The juror for this year's "Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition" at UNI is Jessica Teckemeyer, MFA, Assistant Professor of Sculpture & Ceramics, Clarke University, Dubuque, IA. Hosted by the UNI Gallery of Art and UNI Department of Art.
Executive Vice President and Provost
This special event recognizes a history of activism and student leadership at UNI regarding social justice and calls for the entire campus community to make a stronger, more substantive commitment to creating an inclusive educational climate. Members of the 1970 "UNI 7" who helped found the CME and nine current students of color and allies will be recognized. Everyone is welcome.
Suzanne Riehl, mathematics, will discuss "Routes to Reason: Proportional Reasoning in Middle School Students."
Gary Dop will read from his collection of poems "Father, Child, Water." Dop was awarded the Great Plains Emerging Writer Prize by the 37th Annual Great Plains Writers Conference. His poems have appeared in dozens of national and international journals. He is an English professor at Randolph College.
UNI Earth Day Celebration will feature booths for students and faculty to learn more about being sustainable and going green.
"Making Ecological Restoration More Effective: Ideas From the Midwest and Around the World" will be presented by Susan Galatowitsch, Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology at the University of Minnesota. This event is hosted by the Tallgrass Prairie Center. Open to the public.
"Effect of Predator Satiation on Seed Predation in New Roadside Prairie Plantings" will be presented by Jessica Riebkes. This event is hosted by the Tallgrass Prairie Center. Open to the public.
"How Soil Biology Affects the Health and Function of Soil" will be presented by Ryan Dermody. This event is hosted by the Tallgrass Prairie Center. Open to the public.
Takeshi Yasuda, physics, will speak on "Gravitational Waves: From Einstein's Prediction to LIGO's Observation."
Tim Bascom’s books include the novel Squatter’s Rites and the essay collection The Comfort Trap, in addition to his new memoir Running to the Fire. He is currently the director of creative writing at Waldorf College.
Open mic signup begins at 7 p.m.; open mic starts at 7:15 p.m. Participants can share five minutes of poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. The featured reader takes the stage at 8 p.m. Coffee will be served.