Mercy Umeri presents her graduate work to legislators in the capitol building in Topeka, Kansas.

WSU graduate student Mercy Umeri presents her graduate work to legislators in the capitol building in Topeka, Kansas. 

  SPRING 2019

 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES

& COMMUNITY EVENTS

 

  •   You want practical, relevant, relatable content for professional application, personal effectiveness so we offer new presentation topics.
  •   In response to feedback, we continue to plan lunch as well as early evening gatherings. Watch for event advertising.
  •  Earn an alternative credential (non-credit badge) by attending a designated series of events with a pedagogical focus in teaching. Visit the ProfDev Series section of the Blackboard class to learn more.
  •  Co-sponsor event partnerships enrich our event roster for all graduate students.

January 17            NEW GTA WORKSHOP

Mandatory new GTA student workshop. Mandatory new GTA student workshop. In addition to Graduate School training, the Office of Instructional Design & Access will also provide beneficial training and teaching resources.
11-1:30 p.m. lunch | RSC 233 Santa Fe Trail Room


 January 17           NEW GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION

Graduate School welcome and overview of graduate student services for new students.
2-5:00 p.m. snacks | RSC 233 Santa Fe Trail Room


 JANUARY 22       CLASSES BEGIN


January 23           TEACHING IN THE AMERICAN CLASSROOM

Come join us and learn about different classroom formats in American higher education institutions, diversity in the American classroom, and cultural interactions with students, colleagues and faculty. Also covered will be available resources to support challenges that arise within the American classroom and academic assessment strategies. This event is for anyone who is currently teaching at WSU or who wishes to teach at WSU in the future and is not familiar with higher education institutions in the US.
Presenter: Dr. Freh Wuhib, Instructional Design & Access
12-1:30 p.m. lunch | RSC 142 Harvest Room

***This event is eligible for a digital credential (non-credit badge). Want more information? Visit the ProfDev Series section of the Blackboard class***
Graduate School Professional Development Series & Community Events


 January 31           LINKEDIN: CRAFT A STELLAR PROFILE AND BUILD A VALUABLE NETWORK

For many, LinkedIn is the social media equivalent of an awkward networking event. However, 98% of recruiters and 85% of hiring managers use LinkedIn to find candidates. Come to this workshop where you'll learn how to craft a stellar profile, build a valuable network and leverage both to your best advantage. Let us know if you are coming by logging into Handshake with your WSUID and password and click “Join Event.” An email confirmation will be sent to your "shockers.wichita.edu" email address. Be sure to bring your laptop! Co-sponsored by Career Development Center.
Presenter: Christina Unrein, Possibility Lab
Co-Sponsor: Graduate School & Career Development Center
5-6:30 p.m. snacks | RSC 266 Pike Room


February 5          LIBRARY TIPS & TOOLS FOR GRAD STUDENTS 

Learn how the University Libraries can make your life easier, especially when it comes to doing library research. Come to this workshop to learn about time and money savers.
Presenter: Kathy Delker, Coordinator of Library Instructional Services
1:00-2:00 pm | Ablah Library 217. Registration preferred, but not required


February 7          PATENT SEARCHING FOR RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT 

Learn how to search for patents alongside scholarly articles to research the advancement of technology. We will primarily focus on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and European Patent Office databases and Google Patents. We will use a combination of keyword and classification searching, among other strategies.
Presenter: Sara Butts, University Libraries
5-6:30 p.m. snacks | RSC 266 Pike Room


February 7          LIBRARY TIPS & TOOLS FOR GRAD STUDENTS 

Learn how the University Libraries can make your life easier, especially when it comes to doing library research. Come to this workshop to learn about time and money savers.
Presenter: Kathy Delker, Coordinator of Library Instructional Services
5:00-6:00 pm | Ablah Library 217. Registration preferred, but not required


February 13        MANAGING CLASSROOM DISCUSSION

One of the most effective teaching techniques we have at our disposal is discussion. In this training we will talk about managing discussion – how to draw out students, establish a safe space for students to explore ideas, and how to keep control without stifling student voices.
Presenter: John Jones, Media Resources Center
12-1:30 p.m. lunch | RSC 142 Harvest Room

***This event is eligible for a digital credential (non-credit badge). Want more information? Visit the ProfDev Series section of the Blackboard class***


February 20        A Call for Papers! How Do I Publish or Present at Confrences? [cross-listed]

Learn how to get published in peer-reviewed journals and professional conferences.
Presenter: Aaron Bowen, Instruction and Research Services Librarian
4:00-5:00 p.m. | Ablah Library 217. To register, go to
https://wichita.libcal.com/event/4902411


February 26       CAPITOL GRADUATE RESEARCH SUMMIT (CGRS)

Selected WSU graduate students will present their research posters on topics relevant to the state of Kansas.
All day | State Capitol, Topeka 


February 27        ACCESSIBILITY TRAINING FOR FACULTY … GRADUATE STUDENT VERSION!

Did you know that all WSU instructors are required to take accessibility training each year? Whether you are a GTA or have a personal interest in accessible teaching, this session is for you! This in-person version of the instructor accessibility training will cover terms, policies, law, accessible digital documents, accessible face-to-face teaching, and accessibility training for students. GTAs who choose this version of the training will have met their WSU training requirement for accessibility for the 2018-2019 school year.
Presenter: Dr. Carolyn Speer, Instructional Design & Access
12-1:30 p.m. lunch | RSC 142 Harvest Room

***This event is eligible for a digital credential (non-credit badge). Want more information? Visit the ProfDev Series section of the Blackboard class***


March  1       Graduate Student Association (GSA): Mentorship Kick-Off  [cross-listed]

Looking for a mentor as your navigate graduate school? Or perhaps you would like to help mentor new graduate students? Join us for the GSA's Mentorship Kick-Off!
1:00 p.m. | RSC 262 Hermann Room


March  6       Research: How Do I Write a Literature Review? [cross-listed]

Learn all the steps to create a literature review, from conducting comprehensive research to synthesizing perspectives to presenting your findings.
Presenter: Meghann Kuhlmann, Instruction and Research Services Librarian
4:00-5:00 p.m. | Ablah Library 217. To register, go to https://wichita.libcal.com/event/4902415


 MARCH 11–17   SPRING BREAK


March 20        THE STRUGGLE IS REAL: MANAGE YOUR CLASSROOM LIKE A PRO

Effective tips for how to manage common issues that arise in the classroom. Scenarios will be enacted in real-time to illustrate best practices in pedagogy. If you teach or think you might teach, this workshop is for you.
Presenter: Dr. Marché Fleming-Randle, Diversity & Community Engagement
12-1:30 p.m. Lunch RSVP: jenny.stauffer@wichita.edu | RSC 142 Harvest Room


 March 21         PREPARING A RESEARCH POSTER

Undergraduate and Graduate students welcome!!
How to design an effective poster presentation that will connect with your audience. Learn about effective formatting and content design for a (1) traditional research audience and (2) innovative entrepreneurial audience.
Presenters: Dr. Doug Parham, Communication Sciences & Disorders; & Kristyn Smith, Institute Interdisciplinary Creativity
Co-Sponsors: Graduate School & Cohen Honors College
5-6:30 p.m. Snacks RSVP: jenny.stauffer@wichita.edu | RSC 266 Pike Room


March 27          Advanced Searching: How Do I Go Beyond Basic Search? [cross-listed]

Go beyond the basic search box with advanced search techniques like proximity searching, setting filters and limits, and using wildcards.
Presenter: Nathan Filbert, Instruction and Research Services Librarian
4:00-5:00pm | Ablah Library 217. To register, go to
https://wichita.libcal.com/event/4902414


March 28         ENTERING THE JOB MARKET WITH A HUMANITIES OR ARTS DEGREE: A TALK WITH ANNE KROOK, PH.D.

Wondering how to get a job with a liberal arts BA or MA degree? Talk to someone who knows: Anne Krook, Ph.D., a former academic who transitioned successfully to the corporate and nonprofit workplaces, will share her story and advice. Hear about how you can identify and market the skills that make you an asset to many different jobs. All students and faculty welcome. Visit Dr. Krook's LinkedIn profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/annekrook
Co-Sponsors: Cohen Honors College, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the Graduate School, and Career Development Center
4-5:00 p.m.| RSC 261 - Olive Room

Links to event documents:

Entering the Job Market with a Humanities or Arts Degree 

Undergraduate Resume Builder

Anne Krook Resume


March 29         WOMEN AND MEN IN THE WORKPLACE: COLLEAGUES & ALLIES

Do you wonder about the economic, social, and cultural factors that influence how men and women see and treat each other in the workplace? Students (UG and GR) and faculty are invited to join Anne Krook, Ph.D., a consultant and former academic who transitioned successfully to the corporate and nonprofit workplaces, in a discussion that offers two models for making those relations work better: collegiality and allyship, and discusses why those well-known ideals sometimes fall short at work. Finally, it offers tactics for making those models more effective in your workplace. Visit Dr. Krook's LinkedIn profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/annekrook
Co-sponsors: Graduate School & Career Development Center
11:30-1:00 p.m. Lunch | Corbin Hall 156A. Register here (first 30 get lunch) to log into Handshake with your WSUID and password and click "Join Event." An email confirmation will be sent to your "shockers.wichita.edu" email address. Faculty RSVP: jenny.stauffer@wichita.edu

Visit event document:

Women and Men in the Workplace 


March 29          MARKETING YOURSELF AFTER GRADUATE SCHOOL: A TALK WITH ANNE KROOK,PH.D.

Join nationally known speaker and consultant Anne Krook, Ph.D., a former academic who transitioned successfully to the corporate and nonprofit workplaces, for practical advice for graduate students who want industry jobs outside of university settings. Learn how to identify your skills, craft a resume, and how to use the language that employers expect from applicants! Visit Dr. Krook's LinkedIn profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/annekrook
Co-sponsors: Graduate School & Career Development Center
2-5:00 p.m. Snacks | 305 E. Beggs Ballroom. Register here to log into Handshake with your WSUID and passwork and click "Join Event." An email confirmation will be sent to your "shockers.wichita.edu" email address.

Links to event documents:

Non-Academic Job Search

Course for PhDs and Candidates

Course for PhDs and Candidates Templates

Anne Krook Resume

Graduate Student Job Search - Outline

Additional resources: See 2016 video links

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3


April 2           LET THEM EAT CAKE!

Stop by to enjoy a piece of cake (or a couple) and mingle with the Grad School and your GSA. Happy National Graduate Student Appreciation Week!
11-1:00 p.m. | RSC #04 N. Patio; rain site RSC Tables #16 & #17. Co-sponsored by the Graduate Student Association


April 3        Dear Diary: How Can I Find Diaries, Journals, and Letters? [cross-listed]

Explore historical and primary sources in Special Collections and University Archives, American Memory, and other open web sources.
Presenter: Jessica Mirasol, Curator of Special Collections & University Archives
4:00-5:00 p.m. | Ablah Library 217. To register, go to
https://wichita.libcal.com/event/4902409


April 5           GRADUATE STUDENT APPRECIATION PARTY

Time to take a well-deserved break from graduate work. Join us for free food, billiards, and meeting with good friends. There are beer specials and new beers with the change in laws!! And if you arrive early you'll also get free drinks (except for beer).
4:00-7:00 p.m. | RSC Shocker Sports Grill & Lanes.  Co-sponsored by the Graduate Student Association


April 5        How Do I Write a Literature Review? [cross-listed]

Learn all the steps to create a literature review, from conducting comprehensive research to synthesizing perspectives to presenting your findings.
Presenter: Meghann Kuhlmann, Instruction and Research Services Librarian
12:00-1:00 p.m. | Ablah Library 217. To register, go to
https://wichita.libcal.com/event/4902422


April 10          THE ART OF COMMUNICATION IN PROFESSIONAL LIFE: YOUR COMPETITIVE EDGE

To demonstrate excellence as professionals, we must also develop excellence as communicators. Effective communication involves a delicate balance between a nurturing and caring communicative style, and the assurance that one is working with a well prepared professional. This presentation will give those in attendance insights into the art of communication, the art of non-verbal communication, and the art of communication in conflict resolution.
Presenter: Dr. Ray Hull, College of Health Professions
12-1:30 p.m. Lunch RSVP: jenny.stauffer@wichita.edu | RSC 142 Harvest Room


April 12        Citations: How Do I Write Papers in APA style? [cross-listed]

Identify strategies to avoid plagiarism, and learn and practice using the American Psychological Association (APA) 6th edition style to write and format reserach papers and citation lists.
Presenter: Kathy Delker, Coordinator of Library Instructional Services
12:00-1:00 p.m. | Ablah Library 217. To register, go to
https://wichita.libcal.com/event/4902420


April 26         GRADUATE RESEARCH AND SCHOLARLY PROJECTS (GRASP) SYMPOSIUM

Join us at the annual university-wide poster presentation! See GRASP for deadlines and details.
TBD |RSC Ballroom 3rd floor


April 26        Understanding Populations: Where Do I Find Demographic Data for Social Research [cross-listed]

Learn how to locate demographic and social data to better understand populations using library databases and government resources online.
Presenter: Sara Butts, Engineering, Patents, and Trademark Librarian, and Meghann Kuhlmann, Instruction and Research Services Librarian
12:00-1:00 p.m. | Ablah Library 217. To register, go to
https://wichita.libcal.com/event/4902421


May 3            GRAD STUDENTS AT THE ULRICH

Spring exhibition on display. Celebrate with student friends and faculty the end of the semester! We will supply good eats (heavy hors- d’oeuvres, adult and soft beverages) at WSU’s nationally recognized modern and contemporary art museum. 
3-5:00 p.m. | Ulrich Museum of Art
Co-Sponsors: Graduate School & Ulrich Museum


 MAY 9– CLASSES END 


MAY 10-  STUDY DAY 


SU 19 TBD            Graduate Student Association (GSA): Writing Bootcamp

Graduate Writing Boot Camps are designed for graduate and professional students with writing goals and deadlines to write in a quiet, supportive environment. Students can be more productive and accountable while writing with a supportive community. Snacks, coffee, and tea provided.


The Graduate School thanks the Student Government Association for generously funding Graduate School student events, and our program and event co-sponsors: Graduate Student Association; Career Development Center; Instructional Design & Access; Media Resources Center; Office of Research & Technology; Diversity & Community Engagement; Honors College; College of Health Professions; Fairmount College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Ulrich Museum; University Libraries.

Professional Development Series Fall 2018

Professional Development Series listings

 

AUGUST 15 GTA WORKSHOP

Mandatory workshop for all new GTAs. Sessions on general pedagogy and using technology in teaching. Use this form to sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/WSCLpr7hTXedoN9l2. Breakfast and lunch provided.

Presenters: Instructional Design and Access, Graduate School

8:30-4:30 p.m. | WSU Metroplex


AUGUST 16 • NEW GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION 

All graduate students welcome. Student success panel & tips from WSU guest program and service resources.

Presenters: Graduate School, WSU program, and service representatives

2-5:00 p.m. Check in at 1:30 p.m. | 208 Hubbard Hall


AUGUST 19 WELCOME BACK FALL PARTY 

Welcome all graduate students! Meet new friends. Join us for free eats, games, and fun.

Co-Sponsors: Grad School, Student Involvement, Student Success

5-7:00 p.m. | RSC Shocker Sports Grill & Lanes


AUGUST 24 • GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION (GSA): WELCOME DINNER & COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Meet the Graduate School Dean, Dr. Dennis Livesay and Wichita community members. Learn invaluable tips about navigating graduate school in Wichita. After, meet your Graduate Student Association leadership team for food and fellowship.

4-6:00 p.m. | RSC 266 Herrman Room


AUGUST 28 & 30  LIBRARY TIPS & TOOLS FOR GRAD STUDENTS

Two time options. Registration preferred, but not required

AUGUST 28 5:00-6:00 p.m. | Ablah Library 217| Registration

Learn how the University Libraries can make your life easier, especially when it comes to doing library research. Come to this workshop to learn about time and money savers. Two time options. 

OR

AUGUST 30 1:00-2:00 p.m. | Ablah Library 217 | Registration

Learn how the University Libraries can make your life easier, especially when it comes to doing library research. Come to this workshop to learn about time and money savers. 


 SEPTEMBER 7 LIBRARY RESEARCH WORKSHOP: HOW DO I WRITE A LITERATURE REVIEW?

Researchers in all subject areas will learn to create a literature review from conducting comprehensive research, synthesizing perspectives, and presenting findings. [Engineering students please note the workshop on literature reviews using engineering sources on November 16.]

Presenter: University Libraries - Meghann Kuhlmann, Instruction and Research Services Librarian

Event information and registration

12-1:15 p.m. | Ablah Library 217


SEPTEMBER 12 SPEAK FOR SUCCESS: PRESENTATION SKILLS

In a competitive world, knowing your audience and speaking effectively is key. Learn how to synthesize your research, speak persuasively, and explain the significance of your findings to different audiences.

Learn overall presentation skills and how to give an effective elevator speech.

** Recommended for anyone interested in a proposal submittal to the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition**

Presenters: Elliott School of Communication - Lisa Parcell, Assoc. Prof. & Sandy Sipes, Senior Lecturer

12-1:30 p.m. | RSC 142 Harvest Room


SEPTEMBER 13  PREPARING A COMPETITIVE NSF-GRFP APPLICATION

The National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP) is one of the most prestigious programs to recognize and support outstanding graduate students. Dennis Livesay, dean of the Graduate School, will provide an overview of the program and give tips for submitting a successful application.

The NSF-GRFP is open to 1st-year Domestic graduate students and undergraduate seniors in a STEM discipline who are (or will be) pursuing a research-based master's or doctoral degree. Awardees receive a lucrative annual stipend and education allowance for three years to support their training.

Presenter: Graduate School - Dennis Livesay, Dean 

5-6:30 p.m. | RSC 202 Shocker ‘70 Football Room


SEPTEMBER 14 LIBRARY RESEARCH WORKSHOP: HOW DO I GET STARTED WITH ENDNOTE?

Learn to use Endnote to upload citation data from library databases, create new citations in various citation styles, organize citations, and insert citations into a MS Word document.

Presenter: University Libraries - Aaron Bowen, Instruction and Research Services Librarian

Event information and registration

12-1:15 p.m. | Ablah Library 217


SEPTEMBER 20 • MEASURING THE IMPACT OF RESEARCH: CITATION SEARCHING AND ALTMETRICS

Citation searching is not only a method for trying to quantify the impact of research and scholarship but can also be used to expand the results of subject searching. Alternative metrics (altmetrics) help you quantify the impact of an article on the Web. Bring your laptop for hands-on activity.

Presenters: University Libraries - Kathy Delker, Coordinator of Library Instructional Services & Aaron Bowen, Instruction and Research Services Librarian

5-6:30 p.m. | RSC 266 Pike Room


SEPTEMBER 26CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE TEACHING

Culture is central to learning. It plays a role not only in communicating and receiving information, but also in shaping the thinking process of groups and individuals. A pedagogy that acknowledges, responds to, and celebrates fundamental cultures offers full, equitable access to education for students from all cultures. Culturally Responsive Teaching is a pedagogy that recognizes the importance of including student's cultural references in all aspects of learning.

***This event will be part of a series of events with a pedagogical focus that students are eligible to take throughout the year to earn an alternative credential (non-credit badge)***

Presenter: Dr. Jody Fiorini, Counseling, Educational Leadership, Educational & School Psychology

12-1:30 p.m. | RSC 142 Harvest Room


OCTOBER 3  • GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION (GSA): GRADUATE STUDENT MENTORSHIP

The Graduate Student Mentorship Program facilitates first-year graduate student transition to WSU and graduate student life. All incoming graduate students are invited to participate. Returning graduate students are welcome and encouraged to attend as well.

12-1:30 p.m. | RSC 256 Edmiston Room


 OCTOBER 4 TEACHING AND MATERIAL DEVELOPMENT IN BLACKBOARD

This session will provide an overview of Blackboard's functionalities and provide some tips and tricks for GTAs and instructors who would like to add a Blackboard component to face-to-face classes or to improve online classes. There will be time to ask specific questions at the end of the presentation.

***This event will be part of a series of events with a pedagogical focus that students are eligible to take throughout the year to earn an alternative credential (non-credit badge)***

Presenter: Media Resources Center - Carolyn Speer, Manager, Instructional Design & Access

5-6:30 p.m. | RSC 266 Pike Room


OCTOBER 10 • MICROAGGRESSIONS & THE CLASSROOM

This interactive training introduces the concept of microaggressions. Microaggressions are covert and unintended discrimination towards socially marginalized groups. The training encourages an environment of self-exploration into social identities and microaggressions. Participants will learn the types of microaggressions and reflect on ways to address them and foster an inclusive environment.

 ***This event will be part of a series of events with a pedagogical focus that students are eligible to take throughout the year to earn an alternative credential (non-credit badge)***

Presenters: Alicia Sanchez & Danielle Johnson, Office of Diversity & Inclusion; Dr. Carolyn Speer, Instructional Design & Access; Kevin Harrison, Diversity & Community Engagement

12-1:30 p.m. | RSC 142 Harvest Room


OCTOBER 18 • CLEAR, CONCISE, AND SUCCESSFUL PROPOSALS

This workshop will provide grant writing tips and resources to utilize. Funders and their reviewers want proposals that are clear, concise, and consistent. Come to this workshop to learn some hands-on approaches to improving your grant-writing skills. Fran Cook, CRA, Training Manager for the WSU Office of Research, will present helpful strategies for responding to a variety of funders and funding opportunities

Presenter: Office of Research – Fran Cook, Senior Grants/Contracts Administrator/Training Manager

5-6:30 p.m. | RSC 266 Pike Room


NOVEMBER 1 • CAREER CHATS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

International students - are you ready for the workforce – but missing that polish? Are you building a professional network? Come to this face-to-face interactive session and receive career tips from Wichita area employers. Register before Oct. 25 at wichita.edu/CareerChats. Log into Handshake with your WSU ID and password, and click “Join Event.”

Presenters: Wichita Area employers TBD (CDC)

Co-Sponsors: Career Development Center & Graduate School

5-6:30 p.m. | RSC 266 Pike Room


NOVEMBER 2 LIBRARY RESEARCH WORKSHOP: WHAT MORE CAN I DO WITH ENDNOTE?

Customize citation styles, edit parenthetical citations, and sync multiple devices.

Presenter:  University Libraries - Samuel Willis, Technology Development Librarian/Asst. Prof.

Event information and registration

12-1:15 p.m. | Ablah Library 217


NOVEMBER 7 LIBRARY RESEARCH WORKSHOP: HOW DO I WRITE A LITERATURE REVIEW? 

Researchers in all subject areas will learn to create a literature review from conducting comprehensive research, synthesizing perspectives, and presenting findings. [Engineering students please note the workshop on literature reviews using engineering sources on November 16.]

Presenter: University Libraries - Meghann Kuhlmann, Library Instruction/Research Services Librarian & Asst. Prof.

Event information and registration

4-5:15 p.m. | Ablah Library 217


NOVEMBER 9 • THREE MINUTE THESIS (3MT®)

Oral presentations by students doing original research who were selected to participate through a 3MT Graduate School competition.

2-5:00 p.m. | RSC 306 W. Beggs Ballroom


NOVEMBER 14  JOB SEARCH SKILLS

Learn how to translate common skills learned in graduate school to skills employers are seeking from Jennifer Brantley, PhD. Register before Nov. 7 at wichita.edu/JSS.  Log into Handshake with your WSU ID and password, and click “Join Event.”

Presenter: Envision University – Jennifer Brantley, Manager of Public Education

12-1:30 p.m. | RSC 142 Harvest Room


NOVEMBER 15 • GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION (GSA): WRITING BOOT CAMP

Graduate Writing Boot Camps are designed for graduate and professional students with writing goals and deadlines to write in a quiet, supportive environment. Students can be more productive and accountable while writing with a supportive community. Snacks, coffee and tea provided.

5-8:00 p.m. | RSC 266 Pike Room


NOVEMBER 15 • CREATING EFFECTIVE RESEARCH POSTERS 

Interested in sharing your research?  Posters are an excellent way to share your work at conferences, competitions, and other events - but you need to make a good impression fast. Learn design and software tips to clearly convey methods and findings to a diverse audience, attract attention, and start a conversation about your research.

Presenter:  Meghann Kuhlmann, Instruction and Research Services Librarian

Event information and registration

2:00-3:30 p.m. | Ablah Library 217


NOVEMBER 16 • LIBRARY RESEARCH WORKSHOP: HOW DO I WRITE A LITERATURE REVIEW FOR ENGINEERING?

Engineering researchers will learn to create a literature review, from locating conference proceedings, standards, and other primary resources to presenting findings.

Presenters: Sara Butts, Engineering, Patents & Trademark Librarian & Aaron Bowen, Instruction and Research Services Librarian

Event information and registration

12-1:15 p.m. | Ablah Library 217


NOVEMBER 16 • GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION (GSA): FRIENDSGIVING

Come celebrate Friendsgiving, an alternative Thanksgiving celebration with the GSA, free of any family drama! All graduate students are invited to join us for an evening of food, board games and camaraderie! Pizza, appetizers, and soft drinks will be provided for graduate students. Spouses and/or significant others are welcome, but will need to buy their own drinks. For those wanting a bit “extra” holly cheer, there will be beer specials available that evening – make sure you bring your ID (showing age) if you plan to drink beer. 

4-6:00 p.m. | Shocker Sports Grill & Lanes


 NOVEMBER 28 • GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION (GSA): BROWN BAG LUNCH WITH THE DEANS

Have a question, concern, or idea you'd like to discuss? Or perhaps you’d like to talk about current events, or just say hello. The GSA extends an open invitation to all students to chat informally with Graduate School deans and staff. Bring your bag lunch; GSA will provide drinks and desserts.

12-1:15 p.m. | RSC 142 Harvest Room


DECEMBER 7 • GRAD STUDENTS AT THE ULRICH

Celebrate the end of a semester with a fun party at WSU’s modern and contemporary art museum. Plentiful, free hors d’oeuvres and beverages, including adult beverages, with ID! Unwind with friends and faculty, and enjoy viewing the wonderful art exhibits (4) on display.

3-5:00 p.m. | Ulrich Museum of Art

Co-Sponsors:  Graduate School & Ulrich Museum of Art


We would like to thank the following event partners: Career Development Center; Instructional Design & Access; Office of Research & Technology; Office of Diversity & Inclusion; Student Involvement; Student Success; Ulrich Museum of Art; University Libraries.

We thank the Student Government Association for generously funding Graduate School student events.