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UNI to host fall Diversity Colloquiums

September 8, 2017

Gwenne Berry, chief diversity officer, 319-273-2820,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will host three Diversity Colloquiums this fall.

The first colloquium is scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 12, in the ScholarSpace in Rod Library. Niria White, a UNI junior majoring in history and a McNair Scholar, will present "African-American Labor History in Waterloo."

The second colloquium is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11, in the ScholarSpace. T. Elon Dancy, a professor of education, African & African-American studies, and women's and gender studies at the University of Oklahoma, will present "Strategies for Teaching About Power and Privilege in the University Classroom." This event is sponsored by the College of Education and chief diversity officer.

The final colloquium is scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 8, in the ScholarSpace. Alan Heisterkamp, director of UNI's Center for Violence Prevention, and Annette Lynch, director and professor in the School of Applied Human Sciences, will present "Education and Collaboration: Key Elements for Cultivating and Sustaining Violence Prevention Efforts."

The colloquiums are free and open to the public and are sponsored by the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology, Department of History, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, McNair Scholars Program, Office of the President and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

For more information, contact Gwenne Berry, UNI's chief diversity officer, at 319-273-2820 or