Travis Ficklin, health, physical education and leisure services, will present "Anatomy of a Home Run: What are the Absolutes of Hitting?"
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Athena Kildegaard, University of Minnesota-Morris, will read from a collection of her poetry, Ventriloquy. Kildegaard is the author of several books of poetry. Her poems have appeared in journals, anthologies and on The Writer's Almanac.
Abbylynn Helgevold, philosophy and world religions, will present a lecture title "Old" Feminism, "New" Feminism and Religion. She will discuss religion's role in shaping conceptions of women's empowerment and dignity through examining the "new" feminism being developed within and supported by the Catholic Church; explore the connection between this form of feminism and ideas about masculinity and femininity; and discuss the role of women's particular reproductive capacities in shaping the ethical vision advanced by the movement.
Rod Library will host GeoCache for College Cash. Refreshments will be provided.
The Northern Iowa Wind Quintet will perform Carl Nielsen's "Woodwind Quintet" and Panther Bassoons will perform Anton Reicha's "Trio for Three Cellos."
Green Project will host a recycled art display. Members compiled a series of art meant to promote environmentally-friendly thinking. Each piece of art symbolizes a facet of our natural world that is impacted by human activity, which in turn is represented by a string of trash bags that is interwoven throughout the display.
Kelly Nelson, MS, MT (ASCP), instructor, Medical Laboratory Science Program at Mayo School of Health Sciences, will present "Medical Laboratory Science."
Scott Cawelti will share James Hearst's poems that he has put to music from his CD "Landscape Iowa." Faculty, staff, students and community members are invited.
Opening reception: April 25 at 7 p.m. The following students are pursuing Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in their respective emphasis areas and are exhibiting new artwork to fulfill graduation requirements: Justin D. Allen (photography), Kelly Ann Cunningham (graphic design), Elise Hanson (photography), and Bradley Kennedy (graphic design). All events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Mon. through Thurs.; noon to 5 p.m., Fri. and Sat.; and by appointment.
UNI Science Education will host the 2016 UNI Science Education Update Conference for Iowa secondary science teachers. The conference will focus on how the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), recently adopted in Iowa, can be implemented in science classrooms with presentations, informal networking and exhibits, tours, breakout sessions and discussions throughout the day. Teachers will be provided with instructional resources and strategies to back to their schools. There will be information on future professional development programs, course offerings and outreach opportunities.