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Monday Memo - January 28, 2019

Monday, January 28, 2019

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3MP Prelims & Training

Prelim for the 3-Minute Presentation Competition is 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. A prelim will be hosted at CHS in Tulsa if there is enough demand at 12 p.m. on February 7.

There will also be another training session held this Wednesday (January 30)

Important Information for Graduate Students

Friday, February 1st – Admission to Doctoral Candidacy Form Due for Summer 2019 Graduation

Graduate Quick Tip:

The following are submitted through the Graduate College Round-Up System.

• Plan of Study

• Graduation Clearance Form

• Committee Change Form

Graduate Student News


According to a recent study out of the Nutritional Sciences department, 43% of OSU students face some type of food insecurity, which has a negative impact on their academics, nutrition, health, and quality of life.

This week Leadership and Campus Life will be hosting a summit open to anyone (faculty, staff, students) interested in coming to learn more about the reality of food insecurity on campus and to begin brainstorming solutions to address it.

If you are interested in attending all or part of the session, please RSVP to Ruthie Loffi


Call SAM

University Counseling Services has partnered up with Mercy Health System to implement their Student Assistance by Mercy program (Call SAM) as a resource for students in need.

Call SAM can be reached at 855-225-2SAM (2726) and is a free and confidential 24-hour hotline for students regarding mental and emotional well-being, substance abuse issues, family crises, and other related mental health concerns. Students will speak directly with a licensed counselor who will be able to give real-time supportive advice and also provide campus and community resource.

Tulsa News


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.

Date: February 8

Time: 3 – 5 p.m.

Location: 147 Physical Sciences

See flyer for more information

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Badge EndNote – Using EndNote with Word

A general introduction on how to use your EndNote library with Word to create bibliographies or to use to insert citations from EndNote into your Word document as you write and automatically create a bibliography at the end of your document.

Date: January 31

Time: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Location: Computer Training Room 206, Second Floor, Edmon Low Library

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Badge Introduction to Library Resources

This session highlights Library resources and services we think would be helpful for graduate students.

Date: February 6

Time: 4 – 5 p.m.

Location: Computer Training Room 206, Second Floor, Edmon Low Library

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Badge Literature Review Research Made Easier

In this workshop, you will learn how to effectively conduct and manage your research using several Library provided online resources and Google Scholar.

Date: February 7

Time: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Location: Computer Training Room 206, Second Floor, Edmon Low Library

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Badge ITLE - Book Study for Graduate Students
How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching.

The Graduate College is pleased to partner with the Institute for Teaching and Learning Excellence to offer this four-session book study. The group will meet February 8, March 8, April 12 and May 3 from 11AM-12PM in 126 ITLE to discuss the How Learning Works book.

Any graduate student interested in improving their teaching skills is invited to participate, space is limited to the first 35 participants. The Graduate College will provide the book; participation in all sessions and completion of a reflection piece is required, failure to complete these requirements will result in the cost of the book ($45) being charged to the student.

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Badge Thesis Writing Workshop

Are you a master's student graduating this spring? Now is the time to sign-up for the Thesis Writing Workshop. Students will receive instruction in several different theses writing topics as well as have a supportive writing environment to work on their theses with lunch provided. Students are also required to participate in an accountability writing group to facilitate the success of their thesis writing across the spring semester.

The all-day workshop will be held on February 8 in the Graduate Student Success Center Commons (B-09GAB).

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Grants & Fellowships Opportunities

Last Chance

This week is the last chance to get your letters of inquiry into The Washington Center for Equitable Growth. Letters of inquiry for academic grants are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on Thursday, January 31. Also, don’t forget proposals for doctoral/postdoctoral grants and applications to the Dissertation Scholars Program are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on Sunday, March 10.

Learn more and submit your proposal herearrow

The Graduate and Professional Student Government Association

Social Activities Survey

Take a minute to take this survey for GPSGA:

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General Assembly Meeting Schedule

February 6

February 20

March 6

April 3

April 24

Location: NRC 207 at 5:30 p.m.

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