ITS-Educational Technology will host a retirement reception to honor director Marilyn Drury, who has been at UNI since the fall semester of 1999. Please join us in wishing her well in retirement. A short program will begin at 4 p.m.
For more details on specific locations of area auditions or times, contact the School of Music office at (319) 273-2024.
The Registrar's Office will host a graduation fair. Students will be able to confirm their graduation status, purchase a cap and gown, apply for graduation and commencement, complete exit loan counseling, have a resume critiqued and more.
UNI Employee Well-being encourages all employees to participate in a free biometric screening. This screening is offered through Wheaton Franciscan Wellness Services. All UNI employees are eligible for one free screening per academic year. Spouses may sign up for $25 (blood profile only). Prior registration is required.
Visiting artist Jake Heggie will present a master class as part of the Meryl Norton Hearst Visiting Artist Series. Jake Heggie is the American composer of the operas Moby-Dick, Dead Man Walking, Three Decembers, To Hell and Back, and Out of Darkness: a triptych of Holocaust stories (Another Sunrise – Farewell, Auschwitz – For a Look or a Touch). He has also composed more than 250 songs, as well as chamber, choral and orchestral works. Heggie, a Guggenheim Fellow, has served as a mentor to Washington National Opera’s American Opera Initiative for young composers and librettists for the past two seasons. For more information, visit jakeheggie.com. This event is free and open to the public.
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.
The UNI School of Music will host the 2015 Iowa Composers Forum Spring New Music Festival. This festival will feature new music from Iowa composers, as well as a student musician performance featuring art songs by Hearst Series artist and composer Jake Heggie at 6 p.m., and a concert of mixed works by Iowa Composers at 8 p.m. both on Friday, March 27. For more information on the Iowa Composers Forum, visit www.iowacomposers.org . For more information on this event, contact Alan.Schmitz@uni.edu.
The Rod Library will host the second annual mini comic book convention. Activities will include panels, arts and crafts, games, trivia, artists, vendors, costume contests and more. Whether you are new to comics or an expert, you are bound to find something that interests you. More information is available on the Rod Library website or our Facebook event page. Open to the public, free of charge; all ages welcome.
TEDxUNI: Charting Destiny will launch conversations and inspire positive growth for individuals, for institutions and for our culture. Ten speakers and performers, including a Purple Heart recipient, a Mayo Clinic physician/author, community designers and entrepreneurs, educators, Ceder Valley youth and others will each contribute a unique angle on the vital TEDxUNI message: each of us has the power to overcome our challenges, shape our own destiny and improve our world. In addition, TEDxUNI will host XFest, a high-energy, experiential festival, along with concurrent campus/community viewing parties as TEDxUNI is streamed to the world live.
The Eighth Annual Graduate Symposium will showcase the research and creative work of graduate students. Included will be poster presentations, oral presentations, and creative performances which will be judged by graduate faculty.
Relay for Life is sponsored by the American Cancer Society and the UNI Colleges Against Cancer chapter. The 12-hour event will raise money for cancer research. Participants will celebrate those who have beat cancer, remember those who have lost their battle and fight back so cancer no longer exists in our world. Entertainment will include a live band, bounce houses, silent auction, photo booth, contests and speeches by those who have been affected by cancer.
The Leader in Me Symposium is a two-day conference focused on instilling leadership as a vital component in education, and unleashing the greatness of every child. We invite you to unite with innovative leaders to find your voice and forever change the face of education. Registration is required.
The Autism and Arts Education Symposium is a 2-day conference that features research, practice and showcase in the arts and autism. The purpose of the symposium is to bring together researchers, practitioners, teachers, therapists and parents who specialize in arts education for children with autism with the purpose of sharing ideas and learning more about the benefits of the arts for children with autism. UNI faculty artist Kevin Droe will coordinate this event. For more information or to register, visit www.autismandarts.org .
UNI Employee Well-being encourages all employees to participate in a free biometric sreening. This screening is offered through Wheaton Franciscan Wellness Services. All UNI employees are eligible for one free screening per academic year. Spouses may sign up for $25 (blood profile only). Prior registration required.
Explore UNI. See robots in action, marvel at the chemistry magic show and cheer on the football team. Many fun activities will be planned for you and your family at the 2015 Family Weekend.