Join the Women's and Gender Studies program for Shine the Light on Relationship Violence Week by participating in the Clothesline Project. The Clothesline Project started in Cape Cod, Mass. and has become an international visual art campaign to raise awareness about violence against women, children, the LGBTQ* community and other marginalized populations. By hanging up collections of shirts representing the individuals who have experienced violence, the Clothesline Project brings to attention these acts, which are often committed in our own homes and communities. Survivors and allies can decorate a t-shirt, which will be displayed in Maucker Union Oct. 15-16.
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View the partial eclipse of the Sun with solar telescopes provided by the Department of Earth Science. In the event of cloudy or rainy weather, the event will be cancelled. Telescopes will be set up near the athletic fields of the West Dome Lot of the UNI-Dome.
The Board of Regents has proposed major revisions to the funding formula for the state's universities. The proposal would tie state funding to in-state students and to the universities' performance on particular measures. As currently designed, it would also result in a significant net increase in state funding to UNI. Joe Gorton, United Faculty president; Tim Kidd, Faculty Senate chair; and Scott Peter, Chair of the Faculty. will make brief presentations explaining the proposal, followed by questions and discussion. This event is open to all faculty, staff and students.
Joan McBreen and Noel Monahan, two of Ireland's most accomplished contemporary poets, will visit UNI as part of their U.S. tour. Sample their poetry at http://www.joanmcbreen.com/new.html and http://www.salmonpoetry.com/details.php?ID=338&a=167. Their visit is sponsored by the Department of Languages & LIteratures.
The College of Education will host its bi-annual Teacher Education Induction Convocation. Three hundred and fifty students have satisfied requirements for admission into the Teacher Education Program, and are invited to participate in the formal ceremony, the official induction of students into that field of study. Simon Estes, internationally renowned opera singer from Centerville, Iowa will deliver the convocation address. This will be the 48th group of candidates inducted into the Teacher Education program since formal ceremonies began in 1991. Parents and friends of the candidates are invited along with UNI faculty and administrators. A reception will follow in the GBPAC lobby.
The recipient of the Women's and Gender Studies Outstanding Graduate Paper on Gender award will present their paper and be presented with their award.
Martie Reineke, professor of philsophy and world religions, will present "Intimate Domain: Desire, Trauma, and Mimetic Theory." Copies of her book, Intimate Domain: Desire, Trauma, and Mimetic Theory will be sold after the presentation; Reineke will be available to sign books. Faculty, staff, students and the public are welcome.
Lisa Jepsen, associate professor of economics, will present "Women and Law School." Faculty, staff, students, and the public are welcome.
Reginald Green, emeritus administrator, Academic Advising, will present "The Double Whammy: Cartoon Representations of Minority Women." Faculty, staff, students and the public are welcome.
Students interested in learning more about leadership experience and education benefits through the military can speak with a career counselor. Opportunities to complete activities with their peers that enhance each students awareness of problem solving, decision making and effective communication. All important skills for leaders!