Having 2 launch parties the last full week of September, the 2nd annual issue of IA Magazine has been published. The publication can be enjoyed online. Central Iowa stories include: The “Iowa Nice” guy, Clive’s Greenbelt Trail, business and art in Marshalltown, an illustrator, public art, gardens, restaurants, golf, agriculture, The Iowa Innovation Corp., and more.
In the month of October (and November) Drake is hosting several lectures and a debate that may prove to be must-attend events.
On Thursday, October 3, Johnnie Carson, LA’65 and senior advisor to the president at the United States Institute of Peace, will deliver a lecture titled “Africa: The Changing Face of the Continent.” In his lecture, Carson will review trends in African politics and economics, specially discussing Africa’s economic growth rate, progress in combatting disease, and its greater political stability.
10/3, 7:30 pm, Sheslow Auditorium, 2507 University Ave.
On Tuesday, October 8, Bob Johnson, futurist, author, and distinguished fellow at the Institute for the Future, will deliver a lecture on leadership in the 21st century.
10/8, 7:00 pm, Sheslow Auditorium, 2507 University Ave.
On Wednesday, October 9, William P. Dougherty, Ellis and Nelle Levitt Professor of Music at Drake University, will discuss the relationship between music and text in his lecture “Signs in Song.”
10/9, 7:00 pm, Sheslow Auditorium, 2507 University Ave.
On Wednesday, October 16, Olafu Ragnar Grimmsson, President of Iceland, lectures on climate change and global warming.
10/16, 6:30 pm, Sheslow Auditorium, 2507 University Ave.
On Wednesday, October 23, Americans for Prosperity – Iowa and National Review will sponsor the first debate between Iowa’s Republican U.S. Senate candidates. The debate will be open to the public. Tickets are available at AFPIowa.com.
10/23, 7:00 pm, Sheslow Auditorium, 2507 University Ave.
On Tuesday, October 29, Neil deGrasse Tyson, a world-renowned astrophysicist who has made the leap to pop culture icon, will deliver the 31st Bucksbaum lecture.
10/29, 7:00 pm, Knapp Center, 2601 Forest Ave.
On Wednesday, November 6, Michele Norris, National Public Radio (NPR) host and special correspondent, will present “The Race Card Project” as part of the 2013 WOW! Wonder of Words Festival. The Race Card Project encourages people to share their thoughts about race, ethnicity and cultural identity.
11/6, 7:30 pm, Sheslow Auditorium, 2507 University Ave.
On Thursday, November 21, Walter Isaacson, President and CEO of the Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan educational and policy studies institute based in Washington, D.C., will deliver the 32nd Bucksbaum lecture, “The Genius of Jobs, Franklin & Einstein.” Isaacson previously served as chairman and CEO of CNN and editor of TIME magazine. Isaacson is a noted writer and biographer. He is the author of Steve Jobs, Einstein: His Life and Universe, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, and Kissinger: A Biography, and co-author of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made.
11/21, 7:30 pm, Knapp Center, 2601 Forest Ave.