College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
To kick off Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Feminist Action League is hosting a screening of the documentary film, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Half the Sky is based on the book of the same title written by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.
The documentary , as PBS describes, is “filmed in 10 countries, the series follows Nicholas Kristof and celebrity activists America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union and Olivia Wilde on a journey to tell the stories of inspiring, courageous individuals. Across the globe oppression is being confronted, and real meaningful solutions are being fashioned through health care, education, and economic empowerment for women and girls.”
Donations to benefit survivors of domestic and sexual violence will also be collected at the screening. Feminist Action League is holding a donation drive for Cedar Valley Friends of the Family and will be collecting NEW sweat pants, t-shirts, bras, underwear, and socks. Donations can also be dropped off in the Women’s and Gender Studies office (Sabin 225) from 9:00am to 4:00pm throughout the month of October.
Dr. Kate Lavelle, communications studies, will present “Playing Like a Man – Representations of Gender and Athleticism in Sports." Open to faculty, staff, students and community members free of charge.
What is the Train the Trainer Institute?
The MVP Institute is a two-day leadership training designed for undergraduate and graduate students to learn more about the bystander education model in bullying and gender violence prevention and how to incorporate into personal and professional settings. The Institute consists of two phases. In Phase I, individuals go through the training as participants and in Phase II, participants practice facilitating the MVP curriculum with peers. The MVP curriculum is broken into four educational units: battery, gender roles, alcohol and consent, and sexual harassment. Upon completion of the Institute, participants are certified to utilize MVP in their respective practicuums, field experiences, and vocations.
Who should attend the Train the Trainer Institute?
University students in leadership roles on campus are encouraged to attend. In addition, students preparing to seek careers in education, athletics, family services, youth development, law enforcement and criminology and human services are encouraged to participate in this leadership opportunity.
What is the "Train the Trainer" Institute?
The MVP Institute is a two-day, leadership training designed for educators and service providers along with their community partners who desire to integrate the MVP model into their respective programming. The Institute consists of two phases. In Phase I, individuals go through the training as participants and in Phase II, participants practice facilitating the MVP curriculum and create MVP implementation plans. The MVP curriculum is broken into four educational units: battery, gender roles, alcohol and consent, and sexual harassment. Upon completion of the Institute, participants are certified to utilize MVP with their direct service population. Go to: www.uni.edu/cvp to download registration form.
Who Should Attend the "Train the Trainer" Institute?
This hands-on, two-day workshop is designed for faculty and staff who are interested in knowing more about bullying and gender violence prevention and how to incorporate knowledge and skills associated with bystander education into their respective course offerings, orientations and departmental trainings. Community professionals and prevention specialists are also invited to attend.
The 39th Annual Carl Becker Memorial Lecture in History will be presented by Geoffrey Parker, who currently holds the Andreas Dorpalen chair at Ohio State University. The title of his lecture is “The Crisis of the 1590s Reconsidered: Philip II, His Enemies, and Climate Change.” The lecture is free and open to the public.
Bi-weekly Faculty Senate meeting.
Six UNI ROTC seniors with be commissioned as 2nd Lieutenants in the US Army.
Join Lee Hirsch, director, Cynthia Lower, producer, and Cindy Waitt, executive producer, of the film "Bully," and local experts for a panel discussion about bullying.
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.
The CSBS Student Research Conference features scholarly projects from diverse departments at UNI as well as other regional schools and universities. The conference provides undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to exchange ideas, present research and learn more about developments in social sciences.
Students can attend seminars, lectures and panel discussions. Topics include future possibilities and job prospects after graduating in the social sciences, current research focus in the fields and graduate education in the social sciences.
This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Caroline J. Tolbert, whose research explores political behavior, elections and representation widely defined (her subfields include voting, elections and representation, public opinion, American state politics, direct democracy, race/ethnicity, digital politics and information technology).