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Executive Vice President and Provost

Guest Lecture: "Communication, Language, and Preparing for the Work Place"

Lynda Yates, Macquarie University, will address issues faced by adult second language learners as they seek to master not only the language but also the professional and community cultures’ underlying expectations about how they should talk at work. Recent research into the demands of three professions--childcare, teaching and medicine--will be considered.

Sponsored by the TESOL Club, the Anthropology Club (NISG) and the Department of Languages & Literatures.

"Troubled Waters: A Mississippi River Story" Film Screening

The Emmy Award-winning "Troubled Waters: A Mississippi River Story" tells the story of the unintended yet severe consequences of farming along the Mississippi River and the efforts being taken to reverse this damage. America’s heartland boasts some of the world’s most productive farmland. "Troubled Waters" emphasizes solutions, providing a hopeful blueprint for progress and positive change.

Oh, The Places You'll Go! - Earth and Environmental Science Opportuntiies

Chad Heinzel, associate professor of Earth and Environmental Science, will highlight the many ways UNI students have learned from the past, engaged in the present and building a promising future. The seminar will revisit recent Earth Science extended field trips, identify learning opportunities and investigate the developing careers of recent graduates.

Jackson Katz guest lecture- "More Than a Few Good Men"

Jackson Katz is an educator, anti-sexist male activist, social theorist, author and filmmaker. He holds a Master’s degree from Harvard Graduate School of Education, with a focus in the social construction of violent masculinities through sports and media. He holds a Ph. D. in cultural studies and education from UCLA. Katz has dedicated his life to gender violence prevention.  He developed the gender violence prevention program, Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP), at the Northeastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society in 1993. The MVP program serves to empower both males and females from all socioeconomic, racial, ethnic, and sexual orientation backgrounds to become leaders and teaches the skills needed to build positive environments in schools, businesses and communities.

The evening lecture will give an opportunity for many students and faculty who have trained and/or educated in the MVP model to hear Katz lecture live on the development and impact of the model. Three student organizations have applied for funding to support the visit: Masters in Social Work Student Association: UNI Supporters of the United States Army, Sigma Phi Epsilon, a men’s fraternity that has been very engaged with CVP initiatives.

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