WORKSHOPS, EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Announcement: Grad Leadership Academy Applications Open
Applications Due: Aug 6
Now entering its second year, Montana State University's Graduate Leadership Academy is a unique transdisciplinary professional leadership training program that centers
the values of equity, inclusion, and collaboration in its curriculum. In the fall,
program participants will attend a bi-monthly workshop series designed to encourage
reflection on the meaning and practice of inclusive leadership and, with guidance
from exceptional guest faculty speakers and community leaders, to provide students
with a range of perspective on, and examples of, inclusive and collaborative leadership.
In the spring semester, students will pivot from an emphasis on ideas to an emphasis
on praxis: students will collaborate to design and implement community service-learning
projects that advance the ideals of equity and inclusion within the MSU community
and beyond. By the end of program, students will have gained knowledge about, and
experience with, equitable and inclusive leadership and will thus be better prepared
for their professional futures.
Announcement: Fall 2021 PhD Completion Awards are open
Due: June 30
The PhD Completion Award application period is now open until June 30. MSU PhD students
who will be in their final term of PhD research and dissertation writing can apply
for a PhD Dissertation Completion Award. The expectation is that recipients of this
award will graduate at the end of the term of the award. This will be a competitive
process with a limited number of these awards for Fall 2021. For more information
and the application link, visit the Graduate School’s Funding & Fellowship page under Student Initiated Opportunities for internal funding opportunities.
Announcement: Get Vaccinated and Get a Gift Card!
Now through June 20
If you get vaccinated between May 1 and June 20, you can bring your proof of getting
a COVID-19 shot to the Ask Us desk in the Strand Union Building and walk away with
a $10 Town Pump gift card. MSU University Health Partners have vaccines available!
Announcement: Filling out the FAFSA
If you have not done so already, the Graduate School encourages you to fill out the
2021/22 FAFSA at www.Fafsa.ed.gov.
Having a FAFSA on file helps with scholarships, emergency funds, and in determining
student loan eligibility. You are not obligated to borrow any loans that you are offered.
The FAFSA also prioritizes student needs in regards to Federal stimulus funds. Completing
the FAFSA will help MSU when considering how best to support its current students.
If you need help in completing the FAFSA, contact the Office of Financial Aid at [email protected].
Counseling & Psychological Services (CPS) resources
(CPS) is open and seeing graduate students this summer! We provide free and confidential
individual, group, and couples counseling to graduate students. Please call us at
(406) 994-4531 or schedule an intake today at: montana.edu/counseling. Not sure if counseling is for you? Just have something specific you need help with?
Try our Let’s Talk drop-in hour, every Wednesday at 12.
- Welltrack is a FREE self-help and prevention app that allows you to track your mood, learn
about how to manage depression and anxiety, and that provides tools to assist in your
day to day!
- [email protected] is a FREE student success app that can help with goal setting for wellness, connection,
and academic success.
- Complete an online, confidential mental health screening.
- Take Kognito, an online suicide prevention training that helps save lives!
Student enrollment key: bozemanstudent
Faculty/Staff enrollment key: bozemanemployee
MSU Writing Center services for Graduate Writers
The MSU Writing Center is here to support graduate students!
This summer the MSU Writing Center has two graduate tutors available to provide online one-on-one tutoring. The accountability of regular tutoring sessions can help keep you on track and discussing
your ideas with someone, whether during initial brainstorming or final editing, can
be motivating through the summer months.
Tutoring sessions are online; you can make an appointment at https://montana.mywconline.com/ by creating an account (if you don't already have one) and filling in your details
for their chosen appointment time. To access the online session when it's time, return
to the schedule, click on the appointment, and click on Start or Join Online Consultation.
The Writing Center is also offering the option of a drop-in writing group. Summer schedules are so often in flux. A drop-in group allows writers to get feedback
from multiple readers, without committing to a weekly schedule. You can sign up for
a one-hour time slot and submit a short section of your work. Groups are limited to
four participants and a writing center tutor will divide the time equally among participants
and facilitate the session.