International Philosopher Fr. Nathan Cromly will challenge those in attendance to ponder the basis of human rights, and recognize how differing philosophies of lawmakers directly affect their own lives. Following the presentation, there will be a question and answer session. Students, faculty, staff and members of the Cedar Valley community are welcome. This event is being sponsored by the Student Organization Speakers Fund and is being hosted by the student organization UNI Right to Life.
Financially, accepting your first job can be a confusing process. Private vs. public employers, benefits and salary negotiation are all factors in finding that perfect first job. Cindy Webb, human resources, will discuss what to watch for and be aware of when accepting a full-time position. Bring your lunch and join the Office of Student Financial Aid in learning about your financial future. The workshop will conclude with a drawing for food and t-shirt prizes.
It's time to end the year right with food, music and friends! Bring your dancing shoes for this event. Formal wear is optional and everyone is invited!
Don't miss this empowering event! Be a part of this march and rally. There will be time to make posters between the sexual assault survivor panel and the walk.
Come listen to some extraordinarily brave sexual assault survivors as they share their personal stories. The hope is to educate and empower on the dynamics and very real issues surrounding sexual assault. Let's talk about and debunk all of those myths out there. Following the panel there will be time to make posters for those who wish to participate in 'Take Back the Night.'
This program allows women to get a glimpse of what sorority life is like at UNI. Chapter houses will be open for tours with informal sessions at each house. Meet at Maucker Union's Old Central Ballroom and recruitment guides from Rho Gamma will lead participants to each house.
Quest to Unravel Alzheimer’s Scavenger Hunt (QUASH) is a part physical, part mental, campus-wide scavenger hunt that raises awareness and funds to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Teams of 2-4 compete against one another and the clock to complete challenges and solve clues in an effort to be crowned the “QUASHmasters." Registration, required, begins at 5 p.m. with the event kicking off at 6 p.m.
The Philosophy Club and Computer Club will host Diane Michelfelder of Macalaster College. Her lecture is titled "Homo Applicans: On Being Human in a World of Disappearing Things." The focus is on the philosophy of technology. The abstract of her lecture is as follows:
While the development of one technological artifact does not have to lead to the disappearance of another—witness the continued endurance of the acoustic guitar despite the invention of its solid-body electric cousin in the 1950s—it is often the case that one technological innovation (think digital cameras) eventually replaces another (think Kodak film or the Polaroid). What distinguishes technological development in this century, though, is less the replacement of one innovation by another but more the replacement of material things themselves by applications.
Looking at the ethical impacts of technological artifacts has long been a central concern for the philosophy of technology, but generally (as in recent debates over whether it is ethical to “moralize” technology by intentionally designing artifacts so as to privilege particular moral outcomes over others) the focus of this concern has been on material objects themselves. But what if we shift this focus of concern to the loss of physical objects and the rise of applications? What might the impacts of this transition be on our abilities to sustain ethical relations with those others in our midst?
There is an old saying: "You can't really understand another person's experiences until you've walked a mile in their shoes." Join Greek Life in this walk to commemorate the experiences of women all over the world.
The Center for Multicultural Education will discuss "Multicultural American Literature: Comparative Black, Native, Latino/a, and Asian American Fictions" by A. Robert Lee.