College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences

Observatory Show

View the evening sky at the UNI Observatory.  Attendance will be limited, and no late arrivals will be admitted.  Large groups will NOT be allowed, due to the visitor limits, and should contact Dr. Siobahn Morgan to make arrangements for a group visit.

Meet before 9 PM outside of MSH 137, near the polar bear.  Electronic devices, such as cameras, smart phones, etc, must not be used during the visit.  No food, or drink is allowed.  Masks are encouraged, particularly while inside of the observatory.  This event is free and open to the public.  

PMB's Day of Drumming

Join us for the Panther Marching Band’s Day of Drumming on Saturday, October 16. This event will feature guest artists Matthew Keown and Jeff Stern, former members and world champions of the Blue Devils and Cadets DCI drumlines! Clinics and coaching from our guests will be included through the day, culminating in a mass drumline performance at the UNI football game.  Click here for more information and to register!

Final Thursday Reading Series featuring Brooke Wonders

The Final Thursday Reading Series returns for its 21st season at the Hearst Center for the Arts in Cedar Falls with featured authors whose work ranges from memoirs to novels to children’s books to graphic novels.

On August 26, FTRS will feature Brooke Wonders, an Associate Professor of English at UNI. Wonder is the author of the memoir-in-progess, Self-Erasure, and co-author of the video game Heloise & Wulf.  This will be an outdoor event held in the Hearst Center Sculpture Garden. It begins at 6:00 with a creative writing open mic. Attendees are invited to share up to five minutes of original fiction, poetry or creative nonfiction. Wonders takes the mic at 6:30. If you are unable to attend, go to for a link to the live Zoomcast of the featured reading at 6:30

Faculty and Guest Artist Recital: sonic apricity

Musical duo sonic apricity will present a recital. sonic apricity is a new-music duo comprised of violinist and UNI faculty artist Erik Rohde and guest violist Jacob Tews. The group is dedicated to uncovering and commissioning new works by living composers for violin and viola, performing them alone and in full recitals alongside more established pieces. This event is free and open to the public.

“UNI and Meskwaki Tribal Council Mission Stewardship Festivities”

4:30 – 6:30 p.m., KAB Courtyard. Festivities include an opening reception for the UNI Gallery of Art exhibition “The Earth is a House of Stories,” a summary of the mission stewardship campus input work session, a message to all caretakers from Meskwaki representatives, a performance by world champion Fancy Dancer Larry Yazzie (Meskwaki/Dine), and a reading by poet and artist Ray YoungBear (Meskwaki).

“The Earth is a House of Stories: Works from the Permanent Art Collection by Native Artists”

Other dates include October 15 – November 6 and December 2 – 15. “The Earth is a House of Stories: Works from the Permanent Art Collection by Native Artists” was co-curated by Angela Waseskuk and Gallery Director Darrell Taylor. This exhibition highlights objects from the Collection and the UNI Museum by historical and contemporary Native artists. Showcasing these works is part of a university-wide effort to adopt a university Land Stewardship Statement while continuing to build and honor respectful and nourishing partnerships with the Meskwaki Nation and Native people in Iowa.

"Present / Tense: Sculpture, Paintings and Drawings by Tom & Malayka Gormally"

“Present / Tense” is both a meditation on the extended family and an exploration of the contemporary challenges of human connection in this cultural moment of political division and environmental concerns. Closing Reception: Thursday, September 23, following the artist’s lecture at 6:00 p.m. Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm and by appointment. Please note, the Gallery will be closed September 6 for Labor Day.