AAC&U Survey of Employers shows Liberal Arts skills are valued

"Consistently top ranked are critical thinking and analysis, problem solving, teamwork, and communication through writing and speaking."


"Employers said they appreciate breadth and depth of learning, too, as reflected in their desire that students learn to think for themselves, to be adaptable and versatile, to be technically capable and well-rounded. Ninety-two percent of employers said it’s very important or somewhat important that students have been exposed to a wide variety of academic topics and disciplines."

Upcoming Events

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Gilman Scholarship Info Sessions

Monday, October 3, 2022 10:00am to 11:00am
Please join International Programs for one of several information sessions to discuss the process of applying for a Gilman Scholarship and learn how you could receive up to $5,000 to study abroad! Applications are now being accepted for spring, summer, and fall 2023. The Gilman Scholarship program is an undergraduate grant program for U.S. citizens of limited financial means to enable them to study abroad and better prepare them to thrive in the global economy. Scholarships are awarded to U.S...
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Race, Ethnicity, Language, and Culture Symposium: Advocating for DEI in the Academy

Thursday, October 6, 2022 (all day)
University Capitol Centre
The Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, with funding from an International Programs Major Projects Award, sets out to explore the intersection of race, ethnicity, language, and culture and how to advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the academy. The three-day symposium, taking place on the University of Iowa campus from Thursday, October 6, 2022, to Saturday, October 8, 2022, will bring together leaders and scholars from across disciplines and geographic areas and engage them in an open dialogue about the opportunities that advocating for DEI in the academy provides.

Visiting Writer-in-Residence Angie Cruz Reading at Prairie Lights

Thursday, October 6, 2022 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Prairie Lights Books
A reading by writer and editor Angie Cruz.
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