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Conferences, Workshops and Camps

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 -
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

This workshop is a part of a campus-wide program to create leadership skills in diversity and inclusion and community building through a highly positive, interactive approach. In this session, you will:

  • Recognize multiple aspects of diversity
  • Identify the impact of oppressive behaviors
  • Learn and practice effective interpersonal skills to empower leaders/allies
  • Meet students, staff and faculty from across campus.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 12:00 pm

Panelists Kim Baker, Stephanie Logan, Shauib Meachum, Karen Mitchell and David Moore will host a conversation about privilege, power, oppression, race, class, sexual orientation and other topics that are crucial for making educational experiences about diversity and inclusion productive and beneficial. Panelists will share their classroom contexts, effective teaching strategies and how they deal with student resistance.


Thursday, February 11, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, February 13, 2016 (All day)

The Northern Festival of Bands, an annual honor band festival for high school band students, which typically hosts over 40 schools and over 250 individual students, will be held February 11-13, 2016. The event will feature performances by the UNI Wind Symphony and UNI Symphonic Band on Friday evening as well as Saturday afternoon’s performance featuring solo competition winners, the festival’s percussionist groups, Festival Concert Band and Festival Symphony Band. Concerts: Friday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. Friday’s concert is free and open to the public. The Saturday concert for this event is ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX. For more information, call 319-273-2028.

Monday, February 15, 2016 - 3:00 pm

Abbylynn Helgevold and Susan Hill will facilitate this workshop that will focus on how faculty can write multiple-choice questions that engage more complex thinking.  Strategies and examples will be discussed followed by transforming multiple-choice questions. Participants can bring examples of multiple-choice questions.


Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 2:30 pm

There will be an Academic Advising workshop following the yik-yak and anonymous social media webinar to learn more about first-generation student needs, academic success tools, and legal and ethical issues in the job search students face.

Friday, February 19, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, February 20, 2016 (All day)

The Beta Nu Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and the UNI School of Music invite you and your band to the 61st Annual Tallcorn Jazz Festival and 65th Sinfonian Dimensions in Jazz Concerts to be held on February 19 and 20, 2016, on the UNI campus. For more information, click here. Concerts: Friday, Feb. 19 and Saturday, Feb. 20 at 7:15 p.m. Concerts for this event are ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 3:30 pm

Wallace Hettle, Ana Kogl, Alexa Sedlacek, and Craig Van Sandt will discuss an opinion piece by Molly Worthen called “Lecture Me. Really," published in the New York Times. The piece is an impassioned defense of the lecture, which Worthen believes to be under attack by advocates of “active learning.” 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 -
8:30 am to 1:00 pm

The UNIBusiness-John Deere Supply Chain Forum is an industry-academic partnership, designed to give supply chain professionals and UNI faculty and students an opportunity to join together to share industry best practices and network, while showcasing the talent within the UNI Supply Chain and Operations Management program. Conference check-in is from 8:30-9 a.m. The conference agenda will include approximately three main speakers, a student competition team presentation during lunch and networking time. This conference is offered free of charge with sponsorship from the John Deere Foundation, the Bradford Chair in International Business and the Bill Kimball Fund. Lunch presentation will be provided by the UNI Student Competition Team.

Friday, March 4, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, March 5, 2016 (All day)

UNI School of Music will proudly host the 2016 Iowa Days of Percussion. Guest artists Maraca2 and the World Percussion Group will appear and offer master classes and performances. For more information, please visit, or contact Randy Hogancamp ( 

Thursday, March 10, 2016 (All day) to Friday, March 11, 2016 (All day)

The Education Summit "Necessary Connectedness: The New Edge of Education" provides a venue and an opportunity for discussions and interactions to take place in a collective effort to advance public education in Iowa. The focus is on four strands: literacy, teacher leadership, STEM and diversity. Internationally known and respected education scholars from each of these strands will deliver keynote addresses.

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 7:00 pm

The 2016 University of Northern Iowa Leaders in Education Lecture Series will feature Sonia Nieto, educational scholar and author of such books as Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education, Why We Teach and Dear Paulo: Letters From Those Who Dare Teach. This event is in conjunction with the 2016 Education Summit.

Monday, March 21, 2016 - 3:00 pm

AACTE's Clinical Practice Commission has been charged with identifying a set of criteria that define clinical practice; lifting up exemplary models in the field and publishing a set of recommendations for teacher preparation programs nationwide. Participant will be able to provide feedback to this effort; a draft white paper will be circulated to participants prior to the meeting.

Thursday, March 24, 2016 (All day)

School of Music professors and conductors Ronald Johnson and Daniel Galyen will coordinate a day-long workshop for visiting Iowa high school bands. This event is free but requires registration. Contact for more information. 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 -
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

UNI CARES (UNI Creating A Responsible Environment Showcase) is a campuswide event to showcase diverse projects research, curricula and initiatives that contribute to building a responsible environment. The goal is to promote activities that address the environment and sustainability, and provide opportunities for future collaboration and active participation. This event will follow the provost's common read of  "The Invention of Nature: Alexander Von Humboldt's New World."  

Faculty, staff, centers, departments/programs and advisers of student groups are invited to share how they are creating a responsible environment. The participation form can be completed at: The deadline for submission is Monday, Feb. 8.

Friday, April 1, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, April 3, 2016 (All day)

UNI School of Music professor Kevin Droe will coordinate this engaging performance experience: Spectrum Project Final Show. The Spectrum Project combines music, movement and drama for children 6-18 with different abilities. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact

Friday, April 1, 2016 - 11:00 am

Deborah Loewenberg Ball will discuss the practices of teaching that are particularly "high-leverage" for beginning and early career teachers. A "high-leverage practice" is an action or task central to teaching. Examples include recognizing common patterns of students' thinking, conducting a whole-class discussion, building relationships with students, choosing representations and examples, and assessing students' learning.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 1:00 pm

UNI education faculty will discuss the nature and limitations of education research, including within and for the teacher education enterprise.

Saturday, April 9, 2016 (All day)

School of Music instructor of music education Michelle Swanson will coordinate this workshop. For more information, contact

Sunday, April 10, 2016 (All day)

Under the direction of School of Music professor Tina Su, the UNI Horn Choir will offer a spring recital featuring community players as well as UNI students as part of this day-long event. For more details, contact This event is free and open to the public.

Concert at 3 p.m. 

Friday, April 22, 2016 (All day)

Led by conductor and professor Rebecca Burkhardt, this day-long event will host Iowa high school students in a hands-on, interactive orchestra invitational. For more information, contact


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