WORKSHOPS, EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Announcement: Assistantship Position opening
The Graduate School is seeking a Graduate Assistant in our Office of Student Success.
Please see the attachment for detailed information. Application deadline is Friday, Sept. 10, 2021.
PhD Open House with the MSU Writing Center
Wed, Sept. 1 from 4-6 p.m.
Where: The Writing Center, 1-114 Wilson Hall
The MSU Writing Center staff would like to invite all PhD students to come for an
Open House. See our space, learn about what we do, and discuss your goals with your
dissertation work. Let’s see if there’s a way we can help you with your dissertation
writing process. Refreshments will be served.
Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE) Workshops
CFE has a variety of workshops that may interest you, including:
For GTAs on Wednesday, Sept. 1 from 11 a.m.-12 noon: Active Learning Basics: Rethink Your Teaching to Promote Deeper Learning to learn about active learning pedagogies.
For GTAs on Thursday, Sept. 9 from 1-2 p.m.: Academic Advising: Tips for New Faculty and Those New to Advising.
For All Grad Students on Thursday, Sept. 16 from 10-10:30 a.m.: Improve Your Path to Success by Joining a Writing Group.
For All Grad Students on Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 10-11:30 a.m.: Intro to Grants and Finding Funding to introduce you to the grant writing process.
Introduction to R
Wednesday, Sept. 1 from 3:10-5 p.m.
Where: Cheever 214 and Online
This R workshop with the Library will start with the building blocks of using RStudio to create and explore the data
structures available in R. Then we'll learn some basic tools for inspecting, extracting,
manipulating, summarizing, and visualizing data. We will also discuss accessing and
using R packages, and how to use R's built-in help interface. The event will be held
in Cheever 214, with an online attendance option available. The WebEx connection details
will be emailed prior to the event.
The next workshop, Data Visualization in R, will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 29 from 3:10-5 p.m.
Science Writing Workshop with the MSU Writing Center
Workshop 1: Story Structure on Wednesday, Sept. 8 from 3-4 p.m.
Workshop 2: Sentence Level Choices on Wednesday, Sept. 15 from 3-4 p.m.
Want to learn more about writing in the sciences? Joshua Schimel’s book Writing Science: How to write papers that get cited and proposals that get funded has become a go-to resource for writers across the sciences. This two-part Writing Center workshop will explore the sections of Schimel’s book that focus on story structure and sentence-level
choices, both of which will activate your writing and engage your readers. Between
workshops, you will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with Writing Center tutors
to apply these concepts to your own writing.
Resume Writing Clinic
Wednesday, Sept. 8 from 11 a.m.-12 noon
Where: SUB 168
Career, Internship & Student Employment Services is hosting a Resume Writing Clinic to help you improve your resume.
Excel Basics (Level 1)
Thursday, Sept. 9 from 12 noon-1 p.m.
Where: Heathcote Classroom
Join the Library in an Excel Basics workshop. Learn the basics of Excel, from general spreadsheet formatting, data formatting
(%, $, etc.), using formulas and functions, referencing cells in formulas, inserting
and formatting charts, and printing.
Already past that stage? Join them also in an Excel Basics & Beyond (Level I & II) Workshop on Thursday, Sept. 23 from 12 noon-1 p.m.
Student Employment Job Fair
Tuesday, Sept. 14 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: SUB Ballrooms
Claim your account in HireABobcat.com to register and view attending employers.
Register today online for Student Employment Job Fair
Diversity Certificate Workshop: Exploring Cultural Identity
Tuesday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m.-12 noon
Where: SUB Ballroom D
The Level 1 Foundations of Diversity & Inclusion course offerings include three workshops
that introduce participants to some fundamental concepts related to diversity and
inclusion. Learn more about the Exploring Cultural Identity workshop.
Career Fair Prep Clinic
Thursday, Sept. 23 from 4-5 p.m.
Where: SUB 233
Join the Career, Internship & Student Employment Services in ensuring you are ready for the Fall 2021 Career Fair!
994-Calling! featuring Dr. Sara Rushing
Monday, Sept. 27 from 4-5 p.m.Join Sara Rushing, Associate Professor of Political Science, as she “tells her story,”
including some fun background, where she trained, how she came to MSU, and a few key highlights
on her research and scholarship. Read more about Dr. Rushing and 994-Calling!
Where: SUB 235 OR via WebEx
Banned Books Trivia
Wednesday, Sept. 29 from 5:30-6:15 p.m. sign-in; event starts at 6:15 p.m.
Where: Bar 3 BBQ, 119 East Main Street, Belgrade
ACLU Montana, Belgrade Community Library, Bozeman Public Library, Country Bookshelf,
Friends of MSU Library, and MSU Library partner to host an IN-PERSON Banned Books
trivia event on Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 6:15 p.m. The event will be emceed by Chrysti the Wordsmith - she'll be providing interesting tidbits and facts about banned books, intellectual
freedom, and your right to read!
MSU Writing Center services for Graduate Writers
The MSU Writing Center offers ongoing support to students working on graduate-level
writing in the following ways:
One-on-one appointments, both in-person and online with graduate or undergraduate peer tutors: Make a tutoring appointment.
Interdisciplinary graduate writing studios, a small group of graduate students who meet regularly to work on improving their
own writing and give feedback to others. Read more and register to join a group at the MSU Writing Center’s website.
Focus Fridays, a weekly “write with us” time for grad students to work alongside each other in
the Writing Center on Fridays from 9 a.m.-12 noon. Tutors are available to answer
questions. Can’t make it to campus? Join us online on MS Teams.
Looking for other ways to work on your writing this fall? What about a Science Writing Workshop or a Writing Retreat? The MSU Writing Center will be offering both in September: Details and instructions on registering.
For more information, go to www.montana.edu/writingcenter/graduate_writers or contact our Graduate Program Coordinator, Erin Strickland, at [email protected] or call (406) 994-5315.