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Monday Memo - February 18, 2019
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Pack the House
You won't want to miss the 3MP Finals on February 20th at 3:30 PM in the Student Union Little Theatre. Audience members will have a chance to win $2,000 for professional development activities for their graduate program or department, and graduate students will have a chance to win $500 in travel funds. (Must be present and show ID to win).
Graduate College Quick Tip
As a reminder, an original plan of study must be submitted to the Graduate College by the end of the second semester for Master’s students, and by the end of the third semester for Doctoral students.
If a student does not submit their original plan of study on time, a hold will be placed on their account blocking future enrollment until a plan of study is submitted and approved by their advisor.
Important Dates & Deadlines
Friday, March 8: Deadline to have attended a thesis/dissertation workshop or to have watched the webinar.
Graduate Student News
New 360° Canvas Community
The 360° Critical Skills for Career Success program is on the move. We have launched our new Canvas community. All enrolled graduate students should have access here.
You can also navigate to your Canvas dashboard by going to canvas.okstate.edu. All activity reporting, new activity petitions, and reflection questions should be submitted through the Canvas community.
BGSA Black Colloquium
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.
WFC Research Award | Application Deadline: March 1
2019 UCS Mental Series
Upcoming Sessions (February 21 – 28)
February 21: I Love Me Part 2: Find Self-Acceptance
February 28: Managing Stress
Did You Know?
Feeling overwhelmed, tired, restless or irritable? One in five college students says they are constantly stressed. If you feel you’re one of those students, relax at OSU’s Reboot Center.
Salary Negotiation Workshop
February 20 at 5:30 p.m., North Hall 118
Negotiating salary and benefits with a potential employer can be intimidating and uncomfortable if you are not adequately prepared. Become familiar with successful methods for negotiating your compensation package during this hour-long event.
Professional Development Opportunities
This will count as a Level One Wellness activity.
Literature Review Writing Workshop
February 20 at 4 p.m., February 21 at 5 p.m.; Edmon Low Rm 206
The literature review is often one of the most difficult genres and/or academic sections to compose in academic writing and scholarship. In this workshop, we will explore the rhetorical work literature reviews do, analyze and discuss samples, and share strategies for writing and revising our own literature reviews.
Grants & Fellowships Opportunities
DOE Office of Science Graduate Research (SCGSR) Program
Deadline: May 9 (5 p.m.)
The Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program (SCGSR) is now accepting applications.
The goal of the SCGSR program is to prepare graduate students for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission, by providing graduate thesis research opportunities at DOE laboratories.
The SCGSR program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory/facility in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission.
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 here
Washington Center for Equitable Growth
Deadline: 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
GPSGA is seeking nominations for one of the following - outstanding master’s student, doctoral student, and faculty member – to receive its highest honor.
Deadlines & Other Important Information
March 15: Submit Application for Group Funds by 5 p.m.
IMPORTANT: Presentation for Co-Sponsorship Funds will be held at the next general Meeting (Feb 20).
General Assembly Meeting
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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