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Executive Vice President and Provost


Rod Library will host the 5th Annual Mini Comic Con. There will be games, prizes, vendors, artists and costume contests. Family friendly and free.  

Exhibit: Doctors and Nurses as Rescuers in Humanitarian Crises

"Doctors and Nurses as Rescuers in Humanitarian Crises," a traveling exhibit produced by the UNI Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education, profiles doctors, nurses and small teams who used their medical training and skills to rescue large numbers of people threatened by humanitarian crisis, usually in the context of armed conflict. The exhibit spans the late 19th century up to the present, in countries on four different continents. An opening reception will be Thursday, Sept. 14 with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and a short presentation Stephen J. Gaies at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.This event is free and open to the public.

Reporting on Iowa’s Polluted Rivers: How the Storm Lake Times Won a Pulitzer

Tom Cullen, reporter for the Storm Lake Times, will speak on his investigative work covering Iowa’s polluted rivers. The title of his talk is “Reporting on Iowa’s Polluted Rivers: How the Storm Lake Times Won a Pulitzer.” Art Cullen, editor of the Storm Lake Times, won a Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing. The editorials candidly told the truth about Iowa’s water and revealed the wealthy interests behind the pollution. The Storm Lake Times won the award for editorial writing over finalists the Washington Post and Houston Chronicle.

CETL/Rod Library Series

"What the Library Can Do For You -- Leading Students to Quality Sources in the Information Age" will be facilitated by Theresa Westbrock and Anne Marie Gruber.

With so much information available at our fingertips, have you ever wondered how students do research to support their work in your courses? Do you ever wish they used more credible sources in papers, presentations, and other assignments? Join us to find out how students find, evaluate, and use information. We’ll discuss how they use the library and how UNI librarians can assist you in helping your students make the best use of information resources for your courses.


Creating Inclusive Classrooms: Narrative Explorations of Resistance, Racism, and Pedagogy 

Facilitator: Kyle Rudick, Communication Studies

Based on qualitative research done at a predominately White, Midwestern institution, this session will address the ways in which (un)intentional racism permeates higher education and the ways that students of color narrate navigating it. Participants will discuss how higher education professionals can identify how they may perpetuate racism in the classroom and how to restructure higher education in ways that include and affirm students of color. 


Diversity Colloquium 2017: African American Labor History in Waterloo

Facilitator: Niria White, UNI undergraduate history major

Niria White is currently working on a research project and Grout museum exhibit that narrates the impact of African American workers in Waterloo. Her talk traces African American settlement in Waterloo during the Great Migration and beyond, focusing on their many contributions to the city of Waterloo, using historical records, artifacts and personal interviews. By exploring the history of African Americans in Waterloo, White counters the idea that African Americans have only been politically active in the Civil Rights era.



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