Ken Smith, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago, will present, "UIC College of Pharmacy." His talk will include an overview of careers in pharmacy and an overview of UIC College of Pharmacy paths to admission and admission requirements.
College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
Help clean up a portion of Dry Run Creek in celebration of Earth Week. Come dressed to get wet and dirty; bags and gloves will be provided.
Doug Cameron, a world leader in food and agriculture technology, will speak as part of Earth Week.
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.
Abbylynn Helgevold, philosophy and world religions, will present a lecture title "Old" Feminism, "New" Feminism and Religion. She will discuss religion's role in shaping conceptions of women's empowerment and dignity through examining the "new" feminism being developed within and supported by the Catholic Church; explore the connection between this form of feminism and ideas about masculinity and femininity; and discuss the role of women's particular reproductive capacities in shaping the ethical vision advanced by the movement.
Kelly Nelson, MS, MT (ASCP), instructor, Medical Laboratory Science Program at Mayo School of Health Sciences, will present "Medical Laboratory Science."
Opening reception: April 25 at 7 p.m. The following students are pursuing Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in their respective emphasis areas and are exhibiting new artwork to fulfill graduation requirements: Justin D. Allen (photography), Kelly Ann Cunningham (graphic design), Elise Hanson (photography), and Bradley Kennedy (graphic design). All events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Mon. through Thurs.; noon to 5 p.m., Fri. and Sat.; and by appointment.
UNI Science Education will host the 2016 UNI Science Education Update Conference for Iowa secondary science teachers. The conference will focus on how the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), recently adopted in Iowa, can be implemented in science classrooms with presentations, informal networking and exhibits, tours, breakout sessions and discussions throughout the day. Teachers will be provided with instructional resources and strategies to back to their schools. There will be information on future professional development programs, course offerings and outreach opportunities.
The Department of Physics will host the State of Iowa Physics Competition. Participating high school students qualified at regional competitions and represent the top teams from Area Education Agencies across the state. The competition is a series of five events that stress creativity, ingenuity and an understanding of physics-related ideas and is intended to stimulate interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Events include catapult, mouse trap car, toothpick bridge, soda straw arm and challenge problem.
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.