Executive Vice President and Provost
The Clothesline Project is an artisitc visual representation of the pervasiveness of violence against women, the LGBTQ community and other marginalized groups. Originally started in Cape Cod, Mass., Clothesline Projects have sprung up throughout the United States and around the world as a way for survivors and allies against violence to express their emotions and feelings by decorating t-shirts.
UNIBusiness will host the Global Trade Issues Conference. The one-day conference will address issues of concern in the current global environment and feature speakers from businesses involved in international trade.
The conference is intended to offer information for Iowans doing business internationally, provide an opportunity for networking with others engaged in international business operations and offer a chance for UNI students and faculty to gain cutting edge insights into global trade practices and issues.
Conference registration begins at 9 a.m. and the conference agenda will include four main speakers, a panel discussion during lunch and networking time. Keynote speaker is Mr. Donald Tong, Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs, USA. Mr. Tong is the highest ranking official from the Hong Kong government in the U.S.
More details and a registration link are available at http://business.uni.edu/GlobalTrade.
The UNI Varsity Men’s Glee Club will present a shared fall concert with the UNI Women’s Chorus. The choirs will appear under the direction of John Len Wiles and Dyan Meyer. This event is free and open to the public.
These two highly acclaimed documentary films, "Weapon of War: Confessions of a Rape in Congo" and "Fighting the Silence: Sexual Violence Against Women in Congo," both written and directed by Ilse and Femke van Velzen, discuss the use of sexual violence as a tool of war in the seven-year conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (the deadliest in Africa's history) and the efforts to combat it focusing on combattants and women themselves. This event is co-sponsored by the UNI Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education and UNI-STAND, the student anti-genocide organization.
A speed-dating event for students to explore UNI majors.
Share your feelings about Violence Against Women by decorating a t-shirt for The Clothesline Project, an artistic visual representation of the pervasiveness of violence against women, the LGBTQ community and other marginalized populations.
"Pete McCloskey: Leading from the Front" tells the colorful story of former Republican Congressman Pete McCloskey who was both a Marine war hero in Korea and a leading peace advocate during the Vietnam war. This documentary cuts through contemporary biases based on ideologies and party affiliations to open a unique window into an important span of our nation's history.
"Grading Matters at Least One Order of Magnitude More Than You Think it Does" will be presented by Shawn Cornally, a math and science teacher in rural Iowa. He daily fears that his students are bored and that it's his fault. He believes in lessons that teach themselves and grades that only reflect learning. This event is open to all future and current teachers, esecially those in STEM-based fields, and to anyone interested in standard-based grading.
Participants can also watch and post questions online at http://univnia.adobeconnect.com/noyce
The Department of Languages and Literatures will host an informational meeting and film screening for language majors, minors and interested parties. The informational meeting will be followed by the multilingual film, "L'Auberge Espagnole."
Talking to survivors of domestic violence. Sponsored by Seeds of Hope.