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Executive Vice President and Provost

Elect Her - Campus Women Win!

UNI will host its inaugural training conference, Elect Her–Campus Women Win, the only program in the country that encourages and trains college women to run for student government and future political office. A collaboration between AAUW and Running Start, Elect Her addresses the need to expand the pipeline to women running for office and to diminish the longstanding political leadership gender gap.

Participants will garner hands-on campaign skills, hear from inspiring local speakers and discuss research on women in government. The day will conclude with an opportunity to network with female leaders from various agencies throughout the community. There is no cost for this event; breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration is required.

Camp Dodge: Home Away From Home, 1917-1918

The UNI Museum has received funding from Humanities Iowa, a private, non-profit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, to host a presentation called Camp Dodge: Home Away From Home, 1917-1918 by Michael Vogt, Curator at the Iowa Gold Star Museum. A cultural Resource for Iowans since 1971, Humanities Iowa offers many cultural and historical programs and grants to Iowa’s communities.

This presentation will illustrate the organization, construction, and the various aspects of military life and training at Camp Dodge during the First World War using period photos from the Iowa Gold Star Museum’s collection. This lecture will accompany Answering the Call: The Cedar Valley, Iowa, and World War I, the latest exhibit on display at the UNI Museum. The exhibit examines Iowa’s contributions to World War I and the changes that were happening on the home front during this time. Both the exhibit and presentation are free and open to the public.

If you are a person with a disability who requires special assistance, please call 319-273-2495 in advance.  

Academic Master Plan meeting

The Provost and Chair of the University Faculty invite all faculty and academic administrators to attend a campus-wide meeting to begin the development of a new Academic Master Plan for the university. Everyone is crucial to this process so we urge you to make a special effort to attend the meeting. There will be opportunity to provide input on UNI's academic mission and vision in working groups at the meeting.

Study Abroad at the University of Tasmania in Australia

The Study Abroad Center will provide information about opportunities to study abroad at the University of Tasmania in Australia. A representative from the university will attend the meeting.

Majors the university offers: biology, chemistry, ciochemistry, communicative disorders, computer science, earth and life science, economics, education, geography, health promotion, movement and exercise science, interactive digital studies, LYHS, management, philosophy, religion, psychology, social work, sociology, anthropology, criminology and technology.

Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture: "Invention through Form and Function Analogy: Strategies for Generating Creative Ideas"

Audrey Rule, professor, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, will present "Invention through Form and Function Analogy: Strategies for Generating Creative Ideas."

State and national economies depend upon innovations and inventions. Many inventors draw ideas from nature, connecting natural forms (colors, shapes, configurations, textures) to their functions. A brief overview of Rule’s book "Invention through Form and Function Analogy" (with explanation of how to obtain a free copy) will be followed by participants using card sets to generate new ideas for improving simple product. Bring your lunch; cookies will be provided.

Cedar Valley 1 Million Cups Kick Off

Join us for our official Cedar Valley 1 Million Cups kick off event. This event is free and open to the public.

1 Million Cups (1MC) is a simple way to engage entrepreneurs in communities around the world. Each week, the 1MC program offers two local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors and entrepreneurs. Presenters prepare a six-minute educational presentation and engage in 20 minutes of feedback and questioning after the presentation. Entrepreneurs gain insight into possible ways they can improve their businesses, gather realtime feedback, connect with a community that truly cares about their progress and walk away feeling like they have advanced their business. The audience also learns a great deal from the presentations. Whether this is through passively listening or deeply engaging with the entrepreneurs, there is much to learn every week from these dynamic and diverse communities.

There will also be a soft launch the mornings of Nov. 5 and Nov. 12 at 9 a.m. 

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