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Graduate School Newsletter - December 2018

                                                     The Graduate School Office will be closed on December 24th, 25th, 31st & 1st of January.


Jack’s Cupboard Opening – Located on the southeast side of Ben Reifel Hall, Jack’s Cupboard will be open Dec. 3-5 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Jack’s Cupboard is available to all students with a student ID and a bag to collect food items.

Jack’s Cupboard combats food insecurity by ensuring those students who struggle financially to purchase food are provided the free resource.

Students can also donate by visiting Card Services in the University Student Union. Leftover flex dollars can be donated and any monetary donation can be made by faculty, staff, students and the public. Donations of nonperishable food items are accepted at Jack's Cupboard during hours of operation.

Jack's Cupboard is a partnership of faculty, students and staff from the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Access, Facilities and Services, Housing and Residential Life, Student Affairs, SDSU Extension Food and Families, Health and Nutritional Sciences, Jacks' Dining and Interdisciplinary Studies and Experiential Learning.


Upcoming Events

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.

Spring Graduate Coordinator Meeting

        January 16, 2019 at 10:00am

        Morrill Hall 104

 Graduate Faculty Training Workshops

        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 click hereto register.


Awards and Scholarships

SDSU Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award

The SDSU Graduate School is pleased to announce the 2018-19 Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award, in recognition of graduate students who exemplify excellence in the teaching/learning mission of SDSU.

Nominations must be submitted electronically using this link:   Deadline: December 17, 2018.

Please see attached documents for evaluation criteria and video guidance

Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring Award

The Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring Award was established by the Graduate Council in 2010 to honor faculty members who have truly shown excellence in mentoring graduate students. The award honors faculty for efforts in supporting, encouraging, and promoting their graduate students' research, education, professional and personal development, and career plans. If you would like to nominate a faculty member for this award, please use this linkDeadline: December 3, 2018.

 Three Minute Thesis Competition

South Dakota State University invites you to participate in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition. The 3MT is an academic competition that challenges PhD and Master's students to describe their research within three minutes to a general audience. 3MT celebrates the discoveries made by research students and encourages you to communicate the importance of your research to the broader community.

The competition will be held from 5-9pm, Tuesday, February 5, 2019, in the Student Union. We would like to encourage all students to participate.

For more specific details about the competition, view the 3MT PowerPoint

To register for the competition, click here. If you are not already logged into MyState, you will have to enter your MyState credentials in the top right corner of the screen, click "My Resources," followed by "Forms," and you'll find "3 Minute Thesis Competition Registration.


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