Women in Politics Scholarship benefit to be held Oct. 29

Posted on Friday, October 9th, 2015

Donna Hoffman, department head and associate professor, political science, 319-273-5916,

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

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The sixth Bipartisan Women in Politics Scholarship benefit will be held Thursday, Oct. 29, at the Park Place Event Centre in Cedar Falls. This event will feature guest speaker Christie Vilsack, senior adviser for International Education, U.S. Agency for International Development.

Vilsack works with education leaders worldwide to build understanding of and support for international education solutions, while focusing on children's reading skills, workforce development, and equitable access to education in crisis and conflict settings.

The event will begin with a social time at 6 p.m., and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Net proceeds from the event benefit UNI's Women in Politics Scholarship.

Those interested in purchasing tickets for the banquet should contact Donna Hoffman, department head and associate professor of political science, at 319-273-5916 or