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Does Sex Sell?: Uncovering Media Representations of Women's Sports

Forty percent of all sports participants are female, yet women’s sports receive only 4% of all sport media coverage and female athletes are much more likely than male athletes to be portrayed in sexually provocative poses. To highlight why this matters and address these disparities, Nicole M. LaVoi, the associate director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport, will highlight this issue from a variety of perspectives and help dispel the common—but untrue—myths that no one is interested in women’s sport and that "sex sells" women’s sport. Effective strategies are also discussed for increasing media coverage and creating images which reflect the reality of women’s sports participation and why this is so important.

2014 Midwest Summer Institute: Inclusion and Communication for All

The University of Northern Iowa is hosting the 2014 Midwest Summer Institute: “Inclusions and Communication for All."  Attendees include educators, families, individuals with and without disabilities, support personnel and researchers. Participants will hear and participate in presentations, discussions, panels, hands-on learning and networking that focuses on inclusive schools, employment and daily living, communication, and supported/facilitated typing for people with autism spectrum disabilities and other complex needs. Also attending will be nationally recognized and area experts on school and community inclusion and alternative communication supports. Featured presenters include Kathie Snow of Disability is Natural; Darlene Hanson, director of communication supports at WAPADH; and Tracy Thresher, self-advocate featured in the award-winning documentary, “Wretches & Jabberers.” For more information and to register visit:

SportAbility of Iowa Adapted Sports Camp

The mission of the SportAbility of Iowa Adapted Sports Camp is to give qualified young people in second grade through high school with various lower limb disabilities an opportunity to participate in various types of athletic events using a sports wheelchair. The camp promotes wheelchair awareness and provides healthy recreational activities for kids with disabilities. Activities such as wheeling around campus with their teammates to meals, recreational games, other skill activities and pure fun are important for learning. Athletes enjoy traditional camp and recreation activities, while they are improving daily living, sensory-motor-perceptual, strengthening and hand-eye coordination skills. 

Panther Play Date

For students in grades 1-5, UNI elementary and theatre majors will provide art activities to explore a variety of animals, such as safari, jungle, farm, ocean and Antarctica, depending upon grade level

Panther Play Date

For students in grades 1-5, UNI elementary and theatre majors will provide art activities to explore a variety of animals, such as safari, jungle, farm, ocean and Antarctica, depending upon grade level.

Human Life vs. Personhood

UNI Right to Life, a student-run organization, will be having a three-day series, An Educational Series on Abortion, of videos and discussions to promote a dialogue on the essence of life. The discussions and videos shown will be as unbiased as possible, in order to give factual representations so people can form their own opinions. The third day of the event is:

Thursday, November 15- Human Life vs. Personhood- Sabin 2, 7 pm- We will discuss the issues regarding the humanity of a fetus, the biological criteria for life, and how personhood is defined.

Selective Abortion

UNI Right to Life, a student-run organization, will be having a three-day series of videos and discussions to promote a dialogue on the essence of life- An Educational Series on Abortion. The discussions and videos shown will be as unbiased as possible, in order to give factual representations so people can form their own opinions. The second day of the event is: 

Wednesday, November 14- Selective Abortion- Sabin 02, 7 pm- There will be a video and facilitated discussion on what it means to be able to choose characteristics of the people coming in to the world. We will also discuss laws and processes regarding selective abortion as it exists today.

What is Abortion?

UNI Right to Life, a student-run organization, will be having a three-day series of videos and discussions to promote a dialogue on the essence of life- An Educational Series on Abortion. The discussions and videos shown will be as unbiased as possible, in order to give factual representations so people can form their own opinions. The first day of the event is: 

Tuesday, November 13- What is abortion? - Sabin 02, 7 pm- We will discuss what the different abortion procedures are, including when they are performed, how long they take, their costs, safety, and possible complications. These presentations will all be done using models and the information will be from medical professionals.

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