School of Applied Human Sciences
The Out of the Darkness Walk will increase awareness about depression and suicide. Funds raised will support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s research efforts and educational programs. The three mile walk will bring together people who have lost loved ones to suicide or know someone struggling with depression.
The seminar will provide a new perspective for caregivers of those with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. The focus will be on improving life for caregivers and individuals with memory challenges. Strategies for negotiating challenging behaviors and maintaining a meaningful life after diagnosis will be discussed. All are welcome.
Learn the answers to frequently asked questions about Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Information will be presented by Elaine Eshbaugh, coordinator of the gerontology program in the School of Applied Human Sciences and researches community knowledge of Alzheimer's disease and normal aging-related memory changes.
Come to a free film screening to celebrate the 10th anniversary of UNI Gerontology! You're Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don't is a recently released documentary that was filmed exclusively in an Alzheimer's care unit.
The UNI Textiles and Apparel Program (TAPP) will host the 20th anniversary Textile and Apparel Design Show displaying student talent. This special anniversary show will not only showcase the work of students currently enrolled in the program, but also feature apparel produced by TAPP alumni working across the country and abroad for well-known fashion labels and industry leaders. Alumni have been invited to this anniversary event. They will be honored on stage and at the reception that follows in the Sabin Hall Ground Floor Atrium. The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required; doors open at 6:30 p.m.
All students who were enrolled in classes this academic year in the Textiles and Apparel Program were encouraged to design and construct original garments for the 2012 show “Catwalk to the Big Top”. Designs were chosen for the runway show that demonstrated creativity, appropriate and well executed construction techniques, trend sensitivity, and strong visual messages.
Donna Harvey, director of the Iowa Department on Aging, will present "Aging in Iowa: Who Cares?" Harvey was appointed to her position by Governor Terry Brandstad in 2011. Prior to this, she was the exective director of the Hawkeye Valley Area Agency on Aging in Waterloo. The event is sponsored by UNI Gerontology and the Iowa Consortium of Aging Programs. The lecture will be broadcast live to Iowa State University, the University of Iowa and Des Moines Area Community College through the ICN. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Dr. Matthew Rizzo, University of Iowa, will present "The Aging Mind and Brain Cluster Initiative." The presentation is part of the Iowa Consortium of Aging Programs Spring Colloquia Series and will be presented via ICN.
Meredith Smith, bereavement coordinator at Iowa Hospice, and Elaine Eshbaugh, coordinator of UNI's gerontology program, will discuss hospice services and bereavement among individuals who have lost a loved one. This event is free and open to the public.
Meredith Smith, bereavement coordinator at Iowa Hospice, will discuss grief and coping with death among children. This event is free and open to the public.
Dr. Elaine Eshbaugh will discuss risk factors, prevention strategies and current research on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. This presentation is open to students, faculty, staff, professionals in aging and the public.