Executive Vice President and Provost

Freedom Rides: The Creation and Development of the MLK Freedom Bus Tour

This talk is a Black History Month event and part of the Phi Alpha Theta lecture series, put on by the Department of History. Rev. Abraham Funchess, the pastor of Jubilee United Methodist Church and Director of the Waterloo Commission on Civil Rights, will present: "Freedom Rides:  The Creation and Development of the MLK Freedom Bus Tour".

The lecture will be held in Seerley Hall; we will announce the room location closer to the event. We encourage students, staff, and faculty to attend.

This event is also free and open to the public. 

“B.F.A. Group Exhibition”

Shayla Kelly of Cedar Rapids, IA presents an exhibition titled "Never Enough," Macey Reed of Marion, IA presents an exhibition titled "Fat," and Jess Vazquez of Osceola, IA presents an exhibition titled "Bay Street." An opening reception will take place Thursday, December 1 at 7:00 p.m. in the KAB South lobby. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and by appointment.

K-12 Educator Book Sale Pre-Sale

Rod Library is having a huge book and music sale just in time for your holiday shopping. On Saturday, December 3 from noon to 4:00 pm visit the Schindler lobby to choose from a wide assortment of children’s and young adult books, plus hundreds of LP records and a few CDs and music scores. There will be a pre-sale on Friday, December 2 from 4:00 to 6:00 for local K-12 educators

Public Book and Media Sale

Rod Library is having a huge book and music sale just in time for your holiday shopping. On Saturday, December 3 from noon to 4:00pm visit the Schindler lobby to choose from a wide assortment of children’s and young adult books, plus hundreds of LP records and a few CDs and music scores. There will be a pre-sale on Friday, December 2, from 4:00 to 6:00 for local K-12 educators. 

Physics Colloquium

Dr. Vagharsh Mkhitaryan, Research Scientist at the University of Regensburg, Germany will be presenting on Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs): A model system for room-temperature quantum spin physics. 

After briefly discussing the physics behind the OLED functionality and its basic optoelectronic
properties, he will focus on the magnetic resonance studies of spin-dependent pathways of
electron-hole bound state (exciton) formation and exciton-charge carrier quenching processes,
which are pivotal to the OLED functionality.

Three Minute Thesis®

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic research competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia. The 3MT® competition challenges graduate students to summarize their research in three minutes or less to an audience. 

Fast Forward Digital Media Workshop

UNI’s Fast Forward Digital Media Workshop returns on Nov. 4 for expert media panels and demonstrations. The day-long event offers participants seven workshop sessions from which to choose, and a keynote discussion with Christopher Cook, the co-director of Kinnick: The Documentary (2022).

This year’s media workshop will feature sessions that include:

  • Covering the News for Media Outlets
  • Capturing and Editing Creative Content
  • How to Improve On-Air Skills
  • Producing Live Multi-Camera Broadcasts 
  • Sports Media Coverage
  • Creating Long-Format Media (Shows, Documentaries and Films)
  • Drones and New Technology

Panel guests include Nicole Agee, the Emmy Award-winning anchor and reporter of KCRG-TV in Cedar Rapids; Kelsey Hammer Parks, Emmy Award-winning creator at Kelsey Hammer Productions in Waterloo; Tyler Brinegar, producer and director, Iowa PBS; Zach Everman, founder of Pixel Labs in Cedar Falls; and Brad Wells, announcer for ESPN, NBC Chicago, Iowa PBS, and FloHoops.

Fast Forward is open to high school, community college and university students and staff at no cost, and a free lunch is provided. This annual event is sponsored by the UNI Department of Communication and Media, with the generous support of the Iowa Broadcasters Association Foundation. Register at https://chas.uni.edu/cm/department-events/fast-forward.

Northeast Iowa premiere of KINNICK: The Documentary

Experience the Northeast Iowa premiere of KINNICK: The Documentary. The film tells the story of Nile Kinnick – child of the Depression, winner of the Heisman Trophy, and pilot in WW2. The story reveals what pushed a young man from Adel, Iowa to ascend to the realm of legend in the minds of sports fans across the nation. The 2022 film will be screened Nov. 3, 2022 at 7 p.m. in the Lang Hall Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. There will be a Q&A with co-director Christopher Cook (UNI, 2008) following the film.