GSS is comprised of graduate students, for graduate students.

The Graduate Student Senate is the primary representative, administrative, and service organization for graduate students at the University of Iowa and the senators of GSS are the core of the graduate student voice on campus. The Graduate Student Senate also functions as a conduit for information between the Graduate College and the general graduate student population.

Involvement in GSS is a great way to connect with students across campus, connect with leaders in the Graduate College, and make your voices heard. Senators attend monthly general assembly meetings and work with committees to host events for graduate students. Want to get involved? Email us at grad-senate@uiowa.edu

Funding

Conference presentation awards and other support across campus

Dr. James F. Jakobsen

Jakobsen Graduate Development Series

The Jakobsen Graduate Development Series is focused on providing professional development opportunities specifically for graduate students that focus on research communication, networking, and career development.

The events will change yearly but examples in the past have been Three-minute Thesis, Improv-ing your communication skills, professional engagement through twitter and connecting research to policy.

Updates and events currently taking place can be found on our Twitter @UIowa_Jakobsen

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Improv Theatre for Communication Skills Series

Wednesday, September 21, 5:00pm to Wednesday, December 14, 2022 6:00pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Do you want to feel more comfortable with public speaking, teaching, and presentations? Join other graduate students and postdocs for improvisation drop-in sessions where we will use improv theatre games to help you improve your confidence in public speaking, answering questions, and communicating your research to broad audiences. Sessions will be led by Lisa Kelly, Associate Artistic Director of Theatre Cedar Rapids and the UI CIRTL Coordinator, and Kristy Hartsgrove Mooers, UI Theatre...
Improv Theatre for Communication Skills Series promotional image

Improv Theatre for Communication Skills Series

Wednesday, October 5, 5:00pm to Wednesday, December 28, 2022 6:00pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Do you want to feel more comfortable with public speaking, teaching, and presentations? Join other graduate students and postdocs for improvisation drop-in sessions where we will use improv theatre games to help you improve your confidence in public speaking, answering questions, and communicating your research to broad audiences. Sessions will be led by Lisa Kelly, Associate Artistic Director of Theatre Cedar Rapids and the UI CIRTL Coordinator, and Kristy Hartsgrove Mooers, UI Theatre...
Improv Theatre for Communication Skills Series promotional image

Improv Theatre for Communication Skills Series

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 5:00pm to Wednesday, January 11, 2023 6:00pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Do you want to feel more comfortable with public speaking, teaching, and presentations? Join other graduate students and postdocs for improvisation drop-in sessions where we will use improv theatre games to help you improve your confidence in public speaking, answering questions, and communicating your research to broad audiences. Sessions will be led by Lisa Kelly, Associate Artistic Director of Theatre Cedar Rapids and the UI CIRTL Coordinator, and Kristy Hartsgrove Mooers, UI Theatre...
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