Michael Childers, UNI Department of History, will present "Rich Man's Games, Poor Man's Taxes: Growth and Colorado's Rejection of the 1976 Winter Olympic Games." The event is free and open to the public.
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Joshua Waddle, John Deere Museum, will present "Public History Meets Corporate Culture: Telling the John Deere Waterloo Works Story." The event is free and open to the public.
Joseph Danielson, Des Moines Area Community College, will present "'We All Ready to Fall Into Abraham's Bosom': The Unraveling of the Master-Slave Bond in Occupied North Alabama, 1862." The event is free and open to the public.
Funded in part by the Faculty Senate, Class of 1957 Fund, and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
The Masters in Public Policy (MPP) Program is hosting a dinner reception and fundraiser to benefit the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The event will feature a formal dinner, silent auction, cash bar and opera performance. Tickets are $50 and must be purchased in advance.
The 41st Annual Carl Becker Memorial Lecture in History will be presented by Elliott West, the Alumni Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. The title of his lecture is “The West Before Lewis and Clark: Three Lives.” The lecture is free and open to the public.
Daniel Webster Law Society will host a law school Q&A session. Scott Peters, associate professor of political science and pre-law adviser, will discuss how to best prepare for law school, factors that law schools consider in admission, preparing for the LSATs and other areas of concern for pre-law students. All students with an interest in law school are welcome. Freshmen and sophomores are especially encouraged to attend. Contact Peters at 273-2727 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
A panel of international students will explore similarities and differences in the forms and use of social media both within the students’ home countries and as international students in the United States. Sponsored by the Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology Colloquium Series, the Department of Languages and Literatures, Reaching for Higher Ground and UNI Business Global Associates.
Public lecture by Dr. Hui Wilcox, associate professor of sociology at St. Catherine’s University. Wilcox will discuss the spread of the multisensory social media app WeChat among Chinese immigrants and its implications for the study of transnationalism. Sponsored by the Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology Colloquium Series, the Department of Languages and Literatures, Reaching for Higher Ground and UNI Business Global Associates.
Rebecca Singer will defend her history M.A. thesis, "'Democracy Put in Action': Experiences of African Americans in the Women's Army Corps at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, 1942-1945."
Swearing in ceremony for new U.S. citizens. Free and open to the public.