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Exhibits, Films and Lectures Calendar

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 6:30 pm

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Women's and Gender Studies and Wellness and Recreation Services will host a screening and discussion of "The Mask You Live In." This documentary, from the makers of "Miss Representation," follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. These gender stereotypes interconnect with race, class and circumstance, creating a maze of identity issues boys and young men must navigate to become “real” men. "The Mask You Live In" ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men.


Following the 90-minute film, Mark Rowe-Barth, Alan Heisterkamp and Michael Fleming will lead a discussion.

This event is free and open to the public. Please note this film contains content that may not be suitable to children under 16.

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 7:00 pm to Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Opening Reception: April 27 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: Ashlie Coady and Sarah Etringer (printmaking), Estephania González (performance art), and Kelsey Sorensen (ceramics).

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 7:00 pm to Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Artists' depiction of animals document and interrogate human-animal relationships to reflect historical, political, ethical, and epistemological dimensions of what it means to be human and animal. Co-curated by Dr. Elizabeth Sutton and gallery director Darrell Taylor. Located in Gallery A.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Russell Guay, Department of Management, will present “To Whom Does Transformational Leadership Matter More?  An Examination of Neurotic and Introverted Followers and Their Organizational Citizenship.” Bring your lunch; cookies will be provided.

In a sample of 215 leaders and 1,284 followers, the positive relationship between transformational leadership and organizational citizenship behavior was stronger for those who are introverted or neurotic than those who are extraverted or emotionally stable. Therefore, transformational leaders can guide these employees to perform more OCB despite their tendencies to worry, lack confidence, and be shy and withdrawn. 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 3:15 pm

Xavi Escandell, associate professor of sociology, will present "Gender Gaps in Educational Outcomes Among Children of New Migrants: The Role of Social Integration from a Comparative Perspective."

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

"The Hunting Ground" is a documentary that exposes the fight for justice against sexual assault on college campuses through the eyes of the victim. The film premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and since then has been screened on multiple college campuses across the United States. The film sparks discussion around issues of sexual assault and the role of the university in investigating and aiding the victims of rape. The film was subsequently picked up by CNN, who will feature the film in an upcoming special. 

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Student Disability Services will be sponsor a screening of the documentary "Including Samuel." A discussion on inclusion and aiding individuals with disabilities in an educational setting led by Student Disability Services staff wil follow the screening. The film is from the perspective of a father whose son Samuel has cerebral palsy. Here is a short description of the film:

Before his son Samuel was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, photojournalist Dan Habib rarely thought about the educational inclusion of people with disabilities. Now he thinks about inclusion every day. Shot and produced over four years, this award-winning documentary chronicles the Habib family's efforts to include Samuel in every facet of their lives. The film also features four other families with varied inclusion experiences, plus interviews with dozens of teachers, young people, parents and disability rights experts. "Including Samuel" is a highly personal, passionately photographed film that captures the cultural and systemic barriers to inclusion in schools.

RSVP to Shelley Hartman at hartmsad@uni.edu.

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 7:00 pm

The UNI College of Education will sponser a lecture featuring Jonathan Kozol, a known author on the experiences of children living in impoverished communities. He will share strategies for what we can do in classrooms and beyond to support the nation's poorest children. This event is in conjunction with the Education Summit being held May 1, 2015. 

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm

View the night sky through the computer controlled telescope at the Earth and Environmental Science Observatory. This event is free and open to the public. Meet before 9 p.m. to get to the observatory (near the polar bear). No late admissions will be allowed; no food or drink and no cellphones or other electronic devices can be used during the observatory visit. This is the last show of the semester.

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