The primary focus of Dr.Woelmer's research is to understand the mechanisms underlying the mammalian central nervous system development and how these mechanisms can be reactivated/restored in neurodegeneratlve disorders such as the Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses. Dr. Jill Wimer recejved her BS and PhD from the University of Rochester followed by postdoctoral training at the University of North Caroline- Chapel Hill. In 2005 she joined the Children's Health Research Center at Sanford School of Medicine. She holds a dual appointment as an Associate Professor in the Depanment of Pediatrics at the Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota and an adjunct faculty position in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at South Dakota State University.
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.”
This project is a documentary focusing on the success stories and lessons learned by Buena Vista University female alumni. It focuses on five women alumni who have gone on to become leaders in their careers and in their community. Each of these women share their personal stories, lessons they have learned throughout their professional journeys, advice for future graduates, and opinions on topics relating to what it takes to be woman leader in the workplace. These women offer valuable insight into the work world, as well as a deeper understanding of what leadership is and how to go about leading those around you.
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.
The veterinary occupation spans beyond traditional canine and feline practice into a variety of unconventional disciplines and animal species. Dr. Portia Allen, a laboratory animal veterinarian, will explore these unique career paths with an emphasis on the field of comparative medicine, the One Health Initiative, and the vital role veterinarians play in the progression of science. Dr. Allen, a northwest Iowa native, received her BS, MS, and DVM training at Iowa State University and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan with the Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine.
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.
For speaker or performance suggestions, booking inquiries or general information, contact:
Buena Vista University
610 W Fourth St. Box 2011
Storm Lake, IA 50588