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Executive Vice President and Provost

Wiley and the Hairy Man

Sturgis Youth Theatre presents Wiley and the Hairy Man, July 16 through 19, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre.  Directed by Gretta Berghammer, this southern folktale tells the story of a young boy who must confront his fears to outsmart the scary, hairy man of the swamp.  Featuring a cast of 36 young people from the Cedar Valley, Wiley and the Hairy Man is the SYT's 16th annual summer fun production.  Tickets are $5.00 and may be purchased by calling the Sturgis Youth Theatre at 319-239-1450.

ADA 25th Anniversary Celebration Walk

Join UNI Student Disability Services and Exceptional Persons, Inc. in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Fill out a poster to tell everyone why you are celebrating, then keynote speaker, Provost Jim Wohlpart will kick off a 1-mile walk around campus.

According to, just over 12% of people in the United States reported having a disability in the year 2012.  The Americans with Disabilities Act helps ensure that Americans with disabilities are not discriminated against because of their disability.  Let’s celebrate how far we’ve come in 25 years and raise awareness to help continue the trend in the next 25 years!

Please contact Katie Schug or Ashley Brickley with any questions (319-273-2677 or

The Poor of 1984: The Roots of George Orwell’s Final Novel

Most American readers know George Orwell as the author of 1984 and Animal Farm, and as such consider him a staunch critic of communism and prophet of the surveillance state. But Orwell spent much of his writing career focused on exploring the cause and nature of poverty, and remained a committed socialist until his death. This lecture will put 1984 within the full context of Orwell’s career, and especially his lifelong criticism of big business and laissez-faire capitalism. The general public is invited; no pre-registration is required. 

2015 Conference on Ethics in Higher Education

The 2015 Ethics Conference topic is "Ethics in Practice: Building a Classroom and Campus Culture for Academic Integrity." The conference aims to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, research and best practice in facilitating and supporting integrity within the classroom, schools and college campuses. Oral, panel and poster presentations will be offered from faculty and staff at UNI and other colleges and universities in Iowa that focus on ethics and integrity by students, faculty and administrators in all aspects of their scholarly work. Keynote speaker will be James M. Lang, author of "Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty." Faculty, staff and students from across Iowa are welcome to register. Advance registration is required.  

2015 Summer Institute on Inclusion and Communication

The institute will educate, motivate, inform and transform. Speakers include: Paula Kluth, Darlene Hanson, Harvey Lavoy, Pascal Cheng Tracy Thresher and more. Kluth is a nationally recognized expert on autism and inclusive education. Her publications include: "You're Going to Love This Kid," "Don't We Already Do Inclusion" and many more. The institute is for individuals on the autism spectrum and with other developmental and communication disabilities; friends, allies, families; educators, therapists and support providers. College students and university faculty are welcome.

"Before Animals"

Artists' depiction of animals document and interrogate human-animal relationships to reflect historical, political, ethical, and epistemological dimensions of what it means to be human and animal. A UNI Permanent Art Collection exhibition co-curated by Dr. Elizabeth Sutton and gallery director Darrell Taylor.

"DRAWN TOGETHER: Dialog Human 2015 by Priscilla Steele and Thomas C. Jackson"

Artists Steele and Jackson will present a gallery talk at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 28, which will be followed by an opening reception in the KAB South lobby. All events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday; noon to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and by appointment. Please note that the Gallery will be closed January 19 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. For more information, visit or call 319-273-3095.


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