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Executive Vice President and Provost

Elementary Literacy Conference - Literacy, Leading, and Learning: Integrating Creativity, the Arts, and the Common Core

The 46th Elementary Literacy Conference (formerly the Beginning Reading Conference) will include multiple sessions on topics in the area of literacy, arts integration and the Common Core standards. It will feature Gary Kelley, illustrator, and J. Patrick Lewis, poet and prose writer, as the keynote speakers.They have worked together to create several award winning books such as  And the Soldiers Sang and The Stolen Smile.  Many of their books will be available for purchase and they will be available to sign books throughout the day.

To fulfill professional development goals, presentations will align with the Iowa Core Curriculum and the National Common Core Standards.

Observatory Show

View the evening sky from the UNI observatory located on the roof of McCollum Science Hall. Meet near the polar bear outside of room 137 before 9 p.m. to be escorted to the roof. The event goes forward regardless of the weather.

The Strayer-Wood Theatre presents August: Osage County

When Weston family patriarch vanishes one hot summer night, his acid-tongued, pill-popping wife summons her grown daughters and their families to their Oklahoma homestead. Dinner is served, lies are told, and long-held family secrets are unflinchingly revealed. Tracy Letts’ comic tragedy exposes the emotional destruction that rips through generations if nothing stops its path. One of the most critically acclaimed plays of this century, August earned the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Tony Award for Best Play, and Drama Desk Award for Best New Play. Directed by alumna Angie Toomsen and featuring UNI faculty Richard Glockner and Cynthia Goatley.

Elementary Literacy Conference - Preconference Event

Spend an evening with illustrator and UNI graduate Gary Kelley and children's author J. Patrick Lewis as they present a gallery talk about their work together. This will be a more intimate opportunity to talk with Gary Kelley and J. Patrick Lewis about their books and view original art from the books. A new piece of art that Gary Kelley has created for the Elementary Literacy Conference will be showcased. Books will be available for purchase and both gentlemen will be available for autographs. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the author/poet and illustrator together. Refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public.

Business College Graduation Celebration

Class of 2014 College of Business Mixer and Forum. The event will start with a mixer in the Hall of Flags that alll UNIBusiness students, faculty, staff and guests are invited to attend. At 6 p.m. a forum will be held in the John Deere Auditorium  that will feature the alumni in residence for each department. Each alumus will give a short talk followed by a question and answer time.

220 East After-Work: Trio 826

The College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences presents 220east After-Work, a partnership between CHAS, Cedar Valley Chamber Music, JSA Development and Main Street Waterloo. Look forward to your Wednesday evenings by joining Cedar Valley Chamber Music for our 2014 concert series at 220east. UNI faculty and students, WCF Symphony guest soloists and special guests highlight eleven week of concerts at a unique venue. Doors open at 5 p.m.; concerts are 5:15-6 p.m. Admission is free; good will donations accepted. Complimentary wine at all concerts is provided in partnership with CU restaurant. 

Feedback: What Works Best to Help Students Improve

Students are in college to gain new knowledge, learn and enhance skills, and prepare for a productive future. What kinds of feedback are most effective in helping them do these things? Long comments on papers? Conversations? Grades? Join this panel of students for a discussion of what kinds of feedback work best for helping them improve their knowledge and skills. 

Student panel members: Anthony Spoerl, computer science; Jenna Francois, elementary education; Conner Brakeville, history & public administration; Michelle Temeyer, accounting; and Blake Findley, Spanish and psychology.


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