April Educational Programs

Fresh Check Day

April 3, 2018, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM, Hubbard Park

The University of Iowa will host FRESH CHECK DAY, the second annual campus Mental Health Fair. FRESH CHECK DAY combines the elements of a festive, fun, and interactive fair-like atmosphere with the importance of campus mental health and wellness, suicide prevention, and connecting students with vital campus support resources. Together as a community, the University of Iowa is “Checkin’-In on College Students' Mental Health!”

Created by The Jordan Porco Foundation, FRESH CHECK DAY brings campus together to "check-in" on the mental health and wellness of Iowa students. The event is free and organized by The University Counseling Service along with 20 other campus and community organizations (including Delta Tau Delta & Alpha Chi Omega) committed to campus mental health and wellness. 

FRESH CHECK DAY is Tuesday, April 3rd, 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m. in Hubbard Park (IMU Main Lounge for weather). Hubbard Park will be transformed into a large fair-like atmosphere bringing together interactive booths combined with food, music, prizes, and great giveaways. Booths feature fun mental health activities along with peer-to peer messaging in a positive, wellness, community-focused setting.

The Second Annual Science of Health Equity Summit

April 5, 2018, 9:00 AM-1:30 PM, University of Iowa College of Public Health

As part of the College of Public Health's research week, the Health Equity Advancement Lab (HEAL) will be hosting the Science of Health Equity summit. This event will include a student poster session (light refreshments will be provided), a mixed panel of community and academic partners, a lightening round of staff research perspectives on health equity work, and end with a keynote lecture given by Dr. Kathleen Call and Dr. Farhiya Farah on "Using Community Based Participatory Research to Help Advance Public Health Policy." More information about this event and to register for the event visit the event webpage (https://www.public-health.uiowa.edu/news-items/heal-presents-second-annual-science-of-health-equity-summit/). Registration is not mandator, but preferred. The event is FREE and open to the public. 

"I'm First" First-Gen Summit

April 7, 2018, 10:00 AM-4:30 PM, Iowa Memorial Union (2nd floor ballroom)

The purpose of this summit is to recognize, empower, educate, and celebrate the first generation identity for students, staff, and faculty. This event will serve as a resource for those who are prospective first-generation students and those who currently identify as a first-generation. This summit will also help to demystify the first-generation identity, breakdown stereotypes, and educate individuals on the first-generation identity and experience in a post-secondary educational institution like the University of Iowa. This will help make the identity more transparent to those who might not understand it and for those who are first-generation who might not embrace or understand their place at the University of Iowa. 
This event have multiple administration present as well as First-Gen activist speakers as well as breakout sessions to help educate, identify, and decode the things that surround the First-gen identity. There will multiple panels with students, faculty, staff, and community members speaking about their experience as first-gen identities and how it has shaped them.

Renting 101 

April 10, 2018, 6:00-7:00 PM, IMU 2nd Floor Ballroom 

Are you unsure of what all the small print on the lease means? Want to find out more about your legal rights as a tenant and the responsibilities of your Landlord? Considering moving out of the residence halls and into an apartment? 

Come to Student Legal Services' event "Renting 101." Enjoy FREE PIZZA while being informed on what you need to consider before and after signing a lease. We will go over the responsibilities of both Landlords and Tenants to help you prevent possible legal issues in the future. We will give you information on how to protect yourself from expensive mistakes or overreaching landlords. Come hungry and if you have any questions, we will help you answer them.

University of Iowa 24th Annual Powwow

April 14, 2018, 12:00-2:00 PM (for educational credit) / 12:00-10:00 PM, Field House

Powwows are the traditional, social gatherings of hundreds of Native Americans who watch or participate in dances started centuries ago by their ancestors. The audience will see dancers representing different tribal nations in full regalia, adding modern adaptions to traditional dancing styles. The University of Iowa Powwow is a wonderful opportunity to introduce the Iowa City area to a contemporary style powwow with song, dance, food, arts and crafts—essential activities to powwows across Indian Country. Powwows are attended by Natives and non-Natives alike, all of whom join in on the fun of making new friends and learning about and preserving the rich heritage of Native Americans.

The drum groups are the heart of all powwows and provide the pulsating beat that accompanies a dancer’s every movement. Drum groups from Iowa and surrounding Native communities in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska, and South Dakota will be present.

Sex and Violence in the Abrahamic Religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam)

April 25, 2018, 7:00-8:00 PM, 106 Gilmore Hall

Our event is by no means promoting a religious or political stance. We are trying to grow the Religious Studies Department, so we have decided to make this interesting event, to hopefully get more students to take the classes. We were planning on making the event about Sex and Violence Misconceptions in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. We thought this would be an interesting topic to draw students in and inform them on basics of every religion. This is not taught with any bias toward any religion at all, it is simply telling facts.We will be showing a side by side analysis of the way that each of the three religions actually says on these topics, and we will be correcting misconceptions. For example: we will talk about how war isn't necessarily encouraged in Islam, even though many people think it is. We will talk about how both Christian and Jewish texts have similar things said about war and compare it to what Islam's text says. This is the type of format we will be using: correcting a misconception, telling what the text or religion actually states, and then comparing it to what the other two religions do. At the end the lecturer will aim to tie these together by stating that all of the religions can relate, and talk about how important it is to not make judgments about others' religions without sitting down and taking time to study what they actually state. We are very willing to work around this idea if you do not think this is appropriate, because we are really eager to make an educational specifically made for FSL interest.

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