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Keep up with community engagement events on campus and in the Cedar Valley!

Iowa Nonprofit Summit

Date: October 24th-25th, 2017

Location: The Meadows Events & Conference Center at Prairie Meadows Race Track & Casino, Altoona Iowa

Description: This biennial conference offers essential learning opportunities for Iowa non-profit and volunteer management professionals and features outstanding keynote presentations, dozens of breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and exhibitors demonstrating the latest resources available to help nonprofits and volunteer programs excel. To learn more and register for this event please click here.

Taking the Leap: Caring for the Earth and One Another

Date: Thursday, October 19 at 7 PMa

Location: Curris Business Building Room 109

Description: On Thursday, October 19, from 7:00 - 8:30 PM, UNI will be hosting a speaking event called “Taking the Leap: Caring for the earth and one another” in the Curris Business Building, Room 109. Our guest speakers, Anthony Rogers-Wright (in person) and Avi Lewis (via livestream), will speak about their work fighting for environmental justice and the growing movement to create a better, more sustainable world for us all to live in by addressing the climate crisis. Anthony Rogers-Wright is a long time organizer and currently works as the U.S. Coordinator for The Leap, an organization co-founded by author Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis, a journalist and filmmaker known for his documentaries This Changes Everything and The Take. This event is free and open to the public. Please join us!

 

“The Leap” Workshop for UNI Students, Faculty, & Staff

Date: Friday, October 20th

Location: Rod Library Scholar Space (Rm. 301)

Description: Anthony Rogers-Wright will lead a workshop for UNI students, faculty, and staff in the Rod Library ScholarSpace (Room 301) from 10:00 - 11:00 AM on Friday, October 20. Anthony Rogers-Wright is a long time organizer and currently works as the U.S. Coordinator for The Leap, an organization co-founded by author Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis, a journalist and filmmaker known for his documentaries This Changes Everything and The TakePlease join us! No RSVP’s required

Celebration of Community

Date: Friday, November 3rd, 5-7 p.m.

Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 7213 Nordic Drive, Cedar Falls, Iowa

Description: Join us at our Celebration of Community event as we celebrate the successes created when generous people, nonprofits, and community leaders come together to carry out a "here for good" philospohy.

This fun and social occasion is a great opportunity to mingle with other community-minded people and gain a better understanding of the work of CFNEIA across our 20-county region.

The event includes a hosted bar and appetizers along with a short program beginning at 5:45 p.m. to acknowledge our partners who are making good things happen in their communities.  Please click here to register for this great event.

 

The 2017 UNI Ed Summit

Date: November 6-7

Location: Maucker Union

Description: Designed for teachers, university faculty, policymakers, and other education stakeholders, UNI's 2017 Education Summit will explore the opportunities and challenges of 21st century education. The Summit will feature presentations, panels, and dialogue sessions led by state, regional, and national experts, including scholars and practitioners. Strands will include: diversity and cultural competence, social-emotional learning,

personalized and blended learning, and community engagement and partnerships. Keynote speakers for the 2017 Ed Summit will include  LeDerick Horne and Lisa Delpit. Breakout session presenters will represent institutions of higher education in Iowa and nationwide, Iowa school districts and AEAs, and education policy organizations. The Summit will take place at Maucker Union, UNI.

For more information and to register for this event, please click here.