WORKSHOPS, EVENTS, & ANNOUCEMENTS
Announcement: DegreeWorks down
Oct 3 – Oct 19
DegreeWorks will be down for scheduled maintenance from October 3rd - 19th. Please plan accordingly.
Announcement: PhD Completion Awards are open
Due: Oct 5, 2020
The PhD Completion Award application period is now open until Oct 5. 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 Spring 2021. For more information
and the application link, visit the Graduate School’s Funding & Fellowship page under Student Initiated Opportunities for internal funding opportunities.
Connection & Community for Graduate Students
Fridays at 3pm
Uncertain about funding and research opportunities for the summer and fall? Struggling
with loneliness, a lack of structure, or frustration at not knowing what the future
holds? Join the WebEx link below at 3pm on Friday afternoons to connect with peers and discuss ways to navigate
this uncertain time. The space will be facilitated by a counselor from Counseling and Psychological Services.
EDLD 529: Post-Secondary Distance Delivered Education course begins
Monday, Oct 5 through Nov 25
The Department of Education invites all graduate students to enroll in EDLD 529-Post-Secondary Distance Delivered Education, CRN 25624, taught by Dr. Marilyn Lockhart from 10/05-11/25. This 100% online, asynchronous
course provides excellent training for teaching in a virtual/distance environment.
The course can also count as an elective in the Department’s 12-credit College Teaching Certificate, which has rolling admissions and is a valuable additional credential in any graduate
program of study. For those who intend to pursue post-secondary faculty careers, the
Department of Education encourages interested students to apply. Please contact email@example.com for questions about the College Teaching Certificate or assistance in enrolling in
GradCat 360 highlight: Safe Zone Module 1
Wednesday, Oct 14 from 3pm-5pm
The Safe Zone program offers trainings each semester to help educate our community and promote an inclusive
campus environment. Safe Zone is a program that appears on campuses across the nation
to build awareness and support of LGBTQIQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer,
intersex and questioning) individuals. These workshops educate and raise awareness
about LGBTQIQ issues and provide training, resources and tips for being an ally.
View other GradCat 360 events and resources.
Thursday, Oct 15 from 9am-10am
Are you writing a thesis or dissertation? Whether you’re 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.
Thursday, Oct 15 from 3pm-5pm
Extend your knowledge of R with relational and logical operators, conditional statements,
loops, and functions. These concepts will be first presented conceptually, with computational
practice afterward. Register at montana.edu/datascience/training. The Online R Workshops are co-organized by the Library, Department of Mathematical
Sciences, Statistical Consulting & Research Services.
UHP Influenza Immunization Clinic
Thursday, Oct 15 from 10am-3pm
Where: Swingle UHP building
UHP is hosting walk-up immunizations. Students do not need a scheduled appointment and immunizations are being administered
in tents on the lawn just outside the Swingle UHP building east of the SUB. If you
are unable to attend the clinic, please call for a nurse appointment to get your flu
immunization, or request at the time of any other visit. Most insurances (including
the MSU BCBS plan) fully cover the cost of influenza immunization, but if you must
pay for it out of pocket the cost is $25.
MSU Writing Center services for Graduate Writers
The MSU Writing Center is here to support graduate students!
Graduate writing groups offer the opportunity to collaborate on your writing with graduate students across
disciplines. The groups will be asynchronous and online allowing students to receive
feedback over the course of a week. Groups will be facilitated by a writing center
staff member for four weeks, and up to fifteen students will be accepted for each
four-week session. Students on the waitlist will be contacted as spaces open up.
Focus Friday is an opportunity for graduate writers to participate in a writing community while
working from anywhere. This is a chance to connect with other graduate students working
on major writing projects—arguably the best people to have in your corner because
they cheer you on while holding you accountable. Every Friday this semester (excluding
holidays) you can write with this online community between 9am and 3pm.
Erin Strickland, the Graduate Program Coordinator at the Writing Center, will be available
for one-on-one tutoring appointments for a limited number of hours beginning in October. Please use the online scheduler to make an appointment with her or any of the Writing Center's undergraduate tutors!
For more information and or to register for a writing group, visit the Writing Center’s page for Graduate Writers.