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The first year of college is a risky time for substance use, including alcohol and cigarettes. The goal of research described in this talk was to examine how college students' interpersonal relationships are associated with smoking and drinking. First, we discuss how friends and romantic partners' smoking and approval of smoking is associated with cigarette use in first year college students. Next, we consider how alcohol and cigarette use changes before and after the breakup of a romantic relationship.
This presentation provides a working definition of Social Entrepreneurship illustrated with numerous examples of social venture businesses ranging from profit to nonprofit, direct attendees to resources to better understand this emerging field and provide insight into emerging trends within this field. The presentation will also include an in class experiential learning activity to help attendees to engage and understand more about social entrepreneurship practices.
Social scientists have long been interested in the origin, content, and effects of group stereotypes. While stereotypes can facilitate how social information is organized, interpreted, and acted upon, it is clear that they can also have pernicious effects on individuals from stigmatized groups. In Dr. Jason Clark's talk, recent research will be presented on a new kind of influence—one that is distinct from other documented roles that stereotypes can play. Building from recent advances in the study of metacognition (i.e., thoughts about one’s own thoughts), evidence from several studies supports that stereotypes can validate or increase how certain we are of our perceptions of ourselves and others. Furthermore, these findings suggest that this validation phenomenon may carry important, downstream implications for people’s beliefs, interests, and future behaviors.
The quality of craftsmanship, intellectual and otherwise, has traditionally found its proper evaluation within its community, or guild, of practitioners. It is within such communities that standards of excellence, achievement, and practice were established and maintained. Nowhere was this more evident than in the idea of the “community of scholars” that animated our earliest colleges and universities and served as the guiding ideal for more than 800 years. But now with the disintegration of so many aspects of genuine community life, this ideal has been increasingly threatened. Standards remain highly relevant to nearly all aspects of contemporary life, but now they are more often than not established and maintained by centralized bureaucracies. Increasingly, with the adoption of various accountability schemes, standards have become standardized; they have become more one-dimensional and flat as they have been quantified, and they have been drained of much of their nuanced meaning and developmental relevance for practice. This talk will explore the implications of this situation for K-12 schools and colleges and universities. It will ask how we might reclaim the standards for educational excellence and achievement by reasserting the value of our schools and colleges as genuine learning communities.
Tim Gallagher, a BVU alum, will discuss his career as a journalist as well as his time at BVU including his work on The Tack, his work at the Pilot-Tribune and about how starting a business right out of college (The Times) appealed to his sense of adventure.
Tim stated: One of my favorite headlines topped a column I wrote in the spring of 1990 when I was a senior at Buena Vista. The headline: “Read this column for ACES credit.”
Speakers will discuss educational directives and career trends within the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Locally and globally, STEM has moved to the forefront of educational reforms and policies, and AAUW, along with BVU, would like to better prepare students for STEM opportunities.
Buena Vista University Concert Choir along with Simpson College Choirs and Morningside College Choirs will present a concert of American Spirituals, featuring composer, Stacey Gibbs.
Going to the space is anyone's dream. Dr. Whitson, one of the astronauts at NASA Johnson Space Center, has achieved several missions to space, and also has some sort of connections to us. First of all, she is an Iowa native. She obtained education mostly in Iowa. She also chose to attend a relatively small college that gives opportunities to learn in depth and excel in a given field. She is expected to talk about how she has become an astronaut and succeeded in a so-called "men's occupation," and tips for choice for one's best career. Her extraordinary career and story behind it are for sure influential to any student at BV.
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