Opening Reception: Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. The following students are pursuing Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in their respective emphasis areas and are exhibiting new artwork to fulfill graduation requirements, printmaker and performance artist Bubble Gum (Mariah) Coffey and painter Spencer B. Jensen. All events are free and open to the public.
College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
Adam Hoffman, University of Dubuque, will present "The Devil is in the Details: Internal Loading in Wisconsin's Devil's Lake."
Michael Graziano, philosophy and world religions, will present "Spying on the Pope: The Religious Roots of the CIA." What does religion have to do with spycraft? During World War II, American spies focused on religious ideas and institutions, and the results helped shape the nature of the CIA that was created after the war, providing lessons for how the U.S. government thinks about religion and national security today.
Join us for a night of excellent performances. Tickets are $10 for the public and $7 for students. Donations will be accepted, but tickets will not be sold at the door. Tickets can be purchased from a member of the UNI Forensics Club or via https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uni-speech-fall-showcase-tickets-28617014260. Some performances may include adult themes and language.
Proving that everything new can be old again, pianist Scott Bradlee has become a viral pop sensation after creating a series of clips for YouTube that finds him and his ad hoc group Postmodern Jukebox reworking 21st century pop hits in a variety of vintage styles -- transforming Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" into a '50s-style doo wop number, giving Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" a '20s jazz accent, crossing Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" with Irish folk music, and showing how Ke$ha's "Die Young" would work as a classic country tune.
*UNI Students may use their free student ticket for this show. Free student tickets will not be available until January 9, 2017 at 8:30 am.
The handmade-ukulele-wielding comedic artist best known for portraying Ron Swanson on NBC's Parks and Recreation comes to the Cedar Valley to perform his smash hit live show, Full Bush on the Gallagher Bluedorn stage. Full Bush features a veritable smorgasbord of cautionary tales, tunes, and tips for prosperity.
From lessons in manliness, to high-spirited sing alongs, to the occasional bout with nudity, Offerman's stage performances are inspirational experiences for those luck enough to attend.
*This show is not eligible to use the free UNI student ticket.
This month's featured reader is Taylor Brorby, co-editor of "Fracture: Essays, Poems, and Stories on Fracking in America." Open mic sign up begins st 7 p.m. Taylor Brorby will take the state at 8 p.m. followed by a short Q&A session.
Wendy Hoofnagle, languages and literatures, will read from her book "The Continuity and the Conquest: Charlemagne and Anglo-Norman Imperialism." Hoofnagle explores the Carolingian aspects of Norman influence in England after the Norman Conquest, arguing that the Normans’ literature of kingship envisioned government as a form of imperial rule modeled in many ways on the glories of Charlemagne and his reign.
Joanna Woodall from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, will present "When Are Portraits Works of Art?", followed by a viewing of the 16th century portrait of the Spanish Nobleman in the UNI Permanent Collection.
Do you like to play cribbage? Are you on campus at noon on Thursdays? Play at Rod Library, at the tables near the library coffee shop. Bring a board and cards if you have them and play a game or two, no partner needed. Open to students, faculty, staff and the community.