February 20, 2017 

Professor Chris Ison
Professor Ison is a former reporter for several Minnesota newspapers and, along with a colleague, a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting. He has covered a wide array of topics, including federal agencies, state government, local government, police, fire departments, the law courts, and gambling. Professor Ison currently teaches at the University of Minnesota on news reporting and writing, investigative reporting, and media ethics. He will speak on fake news, ethics in journalism, and professional ethics. He will speak on Earning Trust in the Age of Fake News: How do we get here, and how can we make responsible journalism stand out amid the chaos? from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. in Great Hall A within the Memorial Student Center.   

March 27, 2017

Dr. Jim Turk
Dr. Turk is organizing a seminar series addressing questions and issues surrounding freedom of expression in education, journalism, writing and publishing law, research, and science. Dr. Turk is an accomplished writer and presenter, having worked for the Canadian Union of Public Employees, the Ontario Federation of Labour, and the University of Toronto. 

April 20-21, 2017

Dr. Lisa Poupart
Dr. Poupart is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. Her primary research concerns are concerned with internalized oppression in American Indian communities and the social problems that stem from this - domestic violence, childhood sexual abuse, addictions, and juvenile delinquency. She is currently involved with a number of state and national initiatives to standardize First Nation Studies curriculum and core knowledge.