The Creative UNIversity Conference & Celebration Ballroom A & B Events
University of Northern Iowa
Tuesday, December 3
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

9:00Gary Gute, Welcome; Panther Palms, "Firework”
12:00Provost Gloria Gibson, Welcome
Panther Palms, “One Day”
President Bill Ruud, How Creativity Can Enhance the University

12:30-1:45 KEYNOTE
Steven J. Tepper, Ph.D.
Associate Director
The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise & Public Policy
Vanderbilt University
Building a Creative Campus: Can Creativity Transform Higher Education
and Prepare Students for the 21st-Century Economy?

EXPERT PANELS
10:00Developing and Sustaining Creative Economies in Small and Mid‐Sized Communities
Andrey Petrov, Assistant Professor of Geography, University of Northern Iowa
Jim Walsh, J.D., CEO of JSA Development, LLC
Bill Dotzler, Iowa State Senator and Chair of the Economic Development Subcommittee
Moderator: Hillery Oberle, Pre‐Award Administrator, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, University of Northern Iowa

11:00What do Employers Want? Business Leaders Discuss the Demand for More Creative Employees
Mark Kittrell, President of the Iowa Innovation Corporation and Founder of Prime Logic Partners
Therese Kuster, Founding Partner of TargetClick Powered by Mudd
Nick Elliott, Business Development Manager, DISTek Integration, Inc.
Moderator: Christy Twait, Asst. Provost for Research and Sponsored Programs, University of Northern Iowa

2:00How is UNI Supporting Student and Faculty Creativity?
Stephen Hughes, AppsLab Manager, John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, University of Northern Iowa
Bettina Fabos, Associate Professor of Visual Communication, University of Northern Iowa
Christy Twait, Assistant Provost for Research and Sponsored Programs, University of Northern Iowa
Moderator: Shashi Kaparthi, Chief Information Officer, University of Northern Iowa

3:00What Does it Mean to be a Creative Teacher? Creativity and Student Engagement at UNI
Sarah Montgomery, Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Northern Iowa
Scott Peters, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Northern Iowa
T. J. Hitchman, Associate Professor of Mathematics, University of Northern Iowa
Wendy Miller, Assistant Professor of Art Education, University of Northern Iowa
Moderator: Susan Hill, Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning, University of Northern Iowa

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