The second of this year's Current Research on Women and Gender (CROW) events features Victoria DeFrancisco and Melissa Payne will presenting "A Story of Relationship as a Strategy for Racial Battle Fatigue." Race relations in the United States continue to be a real issue that has challenged people’s attempts to enter into authentic relationships. In our presentation and book chapter we share the ways in which two people found the courage to continue to reach for authentic relationship in the midst of personal and institutional struggles against racism. Our presentation is intended to share our story, but also to empower others to reach for authentic relationships in their lives. CROW events are free and open to the public.
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
MVP is a widely acclaimed leadership program that motivates both men and women to play a central role in solving problems that historically have been considered “women’s issues:” rape, relationship abuse, sexual assault and harassment. The MVP approach views all individuals not as potential perpetrators or victims, but as empowered bystanders who can recognize and confront harassment and abuse before, during and after the fact. This will be an interactive workshop.
Adopt-A-Platoon is a program that strives to provide better deployment quality of life by sending cards, letters and care packages to lift the morale of troops deployed overseas. Items include: canned items, condiments, ground coffee, microwavable foods, powdered drink mix (singles), snack foods and toiletries.
Join us for the first of our annual CROW (Current Research on Women & Gender) events. Barbara Lounsberry will present on the legacy of British writer Virginia Woolf.
Cara Burnidge, Department of Philosophy and World Religions, will present "The Bible, the Church, and the Ballot Box: How Religion Shapped Elizabeth Cady Stanton's Fight for Women's Suffrage." The event is free and open to the public.
James Loewen, Visiting Professor of Sociology at The Catholic University of America, and author of Lies My Teacher Told Me, will present "How Iowa Was a Leader in Race Relations and How It Can Be One Again." The event is free and open to the public.
Pam Schwartz, Boone County Historical Society, will present "When Is a Shoe Not Just a Shoe? Teaching History in a Local Way." The event is free and open to the public.
Patrick Malloy, Hawkeye Community College, will present "Calamities of Whirlwinds, Uncertain Guests, and Secondhand Clothes: Images of the Early AIDS Epidemic from Swahili-language Newspapers." The even is free and open to the public.
The 42nd Annual Carl Becker Memorial Lecture in History will be presented by Ian Worthington, the Curator's Professor of History at the University of Missouri. The title of his lecture is "Macedonia's Greatest King: Philip II or Alexander the Great, and Unwinnable Wars." The lecture is free and open to the public.
Marybeth C. Stalp, sociology, anthropology and criminology, and Martha J. Reineke, philosophy and world religions, will present "'But Do They Learn Better': A Comparative Study of Active Learning Strategies Across Different Classroom Types" based on their experiences with the SAC-CAT classroom. Sponsored by the Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology Colloquium Series and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.