Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-6728
Wednesday, April 27
'What's it All About? Sex, Gender and Equality in the 21st Century,' featuring Patricia Ireland, former president of the National Organization for Women, will take place at 7 p.m. in Maucker Union, Old Central Ballroom. Contact: Ami Lawin, graduate assistant, UNI Women's Studies Program, (319) 273-7183.
Paula V. Smith, an English professor at Grinnell College, will read from her fiction as part of UNI's 'Writers Talk' Reading Series, at 7 p.m., in Baker 161. A recent short story by Smith, 'Restoration,' appeared in UNI's own literary magazine, the North American Review. Smith teaches creative writing (fiction), women's studies, and the 20th-century novel. Contact: Vince Gotera, associate professor of English, (319) 273-7061.
Thursday, April 28
The College of Humanities & Fine Arts is sponsoring a lecture on 'The Rituals of Sport: Enacting and Consuming Sports in Today's Society,' by Paul Turman, UNI assistant professor of communication, at 7 p.m., in the CAC, Room 108, followed by a reception. Turman is delivering the lecture as recipient of the University Book & Supply Non-Tenured Teaching Award. Contact: Turman, (319) 273-2593.
Part II of the UNI Phi Delta Kappa/AEA 267 education forum on 'Teacher Quality in Iowa,' will begin at 6:30 p.m., at AEA 267, Conference Room B, 3712 Cedar Heights Drive, Cedar Falls. It will focus on induction, mentoring, evaluation and professional development of teachers. Contact: Barry Wilson, director of assessment, UNI College of Education, (319) 273-2767.
The Student Life Team of Maucker Union is sponsoring 'Thursdaze Carnival Blowout' from 7 to 11 p.m., on the roof of Maucker Union, with carnival games and events such as Inflatable Fun, Lazer Tag and Crystal Lazer Imaging. Rain site is inside Maucker Union. For more information, call the Student Involvement & Activities Center, (319) 273-2683.
Friday, April 29
Repertory Dance Theatre presents a dance lecture and demonstration at 2 p.m. in the Lang Hall Auditorium, in celebration of National Dance Week. The event will include the history of art dance in 20th Century America. Contact: Michelle Ozmun, UNI instructor in physical education, (319) 273-3560.
Cinco de Mayo Celebration will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Maucker Union Plaza. Activities will include mariachi entertainment by Las Guitarras de Mexico. The celebration is sponsored by the Hispanic/Latino Student Union, Maucker Union and Student Involvement and Activities Center. Rain site weather is the Maucker Union Coffeehouse. Contact: Mike Bobeldyk, program coordinator, Maucker Union, (319) 273-2683.
The UNI Foundation Board will take a 'hard hat' tour of the McLeod Center construction site, beginning at 1 p.m. at the SW entrance to the UNI-Dome. Interested media representatives may join the tour. The extent of the tour may be limited by the type of work being performed at that time, and some areas may be off-limits. The McLeod Center will be a 6,500 seat multi-purpose arena and will be home to Panther men's and women's basketball, UNI volleyball and the competition site for wrestling. The arena also will host many external events, including family entertainment, trade shows, concerts, high school basketball and volleyball tournaments and receptions/banquets. Contact: Bill Calhoun, UNI vice president for advancement, (319) 273-6078.
Saturday, April 30
The 47th Annual Recognition Breakfast, honoring employees retiring from UNI with at least five years of service, will be at 8:15 a.m. in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. This year, there are 13 honorees. The event is sponsored by the UNI Advancement Division. Contact: Bill Calhoun, UNI vice president for advancement, (319) 273-6078.