A reception for the keynote speaker of the Annual Human Rights Conference of the Waterloo Commission on Human Rights will take place on Thursday, February 28, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. (See the next paragraph about the conference.) This reception will take place in the multipurpose room and lobby of the Center for Multicultural Education. The keynote speaker is Randall Kennedy, the Michael R. Klein Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and the author most recently ofThe Persistence of the Color Line: Racial Politics and the Obama Presidency.
Julia Heuer has been named Military and Veteran Student Services Coordinator, reporting to Dean of Students Leslie Williams. Heuer is a recent graduate of the University of Iowa’s Master's of Social Work program. She served four years in the United States Army as an Intelligence Analyst and was stationed in South Korea, Ft.Stewart, Georgia, and Bosnia. She has been awarded the Army Commendation Medal in 2001 and the Army Achievement Medal in 2000 and 2002. She can be reached at 103A East Bartlett, 3-3040. Please welcome Julia to UNI.
Dean of Students Leslie Williams has announced that Kristin Woods has been promoted to Assistant Dean of Students for New Student Programs. Kristin’s work at the university in the areas of first year experience and retention has been unquestionably significant. She has partnered with Academic Affairs to create new retention efforts, support the development of the Cornerstone program, and improve orientation for new students.
The division has a celebratory tradition of expressing appreciation to staff for their service and accomplishments at an annual recognition luncheon. The next luncheon will be held on January 10, 2013, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Old Central Ballroom of Maucker Union. Dr. Debra Derr, President of North Iowa Area Community College, will speak to staff about the importance of their roles in helping students succeed. Staff will be recognized for their milestone years of service, and recipients of the Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award will be announced at this time.