Monday, 24 Feb 2014
George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, is a Catholic theologian and frequent commentator on issues of religion and public life. Msgr. James A. Supple Lecture Series
Author and journalist Alan Weisman's best selling book "The World Without Us" asked readers to envision how our planet would respond to a loss of the human race. His new book, "Countdown: Our Last Best Hope for a Future on Earth?" tackles population growth and the challenges it poses for a sustainable human future. Part of the Wildness, Wilderness & the Environmental Imagination Series and the University Symposium on Sustainability.
Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014
Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie was one of eight U.S. mayors recently appointed to the State, Local and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience. Part of the 2014 Symposium on Sustainability
Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014
Steve Dryden, founder of Renewable Power Markets Access, will speak about his work as a wind developer and his view of where the wind-energy market is going. RPMAccess has built more than 15 percent of the renewable wind generation in Iowa and several projects in adjacent states. Part of the Products of Public Space spring option studio.
Thursday, 27 Feb 2014
For nearly 30 years, Harold (Bill) Kohl has worked to promote exercise and fitness as a public health priority. He helped create the first U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines, which were published in 2008, and is an advocate for increasing physical activity among adults and children, including in K-12 school environments. The 2013-14 Pease Family Scholar.
Friday, 28 Feb 2014
Dr. Dan Guide, co-editor of the Journal of Operations Management and Smeal Professor of Supply Chain Management at Penn State
MC Lyte has long been considered one of hip-hop's pioneer feminists. The first solo female rapper to release a full album, she is CEO of Sunni Gyrl, founder of the nonprofit Hip Hop Sisters, and author of "Unstoppable, Igniting the Power Within to Achieve Your Greatest Potential." Annual Big XII Conference on Black Student Government Keynote Speaker
Saturday, 01 Mar 2014
K-12 students will learn about computational modeling and programming with Scratch -- a free, visual programming platform developed by MIT. Workshop participants also can develop a project for the April 19 Computational Thinking Competition. Online registration is required. Lunch is included, followed by an optional Scratch workshop (1-3 p.m.).