Join Rod Library for the Makerspace Open House. Attendees can create a lighted homecoming mask and enjoy light refreshments.
Executive Vice President and Provost
A Constitution Day panel will focus on the Equal Protection clause and the status of African-Americans. The moderator will be Shuaib Meacham, curriculum and instruction. Panelists will be Aaron Hawbaker, Adult Public Defender Office, Waterloo; Stephanie Logan, curriculum and instruction; Jayme Neiman, political science; and Adrien Wing, Center for Human Rights at the University of Iowa. The event is free and open to the public.
Do you like to play cribbage? Are you on campus at noon on Thursdays? Play at Rod Library, at the tables near the library coffee shop. Bring a board and cards if you have them and play a game or two with someone. Open to students, faculty, staff and the community.
This workshop is part of a campuswide initiative to create leadership skills in diversity inclusion and community-building through a positive interactive approach. Lunch and snacks will be provided.
Distinguished visiting filmmaker Abigail Disney will screen her film 'The Armor of Light' followed by discussion.
Josh Canavan will deliver a lecture on "Race, Poverty, and the Criminal Justice System: Protecting the Rights of the Accused in the St. Louis Area" for the 2016 Diversity Colloquium. Canavan works for the Arch City Defenders, a nonprofit that provides "holistic legal advocacy and combats the criminalization of poverty and state violence against poor people and people of color" by providing legal services to the indigent and through policy-oriented lawsuits, including a recent suit which alleges that several municipalities in St. Louis County have conspired to run debtors' prisons. The organization has been active in pushing for legal change in the St. Louis area since the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.
Facilitator Mark Grey, sociology, criminology and anthropology, will present and discuss how to best teach current Iowa students and how to prepare for Iowa's changing demographics. More than 90% of UNI's students are from the state of Iowa; however, Iowa's demographics are changing. According to "Statewide Population Trends," children of a race other than white and/or who are hispanic represent 21.1% of Iowa's newborn to 5 years old population.
This workshop will focus on the kinds of comments we should be attentive to, including microaggressions; how we can build classroom communities that create a respectful contetxt for handling racist and/or inappropriate comments; and using scenarios to practice our responses to such comments. Facilitators will be Victoria DeFrancisco, communication studies; Susan Hill CETL; and Stephanie Logan, curriculum and instruction. Registration is required.
Do you still have questions and/or comments about the Fall Faculty Workshop? Did you implement a practice in your classes to create a more inclusive classroom this fall that worked well or fell flat? Do you want more ideas about what to do next? This is an opportunity for informal conversation and idea-sharing.
Join the UNI Women's and Gender Studies Program in participating in the Clothesline Project. In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, WGS will host t-shirt decorations to raise awareness for violence against women. People who have been affected by violence, be it first-hand or otherwise, are invited to decorate a t-shirt with their thoughts, feelings and supportive messages surrounding the subject. These shirts will then be hung on a clothesline for all to see.