Ryan Cairns, Iowa's Peace Corps representative, will tell about his Peace Corps experience and the work of the organization in today's world.
Marie-Joelle Estrada speaks about how the televised media portrays unrealistic norms for both how relationships progress and how sex will take place. We will discuss how romanticized media is marketed to women, including Disney movies and the “chick flick.” We’ll identify the 9 romantic myths found in this type of media and discuss why its consumption can ultimately lead to unrealistic expectations that can’t be met in reality. Other topics will include gender roles in romance and limitations to women’s sexuality.
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.
Dr. Henry Glassie, Professor Emeritus at Indiana University, will discuss his work as a folklorist and ethnographer. Special attention will be on the material culture of the Middle East with an emphasis on increasing intercultural appreciation and understanding.
The 2015 Global Fellows will share experiences from their biological and cultural encounters after spending three weeks in Puerto Williams, Santiago, and Valparaiso, Chile - the southern tip of the world!
Dr. Jerry Johnson will give attendees a chance to consider rural school consolidation in light of 21st century research.
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Buena Vista University
610 W Fourth St. Box 2011
Storm Lake, IA 50588