Live Purple Give Gold is UNI’s annual day of giving. “Living Purple” means celebrating the history, experience and spirit of UNI. “Giving Gold” means offering your time, talent and treasure to UNI. On March 30, we bring these two expressions together to celebrate the University of Northern Iowa and impact the lives of students for years to come with #LivePurpleGiveGold. Make a gift at https://www.givecampus.com/4mngk4.
Students can join Connecting Alumni to Students (CATS) in celebrating Live Purple Give Gold from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m on the Commons Courtyard.
Friday, March 24, 2023 - 12:00 am to Sunday, April 30, 2023 - 11:59 pm
Submit a photo from campus for “Through the Lens of a Panther,” Green Dot’s new project. Staff, faculty and students are encouraged to submit a photo that they have taken on campus and answer, “What does community look like to you?” Please submit 2-3 sentences describing the photo’s meaning to conclude your submission. Green Dot will be collecting photos now through Sunday, April 30. For additional information or submission, emails can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lecture: Himaja Nagireddy, 11th Youth Observer to the United Nations: "Youth Leadership for Human RIghts and & the UN 2030 Agenda: Key FIndings from the 2022 Youth Observer Listening Tour"
Thursday, March 30, 2023 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Lecture: Himaja Nagireddy, 11th Youth Observer to the United Nations: "Youth Leadership for Human RIghts and & the UN 2030 Agenda: Key Findings from the 2022 Youth Observer Listening Tour"
Himaja Nagireddy, from Acton, MA, is the 11th Youth Observer to the UN from the US, as part of the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA). In her role as Youth Observer this year, she uplifts the voices and actions of young people across our country in global policy dialogue on international issues of importance - representing young people at UN conferences Transforming Education Summit, UN General Assembly, COP27, Commission on the Status of Women, World Water Week, and the ECOSOC Youth Forum) and meetings with leadership at the US-UN Mission, US State Department, UN Youth Envoy Office, and UN Foundation.
A proud daughter of South Indian immigrants, Himaja currently serves as a health equity research fellow at the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry at the CDC and as one of the youngest local elected representatives in the state of Massachusetts. She graduated with an MS in Environmental Epidemiology and a concentration in Infectious Disease Epidemiology from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Final Thursday Reading Series featuring Don McLeese
Thursday, March 30, 2023 - 7:00 pm
McLeese is the author of Slippery Steps: Rolling and Tumbling Toward Sobriety (Ice Cube Press). His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, The New York Times Book Review and The Washington Post. McLeese is an Associate Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Iowa.
Thursday, March 30, 2023 - 7:30 pm to Friday, March 31, 2023 - 7:30 pm
UNI Opera students will perform the world premiere of a newly commissioned opera The Beehive by Jorge Sosa and Melisa Tien. This new work is loosely based on Gogol's "The Overcoat" and is heavily laced with pop and musical theatre influences. The central character, Abby, struggles to find her identity within a hairstyling community of small-town America which is currently facing a crisis. Joy, laughter, and tears abound in this contemporary dark comedy. This event is free and open to the public.
A mysterious man forces four best friends to reveal terrible secrets they have all been keeping from each other. What could go wrong? With a concept fit for the Twilight Zone, this one-act play challenges ideas of friendship, loyalty, and honesty as one by one the people these girls thought they knew turn out to be horrifying and downright deceiving. In order to discover the truth, the girls must contemplate this very question: how two-faced can we truly be?
The show is free, but seating is limited. Reservations can be made through Eventbrite.
You can also visit the Interpreters Theatre on Facebook and Instagram.
View the evening sky at the UNI Observatory. Constellations and other interesting objects in the night sky will be pointed out, and objects may also be viewed through the UNI telescope. Meet before 9 PM outside of MSH 137, near the polar bear. The event starts promptly and there is no admission for late arrivals. Electronic devices, such as cameras, smart phones, etc, must not be used during the show. No food, or drink is allowed. This event is free and open to the public.