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Executive Vice President and Provost

Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture - “Guerillas in the Knit: Guerilla Knitters, Yarn Bombing, and Craftivism in Contemporary North America”

Marybeth Stalp, associate professor, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology, and Therèsa M. Winge, assistant professor of apparel and textile design, Michigan State University, will present “Guerilla Knitters, Yarn Bombing, and Craftivism in Contemporary North America”

Sending knitted uteri to the US Congress. Angering the US Olympic committee. Vandalizing public spaces. Twisting everyday objects into subversive ones. What do all of these things have in common? Crafters! That’s right, knitting and crocheting have been making a youthful and public comeback since the 1990s, through the work of guerilla knitters, yarn bombers and craftivists. In 2004, we began following this seemingly innocuous phenomenon--handcrafting, and will share in this presentation our research experiences with craftivists, including local and global examples.

Performance of Eve Ensler's "Necessary Targets"

"Necessary Targets" is a play set in the aftermath of the Bosnian conflict. In the play, two American women, a therapist and a writer, visit a Bosnian refugee camp to help women survivors cope with the trauma of sexual violence and genocide. The play raises questions about the ownership of these stories as well as the ethics of telling and documenting them. A brief discussion will follow the reading. The play contains descriptions of violence and sexual assualt. This material may be triggering to some people. Be advised that some material is inappropriate for children. 

Seventh Annual Graduate Student Symposium

The Seventh Annual Graduate Student Symposium, sponsored by the Graduate College, highlights the many research and creative achievements of the graduate student community. Graduate faculty serve as judges for the event. The public viewing of the poster presentations is scheduled from 1:00-1:45 p.m. in Old Central Ballroom, Maucker Union. Oral presentations are scheduled from 2-4 p.m. in the Maucker Union lower level meeting rooms. The creative performances are scheduled in Davis Hall of the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center from 6-7:30 p.m.

Improve your soil, benefit the Cedar River

The University of Northern Iowa, Black Hawk Soil & Water Conservation District, Iowa NRCS, and the Cedar River Watershed Coalition are pleased to host Ray Archuleta of USDA-NRCS, aka “The Soils Guy,” for a public presentation & field day.
•Hear about the benefits of building soil health with cover crops and other practices
•Learn how the Dry Run Creek watershed is partnering with area farmers to improve water quality


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