Several free public events are being offered over the next week at Buena Vista University.
March 6-March 15: BVU Senior Art Show, Zachary Niebuhr, BVU Art Gallery. Niebuhr's show will consist of prints, hand-cast paper and pastel/charcoals, and ceramic pieces. An artist's reception will be held on Sunday, March 10, from 2-4 p.m., in the gallery. Open to the public, free of charge. The BVU Art Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
March 8, 7:30 p.m.: Mt. Zion Baptist Consecrated Choir from Sioux City, Schaller Memorial Chapel. The 100-member choir will perform modern and traditional gospel music. The audience is guaranteed to be moved by the energy and inspiration of the choir, along with the additional instruments of praise, including bass and electric guitar, piano, organ, saxophone, drums and bongos. Open to the public, free of charge.
Sunday, March 10, 3 p.m.: BVU Winter Band Concert, Anderson Auditorium, Harold Walter Siebens Forum. The concert band will perform "The Conqueror" written in 1912 by Carl Teike; "First Suite in E-Flat: by Gustav Holst; and "Nimrod" by Edward Elgar. Highlighting the concert will be a contemporary work commissioned by the Big 12 Band Directors Associations called "Tempered Steel" by Charles Rochester Young. Featured flute soloist Dr. David Klee, director of jazz studies and assistant professor of music at BVU, will perform "Concertino" by Cecile Chaminade. The final performance for the evening will be selections from Leonard Bernstein's "West Side Story." Open to the public, free.
March 12, 7 p.m.: Sandy Hansen, "Civil War Women," Anderson Auditorium, Harold Walter Siebens Forum. This event will cover one of the most explosive events in history. The diaries of an escaped slave who hid in a crawl space for seven year: a woman who disguised herself to fight as a soldier; a conductor of the Underground Railroad; a southern belle; and a woman doctor will all come alive during this presentation. Hansen has performed at numerous schools, museums, libraries, and as keynote speaker for conferences and churches in the Midwest for the last ten years. Open to the public, free.
March 13, 6 p.m.: Karen Halbersleben and Libby Rau, "Phenomenal Women: Past, Present and Future," Hansen 8, Harold Walter Siebens Forum. Halbersleben and Rau will showcase and honor the diverse and interlocking stories of women who have paved the way for all women. Halbersleben, vice president for academics affairs and dean of faculty at BVU, and Rau, a senior at BVU from Fargo, ND, will discuss the two most influential women in their lives. Open to the public, free of charge.
March 13, 7:15 p.m.: Catherine Denial, "Why Women's History Still Matters," Hansen 8, Harold Walter Siebens Forum. Denial will offer five examples of why women's history is so relevant to the contemporary social, political, and legal culture of the United States. By exploring the connection between history and our imaginations, Denial suggests the ways in which history conditions our day-to-day live. Denial is working on her Ph. D. in history at the University of Iowa where she teaches Gender and the American and French Revolutions. Open to the public, free of charge.
March 13, 8:15 p.m.: Jennifer Harbour, "What Your History Teacher Didn't Want You to Know About Women in War," Hansen 8, Harold Walter Siebens Forum. Harbour will focus on the myths surrounding the historical placement of women in war. In 2000, she won an Outstanding Teaching Award from the University of Iowa. Open to the public, free.
March 14, 6 p.m.: Steven Minard, "A Road Less Traveled," Ballou Seminar Room #1, Siebens Forum.
March 23: Men's tennis, BVU vs Upper Iowa University, and Central, BVU main campus.
March 25: Spring Break.
Only home athletic events are included in this calendar. For a full listing of sporting events, call 712-749-2253.