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Special Events

Friday, March 27, 2015 (All day) to Saturday, March 28, 2015 (All day)

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

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

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.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

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.

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 4:00 pm

The College of Education will host its bi-annual Teacher Education Induction Convocation. Two hundred and six students have satisfied requirements for admission into the Teacher Education program and are invited to participate in the formal ceremony, the official induction of students into that field of study. Deb Tidwell, curriculum  and instruction, will deliver the convocation address. This will be the 49th group of candidates inducted into the Teacher Education program since formal ceremonies began in 1991. Parents and friends of the candidates are invited along with UNI faculty and administrators. A reception will follow in the GBPAC lobby.

Friday, April 10, 2015 - 6:00 pm to Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 6:00 am

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.

Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 9:00 am

Energy production affects everyone and ethical issues arise throughout the process, from source to production to consumption.

A panel of experts will provide a comprehensive picture of energy production in Iowa and discuss economic effects, environmental impacts, legal aspects, agricultural viewpoints and employment prospects related to the topic.

Specifically, they will address:

  • Concerns about how Iowa and the U.S. will meet future energy needs.
  • The proposed Dakota Access oil pipeline and Rock Island Clean Line projects.
  • The approval process for proposed energy production projects.
  • How to get your voice heard in the discussion.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 7:00 am to Friday, April 24, 2015 - 4:00 pm

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.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

UNI Earth Day Celebration 2015 will have educational booths, free bike tune-ups and more.

Friday, April 24, 2015 (All day)
Friday, April 24, 2015 (All day) to Saturday, April 25, 2015 (All day)

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

Thursday, April 30, 2015 (All day)
Friday, May 1, 2015 (All day)
Friday, May 15, 2015 - 7:00 am to 9:30 am

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.

Friday, June 5, 2015 (All day)
Monday, June 8, 2015 (All day) to Tuesday, June 9, 2015 (All day)
Thursday, June 11, 2015 (All day) to Friday, June 12, 2015 (All day)
Monday, June 15, 2015 (All day) to Tuesday, June 16, 2015 (All day)
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 (All day)
Thursday, June 18, 2015 (All day) to Friday, June 19, 2015 (All day)

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