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Executive Vice President and Provost

Statistical software overview

As part of the Center for Educational Transformation's "Ed Research Afternoons" series, Mark Jacobson from UNI's Statistical Consulting Center, will provide an overview of various available software packages for analyzing quantitative data. Participants will also have the opportunity to consult with Jacobson regarding their quantitative analysis and software questions and issues.

Diversity Colloquium: Race, Poverty and the Criminal Justice System: Protecting the Rights of the Accused in the St. Louis Area

Joshua N. Canavan will present 'Race, Poverty and the Criminal Justice System: Protecting the Rights of the Accused in the St. Louis Area.' Canavan works for the Arch City Defenders, a nonprofit that provides 'holistic legal advocacy and combat(s) the criminalization of poverty and state violence against poor people of color.' It does this through providing legal services to the indigent and also through policy-oriented lawsuits, including a recent challenge which alleges that several municipalities in St. Louis County have conspired to run debtors' prisons. The organization has been especially active in pushing for legal change in the St. Louis area since the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson. 

Professional Communication Workshop: Building Effective Telephone and Email Skills

Using professional deveopment and email skills are vital in your career development, whether it be communicating with faculty or applying for internships or employment opportunities. Presented by Deb Young, Languages and Literatures, attendees will learn how to transition and develop these communication skills from your role as a student to a professional. You never get a second chance to make a first impresssion!

Open Textbook Faculty Workshop

The Office of  the Provost and Executive Vice President, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and the Rod Library will host a workshop lead by the Open Textbook Network. This workshop introduces the concept of open textbooks, their benefits and how to find and incorporate them into courses. Participants are asked to write a short review of an Open Textbook Library textbook in their field following the workshop. Participants will receive $200 as recognition of the faculty member’s contribution. Open textbooks are not available for all subjects, so please check textbook availability.

Lunchtime cribbage

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 everyone else.

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