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"Dr. Seuss Wants You" and "Facing Prejudice"

The seventh annual collaboration begtween the UNI Center for Holocaust and Genocide Educaiton and the Grout Museum District is bringing two exhibits to the Grout Museum of History and Science. "Dr. Seuss Wants You," highlighting the political cartoons of Dr. Seuss that warned Americans of the growing threat of Nazi Germany, and "Facing Prejudice," which encourages viewers to examine, in a constructive, non-threatening way, the complexities of prejudice and stereotypes that reside in all of us.

Joseph Scapellato fiction reading

Joseph Scapellato will give a public reading from his book of short stories "Big Lonesome." Reinventing a great American tradition through an absurdist, discerning eye, Scapellato uses these stories to conjure worlds, themes and characters who are at once unquestionably familiar and undeniably strange. "Big Lonesome" navigates through the American West—from the Old West to the modern-day West to the Midwest, from cowboys to mythical creatures to everything in between—exploring place, myth, masculinity and what it means to be whole or to be broken.

The Sigma Tau Delta Lecture

Jeremy Schraffenberger, poet and editor of "The North American Review,"  has been selected by Omega Rho to give this year's Sigma Tau Delta Lecture. The title of the lecture is "How Poetry Will Save Your Life." The lecture is sponsored by the Omega Rho (UNI) chapter of the International English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta. All are welcome.

Tallgrass Prairie Center - Restoration & Natural Management Seminar

Mary Skopec, executive director of Iowa Lakeside Laboratory: Regents Resource Center, will lead a discussion on water quality in Iowa, "Status and Trends in Iowa's Water Quality: Our Challenges and Opportunities." Located on the shore of West Lake Okoboji in Northwest Iowa, Lakeside Lab is an Iowa Board of Regents campus dedicated to education of post-secondary students, research on aquatic systems and terrestrial landscapes, and community engagement on environmental topics.

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