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Executive Vice President and Provost

Final Thursday Reading Series: Susan Aizenberg

Susan Aizenberg’s newest collection of poems is Quiet City ( BkMk Press). Aizenberg is the author of two previous collections, Muse (Crab Orchard Poetry Series/SIUP) and Peru (Take Three/2: AGNI New Poets Series/Graywolf) and co-editor, with Erin Belieu, of The Extraordinary Tide: New Poetry by American Women (Columbia UP). She currently teaches at Creighton University. All events start with open mic signup at 7 p.m.; open mic begins at 7:15 p.m. Share your best five minutes of poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. The featured reader takes the stage at 8 p.m. Coffee is provided. Books by regional writers are available for purchase. FTRS is a collaboration of Final Thursday Press; the College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences; and the Hearst Center for the Arts.

Final Thursday Reading Series: Pierre-Damien Mvuyekure

The 15th season of FTRS opens with featured reader, Pierre-Damien Mvuyekure, author of the poetry collection, Lamentations on the Rwandan Genocide, 2nd Edition. His published works include World Eras Volume 10: West African Kingdoms, 500-1590 and The “Dark Heathenism” of the American Novelist Ishmael Reed: African Voodoo as American Literary HooDoo. The Final Thursday Reading Series begins at 7 p.m. with open mic signup. The open mic begins at 7:15 p.m. Come to listen or share your best five minutes of poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. Pierre-Damien Mvuyekure will take the stage at 8 p.m. There will be a brief Q&A as time permits. Copies of work by regional authors will also be available for sale. Final Thursday Reading Series is a collaboration of Final Thursday Press; the Hearst Center for the Arts; and the UNI College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences. 

Observatory Show

View the night sky through the computer controlled telescope at the Earth and Environmental Science Observatory. This event is free and open to the public. Meet before 9 p.m. to get to the observatory (near the polar bear). No late admissions will be allowed; no food or drink and no cellphones or other electronic devices can be used during the observatory visit.

Sarah Krepp and Garry Noland Art Exhibitions

BLOW-OUT II is an exhibition of sculptural forms and mixed media paintings by Chicago-based artist Sarah Krepp. Unorganized Territory is accumulated, stacked, layered, and collaged forms by Kansas City-based artist Garry Noland. Noland’s presentation is supported in part by Arts KC, the Kansas City Regional Arts Council. The artists will present a Gallery Talk at 7 p.m. on Mon., Sept. 28, in the Gallery. An opening reception will follow.

UNI Prelaw Club Meeting

UNI Prelaw is a new organization that unifies the UNI Business Prelaw Club and the Daniel Webster Law Society. At this initial meeting we will elect officers and make plans for the year. Scott Peters, associate professor of political science and prelaw advisor, will discuss preparing for and applying to law school, as well as other areas of concern for prelaw students. All students with an interest in law school are welcome, regardless of major. Freshmen and sophomores are especially encouraged to attend.


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