A reception to welcome new faculty to campus. Light snacks and drinks will be served.
Executive Vice President and Provost
Grant Tracey will launch his new mystery novel, Cheap Amusements, at the first Final Thursday Reading Series of the season. Open mic signup is at 7 p.m. and begins at 7:15 p.m. Tracey will take the stage at 8 p.m. Click here to check out the book trailer for Cheap Amusements.
The Prelaw Club will hold its initial meeting to make plans for the academic year. Prelaw advisors Scott Peters, Lisa Jepsen and Martha Reinecke will discuss preparing for and applying to law school, as well as other areas of concern for prelaw students. All students with an interest in law school are welcome, regardless of major. Freshmen and sophomores are especially encouraged to attend.
The Study Abroad Fair will feature more than 50 exhibitors. Attendees will learn about study abroad opportunities and meet past participants, faculty and staff. Information about financial aid, scholarships, credit transfer, international travel, and study-work-internship-research volunteer abroad opportuities will be available. Admission is free. Passport Day will be observed during the fair. The Black Hawk County Recorder's office will assist with passport renewals or applications for new passports.
Sandra Steingraber will speak on the topic “Be Arrested If Necessary”: The Case for Science in Action. She will discuss the role of ecology and climate science in a time of climate emergency, the role of scientific evidence as an agent of cultural and political change and the differences between objectivity and neutrality. A book signing and reception will follow the lecture.
"Living Downstream," a film based on Sandra Steingraber's book, will take viewers on a journey investigating the links between human health and environmental contamination based on the latest biological and ecological research. The film is 60 minutes long.
Make your first impression count. Stop by the Learning Commons to have your free professional headshot taken and review your resume with Career Services.
The STEM Chat topic will be "Opportunities On and Off Campus" with Phillip Plourde and Carolina Coronado-Park. They will share how faculty and staff can become involved in CIEP, other on-campus international opportunties and opportunities abroad. There will be information about resources and programs that help faculty connect with colleagues in other countries, UNI's current international partners and more.
The topic will be UNI STEM Ambassadors, a program that was revamped during the summer. STEM Ambassadors are undergraduate volunteers with declared STEM majors or minors who represent their department at on and off campus STEM events. UNI STEM provides professional development, organization of the group and incentives (t-shirts, uniforms, transcript notations) for participation. Attendees will learn about the program, how to nominate a student from your department and help identify events and activities for which STEM Ambassadors can assist.