WORKSHOPS, EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Announcement: Online Graduation Application
The Graduate School is happy to announce that we are moving to an online graduation
application in MyInfo. Summer 2021 is our first fully online graduation cycle. Detailed instructions are forthcoming from [email protected].
Announcement: Graduate Wellness Champion openings
A $500 fellowship is available for graduate student Wellness Champions who will advocate
and organize well-being events in their departments. This fellowship is to support
the student for organizational work during the academic year. If you are interested,
visit the Wellbeing page for the position description and to apply.
Announcement: FGH applications are open
Applications for Family & Graduate Housing are open for students considering this
option. If you are a graduate student, or a student with a family (spouse, partner,
and/or dependents) and are interested, view more information at montana.edu/fgh
Announcement: Toastmasters club invitation
The Mountains & Minds Toastmasters Club at MSU is open to new members, offering resources
for speaking, presentation, and other professional skills. Graduate students who have
joined Toastmasters have benefited when presenting at conferences, defenses, and more.
Refine your communication skills one-on-one and in front of an audience; students
can also earn the Communication Development Certificate at MSU. For more information,
visit the Toastmasters page or contact Bryce Hughes at [email protected] with questions.
Announcement: Graduate Assistantships
The Department of Education wants to highlight available graduate assistantship opportunities.
Data Wrangling in R
Wednesday, Mar 31 from 3:10-5pm
In this workshop, you will learn how to manipulate data in R using the dplyr and tidyr
packages. Register atmontana.edu/datascience/training. The Online R Workshops are co-organized by the Library, Department of Mathematical
Sciences, Statistical Consulting & Research Services.
Grad Leadership Academy Applications due
Applications due: Apr 9
As part of the GradCat 360 professional development framework, the Grad Leadership Academy, formerly the Inner Mountain Leadership Program, is now accepting applications for
the 2021-2022 year, due April 9.
This program consists of individual workshops and meetings with cohort members. Participants
will explore leadership and inclusivity through theoretical perspectives as well as
direct application. Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a $500
Thursday, Apr 8 from 12-1pm
Are you writing a thesis or dissertation? Whether you are just getting started, or
are in your last semester, join a discussion with the MSU Library, the Graduate School,
and the Writing Center to learn about the ETD writing and submission process, and
how your research is archived at the Library and other library data services. Join
us on our ETD Virtual Workshop.
Global Recovery: Leadership amidst Israel’s COVID-19 Crisis Response
Tuesday, Apr 6 at 10am
World-renowned experts in foreign affairs and Israeli COVID-19 Vaccine Response, Deputy
Consul General Matan Zamir and Nadav Davidovitch, M.D. MPA, PhD will present on the
lessons and leadership involved within Israel’s vaccine success, as well as the importance
of global collaboration during the “Global Recovery” event.
Mary Robinson: Leadership & Climate Justice
Thursday, Apr 8 at 11am
The Montana State University Leadership Institute presents ”Leadership and Climate Justice”, a virtual event featuring former President of Ireland and leading climate justice advocate, Mary
Robinson. This virtual event will take place at 11:00 am on April 8 through a Webex
platform. Tickets are free to students and under a “pay-what-you-can” model for the
MSU Writing Center services for Graduate Writers
The MSU Writing Center is here to support graduate students!
Online Writing Studios
The MSU Writing Center will again offer online writing groups for graduate students
who want to learn more about writing and improve their own writing at the same time.
The goal of a writing studio is to create a supportive writing community of fellow
graduate students who give feedback on written work, regardless of how complete the
draft is. Writing studios are collaborative, non-evaluative spaces. Studios will be
facilitated by a Writing Center tutor using Microsoft Teams and will consist of an
asynchronous component where group members post, read and comment on each other’s
work, followed by a synchronous, one-hour video meeting.
To sign up for a graduate writing studio, please fill out this google form: https://forms.gle/miF3YnncW96e9ipdA
Focus Friday is an opportunity for graduate students to participate in an online writing
community and to connect with other graduate students working on major writing projects.
Every Friday this semester (excluding university-sanctioned holidays), check-in with
each other and then write between the hours of 9 am and noon. You decide how much time you will dedicate to writing and set an achievable goal
for yourself. During the check-ins, you can ask the group for feedback or simply share
your successes and frustrations. Join every Friday or as your schedule allows: Follow this link to join the Focus Friday Team. Focus Fridays are open to all graduate students, all disciplines, and all stages
and comfort levels with writing.
For more information and or to register for a writing group, visit the Writing Center’s page for Graduate Writers.