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Monday Memo - October 01, 2018

Monday, October 1, 2018

Disclaimer: Many links in these previous Monday Memos will no longer work due to the Graduate College website migration.

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3MT Registration Closings

The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR), College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), and Spears School of Business (SSB) are closing their registration for the 3-Minute Thesis Competition TODAY.

Deadline for College of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology (CEAT): Friday, October 05, 2018

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Graduate Student News


Strategic Committee on Research Excellence (SCORE) Town Hall

Give your input in addressing issues that came from the OSU research culture survey conducted in the spring. A brief overview of the survey results will be shared at the beginning of the town hall and then attendees will be asked to share their thoughts and ideas to move forward.

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Canada native leaves career in the oil field to pursue an OSU MBA | By Kinsey Clemmer

Bill Pickering, a first-year student in Oklahoma State University’s Master of Business Administration program, holds three world records for conducting the largest dodgeball game ever played, and his talents don’t stop there.

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Wally Is That You?


Wally could not stop raving about his adventure this week. He must have been talking about it for an hour or so. He was so excited that he forgot to tell me where it was.

He just gave me this photo and left…You have to love the guy.

Happy unscrambling.

Cowboys Coming Together starts next Monday, sign up herearrow

Honorary Graduate Commencement Marshal

Counseling Services

Professional Development


Caring for your overall health is a habit that is great to begin now. Appreciating the importance of your physical, mental and social well-being and incorporating activities to enhance your overall health can significantly impact your career success and quality of life. Wellness activities you can engage in range from regular visits to the Colvin Rec Center to obtaining your CPR/AED certification to completing a health risk assessment.

Find the list of activities, where to report and how to petition herearrow

Professional Development Opportunities


Patents Online: Discover Trends in Research and Product Development

Learn how to search patents and patent applications with an overview of intellectual property.

Patents have more detailed information about a technology than any other type of scientific or technical publication. They can be used to discover new areas of research, for ideas to improve existing research, or to see if a product has already been developed.

This will be a hands-on class with time at the end for searching and for questions and answers.

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Research Writing for Public Audiences Workshop & Contest

October 1 | 4 p.m. | Edmon Low library Room 206

October 4 | 5 p.m. | Edmon Low library Room 206

The Research Writing for Public Audience Workshop will focus on written communication and emphasize the importance of writing about research, often heavy with technical terminology and/or dense theory, in an accessible way to a public audience. (space)

Register by clicking the links above.

Participation is mandatory if considering entering the OSU Public Writing Contest. The contest will be held following the Research Writing for Public Audience Workshop. The OSU Writing Center highly encourages you to submit your best public writing piece.

Learn what the committee will be looking for and how to participate in the contest herearrow


3M Presentation Training

Register to Vote

Deadline to register to vote in Oklahoma is October 12 (deadline to apply online for an absentee voter is October 12 and must be submitted by mail no later than November 6)

Doctoral Regalia Fitting Food & Activities Calendar

Important Information for Graduate Students



Friday, October 19 – Guide to Graduation and Thesis/Dissertation Format Review

For students completing a thesis or dissertation, the “Guide to Graduation and Required Thesis/Dissertation Format Review” is required to be completed by Friday, October 19th, either in person or by watching the webinar. All other students are recommended to watch the “Guide to Graduation for Non-Thesis Students” webinar. Both webinars are available through Graduate College Round-Up. Students completing a thesis or dissertation should review the appropriate Model Document PDF for important formatting requirements.

As a reminder, an original plan of study must be submitted to the Graduate College by the end of the second semester for Master’s students, and by the end of the third semester for Doctoral students. If you do not submit your original plan of study on time, a hold will be placed on your account blocking future enrollment until a plan of study is submitted.

Students planning to graduate in December should review the Graduation Checklist and the Graduate College Academic Calendar for important deadlines.

Friday, October 26 – Revised Plan of Study (if needed) and Graduation Clearance Form due for Fall 2018

Students planning to graduate in December (Fall 2018) must submit a revised plan of study (if needed) and a Graduation Clearance Form to the Graduate College by Friday, October 26th.

Thursday, November 1 – Apply to Graduate for Fall 2018

Students planning to graduate in December (Fall 2018) must also apply to graduate through their Student Self Service account by Thursday, November 1st. You must have an approved Graduation Clearance Form before you can apply to graduate. For more information, please refer to the Apply to Graduate instructional page.

Friday, November 9 – Admission to Doctoral Candidacy due for Spring, 2019 graduation

Doctoral students planning to graduate in May (Spring 2019) must have an approved Admission to Doctoral Candidacy Form by Friday, November 9th.

Grants & Fellowships Opportunities


NASA Postdoctoral Program

The NASA Postdoctoral Program provides fellowships to conduct cutting-edge research at NASA Centers and NASA-affiliated research institutes. Stipends begin at $60,000 with increases depending on locality and seniority. Appointments are renewable up to three years as well.

Application deadline is November 1


Yale Ciencia Academy for Professional Development 2019

If you haven’t already, check out the Yale Ciencia Academy for Professional Development. This NIH-funded initiative for doctoral students in the life and behavioral sciences, particularly those of Latinx backgrounds, provides students with opportunities for mentoring, peer support and networking. (space)

Application period closes November 2.

Apply herearrow

2019 Ford Foundation Fellowship

DOE Science Graduate Student Research Program

The Graduate and Professional Student Government Association


Meet the Officers

Name: Scott Goeppner

Position: Intergovernmental Liaison

Goal for this semester?

“Successfully keep SGA and GPSGA informed of each other’s activities.”

Next Meeting: October 3, NRC207 at 5:30 p.m.

Wally’s Adventures

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