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Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture: "Dynamic Classroom Motivation: Helping Learners Visualize Their Possible Selves"

Tammy Gregersen, associate professor, Languages and Literatures, presentation explores how a learner's motivation interacts with other emotional and psychological variables in ever-fluctuating, moment-by-moment ways and how teachers might capitalize on their learners' future visions of themselves. The session will start with a discussion on the dynamics of motivation and move towards classroom ideas that tap into learners' potential. At the conclusion there will be examples of Gregersen's research observations and motivational outcomes. 

Graduate College Faculty Showcase

The Graduate College Faculty Showcase will feature presentations by regular summer fellowship and PDA recipients. Oral presentations will be from 3-4 p.m. in 115 Seerley Hall; poster presentations and refreshments will be from 4-5 p.m., in the Great Reading Room, Seerley Hall. The program, including oral presentation times and abstracts can be viewed on the Graduate College website.

Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture Series: "A Stranglehold on Power: Explaining gubernatorial stability in Iowa”

Chris Larimer, department of political science, will present "A Stranglehold on Power: Explaining gubernatorial stability in Iowa." Since 1962, only two incumbent governors in Iowa have lost their reelection bids. Despite their long tenures, Governors Robert Ray, Terry Branstad and Tom Vilsack, all faced formidable challengers along the way, and all three retained office while dealing with serious declines in the state’s economy. This research seeks to gain a better understanding of gubernatorial stability in Iowa; in short, why modern Iowa governors are continually reelected despite what political science models say should happen.

Bring your lunch; cookies will be provided.

Attending a Professional Conference Workshop

Attending a professional conference allows you to present your work to faculty and colleagues, build your resume or CV, network,and receive field-related experience outside of the classroom. Come and learn the benefits of attending conferences, preparation suggestions, tips on networking, and resources for more information. There will also be a recent conference attendee available to answer any other questions about conferences.

Graduate Student Information Meeting

Schedule for Graduate Student Information meeting:

  • Resource Fair from 3-3:30 p.m.; learn about campus resources and services
  • Welcome by Bill Ruud, president, and Michael Licari, dean, Graduate College
  • Chris Cox, dean, Rod Library, will "pull back the curtain" on the scholarly secrets held in the Rod Library, providing essential knowledge relating to its collections, services and student spaces.
  • Graduate student panel will share tips to help make the academic, social and lifestyle transitions necessary for success as a graduate student

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