University of Iowa Schedule of Events
November 5 - 9, 2018

 

As part of the university’s First-Gen@Iowa initiative, the First-Generation Task Force invites offices across campus to join this year’s celebration by planning events within their office or department.

See President Harreld’s invitation to join us for the National First-Generation College Celebration
Read more about UI Plans to Commemorate First-Generation Student Success (Daily Iowan)

 

Early Bird Events

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Event Information

Faculty and staff Tuesday, October 30, 2018
English Department Pedagogies and Pastries

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: 304 EPB


A BUILD session and discussion of first generation demographics and teaching strategies in the English department.
Contact blaine-greteman@uiowa.edu for more information.

 

Distance & Online Education Staff   Thursday, November 1, 2018
BUILD Session: First-Generation Students

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: Continuing Education Facility


Presenters: Mirra Anson and Danielle Martinez, Academic Support & Retention
Contact angela-ward@uiowa.edu for more information.

 

   

Monday, November 5, 2018

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UI students It's time to complete your 2019-20 FAFSA!
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: 2523 UCC


Bring your and a parent's FSA ID and complete your 2019-20 FAFSA with Advisors from the Office of Student Financial Aid on-hand to help! Don't miss your chance to complete the FAFSA by our priority deadline of December 1.

Contact The Office of Student Financial Aid for more information.

 

Students, Staff and Faculty Celebrating the Success of First-Generation Students with Disabilities
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: 2nd Floor Entrance (Lindquist Center - North)


Students and faculty in the College of Education's Rehabilitation Counseling program will host an information booth to discuss what we learned about the intrapersonal, interpersonal, and environmental factors that have enhanced the success of first-generation students with disabilities.

Contact erin-barnes@uiowa.edu for more information.

 

Students, Faculty, and Graduate Students First-Generation in Our Words
Week of November 5th - 9th
Location: EPB Lobby


Faculty, graduate students, and first-generation undergraduates are invited to stop by the lobby of EPB to reflect on first-generation experiences here at the University of Iowa. We'll have large Post-it notes affixed to the walls, and each Post-it will offer the chance to reflect on what we love about first-generation students, as well as what first-generation students want their professors to know. Come and share what it means to be first-generation in your words!

Contact Ashley Wells, ashley-wells-1@uiowa.edu for more information.

 


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

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Event Information

First-Generation Students Coffee & Snacks at the Main Library
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: 2012 LIB (The SEAM at the Main Library)


First-Generation students are invited to come and visit with the librarians at Main Library! Coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided, as well as coloring and button making supplies. Come and go as you please, from 9:00-11:00 AM. We will be happy to answer any questions you have about the UI Libraries and chat with you about all of the many fantastic resources and services available to you as First-Generation students. Ask us anything or use our topic cards for inspiration!

Contact jenay-solomon@uiowa.edu for more information.

 

First-Generation Students "Am I An Imposter?" - Students' Concerns About College
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Catlett Marketplace


Imposter Syndrome is defined as a person who doubts their accomplishments and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a "fraud". Often, imposter syndrome is particularly present in first generation college students, leading to feelings of worry, isolation, and self-doubt. First gen students often find that imposter syndrome leads to questioning their ability to perform well academically and succeed. Interestingly, imposter syndrome is quite common! Join University Counseling Staff as we begin to explore and give voice to what "imposter" thoughts often come up for first gen students.

Contact Kristin Heider, Psy.D. and Dawn Bates, Ph.D. for more information.

 

TCOB Faculty & TCOB Students TCOB Faculty Diversity Lunch with First-Generation Students
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: S401 PBB

Contact gabriela-rivera@uiowa.edu for more information.

 

Faculty and Staff First Gen Student Experiences - Spring 2018 Survey Responses
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: 1022 Main Library


All UI undergraduates were invited to respond to the Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) survey during Spring 2018: uiowa.edu/seru. This session will be an opportunity to review student responses to the survey in an interactive dashboard that lets you select questions of interest, filter responses for different groups of students, and compare responses for those students to responses of the student population as a whole. We will provide a brief overview of the dashboard and then let you experiment with the dashboard to explore your own questions about the undergraduate experience. People who attend the session can also request a copy of the dashboard to work with on their own after the session. (This session will also be offered on Friday, November 9, at 2:00 p.m.)

Contact wayne-jacobson@uiowa.edu for more information.

 

Graduate Students; Post-docs First Generation Graduate Student Social
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: 2520D University Capitol Center


This is an opportunity for first-generation graduate students to gather and network with one another and to discuss how first-generation status impacts their graduate student experiences and their graduate studies. Pizza will be provided by the Graduate College.
Registration is encouraged:
https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6WpasSLlT4NeSuV


Contact lisa-kelly@uiowa.edu for more information.

 

All Students First-Gen Latinx Panel & Social
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Latino Native American Cultural Center (LNACC)


This event is hosted by Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc. University of Iowa Chapter. Our chapter is comprised of primarily first-generation students and as leaders in our community, we recognize the need to help our community both first-generation and Latinx. We are hosting a keynote speaker, panel discussion, and a social/networking event for students to communicate and engage with various student orgs, campus partners, and offices on the U of I campus.

Tentative Schedule
6:00-6:20pm - Keynote
6:20-7:00pm - Panel
7:00-7:30/45pm - Social/Networking

Contact tristan-schmidt@uiowa.edu for more information.

 


Wednesday, November 7, 2018

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First-generation students, faculty, and staff Cookies, Coffee and Convos: Getting the experience you need to launch your career
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Pomerantz Career Center, PCC310


Gaining experience is crucial to being able to start the career you want after graduation – whether that is going on to graduate school, or beginning full-time work, having experience that is directly related to your career goals will help you find a job faster, get a higher starting salary and know what you want to do. Full-time internships are not the only way to do that though! Let us help you know what types of experience are available to you; whether that is student employment, full or part time internships, volunteering or other ideas, there is a way to plan for it in your time here at Iowa.

Contact josh-frahm@uiowa.edu or angi-mckie@uiowa.edu for more information.

 

First-generation students Snack Break at the Office of the Dean of Students
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: 135 IMU


First-Generation students are invited to visit the Office of the Dean of Students to learn more about services, resources, and involvement opportunities available through the office! Refreshments will be provided. Come and go as you please, from 3:00 – 5:00 PM.

Contact eric-r-rossow@uiowa.edu for more information.

 

All Students Learning How to Learn
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location: S181 Pappajohn Business Building


How do we learn and remember? Why does our mind go blank during a test? Although you have spent the majority of your life in school, you have probably never been taught how to study. This workshop will do exactly that by examining the research from cognitive science that students can use in their classes. The workshop will focus on mindset (how we think of ourselves as learners), metacognition (how we think about our thinking), and memory (how we store and remember information for later recall). These three Ms each make critical contributions to learning, both inside and outside the university classroom.

Presenter: Dr. Shaun Vecera,
Professor and Herman J. and Eileen S. Schmidt Chair, Department of Psychology
Hosting Organization: League of United Latin American Citizens Collegiate Council #373

Contact judith-leon@uiowa.edu for more information.

 

Past Iowa Edge and Iowa Edge Student Org Alumni Iowa Edgers' Cohort Reunion
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Asian Pacific-American Cultural Center (APACC)


As the semester winds down, please come reunite with your Iowa Edge family! We will have food, music, and activities that will allow you to unwind and celebrate the connections you established on campus.
** This event is open for ALL Iowa Edge cohorts, not just the most recent 2018 cohort **

Contact tshailyn-harrington@uiowa.edu for more information.

 

First generation college students and UI English Society members First Gen Stories Open Mic
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Gerber Lounge EPB

The English Society is participating in the campus-wide first generation awareness and celebration happening throughout Nov 5th-10th. Students who are first in their family to graduate from college are encouraged to share written work about their experiences or perspective. All students are welcome to attend and perform at this open mic, but priority will go to first-generation students or students with work that uses similar themes and/or reflects on diversity. All genres/forms accepted and encouraged. 

Please email carla-seravalli@uiowa.edu to sign-up for a time slot and include whether you are a first-generation student or not.

 


Thursday, November 8, 2018

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TCOB Faculty & Staff Coffee with Tippie College of Business Dean Sarah Gardial
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Location: W401 PBB

Contact gabriela-rivera@uiowa.edu for more information.

 

First-generation students Snack Break at the Office of the Dean of Students
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: 135 IMU


First-Generation students are invited to visit the Office of the Dean of Students to learn more about services, resources, and involvement opportunities available through the office! Refreshments will be provided. Come and go as you please, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM!

Contact eric-r-rossow@uiowa.edu for more information.

 

Graduate students, professional students, and post-docs First Generation Graduate and Professional Student Social
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Seebohm Conference Room, 283 Eckstein Medical Research Building (EMRB)


This is an opportunity for first-generation graduate and professional students to gather and network with one another and to discuss how first-generation status impacts their student experiences and their degree pursuit. Pizza will be provided by the Graduate College. This event is co-sponsored by the Carver College of Medicine Office of Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies.
Registration is encouraged:
https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6WpasSLlT4NeSuV


Contact lisa-kelly@uiowa.edu for more information.

 

Faculty/Staff How do our First Gen Students Pay for College?
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: IMU Student Leadership Room (351)


Bring your lunch and join staff members from the Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) to learn about how first generation students at Iowa are financing their education. We’ll discuss FAFSA filing habits, average financial need and types of aid used by first gen students. In addition we will highlight the partnerships and financial literacy resources OSFA has developed that can assist in supporting first gen students.

Contact kelsey-ryder@uiowa.edu for more information.

 

All First Generation Students First Generation Conversations: the ups and downs of talking about your college experience when you go home
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: S162 CPHB- College of Public Health


The College of Public Health is excited to invite you to a free lunch with some great conversation! With Fall break around the corner, we know many of you will be going home and visiting with family and friends. We'd like to provide the opportunity for you to open up about the struggles and joys of sharing what you are doing in college with people who may or may not be able to relate. We will have a panel of first generation graduate and undergraduate students to help us lead an informal discussion on the first generation experience as it relates to communicating that experience to loved ones. We will have a full lunch provided, so please make sure your RSVP! You may RSVP to the event at: http://bit.ly/CPHFirstGenConvoRSVP We look forward to a productive and hopefully inspiring conversation!

Contact Katie McCullough, katie-mccullough@uiowa.edu for more information.

 

All students What Does Being First-Generation Mean To You?
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Center for Diversity & Enrichment Conference Room, 24 Phillips Hall


Join TRIO Student Support Services with the Center for Diversity & Enrichment as we celebrate being a first-generation student! Stop by for a snack and to share with us what being first-generation means to you and/or why you are proud to be first-generation! We will have sheets for you to write your experiences and then we will share them on social media!

Contact Steph Yazell, stephanie-yazell@uiowa.edu for more information.

 

All Faculty, Instructors, & Staff Film Screening: First Generation
Sponsored by: The First-Generation Task Force

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM: Film
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM: Facilitated Discussion
Location: Big Ten Theater, 348 IMU


Facilitated discussion led by Dr. Andrew Beckett, Associate Dean, University College
Refreshments provided.

Contact angela-lamb@uiowa.edu for more information.

 

First-Generation Students I'm Not An Imposter: The "Same" Project
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Catlett Residence Hall Multipurpose Room


Join University Counseling Service staff prior to the film screening and learn to recognize common thoughts many first gen students experience related to imposter syndrome. Learn that you are not alone!

Contact Kristin Heider, Psy.D. and Dawn Bates, Ph.D. for more information.

 

All Students Film Screening: First Generation
Sponsored by: The First-Generation Task Force and
The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM: Film
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM: Facilitated Discussion
Location: Catlett Residence Hall Multipurpose Room


Facilitated discussion led by Dr. Melissa Shivers, VP for Student Life
Refreshments provided.

Contact angela-lamb@uiowa.edu for more information.

 


Friday, November 9, 2018

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Event Information

CLAS First-Generation Students Coffee with Deans in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS) 
Joe Kearney, Raúl Curto, Marc Armstrong, and Meenakshi Gigi Durham

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Location: 240 Schaeffer Hall


First-generation students are invited to a drop-in coffee hour to share their college experiences, meet the CLAS deans, and have conversations about academic and career success.

Contact gigi-durham@uiowa.edu for more information.

 

Faculty and Staff First Gen Student Experiences - Spring 2018 Survey Responses
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 1022 Main Library


All UI undergraduates were invited to respond to the Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) survey during Spring 2018: uiowa.edu/seru. This session will be an opportunity to review student responses to the survey in an interactive dashboard that lets you select questions of interest, filter responses for different groups of students, and compare responses for those students to responses of the student population as a whole. We will provide a brief overview of the dashboard and then let you experiment with the dashboard to explore your own questions about the undergraduate experience. People who attend the session can also request a copy of the dashboard to work with on their own after the session. (This session will also be offered on Tuesday, November 6, at 1:00 p.m.)

Contact wayne-jacobson@uiowa.edu for more information.

 

Graduate Students; Post-docs Understanding the First Generation College Experience: Strategies TAs Can Use in the Classroom
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: PBB W401


Participants will learn about characteristics of first-generation college students and how first-generation students experience the University of Iowa. We will present information from UI student surveys as well as research on academic support for first-generation college students. The facilitators will also provide strategies that can be used to promote academic success. Refreshments (cookies) will be provided.
Registration is encouraged:
https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6WpasSLlT4NeSuV


Contact lisa-kelly@uiowa.edu for more information.

 

 

 

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in any of these events, please contact the host department or Angie Lamb in advance at angela-lamb@uiowa.edu or (319) 335-2062.