ISU 4U Promise tomorrow

Alex Hanson

The ISU 4U Promise mini-conference, which will feature guest speakers and highlight work by the group, will take place Friday in LeBaron Hall.

The mini-conference will begin at 9 a.m. in 1009 LeBaron Hall.

The schedule of events is as follows:

9 a.m.: Katherine Richardson Bruna, director of the ISU 4U Promise.

9:15 a.m.: Guest community speaker.

9:30 a.m.: Jane Rongerude, assistant professor of community and regional planning.

9:45 a.m.: Carla McNelly, ISU 4U Promise post-doctoral research associate, and Glennda Bivens, community development specialist for ISU Extension and Outreach.

10 a.m.: Kimberly Greder, associate professor of human development and family studies and family life extension state outreach.

10:15 a.m.: Christa Jackson, assistant professor of mathematics education, and Kayla Hamilton, ISU 4U Promise program assistant.

10:30 a.m.: Ruth Litchfield, associate professor of food science and human nutrition and nutrition extension state specialist, and Lorraine Lanningham-Foster, associate professor of food science and human nutrition.

10:45 a.m.: Glennda Bivens, community development specialist for ISU extension and outreach.

11:00 a.m.: Gale Seiler, associate professor in multicultural education.

11:15 a.m.: Andrea Nelson, executive director of Polk County extension and outreach, and Deb Sellers, associate dean of human sciences extension and outreach.

11:30 a.m.: Roberta Johnson, director of ISU financial aid.

11:45 a.m.: Vincent Genareo, RISE post-doctoral research associate, and Robert Reason, associate director of research and administration for school of education.

Noon: Snacks and discussion during group activities.

The ISU 4U Promise is a partnership between King and Moulton elementary schools in Des Moines and Iowa State to promote college-going in these schools.