Cara Burnidge, assistant professor of religion, will present “Islam in Iowa: An American Story.” This lecture will tell the story of Islam in America, giving special attention to Islam in Iowa. Like many native and naturalized citizens, Muslims around the world viewed the United States as a place of opportunity and freedom from religious persecution. Iowa, in particular, provided such opportunities for Muslim immigrants, which is why it is home to the oldest mosque in the United States, the Mother Mosque of America in Cedar Rapids. For more information, contact Martha Reineke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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MVP is a widely acclaimed leadership program that motivates both men and women to play a central role in solving problems that historically have been considered “women’s issues:” rape, relationship abuse, sexual assault and harassment. The MVP approach views all individuals not as potential perpetrators or victims, but as empowered bystanders who can recognize and confront harassment and abuse before, during and after the fact. This will be an interactive workshop.
Adopt-A-Platoon is a program that strives to provide better deployment quality of life by sending cards, letters and care packages to lift the morale of troops deployed overseas. Items include: canned items, condiments, ground coffee, microwavable foods, powdered drink mix (singles), snack foods and toiletries.
Experience a specific process for effectively working through interpersonal, group or organizational disagreements or conflicts. The workshop will teach skills for addressing potentially divisive issues moving everyone forward. Facilitated by the UNI-National Coalition Building Institute team. Registration required.
RENT takes us back to the 1990's during the AIDS crisis, gentrification, feminism and more. The display will provide facts, photos and timelines to help viewers better understand the world of the show.
The Second Annual Graduate Student Mixer "Building Community" is an opportunity for graduate students to meet fellow graduate students and get to know graduate faculty and staff and enjoy warm cider and cookies! A short welcome is scheduled for 5:15 p.m.
Raymond Ayehee will speak about plastic waste management in Ghana. Refreshments will be served following the presentation.
Parashu Kharel, South Dakota State University, will present "Spin gapless semiconductivity in Heusler compounds: overview and applications."
Physics summer 2015 undergraduate students Jessica Thatcher, Amber Hartness, Colten Lastine and Kirsten Olson will present research reports.