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.
The average student loan indebtedness of a UNI student is more than $25,000. Do you know your indebtedness? Do you have a plan for repayment? Elizabeth Minard and Deb Bartels will discuss student loan repayment options and how the choices you make today can impact your future. 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.
The Office of Student Financial Aid and the Campus Activities Board are sponsoring the first Financial Literacy Quiz Bowl. Questions will focus on topics such as budgeting, credit, credit cards, saving, financial aid, identity theft, insurance and taxes. Teams of two to five students can register for a chance to win a $400 scholarship. The first 32 teams to submit their team name, team members and contact information to Liz Hoium at email@example.com will be eligible to compete. Students who are not competing are encouraged to stop by, cheer for your favorite team and learn more about financial literacy. All team members must be UNI students and not currently employed by the Office of Student Financial Aid.
The Counselor Advisory Board, consisting of 26 high school counselors representing schools from across Iowa, will gather in Gilchrist Hall for an informative day. Counselors will be given an update in a number of areas.
PRSSA has sponsored a 5K run/walk charity event for more than 20 years. This year “strip & go run” runners will donate a piece of clothing at five checkpoints during the race to benefit St. Vincent’s De Paul Society. Pre-registration is $20; race day registration is $25. Register through Facebook event or by mail.
This event is an opportunity to not only honor cancer survivors and remember those who have lost the battle, but also to raise funds and awareness to help save lives. The opening ceremony is at 6 p.m., the Survivor Lap starts at 6:30 p.m. and the Luminaria ceremony is at 8 p.m.
Wear teal ribbons to show your support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Encourage friends, family, co-workers and professors to participate. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 319-273-3423 for more information on obtaining ribbons.
St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Center presents ValLimar Jansen in post resurrection story and song. A free will offering will be collected. Everyone is welcome.
The Center for Multicultural Education will host journalist Touré. In the age of Obama, racial attitudes have become more complicated and nuanced than ever before. Inspired by a president who is unlike any Black man ever seen on our national stage, we are searching for new ways of understanding Blackness. In Touré’s provocative new book, he tackles what it means to be Black in America today. He examines the concept of “Post-Blackness,” a term that defines artists who are proud to be Black but don’t want to be limited by identity politics and boxed in by race. Touré argues that Blackness is infinite, that any identity imaginable is Black and that all expressions of Blackness are legitimate. A book club session on Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness: What It Means to Be Black Now will be held prior to the lecture from 3:30-5:00 p.m. at the CME.