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Executive Vice President and Provost

ITEC Student Technology Fair

Movies, graphics, apps, games and robots will invade the UNI Commons as eastern Iowa K-12 students share their technology projects. Sponsored by the Iowa Technology and Education Connection (ITEC),

More than 50 projects from twelve school districts will be displayed for the public to explore and enjoy. Each of these projects was created as part of the students’ instructional curriculum in their schools. The projects span eight different categories including 3-D rendering/non-linear animation, graphics/publishing, innovative technology use, mobile apps, music/sound design, programming, video/linear presentation and web presence.

CROW Forum

Megan Vogt, recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Paper on Gender award, Social Work (M.S.W.) and Women's & Gender Studies graduate student will present her paper titled, "Portrayals of Feminism: Through the eyes of Hans Christian Andersen and Disney."

Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture: "Complexity as a Catalyst for Flow and Creativity in the Early Family Lives of Highly Creative People"

Gary Gute, director, Creative Life Research Center and associate professor, School of Applied Human Sciences, and Deanne Gute, associate director, Creative Life Research Center, will present "Complexity as a Catalyst for Flow and Creativity in the Early Family Lives of Highly Creative People." Bring your lunch; cookies will be provided. Forty years of creativity literature has identified complexity and flow as central to the lives of creative persons. However, research has not sufficiently explored the influence of complexity within the family in shaping adult creativity. This presentation reports the results of a study (Gute, Gute, Nakamura, & Csikszentmihalyi) that explored complexity in the early family lives of nine creative exemplars who have made significant contributions to contemporary culture.

Y Factor Military Summit

The Center for Violence Prevention is hosting a conference focusing on empowering military leaders to stand up and prevent sexual violence.  The conference is designed to bring together military, civic and educational leaders to discuss and assess their roles and responsibilities in supporting violence prevention. Keynote speaker is Major General Anthony (Tony) A. Cucolo III, Commandant of the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, Penn. Senior military leaders and nationally recognized subject matter experts/trainers in violence prevention will serve on a panel to discuss the success and challenges of addressing and ending sexual violence in the military. Jeff O'Brien, national and international MVP trainer and facilitator, Orlando, Fla., will facilitate an afternoon training session on the Mentors in Violence Prevention model. The Center for Violence Prevention at UNI is a nationally recognized center that has institutionalized the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) leadership program developed by Jackson Katz. Registration is free and lunch is provided.

Folk Songs and the U.S. Labor Movement: A Singing Lecture with Corey Dolgon

Corey Dolgon, a Ph.D. in American Culture and Sociology Professor, has been performing “singing lectures” for more than a decade. Focusing on the role that folksongs play in the U.S. labor movement, Corey’s words and music bring both history and theory to life. He is a long-time labor activist and community organizer and has used folk songs to build solidarity on the line and engage students in the classroom. This singing lecture covers labor history from a multicultural perspective and examines the function of folk songs in workers’ lives, labor and organizing. This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the UNI Interpreters Theatre, the Department of Communication Studies and the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences.

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