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Graduate School Newsletter - Summer 2018

Expanding the Circle: Understanding American Indian Students and Promoting Collaboration

August 13, 2018  1:30-3:00pm

Volstorff Ballroom, Student Union

CETL Points – 1 point

Please register by clicking here!

This workshop will provide valuable information to better understand American Indian students and foster positive partnerships with tribal colleges and communities. The presentation will also include an overview of the structure and mission of land-grant tribal colleges and universities, tribal sovereignty, and how best to work with TCU faculty and students. Additionally, attendees will receive an update on the Wokini Initiative and future goals.

  • Dispelling Common Myths of the Lakota/Dakota/Nakota and Wokini Initiative Update – Shana Harming, Wokini Program Director

  • Working with Tribal College Faculty and Students – Dr. Natalie Anderson, President, Lower Brule Community College 


Graduate Teaching Assistant Orientation

August 16, 2018  8:30am-12pm

Ag Engineering 100 – All new and returning GTAs are encouraged to attend.

        Registration link:  https://gtaorientation2018.questionpro.com


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.  


Highlighted Courses:

SDSU Graduate School: Graduate School and Beyond Fall 2018

Course # and Title: GSR 701: Graduate School and Beyond, 1 credit

Instructor: Charles B. Fenster

  • Focus on skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in a graduate program and post-graduate career including work/life balance, gender issues, and alternative career options. 

SDSU Economics Department Presents: Innovation and Entrepreneurship Spring 2019

Course # and Title: MGMT 792: Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 3 credits

Instructor:  Annaleena Parhankangas

  • This course is designed for graduate students interested in learning how to commercialize their innovative ideas, how start and grow new organizations, and how to lead innovation in existing organizations.


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. 


The Graduate School would like to thank Amy Gerlach for all of her work in Graduate Admissions and for being part of our team over the past five and a half years.  We wish her the best and will certainly miss her!

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