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Campanile in the Fall

This year at a glance

The SDSU Graduate School coordinates a variety of events throughout the year for faculty, staff, and students to gain and share information and resources. For more information about any of the events listed below, contact SDSU Graduate School at 605-688-4181 or e-mail.

Events for the 2017–2018 academic year will posted throughout the summer. Stay tuned for updates!

Graduate School Orientation 

           August 17, 2018 3:00-5:00 pm 
           Agricultural Engineering Hall Room 100

Orientation is open to any new graduate student. The two hour session will cover the basics of graduate school, current policies and procedures that impact students, and professional development opportunities. There will also be time set aside for students to ask questions of the staff. Light refreshments will be provided. Information will be electronically available following the orientation session. Supplemental material, not covered during the orientation session, will be offered as part of the Graduate School Professional Development Program.  

Professional Development Program

For more information about the professional development program or earning the professional development certificate visit the Graduate Student Professional Development page. Recordings and/presentations from events highlighted below will be placed on D2L for distance students and those who are unable to attend presentations in person. If you would like to receive credit for attending a workshop not listed below, please contact the Graduate School for accommodations. Students not completing the professional development certificate are welcome at any of the following events. Events denoted with an asterisk (*) are sponsored by the Graduate School.

 

EndNote Training – multiple dates (Research Competency)

    Friday, August 31st 3-5pm; Thursday, September 20th 4-6pm; Friday, October 26th 3-5pm; Tuesday, November 13th 4-6pm

  Briggs Library

EndNote X9 is available for download. Get the product code on InsideState at: https://insidestate.sdstate.edu/academics/general/library/default.aspx. This two-hour session is an introduction to the software which is available to SDSU students, staff, and faculty. The session is designed for graduate students and faculty, but all are welcome. If you wish to follow along on your own computer, please bring a laptop with the software already installed.

Please register for the training session you would like to attend at http://libguides.sdstate.edu/EndNote.

 

Professional Development Program Kickoff Event

  Monday, September 10th  3-5pm

  Avera 280

Come join the Graduate School staff for the PDP Kickoff Event to start the year with everything you need to know about participating in the Graduate Student Professional Development Program. Enjoy SDSU ice cream as you learn and have the chance to ask questions about the program.

Please RSVP here.

 

Mandatory Self Advocacy Workshop

  Wednesday, September 19th  3-4pm

  Avera 041

This is a required workshop for all PDP participants to attend. Dr. Nicole Lounsbery, Assistant Dean of the Graduate School at SDSU will provide information and advice about navigating your best experience as a graduate student.

Please RSVP here.

 

Responsible Conduct of Research Training (Research Competency)

  Thursday, September 27th  2-3pm

  Biostress 119

Presented by Dr. Dianne Nagy, Research Integrity & Compliance Officer at SDSU. Learn important information about the proper way to conduct research at SDSU. Also, use this chance to ask any questions you might have about the subject.

Please RSVP here.

 

DoctoralNet Tools for PhD/Doctoral Students (Wellness)

  Monday, October 1st  9:30am

PhD/Doctoral work comes with certain frustrations and challenges : upgrading skills, planning research, overcoming isolation, knowing what the best approach is for your committee relationships, designing your research, staying motivated, overcoming procrastination, etc. There are tools on the university.doctoralnet.com website that address each of these and, woven together they provide outside/neutral guidance aimed at easing the stress of graduate school. This webinar will answer questions specific to the universities of those who attend as well as giving an overview of the tools and how they work together.

Webinar: click here to register & attend.

 

Getting Students Engaged and Motivated  (Teaching Competency)

  Tuesday, October 2nd  4-5pm or

  Thursday, October 4th  11am-noon

  Both sessions will be in Briggs Library Room 125

Build your teaching tool box by learning three new quick and easy methods that you can use the next time you step into your teaching role. 

Presenters: Theresa Garren-Grubbs, Nursing; Dr. Shelly Bayer, CETL

Registration Link: https://gtaworkshop2fa18.questionpro.com

 

Step Up Training  (Leadership)

  Wednesday, October 3rd   3-5pm

  Yeager 231

StepUP!: Got Your Back, Jack! Training

The StepUP! bystander intervention program helps students learn how to begin to discuss difficult situations such as those surrounding alcohol and healthy relationships as well as provides tools to intervene on their own behalf or for someone in need. This workshop is especially helpful for those students holding a graduate assistantship. More information about the program is available on the Got Your Back, Jack! webpage.

Please RSVP here.

 

MastersNet Tools for Masters Students (Wellness)

  Monday, October 8th  9:30am

Masters graduate work comes with certain frustrations and challenges : upgrading skills, becoming a better writer/thinker, understanding the role of literature, planning your final capstone or thesis, overcoming isolation, knowing what the best approach is for your professor relationships, staying motivated, overcoming procrastination, etc. There are tools on the university.doctoralnet.com website that address each of these and, woven together they provide outside/neutral guidance aimed at easing the stress of graduate school. This webinar will answer questions specific to the universities of those who attend as well as giving an overview of the tools and how they work together.

Webinar: click here to register & attend.

 

Grad Student Guide to Social Media (Communication Competency)

  Tuesday, October 9th  10-10:50am

  Solberg 008

Presented by Kristen Kponyoh, Graduate Student Services Coordinator in the Graduate School at SDSU. Come and be informed about the do’s and don’ts of maintaining a professional image across social media platforms. Also, learn how to use these valuable tools to your advantage while on the job hunt.

Please RSVP here.

 

Technology Transfer Training (Research Competency)

  Thursday, October 11th  3-4pm

  Rotunda F

Camila Fuhr Diel, Licensing Coordinator in the Division of Research & Economic Development at SDSU, will share valuable information about the rules and regulations that go along with technology transfer while conducting research at SDSU. Get all of your questions answered during this informational session.

Please RSVP here.

 

Fall Thesis/Dissertation Workshop (Communication Competency)

  Wednesday, October 17th  2-3pm

  Biostress 102

Kristen Kponyoh, Graduate Student Services Coordinator in the Graduate School at SDSU, will provide a thorough rundown of the process of preparing and submitting your thesis or dissertation. This is your chance to ask questions so that you can be more informed which will allow for a smoother process when submitting your final documents.

Please RSVP here.

 

Building Leadership Skills (Leadership Competency)

  Thursday, October 18th  3-4pm

  Biostress 119

Krista Haug, Graduate Student Services Program Assistant in the Graduate School at SDSU, will share valuable information about the importance of gaining leadership skills as a graduate student. More and more employers are searching for potential employees who have these valuable leadership experiences. We will tell you how you can make it happen, even with an already-busy graduate student schedule!

Please RSVP here.

 

Financial Preparedness (Wellness Competency)

  Tuesday, October 23rd  4-5pm

  Wagner 157

Presented by Robyn Jensen, Certified Financial Planner with Ameriprise Financial Services in Brookings. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn how graduate students on a tight budget can manage finances and even prepare for the transition to the working world and beyond to ensure a less stressful financial future - priceless!

Please RSVP here.

 

Models are the Maps that Get You Through  (Communication)

  Monday, October 29th  10:30am

No matter what the writing the most important consideration is how to take your reader through your writing to the end result you want them to have. This webinar teaches graduate students how to choose & properly analyze others work in order to build a model for their own success. This technique works for papers in classes as well as for 200 page dissertations/theses or for journal articles. Students will be encouraged to discuss the writing challenges they face.

Webinar: click here to register & attend.

 

Wellness Works (Wellness)

  Wednesday, October 31st  3-4pm

  Wagner 131

Mariah Weber, Wellness Coordinator at the SDSU Student Wellness Center, will present on wellness topics that are important to Graduate Students. Come and learn about how wellness plays an important role in your success in Graduate School.

Please RSVP here.

 

Entrepreneurship & Leadership (Leadership Competency)

  Tuesday, November 6th  4-5pm

  Wagner 157

Jennifer Quail, Director of Entrepreneur Support with the Brookings Economic Development Corporation, will provide information about the possibility of becoming an entrepreneur and just what it takes to be successful in the fast-growing entrepreneurial world. Learn about valuable local opportunities for budding leaders and entrepreneurs.

Please RSVP here.

 

Implementing the Power of Positivity  (Teaching Competency)

  Tuesday, November 6th  10-11am or

  Wednesday, November 7th  1-2pm

  Both sessions will be in Briggs Library Room 125

Teaching is tough. Presenters will share strategies for approaching your role, your students, and your challenges with a positive mindset.

Presenters: Dr. Katelyn Romsa, Counseling & Human Development; Dr. Kevin Sackreiter, CETL

Registration Link: https://gtaworkshop4fa18.questionpro.com

 

Advancing Your Sustainable Lifestyle  (Wellness)

  Thursday, November 8  4-5pm 

  Honors Hall 118

Curious to learn more about SDSU sustainability efforts or how you can make your personal and/or work life more sustainable? This workshop will answer all of your questions!

Presented by Jennifer McLaughlin, SDSU Sustainability Specialist

Please register here to attend the workshop

 

3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Preparation Session (Communication Competency)

  Thursday, November 15th  4-5pm

  Avera 280

Presented by Dr. Nicole Lounsbery, Assistant Dean of the Graduate School at SDSU. If you’ve ever thought about participating in this competition, now is your chance to learn what all the excitement is about. The winner of the 3MT competition has the chance to move on to the regional competition in St. Louis. Attendees will learn how the competition works and how to best prepare for your chance to put your hard work in the spotlight.

Please RSVP here.

 

Revisions to the Common Rule  (Research)

  Tuesday, November 20th  2-3pm

  Morrill 104

Presented by Dr. Dianne Nagy, Research Integrity & Compliance Officer at SDSU. Learn about new federal regulations for human subjects research. Changes affect exemption categories, continuing review, and informed consent.

Please RSVP here.

 

Organizing Your Ideas for Writing (Communication)

  Thursday, December 13th  7am

Academic papers are expected to be coherent and consistent and achieving that goal is only possible if you first organize what you want to communicate. Therefore, the ability to organize your ideas is a requirement to be successful when writing academically. In this webinar, you will learn how to improve that skill.

Webinar: Click here to register & attend.

 

How to Write Your Problem Statement (Communication)

  Always Available (YouTube video) - Click here to view.

A very step by step discussion of this all important two paragraph discussion of your research in your dissertation or thesis.  This is an older webinar that has received thousands of views and positive comments.

 

Career Fairs (Career Development Competency)

  Dates, times, and locations will vary

Attend any career fair either on or off campus and complete an evaluation (found on D2L) to get credit for attending. Attendance will count toward the career development competency. Contact the Office of Career Development for information about upcoming career fairs.

 

Additional workshops including those in the Teaching and Career Development Competencies are To Be Determined as schedules become available.

 

If there are workshops or events you have attended that are not listed here but you feel would be relevant to the Professional Development Program, please contact the Graduate School about the possibility of getting credit for attending.

 

Professional Development Series: Graduate Recognition Event

          April 23, 2019 at 5:00 pm Student Union - Hobo Day Gallery 

Recognition event for those students who successfully met the requirements of the Professional Development Program and for graduate student award winners for the 2017-18 academic year. Recipients will be recognized and presented a certificate. Light appetizers and refreshments will be served. Event is open to all graduate students! 


Faculty Workshops/Meetings 

Fall Graduate Coordinator Meeting 
        September 5, 2018 at 3:00pm 
        Avera 280

Graduate Faculty Training Workshops

  • Thursday, September 13, 2018 3:00-5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018 10:00 am - Noon
  • Wednesday, February 13, 2019 3:00-5:00 pm
  • Thursday, April 11, 2019 10:00 am - Noon

Morrill Hall 104
Explanation of Graduate School policies, procedures, and expectations of graduate faculty. Please RSVP to the workshop you plan to attend. All sessions will cover the same information.

Spring Graduate Coordinator Meeting 
        January 16, 2019 at 10:00am 
        Morrill Hall 104