News Brief/Calendar of Events

Posted on Sunday, September 18th, 2005

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

Monday, Sept. 19

UNI Career Fair, from 2 to 6 p.m. in the UNI-Dome. More than 160 organizations, graduate and professionals schools will have representatives to visit with students and alumni about career opportunities, internships and continuing education during the 25th annual event. Contact: Libby Vanderwall, career events coordinator, UNI Academic Advising & Career Services, (319) 273-6857.

Earth Science Seminar, 'Geology Field Experience: Canyon City, Colo.,' at 4 p.m. in Latham 125. UNI senior geology majors Bobbi Brace and Jesse Koch will discuss last summer's field camp. Contact: Thomas Hockey, UNI professor of earth science, (319) 273-2065.

Tuesday, Sept. 20

UNI College Fair, 9 a.m., in the UNI-Dome. Contact: Amy Schipper, admissions counselor, high school recruitment, (319) 273-2281.

Some 1,600 third through sixth-grade students and their teachers from throughout Eastern and East Central Iowa will attend the Allen Hospital Kaleidoscope Series for Youth presentations of 'Willy Wonka,' at 10 a.m. in the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. Curriculum connections for this show are to literature, relationships and music. Based on Roald Dahl's children's novel. Another 3,200 will attend two additional shows Wednesday. Sept. 21, at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Contact: Janelle Darst, marketing director, Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, (319) 273-3676.

Constitution Day, 'Free Speech in the Digital Age,' will show simultaneously at 7 p.m., in three locations: 115 Seerley Hall, 109 Center for Multicultural Education and 108 Communication Arts Center. NPR's Margot Adler will host an hour-long broadcast about censorship in libraries, of textbooks and on the Internet. Contact: John Johnson, professor of history, (319) 273-7077.

'A Virtual Tour of the Russian Museum,' lecture at 7 p.m. in Kamerick Art Building 111, featuring Alexsey Boyko, chair of art education and museum pedagogy at the Russian State Pedagogical University-Herzen and 2004 recipient of the National Prize of the Russian Federation in culture and art. Reception follows the lecture. Contact: Darrell Taylor, director, UNI Gallery of Art, (319) 273-6134.

Ninth Annual Leland Wilson Chemistry Lecture presents 'A Man at Extreme Altitude: A Physician's Observations on Mt. Everest,' at 8 p.m., McCollum Science Hall 201. Dr. Charles D. Huss, emergency department physician and avid mountain climber, will describe the effects of ascent to high altitude on human physical and mental performance. The 1971 UNI grad recently returned from a climb on Mt. Everest. At 7:45 p.m., the recently installed ChemWall, an interactive periodic table in McCollum Science Hall, will be dedicated. Contact: Valerie Sarenpa, UNI Department of Chemistry, (319)


Wednesday, Sept. 21

'Willy Wonka' presentations at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., at Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center for Allen Hospital Kaleidoscope Series for Youth. See Tuesday, Sept. 20 entry for details.

The 32nd annual Carl Becker Memorial Lecture,' Symptomatic Politics: Banning Islamic Head Scarves in French Public Schools,' will begin at 7 p.m., in Sabin 102, featuring Joan Wallach Scott, a leading feminist historian. Scott is the Harold F. Linder Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J. Contact: Wally Hettle, UNI associate professor of history, (319) 273-2942.

Thursday, Sept. 22

Lifelong University four-week course, 'We're Going to the Opera?' from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, Classroom 30, will focus on the marriage of music to drama and listening to music of Puccini, Mozart, Verdi and Rossini. Contact: Stacey Christensen, community relations manager, UNI Office of Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-3170.

CHFA Lecture: 'The Real Mozart' will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center's Davis Hall. Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra Director Jason Weinberger will provide insight into Mozart as told through Mozart's own letters. Contact: Celeste Bembry, UNI School of Music program assistant, (319) 273-2028.

Friday, Sept. 23

UNI Entrepreneurship Day, from 9:30 a.m. to noon in Maucker Union. This conference is designed to raise awareness of entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship as options for UNI students, faculty and staff. Additional information on the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and its programs will be available. Contact: Katherine Cota-Uyar, Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center program manager, (319) 273-7350.

Saturday, Sept. 24

Birds of the Tropics, 7 p.m., University Museum, featuring Jill Trainer, UNI College of Natural Sciences. Contact: Kay Thuesen, public affairs coordinator, UNI Museum, (319) 273-2188.

UNI Child Development Center is hosting a carnival to raise money for a new playground, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Price Lab School front lawn, 1901 Campus St. Rain location: PLS Gym. Contact: Sheryl Pavelec, child development specialist, UNI Child Development Center, (319) 273-2263.

Saturday, Sept. 24 and Sunday, Sept. 25

Cedar Valley Technology Expo: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, in the UNI-Dome. Contact: James White, or (319) 266-5536.