Executive Vice President and Provost
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.
Students are given the opportunity to travel to China and teach English in a summer camp in Dongguan City, China (50 miles from Hong Kong).
The Office of International Programs and the Office of Sponsored Programs, is hosting a series of International Funding Opportunities workshops. The first workshop will provide an overview of international funding opportunities including individual international travel opportunities; foreign sources of support for international research and collaborations; and US grants for international projects, research, and collaboration. Refreshments will be provided.
UNI jazz combos, coordinated by Chris Merz and graduate assistant directors, will offer a concert featuring jazz standards and new arrangements. This event is free and open to the public.
Goché received his master of architecture from Iowa State University and is senior lecturer in the Department of Architecture and Industrial Design. He is co-investigator and author of "Guidelines for Spatial Regeneration in Iowa." His sculpture, titled "Water Hutch," was recently featured in Iowa Architect magazine. This lecture is presented in association with the UNI Gallery of Art exhibition titled "Line and Space: Stagings by Peter P. Goché."
UNI-SHRM is hosting Michael Kaplan from GeoNetric in Cedar Rapids. He will be speaking about Social Media: LinkedIn. He has asked that before the meeting that everyone connects with him on LinkedIn and sends him a short message (e.g. just Hi). It will be held in CBB 131.
Learn about a summer study abroad opportunity in Taiwan.
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.
Please join us in celebrating the Academic Learning Center's (ALC) 5th birthday during National Tutor Week. Stop by from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. October 1-5 and learn about the ALC's history and services and grab a treat. Students, staff, and faculty are welcome! The ALC is located in the Innovative Teaching and Technology Center (ITTC) rooms 007 and 008.