The Rod Library will host the second annual mini comic book convention. Activities will include panels, arts and crafts, games, trivia, artists, vendors, costume contests and more. Whether you are new to comics or an expert, you are bound to find something that interests you. More information is available on the Rod Library website or our Facebook event page. Open to the public, free of charge; all ages welcome.
TEDxUNI: Charting Destiny will launch conversations and inspire positive growth for individuals, for institutions and for our culture. Ten speakers and performers, including a Purple Heart recipient, a Mayo Clinic physician/author, community designers and entrepreneurs, educators, Ceder Valley youth and others will each contribute a unique angle on the vital TEDxUNI message: each of us has the power to overcome our challenges, shape our own destiny and improve our world. In addition, TEDxUNI will host XFest, a high-energy, experiential festival, along with concurrent campus/community viewing parties as TEDxUNI is streamed to the world live.
The College of Education will host its bi-annual Teacher Education Induction Convocation. Two hundred and six students have satisfied requirements for admission into the Teacher Education program and are invited to participate in the formal ceremony, the official induction of students into that field of study. Deb Tidwell, curriculum and instruction, will deliver the convocation address. This will be the 49th group of candidates inducted into the Teacher Education program since formal ceremonies began in 1991. Parents and friends of the candidates are invited along with UNI faculty and administrators. A reception will follow in the GBPAC lobby.
Relay for Life is sponsored by the American Cancer Society and the UNI Colleges Against Cancer chapter. The 12-hour event will raise money for cancer research. Participants will celebrate those who have beat cancer, remember those who have lost their battle and fight back so cancer no longer exists in our world. Entertainment will include a live band, bounce houses, silent auction, photo booth, contests and speeches by those who have been affected by cancer.
Energy production affects everyone and ethical issues arise throughout the process, from source to production to consumption.
A panel of experts will provide a comprehensive picture of energy production in Iowa and discuss economic effects, environmental impacts, legal aspects, agricultural viewpoints and employment prospects related to the topic.
Specifically, they will address:
- Concerns about how Iowa and the U.S. will meet future energy needs.
- The proposed Dakota Access oil pipeline and Rock Island Clean Line projects.
- The approval process for proposed energy production projects.
- How to get your voice heard in the discussion.
Guest speakers (including Holocaust survivor Miriam Brysk), short videos, memorial candle lighting and two exhibits on the Holocaust are the main elements of this year's ceremony, which will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the camps and of the defeat of the Nazi Germany.
The Leader in Me Symposium is a two-day conference focused on instilling leadership as a vital component in education, and unleashing the greatness of every child. We invite you to unite with innovative leaders to find your voice and forever change the face of education. Registration is required.
UNI Earth Day Celebration 2015 will have educational booths, free bike tune-ups and more.
The Autism and Arts Education Symposium is a 2-day conference that features research, practice and showcase in the arts and autism. The purpose of the symposium is to bring together researchers, practitioners, teachers, therapists and parents who specialize in arts education for children with autism with the purpose of sharing ideas and learning more about the benefits of the arts for children with autism. UNI faculty artist Kevin Droe will coordinate this event. For more information or to register, visit www.autismandarts.org .
UNI Employee Well-being encourages all employees to participate in a free biometric sreening. This screening is offered through Wheaton Franciscan Wellness Services. All UNI employees are eligible for one free screening per academic year. Spouses may sign up for $25 (blood profile only). Prior registration required.