Tuesday, 23 Apr 2019
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.
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 todayâ€™s engineering students to be exposed to more than just technology.
"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
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
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.