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Monday, 01 Apr 2019

Mary Louise Smith Chair in Women and Politics: Florence George Graves

Apr 01, 2019

7:30 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

"#MeToo - Why Has It Taken So Long?" Florence George Graves is an award-winning journalist and founding director of the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University. Her reporting helped expose the imbalance of power between women and men in Washington long before the #metoo era.

Tuesday, 02 Apr 2019

Workshop: Navigating controversial topics in the classroom

Apr 02, 2019

2:10 PM - 3:00 PM

2030 Morrill Hall or view on your own via Zoom

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Diversity Training, development

Many instructors consciously avoid controversial issues in the classroom because of the difficulty involved in managing heated discussions. However, controversy can be a useful, powerful, and memorable tool to promote learning. This conversation will provide instructors with resources to facilitate classroom discussion around controversial issues including the O.T.F.D. (Open The Front Door) and A.C.T.I.O.N. communication frameworks.

Lecture: Rest, Resiliency, and the Art of Digital Detox

Apr 02, 2019

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

"Getting A Good Night's Sleep: Rest, Resiliency and the Art of Digital Detox." Brian Luke Seaward will outline the connections between good health and resiliency as well as the connections between stress, screen addictions, and poor sleep. He is a faculty member at The Graduate Institute and executive director of the Paramount Wellness Institute.

Wednesday, 03 Apr 2019

Reception: Celebrating 10 Years of Marriage Equality in Iowa

Apr 03, 2019

4:00 PM

Room 3224 Memorial Union

free

Dean of Students Office Diversity Meetings, receptions

The LGBTQA+ Faculty and Staff Association is hosting a reception open to faculty, staff and students. There will be cake!

Lecture: Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask

Apr 03, 2019

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

The 2019 Richard Thompson Memorial Lecture - Anton Treuer is Professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University and author of 14 books, including "Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask."

Thursday, 04 Apr 2019

Lecture: Refugees as a Weapon of War

Apr 04, 2019

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Johnpaul Agaba is a Ugandan lawyer and visiting Fulbright scholar who has worked with USAID and is a founding member of the nonprofit Refugee Advocacy for Development.

Saturday, 06 Apr 2019

Student Conference: Transforming Gender and Society

Apr 06, 2019

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

free

Women's and Gender Studies Program Conferences Diversity

Presentations will include original research, creative work, pedagogy, activism and thematic pieces. Speakers are Martino Harmon, senior vice president for student affairs, and Katy Jaekel, Assistant Professor, department of counseling, adult and higher education, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb. Breakfast and lunch are provided.

Sunday, 07 Apr 2019

Walk-in Argentine Tango

Apr 07, 2019

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Room 3512 in the Memorial Union

ISU Five lessons for $35, Public Five lessons for $45

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

This Milonga (dance party) is a multi-level class with lots of time to enjoy the music and dance. From 4-5pm, moves for beginners are introduced with a different figure each week along with techniques for better dancing. From 5-7pm, the floor is yours for dancing under the guidance of Valerie Williams, and for working with different partners. An intermediate level figure will also be introduced during this time.

Monday, 08 Apr 2019

Documentary & Discussion: Gridshock, Sex Trafficking in Iowa

Apr 08, 2019

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Arts, performances Diversity Lectures

Filmmaker Vanessa McNeal, a graduate of Iowa State, will screen her fourth and most recent film, Gridshock, a documentary exposing the hidden and disturbing reality behind sex trafficking in Iowa and the often-overlooked reality about why the industry thrives -- because there is a demand for it. Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Lecture: The Stories We Tell and Why We Tell Them

Apr 08, 2019

8:00 PM

Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Kira Obolensky is currently a Mellon Foundation Playwright-in-Residence with Ten Thousand Things, an award-winning theatre company based in Minneapolis.

Tuesday, 09 Apr 2019

Workshop: Explore ways to create a welcoming learning environment

Apr 09, 2019

2:10 PM - 3:00 PM

2030 Morrill Hall or view on your own via Zoom

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Diversity Training, development

The teaching-learning process is an inherently social act. Throughout the learning process students interact with the instructor, their peers and the course content, often simultaneously in a classroom setting. All of these interactions help shape their success in the course.

Early Childhood Education Lecture

Apr 09, 2019

7:00 PM

South Ballroom, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

"Play for Fun and Play for Learning: What Science Tells Us" Karin Lifter is an early intervention specialist and a professor in the Department of Applied Psychology at Northeastern University in Boston. The 2018 Barbara E. (Mound) Hansen Lecture in Early Childhood Education.

Lecture: How Being Asian Got Me in Trouble

Apr 09, 2019

8:15 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

"A Name Worth Fighting For: How Being Asian Got Me in Trouble." Simon Tam, founder and bassist of The Slants, talks frankly about racism, his experiences as a musician, and how this Asian American dance rock band unintentionally revived a longstanding battle over trademarks and racial slurs. Part of the First Amendment Days celebration.

Wednesday, 10 Apr 2019

Presentation: Diversity and Inclusion Awards

Apr 10, 2019

2:10 PM - 3:00 PM

172 Hamilton Hall

free

Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication Diversity Lectures Student activities

Rheya Spigner, KCCI reporter and anchor, and Whitney Mason, Iowa State Daily reporter and Voices editor, will be honored for their excellence in journalism and promotion of a just and inclusive society through ethical storytelling that broadens people's understanding of diverse lives and communities. Part of the First Amendment Days celebration.

Lecture: Human Mating Strategies

Apr 10, 2019

6:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

David M. Buss is a professor of psychology at the University of Texas at Austin and a pioneer in the field of evolutionary psychology. Graduate & Professional Student Research Conference Keynote.

Thursday, 11 Apr 2019

Lecture: Vans, Empowering Youth Culture

Apr 11, 2019

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Live Green

The Fashion Show 2019 is proud to host Vans as its Guest Company Designer. Since 1966, the Vans brand has created action-focused footwear, apparel and accessories for skateboarders, surfers, BMX riders and snowboarders across the world with a goal of promoting creative expression and inspiring youth culture.

Friday, 12 Apr 2019

Inclusive Classroom Workshop

Apr 12, 2019

9:00 AM - 11:50 AM

2030 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Diversity Training, development

This program includes pre-workshop online learning modules and an interactive face-to-face workshop focused on creating an inclusive classroom environment.

Sunday, 14 Apr 2019

International Food Fair

Apr 14, 2019

11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

South Ballroom, Memorial Union

Admission $3 ($2 in advance), food prices vary

International Student Council Diversity Student activities

Try meals, snacks, desert and drinks from over 11 different countries, presented by the representatives of international student organizations.

Walk-in Argentine Tango

Apr 14, 2019

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Room 3512 in the Memorial Union

ISU Five lessons for $35, Public Five lessons for $45

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

This Milonga (dance party) is a multi-level class with lots of time to enjoy the music and dance. From 4-5pm, moves for beginners are introduced with a different figure each week along with techniques for better dancing. From 5-7pm, the floor is yours for dancing under the guidance of Valerie Williams, and for working with different partners. An intermediate level figure will also be introduced during this time.

Monday, 15 Apr 2019

Lecture: Countries of Conflict

Apr 15, 2019

7:00 PM

Pioneer Room

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Members of the International Student Council's Humanitarian Awareness Committee will share stories and facts about people in nations facing humanitarian crises. The nations include Palestine, Libya, Myanmar, Sudan, and Yemen.

Tuesday, 16 Apr 2019

Lecture: Understanding Second Language Speakers: What Really Matters?

Apr 16, 2019

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

The Quentin Johnson Lecture in Linguistics - Tracey Derwing, a Professor Emeritus of TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Alberta, has extensively researched second language fluency and pronunciation, especially the relationships among intelligibility, comprehensibility, and accent.

Wednesday, 17 Apr 2019

*CANCELED* Lecture: Indigenous Food Systems and the Honorable Harvest

Apr 17, 2019

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Live Green

This event has been canceled due to travel complications. The poster session is being rescheduled. "Renewing Reciprocity: Indigenous Food Systems and the Honorable Harvest." Robin Wall Kimmerer, keynote speaker for the 2019 Sustainable Agriculture Symposium, is a Distinguished Teaching Professor of Environmental Biology at SUNY and the author of "Braiding Sweetgrass."

Thursday, 18 Apr 2019

Lecture: Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox

Apr 18, 2019

8:00 PM

Stephens Auditorium, Iowa State Center

Free - No Tickets Required

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

"Building Bridges or Walls: Where Do the U.S. and Mexico Go from Here?" - Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox is a leading voice on North American trade policy and the challenges of immigration.

Friday, 19 Apr 2019

Ready to Run Iowa

Apr 19, 2019

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Cardinal Room, Memorial Union

$25

Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics Diversity Training, development

Ready to Run Iowa is a nonpartisan campaign training program to encourage women to run for elective office, position themselves for appointive office, work on a campaign or become involved in public life as leaders in their respective communities. Registration is required.

Tuesday, 23 Apr 2019

Conversation: Building an inclusive and learner-centered syllabus

Apr 23, 2019

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

2030 Morrill Hall or view on your own via Zoom

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Diversity Training, development

This conversation will be a starting place for thinking through how to implement inclusive pedagogy and learner-centered practices into your syllabus. We will discuss strategies for producing a student-centered syllabus; as well as, the importance of establishing clear expectations and goals, using transparent teaching methods, and building rapport and community in your class.

Lecture: Empowering the Next Generation of Engineers

Apr 23, 2019

4:00 PM

Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Live Green

Ashraf Habibullah is a structural engineer who helped develop the technology and software engineers use to design earthquake-resistant buildings and bridges. He will discuss the future of engineering as a profession, especially the need for today’s engineering students to be exposed to more than just technology.

Lecture: Diversity, Leadership, Donald Trump, and the Future of America

Apr 23, 2019

7:30 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

free

Student Affairs Diversity Lectures Student activities

"Stay Woke: Diversity, Leadership, Donald Trump, and the Future of America," Kevin Powell, activist and book author. He also has written for the Huffington Post, British GQ and Vibe Magazine. In a world where violence, fear, division and hate have become the norm, Kevin offers hope and a new and different way to view ourselves, to view each other. Powell will sign copies of his book prior to the lecture (7 p.m.).

Wednesday, 24 Apr 2019

Lecture: Gendered Media Coverage of Women Presidential Candidates

Apr 24, 2019

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

But Is She 'Likable?' Dianne Bystrom is director emerita of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State. She will discuss the how the media has covered women running for office differently than men, and what that might mean for the 2020 presidential election, for which there is an unprecedented number of women candidates.

Friday, 26 Apr 2019

Performance: Iowa Odyssey, How We Got to Here

Apr 26, 2019

7:30 PM

Fisher Theater

$11-$18

Theatre Arts, performances Diversity

Who are we and how did we get to "here?" How does the idea of immigration connect to our community's past and present? Iowa Odyssey is a collaborative project exploring our local stories of immigration and the idea of what it means to create community.

Sunday, 28 Apr 2019

Performance: Iowa Odyssey, How We Got to Here

Apr 28, 2019

1:00 PM

Fisher Theater

$11-$18

Theatre Arts, performances Diversity

Who are we and how did we get to "here?" How does the idea of immigration connect to our community's past and present? Iowa Odyssey is a collaborative project exploring our local stories of immigration and the idea of what it means to create community.