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Monday Memo - February 04, 2019

Monday, February 4, 2019

Graduate College

Last Chance for Thesis Writing Workshop

If you are interested in developing your thesis writing skills, be sure to register for the Thesis Writing Workshop. The all-day workshop will be held on February 8 in the Graduate Student Success Center Commons (B-09 GAB, in the former business building).

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Graduate College Tip of the Week

Q: How can students use the Turnitin feature on Brightspace to check originality/plagiarism of their thesis or dissertation without the paper going into the turn-it-in repository?

A: Students cannot do it themselves, but faculty can by creating a unique Dropbox in Brightspace. When setting it up, go to advanced options and select “do not submit to repository.” Then any papers submitted to that Dropbox will be checked for originality but not included in Turnitin’s database.

Graduate Student News


Graduate Student Success Center (GSSC) Now Open

Come check out the newly opened Graduate Success Center in 101 General Academic Building (GAB, the former business building). There are rooms equipped for Zoom or Skype meetings, perfect for those graduate advisory committee meetings with a remote participant or maybe a journal club, graduate student organization officer meeting or group project meetings.

Maybe you need a larger space for a Graduate Seminar, workshop or training? The Commons (B-09 GAB) may be the right space for you. There are even a few workstations that graduate students can stop in for a quiet place to study. Current hours are Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Preliminary sessions for the 3-Minute Presentation Competition are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on February 6 and 3 p.m. on February 7. All prelims will be held in B-09 General Academic Building (GAB) at the times listed.


UCS Resources

Click here for all UCS resources. You can also visit for more general information.


2019 UCS Mental Series

Upcoming Sessions (February 7 – 28)

February 7: Healthy Relationships

February 14: I Love Me Part 1: Building Self-Esteem and Confidence

February 21: I Love Me Part 2: Find Self-Acceptance

February 28: Managing Stress

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2019 Health Data Shootout

Don’t forget, the Center for Health Systems Innovation is hosting the OSU Health Data Shootout from February 20 – March 29

The OSU Health Data Shootout is an annual data competition hosted at OSU that offers students a rare and unique opportunity to work with a set of real data extracted from Cerner Health Facts, one of the largest electronic health records (HER) databases.

Students from all majors and disciplines, and across all campuses, are invited to join. Participants are given a four-week period to work with the data on interdisciplinary teams to develop creative and innovative solutions to current and relevant health problems.

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“How Students Can Keep Their Financial New Year’s Resolutions”

It is not common for a person to set resolutions related to their finances, it is even less common for a student to set financially related resolutions. This article provides tips for a student to remain consistent and follow through with their financial resolutions. This can be difficult and it is easy to become discouraged when it comes to spending, saving, and general finances. With a little guidance, a student with financial resolutions can be put on a satisfying path to success.

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Tulsa News


OSU-Tulsa Counseling Center Starting Women's Empowerment Group

The OSU-Tulsa Counseling Center is offering a support group for women to connect and share their experiences in various areas of life. Topics will include but are not limited to, careers, self-esteem, assertiveness, and relationships.

The group is tentatively scheduled for Tuesdays at 7:30 pm. There is no cost to attend and the group is open to students and community members who identify as female. Anyone interested in participating can contact the Counseling Center at (918) 594-8568 and ask to speak with Irene or Katherine.

The OSU-Tulsa Counseling Clinic is located in 2419 Main Hall.


CHS 3MP Prelims

Join the Center for Health Sciences for the preliminary 3-Minute Presentation contest February 7th at noon in Tandy 411

Professional Development Opportunities


Badge Communication and Negotiation Skills Seminar

This two-hour seminar was designed to help female undergraduates, graduates, and postdocs working in the STEM fields, however, everyone in STEM is encouraged to participate. The seminar will focus on the professional skills needed to effectively perform research and thrive in STEM. For more information, click here.

Date: February 8

Time: 3 – 5 p.m.

Location: 147 Physical Sciences

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Professional Development Reminders

February 6: Introduction to Library Resources

February 7: Literature Review Research Made Easier

Grants & Fellowships Opportunities

2018-2019 Phi Beta Delta Student Award

The Epsilon Upsilon Chapter of Phi Beta Delta at Oklahoma State University offers several awards annually to support student international research presentations. Phi Beta Delta will reimburse up to $500 to each selected recipient for unreimbursed expenses associated with travel, accommodations and/or registration for presenting their research at either an international conference or a domestic conference at which international research is presented. Award application deadline is February 28, 2019. Details and the online application can be found herearrow

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities’ (CBPP) State Policy Fellowship Program

Deadline: Sunday, February 10

This is a two-year Fellowship opportunity for recently graduated master’s students interested in conducting state-level policy research and improving the lives of low-income families and communities across the country.

CBPP is looking for candidates who reflect a range of identities in terms of race/ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, ability, and geography in order to bring new and diverse perspectives to state policy debates, empower Fellows to make a difference for vulnerable families and communities, and launch careers and build leaders.

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Washington Center for Equitable Growth

Deadline: Sunday, March 10

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth supports social science research investigating whether and how inequality affects economic growth. The center is currently requesting proposals in the areas of macroeconomic policy, market structure, human capital, and the labor market. The full request and more information can be found on the Washington Center for Equitable Growth’s website.

The Graduate and Professional Student Government Association

Social Activities Survey

Take a minute to take this survey for GPSGA:

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For Your Information

  • February 6: The co-sponsorship deadline is at 5 p.m. Visit here for the form and guidelines.
  • External Affairs Committee: Inviting students to become involved in GPSGA by communicating graduate student concerns to the community. For more information email

Have questions for the officers? Stop by office hours

General Assembly Meeting Schedule

The next GPSGA General Assembly Meeting will be held on February 6 in NRC 207 at 5:30 p.m.

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