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January 2015

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January


Graduate Student Research and Travel Grant Workshop: Preparing Competitive Applications

Presenter: Dr. Marianne Di Pierro, Director, Graduate Center for Research & Retention, Graduate College

Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Time: 1 to 3 p.m.
Location: Walwood Commons, Walwood Hall

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

Registration required at the following link: https://questionpro.com/t/AJbMIZR0WW


 

Brown Bag Mentoring Circle

Presenter: Dr. Marianne Di Pierro, Director, Graduate Center for Research & Retention

Date: Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Emeriti Lounge, second floor, Walwood Hall

Objectives:
• To cultivate a "culture of mentoring" and support for WMU graduate students
• To sustain students in their journeys to graduate degree completion
• To foster a supportive, encouraging environment for student success
• To help students network with each other and form strong professional alliances
• To acquaint students with resources (faculty, staff, administrators) and other opportunities that cultivate a holistic learning experience

Registration required at the following link: https://questionpro.com/t/AJbMIZR0fh

 


 

February


 

Reboot Your Profile: Using Social Media Tools for Graduate Research and Professional Branding

Presenters: Dr. Eli Collins-Brown, Associate Director, Office of Faculty Development Dr. Ilse Schweitzer, Social Media Specialist, Graduate College Josh Kohnert, Social Media Manager, Development and Alumni Relations

Date: Monday, February 2, 2015
Time: 3 to 5:15 p.m.
Location: 2720 Sangren Hall

Objectives: Attendees will:
• Connect: Promoting Research and Collaborating─Learn methods for using popular social media sites, such as Twitter and Facebook for research
     1. Network and engage in discussion with other scholars, students, and professors
     2. Follow feeds dedicated to conference presentations and discussions
     3. Publicize your own presentations and publications
• Engage: Blogging Best Practices for Research and Professional Communication─Discuss blogging and micro-blogging to promote research, teaching, or non-academic views
     1. Recognize best practices for content and delivery
     2. Identify the pros and cons of using these forms of social media
     3. Search for and subscribe to blogs created by researchers in your discipline of interest
• Stand Out: Develop Your Profile on Academic Social Media Sites─Learn about academic social/professional networking sites (e.g., Academia.edu, ChronicleVitae.com, Versatile Ph.D.)
     1. Create and update profiles on these sites
     2. Begin networking with colleagues
     3. Identify best practices for participating in discussions within these networks

Bring a laptop, tablet, or other web-enabled device as it will greatly enhance your experience.

Registration required at the following link: https://questionpro.com/t/AJbMIZSAI1


Strategies for Navigating the Dissertation

Presenter: Dr. Marianne Di Pierro, Director, Graduate Center for Research & Retention

Date: Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Time: 1 to 4 p.m.
Location: Walwood Commons, Walwood Hall

Objectives:
• 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

Registration required at the following link: https://questionpro.com/t/AJbMIZR1tu


 

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

Presenters: Dr. Amy Naugle, Chair, Human Subject Institutional Review Board, and Ms. Julia Mays, Research Compliance Coordinator

Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Time: 2 to 4 p.m.
Location: Walwood Commons, Walwood Hall

Objectives:
Attendees will:
• 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

Registration required at the following link: https://questionpro.com/t/AJbMIZR1u0


 

Meet with Graduate College Representatives at the WMU Career Fair

Date: Thursday, February 12, 2015
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: WMU Bernhard Student Center


 

Hacking the Stacks The Inside Scoop on Library Resources for Graduate Level Research from WMU’s Research Experts University Libraries

Presenters: Ken Craig, Graduate Student Kate Langan, Humanities Librarian Ed Eckel, Science and Engineering Librarian Maria Perez-Stable, Central References Services Librarian Maira Bundza, Scholarworks Librarian

Please bring a laptop, tablet or other web-enabled device to participate in sessions. Librarians will be available to consult with students on a drop-in basis.

Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Time: 2 to 4:45 pm
Location: 2800 Sangren Hall

Registration required at the following link: https://questionpro.com/t/AJbMIZSEQz


 

Securing Your Data

Presenter: Mr. Gregory Lozeau, Director IT Policy & Communication, Office of Information Technology Education Leadership, Research, and Technology

Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Time: 1 to 2 p.m.
Location: Walwood Commons, Walwood Hall

Objectives:
• Learn how to recognize and manage confidential data
• Learn the latest technological methods to safeguard your research files for the thesis and dissertation

Registration required at the following link: https://questionpro.com/t/AJbMIZR1vK

 


 

March


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

Presenter: Dr. Marianne Di Pierro, Director, Graduate Center for Research & Retention

Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Time: 1 to 3 p.m.
Location: Walwood Commons, Walwood Hall

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

Registration required at the following link: https://questionpro.com/t/AJbMIZR1vk


 

Meet with Graduate College Representatives at the Olivet College Graduate Fair

Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Time: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Olivet, MI

 


 

April


WMU Assessment in Action Day conference

Date: Friday April 3, 2015
Location: WMU Fetzer Center

This one-day conference is designed to provide education, resources and networking opportunities on student learning outcomes assessment topics for all WMU faculty, graduate teaching assistants, part-time instructors, and staff.
For more information please visit: http://www.wmich.edu/assessment/assessment/assessment-day-2015.html


 

Graduate Student Research and Travel Grant Workshop: Preparing Competitive Applications

Presenter: Dr. Marianne Di Pierro, Director, Graduate Center for Research & Retention, Graduate College

Date: Monday, April 6, 2015
Time: 1 to 3 p.m.
Location: Walwood Commons, Walwood Hall

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

Registration required at the following link: https://questionpro.com/t/AJbMIZR1wS


 

Brown Bag Mentoring Circle

Presenter: Dr. Marianne Di Pierro, Director, Graduate Center for Research & Retention

Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Emeriti Lounge, second floor, Walwood Hall

Objectives:
• To cultivate a "culture of mentoring" and support for WMU graduate students
• To sustain students in their journeys to graduate degree completion
• To foster a supportive, encouraging environment for student success
• To help students network with each other and form strong professional alliances
• To acquaint students with resources (faculty, staff, administrators) and other opportunities that cultivate a holistic learning experience

Registration required at the following link: https://questionpro.com/t/AJbMIZR1to