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Monday Memo - February 11, 2019

Monday, February 11, 2019

Graduate College

BGSA Black Colloquium

“Black Solidarity Day was actually a thing – and still is a thing today. Back then it was a day that was usually before elections in November that people came together and figured out what they could do for their community education wise”

- Esosa Osagiede, Black Colloquium Coordinator

The Black Colloquium is an event hosted by the Black Graduate Student Association on March 2 in the Student Union (Room 408) in order to give students, faculty, staff and the community the opportunity to participate in workshops that revolve around navigating the world while Black, with special emphasis on preventative health and the things that unite and divide the Black community.

Read a full feature on the event herearrow

Graduate College Tip

Students completing a thesis or dissertation must attend a thesis/dissertation workshop or watch the “Guide to Graduation for Thesis/Dissertation Students” webinar, and all other students should watch the “Guide to Graduation for Non-Thesis Students” webinar.

Both webinars are available in the Graduate College Round-Up System. Registration for the in-person workshops will be open soon.

Important Dates & Deadlines

Friday, March 8: Deadline to have attended a thesis/dissertation workshop or to have watched the webinar.

Graduate Student News


3MP Interdisciplinary Prelim Winners

Congratulations to Ben Semola (left), Catherine Rutan (middle), and Tonmoy Ananda Paul (right) for being our 3-Minute Presentation Interdisciplinary Prelim Heat 1 winners. Rutan placed first, Semola second and Paul third.

Be sure to let these students know they’re doing great when you see them.

There will be a rescheduled prelim on Tuesday, February 12th at GSSC Commons (B-09 GAB).


WFC Research Award | Application Deadline: March 1


2019 UCS Mental Series

Upcoming Sessions (February 7 – 28)

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

Read full descriptions herearrow


2019 Health Data Shootout

The registration deadline for the Health Data Shootout has been extended to February 14. If you are interested in competing in this four-week competition be sure to register here. If needed, students can also attend via live stream.

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Did You Know?

One in six adults and one in four children in Oklahoma have inconsistent access to healthy food. If you or someone you know needs assistance Our Daily Bread is there to help you. International Students are welcomed as long as proof of Stillwater residency is provided and income eligibility is met.

Tulsa News


CHS 3MP Winners

Congratulations to Nishitha Gali (left), Jake Romoser (middle), and Jordan Jackson (right) for placing first, second and third respectively at the Center for Health Sciences’ 3-Minute Presentation prelim on Thursday, February 7. The trio was also given a 3-way tie for the People’s Choice Award.

Be sure to let these students know they’re doing great when you see them.

Ever Wanted to Know More About Big Data in Health Care?

Badge Date: February 13
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Tandy Classroom 331
Topics will include “What Big Data Is”, “Why It Matters to You”, and “Get Your Hands on Data” among a couple others. Food will also be provided.

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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.

Professional Development Opportunities



Abstract Writing Workshop

February 13 at 4:30 p.m. or February 14 at 5 p.m., Edmon Low Library

The Purpose of this workshop is to help graduate students understand both the use and importance of abstract writing and to walk away feeling confident in their ability to write one. Register for this and other workshops here.

Participants are eligible to enter the Abstract Writing Contest for a chance to win a prize.

This counts toward a Communication Badge.

Badge Literature Review Research Made Easier

Learn to effectively conduct and manage your research using online resources, including how to maximize your use of databases using search techniques, saved automatic searches and alerts, and ordering material through interlibrary services (Borrow from another Library.)

Date: February 14

Time: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Location: Computer Training Room 206

Badge Resume Café and Headshots

This is your opportunity to walk in and gain feedback from Career Consultants across campus. No appointment is necessary!

Career Services is eager to discuss ways you can target your resume to accomplish your individual goals from part-time jobs and internships to full-time positions or graduate school. Come visit us, grab some free resume paper, and enjoy coffee and pastries while you’re there.

Professional headshots are also available. Make sure you bring a flash drive!

Date: February 13

Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: 360 Student Union

Badge Using Open Science Framework for Project Management

Are you tired of trying to keep track of multiple versions of your data and research documents, searching through a messy email inbox for communications, and lacking a central location for all files related to a research project?

Open Science Framework (OSF) is a free, open source web application developed to help researchers of all disciplines (not just science) manage their workflows.

Date: February 13

Time: 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Location: Computer Training Room 206

Read more and register herearrow

Grants & Fellowships Opportunities

2018-2019 Phi Beta Delta Student Award

Deadline: February 28

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. Details and the online application can be found herearrow

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

  • 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 20 in NRC 207 at 5:30 p.m. Don’t forget your Student ID.

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