The Speaker’s Voice

University of Iowa PITCH 2020 Press Release

We are excited to announce the winner of the 2020 CAMPUSPEAK PITCH competition for students. PITCH is a “Shark Tank” style competition for students to win up to $15,000 of CAMPUSPEAK educational resources in the form of speakers, interactive workshops, customized...

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Stumble Doesn’t Mean Stop

Edward G Young, III When my parents first got married, they had this grand dream to have four boys. After having two daughters, they were happy to simply have two vibrant, healthy children. Their dream of having at least one son; however, hadn’t been abandoned. They...

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Do the Right Thing-Ethically

By Joe Richardson, Esq. The definition of ethics is “a set of moral principles,” or a “theory of system of moral values.” Ethics, fundamentally, is about what is right, which surpasses what is legal. My favorite statement from a Spike Lee movie classic is when The...

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On Being a Student Leader During COVID-19

By: Chris Butsch Meetings are canceled. Everyone’s taking classes online. No one’s quite sure when things will be back to normal. As a leader, how can you keep your members connected and engaged during a crazy time like this? Here are three tips for exercising strong...

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You’ve Been Brainwashed!

By Dr. Brian C. Johnson I’ve been teaching film appreciation courses in colleges for nearly twenty years. No questions have posed more laughs and discussion than these four questions I begin each semester with these questions: What is the BEST movie of all time? What...

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Shame is One Hell of an Emotion

By: Dr. Adi Jaffe Shame is one hell of an emotion — the sinking feeling in your stomach, nausea, the shortness of breath. If you’ve ever felt shame, you’ve also probably felt like running to the nearest closet and locking yourself in there forever and ever. Bottom...

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Education Equity Matters!

By: Samantha Ramirez-Herrera   When I was 16 years old I watched as my friends were encouraged and pushed by their parents to take the SAT’s, go to the college fairs, meet with their mentors, tour campuses, apply for FAFSA, pick their schools, get picked by schools,...

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Disrupting Complicity

By: Tara Fuller Complicity (noun): involvement with others in a crime or in another activity that is wrong.* I often reflect on the concept of complicity as it relates to social justice and equity because I believe I can be doing more with the privilege I have and...

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Assessing Your Recruitment Strategy

By: Austin Arias The spring semester is well underway. Recruitment has either just wrapped up or you are beginning to see the retention of your potential new members through new member education periods of your chapters. While a nice break and breather between...

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