The Iowa STAT-ers
About the STAT-ers
The Iowa STAT-ers club was created in 1979 to encourage professional growth in the field of statistics, and to provide a social outlet for graduate students in the Department of Statistics. Toward this end, the STAT-ers sponsor seminars, run a reading group, plan parties and outdoor activities, and inform students of funding and services provided to graduate students.
The STAT-ers is recognized as a student organization by the Graduate Student Senate (GSS) and receives a portion of its funding from it. The remaining funds come from member's dues, or from fund raising activities (like recycling and the sale of STAT-ers t-shirts and STAT-ers calendars).
The STAT-ers social committee organizes several functions to provide opportunities for interaction outside the hallways of Snedecor. Traditional highlights feature the Talent Show (with skits and musical entertainment), the Halloween Party, tennis and golf tournaments, picnics, and a weekly Friday Afternoon Club.
Intramural Sports Teams
STAT-ers form teams in almost any sport imaginable, from flag football to sand volleyball to indoor soccer to softball to innertube water basketball. The main STAT-er sports remain broomball and volleyball, where past STAT-er legends can be remembered in the "Snedecor trophy case." Weekly basketball and volleyball is also a time-honored tradition.