Join international, national and regional leaders in education to discuss current research, practices and policies relating to education in the 21st Century. The event is designed for educators, administrators, policy makers, community leaders, teacher preparation leaders, pre-service teachers and others with a direct link to education in Iowa and the nation.
Executive Vice President and Provost
Proving that everything new can be old again, pianist Scott Bradlee has become a viral pop sensation after creating a series of clips for YouTube that finds him and his ad hoc group Postmodern Jukebox reworking 21st century pop hits in a variety of vintage styles -- transforming Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" into a '50s-style doo wop number, giving Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" a '20s jazz accent, crossing Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" with Irish folk music, and showing how Ke$ha's "Die Young" would work as a classic country tune.
*UNI Students may use their free student ticket for this show. Free student tickets will not be available until January 9, 2017 at 8:30 am.
The handmade-ukulele-wielding comedic artist best known for portraying Ron Swanson on NBC's Parks and Recreation comes to the Cedar Valley to perform his smash hit live show, Full Bush on the Gallagher Bluedorn stage. Full Bush features a veritable smorgasbord of cautionary tales, tunes, and tips for prosperity.
From lessons in manliness, to high-spirited sing alongs, to the occasional bout with nudity, Offerman's stage performances are inspirational experiences for those luck enough to attend.
*This show is not eligible to use the free UNI student ticket.
The Center for Educational Transformation will host a brown-bag Ed. Research Afternoon focused on using surveys in research. The event will highlight examples of different survey types, how these surveys are constructed through the software package Qualtrics and give insight into how surveys can be constructed in different ways to gather data.
Kim Baker, sociology, anthropology and criminology, and her students in the Drugs, Crime and Society course explore how issues like search and seizure, conspiracy laws, militarization and mandatory mini-mum sentencing have affected people’s lives along lines of race, class, gender and citizenship.
Emily Harsch, LGBT* Center, Xavia Publius, Women's and Gender Studies, and Allyson Rafanello, dean of studens office, will discuss pronouns, trans etiquette, campus resources for learning about gender identity, current UNI initiatives focusing on gender identity and how you can incorporate best practices with regard to gender identity in your classroom and workplace.
Melissa Dobosh, communication studies, will present “#OrgCommUNI: Using Twitter to Promote Reading and Engagement.”
Heather Jerónimo, languages and literatures, will present “The 5 C’s in 140 Characters: Twitter in the Spanish Literature Classroom."
Suzanne Freedman, educational psychology and foundations, will present her research on forgiveness, and how principles of forgiveness can help us respond more empathetically and effectively to offensive comments we may hear in our classrooms and workplaces.
Millie Njezic, communication studies, will provide information about Bosnia and how to pronounce Bosnian names.
Carrissa Froyum, sociology, anthropology and criminology, will present "Managing Emotions in the Classroom in an Era of Inequality." Froyum's presentation draws on the sociological research on emotions, inequality and power to understand how faculty can manage emotions in the classroom in ways that both encourage learning and challenge students. Topics include how emotion management is related to power, how faculty create expectations for emotions in the classroom (whether they know it or not),and some practical ways for managing emotions in the classroom.