News Brief/Calendar of Events

February 27, 2005

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


Monday, Feb. 28

'Dinos 101: An Introduction to Dinosaurs' is open through July 10 at the University Museum, 3207 Hudson Road, and features eight learning stations and four separate display cases containing information about dinosaurs. Three of the stations are interactive. The display cases feature dinosaur fossils and field tools used by scientists to discover and study fossils. Contact: Kay Thuesen, public affairs coordinator, University Museums, (319) 273-2188.

Eye on the Prize Documentary Series-Vol. 7: 'The Keys to the Kingdom' and 'Back to the Movement,' will be shown in the Center for Multicultural Education (109 Maucker Union), at 7 p.m. Contact: Michael Blackwell, UNI director of multicultural education, (319) 273-2250.

The Choral Invitational Festival, featuring approximately 500 high school students from seven Iowa high schools, takes place from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the GBPAC Great Hall. Each choir will perform 10 minutes of music, followed by a clinic with UNI choral staff Nicole Lamartine and Brad Barrett. Three of the top choirs will be featured during the 7 p.m. concert, along with the UNI Concert Chorale, UNI Chamber Singers and winners of the Piano Festival. Contact: Brad Barrett, UNI assistant professor of music, (319) 273-6113.

Piano Festival, featuring 20 students from across the state, begins at 1 p.m. in GBPAC Davis Hall. Students will participate in applied lessons from UNI piano faculty; attend a UNI Outstanding Organists recital and UNI Powerful Pianists recital. The top five will attend a master class; the top two students will perform at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall, in conjunction with the Choral Invitation Festival. The top two will also receive cash prizes and scholarship offers. Contact: Robin Guy, UNI professor of piano, (319) 273-2193.

Wicked Liz & the Bellyswirls will perform a mix of blues, funk, folk and rock, at 7 p.m. in the KUNI studios, CAC, third floor. Contact: Karen Impola, UNI senior producer, 'Folkways,' Broadcasting Services, (319) 273-6463.

Theatre UNI presents 'The Music Lesson,' in the Bertha Martin Theatre. Performances run through Sunday, March 6. Mixing the passionate music of Bach with haunting memories of the Bosnian war, 'The Music Lesson' tells the story of two women struggling with memories of the past and realities of the present. Check UNI Web site for specific performance times. Contact: Jascenna Haislet-Carlson, Theatre UNI marketing director and theatre publicist, (319) 273-6387.

Tuesday, March 1

Russian Movie Series opens at 7 p.m., with 'Window to Paris,' an award-winning post-Perestroika comedy (1993), in Russian, with English subtitles, in Room 115 Seerley Hall.

Tuesday, March 1 & Wednesday, March 2

'Monuments are for Men, Waffles are for Women,' part of Women's History Month film series, will be shown at 9 and 11 a.m., and 1, 3 and 7 p.m., in the Center for Multicultural Education (109 Maucker Union). The film examines the impermanence of work done by women and the permanence of work done by men in the United States. Contact: Lydia Perez Roberts, UNI CME program assistant, (319) 273-2250, or Ami Lawin, program coordinator, UNI Women's Studies Program, (319) 273-7183.

Wednesday, March 2

'Assessment of the Older Driver' will be presented via the ICN (Iowa Communications Network), at 4 p.m., in Room 130A Schindler Education Center. Focused toward those who know an older person who drivers and have questions about their safety or that of other drivers, it will be presented by Sue Toale Knapp. Contact: Holly Bokelman, UNI College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, (319) 273-7961, or e-mail

Percussion Ensemble/UNIWADE (UNI West African Drum Ensemble) Concert will be held at 8 p.m. in GBPAC Davis Hall. Guest artist John Yost will perform Japanese taiko drumming with the Percussion Ensemble and also play Malinke style solo djembe with the West African Drum Ensemble. Contact: Randy Hogancamp, UNI associate professor of percussion, (319) 273-2228.

Thursday, March 3

Psychologist and scholar Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, known worldwide for his scholarship on flow and creativity, will present 'The Creative Person and the Creative Context' at 7 p.m. in the Commons Slife Ballroom, followed by a book signing. The free event is open to the public. Contact: Gary Gute, UNI assistant professor of human development, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, (319) 273-6149. (See also March 4 entry.)

New York actress Michele LaRue will perform 'The Rib Speaks Out,' at 8 p.m. in CAC 108. This event features a vintage lecture, 'Someone Must Wash the Dishes: An Anti-Suffrage Monologue' and 'Eve's Diary,' a dramatization of Mark Twain's popular short stories. Contact: Ami Lawin, program coordinator, UNI Women's Studies Program, (319) 273-7183.

American Music Festival, sponsored by Phi Mu Alpha, begins at 8 p.m. in Russell Auditorium. Approximately 15 students will participate in the instrumental event, which includes solos, ensemble pieces and a performance by the Phi Mu Alpha Big Band. Contact: Evan Smith, (319) 222-3564.

Friday, March 4

Women on Fridays: 'Legal Issues Every Woman Should Know' presented by local attorney Judith Benson, at noon, in Baker Hall 161. Contact: Ami Lawin, program coordinator, UNI Women's Studies Program, (319) 273-7183.

Psychologist and scholar Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi will present 'Flow and the Quality of Life' at 3 p.m. in Lang Hall Auditorium, followed by a book signing and reception. The free event is open to the public. Contact: Gary Gute, UNI assistant professor of human development, (319) 273-6149. (See also March 3 entry.)

Saturday, March 5

'A T. rex Named Sue' will be exhibited through May 27 at the Cedar Falls Business Development Center, 1326 Waterloo Road. Because of its magnitude, the exhibit, which is an exact replica of the largest and best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex discovered, will be displayed at the Cedar Falls Utilities location. Go to for detailed information. Contact: Kay Thuesen, public affairs coordinator, University Museums, (319) 273-2188.

The UNI Climbing Club will sponsor a climbing competition in bouldering, speed climbing and route climbing during the day. Contact: Andrew Martin, outdoor recreation coordinator, UNI Outdoor Recreation Office, (319) 273-7163.