Reception for Randall Kennedy, the keynote speaker for the Annual Human Rights Conference of the Waterloo Commission on Human Rights. Kennedy will speak briefly about his topic of "Race Relations and the Law in the Obama Era" at 7:45 p.m. Kennedy is the Michael R. Klein Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. This event, as well as the conference on the next day, is free and open to the public.
The Black Student Union is hosting a talent show to pay homage to African American heritage, past, present and future. Participants can sing, dance, recite poetry or play an instrument. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places.
The Black Student Union will present a play showing the history of music during which the actors will need students to come on stage to assist with creating the music.
Daily events and specials will be featured at Prexy's, Chats and Essentials (Maucker Union), 23rd Street Market (Commons) and Biscotti's (Shull Hall) during Customer Appreciation Week.
The Divine Nine Event will portray The Divine Nine Greek Fraternity and Sorority system with an emphasize on black culture. Sororities and fraternities will tell the history of their organizations while stepping and strolling throughout the event.
Career Services will provide information about internship opportunities in the Offices of the Governor and Lt. Governor of Iowa.
Governor Branstad and Lt. Governor Reynolds are committed to providing quality opportunities for students to learn and gain valuable skills. Internships are available for undergraduate and graduate students. The program is designed to meet the individual needs of students and assist the Governor’s Office in meeting the goals of the office. For more information visit https://governor.iowa.gov/constituent-services/internships/
The Wesley Foundation will host a salsa dance. Lessons from 6-6:30 p.m.; dance until 9:30 p.m. Dress is semi-formal and all are welcome. Admission is $1.
Discussion will take place on two books: The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created a Culture That Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy by Steve Stoute, with Mim Eichler; and One Day It'll All Make Sense by Common, with Adam Bradley. The books need not to have been completed in order to participate in the discussion.
The last day of Darwin Week features speakers presenting on topics related to education.
12:30 p.m.: “Building a Culture of Inquiry” by Theron J. Hitchman
2 p.m.: "Darwin, Dewey, and a Contemporary Theory of Education" by Jerry Soneson
3:30 p.m.: “The Rhetoric of School Reform” by Deborah Gallagher
7 p.m.: “Teaching Evolution in a Climate of Controversy” by Eugenie Scott
Chad Pregracke grew up on the Mississippi River and realized that the Mississippi, along with many other rivers, needed to be cleaned up. Since 1998, he has created a social movement around improving the quality of our nation's rivers. Chad shares an incredible message about how one person can use an environmental issue to make a large impact on the planet.