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Thursday, 08 Nov 2018

Gender and Power in Contemporary Somalia

Nov 08, 2018

7:00 PM

Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave.

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Fartumo Kusow will discuss her most recent novel, Tale of a Boon's Wife, and how her life and experiences as a Somali woman shape her characters and major themes of her work. Kusow draws connections between the main themes of social hierarchy, female relationships, power, and prejudice and present day unconscious biases.

Sunday, 11 Nov 2018

Walk-in Argentine Tango

Nov 11, 2018

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, 12 Nov 2018

Faculty-staff mixer with first-generation students

Nov 12, 2018

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Hixson-Lied Student Success Center

free

Student Affairs Diversity Special events Student activities

Faculty and staff who themselves identified as first-generation students are invited to meet with first-generation students. A student panel follows (6:30-7:30 pm.). Registration is requested.

Tuesday, 13 Nov 2018

Documentary & Discussion: Maineland

Nov 13, 2018

6:30 PM

South Ballroom, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

MAINELAND follows two affluent and cosmopolitan teenagers from China as they settle into a boarding school in blue-collar rural Maine. They are part of the enormous wave of Chinese "parachute students" enrolling in U.S. private schools. A discussion with the director, Miao Wang, will immediately follow the 90-minute film.