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Conferences, Workshops and Camps

Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

This workshop will provide a model to constructively navigate potentially divisive, tough situations and conflicts; applicable for interpersonal, group, organizational and social issues. The information presented is particularly useful for classes, student organizations, campus departments, residence halls and more. To register visit; for more information, call 319-273-3210 or

Saturday, January 31, 2015 (All day)

School of Music faculty artists Amanda McCandless, Ann Bradfield, Heather Peyton and Cayla Bellamy will coordinate and appear as clinicians at this event. Guest clinicians Richard Faria (Ithaca College), Rhonda Taylor (New Mexico State University), Jan Eberle (Michigan State University) and Amy Pollard (University of Georgia) will also appear as clinicians and performers. For more information or to register, visit

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

More than a workshop, this is part of a campus-wide program to foster diversity inclusion, social justice and community building through a highly positive, interactive approach. Provides a unique method. Sponsored by the UNI-National Coalition Building Institute, a group of volunteer faculty, staff and students from across campus trained to facilitate NCBI workshops. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Participants must be able to stay for the entire workshop. Registration: For more information: 273-3210 or

Thursday, February 12, 2015 (All day) to Saturday, February 14, 2015 (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 12-14, 2015. 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. 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.

Concerts: Friday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. 

Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Covers the foundations of the development process to help creator/developer understand how and why to build an app.  Advanced registration is required.

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 9:30 am

The Ninth Annual African-American Read-in is a community outreach project of the student organization Multiculutral Teaching Alliance (MTA) in collaboration with the College of Education, Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction, Rod Library and United Health Care. This year first-grade students will enjoy a variety of activities and special guests including:

  • Bryan Collier, author-illustrator and winner of the 2014 CSK Illustrator Award for the book, Knock, Knock, will share stories about his life and some of his literary works
  • Nothando Zulu, storyteller, president and director of the Black Storytellers Alliance, will share her folktale and storytelling talents
  • And many more special guests and activities are planned for the event 
Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Case studies will be used for an interactive class to help creators/developers understand the hows and whys of app development. Pre-requisite: App Developement I. Advanced registration is required. 

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 5:00 pm to Friday, February 20, 2015 - 4:00 pm

The theme of the Fourth Annual African-American Children and Families Conference is "A Chorus of Voices: Connecting the Community through Conversation." There will be a pre-conference panel discussion, African American Males and Females: A Journey to Success, Thursday, Feb. 19, 5-9 p.m. The conference begins at 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20, with keynote speakers Patricia Russell-McCloud and Theodora Phea Pinnock. The conference is designed for educators, administrators, childcare providers, law enforcement, policy makers, social workers, health professionals, business leaders and anyone committed to improving the lives of children. The goal is to promote a better understanding of culture, ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status and the needs of African-American children and families. There is no cost for UNI students and faculty. Sponsored by the College of Education.

Friday, February 20, 2015 (All day) to Saturday, February 21, 2015 (All day)

The Beta Nu Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and the UNI School of Music invite you and your band to the 60th Annual Tallcorn Jazz Festival and 64th Sinfonian Dimensions in Jazz Concerts to be held on February 20 and 21, 2015, on the UNI campus. Dave Douglas, trumpeter and composer, will be the featured guest artist at this year’s event. For more information, click here. Concerts for this event are ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX, or visit

Concerts: Friday, Feb. 20 and Saturday, Feb. 21 at 7:15 p.m. 

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 8:30 am to 2:30 pm

STEM Career Conferences are day long events for middle and high school counselors and STEM teachers. The day includes opportunities to hear from local business professionals about regional current and future STEM careers, tours of innovative labs and departments where Iowa's young adults are prepared for the workforce, networking with community college and university faculty about articulation from middle school through graduate school and more. Tours of the Tallgrass Prairie Center and the Technology Center will be offered. Breakout sessions include learning about the ACT STEM and CCR scores (ideal for counselors) and STEM education in the agriculture classroom (ideal for STEM educators). The conference is free through the generous support of the Iowa Farm Bureau, UNI and our community college hosts. This is the first of five STEM Career Conferences to be offered across Iowa during the spring semester. 

UNI faculty and staff can participate by staffing a table for their department during the mini-career fair from 11:30 a.m.-noon. Contact Beth Thompson,, to register a booth for your department.


Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 7:30 pm

Under the direction of faculty artist Chris Merz and graduate student conductors, the School of Music will present a jazz combos concert. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, February 26, 2015 (All day)

Spotlight on STEM Day is a showcase of innovative activities presented by K-12 teachers and their students. This event provides UNI preservice teachers with an opporutnity to discuss how to implement hands-on, project-based, STEM activities with the teachers and students who are successfully doing it.

Teachers and students across Iowa, along with UNI faculty, will showcase their work through displays, demonstrations and presentations. They will discuss the challenges and successes of integrating technology, science, mathematics and engineering into the classroom while still meeting their school's need to increase student achievement.


8:45 Welcome for Visiting Presenters

9:00-9:30 Closed Gallery - Visiting students and teachers view each others displays

9:30-11:30 Open Gallery - UNI students, faculty, staff and the public visit displays - visit one or all, see demostrations and participate in interactive exhibits

11:30-1:30 Lunch Break - Visiting students participate in lunch program highlighting UNI STEM programs and activities

1:30-3:30 Concurrent Presentations - open to students, faulty, staff and the public - K-12 students and their teachers present projects in 20-minute sessions

3:30 Closing Message and door prizes

Participants should begin at the information booth outside Room 120, ITTC.  All public activities take place in the ITTC. Free and open to students, faculty, staff and the public.

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Creators/developers will begin the process of creating an app in this hands-on workshop. Pre-requisites: App Developement I and II. Advanced registration is required. 

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 4:30 pm to Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Richard Arevalo, research space scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, will be the keynote speaker. The title of his lecture is "It's a Trap! A Review of the MOMA Instrument Aboard Exomars 2018 and other Ion Traps in Space or Under Development," followed by a poster session.

The Midwest Astrochemistry Consortium seeks to foster communication and collaboration between astrochemists in the region, a diverse interdisciplinary group of astronomers, experimentalists and theorists who contribute to tackling the wide spectrum of astrochemical problems. 

Registration is required.


Monday, March 9, 2015 - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

This workshop will provide a model to constructively navigate potentially divisive, tough situations and conflicts; applicable for interpersonal, group, organizational and social issues. The information presented is particularly useful for classes, student organizations, campus departments, residence halls and more. To register visit; for more information, call 319-273-3210 or

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 8:00 am

School of Music professor and conductor Daniel Galyen will coordinate a day-long workshop for visiting Iowa high school bands featuring Storm Lake High School, Spirit Lake High School, Algona High School, Le Mars High School and Waterloo West High School. This event is free but requires registration. Contact for more information. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 8:00 pm

Visiting artist Jake Heggie will present a master class as part of the Meryl Norton Hearst Visiting Artist Series. Jake Heggie is the American composer of the operas Moby-Dick, Dead Man Walking, Three Decembers, To Hell and Back, and Out of Darkness: a triptych of Holocaust stories (Another Sunrise – Farewell, Auschwitz – For a Look or a Touch). He has also composed more than 250 songs, as well as chamber, choral and orchestral works. Heggie, a Guggenheim Fellow, has served as a mentor to Washington National Opera’s American Opera Initiative for young composers and librettists for the past two seasons. For more information, visit This event is free and open to the public.

Friday, March 27, 2015 (All day) to Saturday, March 28, 2015 (All day)

The UNI School of Music will host the 2015 Iowa Composers Forum Spring New Music Festival. This festival will featured new music from Iowa composers, as well as a student musician performance featuring art songs by Hearst Series artist and composer Jake Heggie at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 27. For more information on the Iowa Composers Forum, visit . For more information on this event, contact

Saturday, March 28, 2015 (All day) to Sunday, March 29, 2015 (All day)

The UNI Suzuki School will present their bi-annual recital weekend. For more information, visit . This event is free and open to the public.

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 12:00 pm

UNI faculty artist Theresa Camilli will coordinate a master class for the Piano Pedagogy program at UNI. This event is free and open to the public. 


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