Construction for the new Makerspace and ScholarSpace began September 2nd, 2015 and is still underway. These projects were made possible through two separate grants, Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust and McElroy Trust. These spaces will be a great addition to the Rod Library.
Rod Library is proud to present artwork by UNI student Devon Mettlin on the Learning Commons Exhibition Wall during the month of December.
Rod Library’s Diversity Committee is hosting the first “Diversity Means…” art exhibit during February 2016. UNI Students, faculty, staff and community are invited to submit entries to the student juried show.
The theme is interpretive to the title, “Diversity Means…”. Artists are encouraged to submit a personal narrative about their artwork.
Finals week creeps up on us once again. Don’t worry, the Rod is here to make the journey slightly less painful. We have a few stress relieving activities planned. Dec 14-16 from 5pm-8pm there will be free chair massages in the Learning Commons. The graffiti wall and stress free zones will make a reappearance, and back by popular demand- P.E.T.P.A.L.S therapy dogs will be in the lobby to greet you and let you know how amazing you are. They’ll be here Dec 9,10, 14-16 from 11am-2pm.
Rod Library is actively fundraising to purchase a Microsoft Surface Hub, as a key component of the new Learning Commons collaborative workspace.
Why the Microsoft Surface Hub?
The 55” Microsoft Surface Hub represents a new era in collaboration at Rod Library. While we have a number of conferencing and collaboration tools (like webcams and shared screens) at Rod Library today, they exist separately and take a bit of know-how and prep time to sync up and activate.
The second annual Around the World in 180 Minutes event will take place on Wednesday, November 18th from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the Learning Commons at Rod Library.
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.