Executive Vice President and Provost
The Jacobson Center for Comprehensive Literacy and Reading Recovery Program of Iowa is hosting a reception celebrating the 25th anniversary of Reading Recovery in Iowa. Since 1990, nearly 80,000 of the lowest-performing first-graders in Iowa have become readers and writers through Reading Recovery instruction.
The Richard O. Jacobson Center for Comprehensive Literacy and the Reading Recovery Program of Iowa will host the fourth annual Jacobson Center and Reading Recovery Literacy Academy - a place of study and training in Partnerships in Comprehensive Literacy and Reading Recovery. Specific strands will be available for: Reading Recovery teachers and teacher leaders; Comprehensive Literacy Model (CLM) coaches and classroom teachers; Comprehensive Intervention Model (CIM) coaches, CIM teachers, and interventionists; and Partnerships in Comprehensive Literacy (PCL) administrators and school leaders. Keynote speakers include Doug Fisher, professor, Educational Leadership at San Diego State University and a teacher leader at Health Sciences High & Middle College; Linda Dorn, professor, Reading Education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock; and Salli Forbes, director of the Jacobson Center and Reading Recovery Program of Iowa. A special celebration will be held to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Reading Recovery in Iowa.
Majors in Minutes is a way for students to learn more about a major. Set up is similar to speed dating; every seven minutes, a bell will ring and you have the choice to stay at your current table or visit a new one. This is a come and go event; bring any questions that you would like to have answered.
Junior and senior students from various majors will share their experiences or answer your questions regarding a major. This is a student to student event. Talk to your RA or PAIR, grab a couple of friends and join us that night.
In collaboration with the Hearst Center for the Arts, join the members of the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles and the UNI's Forensics Team for an evening of music and readings that will create a safe place from bullying and difficult times.
It Gets Better company members will coordinate a thoughtful dialogue among participants to examine the state of LGBTQ life in the Cedar Valley Community.
The Earth Science Department, in conjunction with BMC Aggregates, is holding the 15th Annual Sunday at the Raymond Quarry in Waterloo. This event is a chance for the public to get an up-close look at what the inside of a quarry looks like and to learn more about the earth sciences.
Attendees will have the opportunity to visit the working face of the quarry, be led on geology tours and visit presentations from area organizations including the Iowa Geological Survey Programs and Publications, the Iowa Flood Center Programs, the Black Hawk Soil and Water District Programs for the Rural and Urban Sectors and the U.S. Geological Survey Programs. Participants will also have the opportunity to collect mineral, rock and fossil samples from the site to take home.
Come and learn about study abroad opportunities. Meet past participants, faculty and staff. Learn about financial aid, scholarships, credit transfer, international travel and study-work-internship-research volunteer abroad. Free admission. There will be more than 50 exhibitors.
During the event we will celebrate Passport Day. If you want to renew or apply for a new passport, the Black Hawk County Recorders Office will be there to assist you. For renewal you will need to bring your old passport. For new, you will need to bring a certified birth certificate and your drivers license. In both cases, cost is $110 plus $25 for processing fee or $40 (with photo) to be paid by check or many order that same day. Click here for detail information on passport application requirements.