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Executive Vice President and Provost

Tallgrass Prairie Center's Ecological Restoration Seminar: Lessons Learned About Prairie

Bill Johnson, Natural Resource Biologist at the Prairie Resource Center, Iowa DNR, will share “lessons learned” about prairie in his 25-year career with Iowa DNR. The first part of his time was spent reconstructing prairies as a land manager. The last half has been devoted to propagating prairie seed for restoration at Iowa DNR’s Prairie Resource Center at Brushy Creek State Park. Learn more about the people, places, and experiences that have shaped Bill’s prairie education, and how he caught the prairie “bug.” 

Attending an Academic Conference

Attending an academic conference allows you to present your work to faculty and colleagues, build your resume or CV, network and receive field-related experience outside of the classroom. Attend the workshop to learn the benefits of attending conferences, preparation suggestions, tips on networking and resources for more information. 

Film Screening and Discussion: "The Lord is Not on Trial Here Today"

"The Lord is Not On Trial Here Today" is a Peabody Award-winning documentary that tells the compelling personal story of Vashti McCollum and how her efforts to protect her 10-year-old son led to one of the most important and landmark First Amendment cases in U.S. Supreme Court history — the case that established the separation of church and state in public schools. The case is little-known by the contemporary American public, yet the McCollum decision continues to have important ramifications for current conflicts over the role of religion in public institutions – from displays of the Ten Commandments in government buildings to student-led prayers at public school graduation ceremonies. A short discussion follows the film; open to the public.

Cheryl Ball: "Boutique Data in Writing Studies"

The Digital Turn returns with rhetoric scholar Cheryl Ball.  Ball is the editor of the online, peer-reviewed, open-access journal Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy.  Click here for a short video introduction to her talk. A reception will follow the presentation. The Digital Turn: the 2013-14 Meryl Norton Hearst Lecture Series is hosted by the Department of Languages & Literatures. Follow the series online or on Facebook.  

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Tax return preparation service; no appointment necessary. Room 223 will open at 6:30 p.m. Clients are encouraged to arrive early to allow students sufficient time to complete returns. A limited number of returns will be completed each night.

Taxpayers seeking assistance should bring: social security cards for the taxpayer, spouse and dependents; valid photo identification; a copy of last year’s tax returns; Form W-2 "Wage and Tax Statement" from each employer; Forms 1099, for such things as interest or dividends; a list of other income and expenses; Form 1098-T tuition payment statement; Form 1098-E student loan interest statement; banking information for automatic deposit of refund; and all other information pertinent to the 2013 tax return. 

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