The UNIVA will be displaying photos of military and veterans during the month of November on Rod Library’s Learning Commons Exhibition Wall. We encourage students, faculty, and staff to submit photos for the exhibit. Additionally, we will also be displaying a memorial wall, listing names of those military and veterans no longer with us.
The UNI Museum will be hosting its grand re-opening October 31st, from 11-3. This event will celebrate our new home in the Rod Library and highlight some of the exciting changes that have happened for us at the University of Northern Iowa. This reception will unveil three new exhibits to usher in our newest incarnation.
Come examine disability as a social justice issue in our film and discussion series, Disability Justice: Past, Present, Future. The year 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of landmark civil rights legislation, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), championed by Iowa Senator Tom Harkin.
We celebrate Banned Books Week each year to bring attention to books that have been challenged, restricted, or banned, and to highlight the importance of even the most controversial texts. Many of the books you'll see featured this week haven't actually been banned. They've been challenged or otherwise targeted for removal, but they've remained on shelves in the long run after communities followed their own challenge policies and allowed for advocacy and discussion.
Just a friendly reminder about the fair use while using the copying or scanning equipment in the Rod Library. Fair use indicates that you can make:
On September 15th, from 4-7pm the Rod Library will be hosting a Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff to celebrate all things Hispanic and Latino. We will feature performances by Salsa Cedar Falls, IDT Dance Company, and the campus Capoeira group. There will be free food as well, along with crafts and a piñata! At the end of the evening we'll be screening the first episode of Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, to kick off our year long series of programs celebrating Latinos and Latino culture.
Make your first impression count! Stop by the Learning Commons in Rod Library on Wednesday, September 16 from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm to have your FREE professional headshot taken, review your resume with Career Services and order personal business cards through UNI Business. Whether you’re looking for a job or internship, or participating in social networking opportunities like LinkedIn, a polished look can set you apart from the competition. Professional attire is recommended, no appointment needed.
On Tuesday, September 1st at 6:00 pm in the Waterloo Center for the Arts, Dr. Michael D. Blackwell will be speaking on the socialization and institutionalization of hatred in the United States and discuss creative ways individuals and communities can address categorical prejudices and structural apparatuses that perpetuate the varieties of xenophobia and inequities in our nation.