Mary Skopec, executive director of Iowa Lakeside Laboratory: Regents Resource Center, will lead a discussion on water quality in Iowa, "Status and Trends in Iowa's Water Quality: Our Challenges and Opportunities." Located on the shore of West Lake Okoboji in Northwest Iowa, Lakeside Lab is an Iowa Board of Regents campus dedicated to education of post-secondary students, research on aquatic systems and terrestrial landscapes, and community engagement on environmental topics.
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Ryan Schmidt, land stewardship director for Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, will discuss "Considering Agricultural Lands in the Process of Restoration.” This event is free and open to the public.
Come one, come all! Need some play in your life? Come hang out with UNI SAVE and the Interpreters Theatre! We will be showcasing work from our week of workshops. Through performance, we will explore making art and community and play.
The 2017 Hari Shankar Memorial Lecture will be given by Rachel Levy, professor of mathematics and associate dean for faculty development at Harvey Mudd College. The Title of the lecture is "Fluid Adventures: Where Mathematics Meets Art."
Panel discussion with Scott Greenhalgh, Courtney Clausen, Lee Geisinger, Sadik Kucuksari, Angela Waseskuk and students participating in the Capstone course.Three panelists are teaching an experimental, team-taught Capstone course that folds aspects of design, engineering, social justice and creative placemaking into an exploration of the tiny house movement. A collaboration between the tiny house course and an engineering course will also be discussed by faculty who are teaching these classes.
Panelists Umaru Balde, YWCA of Black Hawk Co.; Gunda Brost, Brost Law Office; Nilvia Brownson, UNI student; and Lisa Muñoz, Hawkeye Community Collegem will discuss some of the rhetoric and misinformation about immigration and immigrants.
Facilitators Evette Edmister, communication sciences and disorders, and Susan Hill, CETL, will lead a discussion toexplore the possibility of creating a faculty learning community devoted to exploring the theory and practice of social justice teaching for diversity and inclusion. This meeting is an opportunity to gauge interest in a learning community and to begin to envision what we would want to do.
Donna Vinton, Institutional Research and Effectiveness, will share findings from the 2016 National Survey of Student Engagement related to first-year student engagement and experiences in the classroom and invite exploration of what the data might suggest for teaching and learning at UNI.
Jennifer Waldron, KAHHS, implemented a service learning project with the Western Home Communities for an upper-level, major course. This presentation will highlight the organization and implementation of, as well as reflection on, the SLP from the perspective of the instructor, the community partner and students who completed the project. Julianne Gassman will share information about the upcoming Service Learning Institute.
Facilitator David Grant, languages and literatures, will examine how a “good” argument may not be because of its reliance on “truth” but because of its reliance on certain “practices.” Participants are encouraged to bring one argumentative/ rhetorical assignment to work on during the session. Optional reading here.