Events and Workshops

October

 

Introduction to Mendeley Desktop - Reference Management software

Monday Oct. 15, 2018 
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  
Waldo Library, classroom B

Learn to use the free reference management software Mendeley 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 so that they are ready to begin working in the workshop. Participants are welcome to bring their own laptops.     

Participants will learn how to:             

  • Import references from library databases into their Mendeley Desktop 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            
  • Create research groups for sharing references and notes with colleagues

Reigister for the October 2018 Mendeley workshop 

2018 Graduate and Professional School Fair

Monday, Oct. 22, 2018 
3 to 6 p.m.
WMU Bernhard Center East Ballroom

The Graduate and Professional School Fair provides opportunities to explore options for advanced studies. Graduate and professional schools in Michigan and throughout the United States will participate in the fair. 

2018 Grad Fair Participating Schools and more info

 

Formatting Workshop for the preparation of Doctoral Dissertations, Specialist Projects, and Master's Theses

Open to students, faculty, and word processors. Learn how to interpret the University's formatting requirements. Helpful information on paperwork requirements, fees, copyrighting, and electronic submission process is also provided. Please print and bring a copy of the 2018 Guidelines for the Preparation of Theses, Projects, and Dissertations.  Advance registration is required, space in each workshop is limited. Please register for a workshop in advance by emailing Jennifer.holm@wmich.edu or by calling the Graduate College at (269) 387-8244.

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018
10 to 11:30 a.m.
Graduate Student Commons, Walwood Hall

 

Formatting Workshop for the preparation of Doctoral Dissertations, Specialist Projects, and Master's Theses

Open to students, faculty, and word processors. Learn how to interpret the University's formatting requirements. Helpful information on paperwork requirements, fees, copyrighting, and electronic submission process is also provided. Please print and bring a copy of the 2018 Guidelines for the Preparation of Theses, Projects, and Dissertations.  Advance registration is required, space in each workshop is limited. Please register for a workshop in advance by emailing Jennifer.holm@wmich.edu or by calling the Graduate College at (269) 387-8244.

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018
2 to 3:30 p.m.
Graduate Student Commons, Walwood Hall

 

Academic Branding: Managing Your Online Presence

Friday, Oct. 26, 2018
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
University Computing Center, Room 2033

Postdocs and PhD Candidates or other advanced graduate students are invited to this workshop on branding yourself online. The workshop will focus on creating your own website, protecting your work online, and marketing yourself through the use of your personal website and social media. The morning sessions will cover skills and knowledge related to basic website design and security, marketing yourself, protecting your work, smart use of social media, and using analytics and other tools. The final session in the afternoon will include an opportunity for small group collaboration on your website, and help from facilitators with experience designing personal websites. If you haven’t yet started your personal website, don’t stress! Registrants will receive information in advance of the workshop on how to set up a website to work on during the collaborative session. Lunch is being provided by the Graduate College. We will email all registrants before the event to ask about any food allergies and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Register for Academic Branding: Managing Your Online Presence

 

November

 

Formatting Workshop for the preparation of Doctoral Dissertations, Specialist Projects, and Master's Theses

Open to students, faculty, and word processors. Learn how to interpret the University's formatting requirements. Helpful information on paperwork requirements, fees, copyrighting, and electronic submission process is also provided. Please print and bring a copy of the 2018 Guidelines for the Preparation of Theses, Projects, and Dissertations.  Advance registration is required, space in each workshop is limited. Please register for a workshop in advance by emailing Jennifer.holm@wmich.edu or by calling the Graduate College at (269) 387-8244.

Friday, Nov. 2, 2018
4 to 5:30 p.m.
Graduate Student Commons, Walwood Hall

 

Introduction to Mendeley Desktop - Reference Management software

Tuesday Nov. 13, 2018
1 to 2:30 p.m.  
Waldo Library, classroom B

Learn to use the free reference management software Mendeley 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 so that they are ready to begin working in the workshop. Participants are welcome to bring their own laptops.     

Participants will learn how to:             

  • Import references from library databases into their Mendeley Desktop 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            
  • Create research groups for sharing references and notes with colleagues

Register for the November 2018 Mendeley workshop