Activities and Events

Current activities at CVM

Diversity Book Club

  • November 17, 2020 – 6 pm
    Author: Roxane Gay
  • January 26, 2021 – 6 pm
    Author: Abu Bakr al Rabeeah
  • March 23, 2021 – 6 pm
    Community Choice
    Voting will be held in December

Register for Diversity Book Club


BMS Seminars

Current Activities Outside CVM

Through NIH: (sign up via hyperlinks)



Lecture 11/10/20

Groups week of 11/16

Part III: Emotions and Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace


Lecture 12/8/20

Groups week of 12/14

Part IV: Self-Advocacy and Assertiveness for Scientists


Lecture 1/12/21

Groups week of 1/18

Part V: Developing Feedback Resilience


Lecture 2/9/21

Groups week of 2/15

Part VI: Managing Up to Maximize Mentoring Relationships

MU Workspace

MU Workspace Events

  • Various crafts you can pick up and do at home
  • Walk in pottery painting

ISU Rec Services

  • In person fitness classes (if inside the gym must wear face mask or face shield)

Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning


  • Wednesday, September 30, 2020
    Bring an Inclusive Mindset to Your Teaching
  • Monday, October 5, 2020
    Overview of High-Impact Practices, Taxonomies, and Assessment
  • Monday, October 12, 2020
    Global Learning and Engagement
  • Tuesday, October 20, 2020
    Introduction to Teaching at a Community College
  • Monday, November 2, 2020
    Using an ePortfolio to Promote Reflection and Integration of Knowledge
  • Tuesday, November 10, 2020
    Getting Hired at a Community College: Tips and Strategies from Faculty on Hiring Panels
  • Tuesday, December 1, 2020
    Equity, Diversity, and Inclusive Teaching in the Community College Setting

Center for Communication Excellence

Research Writing Seminars

"How can I best tell my research story?" "How should I incorporate sources in my lit review?" "What should I include in my Methods section?" "Where should I put the research limitations?" Come find the answers to these and more research writing-related questions in this seminar series! Click to register for one or multiple sessions. *If you sign up late and still want to attend the session, please email for access to the online seminar.

  • Part I: Beginning a Scientific Argument in your Introduction | October 1, 1-2:30pm
  • Part II: Writing the Literature Review | October 5, 1-2:30pm
  • Part III: Describing your Methods | October 6, 1-2:30pm
  • Part IV: Unveiling the Results | October 8, 3-4:30pm
  • Part V: Composing the Discussion/Conclusion | October 13, 1-2:30pm
  • Part VI: Revising with the Research Writing Tutor | October 14, 1-2:30pm

Grant Writing Seminars

Learn the key components necessary for making a compelling argument in your grant proposal! Identify appropriate sources of funding and familiarize yourself with the expectations of key, national grant-giving organizations. Click to register for one or multiple sessions. *If you sign up late and still want to attend the session, please email for access to the online seminar.

  • Part I: Finding Funding | October 27, 1-2:30pm
  • Part II: Introduction to Grant Writing | October 28, 4-5:30pm
  • Part III: Preparing Grant Proposals for NSF | October 29, 1-2:30pm
  • Part IV: Preparing Grant Proposals for NIH | November 4, 1-2:30pm
  • Part V: Preparing Grant Proposals for USDA/NIFA | November 5, 3-4:30pm

Intensive Thesis/Dissertation Writing Retreat

Could you use some prolonged quiet time to work on writing your thesis or dissertation? Would it help to have someone on hand to provide valuable feedback on the writing itself? If this sounds like your situation, join us for a half-day Intensive Dissertation/Thesis Writing Retreat, where you'll learn strategies for keeping on track with your dissertation or thesis writing and receive specialized writing assistance with your dissertation or thesis. We'll have trained CCE Thesis/Dissertation Writing Consultants available to help you navigate confusing parts of the writing process or offer useful tips for you to move forward to the next phase of your dissertation or thesis.

If you need no assistance, you can simply use this time to work away on your document in an uninterrupted, distraction-free virtual environment. Whatever your stage in the dissertation/thesis writing process (brainstorming, outlining, drafting, revising), know you are welcome.

The event will be held November 2nd from 8 a.m. - 12 pm in an online format.

Thesis/Dissertation Writing Consultants will be at the ready to assist all attendees with thesis/dissertation writing- or formatting-related concerns. Click to register for the retreat.

Ways to get information:

  • ISU CVM Recreation and Stress Relief (RSR) Facebook page
  • ISU CVM Revolution Wellness Facebook page
  • Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine Graduate Students Facebook page
  • Vetzone – lots of information about what is going on around Vet Med