Take Back the Night will include a kick-off rally and a march through campus and College Hill and is in solidarity with survirors of abuse and as a protest against sexual assault.
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Bentlee Birchhansky and Grace Gudenkauf, two students from IowaBIG in Cedar Rapids, will deliver a talk about their experience as students at Iowa's only initiative-based high school.
Taylor Morris, vice president of the Cedar Valley Makerspace, will talk about the rise of maker spaces and his work as a maker. This talk is free and open to the public.
Students, faculty and staff can learn how to respond appropriately to reports of sexual assault.
Dionne P. Stephens will present "1 in 5: An Empowered Approach to Addressing Campus Sexual Assault" as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Stephens is the director of the developmental psychology program at Florida International University. The presention is free and open to the public.
The annual CSBS Student Research Conference provides undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to present research through poster and oral presentations, exchange ideas and learn about the developments in the social sciences. Christopher Chapp, Department of Political Science, St. Olaf College, will deliver the keynote address, "Mixed Signals: Why Some Candidates Use Ambiguity to Obscure Policy Positions and Why It Matters."
Elizabeth Becker, an award-winning author and journalist, will speak about the history of Cambodia, the Cambodian civil war and genocide under the Pol Pot regime, and the aftermath of that war. She will also address the broader topic of unintended consequences of American intervention around the world. Becker has covered national and international affairs as a Washington correspondent at The New York Times and Washington Post.
Johnathan Williams, winner of the 2016 Outstanding UNI Graduate History Paper Award, will present his paper "The Recline of Midwestern Civilization: Punk Rock, Midwest Culture, and Economic Restructuring in the 1980s." The lecture is free and open to the public.
Spring award ceremony for UNI-ROTC cadets.
Andy Stoll will be the second speaker in the 2016 Everyday Creativity series. In an entertaining and poignant talk, Andy Stoll, social entrepreneur, filmmaker and co-founder/creative director of Seed Here Studio, will share life lessons from his living in 40 countries in four years.