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Special Events

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 -
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Thursday, October 15, 2015 -
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Friday, October 16, 2015 - 11:30 pm

The Book Bistro will serve free coffee and purple and gold candy kisses following Homecoming Campaniling.

Saturday, October 17, 2015 -
12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Please join us for the Homecoming student tailgate. There will be free food, koozies, silicon bracelets and lawn games. 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 (All day) to Wednesday, October 21, 2015 (All day)

The Richard O. Jacobson Center for Comprehensive Literacy and the Reading Recovery Program of Iowa will host the fourth annual Jacobson Center and Reading Recovery Literacy Academy - a place of study and training in Partnerships in Comprehensive Literacy and Reading Recovery. Specific strands will be available for: Reading Recovery teachers and teacher leaders; Comprehensive Literacy Model (CLM) coaches and classroom teachers; Comprehensive Intervention Model (CIM) coaches, CIM teachers, and interventionists; and Partnerships in Comprehensive Literacy (PCL) administrators and school leaders. Keynote speakers include Doug Fisher, professor, Educational Leadership at San Diego State University and a teacher leader at Health Sciences High & Middle College; Linda Dorn, professor, Reading Education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock; and Salli Forbes, director of the Jacobson Center and Reading Recovery Program of Iowa. A special celebration will be held to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Reading Recovery in Iowa.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 -
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 5:00 pm

The Jacobson Center for Comprehensive Literacy and Reading Recovery Program of Iowa is hosting a reception celebrating the 25th anniversary of Reading Recovery in Iowa. Since 1990, nearly 80,000 of the lowest-performing first-graders in Iowa have become readers and writers through Reading Recovery instruction.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Thesis Defense - Ryan Neuhaus - 

"A Comparison of the Effects of Burning, Haying and Mowing on Plants and Small Mammals in a Tallgrass Prairie Reconstruction."


Wednesday, October 21, 2015 -
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Student Disability Services and the Rod Library will host the first in a series of films and discussions surrounding disability as a social justice issue. The first film is Lives Worth Living, produced and directed by Eric Neudel.  According to ITVS, Lives Worth Living traces the development of the disability rights movement from its beginning following World War II, when thousands of disabled veterans returned home, through its burgeoning in the 1960s and 1970s, when it began to adopt the tactics of other social movements. Told through interviews with the movement’s pioneers, legislators, and others, Lives Worth Living explores how Americans with a wide variety of disabilities — including the blind, deaf, mentally and physically challenged — banded together to change public perception and policy. Through demonstrations and legislative battles, the disability rights community finally secured equal civil rights with the 1990 passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, one of the most transformative pieces of civil rights legislation in American history.

For more information on the Disability Justice: Past, Present, Future series follow Student Disibility Services and/or Rod Library on facebook.  

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UNI-sponsored events.  If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Ashley Brickley, Student Disability Services, at 319/273-2677 or, at least one week prior to the event.

Sponsored by Student Disability Services, Rod Library and Reaching for Higher Ground.

Friday, October 23, 2015 -
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Make your way to the second floor of McCollum Science Hall for an evening filled with exciting science demonstrations and fun activities. UNI science students will perform demonstration shows and help with hands-on activities. The event is free and open to the public; constumes are welcome. Halloween House is hosted by the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society, Physics Club and Sigma Gamma Epsilon Earth Science Honor Society.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 -
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 4:00 pm

The College of Education will host its bi-annual Teacher Education Induction Convocation. Three hundred and ninety eight students have satisfied requirements for admission to the Teacher Education Program, and are invited to participate in the formal ceremony, the official induction of
students into that field of study. Len Froyen, professor emeritus, Educational Psychology and Foundations, will deliver the convocation address.  Jim Wohlpart, provost and executive vice resident for academic affairs, will perform official duties. Parents and friends of the candidates are invited as well as faculty and administrators. A reception will follow in the GBPAC lobby.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 7:00 pm

UNI Speech and Debate and the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education are organizing a public debate on the topic, “Resolved: The United States Should Officially Recognize the Armenian Genocide."

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, often called the “first genocide of the twentieth century.”   Although the Republic of Turkey has steadfastly denied that the event in question was a genocide, there is almost unanimous agreement among historians and genocide scholars that the Armenians of the Ottoman Empire were the victims of genocide. Many countries have officially recognized the Armenian Genocide; others, including the United States, have not.  For many countries, the issue of recognizing the Armenian Genocide dramatizes the frequent conflict in foreign policy between moral and pragmatic priorities.

Two members of UNI Speech and Debate will debate each other. The debate format will offer the audience the opportunity to provide commentary and feedback during the debate that the debaters may use in their closing statements.

This event is free and open to the public.  

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 -
8:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Noehren Hall is hosting a haunted house. Get spooked and support a good cause as your admission benefits the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Admission is $5 or two nonperishable food items

Thursday, October 29, 2015 -
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

The UNI Supporters of the United States Army (UNISUSA) will host a 5KM "Zombie Run." The run is a fun course through campus where participants will encounter zombies who will chase them. Each participant will begin the race with two balloons and the zombies will attempt to pop the balloons. The goal is to make it through the entire course without getting infected (getting your balloons popped) with the best time. Proceeds from the run will assist UNISUSA in their efforts to support UNI ROTC cadets by providing them with funds to compete in events such as range challenge, the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge and other field training exercises. This run is appropriate for all ages.

Thursday, October 29, 2015 -
8:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Noehren Hall is hosting a haunted house. Get spooked and support a good cause as your admission benefits the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Admission is $5 or two nonperishable food items

Friday, October 30, 2015 - 6:00 pm

UNI Employee Well-being will host a Friends and Family Social. Faculty and staff and their friends and family are invited. This event is an open house for attendees to utilize and enjoy all that the WRC has to offer, including the leisure pool, lap pool, climbing wall, courts and gymnasiums. In addition, two bounce houses will be available for children 12 and under, and children coming in costume will earn a special treat. Healthy food options will also be available for purchase. Due to a limited space, employees must register, and passes will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 4:00 pm

The campus is invited to attend “Celebration of Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity” to recognize those who obtained external funding in FY 15. A brief program and awards ceremony begins at 4:45 p.m.

Friday, November 6, 2015 (All day) to Sunday, November 8, 2015 (All day)

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.

Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 11:00 am

Join us for a great magic show featuring science demonstrations performed by the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society. After the show enjoy ice cream made with liquid nitrogen. Shows begin at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.


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