New office hours!
Our brand-new executive board has finalized their office hours for the spring semester! Come by any time with questions, comments or just to chat.
Executive board members’ office hours are as follows:
Stormy O’Brink, President
Monday, Wednesday, 11-2 p.m.
Amber Fruetel, Director of Social Activism and Outreach
Thurs., 9-11 a.m.
DJ Xayasouk, Secretary/Treasurer
By appointment, contact email@example.com.
Steven Sanchez, Director of Media Relations
Wednesday, 3-4 p.m.
Bryant Plowman, Co-Director of Public Relations
Monday, 3-4 p.m.
Jonathan Cram, Co-Director of Public Relations
Tues., 11-1 p.m.
Ella Daft, Director of Creative Programming
Friday, 3:30-5 p.m.
To make an appointment or for additional information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Award-winning gay latino poet to perform at UNI
Award-winning Latino poet Eduardo Corral will perform at the University of Northern Iowa at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12, in Bartlett Hall, Room 1017. Author of the critically acclaimed book “Slow Lightning,” Corral is the first Latino to receive the prestigious Yale Younger Series Poets Prize. His diverse work spans subject matter such as language, history, gender and ethnicity.
"Corral is an important new poet whose work speaks to the experiences of those whose voices have historically been underrepresented or unheard," said Jeremy Schraffenberger, associate professor in UNI’s Department of Languages and Literatures. "The UNI community will not only be enriched by his beautiful and linguistically innovative poetry but also by his thoughtful exploration of history, sexuality and identity politics."
Corral’s work has been featured in the Beloit Poetry Journal and the New England Review. He has received honors such as the Whiting Writer’s Award and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.
The event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the Department of Languages and Literatures, the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences, Sigma Delta Pi, the North American Review and UNI Proud. For more information, contact Schraffenberger at 319-273-3879 or email@example.com.
UNI film screenings to explore food industry, masculinity
Check out this interesting event being brought to UNI by the Provosts’ Diversity Initiative.
Award-winning filmmaker Byron Hurt will screen two of his films at the UNI on Feb. 11 and 12. The first event will feature the film “Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes” at 6:30 p.m., to be followed by a lecture and discussion with Hurt at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11, in Lang Auditorium. The second night will feature “Soul Food Junkies” at 6:30 p.m., to be followed by a lecture and discussion with Hurt at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12, in Lang Hall Auditorium.
"Soul Food Junkies" explores the culture of Southern soul food while documenting the fatal illness of a family’s matriarch, which was caused by the food she was eating. The documentary recognizes not only the politics of the food industry, but challenges within the industry as well.
"Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes" examines masculinity, violence, homophobia and sexism in hip-hop music and culture through interviews with artists, academics and fans. After its premiere at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, the documentary won an award for best documentary at the San Francisco Black Film Festival, the audience award at the Roxbury Film Festival, and was named one of the best documentary films in 2007 by the Chicago Tribune.
Both events are free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Harry Brod, professor of sociology and humanities, at 319-273-2693 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now that you’ve (hopefully!) settled into your schedule, spring into action with UNI Proud at our first meeting of the semester at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 21, in the Presidential Room.
We’ll be playing some fun ice-breakers and sharing ideas for the semester’s events—including brainstorming Pride Week events and speakers! We’ll also be holding elections for our open board positions.
Come by to get reacquainted with everyone, meet new people and make your voice heard! RSVP on Facebook.
First spring semester meeting
The UNI Proud executive board is hard at work planning an awesome semester full of fabulous events. Our first meeting will be next week, on Tuesday, Jan. 21. Until then, let us know if you have any suggestions for events or meeting topics by dropping us a line in our ask box or e-mailing us at email@example.com. And be sure to join our Facebook group and follow us on Twitter for all the latest meeting and event info.
Hope you have a great first week of classes. See you soon!
Take a look at UNI’s brand-new LGBT* center at the center’s open house on Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by center, located on the upper level of Maucker Union, anytime for refreshments and a tour of the space. RSVP on Facebook.
Stop by the LGBT* Center again at 7 p.m. for some fun and games at UNI Proud’s last meeting of the semester.