The Academic and Cultural Events Series (ACES) contributes to the University’s mission by enriching the solid liberal arts foundation of the University, by enhancing the curriculum through experiential learning opportunities and, by promoting an awareness of the diversity of cultures and perspectives that exist in the global community.
Humans both monitor and control their ongoing cognition. For example, efficient students stop studying material that they have put into memory, reallocating study effort to other material they have yet to learn. Humans experience such monitoring as conscious awareness and the control as volition. In short, we "know what we know." Dr. Rob Hampton's research with rhesus monkeys indicates that this kind of introspective self-monitoring and adaptive cognitive control of cognition has been going on in primates for tens of millions of years.
The Buena Vista University Jazz Band, under the direction of Dr. David Klee, presents its fall concert.
Diversity and Multiculturalism are buzz words in our society. We are all part of the diverse world in which we live. All of us are what we should mean by Multiculturalism. Privilege, marginalization, stereotypes, ignorance, misinformation, and all of the "isms" are also part of the diverse world in which we live. This ACES will explore these topics in a contemporary way using personal anecdotes, news in the media, film references and your participation. The main outcomes are hopefully having one leave with a deeper understanding of one's own identity, a heightened awareness of diversity (especially cultural experiences), and a positive feeling about how influential each is to BVU and greater society's growth on these issues.
For speaker or performance suggestions, booking inquiries or general information, contact:
Buena Vista University
610 W Fourth St. Box 2011
Storm Lake, IA 50588