A one-hour visit from the famous American poet, Walt Whitman, portrayed by Bill Koch, languages and literatures. Using multi-media, Koch brings the life and times of Walt Whitman to life, reciting his poetry and describing the great social moments of his day.
Languages and Literature
It's a book release reading for "Under a Night Sky," the latest poetry collection from Paul M. Hedeen. Hedeen is the author of several works, including "When I Think About Rain" and "The Knowledge Tree." Open mic signup begins at 7 p.m. with open mic starting at 7:15 p.m. Hedeen will begin his reading at 8 p.m.
Bradford Tice will give a public reading of his work from "What the Night Numbered." He will be on campus in recognition of LGBT History Month. His book weaves together classical mythology with the events surrounding the Stonewall Riots, which is credited with having jump started the gay and lesbian civil rights movement.
Grant Tracey will launch his new mystery novel, Cheap Amusements, at the first Final Thursday Reading Series of the season. Open mic signup is at 7 p.m. and begins at 7:15 p.m. Tracey will take the stage at 8 p.m. Click here to check out the book trailer for Cheap Amusements.
Athena Kildegaard, University of Minnesota-Morris, will read from a collection of her poetry, Ventriloquy. Kildegaard is the author of several books of poetry. Her poems have appeared in journals, anthologies and on The Writer's Almanac.
UNI Faculty, staff, students and Cedar Valley community members will read Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, August Wilson's play on the legendary blues singer, blues music and race relations in 1920s Chicago. The reading is sponsored by UNI's Diversity Council. The play is the second in Wilson's American Century Cycle on the African-American experience in the 20th century. A discussion of the play, music and race relations, then and now, will follow the performance.
Faculty, staff, students and Cedar Valley community members will read Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, August Wilson's play on the legendary blues singer, blues music and race relations in 1920s Chicago. The reading is sponsored by UNI's Diversity Council. The play is the second in Wilson's American Century Cycle on the African-American experience in the 20th century. A discussion of the play, music and race relations, then and now, will follow the performance.
Anne Frank: A History for Today is an educational experience for all ages. Examine World War II and the Holocaust through the perspective of Anne Frank. Learn about the dangerous consequences of intolerance for all communities. The narration and imagery of the exhibition serve as inspiration to take action to understand intolerance. Understand how indifference, acceptance and apathy destroy individuals, families, neighbors and entire communities. Anne Frank: A History for Today was developed by the Anne Frank House and is sponsored in North America by The Anne Frank Center USA.
From March 29 through May 28, visitors can also see the exhibit "Iowa's Ties to the Holocaust," which shares accounts and artifacts of a number of individuals with ties to Iowa, including GIs present at the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps and of Holocaust survivors who started life anew in Iowa
Normal admission fees to the Grout Musuem District apply. Several events related to these exhibits have been organized. For more information, go to:
facebook.com/unichge or GMDistrict.org
Marvin D. Hoffland will present "Developing ESP Curriculum: Integration of a Course Management System (Moodle)."
This year’s ceremony will feature a presentation by Beverly Nagel Ellis of Des Moines, the daughter of Holocaust survivors, who was born in a displaced persons camp in Germany. Nagel Ellis will reflect on her family’s survival of the Holocaust and their experiences after the end of World War II. She will share photographs taken by her brother in the DP camp as well as artifacts related to her family’s experiences. The lecture is free and open to the public. Attendees at the lecture can view two exhibits, “Anne Frank: A History for Today” and “Iowa’s Ties to the Holocaust,” at no charge. The Grout Museum will be open from 5 to 9 p.m. on May 4.