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.
The Cedar Valley Hospitality House is a day-shelter for men; learn about the House at http://www.waterloocatholics.org/cvhospitalityhouse.htm The Hospitality House is relocating to 420 E. 9th St. in Waterloo and their new home needs yard work and interior work. Join your colleagues for an afternoon of making a difference! RSVP at email@example.com by March 26.
Take a study break! Come to Graduate Student Bowling Night at Maple Lanes in Waterloo. Shoes are $6; hot dogs or soda for $.25. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 26. Sponsored by the Graduate Student Social Network.
Bring your lunch and join other graduate students for some conversation. Cookies provided. Look for the Grad Chat sign near Chats in Maucker Union for the Grad Chat tables.