March 2016 RodCast Articles

Author Visit ~ Sonia Nazario

Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 6:00am - Author Visit ~ Sonia Nazario     April 11, 2016 - UNI Campus, Lang Hall Auditorium @7 pm Sonia Nazario will discuss her book, Enrique's Journey: The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother. This is free and open to the public. Learn more about the author on the book website(link is external).   University Sponsors- University of Northern Iowa: College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences, Center for Multicultural Education, Department of Languages and Literatures, Department of Women and Gender Studies, Rod Library and Sigma Delta Pi.   Other Sponsors: Dr. H.S. ... Read More


Monday, March 21, 2016 - 11:38am - Eco+House is an interdisciplinary eco-art course aiming to creatively build environmental awareness and positive change. This eco-active exhibition highlights each student’s research into a chosen ecological issue and its impact on the local community. The students have turned statistics, graphs, interviews, fieldwork, and personal interactions into a range of works that cross art disciplines and engage with the audience in powerful, surprising and touching ways.    This exhibition has been created by Spring 2016 EcoHouse students in partnership with the UNI Museum and UNI CARES. The inaugural performances will occur on March 30th, from 12-3 at Maucker Union, and in the UNI Museum at 3:30.... Read More
Family Art Exhibit

Family Art Exhibit

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 9:46am - As a part of the National Endowment for the Humanities and American Library Association’s Latino Americans: 500 Years of History programming the UNI Gallery of Art will host a Latino American Children's exhibit, Family from March 24- April 19.   This exhibit was organized by Wendy Miller and featuring artwork from students in Cedar Falls and Waterloo Elementary schools.   An opening reception will be held March 24 at 6pm.  This event is free and open to the public.  

Spotlight on Learning Commons

Monday, March 14, 2016 - 1:07pm - Do you know all of the great ways you can use the Learning Commons? Connect People – interact with student on projects, meet a professor or meet up with friends. Events – several times through the year events and performances are held for all to enjoy! Book Bistro- stop by for your favorite grilled cheese or a cup of coffee. Faculty office hours Flexible collaborative stations Group projects Comfy seating areas   Create Digital Media Hub Green Screen Room 3-D Printer Assistive Technology Adobe Software Media Consultants are there to help you take full advantage of our Digital Media Hub            ... Read More

Black Women in Sequence: Re-Inking Comics Graphic Novels and Anime

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 9:21am -   At noon in the ScholarSpace (Room 301) on April 2nd  DeborahElizabeth Whaley will be on hand to discuss her new book Black Women in Sequence:  Re-inking Comics, Graphic Novels and Anime (2015).  This book explores graphic novel production and comic book fandom, looking in particular at African, African American, and multiethnic women as depicted in television, film, animation, gaming, and print representations of comic book and graphic novel characters.   Deborah Elizabeth Whaley is our keynote speaker at this years RodCon event. Visit the RodCon 2016 website for additional information about the event and... Read More

Jared Rogness Select Works

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 8:58am - From February 29th-April 4th, Iowa-born illustrator, and UNI Department of Art alum, Jared Rogness has select works on display on the Learning Commons Exhibition Wall on the main floor in Rod Library. Rogness currently is a storyboard artist and illustrator living in Los Angeles. He earned his Bachelors of Fine Arts in 2003, and as a student he was a frequent contributor of outspoken political cartoons to The Northern Iowan under the pen name e-Chicken. He has illustrated short stories for magazines, produced motion picture storyboards, and created the graphic series "Green Street" for Little Village magazine. He is currently working on a comic series The Northman's Curse... Read More

ScholarSpace Open!

Friday, March 4, 2016 - 10:12am - ScholarSpace open for business! Rod Library’s ScholarSpace is a venue where research and scholarship occurring at UNI can be shared and celebrated.  Located on the third floor (room 301), the space has seating for up to 96 people.  The furniture in this space can be arranged to best fit your group needs (tables and chairs or crowd seating).  Currently the room has a projection screen on the south side and projector for presentations, however late this semester the room will be outfitted  two 90” TVs on the west wall, video equipment, and a sound system. The ScholarSpace was funded through a generous donation from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust.  Groups of 50 or more... Read More

Tu Historia

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 3:56pm - Share your story: The Rod Library, as a part of the National Endowment for the Humanities and American Library Association’s Latino Americans: 500 Years of History programming, is creating Tu Historia: Latino Americans in Iowa, an oral history collection that focuses on the experiences of Latinos and Latino Americans in the Midwest. This project aims to promote cultural connections through the stories of individuals. All Latino/as are encouraged to share their stories through photos, video, or by just speaking with us. If you would like to contribute to this project, contact Jess Cruz at or 319-273-2495 or Juan Carlos Castillo at or 319-273-6200 or Ivonne Cuadra at... Read More
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