Forty percent percent of all sports participants are female, yet women’s sports receive only 4% of all sports media coverage and female athletes are much more likely than male athletes to be portrayed in sexually provocative poses. The documentary “Media Coverage and Female Athletes,” uses research-based information to examine the amount and type of coverage given to female athletes.
College of Education
The College of Education's Diversity Committee in collaboration with Educators for Change and the Multicultural Teaching Alliance will be showing the film "Precious Knowledge," a documentary about revolutionary education and ethnic studies programs being under attack.
Forty percent of all sports participants are female, yet women’s sports receive only 4% of all sport media coverage and female athletes are much more likely than male athletes to be portrayed in sexually provocative poses. To highlight why this matters and address these disparities, Nicole M. LaVoi, the associate director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport, will highlight this issue from a variety of perspectives and help dispel the common—but untrue—myths that no one is interested in women’s sport and that "sex sells" women’s sport. Effective strategies are also discussed for increasing media coverage and creating images which reflect the reality of women’s sports participation and why this is so important.
The University of Northern Iowa is hosting the 2014 Midwest Summer Institute: “Inclusions and Communication for All." Attendees include educators, families, individuals with and without disabilities, support personnel and researchers. Participants will hear and participate in presentations, discussions, panels, hands-on learning and networking that focuses on inclusive schools, employment and daily living, communication, and supported/facilitated typing for people with autism spectrum disabilities and other complex needs. Also attending will be nationally recognized and area experts on school and community inclusion and alternative communication supports. Featured presenters include Kathie Snow of Disability is Natural; Darlene Hanson, director of communication supports at WAPADH; and Tracy Thresher, self-advocate featured in the award-winning documentary, “Wretches & Jabberers.” For more information and to register visit:
The mission of the SportAbility of Iowa Adapted Sports Camp is to give qualified young people in second grade through high school with various lower limb disabilities an opportunity to participate in various types of athletic events using a sports wheelchair. The camp promotes wheelchair awareness and provides healthy recreational activities for kids with disabilities. Activities such as wheeling around campus with their teammates to meals, recreational games, other skill activities and pure fun are important for learning. Athletes enjoy traditional camp and recreation activities, while they are improving daily living, sensory-motor-perceptual, strengthening and hand-eye coordination skills.
This is the 45th annual Elementary Literacy and Reading Recovery Conference offering professional development.
The Jacobson Center for Comprehensive Literacy is sponsoring an Academy (new) and the Reading Recovery pre-conference.
UNI Right to Life, a student-run organization, will be having a three-day series, An Educational Series on Abortion, of videos and discussions to promote a dialogue on the essence of life. The discussions and videos shown will be as unbiased as possible, in order to give factual representations so people can form their own opinions. The third day of the event is:
Thursday, November 15- Human Life vs. Personhood- Sabin 2, 7 pm- We will discuss the issues regarding the humanity of a fetus, the biological criteria for life, and how personhood is defined.