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Executive Vice President and Provost

Jack Smith Fiction Reading

Jack Smith’s most current work of fiction is Icon, published by Serving House Books in 2014. His satirical novel Hog to Hog won the 2007 George Garrett Fiction Prize and was published by Texas Review Press in 2008. He has published stories in a number of literary magazines, including Southern ReviewNorth American ReviewTexas ReviewX-ConnectIn Posse Review, and Night Train. His creative writing book,Write and Revise for Publication: A 6-Month Plan for Crafting an Exceptional Novel and Other Works of Fiction , was published in 2013 by Writer's Digest Books. In addition to his writing, Smith co-edits The Green Hills Literary Lantern, an online literary magazine published by Truman State University.

The Black Art of White-Collar Crime

Sam E. Antar was the CFO of Crazy Eddie and helped mastermind one of the largest securities frauds uncovered during the 1980s. And even though this convicted felon now advices federal and state law enforcement agencies and performs forensic accounting services, Antar would do it all again.

Antar will speak as part of the David W. Wilson Chair in Business Ethics programming. The event is free and open to the public. 

Sponsored by the David W. Wilson Chair in Business Ethics with support from the Department of Accounting and the Center for Academic Ethics.

2014 Educating Educators Conference

The Multicultural Teaching Alliance will host the 4th Annual Educating Educators Conference. This year's theme is Building Classroom Community by Embracing Classroom Diversity. The conference is designed to help prepare educators for diversity in the classroom. Attendees will be challenged to further their understanding of current issues, cultures and the diverse population that is present in the Cedar Valley.

UNISUSA Annual Zombie Run

The University of Northern Iowa Supporters of the United States Army (UNISUSA) is hosting a 5K "Zombie Run". The run will assist UNISUSA in their efforts to support UNI ROTC cadets by providing them with funds to compete in events such as range challenge, the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge and field training exercises. The run is a fun course through campus where participants will encounter zombies who will chase them down. Each participant will begin the race with two balloons; the zombies will attempt to pop your balloons... WILL YOU SURVIVE?

Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture: "A Big Data Approach to Measuring News Media Reliance on the Press Release"

Sergey Golitsynskiy, assistant professor, Communication Studies will speak on A Big Data Approach to Measuring News Media Reliance on the Press Release.”  Golitsynskiy will discuss the results of two studies addressing the use of public relations content in news media, an issue that has been prominent in journalism scholarship for at least a century, yet has not been investigated sufficiently due to methodological challenges. Golitsynskiy will share his experience using a computational approach to tackle such challenges by constructing and analyzing a very large data set of press releases and relevant news coverage. His results suggest that news media delivers reasonably impartial content, which contradicts opinions often voiced in journalism literature. However, the use of computation also lead to a discovery of a "smoking gun" – a striking example of PR influence on the media.

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