This year’s ceremony will feature a presentation by Beverly Nagel Ellis of Des Moines, the daughter of Holocaust survivors, who was born in a displaced persons camp in Germany. Nagel Ellis will reflect on her family’s survival of the Holocaust and their experiences after the end of World War II. She will share photographs taken by her brother in the DP camp as well as artifacts related to her family’s experiences. The lecture is free and open to the public. Attendees at the lecture can view two exhibits, “Anne Frank: A History for Today” and “Iowa’s Ties to the Holocaust,” at no charge. The Grout Museum will be open from 5 to 9 p.m. on May 4.
Executive Vice President and Provost
Stephanie Logan, curriculum and instruction); Victoria DeFrancisco, communication studies; Susan Hill, CETL; and Karen Mitchell, communication studies, will facilitate this workshop. Focuses will be on the kinds of comments we should be attentive to, including microaggressions; how to build classroom communities that create a respectful context for handling racist and/or inappropriate comments; and using scenarios to practice responses to such comments. There are only a few spots left; register here.
This workshop will also be presented from 1 to 3 p.m., Thursday, May 19, location to be announced.
David Grant, languages and literatures; Jerome Soneson, philosophy and world religions; Angela Waseskuk, art; Mark Myers, biology; Lazarus Adua, sociology, anthropology and criminology; and Catherine Zeman, HPELS,will share their pedagogical approaches, and discuss the challenges and opportunities that accompany their approaches. Open discussion will follow.
Paul Anderson, NISG vice president, and Hansen Breitling, NISG director of diversity and student life, will discuss NISG's proposal to address concerns of white privilege, racial microaggressions, or how constructions of race, class and gender affect social interactions and identities. Attendees can offer feedback after the presentation.
Adam Feldhaus, will discuss "You Teach Them! Using a Modified Moore Method in a Geometry Course for Elementary School Teachers."
Nathan Bird, biology, will present "Diving into Anatomy with a Half-flip and a Twist: Using a Flipped Classroom and Alternative Assessment to Teach Vertebrate Anatomy."
Carissa Froyum, sociology, anthropology, and criminology, will present what sociological research says about the kinds of organizational structures that work to promote diversity in and out of the classroom.
Johnathan Williams, winner of the 2016 Outstanding UNI Graduate History Paper Award, will present his paper "The Recline of Midwestern Civilization: Punk Rock, Midwest Culture, and Economic Restructuring in the 1980s." The lecture is free and open to the public.
Patrick Irelan is the author of The Big Drugstore, a crime novel set in the Quad Cities. The action follows detective Mike Scofield from bridge to bridge and city to city as the murders in need of solving begin to pile up. The event is sponsored by the Department of Languages and Literatures and the UNI English Club.
If you regularly or occasionally ride your bike to work at UNI, join us for the first meeting of the UNI Bicycle Commuter Alliance. This organization is dedicated to making UNI a more bicycle-friendly environment that encourages bike commuting. For more information, contact email@example.com.