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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

"But Do They Learn Better": A Comparative Study of Active Learning Strategies Across Different Classroom Types

Marybeth C. Stalp, sociology, anthropology and criminology, and Martha J. Reineke, philosophy and world religions, will present "'But Do They Learn Better': A Comparative Study of Active Learning Strategies Across Different Classroom Types" based on their experiences with the SAC-CAT classroom. Sponsored by the Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology Colloquium Series and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.  

UNI Prelaw Club Meeting

UNI Prelaw is a new organization that unifies the UNI Business Prelaw Club and the Daniel Webster Law Society. At this initial meeting we will elect officers and make plans for the year. Scott Peters, associate professor of political science and prelaw advisor, will discuss preparing for and applying to law school, as well as other areas of concern for prelaw students. All students with an interest in law school are welcome, regardless of major. Freshmen and sophomores are especially encouraged to attend.

22nd Annual CSBS Student Research Conference

The UNI College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (CSBS) organizes an annual student research conference for both graduate and undergraduate students engaged in research related to the social and behavioral sciences. The conference provides the opportunity for students to present their research, exchange ideas, learn about different disciplines and meet students from different departments.

The keynote speaker for the conference will be Cameron Weaver, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. The call for papers is now open. Both oral and poster presentations are welcome. Deadline for submission of abstracts is April 5, 2015.

All undergraduate and graduate students in the social sciences are invited to participate in this conference. Attendees are encouraged to register before April 10; registration is $15. A boxed lunch is guaranteed only with early registration (vegetarian and gluten free options are available).

A Cultural Conversation about Sexual Assault in Iowa

Led by UNI Women's and Gender Studies alum Lata D'Mello and other professionals working on research and prevention of sexual assault, this discussion panel will focus on raising awareness about sexual assault through a cultural lens. The conversation will explore what sexual assault and domestic violence justice would look like, especially in immigrant and minority communities, and how college students can help address these issues. This event is sponsored by Women's and Gender Studies.

UNISUSA Annual Zombie Run

The University of Northern Iowa Supporters of the United States Army (UNISUSA) is hosting a 5K "Zombie Run". The run will assist UNISUSA in their efforts to support UNI ROTC cadets by providing them with funds to compete in events such as range challenge, the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge and field training exercises. The run is a fun course through campus where participants will encounter zombies who will chase them down. Each participant will begin the race with two balloons; the zombies will attempt to pop your balloons... WILL YOU SURVIVE?

Documentary Film Viewing: "Telling Amy's Story"

Telling Amy's Story (2010) is a documentary hosted by actress and advocate Mariska Hargitay, and told by Detective Deirdri Fishel, that details the timeline of the domestic violence and eventual homicide of Amy Homan McGee by her husband on Nov. 8, 2001. The screening of the film is being shown in conjunction with Shine the Light on Relationship Violence Week and will be followed by discussion facilitated by representatives from Waypoint domestic violence services in Cedar Rapids. Visit the official website to view the trailer for Telling Amy's Story


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