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Best Wishes from Interim Dean
Dr. Sue Joseph

Interim Dean Dr. Sue Joseph
It's hard to believe the end of another academic year is here. I want to wish much success to those of you who will be graduating this semester or this summer. We are so proud you will be going out into the world as the best ambassadors of graduate education at UNI. To those of you who will be returning to UNI for continued graduate study, just remember to take advantage of all the opportunities your graduate education will provide you in the next year. Have a great summer!

Very best wishes,

Sue Joseph, Ph.D.
Interim Dean, Graduate College

============================================================Graduate Student Appreciation Week

Research Symposium

TAGS Event\

===========================================================Phiipp Gulidov

Phillipp Gulidov, Master of Music candidate in conducting and cello performance, performed his conducting recital on March 12, 2008 in Davis Hall at the University of Northern Iowa. He performed with members of the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra and soloists, Adam Ebert, tenor (Master's student in voice) and Benjamin Fox (Master's student in bassoon).

Works included on the program were: Mozart/Symphony No. 15/, Gubaidulina, /Concerto for Bassoon and Low Strings/, Milhaud, /Chamber Symphony No. 1/, Elgar, /Sospiri/, and Tchaikovsky, "Vaudemont's Romance: from /Iolanthe."

Philipp Gulidov is from St.Petersburg, Russia, a member of the Peterhof Graduate Quartet, and is in his final year at UNI.

============================================================Nancy Aossey

Nancy Aossey

Nancy Aossey, 1984 UNI graduate from the Master's of Business Administration, recently received the 2007 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) for her significant contributions toward helping others. Aossey is the President and CEO of International Medical Corps (IMC), a relief organization based in Santa Monica, California. IMC, a non-profit organization, works to provide medical care and skills training to people in need all around the world.

Read more about Aossey at

============================================================SAC and WGS in St. Louis

Departments of SAC and WGS

Pictured above, front row Left to Right: Josephine Kipgen, Carissa Froyum, and Phyllis Baker. Back row, Left to Right: Kent Sandstrom, Ki Park, Finn Kolsrud, Margaret Ralston, and Marybeth Stalp. Not pictured Christian Espinosa-Torres.

UNI graduate students from Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology
and Women's and Gender Studies (WGS) programs participated in nine presentations/panels at the Midwest Sociological Society (MSS) annual meetings in St. Louis, Missouri. The graduate students' research was well received by the MSS audience. In additon to presenting, students found time to network, meet faculty and graduate students from around the nation. Also in attendance were members of the UNI faculty including Kent Sandstrom, Phyllis Baker, Carissa Froyum, and Marybeth Stalp.

Click HERE for a list of graduate student presenters and titles of work.

Resume, vitae, job search tips

Need help with your resume? Want to learn more about job search strategies? Interested in putting together a vitae? Make an appointment with Susie Schwieger, Director of Graduate Student Life, by contacting her at or 273-3044.


Wellness Resources

UNI Violence Intervention
(Formerly know as the
Phoenix Center)
Counseling Center
(Individual, group, couples counseling, & more)
UNI Substance Abuse Treatment
(Student Health Center)
Public Safety
(safety escorts, vehicle assistance, protection, & more)

Graduation Celebrations

May Graduation Celebration

We'd like to invite you to celebrate with us! Graduating graduate students, family, and friends are invited to the Graduation Celebration, hosted by the Graduate College and the Alumni Association. Please join us in the new Alumni Suite in the McLeod Center on May 10 following the 10:00 a.m. and the 2:30 p.m. commencement ceremonies. Refreshments will be served and a gift given to each graduating graduate student. No RSVP is required. Please contact Susie Schwieger with questions at or 273-3044.

===========================================================Graduate Program News

Wellness Resources

De-Stress Days!

De-Stress Days will be held Monday, May 5 through Wednesday, May 7 from 11a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom.

Unwind from the semester and enjoy free mini massages, Cedar Bend Humane Society Animals to hold and pet, walk the labyrinth, and more! Brought to you by Wellness and Recreation Services.

Women's and Gender Studies

Congratulations to Emily Cram, graduate student in the Women's and Gender Studies program, for winning the Outstanding Graduate Research Paper on Gender. Cram was invited to present her research entitled "Corpulent Counter-Publics: Fat Politics and Stretching the Discursive Economy," at the Women's and Gender Studies Program's Current Research on Women Forum that took place in early April. 

Cram will be attending Indiana University-Bloomington (IUB) for PhD studies in Communication in Culture. Cram's studies will concentrate on Rhetoric and Public Culture with a minor in Gender Studies. She has been awarded a position at IUB as an Associate Instructor in Communication and Culture and intends to continue her research on social protest, corporeality, and the public sphere. Congratulations Emily!

Osman Chowdhry

Psychology Graduate Student Osman Chowdhry was recently accepted into the Neuroscience International Program: A Minority and Health Disparities International Research Training Program, run by the Neuroscience Research Institute of SUNY College at Old Westbury.

"The Neuroscience International Program offers international research opportunities to qualified minority undergraduates. The objective is to increase the awareness of international research issues and prospects, and acquaint students with a variety of careers in research, especially related to U.S. minority health problems..." "During the program, students are expected to maintain a full-time work schedule and will be required to submit a report of their research at the end of the training period..." 
Program Description provided by the Neuroscience Research Institute website at

Nick Davis 

Physical Education: Exercise Science graduate student and graduate assistant for UNI's Strength and Conditioning, Nick Davis, volunteers to work with Waterloo East students on improving strength and conditioning. Recently, Nick led a group of Waterloo East boys to the Iowa State High School Weightlifting Tournament and finished with a first place finish, crowning Waterloo East as State Champions. Congratulations to Nick and Waterloo East!

Emily Buss Jones

Emily Buss Jones, 2006 UNI alumna in Physical Education and Polar Scholar, was recently named the recipient of the University of Georgia's 2008 Excellence in Teaching Award. This award is given annually to five graduate teaching assistants; and were slected from over 400 T's at the University of Georgia. For the first time in the awards history, a student from the Department of Kinesiology, which Emily represents as a doctoral student, received the award. Emily and the other four recipients will receive $1,000 and will be honored at a banquet for outstanding teachers. Congratulations Emily!

============================================================UNI Museums

UNI Museums present 'Earth From Space'

UNI Museum's current featured exhibit, "Earth from Space," a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution, is on display now through June 28. "Earth from Space" features detailed satellite imagery of the planet and highlights the technology used to capture the images, as well as the varied applications for the data provided by the photographs.

Admission to the museum and program is free and open to the public. University Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday. For additional information, please visit or call (319) 273-2188.

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