Town Hall Meeting with John Kasich – Presidential Caucus Series

Monday, 30 Nov 2015 at 1:00pm – Campanile Room, Memorial Union
No tickets required

John Kasich is governor of Ohio and served nine terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1983- 2001. Since first being elected governor in 2011, Kasich has closed an $8 billion budget shortfall without a tax increase and made Ohio one of the top job-creating states in the nation. He served six years as chair of the Budget Committee in Congress and led the effort to balance the federal budget for the first time in a generation. He also served eighteen years on the House Armed Services Committee, where he was a strong ally of President Reagan and his national security agenda. Governor Kasich has also had a successful career as an investment banker, New York Times best-selling author and at FOX News.

Since 1987, the Presidential Caucus Series has provided students, faculty, and community members with an opportunity to question presidential candidates or their representative before the precinct caucuses.

Monday, 30 Nov 2015

Health-Related Habits . . . Scientifically Speaking - Alison Phillips
8:00 PM – Sun Room, Memorial Union - Alison Phillips is an assistant professor of psychology at Iowa State and directs the Healthy Habits Lab. She will discuss how we define, develop, and measure habits, particularly health-related habits like medication adherence and regular exercise. She will also discuss consumer habits, such as brand loyalty, and risky habits, such as smoking or gambling. Phillips earned her PhD in social psychology from Rutgers University and was an assistant professor at George Washington University before joining the faculty at Iowa State. She studies doctor-patient communication, patients’ perceptions of chronic illness, patient self-management of chronic illness, and healthy habit development. College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Dean's Lecture Series

Tuesday, 1 Dec 2015

Blood Brother - World AIDS Awareness Week Documentary
7:00 PM – South Ballroom, Memorial Union - Blood Brother is a documentary feature that tells the story of Rocky Braat, a disillusioned college student whose impromptu trip to India one summer dramatically changed his understanding of love and family. While traveling, Rocky met a group of orphaned children at an AIDS hostel. Unlike others who had simply passed through these children's lives, Rocky did not abandon them. Instead, he moved to India to restart his life among the dispossessed. The children became his family, and he theirs, and for five years Rocky has dedicated himself to their health and wellbeing. Blood Brother is directed by Rocky's best friend, Steve Hoover. It won the 2013 Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award. 92 minutes. World AIDS Awareness Week Event

Wednesday, 2 Dec 2015

Smart is the New Rich: Money Guide for Millennials - Christine Romans
6:00 PM – Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall - Christine Romans is CNN's chief business correspondent and a graduate of Iowa State. She anchors the weekday show Early Start on CNN. Romans joined the network in 1999, covering the opening bell at the New York Stock exchange, then anchoring Street Sweep on CNNfn. Before that, she covered markets, commodities and the economy for Reuters and Knight-Ridder Financial News. Romans is the author of three books: How to Speak Money and Smart Is the New Rich: If You Can't Afford It, Put It Down and, most recently, Smart Is the New Rich: Money Guide for Millennials. Part of the Technology, Globalization & Culture Series.

Thursday, 3 Dec 2015

Saving Biodiversity in Southeast Asia - David Wilcove
8:00 PM – Great Hall, Memorial Union - David Wilcove is a conservation biologist whose work combines research in ecology and the social sciences to develop innovative ways to protect biodiversity in Asia, South America, and North America. His work has addressed such issues as deforestation, commercial logging, agriculture, and the wild animal trade. Wilcove's distinguished career in conservation demonstrates the active interface between the non-profit sector, government agencies, academia, and society-at-large. He has worked as an ecologist for the Environmental Defense Fund, The Wilderness Society and The Nature Conservancy and is currently Professor of Public Affairs and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. Wilcove is the author of two books, No Way Home: The Decline of the World's Great Animal Migrations and The Condor's Shadow: The Loss and Recovery of Wildlife in America. Paul L. Errington Memorial Lecture

Tuesday, 19 Jan 2016

The U.S. Fight against Child Abuse, Trafficking and Sexual Assault - Luis CdeBaca
8:00 PM – Sun Room, Memorial Union - Luis CdeBaca stepped down as Ambassador to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons after five years in the State Department to lead the Department of Justice Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking (SMART). He has worked under three presidential administrations to combat human trafficking and modern-day forms of slavery. He served formerly as Counsel to the House Committee on the Judiciary, where his portfolio included national security, intelligence, immigration, and civil rights. Ambassador CdeBaca is a graduate of Iowa State University and received his law degree from the Michigan Law School. World Affairs Series: Redefining Global Security.

Thursday, 21 Jan 2016

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Legacy Convocation
3:30 PM – Sun Room, Memorial Union - Come celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and learn how his global vision of equality for everyone remains relevant today. The Advancing One Community Awards will also be presented.

Monday, 25 Jan 2016

RESCHEDULED for 2017 - A Deeper Black: Race in America | Ta-Nehisi Coates
8:00 PM – Great Hall, Memorial Union - Ta-Nehisi Coates has been rescheduled as the 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr., Legacy Series Keynote. Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic and author of the cover story "The Case for Reparations."

Social Justice, Public Service and the Search for a Life That Matters - Wes Moore
8:00 PM – Great Hall, Memorial Union - Wes Moore is a youth advo­cate, Army com­bat veteran, social entrepreneur, and the author of The Work: My Search for a Life That Matters and The Other Wes Moore. Despite early acad­e­mic and behavioral struggles, he graduated as a commissioned officer from Valley Forge Military College in 1998. In 2001 he earned a BA and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hop­kins University, where he also played foot­ball. He then became a Rhodes Scholar, study­ing international relations at Oxford University. Moore served a combat tour of duty in Afghanistan with the 1st Brigade of the 82nd Air­borne Divi­sion as a para­trooper and captain in the United States Army. He also served as a White House fel­low to Sec­re­tary of State Con­deleezza Rice. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Series Keynote

Thursday, 28 Jan 2016

Women Who Don't Wait in Line - Reshma Saujani
8:00 PM – Great Hall, Memorial Union - Reshma Saujani is the founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and prepare young women for jobs of the future. In her groundbreaking new book, Women Who Don't Wait in Line, Saujani advocates for a new model of female leadership focused on embracing risk and failure, promoting mentorship and sponsorship, and boldly charting your own course - personally and professionally. After years of working as an attorney and an activist and fundraiser, Saujani left her private sector career behind and campaigned as the first Indian American woman in the country to run for US Congress. Following the highly publicized race, she stayed true to her passion for public service, becoming Deputy Public Advocate of New York City. Saujani is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and Yale Law School. Program for Women in Science and Engineering 30th Anniversary Keynote