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.
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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.
How much do you know about Buena Vista University? How did the mascot come to be the “Beavers”? What 1956 event nearly caused Buena Vista to close its doors? Why should freshman be thankful they don’t have to wear beanies? What items were offered to faculty in the 1930’s in place of their salaries? What does your tuition pay for? What is the endowment and how is it used? How was BVU molded into the University where you live and learn today? All of these questions and more will be answered in this multi-media presentation showcasing the history and traditions of BVU.
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