Articles from October 2020

Reminder: Make Respectful, Safe Choices when Celebrating Halloween

Thursday, October 29, 2020
In October, we all look forward to the fall season and to Halloween. If you choose to participate in Halloween festivities on or off campus, we encourage you to think about your choices of costumes and party themes.

Free Flu Shots for all UIowa Students

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
While it’s not possible to say with certainty what will happen in the fall and winter, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) believes it’s likely that flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 both will be present in our communities.

#DESTRESS: Yoga-Inspired Stretching Session

Monday, October 26, 2020
#DESTRESS! Join personal trainer and CRWC instructor, Lisa Bell, as she leads a yoga-inspired stretching session THIS THURSDAY 10/29 @ 7PM! All grad and professional students are welcome. This session will be on Zoom and also streamed to our FB live. Zoom link: https://uiowa. zoom.

GPSG's Pumpkin Carving Contest

Friday, October 16, 2020
PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST! Grab some pumpkins, get in that Halloween spirit, and be as creative as possible. GPSG is hosting its first ever pumpkin carving contest, and we are SO excited to see all of your awesome creations. The top ranked pumpkins will receive a prize! To enter: 1.

Shared Governance Statement Regarding Executive Order 13950 & Impact on DEI

Saturday, October 10, 2020
Please see below a statement drafted and signed by The University of Iowa shared governance—GPSG; USG; Staff Council; and Faculty Senate—regarding Executive Order 13950 and the corresponding decision the University of Iowa took to pause diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) trainings for two weeks.

Interview with IPR: UI President Harreld Intends To Retire As Soon As A Replacement Is Found

Thursday, October 8, 2020
GPSG President, Mackensie Graham, spoke with Iowa Public Radio about the upcoming University of Iowa's search for a new president, following Bruce Harreld's announcement of his intention to retire once a replacement can be appointed.   Read the full article on IPR's website, here.  

GPSG Supports College of Law's Mental Health Awareness Week

Monday, October 5, 2020
GPSG issued the following statement of support for the University of Iowa College of Law's Mental Health Awareness Week. The week was spearheaded by GPSG Delegate, Sarah Castle.   Graduate and professional students operate in a heightened state of stress during "normal" times.

Shared governance groups on campus prepare for search for next UI president

Monday, October 5, 2020
GPSG President, Mackensie Graham, spoke with The Daily Iowan about GPSG's expectations and hopes for the forthcoming search for the next president of the University of Iowa, following President Harreld's announcement to retire on once a successor is selected by the state Board of Regents.