Spring 2019 Workshops and Seminar Series

Nationally Competitive Awards Week

A collaboration with Iowa State University Honors Program and the Study Abroad Center

Building your profile: An introduction to nationally competitive awards

Monday, April 8, 5:00-6:00pm, Parks Library Room 031.

Graduate school funding opportunities

Tuesday, April 9, 5:00-6:00pm, Parks Library Room 031.

Research-based funding opportunities

Wednesday, April 10, 5:00-6:00pm, Parks Library Room 031.

International and study abroad funding opportunities

Thursday, April 11, 5:00-6:00pm, Parks Library Room 031.

Self-Editing Workshops/Live Webinars

You can effectively edit and proofread your English writing, even if English is not your native language!

Part I - Self-Editing Workshop: "in Iowa State" or "at Iowa State??" - How to find out which English words "hang out together"....and which don't: Tuesday March 26 4:10-5:30pm, Pearson 2115.

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Part II - Self-Editing Workshop: That terrible "the" or "developed" vs. "develops" vs. "have developed" - How to find answers to your English grammar questions: Thursday March 28 4:10-5:30pm, Pearson 2115 

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Interpersonal Communication Seminar Series/Live Webinars

Part I - Communicating Effectively Face to Face

Monday March 25, 3:30-5pm, Parks Library 198 

Do you feel unsure about how to handle important discussions with your major prof or other influential individuals? This workshop will help you plan and conduct important face-to-face interactions. You will learn about different types of questions and tips for making statements; we will discuss appropriate ways to initiate and conclude these important interactions.

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Part II - You Should Have Heard Them Listen: Verbal and Nonverbal Approaches

Wednesday March 27, 3:30-5pm, Parks Library 198 

Listening is a process of responding to another person using nonverbal actions and verbal messages. This workshop will give you opportunities to practice listening to support, to understand, and to advise through the integration of nonverbal and verbal approaches.

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Part III - Sticks and Stones Will Break My Bones and Words Will Never Hurt Me: Verbal Messages

Monday April 1, 3:30-5pm, Parks Library 198 

Words are powerful. Words create and maintain our reality and they both help and hinder us. This workshop examines the power and role of words, specifically in crafting assertive messages; in requesting, giving, and receiving feedback; and in giving and accepting apologies.

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Part IV - “It’s Not What You Said; It’s How You Said It:" Nonverbal Communication

Wednesday April 3, 3:30-5pm, Parks Library 198 

The majority of the meaning we convey through our communication occurs nonverbally. In this workshop you will learn tips for managing four nonverbal codes:  touch, space, “body language”, and the voice.

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Part V - It Takes Two: Conflict Management

Monday April 8, 3:30-5pm, Parks Library 198 

Do you avoid conflict or do you believe everyone in a conflict should be satisfied with the outcome? The conflict workshop will discuss five approaches to resolving conflict and provide a process for managing a conflict discussion.

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Part VI - Small Talk That Takes You Big Places: Social Communication

Wednesday April 10, 3:30-5pm, Parks Library 198 

Does the thought of entering a room where you know no one terrify you? Do you skip receptions because you are uncertain how to talk to a stranger? Come to the “Small Talk” workshop and learn to make connections with strangers that could result in professional partnerships, research relationships, and a good time.

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Thesis & Dissertation Boot Camps on Formatting