"Girl Rising" is a groundbreaking film, directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins, which tells the stories of nine extraordinary girls from nine countries, written by nine celebrated writers and narrated by nine renowned actresses. "Girl Rising" showcases the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Powerful storytelling delivers a simple, critical truth: educate girls and you will change the world. Discussion will follow the film screening. Cookies will be served. Faculty, staff, students and community members are welcome. This event is sponsored by the College of Education's Diversity Committee's "Educators For Change Film and Book Series" with support from the Women's and Gender Studies program, the Center for Multicultural Education and a UNI Diversity Mini Grant.
College of Education
An open house will be held to celebrate the UNI Kindergym program's 30th year of operation. The UNI Kindergym program has provided movement activities for preschoolers and thir parents since 1984.
The College of Education will host Donna Ford, professor of education and human development at Vanderbilt University, for the Leaders in Education Lecture Series. Ford's lecture will focus on engaging and empowering students of high potential from diverse backgrounds. This event is free and open to the public, with a dessert reception to follow the lecture.