Register now for 14th annual ISCORE on March 1

A plethora of topics related to race and ethnicity take center stage at the 14th annual Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE) March 1 (8 a.m.-5 p.m., Memorial Union). All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend this free conference. Registration is required.

ISCORE is a comprehensive forum on issues of race and ethnicity at Iowa State and beyond. President Steven Leath and Mary Jo Gonzales, associate dean of students, will kick off the day's events with opening remarks at 9 a.m. (MU Sun Room). 

Beginning at 10 a.m., students, staff and faculty will lead two sets of concurrent sessions followed by a luncheon keynote address by Nancy "Rusty" Barceló, president of Northern New Mexico College, Espanola. The afternoon features two sets of concurrent sessions beginning at 2:10 p.m. and running through 4 p.m. A reception follows the afternoon sessions.

Below is a schedule of the ISCORE seminars:

10-10:50 a.m.

  • The Changing Faces of Iowa (Campanile Room)
  • The Asian F: They Told Me I Could Go Anywhere … (Cardinal Room)
  • Open Discussion on How a Central, Well-funded Diversity-focused Office Might Help at ISU (Gallery)
  • Graduating Underrepresented Students in STEM: The IINSPIRE LSAMP Project (Oak Room)
  • Queer People of Color: A Home for Intersecting Identities (Gold Room)

11-11:50 a.m.

  • Sustaining Diversity: Appreciating the Needs of International Students (Campanile Room)
  • Increasing African-American Leadership Development: A Peer-Mentorship Model (Cardinal Room)
  • Former Student-Athletes of Color Experiences at Iowa State (Gallery)
  • Nine Digits of Freedom: Analyzing Inherent Privileges that Come from Being a U.S. Citizen (Oak Room)
  • "-isms" Explored Through the Eyes of Carver Students (Great Hall)

2:10-3 p.m.

  • Dumb Things We Need to Stop Saying and Other Practical Steps to Increase Our Effectiveness Around Diversity (Campanile Room)
  • Thanksgiving … What Are We Really Thankful For? The Misconstrued History of Native Americans (Cardinal Room)
  • Stop Actin' So Black! (Gallery)
  • Race and Ethnicity … as Deaf Identity? (Oak Room)
  • Where Are All Our Men of Color? Personal Experiences of Men of Color at ISU (Gold Room)
  • "-isms" Explored Through the Eyes of Carver Students (Great Hall)

3:10-4 p.m.

  • Ronald E. McNair Scholars Showcase (Campanile Room)
  • What Are You? (Cardinal Room)
  • From Cultivating Ambassadors to Serving as Mentors: A Three-year Review of the Graduate Student of Color Experience at Iowa State (Gallery)
  • Latino Cultural Centers at PWIs (predominately white institutions): What Can We Learn? (Oak Room)
  • Experiencing NCORE (National Conference on Race and Ethnicity) as Faculty/Staff: A Roundtable Discussion (Gold Room)