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Graduate Student Symposium

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.

Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture Series: "Porn Chic: Exploring the Contours of Raunch Eroticism"

Annette Lynch, director of the Center for Violence Prevention and a professor in the School of Applied Human Sciences, will introduce her newly released book "Porn Chic: Exploring the Contours of Raunch Eroticism." The book focuses on the mainstreaming of pornographic imagery into fashion and popular culture, with a focus on exploring the relationship of this trend to gender-based violence, male gaze and expression of sexual agency.  Bring your lunch; cookies will be provided by the Graduate College.

Open Forum for Graduate Students

The Open Forum for Graduate Students will be hosted by Dr. Mike Licari, associate provost and dean of the Graduate College. The forum will be held in conjunction with the Graduate Student Advisory Board meeting. Graduate students are invited to get their questions answered about graduate student life, share their thoughts on life as a graduate student at UNI and broaden their network. Bring your lunch; Cookies and pop will be provided.

Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture Series

Rebecca Burkhardt and Cynthia Goatley began their work on a musical, “Writing Just Ann, A Musical about the Life and Times of Former Governor of Texas, Ann Richards,” in 2008. Spending two summers and a fall in Austin allowed Burkhardt and Goatley to gather volumes of material. In order to condense this large amount of material into a workable size for a musical theatre piece, they began by drawing on sketch paper clusters of songs and scenes for the musical. A first draft of the piece was read and sung in May by students, faculty and community members, so the authors could hear what needed to be revised. A second draft is now in progress.

Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture Series: "Civility in the Workplace"

Civility in the workplace seems to be a vanishing act. How can we recognize the beginnings of the lack of civility? What can we do to restore it? Melissa Beall and Marilyn Shaw from the Department of Communication Studies will discuss the meaning of real civility and what we can do to maintain, restore and sustain it in the workplace and elsewhere. Please bring your lunch; cookies will be provided.

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