UNI Calendar of Events

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Time Items
All day
"An Art Collection Travelogue"

"An Art Collection Travelogue"

Monday, January 14, 2019 - 10:00 am to Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 5:00 pm

A UNI Permanent Art Collection exhibition curated by Gallery Director Darrell Taylor that features the installation "Paper Border" by Paul Valadez, eleven large-scale drawings from Mary Frisbee Johnson’s "Navigating" series, newly acquired ceramics by Dean and Gunnar Schwarz, and a remarkably pristine tapa bark cloth from the Polynesian island of Tonga. On Thursday, Jan. 24 at 6:00 p.m. in KAB 111, artist Paul Valadez will present a lecture titled "The Potlatch Project, the Artwork of Paul Valadez." An opening reception will follow.

Location: UNI Gallery of Art

Contact Information

Name: Darrell Taylor
Email: darrell.taylor@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 273-6134

Link to Event: "An Art Collection Travelogue"

Monday, January 14, 2019 - 10:00 am to Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 5:00 pm
 
"In and of the Anthropocene"

"In and of the Anthropocene"

Monday, January 14, 2019 - 10:00 am to Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 5:00 pm

A UNI Permanent Art Collection exhibition co-curated by Dr. Elizabeth Sutton and Gallery Director Darrell Taylor. Located in the Mary Haskell-Hansen Room of the UNI Gallery of Art. Featuring artworks by British printmaker Elisabeth Frink, Chicago artist Phyllis Bramson, San Diego artist Suda House, and Hannah March Sanders as well as a stone carving by Zimbabwean artist Fanizani Akuda and screenprints by Korean ceramist Sunkoo Yuh and American artist Mark Dion, which were completed in the UNI Printmaking Labs under the direction of professors Tim Dooley and Aaron Wilson.

Location: UNI Gallery of Art

Contact Information

Name: Darrell Taylor
Email: darrell.taylor@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 273-6134

Link to Event: "In and After the Anthropocene"

Monday, January 14, 2019 - 10:00 am to Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 5:00 pm
 
Telling A People's Story traveling exhibit

Telling A People's Story traveling exhibit

Monday, February 4, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, March 31, 2019 (All day)

"Telling A People’s Story" is the first major museum exhibition devoted to the art found within the pages of African-American children’s picture books. The exhibition emphasizes the strength of the illustrations as visual narrative representations of the African-American experience.

This exhibit is in conjunction with the African American Children and Families Conference, UNI Museum, Dr. Sarah Montgomery, associate professor of curriculum and instruction, and education student Danielle Templeton are happy to present a traveling exhibit Telling A People's Story. Telling A People's Story is organized by the Miami University Art Museum through a grant from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation. This project is a collaboration with Rod Library, UNI Museum, HNI Corporation Instructional Resources and Technology Services (IRTS), Cedar Falls Public Library, UNI College of Education, and is also sponsored in part by the Cedar Falls Tourism Bureau.

Location: Rod Library, Learning Commons

Contact Information

Name: NA
Email: NA
Phone: NA

Link to Event: Exhibit Dates and Locations

Monday, February 4, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, March 31, 2019 (All day)
 
9:00am
Safe Zone Ally - Phase Two

Safe Zone Ally - Phase Two

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:00 am to 11:00 am

The Safe Zone Ally program is a campus wide-opportunity designed to support the continued growth of an inclusive campus community. This program supports the university's value of cultivating a caring and diverse campus community that values respect for all people, the open and free exchange of ideas, and responsible and ethical behavior.

Phase Two is an in-person training. This portion is scheduled for two hours, providing a deeper exploration of current issues, privilege, and intersectionality, as well as challenging participants to think critically about their roles as allies. Participants in Phase Two training are given the opportunity to become Safe Zone Ally certified by signing an ally agreement stating their confidence in their ability to be a knowledgeable, responsible, and committed ally. 

Location: 109P CME

Contact Information

Name: Shiqun Ou
Email: lgbt@uni.edu
Phone: NA

Link to Event: Registration

 
9:30am
African-American Read-in

African-American Read-in

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:30 am

More than 900 first graders will come to UNI where students will help implement a variety of activities and experiences from books by and about African-American authors and illustrators. TC/TK will join us also. Interested in reading to individual children, small group or joining us for a great day, email gloria.holmes@uni.edu for more informationn.

Location: Maucker Union and Rod Library

Contact Information

Name: Gloria Kirkland Holmes
Email: gloria.holmes@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 273-2007

Link to Event: African American Read-in

 
11:00am
Wellness in Rod (Take Time Thursday)

Wellness in Rod (Take Time Thursday)

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Join Student Wellness Services for Take Time Thursday each week to experience rejuvenating and interactive activities. We're here to offer support and provide opportunities for you to relax and unwind during the busyness of your day. Drop-in the Makerspace LIB 286 located in Rod Library any time between 11:00am -1:00pm every Thursday while classes are in session.

Location: Rod Library Makerspace, LIB 286

Contact Information

Name: Shawna Haislet
Email: shawna.haislet@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 273-6119

Link to Event: Wellness in Rod

 
2:00pm
Ethical Issues in Scholarship: Gender, Ethnicity, and Power

Ethical Issues in Scholarship: Gender, Ethnicity, and Power

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 2:00 pm

Panelists in this workshop will help participants become acquainted with key ethical issues involved in research and scholarship. This event will include presentations and interactive discussion on topics related to power relationships, including issues involving gender and race/ethnicity. Registration Required.

Location: MAU 109 (Center of Multicultural Education)

Contact Information

Name: Ryan Solomon
Email: solomonr@uni.edu
Phone: (563) 608-3464

Link to Event: Register Here

 
3:00pm
Designing Assignments You Want to Grade

Designing Assignments You Want to Grade

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Are you tired of getting assignments from students that aren’t what you expected or are especially tedious to grade?  This session focuses on strategies for creating assignments that are most beneficial to students and most useful to you.  We’ll talk about what makes assignments “effective,” (re)visit how to create a “transparent” assignment, and explore ways to make your grading more manageable.  If you’d like, bring an assignment with you that you’d like to revise.

Location: Library 378

Contact Information

Name: Susan Hill
Email: cetl@uni.edu
Phone: (515) 770-1805

Link to Event: Designing Assignments You Want to Grade

 
4:30pm
Pi Sigma Epsilon: First Annual Charity Chili Cook Off

Pi Sigma Epsilon: First Annual Charity Chili Cook Off

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Charity Chili Cook Off: Do you think you make the best chili in town? Prove it and win money to give to a great cause of your choice.

*50% of proceeds go to winners charity of choice
*Other 50% of proceeds go the charity with the highest attendance
*Contestants bring chili to College Hill Lutheran Church by 4:15pm

All you can eat chili and sides!
Tickets: $5 presale and $7 at the door
Venmo: @EpsilonTheta1819 (Venmo $5 and comment chili)
https://venmo.com/EpsilonTheta1819

Sign up as a contestant:
https://goo.gl/forms/ovn9O40v7xLTDrtL2

Location: College Hill Lutheran Church & Brammer Student Center

Contact Information

Name: Cole Murdock
Email: murdockc@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 210-8674

Link to Event: Charity Chili Cook Off

 
5:00pm
Pre-conference on African-American Children and Families

Pre-conference on African-American Children and Families

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 5:00 pm

The Pre-conference on African American Children and Families keynote speaker will be Wilfred "Mickye" Johnson, director of UNI's Classic Upward Bound. A panel of community members will lead the facilitated small group discussion. A hot meal will be served.

Location: Maucker Union

Contact Information

Name: Gloria Kirkland Holmes
Email: gloria.holmes@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 273-2007

Link to Event: Pre-conference on African American Children and Families

 
7:00pm
Planetarium Show

Planetarium Show

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm

View the night sky from the comfort and warmth of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences planetarium.  Free and open to the public.  No cell phones, food or drink allowed.

Location: Latham 105

Contact Information

Name: Siobahn Morgan
Email: morgans@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 273-2389

Link to Event: EES Planetarium

 
Movie Night: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Movie Night: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

UNI BSU will attend a showing of the movie The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. We plan to show this movie because her story is not known and has contributed to science a lot. 

Location: Center for Multicultural Education

Contact Information

Name: Black Student Union
Email: bsu@uni.edu
Phone: NA

Link to Event: NA

 
7:30pm
Theatre UNI: Legacy of Light

Theatre UNI: Legacy of Light

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 7:30 pm

Play

Location: Strayer-Wood Theatre

Contact Information

Name: NA
Email: NA
Phone: NA

Link to Event: Legacy of Light

 
8:00pm
Percussion Studio Concert

Percussion Studio Concert

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:00 pm

Under the direction of UNI percussion faculty Ryan Frost and Matthew Andreini, the UNI Percussion and West African Drum Ensembles will offer the first of their spring concerts along with UNI’s Taiko drum ensemble Kaji-Daiko and the UNI Marimba Ensemble. This event is free and open to the public.

Location: Davis Hall, GBPAC

Contact Information

Name: Caroline Francis
Email: caroline.francis@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 273-2028

Link to Event: School of Music Events

 
Planetarium Show

Planetarium Show

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:00 pm to 8:30 pm

View the night sky from the comfort and warmth of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences planetarium.  Free and open to the public.  No cell phones, food or drink allowed.

Location: Latham 105

Contact Information

Name: Siobahn Morgan
Email: morgans@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 273-2389

Link to Event: EES Planetarium

 
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