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Upcoming Events

The Office of Graduate Studies works with other campus units to provide information on upcoming events of interest to graduate students. Registration may be required; please see each listing below for more information. If you are interested in knowing which events were offered in the past, please consult the 2013-2014 program schedule.

Event Date
Interviewing

In this workshop Career Center specialists will provide advice on preparing for and performing well in interviews. This workshop will be presented on-line via Adobe Connect. Please register for this workshop to receive a link to the webinar on January 28.

January 28, 2015
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Online webinar
Developing Effective Research Assignments

In this session, we’ll discuss elements of effective research assignments that utilize KU Libraries resources. With a look at assignment examples that include both physical and virtual library collections, participants will gain an understanding of how to plan and develop a research assignment from start to finish with a focus on what students need in order to produce high quality papers and projects. With Jill Becker, KU Libraries. Lunch will be provided; space is limisted so please register for this event.

January 30, 2015
12:00 - 1:00 pm
135 Bidig Hall
Dissertation Completion Toolkit

This session will focus on tips and techniques to move towards completion of the dissertation, and is intended for all types of doctoral students at any stage of the writing process. The workshop will emphasize strategies and methods for setting goals, identifying the necessary elements of your dissertation, making and meeting deadlines, working with your advisor, and managing your dissertation as a large project that you are in charge of. *Note: this session is not about formatting your dissertation for submission.* Please register for this program.

February 4, 2015
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Kansas Room, Kansas Union
University Career Fair

The University Career Center and the Office of Multicultural Affairs are pleased to present the 2015 University Career Fair. Students will have the opportunity to learn more about various career fields, companies and organizations, internships, volunteer opportunities, and options available at graduate or professional schools. Students from all majors and academic levels are encouraged to attend.

The University Career Center will provide free professional Linkedin profile pictures for students that attend the Fair. The Linkedin booth will be available starting at 12:00 p.m. on the day of the event. Learn more at the University Career Fair website.

February 11, 2015
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Kansas Union
Introduction to Grant Proposal Development for Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences

Presented by the Hall Center Humanities Grant Development Office, these duplicate workshops (Feb. 11 and Feb. 12) focus on identifying sources of funding and strategies for developing successful grant and fellowship applications. Graduate students in the humanities, social sciences, and arts are encouraged to attend. Please register by February 4.

February 11, 2015
6:00 - 8:30 pm
Hall Center for the Humanities
Engineering & Computing Career Fair

The Engineering Career Center sponsors a Career Fair during the fall semester and one during the spring semester. Open to all KU students, learn more at the Engineering website.

February 12, 2015
12:00 - 4:00 pm
Kansas Union
Capitol Graduate Research Summit

The 12th 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 2015, eight KU Lawrence campus students were selected to join their peers from Kansas State University, The University of Kansas Medical Center, 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.

To learn more about the event, go to the Capitol Graduate Research Summit website. To read about KU's graduate student participants in the 2015 Summit, go to the 2015 CGRS Presenters page.

February 12, 2015
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Topeka, Kansas
Zotero: Citing your Sources

Come learn about the Zotero citation software that is freely available from Firefox. This application allows you to store, organize, format your citations, and cite your references in your papers. This workshop will cover building your library to citing sources.Please register for this program.

February 12, 2015
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Watson Library
Introduction to Grant Proposal Development for Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences

Presented by the Hall Center Humanities Grant Development Office, these duplicate workshops (Feb. 11 and Feb. 12) focus on identifying sources of funding and strategies for developing successful grant and fellowship applications. Graduate students in the humanities, social sciences, and arts are encouraged to attend. Please register by February 4.

February 12, 2015
6:00 - 8:30 pm
Hall Center for the Humanities
EndNote Basics

For both Mac and PC users, this hands-on workshop provides an introductory overview of EndNote and information about resources for getting additional help. Step-by-step instructions will be provided for: saving citation information as you comb through databases; annotating and saving journal articles in one place; sorting your citations into different groups for different projects; inserting citations into your Word document with the click of a button; producing and formatting a bibliography. Please register for this program.

February 18, 2015
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Watson Training Lab, Watson Library
Creating Online Elements for Your Course

Shifting some course material online can free up class time to focus on problem areas, to go deeper into course content, and to meet with students. In this session, we’ll talk about the best practices for creating and using online material in a flipped or hybrid course format. With Julie Loats, Center for Online and Distance Learning, and Doug Ward, CTE/Journalism. Lunch will be provided; space is limited so please register for this event.

February 27, 2015
12:00 - 1:00 pm
135 Budig Hall
Graduate Research/Write-In (Edwards)

An intensive day of writing without distractions in a pleasant space conducive to clear thinking. Whether you are preparing for your comprehensive exams, writing your dissertation or dissertation prospectus, editing a paper for publication, writing a book review or fellowship application, the Writing Center can help. One-on-one sessions with a research librarian or writing consultant are available, as well as the following workshops: Database Research (10:30-11:30), EndNote Citation (11:30-1:00), APA Citation and Style Guide (1:00-2:00). Learn more about the workshops and register at the Write-in website.

February 28, 2015
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
369 Regnier Hall
Education Interview Day

The University Career Center’s 15th annual Education Interview Day is open to graduating students interested in obtaining a teaching or support position within K-12 education. Participants have the opportunity to complete screening interviews with up to 10 school districts for openings in all teaching fields, as well as special education, school social work, school psychology, counseling, speech-language pathology, administration, and other areas. Typically, over 60 school districts from across Kansas, Missouri, and a number of other states attend this event. Please visit the Education Interview Day website for a list of attending organizations and information on signing up for screening interviews.

March 3, 2015
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Kansas Union
EndNote for Collaborative Projects

A workshop specifically for individuals or groups wanting to collaborate on documents with EndNote-formatted references or share EndNote libraries among multiple users. Topics include: how to set up and share an EndNote library, how this differs from sharing through EndNote Web, setting up an EndNote Web account and using it effectively, how (and when) to use EndNote’s document-specific traveling library, and how to use EndNote with Word’s “Track Changes” and “Comments” features. Please register for this program.

March 4, 2015
2:30 - 4:00 pm
Watson Training Lab, Watson Library
Graduate Research/Write-In (Lawrence)

An intensive day of writing without distractions in a pleasant space conducive to clear thinking. Whether you are preparing for your comprehensive exams, writing your dissertation or dissertation prospectus, editing a paper for publication, writing a book review or fellowship application, the Writing Center can help. One-on-one sessions with a research librarian or writing consultant are available, as well as the following workshops: Data Management Basics (11:00-12:00), Graduate Research Skills (12:00-1:00), Writing for Education Students (1:00-2:00), EndNote Citation (2:00-3:30). Learn more about the workshops and register at the Write-in website.

March 7, 2015
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
4th Floor, Watson Library
ETD Word: Formatting for Thesis and Dissertations

This workshop is for graduate students at any stage of the thesis or dissertation process. If you're just starting out, you can build your own template for future use. If you’re nearing the end, come join us for some quick tips that will save you some time and trouble as you move forward. Specific workshop topics include: general information about the thesis/dissertation process; content order; title and acceptance pages; page numbering; building an automatic table of contents using heading styles; generating a table of contents; captioning figures, equations, tables and more; embedding fonts; converting to PDF. Please register for this program.

March 11, 2015
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Watson Training Lab, Watson Library
Applied Humanities Panel on Non-Academic Careers

A panel discussion featuring leaders from Kansas City-area museums, archives, foundations, non-profits, and arts and cultural organizations will outline strategies on how graduate students can apply their intellectual interests and scholarly skill sets to pursue productive and satisfying non-academic careers in applied humanities fields.

March 26, 2015
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Hall Center for the Humanities
Working with Diverse Students

Teaching at KU involves working with students from a variety of cultural backgrounds. In this session we’ll discuss how to build on the knowledge that students bring to the classroom in order to promote learning and growth for all students. We’ll also talk about how to address controversial topics in a diverse classroom setting. With Meagan Patterson, Psychology & Research in Education/CTE. Lunch will be provided; space is limited so please register for this event.

March 27, 2015
12:00 - 1:00 pm
135 Budig Hall
Grant Writing

This workshop is targeted to students who have begun actively searching and applying for grants. It will mainly focus on research proposals (common in academia) and problem grants (common in the non-profit world) and will also cover different types of grantors, writing tips, and grant resources for graduate students. Please bring application materials for any grants for which you are applying. Please also register for this event.

April 2, 2015
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Big 12 Room, Kansas Union
EndNote Basics

For both Mac and PC users, this hands-on workshop provides an introductory overview of EndNote and information about resources for getting additional help. Step-by-step instructions will be provided for: saving citation information as you comb through databases; annotating and saving journal articles in one place; sorting your citations into different groups for different projects; inserting citations into your Word document with the click of a button; producing and formatting a bibliography. Please register for this event.

April 2, 2015
2:00 - 3:30 pm
Watson Training Lab, Watson Library
Graduate Research Competition

The Graduate Research Competition is a campus-wide event that provides graduate students from all disciplines and departments the opportunity to present their research to faculty judges and peers from across the University. It is a chance to improve communication skills, refining research 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. More information on the 2015 Graduate Research Competition, including an application to participate, will be announced later.

April 9, 2015
TBD
Ballroom, Kansas Union
Graduate Research/Write-In (Edwards)

An intensive day of writing without distractions in a pleasant space conducive to clear thinking. Whether you are preparing for your comprehensive exams, writing your dissertation or dissertation prospectus, editing a paper for publication, writing a book review or fellowship application, the Writing Center can help. One-on-one sessions with a research librarian or writing consultant are available, as well as the following workshops: Database Research (10:30-11:30), Electronic and Thesis Dissertation Formatting (11:30-1:00), APA Citation and Style Guide (1:00-2:00). Registration will be made available later.

April 11, 2015
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
369 Regnier Hall
Dissertation Completion Toolkit

This session will focus on tips and techniques to move towards completion of the dissertation, and is intended for all types of doctoral students at any stage of the writing process. The workshop will emphasize strategies and methods for setting goals, identifying the necessary elements of your dissertation, making and meeting deadlines, working with your advisor, and managing your dissertation as a large project that you are in charge of. *Note: this session is not about formatting your dissertation for submission.* Please register for this event.

April 15, 2015
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Big 12 Room, Kansas Union
Graduate Research/Write-In (Lawrence)

An intensive day of writing without distractions in a pleasant space conducive to clear thinking. Whether you are preparing for your comprehensive exams, writing your dissertation or dissertation prospectus, editing a paper for publication, writing a book review or fellowship application, the Writing Center can help. One-on-one sessions with a research librarian or writing consultant are available, as well as the following workshops: Writing Abstracts (12:00-1:00), Electronic and Thesis Dissertation Formatting (1:00-2:30). Registration will be made available later.

April 18, 2015
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
4th Floor, Watson Library
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 23, 2015
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Ballroom, Kansas Union
Learner-Centered Teaching: Rethinking the Classroom Power Structure

As the Internet continues to offer a platform to anyone who has access, it fuels a democratic view of learning and research that might be overshadowed by classroom hierarchy. Furthermore, this hierarchy may actually be harming our students’ ability to critically engage with the content we’re teaching. How do we rethink the classroom in order to make the next step toward a university in which students have a voice and use it to engage in the academic conversation that’s been going on since long before they arrived? This session will review some of the major points of Maryellen Weimer’s book, Learner-Centered Teaching, prompting a discussion of how to strategically abdicate control of your classroom in order to help your students learn. With Aaron Long, CTE/English. Lunch will be provided; space is limited so please register for this event.

April 24, 2015
12:00 - 1:00 pm
135 Budig Hall
ETD Word: Formatting for Thesis and Dissertations

This workshop is for graduate students at any stage of the thesis or dissertation process. If you're just starting out, you can build your own template for future use. If you’re nearing the end, come join us for some quick tips that will save you some time and trouble as you move forward. Specific workshop topics include: general information about the thesis/dissertation process; content order; title and acceptance pages; page numbering; building an automatic table of contents using heading styles; generating a table of contents; captioning figures, equations, tables and more; embedding fonts; converting to PDF. Please register for this program.

April 30, 2015
2:00 - 3:30 pm
Watson Training Lab, Watson Library
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Format & Submit Open Lab

Bring your laptop for open, drop-in assistance with thesis and dissertation formatting questions or help with online document submission to ProQuest. This lab will be held in the Shulenberger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright office, which is located on the 4th floor of Watson Library. From the front door of Watson, come up the stairs and follow the signs.

May 13, 2014
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Shulenburger Office, Watson Library
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Format & Submit Open Lab

Bring your laptop for open, drop-in assistance with thesis and dissertation formatting questions or help with online document submission to ProQuest. This lab will be held in the Shulenberger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright office, which is located on the 4th floor of Watson Library. From the front door of Watson, come up the stairs and follow the signs.

May 14, 2014
12:00 - 2:00 pm
Shulenburger Office, Watson Library
Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

Learn more about this event at the 2015 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony site. Students who are graduating should also consult the students' information page to register to attend the event by filling out the participation form.

May 16, 2015
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Lied Center

 


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