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Monday Memo - March 04, 2019

Monday, March 4, 2019

Graduate College

3 Minute Challenge

Looking for a creative way to convey the importance of your research to the public?

The 3MC is OSU’s latest take on the impactful 3 Minute Thesis Competition, but without most of the constraints. You will still only have 3 minutes to convey the importance of your idea, research or discipline to a public audience, but with the freedom that a video format offers.

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Important Dates & Deadlines

Friday, March 8: Deadline to have attended a thesis/dissertation formatting session 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

Last Call for Nominations!

Student nominations for outstanding Graduate Coordinators and Graduate Support Staff are due at 5:00 PM TODAY, Monday, March 4th, 2019. This award is one of the few opportunities available to recognize the incredible contributions to graduate education made by graduate coordinators and support staff.

All the details can be found in BrightSpace here.


Supplementary links for adjusting to Canvas

Instructional videos:

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Interdisciplinary Toxicology Symposium

March 25 at 10 a.m., 108 Wes Watkins Center

The annual Interdisciplinary Toxicology Symposium provides an opportunity for exchange among students, interdisciplinary faculty and leading outside scientists.


2019 UCS Mental Series

March Dates & Topics

March 7: “We Were On A Break!” Dating and Breaking Up In College

Dating has its own misconceptions, and dating in college gets even complicated. If you’re looking for real talk about sex, dating, and love in college, look no further! This will be a discussion-based series on healthy ways to approach both dating and breaking up in college that you won’t want to miss.

March 14: Making the Grade – A Guide to Surviving College, pt. 1


March 28: Making the Grade – A Guide to Surviving College, pt. 2

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Did You Know?


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2-1-1 Oklahoma offers information and referral across the spectrum of human need, including but not limited to rental assistance, food pantries, affordable housing, health resources, child care, after-school programs, caregiver support, financial programs, literacy, and job programs.

Professional Development Opportunities

Communications Networking Event

March 6 at noon, CONOCOPHILLIPS OSU Alumni Center

Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with professionals and employers in the field of communicators!

If you are interested in advertising, agricultural communications, broadcasting, business, design, multimedia journalism, marketing, public relations, sports media, strategic communications or any aspects of communications, this is the event for you!

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OSU-Tulsa Career Fair

March 12 at noon, Main Hall Commons

Come professionally dressed, bring resumes and be prepared to meet potential employers hiring all majors.

Visit here for a list of employers attending the event.

Free professional headshots for attendees.

Grants & Fellowships Opportunities

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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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 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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The Graduate and Professional Student Government Association

Co-Sponsorship from GPSGA

The following student organizations will be awarded co-sponsorship funds from GPSGA:

1. Biosystems and Agriculture Engineering Graduate Student Association

2. Black Graduate Student Association

3. Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Association

4. Educational Media and Technology Student Association

5. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Graduate Student Council

6. Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Graduate Student Association

Phoenix Awards

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

Please leave your application document in the box at the GPSGA office.

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Deadlines & Other Important Information

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

Check the GPSGA website for more details.

If you are interested in signing up for a committee group or want to nominate someone to serve as a GPSGA officer next semester, email

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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