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UNI Lifelong University announces spring 2013 courses

January 9, 2013

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Lifelong University will offer five noncredit courses this spring.

"Sub Rosa: Art and Design at UNI" will be led by Darrell Taylor, director of the UNI Gallery of Art, from 10 a.m. to noon, Feb. 7 and 14. Participants will examine how art is acquired, borrowed by and loaned from UNI.

"Introduction to Medieval Chant" will be taught by Alison Altstatt, assistant professor of musicology and music history, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Feb. 14, 21, 28 and March 7 and 14. Participants will learn to read chant notation, recognize the medieval church modes, and express melodies using the Guidonion hand, all while becoming familiar with a variety of chant repertoire.

"Beyond Grant Wood's Limelight: Iowa's Forgotten Artists" will be taught by Roy Behrens, professor of art, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 26. Behrens will discuss a wide range of talented artists and designers from Iowa.

"America: The View From Abroad" will be led by Hal Wohl, emeritus professor of history, from 10 a.m. to noon, April 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. This course tracks the history of how America has been seen and discussed throughout the last two decades.

"How My Students and I Use Photoshop in Digital Artwork and Graphic Design" will also be taught by Behrens from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Thursday, April 25. This session is an overview of the ways in which Behrens and his students have used computer software for art- and design-related purposes.

Course fees range from $15 to $40, which covers parking passes and course handouts. To register for a class or view a course description, visit or call University Events Coordination at 319-273-5141.

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