Bentlee Birchhansky and Grace Gudenkauf, two students from IowaBIG in Cedar Rapids, will deliver a talk about their experience as students at Iowa's only initiative-based high school.
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Taylor Morris, vice president of the Cedar Valley Makerspace, will talk about the rise of maker spaces and his work as a maker. This talk is free and open to the public.
Students, faculty and staff can learn how to respond appropriately to reports of sexual assault.
Andy Stoll will be the second speaker in the 2016 Everyday Creativity series. In an entertaining and poignant talk, Andy Stoll, social entrepreneur, filmmaker and co-founder/creative director of Seed Here Studio, will share life lessons from his living in 40 countries in four years.
Dave Gould will be the opening speaker for the 2016 Everyday Creativity series. He will share a new vision for education that progresses students from play to passion to purpose. The ideal not only promises to keep creative confidence intact, but produce young adults who are anxious to make a meaningful difference. Gould is The University of Iowa's first Obermann Public Scholar and is widely known for his course "Life Design" and for his central role in developing the University of Iowa's engaged social innovation major.
Midnight in Manhattan is the 24th annual fashion design show organized by students in the fashion promotion class with designs made by textile and apparel design students. This year's show is set in Manhattan and features designs suitable for areas within the city such as Harlem, Soho and the Upper East Side.
Visit with student representatives at this "come and go" event about the different "creative" majors UNI offers. Majors that will be represented include English, art, theatre, electronic media, textiles and apparel, music, interior design, graphic design, graphic technologies and interactive digital studies.
TEDxUNI: Charting Destiny will launch conversations and inspire positive growth for individuals, for institutions and for our culture. Ten speakers and performers, including a Purple Heart recipient, a Mayo Clinic physician/author, community designers and entrepreneurs, educators, Ceder Valley youth and others will each contribute a unique angle on the vital TEDxUNI message: each of us has the power to overcome our challenges, shape our own destiny and improve our world. In addition, TEDxUNI will host XFest, a high-energy, experiential festival, along with concurrent campus/community viewing parties as TEDxUNI is streamed to the world live.
Meredith Smith, bereavement coordinator at Iowa Hospice, and Elaine Eshbaugh, coordinator of UNI's gerontology program, will discuss hospice services and bereavement among individuals who have lost a loved one. This event is free and open to the public.
Meredith Smith, bereavement coordinator at Iowa Hospice, will discuss grief and coping with death among children. This event is free and open to the public.