Events

GSA Smmer 2021

Cool Summer Grad

Graduate Student Association has announced one of its student engagement activities through its social media. 
 
Let us know what you are doing this summer and get a change to feature on our social media. First 10 entries will receive $10 Starbucks gift card which will be presented during GSA first general assembly meeting of forthcoming academic year (September 2021).
 
Submit your participation by sending email to: gsa@wmich.edu with following details. 
 
Name: 
WIN#:
 
Major: 
Location of the activity:
Brief description:
Minimum 2 photos of the activity you are in.
 
Participation can be done till August 31, 2021, by 5 pm.
 
Note: It's first come first serve basis. Photos can be funny but must be appropriate to be posted on GSA social media. This activity is only for current WMU graduate students who are pursuing their master's or PhD studies.
Feel free to contact GSA at gsa@wmich.edu
 

Graduate college workshops 

FEBRUARY 2021

Workshop on Making Successful Application

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021
2 p.m. EST
Virtual session (Webex)

The deadline for the Spring 2021 research grant and virtual conference grant applications is March 3. Join this free workshop on Feb. 3, 2 p.m. to gain valuable insight for submitting a competitive application. Click the link at the session time; no pre-registration required.

JOIN HERE

Writing Circle

Thursday,  Feb. 4, 2021
2 to 4 p.m. EST
Virtual session (Webex)

Doctoral students writing their dissertations are invited to join during drop-in times. Master’s students are invited to join the group to work on their theses or professional projects. We are all working individually in our virtual community on final projects. All are welcome. There are no obligations, just a small investment of time that offers accountability and motivation. Drop in as your schedule allows. No pre-registration required.

JOIN HERE


Master of Social Work (MSW) in Grand Rapids Virtual Information Session 

Monday, Feb. 8, 2021
4 p.m. EST
Virtual session

Please join the info session hosted by Grand Rapids MSW Coordinator, Dr. Sherwood, to learn more about the MSW Grand Rapids program at Western Michigan University.

RSVP HERE

Writing Circle

Thursday,  Feb. 11, 2021
2 to 4 p.m. EST
Virtual session (Webex)

Doctoral students writing their dissertations are invited to join during drop-in times. Master’s students are invited to join the group to work on their theses or professional projects. We are all working individually in our virtual community on final projects. All are welcome. There are no obligations, just a small investment of time that offers accountability and motivation. Drop in as your schedule allows. No pre-registration required.

JOIN HERE


Preparing for Careers Beyond Academia | Workshop

Friday, Feb. 12, 2021 
1 to 2 p.m. EST
Virtual workshop
 
Join this free session to hear from three guest panelists about their professional experiences.
 

Dr. Sean Goudy 

Dr. Goudy graduated from Western Michigan University in 2010 with his PhD in Mechanical Engineering. His area of study was computational fluid dynamics. He is currently the Director, Process Engineering Lead – US for CSL Behring. He has worked on processes that are licensed in the United States, Canada, EU, Japan, and Rest of World (ROW) markets. Dr. Goudy is an engineer with over 20 years of pharmaceutical experience. He has worked for Merck, Pfizer, Roche, Regeneron, Biogen, and Genentech. 

He received his BS in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University and his MS in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Tech. His master's thesis was in the area of cardiovascular fluids. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and lifting weights. Dr. Goudy is from Detroit, Michigan. 

 

Dr. Tova Samuels

Dr. Samuels earned her PhD in Chemistry from Western Michigan University and is a Forensic Scientist 1. She is responsible for chemical and instrumental analysis of drug evidence for the detection of controlled dangerous substances. Her expertise is primarily in leadership development and science education. Dr. Samuels is also the co-founder and CEO of iL.E.A.D. Success Tutoring & Mentoring, LLC., an organization that serves to develop and implement science, technology, education, and mathematics (STEM) programming for middle and high school students with a focus on providing them with a solid foundation for college. 

Dr. Samuels is from Sicklerville, New Jersey. She is passionate about travel, plants, and her dog, Sunny. Her BS in chemistry is from Cedar Crest College in Pennsylvania. 

Mike Hughes 

Mr. Hughes grew up in Otsego, Michigan and graduated from Otsego High School. He attended Western Michigan University where he received both his bachelor and master's degree in Public Administration. Mr. Hughes served as an intern for the City of Allegan, City of Kalamazoo, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. He worked for the City of Sturgis in capacity of assistant to the city manager from 1999 to 2003.  He then served as the city manager for the City of Buchanan, Michigan from 2003 to 2005 before returning to the City of Sturgis as city manager in July of 2005. 

He has three daughters; Caroline (13), Abigail (11) and Madelyn (11). Mr. Hughes serves on several volunteer boards including the Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce, St. Joseph County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, Sturgis Area Business Education Alliance, and the Michigan Municipal Executives board. He is an active member of the Sturgis Exchange Club, enjoys running, golf, and shuttling his daughters around town. 

 

Master of Public Health (MPH) Virtual Information Session

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021
5 p.m. EST
Virtual session

If ever you were considering an advanced degree in public health, now is the time to act. This pandemic will end, but dealing with its after-effects and improving our public health system for future pandemics will require a greater workforce of trained public health professionals. Attendees will receive a fee waiver code for Fall 2021 MPH applications. Hosted by Dr. Shannon McMorrow, Assistant Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Health Programs.

RSVP HERE

Writing Circle

Thursday,  Feb. 18, 2021
2 to 4 p.m. EST
Virtual session (Webex)

Doctoral students writing their dissertations are invited to join during drop-in times. Master’s students are invited to join the group to work on their theses or professional projects. We are all working individually in our virtual community on final projects. All are welcome. There are no obligations, just a small investment of time that offers accountability and motivation. Drop in as your schedule allows. No pre-registration required.

JOIN HERE


Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Virtual Information Session

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021
6 p.m. EST
Virtual information session

WMU’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Department will be hosting several virtual info sessions. Join us to learn more about the doctor of physical therapy program and the application process from Sarah Anderson, Manager of Recruitment and Outreach. 

JOIN HERE


Writing Circle

Thursday,  Feb. 25, 2021
2 to 4 p.m. EST
Virtual session (Webex)

Doctoral students writing their dissertations are invited to join during drop-in times. Master’s students are invited to join the group to work on their theses or professional projects. We are all working individually in our virtual community on final projects. All are welcome. There are no obligations, just a small investment of time that offers accountability and motivation. Drop in as your schedule allows. No pre-registration required.

During this writing circle, Graduate College dissertation specialist, Jennifer Holm, will be presenting a formatting workshop for the preparation of doctoral dissertations, master's with thesis option and specialist projects in Education. Helpful information on compliance for University regulations, paperwork requirements, and the electronic submission process will also be provided. Please have a copy of the WMU formatting guidelines readily available at the time of the workshop.

JOIN HERE

 

MARCH 2021

Writing Circle

Thursday,  March 4, 2021
2 to 4 p.m. EST
Virtual session (Webex)

Doctoral students writing their dissertations are invited to join during drop-in times. Master’s students are invited to join the group to work on their theses or professional projects. We are all working individually in our virtual community on final projects. All are welcome. There are no obligations, just a small investment of time that offers accountability and motivation. Drop in as your schedule allows. No pre-registration required.

JOIN HERE


Master of Social Work (MSW) in Grand Rapids Virtual Information Session

Monday, March. 8, 2021
4 p.m. EST
Virtual session

Please join the info session hosted by Grand Rapids MSW Coordinator, Dr. Sherwood, to learn more about the MSW Grand Rapids program at Western Michigan University!

RSVP HERE

Master of Public Health (MPH) Virtual Information Session

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
5 p.m. EST
Virtual session

If ever you were considering an advanced degree in public health, now is the time to act. This pandemic will end, but dealing with its after-effects and improving our public health system for future pandemics will require a greater workforce of trained public health professionals. Attendees will receive a fee waiver code for Fall 2021 MPH applications.

RSVP HERE

Writing Circle

Thursday,  March 11, 2021
2 to 4 p.m. EST
Virtual session (Webex)

Doctoral students writing their dissertations are invited to join during drop-in times. Master’s students are invited to join the group to work on their theses or professional projects. We are all working individually in our virtual community on final projects. All are welcome. There are no obligations, just a small investment of time that offers accountability and motivation. Drop in as your schedule allows. No pre-registration required.

During this writing circle, Graduate College dissertation specialist, Jennifer Holm, will be presenting a formatting workshop for the preparation of doctoral dissertations, master's with thesis option and specialist projects in Education. Helpful information on compliance for University regulations, paperwork requirements, and the electronic submission process will also be provided. Please have a copy of the WMU formatting guidelines readily available at the time of the workshop.

JOIN HERE 

Master of Public Health (MPH) Virtual Information Session

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
5 p.m. EST
Virtual session

If ever you were considering an advanced degree in public health, now is the time to act. This pandemic will end, but dealing with its after-effects and improving our public health system for future pandemics will require a greater workforce of trained public health professionals. Attendees will receive a fee waiver code for Fall 2021 MPH applications.

RSVP HERE

Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (OCL) Virtual Information Session

Thursday, March 17, 2021
6 p.m. EST
Virtual session 

Join Dr. David Szabla to learn more about the highly flexible program in Organizational Leadership. 

JOIN HERE

 

Writing Circle

Thursday,  March 18, 2021
2 to 4 p.m. EST
Virtual session (Webex)

Doctoral students writing their dissertations are invited to join during drop-in times. Master’s students are invited to join the group to work on their theses or professional projects. We are all working individually in our virtual community on final projects. All are welcome. There are no obligations, just a small investment of time that offers accountability and motivation. Drop in as your schedule allows. No pre-registration required.

JOIN HERE

 

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Virtual Information Session

Thursday, March 18, 2021
6 p.m. EST
Virtual information session

WMU’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Department will be hosting several virtual info sessions. Join us to learn more about the doctor of physical therapy program and the application process from Sarah Anderson, Manager of Recruitment and Outreach. 

JOIN HERE

APRIL 2021

Writing Circle

Thursday,  April 8, 2021
2 to 4 p.m. EST
Virtual session (Webex)

Doctoral students writing their dissertations are invited to join during drop-in times. Master’s students are invited to join the group to work on their theses or professional projects. We are all working individually in our virtual community on final projects. All are welcome. There are no obligations, just a small investment of time that offers accountability and motivation. Drop in as your schedule allows. No pre-registration required.

JOIN HERE


Master of Social Work (MSW) in Grand Rapids Virtual Information Session

Monday, April 12, 2021
4 p.m. EST
Virtual session

Please join the info session hosted by Grand Rapids MSW Coordinator, Dr. Sherwood, to learn more about the MSW Grand Rapids program at Western Michigan University!

RSVP HERE

Master of Public Health (MPH) Virtual Information Session

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
5 p.m. EST
Virtual session

If ever you were considering an advanced degree in public health, now is the time to act. This pandemic will end, but dealing with its after-effects and improving our public health system for future pandemics will require a greater workforce of trained public health professionals. Attendees will receive a fee waiver code for Fall 2021 MPH applications.

RSVP HERE

Writing Circle

Thursday,  April 15, 2021
2 to 4 p.m. EST
Virtual session (Webex)

Doctoral students writing their dissertations are invited to join during drop-in times. Master’s students are invited to join the group to work on their theses or professional projects. We are all working individually in our virtual community on final projects. All are welcome. There are no obligations, just a small investment of time that offers accountability and motivation. Drop in as your schedule allows. No pre-registration required.

JOIN HERE

Master of Public Health (MPH) Virtual Information Session

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
5 p.m. EST
Virtual session

If ever you were considering an advanced degree in public health, now is the time to act. This pandemic will end, but dealing with its after-effects and improving our public health system for future pandemics will require a greater workforce of trained public health professionals. Attendees will receive a fee waiver code for Fall 2021 MPH applications.

RSVP HERE

 

 

GSA will continue to update you on professional development, social, academic, and wellness events during the year. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out to gsa-events@wmich.edu.