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Executive Vice President and Provost

"Women as Makers"

A UNI Permanent Art Collection Exhibition co-curated by Dr. Elizabeth Sutton and Gallery Director Darrell Taylor. This presentation seeks to make visible some of the objects in the UNI Permanent Art Collection made by women artists and elevate contributions of women as makers. Free and open to the public. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday; noon to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and by appointment.

"Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition"

A presentation of the UNI Gallery of Art and the UNI Department of Art, this competitive exhibition showcases outstanding works of art by students in the UNI Department of Art. The juror for this year's competition is Jamál Currie, Associate Professor of Fine Arts, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, WI. Currie will give a lecture at 6 p.m., Wed., March 7, in KAB 111.The awards ceremony for the exhibition will take place at 7 p.m., Mon., March 19, in KAB 111. An opening reception will follow. All events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday; noon to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and by appointment.

TPC Restoration and Natural Management Seminar

"Developing Wetland Mitigation Credits Through Restoration of Exceptional Natural Resources." Amy Husveth, CCES Restoration Ecologist and UNI graduate, and Jason Husveth, principal ecologist, will discuss how their firm has been using the Exceptional Natural Resource Value provisions of the Wetland Conservation Act to develop wetland mitigation banking credits in Minnesota. This event is free and open to the public.

50th Annual UNI Elementary Literacy Conference

UNI’s College of Education invites you to attend the 50th Annual Elementary Literacy Conference in the newly remodeled Schindler Education Center. The conference will feature two keynote speakers, Eric Litwin and John Schumacher.
Eric Litwin is a New York Times best-selling author of the popular Pete the Cat series as well as The Nuts and Groovy Joe.  Eric’s books have sold more than 8.5 million copies, been translated into 14 languages and have won 18 literacy awards including a Theodor Geisel Seuss Honor Award.  

John Schumacher (AKA Mr. Schu) is a blogger, part-time lecturer at Rutgers University and Ambassador of School Libraries for Scholastic Book Fairs.  Library Journal named him “The Xtreme Librarian” for the high level of exertion – along with some gears and stunts – he uses to get kids reading, and Instructor Magazine named him a Cool Teacher for redefining what it means to be a teacher-librarian.

UNI faculty and students are invited to attend the Elementary Literacy Conference free of charge. To learn more about the conference or register, visit or check in at the registration desk in Schindler Education Center. To earn undergraduate or graduate credit please complete the online enrollment form at by April 6. No additional tuition is charged to full-time UNI students.

Diversity Colloquium: "How Do We End Mass Incarceration?"

Mass incarceration is the imprisonment of millions of persons in prisons and jails in numbers far beyond those necessary to insure public safety. It is a system that gives the United States the highest incarceration rates in the world and that disproportionately targets people of color. Reducing this number requires a multi-faceted approach in which we reform sentencing practices, reduce racial bias in the system, and increase the availability of services and programs that provide alternatives to incarceration and that reduce recidivism. The Iowa Justice Action Network (IJAN) was created in 2015 to advocate for policy changes in Iowa that address these issues. Dr. R. Allen Hays, Emeritus Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at UNI, will chair a panel from IJAN that will include those who provide services for those in prison or recently incarcerated, as well as individuals with direct experience in the system. 

R. Allen Hays, Emeritus Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, UNI
Aaron Hawbaker, Black Hawk County Public Defender’s Office
Sara Carter, Adult Correctional Services, Community Treatment Coordinator 1st Judicial District
Dan Tallman, Mental Health/Substance Abuse Counselor

Diversity Colloquium: "Child Maltreatment, Race, & Internalizing Problems: Evidence of a Mental Health Paradox?"

Join Ashleigh Kysar-Moon for a discussion on diversity, child maltreatment and mental health. Health disparities scholars describe the existence of a mental health paradox; specifically, when black adults have higher levels of stress exposure compared to whites, yet have better mental health outcomes. Whether such a paradox exists among black youth with a history of maltreatment is unclear. Kysar-Moon will also discuss the role psychosocial resources play in post-hoc analyses for better mental health.


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