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February 2015

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February


 

Formatting Workshops for the preparation of Doctoral Dissertations Specialist Projects Master’s Theses

Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Time: 10 to 11:30 pm
Location: 211 W Walwood Hall

OPEN TO: Students Faculty Word Processors Learn how to interpret the University’s formatting requirements. Helpful information on paperwork requirements, fees, microfilming, and copyrighting is also provided.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Space in each workshop is limited to 12 participants. Please register for a workshop in advance by calling the Graduate College at (269) 387-8244 or emailing jennifer.holm@wmich.edu.

Participants in the formatting workshop must bring their own copy of “Guidelines for the Preparation of Theses, Projects, and Dissertations,” available online at https://www.wmich.edu/grad/guidelines/2013_guidelines.pdf.


Securing Your Data

Presenter: Mr. Gregory Lozeau, Director IT Policy & Communication, Office of Information Technology Education Leadership, Research, and Technology

Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Time: 1 to 2 p.m.
Location: Walwood Commons, Walwood Hall

Objectives:
• Learn how to recognize and manage confidential data
• Learn the latest technological methods to safeguard your research files for the thesis and dissertation

Registration required at the following link: https://questionpro.com/t/AJbMIZR1vK


 

Formatting Workshops for the preparation of Doctoral Dissertations Specialist Projects Master’s Theses

Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Time: 3 to 4:30 pm
Location: 211 W Walwood Hall

OPEN TO: Students Faculty Word Processors Learn how to interpret the University’s formatting requirements. Helpful information on paperwork requirements, fees, microfilming, and copyrighting is also provided.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Space in each workshop is limited to 12 participants. Please register for a workshop in advance by calling the Graduate College at (269) 387-8244 or emailing jennifer.holm@wmich.edu.

Participants in the formatting workshop must bring their own copy of “Guidelines for the Preparation of Theses, Projects, and Dissertations,” available online at https://www.wmich.edu/grad/guidelines/2013_guidelines.pdf.

 


 

March


Reboot Your Profile: Using Social Media Tools for Graduate Research and Professional Branding

Presenters: Dr. Eli Collins-Brown, Associate Director, Office of Faculty Development Dr. Ilse Schweitzer, Social Media Specialist, Graduate College Josh Kohnert, Social Media Manager, Development and Alumni Relations

Date: Monday, March 2, 2015
Time: 3 to 5:15 p.m.
Location: 2720 Sangren Hall

Objectives: Attendees will:
• Connect: Promoting Research and Collaborating─Learn methods for using popular social media sites, such as Twitter and Facebook for research
     1. Network and engage in discussion with other scholars, students, and professors
     2. Follow feeds dedicated to conference presentations and discussions
     3. Publicize your own presentations and publications
• Engage: Blogging Best Practices for Research and Professional Communication─Discuss blogging and micro-blogging to promote research, teaching, or non-academic views
     1. Recognize best practices for content and delivery
     2. Identify the pros and cons of using these forms of social media
     3. Search for and subscribe to blogs created by researchers in your discipline of interest
• Stand Out: Develop Your Profile on Academic Social Media Sites─Learn about academic social/professional networking sites (e.g., Academia.edu, ChronicleVitae.com, Versatile Ph.D.)
     1. Create and update profiles on these sites
     2. Begin networking with colleagues
     3. Identify best practices for participating in discussions within these networks

Bring a laptop, tablet, or other web-enabled device as it will greatly enhance your experience.

Registration required at the following link: https://questionpro.com/t/AJbMIZSAI1


Gwen Frostic, Patricia Thompson, Dissertation Completion Fellowship Workshop: What Applicants Need to Know

Presenter: Dr. Marianne Di Pierro, Director, Graduate Center for Research & Retention

Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Time: 1 to 3 p.m.
Location: Walwood Commons, Walwood Hall

Objectives: Attendees will learn how to:
• Follow Directions
• Understand respective application requirements
• Ensure that they have prepared a competitive proposal
• Include critical components of good writing
• Avoid common mistakes in proposal development
• Confer directly with faculty authoring letters of support

Registration required at the following link: https://questionpro.com/t/AJbMIZR1vk


 

Meet with Graduate College Representatives at the Olivet College Graduate Fair

Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Time: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Olivet, MI


 

Formatting Workshops for the preparation of Doctoral Dissertations Specialist Projects Master’s Theses

Date: Thursday, March 5, 2015
Time: 10 to 11:30 pm
Location: 211 W Walwood Hall

OPEN TO: Students Faculty Word Processors Learn how to interpret the University’s formatting requirements. Helpful information on paperwork requirements, fees, microfilming, and copyrighting is also provided.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Space in each workshop is limited to 12 participants. Please register for a workshop in advance by calling the Graduate College at (269) 387-8244 or emailing jennifer.holm@wmich.edu.

Participants in the formatting workshop must bring their own copy of “Guidelines for the Preparation of Theses, Projects, and Dissertations,” available online at https://www.wmich.edu/grad/guidelines/2013_guidelines.pdf.

 


 

April


WMU Assessment in Action Day conference

Date: Friday April 3, 2015
Location: WMU Fetzer Center

This one-day conference is designed to provide education, resources and networking opportunities on student learning outcomes assessment topics for all WMU faculty, graduate teaching assistants, part-time instructors, and staff.
For more information please visit: http://www.wmich.edu/assessment/assessment/assessment-day-2015.html



 

Graduate Student Research and Travel Grant Workshop: Preparing Competitive Applications

Presenter: Dr. Marianne Di Pierro, Director, Graduate Center for Research & Retention, Graduate College

Date: Monday, April 6, 2015
Time: 1 to 3 p.m.
Location: Walwood Commons, Walwood Hall

Objectives: Attendees will learn how to:
• Follow Directions
• Understand respective application requirements
• Ensure that they have prepared a competitive proposal
• Include critical components of good writing
• Avoid common mistakes in proposal development

Registration required at the following link: https://questionpro.com/t/AJbMIZR1wS

 


 

Financial Literacy: Understanding the Art of Financial Management

Presenter: Dr. Judy Swisher, Professor, Department of Financial and Commercial Law, HCOB

Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Location: Dean's Conference Room: Room 2150 Haworth College of Business

Objectives: Participants will learn to:
• Manage their finances
• Learn how to prevent/manage debt
• Attain financial health
• Understand the intricacies of student loans

Registration required at the following link: https://questionpro.com/t/AJbMIZSIXK


 

Brown Bag Mentoring Circle

Presenter: Dr. Marianne Di Pierro, Director, Graduate Center for Research & Retention

Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Emeriti Lounge, second floor, Walwood Hall

Objectives:
• To cultivate a "culture of mentoring" and support for WMU graduate students
• To sustain students in their journeys to graduate degree completion
• To foster a supportive, encouraging environment for student success
• To help students network with each other and form strong professional alliances
• To acquaint students with resources (faculty, staff, administrators) and other opportunities that cultivate a holistic learning experience

Registration required at the following link: https://questionpro.com/t/AJbMIZR1to