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College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences

"Old" Feminism, "New" Feminism and Religion

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.

B.F.A. Group Exhibition

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.

2016 UNI Science Education Update Conference

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.   


State of Iowa Physics Competition

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. 

Staged reading of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

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. 


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