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Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture: "Complexity as a Catalyst for Flow and Creativity in the Early Family Lives of Highly Creative People"

Gary Gute, director, Creative Life Research Center and associate professor, School of Applied Human Sciences, and Deanne Gute, associate director, Creative Life Research Center, will present "Complexity as a Catalyst for Flow and Creativity in the Early Family Lives of Highly Creative People." Bring your lunch; cookies will be provided. Forty years of creativity literature has identified complexity and flow as central to the lives of creative persons. However, research has not sufficiently explored the influence of complexity within the family in shaping adult creativity. This presentation reports the results of a study (Gute, Gute, Nakamura, & Csikszentmihalyi) that explored complexity in the early family lives of nine creative exemplars who have made significant contributions to contemporary culture.

Y Factor Military Summit

The Center for Violence Prevention is hosting a conference focusing on empowering military leaders to stand up and prevent sexual violence.  The conference is designed to bring together military, civic and educational leaders to discuss and assess their roles and responsibilities in supporting violence prevention. Keynote speaker is Major General Anthony (Tony) A. Cucolo III, Commandant of the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, Penn. Senior military leaders and nationally recognized subject matter experts/trainers in violence prevention will serve on a panel to discuss the success and challenges of addressing and ending sexual violence in the military. Jeff O'Brien, national and international MVP trainer and facilitator, Orlando, Fla., will facilitate an afternoon training session on the Mentors in Violence Prevention model. The Center for Violence Prevention at UNI is a nationally recognized center that has institutionalized the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) leadership program developed by Jackson Katz. Registration is free and lunch is provided.

Out of the Darkness Walk

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.

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