CLAS students, 

Midterm season is here! You are not alone this semester — we've got your back with resources and support to help you succeed. Dive into this newsletter for exam prep tips and for what's next — whether that's course registration, internships, or graduation. 

Please reach out to CLAS Undergraduate Programs if and when you need us. We'll help you solve academic problems, explore majors and courses, and graduate.  

We’re here to support you. Good luck with your exams! 

Student resources

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Are you ready to register?

Can you believe it's already time to start thinking about summer and fall registration? Follow these tips from your academic advisors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to ensure you are ready to register and that your schedule is full for your next semester. 


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New world language options start this summer

World language “pathways” provide more flexibility for students and encourage them to take advantage of the many world languages and culture courses available across the college. An email with details was sent on Feb.5. If you want to take a summer course, you need to fill out a survey. 

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Midterms are here: Try these 5 study tips

Exams are approaching and can sometimes feel overwhelming. If you're looking for some guidance, this advice from the experts at Learning at Iowa will help you as you prepare for your first round of exams this semester with tips on how to get organized and optimize your study habits. 

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Let’s bust some myths about group therapy

It may be nerve-wracking to think about sharing your experiences and feelings with a group of strangers, but that’s exactly why group therapy works—it’s a safe space facilitated by therapists that allows you to step out of your social circle. Not sure if it's right for you? Check out this list of myth-busters about group therapy from University Counseling Services.

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Don't miss the all majors career fairs

Are you looking for an internship or your first full-time job? Events will take place at the IMU next week, Wednesday, Feb. 21 from 12-4 p.m., and online over Zoom on Thursday, Feb. 29. Typically about 100+ employers and 1,000+ students attend! If you're looking for some advice on how to prepare for the event, check out these tips from the Career Center.

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Are you ready to graduate?

If you're planning to graduate this spring, your graduation application is due Friday, Feb. 23. Be sure to request and review your updated degree audit and let your advisor know right away if you notice any issues. Check out this graduation checklist for submitting the proper paperwork, RSVPing for your ceremony, and steps for transitioning to alumni status. 

Student experiences

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Several STEM courses redesigned to improve learning, outcomes

From anatomy to chemistry to mathematics and more, science and math courses can be challenging. Students are benefiting from a highly collaborative project that worked to tweak those courses, improving the overall experience.

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Sustainability requirement teaches about our impact on society, nature

CLAS is the first college at Iowa to require sustainability as part of its general education coursework. Students advocated for this curriculum change and it is designed to increase mindfulness of how individual actions can impact society. 

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New course uses Pokémon GO to make math more approachable

Looking for a general education course that incorporates video games and fulfills the quantitative or formal reasoning requirement? Student Alli Fischer says this course is “perfect for students who want to learn math in a supportive and enjoyable environment.”
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HHP students helping Army ROTC cadets learn how to optimize their health

Students studying health and human physiology are engaging in hands-on learning by administering and interpreting body composition tests as part of a unique partnership with the Army ROTC.

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