College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences

JoAnn Schnabel and UNI Ceramic Alumni 1990 – 2021

This art exhibition is a group invitational event curated by UNI Professor of Art JoAnn Schnabel who will retire from teaching at the conclusion of 2021. Exhibition participants include the following: Bryan Coons (B.F.A, 2012), Lori Dale (B.A., 1997), Thaddeus Erdahl (B.F.A., 2004), Allison Fretheim (B.A., 2015), Sarah German (B.F.A., 2006), Travis Gingerich (B.F.A., 2016), Matt Kelleher (M.A., 1997), Rylie Lawrence (B.F.A., 2018), Caitlin Mary Margarett (B.F.A., 2018), Lisa McClurg (B.A., 2010), Nicholas Meyer (M.A., 2010), Daniel Orr (B.A., 1995), Jesse Parrott (B.F.A., 2010), Wade Scheel (B.A., 1995), Chris Singewald (B.F.A., 2006), Kelsey Sorensen (B.F.A, 2015), Denae Statzer (B.F.A., 2020), Brad Travis (M.A., 2003), Dallan Troyer (M.A., 1996), Madalyn Loring Vorrie (B.F.A., 2017), Amythest Warrington (B.F.A., 2014), Chad Wolf (B.F.A., 1996), and the curator herself.

“More than a piece of paper” / “Más que un pedazo de papel” a discussion with Vanessa Cueponi Cihuatl Espinoza

The UNI College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences and the Department of Languages & Literatures welcome guest speaker Vanessa Cueponi Cihuatl Espinoza for a discussion in honor of Latino Heritage Month.

Espinoza, a 2016 UNI graduate, is a first generation, immigrant student who was the first inductee into the Iowa Latino Hall of Fame for Latinx Youth Leadership in Iowa. Espinoza received her undergraduate degree in Spanish Teaching at the University of Northern Iowa and went on to obtain her M.Ed. in Student Affairs Administration at Iowa State University. After working in the Center for Diversity and Enrichment at the University of Iowa, she is now teaching in the bilingual program at West Liberty High School.

During her visit, Espinoza will speak about her work as an advocate, teacher and writer. She will also discuss her recent essay, “More than a piece of paper” / “Más que un pedazo de papel” published in both Spanish and English in 2020 in the anthology We the Interwoven: An Anthology of Bicultural Iowa, on growing up Latinx in Iowa.

Funding for this event is provided by the Dr. H. W. Reninger Endowed Lecture Series.

THIS EVENT WILL ALSO BE LIVE ZOOMCAST AT https://uni.zoom.us/j/98563076428?pwd=MHN6L2t6K2V6UVJOYUpDcnRpcVpTUT09

"A Small Pair of Feet in the Middle of the Sea”

TheatreUNI will present “A Small Pair of Feet in the Middle of the Sea” by Kit Steinkeller at 7 p.m., Sept. 29 - Oct. 2 and on Oct. 3  at 2 p.m. in the Arts Triangle Courtyard on the University of Northern Iowa campus.

“A Small Pair of Feet in the Middle of the Sea” is a “deconstruction” of the Greek myth of Icarus, the boy who flew too close to the sun, written by Kit Steinkeller (the creator of the television series “Sorry for Your Loss”).  Described by the author as a “whimsical drama,” the play, at times deeply silly and at times very sad, asks questions about the essential nature of truth, the lies we tell ourselves and the enduring power of story and myth. 

“A Small Pair of Feet”  is the first offering of TheatreUNI’s 2021-2022  season and the first live theatre production since the start of the pandemic.  The production is directed by Matthew James Weedman, associate professor of performance. Scenic design is by Mark Parrott, associate professor of design, and costume design is by Megan Gilchrist, a senior design and production student.  Lighting design is by Ron Koinzen  and the production stage manager is Olivia McQuerry. This play will be produced outdoors. 

Tickets are $15 for chairs, $10 for stair seats (cushions available), $6 for ground seats (bring your own blanket) and free for UNI students with their student ID. Tickets can be purchased from the UNITix website and at the UNItix counter in the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. 

For more information, call the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office at 319-273-6381 or visit www.uni.edu/theatre/.

"A Small Pair of Feet in the Middle of the Sea”

TheatreUNI will present “A Small Pair of Feet in the Middle of the Sea” by Kit Steinkeller at 7 p.m., Sept. 29 - Oct. 2 and on Oct. 3  at 2 p.m. in the Arts Triangle Courtyard on the University of Northern Iowa campus.

“A Small Pair of Feet in the Middle of the Sea” is a “deconstruction” of the Greek myth of Icarus, the boy who flew too close to the sun, written by Kit Steinkeller (the creator of the television series “Sorry for Your Loss”).  Described by the author as a “whimsical drama,” the play, at times deeply silly and at times very sad, asks questions about the essential nature of truth, the lies we tell ourselves and the enduring power of story and myth. 

“A Small Pair of Feet”  is the first offering of TheatreUNI’s 2021-2022  season and the first live theatre production since the start of the pandemic.  The production is directed by Matthew James Weedman, associate professor of performance. Scenic design is by Mark Parrott, associate professor of design, and costume design is by Megan Gilchrist, a senior design and production student.  Lighting design is by Ron Koinzen  and the production stage manager is Olivia McQuerry. This play will be produced outdoors. 

Tickets are $15 for chairs, $10 for stair seats (cushions available), $6 for ground seats (bring your own blanket) and free for UNI students with their student ID. Tickets can be purchased from the UNITix website and at the UNItix counter in the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. 

For more information, call the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office at 319-273-6381 or visit www.uni.edu/theatre/.