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Executive Vice President and Provost

National Student Exchange Day

Did you know qualified UNI students have the unique opportunity to attend one of more than 165 colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada? National Student Exchange provides this opportunity all while paying UNI tuition. Attend NSE Day to hear from former students about their experiences while on exchange, learn from the NSE coordinators and have all of your questions answered. Visit to view the event schedule.

Global Trade Issues Conference

UNIBusiness will host the 2015 Global Trade Issues Conference. The one-day conference addresses issues of concern in the current global environment and features speakers from businesses involved in international trade.

The conference is intended to offer information for Iowans doing business internationally, provide an opportunity for networking with others engaged in international business operations and offer a chance for UNI students and faculty to gain cutting edge insights into global trade practices and issues.

Conference check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. The agenda will include approximately three main speakers, a student competition team presentation during lunch and networking time.

The conference is free but registration is required. Register at by October 14, 2015. Pre-registered off-campus participants will receive a parking pass and map prior to the conference.

An Unlikely Friendship: Donna Red Wing and Bob Vander Plaats

Speakers at this event are Donna Red Wing, head of One Iowa, and Bob Vander Plaats, head of The Family Leader, two leaders with opposing views on gay marriage. Their story has been featured in the Des Moines Register (Dec. 31, 2014) and Washington Post (July 4, 2015). Sponsored by UNI American Democracy Project and the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President; co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Black Hawk and Bremer Counties. A reception will follow the presentation; free and open to the public.

Constitution Day - The 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act: Progress, Problems, Perils?

Donna Hoffman, political science, will moderate a panel that will discuss the history, progress and problems associated with the Voting Rights Act. Panelists are Michael Blackwell, John Johnson, Paul Pate and Scott Peters. The League of Women Voters of Black Hawk-Bremer Counties is a co-sponsor. A reception will follow the presentation; free and open to the public.

Making Government Whistleblower Laws Work

U.S. Senator Charles Grassley and Iowa State Senator Jeff Danielson will discuss whistleblower protections from the federal and state perspectives. Both view whistleblowing as an important check and balance on government. Grassley has a long record of working for protections for whistleblowers. In 1984 he authored updates to the federal False Claims Act and co-authored the 1989 federal Whistleblower Protection act and its updates in 2012. Danielson helped lead an effort in 2014 to strengthen Iowa’s whistle-blower law. A reception precedes the program at 7:30 a.m.; free and open to the public.

Educating Educators Conference

The Multicultural Teaching Alliance will host its annual Educating Educators conference. Keynote speaker will be Gregory Michie, author of such books as We Don't Need Another Hero: Struggle, Hope, and Possibility in the Age of High Stakes Schooling and Holler If You Hear Me: The Education of a Teacher and His Students. This event is free and open to all teacher education students, staff and faculty.


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