Friday, November 19, 2021


Friday October 22, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM (CST)


Attendees: Sarah Andrews, Patty Bahr, Brad Ferrier, David Rooney, Gianna Marshall, Barbara Nicholson, Bri Swope, Michael Venzon, Elizabeth Wallace, TM Weissenberger

  • Approval of Minutes for previous meeting – 1st Patti, 2nd Elizabeth. All in favor.

Announcements / Updates:

  • Regent’s Summit – David
    • Wednesday, October 27th – Virtual option now available
    • Today is last day to RSVP:
    • Reach out to or with questions.
    • Would like to have UI Representation.
    • Discussion around hybrid participation – in-person place
    • Presenters from UIowa present as well (SDS and College of Ed)
    • We are encouraged to do community building together as attendees from UI and can utilize 2520D UCC seminar room that is reserved for us - 9am-3pm
  • Crip Camp Screening and Panel Discussion
    • Thursday, October 28th
    • Screening 4-6
    • Panel Discussion 6-7
    • Provide any updates to the screening outline to Jen Knights
  • Disability Awareness/Rights Campaign
    • CDA can create possible connections and share information
    • Would like to support this idea
    • T.M. will see if he can find contact for Success at Iowa
    • Bri and Kristina Gordon will gather more info about this as an option
  • Unite disability groups on campus – Symposium
    • Theme: Disability is Diversity
  • Judy Huemann Visit March 28-April 1 – Bri – no new news
  • Link to Possibilities newsletter distributed recently by Mike Hoenig
  • The DEI Committee is reaching out to discuss how they could partner with us
  • See lunch & learn flier from Social Work students to highlight Disability Awareness Month. Update from Barbara Nicholson SWSA October 29, lunch and learn from 1:30-2:45 via zoom


  • Campus Mapping System – Guest another month
  • Asset mapping on campus and possible use of undergraduate research fellow: David Rooney: What are our assets on campus in relation to disability services/accessibility
    • Possibility of working with a Research Fellow
    • Three broad categories:
      • Accessibility/Universal Design
      • Disability Studies
      • Social Justice
    • What do we want to focus on/achieve within our campus community
    • From this information develop projects/events/ideas

Next meeting:

Friday, November 19th, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM (CST) …… note 1 week early