News Brief/Calendar of Events

Posted on Monday, September 5th, 2005

Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-6728


Tuesday, Sept. 6

'The Magic Web: The Tropical Rainforest of Barro Colorado Island' exhibit, through Sunday, Dec. 4, University Museum. This exhibit explores the beauty, variety and complexity of tropical ecosystems through the photography of ecologist Christian Ziegler. Contact: Kay Thuesen, public affairs coordinator, UNI Museums & Collections, (319) 273-2188.

'Mary Snyder Behrens: New Work' exhibit, through Friday, Sept. 16, UNI Gallery of Art. Snyder Behrens is an Iowa-based artist working in assemblage and collage media. Contact: Darrell Taylor, director of the UNI Gallery of Art, (319) 273-3095, or e-mail

Wednesday, Sept. 7

Volunteer Fair 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Sponsored by UNI Academic Advising & Career Services' Volunteer UNI program. Representatives from more than 70 non-profit agencies will be on campus seeking volunteers for both short-term and semester-long volunteer opportunities. Contact: Susie Schwieger, (319) 273-6857 or E-mail:

A lecture on 'Intergenerational Justice and Global Environmental Change: What Kind of World Do We Owe to Our Children and Theirs?' will be delivered at 3:30 p.m., in 115 Seerley Hall, by Clark Wolf, professor and director of bioethics at Iowa State University. Wolf will address how our individual actions and lifestyle choices affect the lives of later generations. Sponsored by Department of Philosophy and Religion. Contact: Betty DeBerg, professor of religion, (319) 273-6221.

Theatre UNI will host a presentation by Director Jay Edelnant, UNI professor of theatre, and the production designers for the comedy 'Wonders of the World,' at 6:30 p.m. in the Bertha Martin Theatre. They will discuss their vision for bringing Niagara Falls to the Bertha Martin stage. 'Wonders of the World' will be presented Oct. 6-9 and 12-16.

Thursday, Sept. 8

'Cats on Main,' 5 to7 p.m., 300 and 400 blocks of Main Street, Cedar Falls. A fall sports showcase and community pep rally, featuring football coach Mark Farley, UNI and NU High football teams, the UNI Pep Band, mascot T.C., cheerleaders and pom squads. Contact: Mary Taylor, University Marketing & Pubic Relations, (319) 273-2761.

'Community Conversations: Portable Health Care,' 6:30 to 8 p.m., University Book & Supply Panther Pause Caf�. This is the third of three community events designed to create awareness and understanding of Thomas Friedman's new book, 'The World is Flat.' Rick Seidler, CEO, Allen Hospital, and Susan Koch, UNI associate provost and dean of the Graduate College, will lead this discussion. Friedman will speak at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center as part of the Joy Cole Corning Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series. Free tickets are Contact: Stacey Christensen, (319) 273-3170 or E-mail:

Friday, Sept. 9

Chubby Checker & the Wildcats: 7:30 pm, Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. Sponsored by Cool 105.7, i wireless and Lincoln Savings Bank. Chubby Checker, 'the King of the TWIST,' has been packing in crowds and pleasing audiences of all ages for more than four decades. A pre-show sock hop with '50s music, cars, food and fun, will start at 6:15 p.m. Poodle skirts and blue jeans encouraged as audience members 'twist the night away' in the lobby. Contact: Janelle Barnett, (319) 273-3676 or E-mail

Saturday, Sept. 10

According to recent national news reports, ballroom dancing is making a comeback among people of all ages. Ballroom dance and swing lessons will be offered in two workshops by the UNI Folk and Ballroom Dancers, in the UNI Commons Ballroom. 'Beginning Swing Workshop' will be held from 4 to 4:45 p.m., followed by the 'Intermediate Swing Workshop,' from 5 to 5:45 p.m., and a dance from 8 p.m. to midnight. The event is co-sponsored by the Cedar Valley Dance Club. Contact: Kathleen Kerr, UNI professor of physical education and dance, (319) 273-6195 or E-mail

Sunday, Sept. 11

Candlelight Vigil, in remembrance of the 9/11 tragedy and the Hurricane Katrina disaster, 7 p.m., Memorial Garden, east side of Maucker Union. Contact: Lydia Perez Roberts, 319-273-2250 or E-mail

Sunday, 9/11/05 - Saturday, 9/17/05

Diversity Week at UNI: A week-long celebration to promote cross-cultural awareness and appreciation; to address barriers to social justice, equality and equity; and to foster change toward a more inclusive pluralistic community. A number of events, presentations, movies, performances and exhibits, revolving around the many cultures represented at UNI, will be held throughout the week, ending with the annual Native American Pow Wow on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16 and 17. More information is available at Contact: Lydia Perez Roberts at (319) 273-2250, or E-mail

Monday, Sept. 12

Multicultural Festival, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Maucker Union Courtyard. Food, friends and fun from around the world. Part of UNI Diversity Week activities. Rain site: Old Central Ballroom, Maucker Union. Contact: Lydia Perez Roberts, 319-273-2250 or E-mail

Earth Science Seminar: 'From Brazilian Bedrock to Minnesotan Washboard Moraines: My Summer in an REU Program,' will be presented by Breanna Hennessy, a UNI geology major in the bachelor of science program, at 4 p.m., in 125 Latham Hall. She was one of only 12 students in the nation to be selected for the NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU).' Contact: Thomas Hockey, UNI professor of astronomy, (319) 273-2065, or Hennessy at (319) 268-1543.

'Straight From the Heart: an Iowa Ex-con Talks Business Ethics' will be presented at 5 p.m., in 109 Curris Business Building, as part of The Wilson Series in Business Ethics. Patrick Kuhse, who spent time in a federal penitentiary for illegal activities while working as a stockbroker, will discuss the faulty thought processes that can trap an unsuspecting young professional. Contact: Donna Wood, UNI professor of management, and David W. Wilson Chair in Business Ethics, (319) 273-2196.