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Monday Memo - May 06, 2019

Monday, May 6, 2019

Graduate College

Spring 2019 Commencement

May 10 at 7 p.m., Gallagher-Iba Arena

Students planning to walk in the Spring 2019 Commencement Ceremony should review the Graduate Commencement page. It has helpful information regarding the ceremony including where to obtain your cap and gown, how to wear your regalia, and what time you need to be at Gallagher-Iba Arena in order to participate in the commencement ceremony.

Students should also review the Graduation Checklist herearrow

GSSI Waiver

If you will be employed in a 50% FTE assistantship this semester, you must submit your electronic Summer 2019 GSSI tuition waiver contract by May 24th, 2019. Forms submitted after the first Friday of the semester jeopardize tuition benefits.

Find the waiver agreement herearrow

Important Dates & Deadlines


Finals Week (May 6-10)

Don’t forget the Graduate Student Success Center is open through finals week!

Monday – Thursday hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

To book rooms,click herearrow

Graduate Student News

Dissertation Writing Workshop

August 5-9 at 8:30 a.m., GSSC Commons (B-09 GAB)

Ready to write your Dissertation?

Doctoral students planning to graduate in Spring or Summer 2020 are invited to attend the Dissertation Writing Workshop. This weeklong session focuses on building your argument/case in your dissertation as well as gives you access to facilitators from the Writing Center and library to provide insight on topics like effective literature searches and intellectual property considerations.

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Online GRAD 5193: Preparing Publishable Manuscripts Applications Open

This summer, the Grad College, in partnership with the English Department and the Office of Research, will offer “GRAD5193: Preparing Publishable Manuscripts.”

The 8-week, three-credit hour course will be taught by Dr. Stephanie Link as part of the Trailblazer program and enrollment is by instructor permission.

Students interested in receiving a framework for research writing and publishing that they can further employ to advance within their fields of scholarship should watch this video and fill out this form before May 10 to be considered.

Faculty research advisors will be asked to confirm students’ eligibility.

Did You Know?


Red Nose Day is a campaign with the mission to end child poverty by funding programs that keep children safe, healthy, and educated. Through the power of entertainment, people come together to laugh and have fun, all while raising life-changing cash for the children that need it the most.

Since the debut in 2015, Red Nose Day has raised nearly $150 million and have positively impacted over 16 million children in America, and around the world.

This Year Red Nose day is May 23. For more information click here. arrow

Professional Development Opportunities

Software Carpentry Workshop

May 13-14 at 8:30 a.m., Edmon Low Room 206

Software Carpentry aims to help researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic research computing skills. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools including program design, version control, data management, and task automation.

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Grants & Fellowships Opportunities


NASA Postdoctoral Program Looks For Applicants

The next application deadline is July 1.

Find opportunities herearrow

Oklahoma Water Research Grants

Deadline: May 31 at 5 p.m.

The Oklahoma Water Research Grant invites pre-proposals for water research projects from graduate students (up to $5,000) at any institute of higher education in Oklahoma through the Oklahoma Water Research Grants Program.

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The Graduate and Professional Student Government Association


Congratulations to the newly elected 2019-2020 GPSGA executive board!

The following students will serve in the following capacity:

President – Masoud Moghaddam

Vice President – Courtney Whited

Treasurer – Alexis Lee

Secretary – Gemmy Moon

Intergovt’l Liaison – Scott Goeppner

Parliamentarian – Chris Reid

Director – Samuel Pushparaj

Social Chair – Lisa Morgans

We look forward to you all’s work.

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