David Towle, director of the Counseling Center, will present information about the Counseling Center's services, give an overview of the kinds of issues for which UNI students seek counseling, discuss how we can recognize when a student might be in distress and how we can make sure that students are referred to appropriate mental health services. Co-sponsored by Cornerstone Faculty Development. No registraton required.
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One of the topics that garnered the most interest at the Fall Faculty Workshop was small group work. This session presents three different activities that might be effective in your classes. Nikki Harken, Department of Communication Studies, will give examples of how to incorporate role-playing into literature circles where each student is responsible for having their 'part' prepared to participate in group discussion. Deedee Heistad, LAC, will address the ways in which she incorporates small group peer review using a modified version of the AAC&U Value rubric that focuses on teamwork proficiencies. Chad Heinzel, Department of Geology, will talk about how to do collaborative exams/quizzes and what he’s learned from doing them. Please register online at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/small-group-activities-for-student-centered-... OR by clicking "Register Now" on the CETL website.
Tammy Gregerson, Department of Languages and Literature, will explore how a learner's motivation interacts with other emotional and psychological variables in ever-fluctuating, moment-by-moment ways and how teachers might capitalize on their learners' future visions of themselves. The presentation will include examples of Gregerson's research where she has observed postiive learning and affective motivational outcomes. Co-sponsored by the Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture Series.
The Autism and Arts Education Symposium presents keynote speakers and sessions that address issues related to children with autism and arts education (music, art and drama).
The Honors Student Advisory Board will host Mike Draper. He will talk about the small business, RAYGUN.
PSE will host the 2nd Annual Runner's Rave 5K Glow Run. Registration is $20 prior to race day and $25 on race day. Registration includes t-shirt, glow in the dark bracelets, necklaces and glasses. Register at http://www.payitsquare.com/collect-page/49049.
Mary Quass, President and CEO of NRG Media LLC, a broadcast company headquartered in Cedar Rapids, will give the keynote address to the 10th Annual Fast Forward Media Workshop. NRG Media consists of 45 radio stations throughout four states in the Midwest - Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Illinois; and is one of the nation's most digitally progressive radio groups.
Society for Human Resource Management will host Michael Kaplan, an operations manager at Johnson Controls. He will discuss the interview process, both as the interviewer and interviewee. Question and answer time will follow; the meeting is open to all majors.
Majors in Minutes is a way for students to learn more about a major. The process 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. If a major sounds interesting, you or a group of students can sit down and visit with an upperclass student within the major to learn more. After the bell rings, you may move to another major. Go to as many or as few as you would like. All students are welcom.
Pat Jordan is the former managing editor of Commonweal and the editor of Dorothy Day: Writings from Commonweal. He worked with Dorothy Day from the late 1960s until her death in 1980. He will discuss Day's life and the growth of the Catholic Worker movement. Learn about one of the great American social activists of the twentieth century from someone who knew her well.