In this eye opening talk, Reza Aslan, a world-renowned expert on the Middle East, talks about the historical and societal shifts in this part of the world. A new generation of youth are clamoring for their rights and freedoms -- and they drastically outnumber their elders. Seventy-five percent of the population of the Middle East is under the age of 35 and 50 percent is under the age of 25. The young, educated and politically motivated youth in places like Iran, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and beyond have a new vision -- one that represents their values, not the values of the generation that preceded them. What motivates the Muslim youth of today? What will the new Middle East look like? How will these sudden regime changes affect the world's economic and political climate? Aslan unravels the complexities of the new Middle East and shows what the future holds for this part of the world.
Matthew Wilson, instructor in marketing, presents "Building Your Personal Brand Through Social Media Marketing." Social media allows individuals to create a comprehensive personal brand online that HR departments are increasingly taking note of in the hiring process. Learn how you can take advantage of social networks to build your digital presence. Create your personal brand, connect with influencers and successfully engage with professionals in your industry.
All faculty and staff are invited to a Green Holiday Open House. Learn green entertaining options for office or home – decorate cookies, assemble trail mix, create a relish tray. Plenty of door prizes! Bring your own mug for hot chocolate. Sponsored by several UNI departments and supported by the Office of the President.
Recently renovated Sabin Hall will be rededicated. Following a brief ceremony, there will be a reception and tours of the building. Free and open to the public.
The keynote speaker for the 2014 Diversity Town Hall will be Regina Dixon-Reeves, the Faculty Diversity/Development Specialist for the University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences. The Diversity Matters Awards will be presented following the keynote address. A Diversity Fair will precede the event from 1:30-2 p.m.
Graduating seniors can receive free pizza, pop and a gift from the UNI Alumni Association. Don’t miss out on your chance to win an iPad and several other great prizes just for attending. Sign up for the Alumni Association and receive more cool stuff from your membership package.
An open forum will be held to address questions related to the IRS/Identity Theft situation. A panel of individuals including a tax accountant and computer information specialists will be available to address questions. All are welcome; questions can be directed to the Tax Information Line, 273-5700.