Events and Workshops

September

Writing Ethically and Well: Plagiarism, Patchwriting, and the Thesis/Dissertation

Edward Eckel III, Associate Professor, and Engineering and Applied Sciences Librarian
Friday, Sept. 22
1 to 3 p.m.
Graduate Student Commons, first floor, Walwood Hall, East Campus 

Objectives: 

  •  Articulate how institutional definitions of plagiarism differ from their own personal understanding of plagiarism
  • Identify the consequences of engaging in plagiarism at the graduate level
  • Compare and contrast different levels of skill in paraphrasing from synthesis to patchwriting to plagiarism
  • Apply a range of strategies for using sources ethically in their own writing

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Introduction to Mendeley Desktop Seminar

Edward Eckel III, Associate Professor, and Engineering and Applied Sciences Librarian
Michelle Behr, Education Services Librarian 
Wednesday, Sept. 27
10 to 11:30 a.m.
Waldo Library Classroom B

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October

Preparing to Write Your HSIRB Protocol: What Researchers Need to Know

Dr. Amy Naugle, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and HSIRB Chair, Office of the Vice President for Research
Ms. Julia Mays, Associate Director, Research Compliance, Office of the Vice President for Research
Tuesday, Oct. 3
9 to 10:30 a.m. 
Graduate Student Commons, first floor, Walwood Hall, East Campus

Objectives: 

  • Become familiar with the distinct elements of the HSIRB application
  • Understand the HSIRB process
  • Learn about CITI Program training
  • Understand how to write and organize an HSIRB proposal

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RefWorks "Flow" for Graduate Students: The Right Tool at the Right Time

Miranda Jade Lee, Doctoral Candidate, Interdisciplinary Evaluation Ph.D. in Evaluation
Oct. 13
10 to 11:30 a.m.
Graduate Student Commons, first floor, Walwood Hall, East Campus

Are you struggling with citation management - lost in myriad databases - experiencing difficulty in managing, locating, and retrieving information for your dissertation, thesis, specialist project, or journal article? If so then Refworks Flow is you solution!  Materials Needed: Plan to bring your computer so you can follow along with the examples from the workshop. Also, bring along extension cords and batteries.

Objectives:  

  • Get a RefWorks Flow account
  • Add references to your account
  • Manage the references in your account
  • Cite information and create bibliographies

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Strategies for Navigating the Dissertation

Dr. Marianne Di Pierro, Program Manager, Graduate Research & Retention, Graduate College
Wednesday, Oct. 18  
1 to 4 p.m. 
Graduate Student Commons, first floor, Walwood Hall, East Campus

Objectives:  

  • Prepare for the dissertation experience
  • Enhance communication with dissertation committee members
  • Manage effectively the dissertation process
  • Stay focused and “on task”
  • Address writing concerns
  • Prepare for Literature Review
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Introduction to Mendeley Desktop Seminar

Edward Eckel III, Associate Professor, and Engineering and Applied Sciences Librarian
Michelle Behr, Education Services Librarian 
Friday, Oct. 20
1 to 2:30 p.m.
Waldo Library Classroom B

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2017 WMU Graduate and Professional School Fair

Monday, Oct. 23
3 to 6 p.m.
East Ballroom, 2nd Floor, WMU Bernhard Center
School registration:  mywmu.com/gradfair   Students do not need to register

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November

Gwen Frostic Doctoral Fellowship: Preparing Competitive Applications

Dr. Marianne Di Pierro, Program Manager, Graduate Research and Retention, Graduate College
Wednesday, Nov. 1
1 to 3 p.m. 
Graduate Student Commons, first floor, Walwood Hall, East Campus

Objectives: 

  • Follow directions 
  • Understand respective application requirements 
  • Ensure that they have prepared a competitive proposal 
  • Include critical components of good writing 
  • Avoid common mistakes in proposal development 
  • Confer directly with faculty authoring letters of support

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Introduction to Mendeley Desktop Seminar

Edward Eckel III, Associate Professor, and Engineering and Applied Sciences Librarian
Michelle Behr, Education Services Librarian 
Monday, Nov. 6
3 to 4:30 p.m.
Waldo Library Classroom B

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Dissertations and Theses in the Digital Age

Professor Maira Bundza, Scholar Works Librarian, University Libraries
Tuesday, Nov. 7 
10 to 11:30 a.m. 
Graduate Student Commons, first floor, Walwood Hall, East Campus

Objectives: 

  • Evaluate the different levels of open access, embargo or restriction for their dissertations and theses
  • Discuss publication possibilities with their advisors and other research collaborators
  • Assess the implications of having their work online

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Stress and Personal Life of a Graduate Student: A Balancing Act

Dr. Brian Fuller, Interim Director, Counseling Services, Sindecuse Health Center
Friday, Nov. 10 
10 to 11:30 a.m. 
Graduate Student Commons, first floor, Walwood Hall, East Campus

Objectives: 

  • Openly discuss stressors unique to academia and their impact on the personal lives of graduate students
  • Discuss signs and symptoms of anxiety, depression and other mental health issues
  • Explore coping strategies to find balance between competing life priorities – such as college, work, family, relationships, hobbies, and self-care
  • Provide information about on-campus resources dedicated to assist WMU students maintain a productive and healthy lifestyle.

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December

Start Smart Salary Negotiation

Lynn Kelly-Albertson, Executive Director, Career and Student Employment Services
Tuesday, Dec. 5 
4 to 6 p.m. 
Graduate Student Commons, first floor, Walwood Hall, East Campus

Objectives: 

  • Learn the important principles of salary negotiation
  • Know how to recognize your value and worth in the marketplace
  • Have the opportunity to role play in a mock interview/salary negotiation session

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Introduction to Mendeley Desktop Seminar

Edward Eckel III, Associate Professor, and Engineering and Applied Sciences Librarian
Michelle Behr, Education Services Librarian
Thursday, Dec. 14
1 to 2:30 p.m.
Waldo Library Classroom B

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