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Monday Memo - April 1, 2019

Monday, April 1, 2019

Graduate College

April is Grad Ed Month at the Graduate College, be sure to check out these events:

Wednesday, April 10

Event: 3 Minute Challenge

Time & Location: 3:30 p.m. in the Student Union Little Theater

Wednesday, April 17

Event: Managing Your Social Media Presence

Time & Location: Noon in the GSSC Commons (B-09 GAB)

Wednesday, April 24

Event: Graduate College Awards Ceremony

Time & Location: 2:30 p.m. in the Student Union Council Room

Important Dates & Deadlines

April 1

Last day to submit a Graduation Application for Spring 2019 with the Office of the Registrar

April 12

Priority deadline to submit Thesis/Dissertation Oral Defense Form

W Drop/Withdraw Deadline

Graduate Student News

ITA Exam

Unconscious Bias Tour

The CEO Action Check Your Blind Spots unconscious bias tour is a highly interactive and eye-opening mobile tour will use virtual reality and gaming technology to help our students, faculty, and local community better understand and recognize our own unconscious biases or blind spots that can narrow vision and influence our behaviors. At OSU, we continue to work hard to be the change we want to see. Our everyday actions play a role in cultivating a more diverse and inclusive community, and as part of the tour, we will join thousands nationwide in committing to action through the I Act On pledge.


Quick Tip

The graduation application for students is completed through your student self-service account. This application becomes "unlocked" with an approved Graduation Clearance Form. You will not be able to complete the graduation application until you have submitted a Graduation Clearance Form through the Graduate College Round-Up System and it has been approved by both the Committee Chair and Graduate College.

You can go to for instructions on how to apply to graduate. 


Did You Know?


Did you know that Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma's evidence-based mentoring programs are designed to create positive, measurable outcomes for youth, including educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationship?

They match children, ages 6-18, (called "Littles") with caring adult role models (called "Bigs"). Bigs share experiences with Littles that expand their world in new ways.

To find out how to become a Big or for more information click herearrow

Professional Development Opportunities

Tulsa Grad Chats

Join us each Tuesday in April at OSU-Tulsa to learn more about certificate programs, programs for industry careers, and other informative topics.

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Adulting 101: HR Tell All

April 3 at 5:30 p.m., 408 Student Union

Hear candid feedback you’ve been dying to know straight from a panel of HR professionals about what makes an employee stand out and advance in their career, or what interns or full-time employees often do without thinking that can quickly sour the employment relationship.

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Developing Effective Conference and Poster Presentations

April 10 (4 p.m.) & April 11 (5 p.m.), 206 Edmon Low Library

This is a workshop that will help participants understand the basics for a creative effective conference and poster presentations. Participants will bring a writing project they are planning on presenting at a conference in the future and will learn how to present their writing projects to a wider, professional and/or academic audience in an effective and efficient manner.

Grants & Fellowships Opportunities

Oklahoma Water Research Grants

Deadline: May 31 at 5 p.m.

The Oklahoma Water Research Grant invites pre-proposals for water research projects from graduate students (up to $5,000) at any institute of higher education in Oklahoma through the Oklahoma Water Research Grants Program.

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2019 Dr. Debbie Blanke Scholarship

Deadline: April 30

This scholarship was established by the Oklahoma Women in Higher Education (OKWHE) Board in 2014 and is open to individuals enrolled as a graduate student in a higher education related degree program and who have attended at least one OKWHE conference. Preference for the scholarship is given to applicants who have earned at least 12 credit hours towards a graduate degree, worked at least three years in a higher education institution, and intend to pursue a career in higher education.

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The Graduate and Professional Student Government Association

Stay up to date on the following:

  • Last Call: Phoenix awards and Outstanding GTA award (April 1st, 5 pm)
  • Thank you for submitting your abstract for Graduate Student Poster Competition
  • Travel Grant Application Deadline: April 18 Midnight
  • Next General Assembly Meeting is 5:30 pm Wednesday, April 3rd. See you then!

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GPSGA Exec Positions

The Graduate & Professional Student Government Association has open positions for President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. The position comes with a tuition waiver.

If anyone is interested, please email

General Assembly Meeting

The next GPSGA General Assembly Meeting will be held on April 3 in NRC 207 at 5:30 p.m.

Don’t forget your Student ID.

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