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Graduate School Newsletter - April 2018

Upcoming Events

Get LinkedIn: Leverage Your Personal Brand to Find Jobs & Internships  (Career Development)

      Thurs, Apr 5th 3-4pm  Student Union Crest Room 253C

A Mind, Body, Spiritual Stress-Buster: Would YOU like one?(Wellness)

      Thurs, Apr 5th 7-9pm  University Student Union

Leadership Summit  (Leadership)

      Tues, Apr 10th 9:30am – 4:30pm

      More information about this event can be found here.

Roundtable: Graduate Student Professional Development (Faculty Event)

      Wed, Apr 18th 3-5pm  Avera 382

Graduate Student Recognition Event

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Student Union - Campanile & 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!

 Please complete the RSVP link if you plan to attend by Wednesday, April 11th -

Students have until Tuesday, April 10th to complete the Professional Development certificate. Please contact the Graduate School will any questions!

Future graduates (Summer 2018 and Fall 2018) who are interested in participating in the Spring 2018 commencement ceremony should complete the Request to Participate form no later than Friday, April 6th. Students requesting to participate must have advisor approval and an approved plan of study and committee request form on file. Comprehensive exams must also be completed for doctoral candidates. Any student submitting a late request to participate form will NOT have their name appear in the commencement program.

Students who have already graduated and those who will be graduating during the Spring 2018 semester should have received an email from the Registrar’s Office with an RSVP link and diploma information. These students should NOT complete the request to participate form.

2018 IDS Summer Academies – Instructional Design Services will host the 2018 Summer Academies. The academies are designed to help SDState faculty, staff and graduate teaching assistants develop comprehensive technology skills and competencies in the established SDState Active Learning Cloud environment. The sessions will help meet the challenges of using miscellaneous SDState-supported Cloud services and technology applications.

The academies are hands-on learning workshops on three themes. All SDState faculty, staff and graduate teaching assistants are invited. All sessions will be conducted in Pugsley 105. Participants can select any of the sessions to participate.

Applicants must complete an online form no later than April 6.  

Questions can be directed to:

Monsanto is now accepting applications to our graduate scholarship for diverse students in the STEM field. The Monsanto Graduate Scholarship is part of our company’s broader focus on innovation and investment in agriculture. To meet the challenges the world faces in feeding nine billion people by 2050, investing in future leaders pursuing STEM careers in food and agriculture is key. The next generation of innovators will be the ones to ascend and meet the challenges of global food security. 

Monsanto Graduate Student Scholarship
Monsanto Company will award four $25,000 scholarships to diverse students pursuing a Master’s degree in agriculture or STEM related field. If you are enrolled or admitted in a Master of Science degree program with an emphasis in STEM and a minimum 3.0 GPA - this scholarship is for you!

Monsanto PhD Fellowship
Monsanto has made a commitment to support high achieving minority students pursuing a PhD degree in agriculture or STEM related field over the next three years. We will award up to $50,000 to each student selected. If you are a high achieving minority student pursuing a PhD in agriculture or STEM related fields (all racial ethnic minorities and women considered) - click the button below and select Monsanto STEM Fellowship tab to learn more and apply.

- Application deadline: May 1, 2018
- Winners announced: July 15, 2018
- Payments delivered by: September 1, 2018

Students must apply by May 1, 2018. Winners will be announced July 15, 2018.

To learn more about these programs and other opportunities, visit


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