EveDEI Events

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EAC: Story Stitch

Friday, February 23, 2024 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Virtual
In this interactive session, we will engage in the Story Stitch activity to learn about each other through the stories shared and conversations ignited. This activity involves splitting into groups with each member introducing themselves, and then the group taking turns answering story card questions with members having the opportunity to build on each other’s answers using the stitch cards. By engaging in this activity, we will learn more about the unique backgrounds of the group and become more connected.
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Joel Barkan Memorial Lecture featuring Daniel Arzola

Friday, February 23, 2024 3:30pm to 4:30pm
University Capitol Centre
You are invited to attend the 2024 Joel Barkan Memorial Lecture, featuring Daniel Arzola, senior graphic designer, University of Minnesota. Topic: Artivism by Daniel Arzola: Art, Communication, and Identity Arzola's lecture will explore the story of how an art student ended up creating the first LGBTQ+ campaign to appear in the media in Venezuela. The #NoSoyTuChiste (#ImNotaJoke) campaign went viral between 2013 and 2014, and has been exhibited in different cities worldwide. Since its creation...
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8th Annual Black in Business Series Networking Dinner

Saturday, February 24, 2024 5:30pm to 8:45pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
It’s time to mark your calendars for our 8th Annual Black in Business Networking Dinner! This event is invitation and RSVP only! Attendees get a fun/professional networking event with a chance to dress up and meet other Black students, staff/faculty, and professionals from a variety of industries. There will be amazing speakers and FREE professionally catered dinner, appetizers, and mocktails. For more information and to inquire about RSVP'ing, please email Tevin Robbins at tevin-robbins@uiowa.edu.
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BUILD: Fostering Your CQ Framework

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 9:00am to 12:00pm
To thrive and succeed in today's diverse world, one needs to have a highly developed cultural intelligence (CQ). Cultural Intelligence describes your capacity to relate and work effectively across different identity groups and cultures. In this introductory session, we'll talk about the four capabilities of CQ, cultural values orientations, and how to foster rich opportunities for cross-cultural interaction and learning. Participants will also complete a personalized CQ assessment, and have the...
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Life in Iowa and ISSE Weekly Coffee Hour

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 11:30am to 12:30pm
University Capitol Centre
Starting Jan. 23, 2024, Life in Iowa and International Student Support and Engagement invite international students and scholars at the University of Iowa to join them for a weekly coffee hour.
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BGC: Navigating Intercultural Conflicts

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Virtual
In this two-part interactive session, you will learn about the four intercultural conflict styles. You will discover your preferred cultural approach for resolving conflict and that of others by completing the Intercultural Conflict Style (ICS) inventory developed by Dr. Mitchell Hammer. In addition, there will be opportunities to apply ICS concepts in practice through discussion and case studies.
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BUILD: A Closer Look at Race in the US

Thursday, February 29, 2024 1:00pm to 4:00pm
In this session, participants will discuss and define race and the levels of racism and review research on how racism is perpetuated in today's society. We will also explore how our experience(s) influence our perceptions of others and develop strategies to support racial healing and racial equity.
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LGBTQ Safe Zone: Phase I

Monday, March 4, 2024 1:00pm to 3:00pm
This session introduces basic LGBTQ terms and concepts, helps participants develop an appreciation for the experiences of the LGBTQ people, and brings an overall awareness of LGBTQ issues. Participants will be encouraged to think about how they can create a more inclusive environment and will be prepared to provide resources to LGBTQ people. Note: Individuals who complete or have completed LGBTQ Safe Zone workshops may obtain credit towards the Building University of Iowa Leadership for...
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BGC: Engaging ESL Learners Across Disciplines

Monday, March 4, 2024 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Virtual
This class will focus on how to consider and include the perspective of students with English as an additional language in all classrooms. We will invite participants to reflect on their own experiences to inform our conversation and discuss how to accommodate the needs of diverse learner backgrounds.
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Life in Iowa and ISSE Weekly Coffee Hour

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 11:30am to 12:30pm
University Capitol Centre
Starting Jan. 23, 2024, Life in Iowa and International Student Support and Engagement invite international students and scholars at the University of Iowa to join them for a weekly coffee hour.
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BUILD: Beyond the Numbers

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 9:00am to 12:00pm
This introductory workshop will provide a framework for understanding diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values of the university. Participants will explore and reflect on the role of identity in our personal and professional experiences. This session will also outline relevant resources and opportunities on campus. As part of the BUILD initiative, this session should be taken first.  
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BGC/STS: Effectively Supervising International Students

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Virtual
Will you be supervising international student employees? If so, this course is for you. International students are a tremendous resource to our campus. Awareness of both the benefits and challenges of cross-cultural supervision will help both supervisors and the students develop productive, positive, and collaborative working relationships. This session will be packed full of practical information as well as strategies for applying what you have learned.
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BMindful Holy Days: Ramadan (Islam)

Sunday, March 10, 7:08pm to Tuesday, April 9, 2024 7:41pm
University of Iowa Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
BMindful is an initiative that seeks to meet the needs of diverse communities by providing event and conference planners with the dates of holy days of major religious faiths for five years into the future. By providing these dates in advance, BMindful seeks to help planners avoid those dates when scheduling events. BMindful does not include all religious holy days. It focuses on three major holy days for each faith—days when faith members may choose not to go to work or send their children to...
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Life in Iowa and ISSE Weekly Coffee Hour

Tuesday, March 12, 2024 11:30am to 12:30pm
University Capitol Centre
Starting Jan. 23, 2024, Life in Iowa and International Student Support and Engagement invite international students and scholars at the University of Iowa to join them for a weekly coffee hour.
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LGBTQ Safe Zone: Phase II

Monday, March 18, 2024 1:00pm to 3:00pm
This session is a case study-based, application-focused session. Participants will gain the tools they need to not only provide resources but to become active participants in making our campus a more supportive, inclusive, and affirming place for LBGTQ people. If desired, participants may be identified as an LGBTQ Safe Zone Ally after completing Phase 2. Note: Individuals who complete or have completed LGBTQ Safe Zone workshops may obtain credit towards the Building University of Iowa Leadership...
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Life in Iowa and ISSE Weekly Coffee Hour

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 11:30am to 12:30pm
University Capitol Centre
Starting Jan. 23, 2024, Life in Iowa and International Student Support and Engagement invite international students and scholars at the University of Iowa to join them for a weekly coffee hour.
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BMindful Holy Days: Nowruz/Naw-Ruz (Baháʼí) various ethnicities worldwide

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 (all day)
University of Iowa Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
BMindful is an initiative that seeks to meet the needs of diverse communities by providing event and conference planners with the dates of holy days of major religious faiths for five years into the future. By providing these dates in advance, BMindful seeks to help planners avoid those dates when scheduling events. BMindful does not include all religious holy days. It focuses on three major holy days for each faith—days when faith members may choose not to go to work or send their children to...
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BGC: Developing Your Intercultural Insight

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 10:30am to 12:00pm
Virtual
In this two-part class, participants will learn about developing their intercultural insights by exploring the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). The IDI generates an individual profile of “worldview orientation to difference,” and is based on the research of Dr. Milton Bennett and Dr. Mitchell Hammer. Participants will be required to complete the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) before the session. Participants will sign-up and attend a follow-up 1 hour virtual meeting with a trained IDI facilitator to receive feedback on their individual profile and discuss their individual development plan for intercultural growth.
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EAC: Employment

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Virtual
This session will help guide graduate and professional students to map out their career path after graduation. Facilitators will help tackle some concerns international graduate students might have regarding employment in the United States. Facilitators will assist participants to discover potential career interests and prepare for future employment.
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NCBI: Leadership for Equity and Inclusion

Friday, March 22, 2024 9:00am to 4:30pm
This model was developed by the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI), an organization devoted to eliminating all forms of prejudice throughout the world. The training is highly interactive and is definitely not your typical "diversity training." Participants will be prompted (to the extent each is comfortable) to engage in self-reflection and sharing, to practice talking about the messages we internalize about our own and others' groups, to correct misinformation through "caucus"...