This year's annual retreat was held at Story County Conservation Center at McFarland Park on Friday, August 25 from 4:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.
The retreat kicked off with Dr. Ronald Walcott’s illuminating presentation on additional skills needed in a professional life such as management, budgeting and communication skills among others.
To promote collaboration, communication, and entertainment, the GSO officers separated the attendees into three large teams in order to compete in several team-building activities.
This year, the winning team (green) was composed of graduate students: Joshua Budi (Joey), Mauricio Serrano, Chase Mayers, Katherine Nolan (Kat), Joshua Viggers (Josh), Chelsea Harbach, Elizabeth Wlezien (EB), and Kirk Hatfield.
The green team finished all teamwork activities with a record time of 27:04.56 minutes, followed up closely by the red team with a time of 27:14.72 min.
Congratulations to all members of the green team on their competitive performance.
Looking forward to more interesting events and outcomes at the 2018 Annual Retreat!