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Monday Memo - February 25, 2019

Monday, February 25, 2019

Graduate College

University 3MP Winners

Congratulations to our University Finals 3-Minute Presentation Winners!

Lonna Freshley (CEHA) took first place, Jake Romoser (CHS) took second and Brit Johnson (CAS) took third. Ben Semola (Global Studies) was the People’s Choice winner.

Additionally, Hasitha Premathilake from Animal and Food Science won the student travel award drawing. Agricultural Economics won the program drawing for professional development funds.

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Important Dates & Deadlines

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

The webinar is available in the Graduate College Round-up. Three in-person sessions are being offered before the deadline: March 4 at 2:30 PM, March 6 at 10:30 AM or March 7 at 3:30 PM. All will be held in the Graduate Student Success Center Commons (B-09 GAB). Registration is encouraged.

Graduate Student News

New 360° Canvas Community

Remember, the 360° Critical Skills for Career Success program has moved to Canvas. If you are an enrolled graduate student, you should have access here. You can also navigate to your Canvas dashboard by going to

All activity reporting, new activity petitions, and reflection questions should be submitted through the Canvas community.


2019 UCS Mental Series

February 28: Managing Stress

No one is immune from stress, but those entering the ivory towers of college are particularly vulnerable to it. We will discuss how stress affects us physically, mentally, and emotionally. We will discuss the difference between “healthy” stress and “unhealthy” stress and how to best manage it through your college experience.

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Did You Know?


Wings of Hope Family Crisis Services provides comprehensive and confidential services to individuals and families experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and child abuse or neglect.

If you need help, contact our office at 405-372-9922 or call our 24-HOUR CRISIS LINE at 405-624-3020. All of their services are confidential.

Professional Development Opportunities


Badge Copyright Essentials for Graduate Students

February 26 at 3:30 p.m., Edmon Low Library Rm 206

This workshop will answer common copyright questions that graduate students may have when writing their thesis/dissertation. Topics will include how to include copyrighted works (i.e. graphs, tables, chart, images, etc.) of others in your document, as well as how to protect your work and what options you have when you submit your thesis/dissertation.

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Badge Patents Online: Discover Trends in Research and Product Development

February 28 at 3:30 p.m., Edmon Low Library Rm 206

Learn how to search patents and patent applications with an overview of intellectual property. This will be a hands-on class with time in the end for searching and for questions and answers

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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.

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2018-2019 Phi Beta Delta Student Award

Deadline: February 28

Don’t forget to apply for the 2018-2019 Phi Beta Delta Student Award.

Details and the online application can be found herearrow

Washington Center for Equitable Growth

Deadline: March 10

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth is still 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.

IBP Pathways to Science Paid Summer Research Programs

STEM students looking for paid summer research programs should visit the IBP Pathways to Science database to search the over 90 paid summer research opportunities that have deadlines in the next 45 days.

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Deadline: March 10

WFC Research Award | Application Deadline: March 1

BGSA Black Colloquium | March 2 in Student Union 408

The Graduate and Professional Student Government Association

Phoenix Award

GPSGA is seeking nominations for one of the following - outstanding master’s student, doctoral student, and faculty member – to receive its highest honor.

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Deadlines & Other Important Information

March 15: Submit Application for Group Funds by 5 p.m.

General Assembly Meeting

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

Don’t forget your Student ID.

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