Educational Programs 

March 23, 2017 - Face to Face with Slavery

IMU Theater: 5:00-6:00 PM

Delta Tau Delta, HRSC, and Delta Lamda Phi have partnered to host an event that gets the community thinking about the issue of modern day slavery. We will be watching a documentary called face to face with slavery for a half an hour then we have a speaker from the Iowa Network against Human to talk about slavery in Iowa.

March 27, 2017 - Tippie LGBTQ Speaker Series

IMU Illinois Room: 6:30-7:30 PM

Community Building - As of now, Tippie has no official community for LGBTQ+ students, so we think organizing an event like this will surely stimulate the grounds to create one for years to come.

Service to the university and students - EY has generously offered their help in promoting our goal and mission by participating in our speaker series. Other companies lined up are Ford and ATT&T.

Diversity - Although this program is directed towards the LGBTQ+ population, many times, those groups of people are intersectional and come from different backgrounds, so we are looking forward to seeing new faces!

Student Development Theory - Historically, majoring in business has a negative connotation of conservative values. We want to challenge that by providing students the opportunity to gain insightful knowledge on how companies are changing their views and incorporating Diversity & Inclusion in their core models.

March 28, 2017 - Free Speech Day: Challenges of the First Amendment in Modern America  IMU Main Lounge: 1:00-8:00 PM

Day event about the challenges of the First Amendment in Modern America presented by Christina Bohannan (Professor, College of Law), Paul Gowder (Professor, College of Law), David Ryfe (Professor, School of Communications), Laura Kipnis (Professor, Northwestern University), Jamelle Bouie (Chief Political Correspondent for Slate Magazine), Franchesca Ramsey (Comedian, Video Blogger), and a keynote from Ana Navarro (Republican Strategist and Political Commentator).Talks will range from free speech in academic settings to commentary on its impact in society and the media.The event will be held Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (schedule below) in the Iowa Memorial Union Main Lounge.The event is free and open to the public.Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Jasmine Mangrum in advance at 

for a schedule of speaker times, check the link below

March 28, 2017 - Brown Girl: Story Telling as Resistance
SHAM LIB: 7:00-8:30 PM
Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez is a founder of Latina Rebels, an online platform that boasts over 100k followers. Currently, she is a writer at Philadelphia Printworks, TeleSur, SupaDaily Latina, Chica Magazine, Mitú, BeVisible Latinx, Vivala, and a slew of other publications. Her interests are within biopolitics as it relates to Latina embodiment, specifically concerning models of conquerable flesh around narratives of naturalization for women of color. Thus her work is around reclaiming and upholding embodied resistance, particularly within chonga and chola subcultures

March 29, 2017 - From Auschwitz to Iowa City: An Evening With Michael Bornstein

IMU Main Lounge: 7:30-9:00 PM

Michael Bornstein is a former graduate student, who received his PhD in pharmacy from The University of Iowa in 1966. Michael Bornstein survived seven months in Auschwitz concentration camp, which is longer than the average child. He did not recall much from his survival, until he started a project with his daughter and through seeing different pictures from Auschwitz, Michael began to recall his memory of the concentration camp.The University of Iowa Alumni Association is glad to bring Michael Bornstein back to Iowa City for a lecture, a question and answer session and a signing of his memoir, "Survivor's Club"

April 2, 2017 - Screening of "the Voiceless"

IMU 2nd Floor Ballroom: 4:30-6:30 PM

Vanessa McNeal, UNI graduate student, public speaker, and film producer will provide opening remarks before premiering her hour long documentary "The Voiceless". The Voiceless features the stories of five men and their experiences with sexual violence. The documentary explores taboos, stereotypes, intersectionality, and the impact sexual violence has on male survivors. Following the documentary, a panel discussion will be facilitated with Vanessa and subjects from the film. The film was co-produced by PLVTO Productions and was funded by the Iowa Board of Regents, UNI provost office, Center for Violence Prevention and Heart and Solutions.

This event is being sponsored by RVAP, OSMRC, SACSM, MAC, UISG, & GPSG

Vanessa McNeal is a dedicated, accomplished, and acknowledged speaker and storyteller. Through her work in public speaking and film, she informs and transforms audiences with her passion and veracity. Vanessa is a survivor of child abuse, familial sexual abuse, intimate partner violence and sexual assault. She overcame educational, intrapersonal, and social challenges that could have prevented her from achieving success. She uses her past as a vehicle to empower, educate, and inspire others.

April 3, 2017- Autism Understanding and Acceptance Webinar with Colleen Shinn

C20 Pomeranz Career Center: 7:45-8:45 PM

With April being World Autism Month, the women of Alpha Xi Delta will be hosting a public educational for The University of Iowa students, faculty and the greater Iowa City community. Colleen Shinn, an Autism Speaks representative, will be providing an engaging presentation via Skype in order to educate and promote understanding/acceptance of individuals on the autism spectrum, in addition to providing information about Autism Speaks. This educational is one of the many events held in April leading up to Alpha Xi Delta's Step It Up 5k on April 23rd.

April 5, 2017 - Fresh Check Day

Hubbard Park: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

An event that helps educate people about Mental Health and the steps to take to promoting over better health and to provide more information on resources and organizations that work in related subjects at UIowa.

April 5, 2017: Hungry? Be the change you want to see in the world!

Newman Student Center (104 E. Jefferson St, corner of Clinton & Jefferson across from TIppie): 7:00-8:00

The Newman center is hosting an event to help raise awareness  of global hunger and hunger alleviation. Ellen Miller from Mary's Meals will give a first-hand look at what that organization does and the roles both volunteers and employees play in helping provide a meal at school that helps lift children out of the circle of poverty. A UI student representative from World Food Prize will present how students can make a difference through careers in hunger alleviation. Ellen is the volunteer coordinator for Mary's Meals in the Heartland, who has recently been serving the hungry in Malawi Africa. Mary's Meals is a global movement that sets up school feeding projects in some of the world's poorest communities, where hunger and poverty prevent children from gaining an education. Mary's Meals provides one daily meal in a place of learning to attract chronically poor children into a classroom where they receive an education that can, in the future be their ladder out of poverty.

***The Iowa Food Prize has engaged over 1000 students from more than 225 schools across the state and has served as a national model for 17 other state youth institutes across the country, all through leadership from the World Food Prize 

April 10, 2017- Renting 101 
IMU 2nd Floor Ballroom: 6:00-7:00 
Renting 101 is an event for both future and current renters. Student Legal Services attorneys will inform attendees on what needs to be considered before and after signing a lease, and what responsibilities both landlords and tenants have in order to prevent possible legal issues in the future. Our event focuses on teaching people how to be good tenants, the laws related to being a tenant, and how to protect yourself as a tenant. This event will provide beneficial information that can be used while in school in order to prevent distractions from studies and long after graduation as well  -Student Legal Services 

April 11, 2017 - Compost: The Life of Food After the Table

W228 Chemistry Building: 6:00-7:00 PM

Everyone knows that food is grown, distributed, and consumed, but what happens to the food that is simply thrown away? Food waste is one of the leading environmental problems within the U.S. and it is up to us to change this! Aaron Hanson, founder of Compost Ninja, and Jennifer Jordan, Recycling Coordinator for Iowa City Recycling, will be discussing this topic further in an educational discussion. This discussion will take place on April 11 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in room W228 of the Chemistry Building. Come to receive an inside look on how your excess food waste is impacting the environment and learn simple ways in which you can reduce this in your own home, apartment, or dorm!

April 12, 2017 - The Money Savvy Student

Phillips Hall, Room 100: 6:30-8:00 PM

UI Financial Literacy Services presents The Money Savvy Student with guest speaker Adam Carroll of National Financial Educators.

There is a game we all play with money. At any given point in our lives, we’re either winning or losing. The problem is, most of us were never taught the rules of how to play the game. Play by the rules, and it’s entirely possible to be completely financially free by your early 30’s. Make the rules up as you go and you’re bound to be relying on someone else for your financial well-being well into old age. Don’t miss this enlightening and engaging event!

April 13, 2017 - Themed Thursday-Strengths and Diversity 

Ohio State Room, IMU 12:15-1:15 PM

Leadership is inherently an interpersonal process, and in many situations, leaders will find themselves in the position of working with individuals who have different backgrounds, beliefs, and/or experiences than they do. This session offers participants the chance to learn about other strengths and how strengths can influence perspective taking.

April 19, 2017 Leadership & Service Week-Strengths and Group Development 

Indiana Room IMU: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM 

Working together is not just about achieving an outcome; it is about participating in a process.  
This session offers participants the chance to learn more about how strengths can impact and promote greater team dynamics.

April 27, 2017- "Life With Phil" Talk featuring Sheri Salata

C20 Pomerantz Center: 3:30-4:30 PM

The UI Foundation presents it's annual “Life With Phil” lecture on April 27, focused on philanthropy and presented in partnership with the University Lecture Committee.  Sheri Salata, co-president of Oprah Winfrey Network and president of Winfrey’s Harpo Productions, will be on campus to discuss her "Life With Phil".  Salata served as executive producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show from 2006 until the show ended in 2011.

Check back often for more Spring 2017 programming opportunities!

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Chapter Educational Information

Form C - Are you planning an educational for your chapter? Complete this form at your event.

If your chapter is looking for possible educational programs to do within your chapter, please check out this resource for ideas for topics and presenters for chapter educational programs. New programs will be listed soon!
 Each of the following offerings above are available for chapters to receive out-house educational credit from their respective council. If you have questions about a particular event, please contact Erin McHale in CSIL.


 Community Educational Information

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