University of Northern Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org en Ukrainian Pianist Margaryta Golovko Wins First Prize in Midwest International Piano Competition http://iowapublicradio.org/post/ukrainian-pianist-margaryta-golovko-wins-first-prize-midwest-international-piano-competition <p>Congratulations to Margaryta Golovko, winner of the inaugural Midwest International Piano Competition! After competing this past week with nineteen other pianists in the senior division from eleven different countries, Margaryta is the winner of a $10,000 cash prize, a CD recording with the Blue Griffin label, a concerto performance with the wcfsymphony on November 1, 2014, and an optional 2-year professional management contract with Heartland Concert Artists.</p> Sun, 08 Jun 2014 03:22:03 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 41892 at http://iowapublicradio.org Ukrainian Pianist Margaryta Golovko Wins First Prize in Midwest International Piano Competition Regents Change University Funding Structure http://iowapublicradio.org/post/regents-change-university-funding-structure <p>The Iowa Board of Regents has adopted a plan to change how state funding is allocated to Iowa's three Regents' universities.&nbsp; Host Ben Kieffer talks with IPR's Dean Borg about the factors that will be used to set future funding levels, including numbers of in-state students and graduation rates.</p><p></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:55:42 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 41849 at http://iowapublicradio.org Regents Change University Funding Structure Three Finalists Face Off this Saturday for $10,000 in Midwest International Piano Competition http://iowapublicradio.org/post/three-finalists-face-saturday-10000-midwest-international-piano-competition <p class="Body">While sixteen of the greatest young senior division pianists from around the world begin to pack their bags, Elina Akselrud, Tomer Gewirtzman, and Margaryta Golovko are preparing for the final round of the senior division of the Midwest International Piano Competition, and the chance to win $10,000.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Iowa Public Radio speaks with Midwest International Piano Competition founders </span>Dmitri<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Vorobiev<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Sean </span>Botkin<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Hear the two University of Northern Iowa Piano Professors describe the origins of this inaugural event as they give us a peek behind the scenes.</span></p><p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 15:13:48 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 41814 at http://iowapublicradio.org Three Finalists Face Off this Saturday for $10,000 in Midwest International Piano Competition Junior Division Finalists Selected in the Midwest International Piano Competition http://iowapublicradio.org/post/junior-division-finalists-selected-midwest-international-piano-competition <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Twenty-six young, world-class pianists from across the globe have been competing this week in the inaugural Midwest International Piano Competition. Iowa Public Radio speaks with the founders of the competition, Dmitri Vorobiev and Sean Botkin. Hear the two University of Northern Iowa Piano Professors describe the origins of this inaugural event as they give us a peek behind the scenes.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 17:59:45 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 41770 at http://iowapublicradio.org Junior Division Finalists Selected in the Midwest International Piano Competition Live Broadcast of Top Notch Pianists in Midwest International Piano Competition Finals, June 7 at 5 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/live-broadcast-top-notch-pianists-midwest-international-piano-competition-finals-june-7-5 <p>Three of the world’s best young pianists will be competing in the finals for the first ever Midwest International Piano Competition, hosted by the University of Northern Iowa’s School of Music at 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 7. Wed, 28 May 2014 17:50:12 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 41349 at http://iowapublicradio.org Live Broadcast of Top Notch Pianists in Midwest International Piano Competition Finals, June 7 at 5 May IAS features Midwest International Piano Competition, Lowell Walter house, DMMO, and more! http://iowapublicradio.org/post/may-ias-features-midwest-international-piano-competition-lowell-walter-house-dmmo-and-more <p>As you dust off your gardening gloves for some May planting, let Iowa Public Radio sow a few upcoming arts-event seeds on the <em>Iowa Arts Showcase</em>. May’s line-up includes:</p><p>·&nbsp;<em>UNI’s Assistant Professor of Piano Dmitri Vorobiev and Associate Professor of Piano Sean Botkin as they discuss the inaugural Midwest International Piano Competition</em></p> Sat, 26 Apr 2014 21:11:56 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 39763 at http://iowapublicradio.org May IAS features Midwest International Piano Competition, Lowell Walter house, DMMO, and more! Violins of Hope, Kristallnacht Event NOW http://iowapublicradio.org/post/violins-hope-kristallnacht-event-now <p>Tune in now to hear "Violins of Hope" - the story of a man's quest to restore violins played by Jewish prisoners in concentration camps - followed at 3 by a LIVE broadcast of the Kristallnacht commemoration in Cedar Falls, with Jason Weinberger leading the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony and a number of other participants telling the tale of the pogrom that initiated the Final Solution. Jacqueline Halbloom hosts.</p> Sun, 10 Nov 2013 19:05:51 +0000 Barney Sherman 31897 at http://iowapublicradio.org Violins of Hope, Kristallnacht Event NOW Iowa Arts Showcase November 2, 2013 at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-arts-showcase-november-2-2013-11-am-and-5-pm-1 <p></p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 16:38:07 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 31357 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Arts Showcase November 2, 2013 at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Symphonies of Iowa Encore Broadcast for October 14, 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/symphonies-iowa-encore-broadcast-october-14-2013 <p style="margin-left:1.0in;">On Monday, October 14, 2014 at 7 p.m. Iowa Public Radio&rsquo;s <em>Symphonies of Iowa</em>&nbsp;presents an encore broadcast of the&nbsp;Waterloo0-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, narrator Scott Cawelti, and the Northern Iowa Youth Orchestra performance. Commissioned by the Blanden Memorial Art Museum and the Fort Dodge Area Symphony, Jonathan Chenette&rsquo;s Rural Symphony is a three-movement work inspired by photographs of daily life in rural Iowa. Tue, 08 Oct 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 29621 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Arts Showcase October 5, 2013 at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-arts-showcase-october-5-2013-11-am-and-5-pm <p></p><p>Iowa Public Radio&#39;s next&nbsp;<em>Iowa Arts Showcase</em>&nbsp;broadcast will air Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Join us as Iowa Public Radio&#39;s Jacqueline Halbloom interviews Jeff Fleming, Executive Director at the Des Moines Art Center. Fleming will discuss the upcoming exhibition:&nbsp;<em>Gravity and Grace</em></p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 19:47:07 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 30050 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Arts Showcase October 5, 2013 at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. UNI's Delightful "Fledermaus" Airs Saturday http://iowapublicradio.org/post/unis-delightful-fledermaus-airs-saturday-0 <p>Tune in Saturday at 7 PM for the UNI Opera Theatre's irresistible production of Johann Strauss Jr's witty, melodious&nbsp; "Die Fledermaus." It's performed in communicative English and led by Jonathan Girard.&nbsp; The broadcast is part of our "Arias in April" series. (Bonus: watch the rehearsal of the overture: http://vimeo.com/18354038).</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 15:45:47 +0000 Barney Sherman 19819 at http://iowapublicradio.org UNI's Delightful "Fledermaus" Airs Saturday Shell Games: The Life and Times of Pearl McGill, Industrial Spy and Pioneer Labor Activist http://iowapublicradio.org/post/shell-games-life-and-times-pearl-mcgill-industrial-spy-and-pioneer-labor-activist <p>Jeffrey Copeland's <em><a href="http://www.jcopelandauthor.com/">Shell Games: The Life and Times of Pearl McGill, Industrial Spy and Pioneer Labor Activist</a> </em>is a true story told in the voices of people who lived the events. The story has murder, mystery, mayhem - all important pieces of American history - and a good love story as well. Copeland is the Head of the Department of Languages and Literatures at the University of Northern Iowa.</p><p></p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 15:38:50 +0000 Charity Nebbe 11698 at http://iowapublicradio.org Shell Games: The Life and Times of Pearl McGill, Industrial Spy and Pioneer Labor Activist UNI President Allen Announces Retirement http://iowapublicradio.org/post/uni-president-allen-announces-retirement <p>University of Northern Iowa President Ben Allen has announced plans to retire &quot;no later than July 1, 2013.&quot;&nbsp; Iowa Public Radio&#39;s Pat Blank reports.</p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 19:32:28 +0000 Pat Blank 5711 at http://iowapublicradio.org UNI President Allen Announces Retirement Iowa University Presidents: ISU and UNI http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-university-presidents-isu-and-uni <p>Iowa public universities continue to face difficult decisions such as financial backing and enrollment. IPR&rsquo;s Dean Borg talks with Iowa State University President Steven Leath and President Ben Allen from the University of Northern Iowa about challenges they face including&nbsp;program closings, financial backing, and future plans for their schools.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 18:25:02 +0000 Dean Borg 4409 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa University Presidents: ISU and UNI Politics Day - Wisconsin Recall Results http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-wisconsin-recall-results <p><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span>Tuesday&rsquo;s Wisconsin recall election revealed Scott Walker will retain his seat as governor. IPR&rsquo;s Dean Borg talks with political scientists from the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay, the University of Iowa, and the University of Northern Iowa about what&nbsp;Scott Walker&rsquo;s success in overcoming a recall election means&nbsp;for Democrats and Republicans. Later, Dean also analyzes the races in Iowa&rsquo;s Congressional districts now that the general election ballot is set.</p> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 18:48:27 +0000 Ben Kieffer 2777 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day - Wisconsin Recall Results Shell Games http://iowapublicradio.org/post/shell-games <p>Jeffrey Copeland&#39;s <em><a href="http://www.jcopelandauthor.com/"><u><font color="#0066cc">Shell Games: The Life and Times of Pearl McGill, Industrial Spy and Pioneer Labor Activist</font></u></a> </em>is a true story told in the voices of people who lived the events. The story has murder, mystery, mayhem - all important pieces of American history - and a good love story as well. Copeland is the Head of the Department of Languages and Literatures at the University of Northern Iowa.</p> Mon, 09 Apr 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Charity Nebbe 137 at http://iowapublicradio.org Preparing Students for Kindergarten http://iowapublicradio.org/post/preparing-students-kindergarten <p>Kindergarten today is not just about snacks, rest time and recess. Kids are expected to arrive ready to learn...a lot. On today&#39;s Talk of Iowa, we&#39;ll discuss getting ready for kindergarten. We&rsquo;ll talk about early childhood education, how to prepare your child for kindergarten and we&#39;ll hear from a kindergarten teacher what she expects her students to know when they walk in the door for the first day of school. Guests are kindergarten teacher Michelle Anderson-Kunz of Des Moines; Alison Bell of the Iowa Parent Information Resource Center; Dr. Tue, 07 Feb 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Charity Nebbe 89 at http://iowapublicradio.org