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Jeff Copeland

Imagine being told you could only purchase a house in a certain area and were prohibited from living anywhere else. This is how an African American family felt in 1948, which led to the Shelley v. Kraemer U.S. Supreme Court case. The case reverberated across America and set the stage for change in the battle for equal rights by ending the practice of “restrictive real estate covenants.”

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Thursday, Feb 22, 2018
Policy 9.25 Sales of Services and Products proposed for deletion

The policy is being proposed for deletion because it no longer appears to be needed and UNI policy 9.26 Competition with Private Sector provides adequate coverage in this area. See Policy 9.25.

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018
Panel discussion: Teaching Students How to Learn: Metacognition in the Classroom

If we teach students how to learn, will they become more successful college students? A CETL reading group read "Teach Students How to Learn" and incorporated metacognitive strategies into their courses. Panelists will discuss the kinds of activities they tried in their classes and how they worked from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 26, in 378 LIB.

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018
Let's Talk Psychiatry

What is psychiatry? How does medication play a role in mental health? What should I know about counseling services? What other alternative treatments are there? Learn more about mental health resources from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27, in 324 LIB. For more information, email the Health Center.

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018
Information session on local foundation funding opportunties

UNI Advancement's corporate and foundation relations staff will present on local foundation grant opportunities, what funders are looking for and UNI's process for submitting proposals from noon to 12:50 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 28, in 301 LIB.

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018
“It was at the library; therefore it must be credible:" Mapping Patterns of Undergraduate Heuristic Decision-Making

Do your courses require students to identify and utilize rigorous sources in their course projects? Join the CETL at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 28, in 378 LIB for a presentation by Kyle Rudick and Ryan McGeough discussing their research findings on undergraduate students' heuristic decision-making skills as they incorporate information into their persuasive speeches.

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018
Workshop: All Things Advising -- Preparing for Fall Semester Registration

The Advising Network will offer the workshop “All Things Advising – Preparing for Fall Semester Registration” from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. or 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 1, in the ScholarSpace, LIB. For more information, visit the academic advising portal.

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018
Farewell open house for Leslie Williams

A farewell open house for Leslie Williams, dean of students, will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Friday, March 2, in 118 GIL. Leslie has accepted the position of associate vice president for student affairs/dean of students at California State University, Monterey Bay.

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018
Special Education information session

There will be an information session for students to learn more about the special education minor, pathways to endorsement, inclusive education and registration information (tips, instructions, course numbers and essential guidance) from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Friday, March 2, in 166 SEC. Snacks will be provided.

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018
2018 Iowa TRIO Spring Conference call for proposals

The 2018 Iowa TRIO Spring Conference committee is seeking proposals for breakout sessions. We need your expertise and best practices in college access and success programming for underrepresented students. The conference will be April 11-13 at Honey Creek Resort in Moravia, Iowa. The deadline for submitting a session proposal is 5 p.m., Friday, March 16. For more information and a proposal form, contact Colice Sanders.

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
CATS Cares Classroom

Help support our local Cedar Valley elementary schools by donating school supplies. Donations will be collected until March 2 in 304 COM and participating academic departments. All donations will be gifted to winning classrooms from the CATS Cares Classroom contest.

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
Ethical Issues in Scholarship: Gender, Ethnicity and Power

Panelists will discuss key ethical issues involved in research and scholarship from 2 to 4 p.m., Monday, Feb. 26, in 287 LIB. There will be presentations and interactive discussion on topics related to power relationships, including issues involving gender and race/ethnicity. Registration is required.

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
Student Art Education Association: Shine the Light on Puerto Rico

The Student Art Education Association and the Spanish Honors Society will have an art drive to support an elementary school in Puerto Rico from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the Octopus on College Hill. Music will be by Jose Saveedra, a Puerto Rican singer and songwriter. Art supplies needed include crayons, tempera, acrylic and oil paint, paint brushes, sketch and drawing pads, drawing paper, construction paper, white glue, colored pencils, pony beads, chalk, yarn and basic school supplies. Monetary donations will be accepted. Donation boxes will be located around campus.

Leisl Carr Childers, assistant professor of Public History and the American West, was awarded the the Spur Award in Contemporary Non-Fiction by the Western Writers of America. This is award is given to writers of any discipline for exceptional work on the American West or in the Western genre.

Doreen Hayek, special projects administrator in ITS Educational Technology, was recently awarded the 2015 Friend of Science Award at the ICTM-ISTS State Math & Science Conference. Hayek has a long history of working with various aspects of integrating STEM education into the preK-through-12 and higher education classrooms.

Coleen Wagner, former secretary in the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President, was honored for outstanding professional service with the Regents Excellence Award for Staff.

Libby Vanderwall, career services coordinator in the Office of Career Services, was honored for outstanding professional service with the Regents Excellence Award for Staff.

Amy Schipper, associate director of admissions and communications in the Office of Admissions, was honored for outstanding professional service with a Regents Excellence Award for Staff.