Graduate Student Appreciation Week

Graduate Student Appreciation Week

April 2-6, 2018

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. 

Look for “I [heart] Graduate Students” buttons across KU. The Office of Graduate Studies will be handing out these buttons at events during Graduate Student Appreciation Week, and they are also available at the Graduate Studies office in 213 Strong Hall.

Events for Graduate Student Appreciation Week are listed below and will be regularly updated. Though called a "week," events celebrating graduate students take place through out the month of April

Graduate Student Appreciation Week Event Date
Department of Special Education Graduate Student Appreciation Event

The Department of Special Education will be hosting a drop in for donuts (and more) on Monday April 2nd. Online students are also encouraged to “drop in” via this link and see if anyone is in the room!

April 2, 2018
8:30 - 11:30 am
JRP Hall
Department of Physics & Astronomy Graduate Student Appreciation Events

The Department of Physics and Astronomy will celebrate their graduate students with multiple events during Appreciation Week. Check out their events flyer to learn more.

April 2-6, 2018
1082 Malott Hall
Department of Psychology Graduate Student Appreciation Events

The Department of Psychology will celebrate their graduate students with many events during Appreciation Week. Take a look at their events flyer to learn more.

April 2-6, 2018
426 Fraser Hall
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, improving their communication skills, refining their concepts, and networking 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. Get more information at the 2018 Graduate Research Competition website.

April 3, 2018
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Ballroom & meeting rooms, Kansas Union
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Graduate Student Appreciation

To celebrate their cohort of outstanding graduate students the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology will be serving cake and coffee during the social prior to the Tuesday afternoon seminar.

April 3, 2018
3:30 - 3:45 pm
1005 Haworth Hall
Leading Difficult Conversations and Handling Hot Moments

KU's Office of Diversity and Equity present this graduate student workshop on teaching strategies for leading difficult conversations in the classroom. No preparation is necessary and refreshments will be provided. If you are interested in attending this session, please RSVP. Participation is limited to 60 individuals.

April 3, 2018
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Kansas Room, Kansas Union
Community Table

Led by the Office of Diversity & Equity, and co-sponsored by the Office Graduate Studies, the Community Table will meet in the first week of April. The Community Table, previously known as CLAS Time, offers students, faculty, and staff a space to meet others from across campus while pausing for lunch. The goal is to remove barriers and to develop new friendships and understanding. All are welcome with a current KU ID. This year the events are catered by Ramen Bowls, and food is available while supplies last.

April 4, 2018
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Anschutz Library
School of Business Graduate Student Appreciation

The School of Business will honor their graduate students with an event in the Dean's Lobby of Capitol Federal Hall.

April 5, 2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dean's Lobby, Capitol Federal Hall
School of Journalism Graduate Student Luncheon and Awards Presentation

The School of Journalism Graduate Studies Office is hosting a luncheon and awards presentation to honor Journalism graduate students.

April 5, 2018
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Clarkson Gallery
School of Education Graduate Student Appreciation

Hosted by faculty and staff in the School of Education, please join this reception for graduate students in education.

April 5, 2018
4:00 - 5:00 pm
1st floor – Joseph R. Pearson Hall
Fantastic Fridays for Engineering Graduate Students

The School of Engineering's Research and Graduate Programs celebrates Graduate Student Appreciation Week through out the month of April, with events and free food. Please see this flyer for dates, times, and locations of events.

April 6-27, 2018
Department of History of Art Graduate Student Appreciation

The History of Art department will be hosting a pizza lunch in appreciation of their graduate students.

April 6, 2018
12:30 - 2:00 pm
Spencer Museum of Art
Department of Applied Behavioral Science Graduate Student Appreciation

The Department of Applied Behavioral Science is hosting a catered breakafast Friday morning to honor their graduate students.

April 6, 2018
7:30 - 10:00 am
4001 Dole Human Development Center
Department of Film & Media Studies Graduate Student Appreciation

The Department of Film & Media Studies is hosting a pizza and salad lunch for faculty and graduate students on Friday, April 6.

April 6, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 pm
226 Summerfield Hall
Department of Classics Graduate Student Appreciation

The Department of Classics is celebrating GSAW by hosting a paper practice session for three master's' students who are presenting research at a national conference, The Classical Association of the Middle West and South, in Albuquerque, NM, April 11-14. Immediately after the event is a dinner for the graduate students at the Oread Hotel's Top of the Hill restaurant to show appreciation for all their hard work in teaching and research.

April 6, 2018
3:00 - 5:00 pm
English Room, Kansas Union
Graduate/Research Write-In

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. Please register to attend. In addition, participants may attend the following optional workshops:

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Formatting (12-1pm): This workshop will teach you quick solutions for creating your title and acceptance page, inserting properly formatted page numbers, captioning tables, and more. If you’re just starting out, you can build your own template for future use. 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.

April 7, 2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
4th Floor, Watson Library
Cookies with COGA

Graduate Students in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are invited to join the College Office of Graduate Affairs (COGA) for tea and cookies. Stop by the COGA office for Hot Box cookies and to fill up a new and FREE College Graduate Student Mug with fresh tea. First come, first serve until they're gone.

April 9, 2018
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
102 Strong Hall

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 12, 2018
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Ballroom, Kansas Union

Self Graduate Fellowship Symposium Lecture: Big Science and the Future of Discovery

Come here leading theoretical physicist, New York Times bestseller, and co-founder of the World Science Festival, Brian Greene. Sponsored by the Self Graduate Fellowship program, Dr. Greene will present a lecture, "Big Science and the Future of Discovery." The lecture is open the public and no tickets are required. Learn more about his research here; contact the Self program with questions about the event.

April 13, 2018
4:30-6:00 pm
Burge Union
Midwest Music Research Collective Spring 2018 Conference

The University of Kansas graduate students in music theory and musicology have formed a new student organization: the Midwest Music Research Collective (MMRC). The MMRC aims to provide opportunities for graduate students to present and share their research on music. To that end, they have established an inaugural spring symposium. If you wish to present your research on music at the symposium, please see the MMRC websiteAll types of music research is welcome.

A keynote address will be given by Dr. Brad Osborn from the University of Kansas entitled “Cart-Horse-Cart: Putting Theory Before Composition (and then putting it back).”

In addition to paper presentations, the conference will offer a special session geared toward emerging scholars called “Giving Talks,” which will be hosted by the faculty members at KU and selected guests from surrounding universities. This session will cover aspects of project development from initial inception and abstracts to conference talks and publishing.

April 14, 2018
238 Murphy Hall
Engineering Research Showcase

The Graduate Engineering Association (GEA), in collaboration with the Self Undergraduate Engineering Program, will hold their Annual Engineering Research Showcase. This event gives undergraduate and graduate engineering students the opportunity to present their research in a poster or presentation competition. New this year, we will include lab posters to help students identify opportunities to get involved in research. Learn more at the Showcase website.

April 19, 2018
School of Engineering

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