The guest speaker is Gail Thompson, Fayetteville State University. The community forum leader is Tim Eatman of Imagining America Conference and expert on community engagement and university scholarship.
Executive Vice President and Provost
Daniel Spikes, Iowa State University diversity specialist, will be the keynote speaker.
Author Don Tate will be the guest author/illustrator. If interested in participating with 850 first graders, contact Gloria Kirkland Holmes.
Heather Jerónimo, languages and literatures, will give the English honor society lecture, titled "The Translatability of Gay Catalonia: Lluís Maria Todó and Jaime Gil de Biedma." The lecture explores some reasons one gay Catalan writer has been translated into English while the other has not. Everyone is welcome.
Command Sergeant Major John Wayne Troxell will be the guest speaker at the ROTC Military Ball. CSM Troxell is the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs and is the senior enlisted service member in the military. He will give the cadets and guests a unique perspective of the miilitary.
The Wall of Comic Art will be on exhibit from March 25 until the end of April. Cedar Valley artists are invited to submit comic artwork. The exhibit is a promotion for Rod Library’s 5th annual RodCon which is a mini comic book convention where people from all areas of life can meet and celebrate their love of comics, graphic novels, pop culture, and ner-dom. The comic art show will be located on the main floor of Rod Library. RodCon will be held on April 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at Rod Library.
In honor of Black History Month, Rod Library has invited local artist Chaveevah Banks Ferguson to campus for a discussion and Q&A.
Do your courses require students to identify and utilize rigorous sources in their course projects? Kyle Rudick and Ryan McGeough will present “It was at the library; therefore it must be credible: Mapping Patterns of Undergraduate Heuristic Decision-Making." They will discuss their research findings on undergraduate students' heuristic decision-making skills as they incorporate information into their persuasive speeches.
Incorporating new learning activities into a class sometimes works really well and sometimes requires further tweaking. Christy Kessens will present "Book Circles & Jigsaw Puzzles: What Worked and What Didn’t." She will discuss her experience with book circles and jigsaws, highlighting ways to bring these activities into the classroom, as well as the challenges they presented.
Mary Donegan-Ritter will present "Individualizing Learning and Promoting Evidence Based Practices in an Early Childhood Special Education Post-BA Course." She will share how she created individualized course content to increase student knowledge and use of DEC recommended practices in their current work with young children and their families.