The Eighth Annual Graduate Symposium will showcase the research and creative work of graduate students. Included will be poster presentations, oral presentations, and creative performances which will be judged by graduate faculty.
Steven Pals will defend his history M.A. thesis, "Education at Its Corp: The Civilian Conservation Corps and Democratic Uplift, 1933-1942."
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 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.
Kevin Finn, School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services, will present “Studies in Hungary – Reflections of a Fulbright Experience.” Bring your lunch; cookies will be provided.
Thinking About Graduate School (TAGS) is an event for students who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree. The TAGS program includes a presentation explaining the application process for graduate school, a panel of graduate faculty who are involved in the admissions process and a UNI Graduate Programs Fair.
Thinking About Doctoral Studies is an event for students who are interested in pursuing a doctoral degree. Helen Harton, Ph.D., professor of psychology, will be the presenter.
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
Michael Klassen, associate professor, Department of Marketing, will present “Billion-Dollar Hippie. How a Handful of Haight-Ashbury Freaks Revolutionized American Business in Less than a Hundred Weeks.”
The Sixth Annual Graduate Student Symposium will include poster presentations, oral presentations and creative performances. Forty graduate students are scheduled to participate in the event. Oral and poster presentations are scheduled from noon-3 p.m. in Maucker Union. Creative performances are scheduled from 6:30-9 p.m. in Davis Hall of the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. The public is invited to attend.