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Executive Vice President and Provost

A Celebration of the Life and Work of Jason Bradford

The Deartment of Languages and Literatures will celebrate the life and work of Jason Bradford, M.A. '12. Jason was a talented poet and a gifted scholar, who spoke at UNI last summer as part of the North American Review Bicentennial Conference. He was the author of the poetry chapbook, "The Inhabitants," and a poetry co-editor at Ecotone. He will be remembered by his teachers and friends, who will read selected works from his published and unpublished writings.

Gaming in Color

Rod Library will host "Gaming in Color", a documentary film about LGBTQ issues in the gaming industry  The film focuses on lesbian, gay, transgender and queer issues in video games, gaymer culture and events, and the rise of queer themes in gaming.

Thesis defense

Jordan Young, M.S in biology candidate, will defend her thesis "Effects of soil type and plant diversity on soil respiration and litter decomposition in a tallgrass prairie biofuel production system."

UNI/AEA 267 Regional Physics Competition

The Department of Physics will host the UNI/Area Education Agency 267 Regional Physics Competition. High school students from Cedar Falls, Denver, Dike-New Hartford, Dunkerton, East Buchanan, Fairbank, Gilbertville, Gladbrook-Reinbeck, Janesville, Jesup, La Porte City, Nashua-Plainfield, Sumner, Traer, Tripoli, Waterloo, Winthrop and other area schools are expected to participate.

The Physics Competition is a series of five competitive physics events for high school students in grades 9-12. The competition stresses creativity and ingenuity as well as understanding of physics related principles and is intended to stimulate interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Events include catapult, mousetrap car, toothpick bridge, soda straw arm and challenge problem. 

Regional winners and runners-up advance to the State of Iowa Physics Competition hosted by the Department of Physics and held on April 12, 2016 at the McLeod Center. 

UNI Teacher Education Induction Convocation

The College of Education will host its bi-annual Teacher Education Induction Convocation. Two-hundred and twenty-nine students have satisfied requirements for admission to the teacher education program, and are invited to participate in the formal ceremony, the official induction of students into that field of study.  The Hansen Family representing UNI Alumni and students will deliver the convocation address. Jim Wohlpart, provost and executive vice resident for academic affairs, will perform official duties. This will be the 51st group of candidates inducted into the Teacher Education program since formal ceremonies began in 1991. Parents and friends of the candidates are invited as well as faculty and administrators. A reception will follow in the GBPAC lobby.


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