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Week of April 21, 2019

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"Whose Land Is This? Native American, European and American Perspectives"

"Whose Land Is This? Native American, European and American Perspectives"

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 9:00 am to Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 5:00 pm

The Grout Museum of History & Science is the venue for the inaugural display of a traveling exhibit created by the UNI Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education on the contact between Native Americans, European explorers and traders, and American settlers in Iowa. The exhibit focuses on different conceptions and uses of land on the part of Native Americans, Europeans and Americans that shaped the interactions of these groups. "Whose Land Is This?" highlights federal, state, county and other sites related to Native Americans in Iowa and the history of exploration, colonization and settlement in the state.

Location: Grout Museum of History & Science, 503 South Street, Waterloo, IA

Contact Information

Name: Grout Museum District
Email: info@gmdistrict.org
Phone: (319) 234-6357

Link to Event: Grout Museum District

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 9:00 am to Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 5:00 pm
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North American Review Conference: 50 Years at UNI

North American Review Conference: 50 Years at UNI

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 3:35 pm to Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 5:00 pm

The North American Review (https://www.facebook.com/events/327094244502865) is celebrating 50 years at UNI with a writing conference April 19-21. Terry Tempest Williams will give a keynote (https://www.facebook.com/events/309324813168824) at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 19, in the auditorium, LNG. Visit the conference schedule (https://nar-conference.uni.edu/schedule) for more information about talks, readings, presentations and workshops. The conference is free and open to the public. Please register (https://nar-conference.uni.edu/registration) in advance.

Location: Bartlett Hall and Commons Ballroom

Contact Information

Name: Rachel Morgan
Email: rachel.morgan@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 464-0385

Link to Event: North American Review 50 Conference

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 3:35 pm to Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 5:00 pm
 
 
 
 
 
Secret Church

Secret Church

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 7:00 pm to Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 1:00 am

Join us as with theRiver, Campus Ministry of Prairie Lakes Church as we take an in-depth look at God’s teaching on prayer and fasting. We’ll see that our inabilities and weaknesses are the very place where God’s meets us with His strength and sufficiency. This is a free event for students with code COLLEGE at signup.

Location: Prairie Lakes Church

Contact Information

Name: Darci Eberhardt
Email: eberhard@uni.edu
Phone: (563) 202-0971

Link to Event: Secret Church

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 7:00 pm to Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 1:00 am
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10:00am
UNI Earth Day Celebration

UNI Earth Day Celebration

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Come out and celebrate at the annual UNI Earth Day Celebration. Enjoy educational booths, hands-on activities and giveaways at this sustainability themed event. Say hi to TC and TK, try your hand at bags and bring your bike for a free tune-up

Location: NW Courtyard, Maucker Union

Contact Information

Name: Jenny Bruss
Email: brussj@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 273-3689

Link to Event: UNI Earth Day Celebration

 
Carlton-Mellichamp Presentation: "Advancing Biliteracy for Less Commonly Taught Languages"

Carlton-Mellichamp Presentation: "Advancing Biliteracy for Less Commonly Taught Languages"

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Natalie Tran, featured lecturer for this year's Carlton-Mellichamp Lecture in Education at the UNI College of Education, will address the issue of biliteracy for less commonly taught languages. A professor of educational leadership at California State Univerity, Fullerton, Tran's interests include diversity in higher education and dual-language immersion programs. She is also a heritage speaker of Vietnamese and serves as Director of the National Resource Center for Asian Languages. 

Location: 508 Schindler Education Center

Contact Information

Name: Elana Joram
Email: elana.joram@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 273-7283

Link to Event: "Advancing Biliteracy for Less Commonly Taught Languages"

 
10:30am
Carlton-Mellichamp Conversation with UNI Faculty and Area Educators

Carlton-Mellichamp Conversation with UNI Faculty and Area Educators

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Opportunity for informal discussion and dialogue with UNI College of Education Carlton-Mellichamp Lecture in Education's featured speaker, Natalie Tran, California State University, Fullerton. Tran currently leads the secondary education department  at Cal State, Fullerton, and is a professor of educational leadership. This event is open to faculty in all UNI colleges and programs, as well as area administrators and teachers. 

Location: 508 Schindler Education Center

Contact Information

Name: Elana Joram
Email: elana.joram@uni.edu
Phone: NA

Link to Event: Conversation with UNI Faculty and Area Educators

 
11:00am
Wellness in Rod (Wellness Wednesday)

Wellness in Rod (Wellness Wednesday)

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Join Student Wellness Services for Wellness Wednesday 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 Wednesday 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

 
Eat wings, raise funds for the Cedar Bend Humane Society

Eat wings, raise funds for the Cedar Bend Humane Society

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 11:00 am to 11:30 pm

A team of leadership students has partnered with CBHS to promote their cause. Show your support for UNI and CBHS by mentioning Cedar Bend Humane Society when you place your order with Buffalo Wild Wings and they will donate 10% of total sales to CBHS.

Location: Buffalo Wild Wings 6406 University Ave, Cedar Falls

Contact Information

Name: Sofia Rosselet
Email: rosseles@uni.edu
Phone: (509) 942-4769

Link to Event: Eat Wings Raise Funds

 
Wellness in Rod (Take Time Thursday)

Wellness in Rod (Take Time Thursday)

Thursday, April 25, 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

 
12:00pm
Hot Wings Hot Topic--Gone too Soon: Nipsey Hussle

Hot Wings Hot Topic--Gone too Soon: Nipsey Hussle

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Darrell King, a graduate assistant in the International Students and Scholars Office, will discuss the impact of the death of Nipsey Hussle on the Black community and the myth of Black on Black crime.

Location: Center for Multicultural Education

Contact Information

Name: Ami Traore
Email: traoraaa@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 273-2250

Link to Event: NA

 
3:30pm
Orchesis Dance Company Applied Choreography Showcase

Orchesis Dance Company Applied Choreography Showcase

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 3:30 pm

Location: Room 185, Wellness/Recreation Center

Contact Information

Name: Ellie Tangney
Email: tangneye@uni.edu
Phone: (612) 834-4605

Link to Event: NA

 
2019 Carlton-Mellichamp Lecture in Education

2019 Carlton-Mellichamp Lecture in Education

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 3:30 pm

Natalie Tran is the featured guest lecturer for the second annual 2019 Carlton-Mellichamp Lecture in Education. Her keynote presentation is: "Cultivating Social Emotional Awareness through the Practice of Mindfulness."  Tran is a recognized educator and scholar in educational leadership, secondary and STEM education, and currently a Professor of Educational Leadership and Chair of the Department of Secondary Education at California State University, Fullerton.  A reception precedes her lecture from 3 to 3:30 p.m. Tran and UNI graduate students will lead an "Applied Mindfulness Workshop" from 4:30 to 5 p.m. following the keynote address. 

Location: Room 220, Schindler Education Center

Contact Information

Name: Elana Joram
Email: elana.joram@uni.edu
Phone: NA

Link to Event: 2019 Carlton-Mellichamp Lecture in Education

 
4:00pm
Join IDT for a Day

Join IDT for a Day

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 4:00 pm

See what the IDT Dance Company is all about during "Join IDT for a Day." Learn choreography from our show, get to know current members and have fun. Arrive late or leave early as needed. No previous dance experience is required.

Location: Room 185/187, Wellness & Recreation Center

Contact Information

Name: Sofia Legaspi
Email: slegaspi@uni.edu
Phone: NA

Link to Event: Facebook Event

 
6:00pm
Connecting our Worlds: Spring Diversity Showcase

Connecting our Worlds: Spring Diversity Showcase

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

International Student Association is hosting the Spring Diversity Showcase. There will be a variety of food, performances and activities. All are welcome.

Location: Coffeehouse, Maucker Union

Contact Information

Name: International Student Association
Email: isa@uni.edu
Phone: NA

Link to Event: NA

 
Clarinet Studio Recital

Clarinet Studio Recital

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 6:00 pm

Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor of clarinet Amanda McCandless, the UNI Clarinet Studio and Ensemble will offer a spring concert. 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

 
7:00pm
13th Annual Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony in the Cedar Valley

13th Annual Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony in the Cedar Valley

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 7:00 pm

This year's ceremony will feature a presentation, “My Journey as a Child Holocaust Survivor,” by Harold Kasimow, the George Drake Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies at Grinnell College. He has been deeply involved in Jewish dialogue with other religious traditions since the 1960s. He has written and edited several books, most recently  Interreligious Dialogue: Religious Thinkers Engage with Recent Papal Initiatives (2018). Harold was born in 1937;  his parents, two sisters and he spent 19 months and five days hiding from the Nazis near Vilnius (Lithuania) in a hole dug in the floor of a cattle barn, covered over with boards and straw.

This event is free and open to the public. 

Location: Grout Museum of History & Science, 503 South Street, Waterloo, IA

Contact Information

Name: Stephen J. Gaies
Email: gaies@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 273-3870

Link to Event: CHGE Facebook page

 
Lavender Graduation

Lavender Graduation

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 7:00 pm

Lavender Graduation recognizes the importance of the LGBTQ+ community at UNI and the accomplishments of members of the LGBTQ+ community by awarding a lavender graduation cord to members and their allies. Hors d'oeuvres will be served and all are welcome to attend. Students who intend to graduate this spring, summer or fall are encouraged to participate. If you are interested in participating as a Lavender Graduate, fill out this webform: https://lgbt.uni.edu/lavender-graduation-registration. If you are interested in nominating someone for a Lavender Award to be recognized at the event, Fill out the nomination form here: https://lgbt.uni.edu/lavender-awards. Registration and nominations are due April 18.

Location: Old Central Ballroom, MAU

Contact Information

Name: Emily Harsch
Email: emily.harsch@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 273-5428

Link to Event: Lavender Graduation

 
PAT/History Club Lecture

PAT/History Club Lecture

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 7:00 pm

Matthew Hill, winner of the Outstanding UNI Graduate History Paper Award, will present "The Half-Breed Tract, Squatters, Land Speculators and Settler Colonialism in Southeastern Iowa."  The lecture is free and open to the public.

Location: Room 120, Seerley Hall

Contact Information

Name: Robert F. Martin
Email: robert.martin@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 273-2097

Link to Event: NA

 
Final Thursday Reading Series featuring Patricia O'Donnell

Final Thursday Reading Series featuring Patricia O'Donnell

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 7:00 pm

UNI alumna, Patricia O’Donnell, is the author of the new novel, The Vigilance of Stars (Unsolicited Press).

Open mic signup at 7:00 p.m., open mic at 7:15, featured reader at 8:00.

The Final Thursday Reading Series is a collaboration of Final Thursday Press, the Hearst Center for the Arts & the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences.  Coffee provided by Sidecar Coffee. Cream provided by Hansen's Farm Fresh Dairy. 

Location: Hearst Center for the Arts

Contact Information

Name: Jim O'Loughlin
Email: jim.oloughlin@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 273-2002

Link to Event: Final Thursday Reading Series: Spring 2019

 
Film Appreciation Club presents "Hunt for the Wilderpeople"

Film Appreciation Club presents "Hunt for the Wilderpeople"

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Join us for “Hunt for the Wilderpeople”, a “majestical” journey of Ricky Baker in his new foster home. As he gets stranded in the New Zealand brush and chased down by protective services, he learns about compassion and courage. From director Taika Waititi, this adventure offers both humor and heartwarming sentimentality.

Location: Room 111, Kamerick Art Building

Contact Information

Name: Nicole Baxter
Email: Baxtern@uni.edu
Phone: NA

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7:30pm
UNI Interpreters Theatre presents "The Bandit Queen"

UNI Interpreters Theatre presents "The Bandit Queen"

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 7:30 pm

“The Bandit Queen,” conceived, written and directed by Brittany Starr, tells the story of Belle Starr.

Location: Room 040, Lang Hall

Contact Information

Name: Amandajean Nolte
Email: amandajean.nolte@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 273-3793

Link to Event: Reserve tickets through Eventbrite

 
UNI Interpreters Theatre presents "The Bandit Queen"

UNI Interpreters Theatre presents "The Bandit Queen"

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 7:30 pm

“The Bandit Queen,” conceived, written and directed by Brittany Starr, tells the story of Belle Starr.

Location: Room 040, Lang Hall

Contact Information

Name: Amandajean Nolte
Email: amandajean.nolte@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 273-3793

Link to Event: Reserve tickets through Eventbrite

 
8:00pm
UNITUBA Concert

UNITUBA Concert

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 8:00 pm

The UNITUBA Ensembles, from the tuba/euphonium studio at UNI, will offer a spring recital under the direction of faculty artist Jesse Orth. 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

 
9:00pm
Observatory Show

Observatory Show

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm

View the night sky through the computer-controlled telescope at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences 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.  No cell phones, food or drink allowed.  

Location: MSH 137

Contact Information

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

Link to Event: EES Observatory

 
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