2015 - 5:00pm

UNI alumna and Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at St. Ambrose University Renee Meyer Ernst juries this annual competitive exhibition, which features the finest recent works of students enrolled in classes in the UNI Department of Art. Awards Ceremony and Opening Reception: March 23 at 7:00 p.m. in KAB 111.

Before Animals

Before Animals

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 7:00 pm to Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Artists' depiction of animals document and interrogate human-animal relationships to reflect historical, political, ethical, and epistemological dimensions of what it means to be human and animal. Co-curated by Dr. Elizabeth Sutton and gallery director Darrell Taylor. Located in Gallery A.

Location: UNI Gallery of Art

Contact Information

Name: Darrell Taylor
Email: darrell.taylor@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 273-6134

Link to Event: Before Animals

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 7:00pm to Sat, 04/18/2015 - 5:00pm

Artists' depiction of animals document and interrogate human-animal relationships to reflect historical, political, ethical, and epistemological dimensions of what it means to be human and animal. Co-curated by Dr. Elizabeth Sutton and gallery director Darrell Taylor. Located in Gallery A.

UNI/AEA 267 Regional Physics Competition

UNI/AEA 267 Regional Physics Competition

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

The University of Northern Iowa Department of Physics is hosting the UNI/Area Education Agency 267 Regional Physics Competition. High school students from Cedar Falls, Denver, Dike-New Hartford, Dunkerton, East Buchanan, Fairbank, Gilbertville, Gladbrook-Reinbeck, Janesville, Jesup, La Porte City, Nashua-Plainfield, Sumner, Traer, Tripoli, Waterloo, Winthrop and other area schools are expected to participate.

The Physics Competition is a series of five competitive physics events for high school students in grades 9-12. The competition stresses creativity and ingenuity as well as understanding of physics related principles and is intended to stimulate interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).  Events include catapult, mousetrap car, toothpick bridge, soda straw arm and challenge problem. 

Regional winners and runners-up advance to the State of Iowa Physics Competition hosted by the UNI Department of Physics and held on April 16, 2015 at the McLeod Center. 

Location: McLeod Cetner

Contact Information

Name: Lawrence Escalada
Email: Lawrence.Escalada@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 273-2431

Link to Event: UNI Physics Competition

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

The University of Northern Iowa Department of Physics is hosting the UNI/Area Education Agency 267 Regional Physics Competition. High school students from Cedar Falls, Denver, Dike-New Hartford, Dunkerton, East Buchanan, Fairbank, Gilbertville, Gladbrook-Reinbeck, Janesville, Jesup, La Porte City, Nashua-Plainfield, Sumner, Traer, Tripoli, Waterloo, Winthrop and other area schools are expected to participate.

The Physics Competition is a series of five competitive physics events for high school students in grades 9-12. The competition stresses creativity and ingenuity as well as understanding of physics related principles and is intended to stimulate interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).  Events include catapult, mousetrap car, toothpick bridge, soda straw arm and challenge problem. 

Regional winners and runners-up advance to the State of Iowa Physics Competition hosted by the UNI Department of Physics and held on April 16, 2015 at the McLeod Center. 

Employee Assistance Program Presentation

Employee Assistance Program Presentation

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

This presentation will focus on moving beyond stress management and figuring out what refuels us in personal and work life.

Location: Room 109, Center for Multicultural Education

Contact Information

Name: Therese Callaghan
Email: therese.callaghan@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 273-2422

Link to Event: NA

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:00am to 11:00am

This presentation will focus on moving beyond stress management and figuring out what refuels us in personal and work life.

CME Book Club

CME Book Club

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

"Somebody's Children: The Politics of Transracial and Transnational Adoption" by Laura Briggs   

"Somebody’s Children" examines the growth of transracial and transnational adoption in the United states since 1945 and challenges dominant understanding of these practices. Briggs suggests that the popular narrative of abandoned or orphaned children being rescued by predominantly white, middle–class Americans is problematic, representing a cultural fantasy rather than reality. 

 

Location: Center for Multicultural Education Conference Room

Contact Information

Name: Jackelin Rangel
Email: rangeljackelin@uni.edu
Phone: (210) 391-7886

Link to Event: CME Book Club

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

"Somebody's Children: The Politics of Transracial and Transnational Adoption" by Laura Briggs   

"Somebody’s Children" examines the growth of transracial and transnational adoption in the United states since 1945 and challenges dominant understanding of these practices. Briggs suggests that the popular narrative of abandoned or orphaned children being rescued by predominantly white, middle–class Americans is problematic, representing a cultural fantasy rather than reality. 

 

Q&A with Sean Lewis

Q&A with Sean Lewis

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Sean Christopher Lewis is the artistic director of Working Group Theatre and  winner of the 2013 Rick Graf Award from the Human Rights Commission. His previous monologues and plays have won the Kennedy Center’s Rosa Parks Award, the National New Play Network Smith Prize, the NEA Voices in Community Award, the Barrymore Award, the Central Ohio Critic Circle Award and more. His plays have been performed at major theaters, colleges, prisons, detention centers and living rooms in the United States, Canada, East Africa and Europe.

He can be heard as a contributor to NPR’S “This American Life,” and his work has appeared in the New York Times, Huffington Post and numerous literary journals.

Sean Lewis will perform "Dogs of Rwanda" in the Interpreters Theatre March 26 and 27.

Location: State College Room, Maucker Union

Contact Information

Name: Danielle Massey
Email: masseyd@uni.edu
Phone: (712) 301-7828

Link to Event: NA

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 4:30pm

Sean Christopher Lewis is the artistic director of Working Group Theatre and  winner of the 2013 Rick Graf Award from the Human Rights Commission. His previous monologues and plays have won the Kennedy Center’s Rosa Parks Award, the National New Play Network Smith Prize, the NEA Voices in Community Award, the Barrymore Award, the Central Ohio Critic Circle Award and more. His plays have been performed at major theaters, colleges, prisons, detention centers and living rooms in the United States, Canada, East Africa and Europe.

He can be heard as a contributor to NPR’S “This American Life,” and his work has appeared in the New York Times, Huffington Post and numerous literary journals.

Sean Lewis will perform "Dogs of Rwanda" in the Interpreters Theatre March 26 and 27.

UNI and Cedar Valley Community Read

UNI and Cedar Valley Community Read

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 6:30 pm

UNI and Cedar Valley community members are invited to a reading of Jonathon Kozol's Amazing Grace.

Location: Waterloo Public Library

Contact Information

Name: Courtney K. Clausen
Email: courtney.clausen@uni.edu
Phone: NA

Link to Event: Thursday UNI and Cedar Valley Community Read

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 6:30pm

UNI and Cedar Valley community members are invited to a reading of Jonathon Kozol's Amazing Grace.

Final Thursday Reading Series Featuring Jeremy Schraffenberger

Final Thursday Reading Series Featuring Jeremy Schraffenberger

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 7:00 pm

Jeremy Schraffenberger, Dept. of Languages & Literatures, is the author of the new poetry collection, The Waxen Poor. He has also published a book of poems titled Saint Joe’s Passion. His other work also appeared in Best Creative Nonfiction, Brevity, Mid-American Review, Natural Bridge, Poetry East and Prairie Schooner. His areas of interest are creative writing, American literature and literature and the environment.

Now in its fourteenth season, the Final Thursday Reading Series features guest regional authors and provides a forum where local writers can share their own work. Open mic signup is at 7 p.m. and begins at 7:15 p.m. Participants may share five minutes of original poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. The featured author takes the stage at 8 p.m. There will be a short question and answer period as time allows. Sponsored by Final Thursday Press, the Hearst Center for the Arts and the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences. Open to the public, free of charge.

Location: Hearst Center for the Arts

Contact Information

Name: Jim O'Loughlin
Email: jim.oloughlin@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 273-2002

Link to Event: Final Thursday Reading Series

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 7:00pm

Jeremy Schraffenberger, Dept. of Languages & Literatures, is the author of the new poetry collection, The Waxen Poor. He has also published a book of poems titled Saint Joe’s Passion. His other work also appeared in Best Creative Nonfiction, Brevity, Mid-American Review, Natural Bridge, Poetry East and Prairie Schooner. His areas of interest are creative writing, American literature and literature and the environment.

Now in its fourteenth season, the Final Thursday Reading Series features guest regional authors and provides a forum where local writers can share their own work. Open mic signup is at 7 p.m. and begins at 7:15 p.m. Participants may share five minutes of original poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. The featured author takes the stage at 8 p.m. There will be a short question and answer period as time allows. Sponsored by Final Thursday Press, the Hearst Center for the Arts and the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences. Open to the public, free of charge.

Jennifer Joy presents "Get Inspired: Four Brilliant Women Scientists from the History of Science"

Jennifer Joy presents "Get Inspired: Four Brilliant Women Scientists from the History of Science"

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 7:30 pm

Marie Curie wasn’t the only female scientist in history. This presentation explores four brilliant and important women scientists: Lise Meitner, who discovered nuclear fission; Chien-Shiung Wu, who overturned a major law in physics; Barbara McClintock, who was the Einstein of genetics; and Shirley Ann Jackson, whose public policy work in nuclear-power-plant oversight impacted the United States and the world. These amazing women show what can be accomplished when passion and intelligence meet determination to overcome all obstacles. Sponsored by the Women in Physics Club and Women’s and Gender Studies Program.  Free and open to the public.

Location: Room 115, Seerley Hall

Contact Information

Name: Catherine MacGillivray
Email: catherine.macgillivray@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 273-7102

Link to Event: NA

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 7:30pm

Marie Curie wasn’t the only female scientist in history. This presentation explores four brilliant and important women scientists: Lise Meitner, who discovered nuclear fission; Chien-Shiung Wu, who overturned a major law in physics; Barbara McClintock, who was the Einstein of genetics; and Shirley Ann Jackson, whose public policy work in nuclear-power-plant oversight impacted the United States and the world. These amazing women show what can be accomplished when passion and intelligence meet determination to overcome all obstacles. Sponsored by the Women in Physics Club and Women’s and Gender Studies Program.  Free and open to the public.

Hearst Visiting Artist Concert, featuring UNI faculty and students: Works of Jake Heggie

Hearst Visiting Artist Concert, featuring UNI faculty and students: Works of Jake Heggie

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 7:30 pm

School of Music faculty and student musicians will present a concert featuring works by visiting artist Jake Heggie. Heggie will be in residence at UNI as part of the Meryl Norton Hearst Visiting Artist Series from March 24-27. For more on Heggie, visit jakeheggie.com. This event is free and open to the public. 

Location: Great Hall, GBPAC

Contact Information

Name: Caroline Boehmer
Email: caroline.boehmer@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 273-2028

Link to Event: School of Music Events

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 7:30pm

School of Music faculty and student musicians will present a concert featuring works by visiting artist Jake Heggie. Heggie will be in residence at UNI as part of the Meryl Norton Hearst Visiting Artist Series from March 24-27. For more on Heggie, visit jakeheggie.com. This event is free and open to the public. 

Dogs of Rwanda

Dogs of Rwanda

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 7:30 pm

In 1994, David found himself in Uganda as a church missionary. When he followed the girl of his dreams into the woods to help a Rwandan child, he entered a world from which he will never fully be able to escape. Twenty years after surviving the genocide, a note from the Rwandan boy he once tried to save arrived, "You didn't tell them everything," it said. A dinner party story for all ages. 

Location: Room 040, Lang Hall

Contact Information

Name: Evan Schares
Email: eschares@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 230-0937

Link to Event: NA

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 7:30pm

In 1994, David found himself in Uganda as a church missionary. When he followed the girl of his dreams into the woods to help a Rwandan child, he entered a world from which he will never fully be able to escape. Twenty years after surviving the genocide, a note from the Rwandan boy he once tried to save arrived, "You didn't tell them everything," it said. A dinner party story for all ages. 

Observatory Show

Observatory Show

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm

View the night sky through the computer controlled telescope at the Earth and Environmental Science Observatory. This event is free and open to the public. Meet before 9 p.m. to get to the observatory (near the polar bear). No late admissions will be allowed; no food or drink and no cellphones or other electronic devices can be used during the observatory visit. This is the last show of the semester.

Location: Room 137, McCollum Science Hall

Contact Information

Name: Dr. Siobahn Morgan
Email: morgans@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 273-2389

Link to Event: Earth and Environmental Science Observatory

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 9:00pm to 10:00pm

View the night sky through the computer controlled telescope at the Earth and Environmental Science Observatory. This event is free and open to the public. Meet before 9 p.m. to get to the observatory (near the polar bear). No late admissions will be allowed; no food or drink and no cellphones or other electronic devices can be used during the observatory visit. This is the last show of the semester.

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