Events and Workshops

January

Graduate Student Research and Travel Grant Seminar: Preparing Competitive Applications

Presenter: Dr. Marianne Di Pierro, Graduate Research & Retention, Graduate College
Date: Thursday, January 12, 2017
Time: 2 to 4 p.m.
Location: Graduate Student Commons (Room E-125), First Floor, 260 W Walwood Hall, East Campus – WMU Graduate College
Objectives: Attendees will learn how to:

  • 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

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Introduction to Mendeley Web - Free Reference Management Software

Presenters: Associate Professor Michele Behr, Swain Education Services  and Librarian Associate Professor Edward Eckel III, Science and Engineering Librarian University Libraries
Date: Friday, January 20, 2017
Time: 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Graduate Student Commons (E-125) located on the first floor, 260 W Walwood Hall, East Campus

Learn to use the free reference management software Mendeley Web to save your references, annotate and take notes on your articles, and create bibliographies for your papers and articles. Mendeley allows you to organize your article, book and report references using folders, tag them for easy search and retrieval, and access them on any device using the desktop software, iPhone/iPad/Android apps, and through a web browser through Mendeley.com. References created on any device sync seamlessly with your account on the web, and are accessible on any of your other devices. In addition, connect with other like-minded researchers through over 100,000 public research groups. Participants are encouraged to create a Mendeley Web account ahead of time at https://www.mendeley.com/ so that they are ready to begin working in the workshop. If you wish to use the desktop software or the mobile/iPad software versions, please bring your own device.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Import references from library databases into their Mendeley Web accounts 
  • Create new references by importing research articles in PDF format 
  • Organize references using folders and tags 
  • Annotate PDFs by highlighting and taking notes 
  • Create bibliographies in MS Word and other word processing software. 
  • Create research groups for sharing references and notes with colleagues 
  • Download the desktop and mobile versions of Mendeley

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February

How Safe Is It To Be You? Developing a Survival Mindset

Presenters: Cam Vossen, Emergency Management Administrator, and Andrew Bachmann, Public Safety
Date: Friday, February 3, 2017
Time: 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Location: Walwood Commons, First Floor, 260 W Walwood Hall, East Campus – WMU Graduate College
Objectives: Attendees will be able to:

  • Explain the three primary responses to an active shooter incident. 
  • Give examples of actions that demonstrate a survival mindset. 
  • Recognize at least three warning signs that may lead to workplace violence

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

Presenters: 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
Date: Friday, Februaray 10, 2017
Time: 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Location: 125 E. Walwood Hall
Objectives:  Attendees will learn how to:

  • 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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Gwen Frostic, Patricia Thompson, Dissertation Completion Fellowship Seminar: What Applicants Need to Know

Presenter: Dr. Marianne Di Pierro, Graduate Research & Retention, Graduate College
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017
Time: 2 to 4 p.m.
Location: Graduate Student Commons (Room E-125), First Floor, 260 W Walwood Hall, East Campus – WMU Graduate College
Objectives: Attendees will learn how to:

  • 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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March

Strategies for Navigating the Dissertation: *For Students Beginning the Dissertation

*Note: This presentation is designed for students who are about to begin the dissertation or thesis or are in the early stages of beginning the dissertation or thesis, and not necessarily for students already at an advanced stage of writing the dissertation or thesis. However, advanced students are always welcome to attend and avail themselves of information that may be of value to them as they bring their dissertations or theses to a conclusion.

Presenter: Dr. Marianne Di Pierro, Graduate Research & Retention, Graduate College
Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time: 2 to 5 p.m.
Location: Graduate Student Commons (Room E-125), First Floor, 260 W Walwood Hall, East Campus – WMU Graduate College
Objectives: Students Will Learn:

  • How to prepare for the dissertation experience 
  • How to enhance communication with dissertation committee members 
  • How to manage effectively the dissertation process 
  • How to stay focused and “on task” 
  • How to address writing concerns 
  • How to prepare for the Literature Review

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Graduate Student Research and Travel Grant Seminar: Preparing Competitive Applications

Presenter: Dr. Marianne Di Pierro, Graduate Research & Retention, Graduate College 
Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 
Time: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. 
Location: Graduate Student Commons (Room E-125), First Floor, 260 W Walwood Hall, East Campus – WMU Graduate College
Objectives: Attendees will learn how to:

  • 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

Register Here