The UNI Student Chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS), in collaboration with students from the departments of biology, physics and earth science, will host a “Halloween House.” UNI students will perform Halloween-themed science demonstrations and supervise hands-on activities in rooms such as the “Pirates’ Cove," “Frankenstein’s Lab," “Creepy Crawlies" and “Spooky Spelunking." This event is free and open to the public. Costumes are welcome. The activities are intended for elementary age children, but can be enjoyed by children of all ages.
Executive Vice President and Provost
Ken Smith, director of student affairs-Rockford, College of Pharmacy, The University of Illinois at Chicago, will present "UIC College of Pharmacy PharmD Program."
Jared Parmater, biology, will defend his thesis "Effects of Metolachlor Exposure THP-1 Alveolar Monocyte and Macrophage Cellular Function."
Allysan White, biology, will defend her thesis "Homocysteine and CSRP-3 Protein in Migrating Neural Crest Cells - A Quantitative and Qualitative Confocal Microscopy Study."
Megan Oakleaf will be discussing national trends related to the value of academic libraries and its role in the institutional mission of universities. Her presentation will be followed by a discussion on how Rod Library can help meet UNI's institutional goals.
Keisuke Hasegawa, Grinnell College, will present "Near-field optics for investigating biomolecular self-assembly below the diffraction limit of light."
Leila Rod-Welch, library, will present information on how to find books and scholarly articles using the library's website and Interlibrary Loan, and utilize the library's advanced search capabilities to access Catalog, One Search!, numerous subject databases and Google Scholar through your UNI subscription. Information on the Liaison Librarian Services, Rod Library's one-on-one consultation services will also be presented.
Deanne Gute, academic learning center, is the workshop presenter. Topic areas that will be discussed include low-stress "get it started" strategies, tips on matching your strengths to what graduate programs want, ideas for developing and organizing the document and instruction on polishing the writing for maximum impact.
A one-hour visit from the famous American poet, Walt Whitman, portrayed by Bill Koch, languages and literatures. Using multi-media, Koch brings the life and times of Walt Whitman to life, reciting his poetry and describing the great social moments of his day.
The UNI Leaders in Education Lectures Series will host Debbie Reese. Her lecture is titled "Teachers Teach, But What Will You Teach?: Using Children's Literature to Teach About the United States."