The Sixth Annual Graduate Student Symposium is Thursday, April 4. Learn about the types of presentations at the Symposium, benefits of participation, helpful hints for your presentation or performance, judging criteria, prize information and how to begin to prepare for the event.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn how to build a strong application to graduate or professional school by attending Thinking About Graduate School (TAGS). A panel of experts will share what admissions committees look for in the application to make selections for their programs. UNI graduate programs will answer questions about their programs and pre-professional clubs will recruit new members.
Integrate your summer experiences into your resume and be ready for internship, employment, and scholarship opportunities.
Mark your calendars to attend the Graduate Student Information Meeting. You will have the opportunity to learn how to best position yourself for success as a graduate student, meet colleagues, network with faculty and get some academic survival tips from fellow graduate students. Please complete the RSVP form http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5M99ZJB by Aug. 10.
Awards will be presented to graudate students and graduate faculty at the Annual Graduate Faculty Meeting. There will also be a panel discussion featuring selected representatives from a few of UNI's many high quality graduate programs. A reception in the Sabin Atrium will follow the meeting.
Chris Buckholz, school of music, will present "The Future of Music: classical, jazz, rock and pop in the internet age." Please bring your lunch; cookies will be provided.