Munger Oakes Reports on Learning Community, AWC

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Lecturer Lisa Munger Oakes reports the following:

  • The Journalism Learning Community continues to thrive this term under her leadership. The group has created a "dream resume" to help set goals for their four years at ISU and completed Gallup’s strengths finder exam to help understand how we can use our strengths to become more effective journalists and participated in group socials to foster team building. The group meets for dinner with standout student and Peer Mentor, Emily Barske, once a week to problem solve course work and develop a sense of community amongst themselves.
  • The Association for Women in Communications (founded last semester with her guidance) kicked off its first spring semester meeting last night, addressing "Women and Negotiation," with the expertise of Dr. Abby Dubisar, an ISU Rhetoric professor. Dubisar encouraged attendees to understand the gap in negotiation skills sometimes present between men and women and suggested tactics for becoming more effective on your own behalf in this regard.
  • Munger Oakes was recognized by the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Student Services Office for completing their voluntary "Safe Zone" training for ISU faculty and staff. This training is intended to "eliminate homophobia, transphobia and heterosexism on the Iowa State University campus by creating and encouraging safe and secure environments for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer or Questioning and Ally students, faculty and staff," according to LQBTSS.