Upcoming Events

The Office of Graduate Studies works with other campus units to provide information on upcoming professional development events of interest to graduate students. Registration may be required; please see each listing below for more information. If you are interested in knowing what professional development events were offered in the past, please consult the 2015-2016 program schedule.

For information on academic semester dates and deadlines, go to the KU Academic Calendar.

For listings of all campus events, go to the KU Events Calendar.

For information on social events of interest to graduate students, see the Student Union Activities events calendar.

For information on the Graduate Student Advisory Board (GSAB) and Student Senate participation by graduate students, see the Student Senate website.

EndNote Basics

With EndNote you can: Quickly save citation information as you comb through databases; annotate and save journal articles in one place; sort your citations into different groups for different projects; insert citations into your Word document with the click of a button; skip the worry about producing and formatting a bibliography (EndNote does it for you!) For both Mac and PC users. This hands-on workshop provides step-by-step instructions for these tasks, as well as an introductory overview of EndNote and information about resources for getting additional help. Please register to attend this event.

February 24, 2017
10:00 - 11:30 am
Watson Training Lab, Watson Library
GTA Final Friday: Managing Your Time for Teaching

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn to use a tool that helps you evaluate how you are spending your time for teaching and consider ways to streamline your work as a GTA. With Meagan Patterson, Educational Psychology. To participate in this session, register at least two days before the event. A light lunch will be provided. Space is limited. If you sign up for a session, please understand that we will be buying a lunch for you and saving a spot for you—so be sure to attend! If you have any questions or need accommodations, contact Judy Eddy.

February 24, 2017
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
135 Budig Hall
Career Close Ups: Developing a Career in the Museum World

Career Close Ups is designed for undergraduate and graduate students to learn how any major can lead to a career in a cultural organization. A panel of museum professionals will share their career paths, followed by a networking reception and behind-the-scenes tours of the inner workings of museums. Registration deadline is Friday, February 17, please register for the event here. For more information, contact smadiversity@ku.edu.

February 24, 2017
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Spencer Museum of Art
Graduate Research/Write-in (Lawrence)

Graduate/Research Write-Ins provide a large block of time during which to focus, relax, and get some writing done. Attendees often appreciate the opportunity to write in a community setting and the energy and helpfulness of staff from the KU Writing Center and KU Libraries. Consultations will be available about writing, research, EndNote, Zotero, and formatting. In addition, participants may attend the following optional workshops:

Graduate Level Research Skills (11am-12pm): The workshop provides participants with an orientation to the resources available from KU Libraries. Also, key databases such as Web of Science and Google Scholar are discussed, and how to find and select the best resources, as well as tips and strategies for becoming efficient and effective researchers.

Zotero: Citing Your Sources (12-1pm): This workshop will teach you how to use the free citation management software Zotero to store, edit, and export references. Why use Zotero? Zotero is free, user-friendly, and efficient, making it a great tool for anyone doing research or writing papers. Specific workshop topics include: a brief overview of the software interface, how to import citations, how to edit citations, how to import PDFs & retrieve metadata for PDFs, how to build & export a library, how to export citations & whole bibliographies, and how to use Zotero with Microsoft Word.

Please register for the Write-in.

February 25, 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
4th Floor, Watson Library
F-1 OPT H-1b Cap Gap Extension and 24-month OPT STEM Extesnion

ISS advising staff will presnt this dual topic workshop on two unique OPT extensions. The first segment will focus on the potential for extending F-1 status and OPT work authorization for students having a timely filed petition for H-1b that is either approved or pending with an effective date beyond their OPT extension date. The second portion will offer an overview of the 24-month OPT extension available to students with degrees in certain Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields.

March 2, 2017
3:30 - 4:30 pm
English Room, Kansas Union
Interviewing Tips for International Students

Career Center specialists will expain how to prepare for a successful American-style interview, including interview preparation tips, strategies for answering questions successfully, and post-interview follow-up.

March 3, 2017
3:30 - 4:30 pm
University Career Center (320 Anshutz Library)
Capitol Graduate Research Summit

The 14th Annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit is an opportunity to show the State of Kansas the stellar research conducted by graduate students at Kansas' universities. For 2017, eight KU Lawrence campus students will be selected to join their peers from Fort Hays State University, Kansas State University, The University of Kansas Medical Center, Pittsburg State University, and Wichita State University in Topeka at the Capitol. The participating students will present their research in poster board format to legislators and other members of state government. Learn more about the Summit here and see who are the KU representatives for 2017.

March 10, 2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
State Capitol Building, Topeka, KS
Job Search Strategies for International Students

University Career Services staff will explain resources and strategies that will enable international students to conduct a successful search for a job or internship in the U.S.

March 10, 2017
3:30 - 4:30 pm
University Career Center (320 Anshutz Library)
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Submission

This event is for students planning to finish a thesis or dissertation, and is an opportunity for graduate students to learn the steps necessary to submit theses and dissertations electronically. The workshop is a collaborative effort by the KU Libraries and Graduate Studies.

March 14, 2017
2:00 - 3:30 pm
Alderson Auditorium, Kansas Union
Lecture: Serving Social Justice and Pedagogical Innovation Through Open Educational Practices

Please join KU Libraries' Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright for a lecture by Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani.

Higher education promises to be a vehicle for economic and social mobility; however, this promise increasingly goes begging as our institutions are often structured to reinforce existing social inequalities. Open Educational Practices (OEP) encompass both the creation, adaptation, and adoption of open educational resources (OER) as well as the design of renewable assignments where students are empowered as co-creators of knowledge. More broadly, OEP embrace a collaborative, transparent, flexible, and learner-centered approach to education. This presentation will make a case for why the shift away from traditional (closed) practices is not only desirable but inevitable, and how OEP support the modern university’s mission by serving both social justice and pedagogical innovation.

Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani is the University Teaching Fellow in Open Studies and a Psychology Instructor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Jhangiani serves as the Senior Open Education Advocacy and Research Fellow with BCcampus, an Associate Editor of Psychology Learning and Teaching, and a faculty workshop facilitator with the Open Textbook Network.

March 30, 2017
10:00 - 11:00 am
The Commons
GTA Final Friday: So You Want to be a College Professor?

Learn ways you can supplement your graduate program with various professional activities to build a stronger CV for academic positions. With Blair Schneider, Geology. To participate in a session, register at least two days before the event. A light lunch will be provided.**If you sign up for a session, please understand that we will be buying a lunch for you and saving a spot for you—so be sure to attend! If you have any questions or need accommodations, contact Judy Eddy.

March 31, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 pm
135 Budig Hall
Graduate Research/Write-in (Edwards)

Graduate/Research Write-Ins provide a large block of time during which to focus, relax, and get some writing done. Attendees often appreciate the opportunity to write in a community setting and the energy and helpfulness of staff from the KU Writing Center and KU Libraries. Consultations will be available about writing, research, EndNote, Zotero, and formatting. In addition, participants may attend the following optional workshops:

APA Citation and Style Guide (12-1pm): This workshop will teach you the basics for citing with APA style at the graduate level. You will learn about tone, writing style, verbs, punctuation, formatting, paraphrasing, direct citations, the reference page, citing websites, and citing a source within a source.

April 1, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hawks Nest (Room 120), Regents Center
Graduate Student Appreciation Week

Graduation Student Appreciation Week celebrates the contributions of graduate students to the mission of the University of Kansas, raising awareness of their efforts in teaching, research, and service to the campus. Events  are listed at the Appreciation Week website and will be regularly updated.

April 3-7, 2017
All Day
Entire Campus
Graduate Research Competition

The Graduate Research Competition is a campus-wide event that provides graduate students the opportunity to present their research to faculty judges and peers from across the University, improve their communication skills, refine their concepts, and network with students and faculty from other departments. Students can apply to give a poster presentation or an oral presentation. Prizes will be awarded by Graduate Studies and the KU Chapter of Sigma Xi, an international, multidisciplinary research society. Learn more and apply to participate in the Competition by February 6, 2017.

April 6, 2017
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Ballroom, Kansas Union
Graduate Research/Write-in (Lawrence)

Graduate/Research Write-Ins provide a large block of time during which to focus, relax, and get some writing done. Attendees often appreciate the opportunity to write in a community setting and the energy and helpfulness of staff from the KU Writing Center and KU Libraries. Consultations will be available about writing, research, EndNote, Zotero, and formatting. In addition, participants may attend the following optional workshops:

No workshops are scheduled at this time, but consultation with an IT expert will be available for the following software: Excel, InDesign, Power Point, and Photo Shop. If interested in an Excel consultation, please email Claire McMurray ahead of time with specific information about your particular needs.

April 8, 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
4th Floor, Watson Library
Grant Development as a Professional Skill

Graduate students at the University of Kansas learn many skills in their diverse graduate programs that enhance their education and promote their research. These skills include critical thinking, data analysis, developing a research plan, funding this research through proposals, and writing and publishing their research. Additional skills that can help graduate students as they begin their careers after graduation include collaborating with diverse groups of scholars, working as a team, communication and presentation skills, writing for diverse audiences, grant and budget development, digital literacy, and project management. Join the Humanities Grant Development Office to learn how to apply these skills through a workshop on grant development as a professional skill – register to attend to by April 12, 2017.

April 19, 2017
6:00 - 8:30 pm
Hall Center for the Humanities
Graduate Awards Ceremony

Join the Office of Graduate Studies as it celebrates the accomplishments of KU graduate students. Awards recognize the contributions that graduate students make to the research, teaching, and service mission of the University. Please contact Graduate Studies with questions about the event.

April 20, 2017
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Kansas Room, Kansas Union
Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

August and December 2016 doctoral graduates, as well as May and August 2017 doctoral degree candidates, are eligible to participate in the 2017 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony. Registration is mandatory. 

May 13, 2017
7:30 - 9:00 pm
Lied Center

 


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