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Executive Vice President and Provost

Abraham, Moses, and Jesus: The Heritage of the Bible in the Qu'ran

John Burnight, assistant professor of religion, will present "Abraham, Moses and Jesus: The Heritage of the Bible in the Qu'ran." His presentation will examine a number of the Qur’anic passages discussing these and several other biblical figures, highlighting the important role that each plays in Islam. This is the first in a three-lecture series sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and World Religions on the topic "Islam and Iowa Politics." For more information, contact Martha Reineke at  

Paddy Woodworth Lecture: Ecological Restoration in the Climate Change Century

Irish author Paddy Woodworth will present his assessment of ecological restoration as a key conservation strategy in the face of accelerating environmental degradation and climate change. Copies of his recent book, Our Once and Future Planet, will be available for purchase and signing. This free event is sponsored by the Tallgrass Prairie Center and Friends of the Tallgrass Prairie Center.

Rod Con

Rod Library's third annual mini comic con will feature artists, panelists, games, crafts, comics and more. Free and open to the public.

Summer Study Abroad Fair

The Study Abroad Center will host a fair for summer programs. Learn about short-term program options, including capstone programs and summer schools. There are new programs to destinations including Brazil, China, Cuba, Demark/Iceland, Galapagos Islands, Spain and more. Program course leaders and past participants will be available to answer questions.

Expanding Your Horizons

Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) is a conference for girls in middle school. This day-long event will include hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). At the conference, girls will have an opportunity to meet STEM role models and learn more about careers in those fields. The ultimate goal is to motivate girls to become innovative and creative thinkers ready to meet 21st Century challenges. 


This month we will focus on sharing campus opportunities and selecting topics for the reminder of the year's meetings. Participants should share 1-3 research based ideas that you feel are central to teaching and learning in your area of STEM.


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