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Monday Memo - October 08, 2018

Monday, October 8, 2018

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

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3-Minute Thesis Competition Registration Pt. 2

The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR), Center for Health Sciences (CHS), and the College of Human Sciences (CoHS) are closing their registration for the 3-Minute Thesis Competition TODAY.

Deadline for the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences and the College of Education, Health and Aviation is Friday, October 12

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Graduate Student News


PROFILE: Breanna Gallagher

Breanna Gallagher has spent her professional career helping students. Before she came to OSU in 2014, she worked in the museum field in Denver for seven years. During this time, she trained kindergarten and elementary school teachers on helping young students become passionate about science.

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Wally Reminder: Remember, “(space)” is just indicating a space between words in the program’s name.


Wally Is That You?

Good morning Cowboys,

After last week, Wally couldn’t help but share his adventure with someone special. So this week Woof tagged along for some fun. But Wally had to teach him a couple things about how to behave in an educational setting.

Hopefully Woof was able to learn some things.

As always, good luck unscrambling.

- Windy

Professional Development


Leadership Badge Highlight

Leadership comes in many forms. Engaging in community and professional organization provides opportunities to become more self-aware, develop the skills to think strategically, and inspire others. Professional development activities designed to enhance your leadership skills range from serving as an officer in a Graduate Student Organization, representing your program at GPSGA to serving on a committee or board of a professional organization.

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

Professional Development Opportunities


iLead Luncheon

Career Trek: Wednesday, October 10 | Edmon Low Room 206 | 3 p.m.

Learn the keys to successful interviewing. Topics that will be covered include how you can best prepare, what employers are looking for in a candidate, how to prepare to make a strong first impression, and other ways to set yourself apart from the competition.

Data Carpentry Workshop

October 18-19 | 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

October 18 will be in Edmon Low Room 206, October 19 will be in Math Sciences 514

Data Carpentry develops and teaches workshops on the fundamental data skills needed to conduct research. Its target audience is researchers who have little to no prior computational experience, and its lessons are domain specific, building on learners' existing knowledge to enable them to quickly apply skills learned to their own research. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.

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Public Writing Contest

If you participated in the Research Writing for Public Audience Workshop and want to enter into the OSU Public Writing Contest, be sure you submit your work by midnight on October 22.

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Patents Online: Discover Trends in Research and Product Development

Don’t forget to register for this hands-on class. Attendees will learn how to search patents and patent applications with an overview of intellectual property.

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Register to Vote

Deadline to register to vote in Oklahoma is October 12

Homecoming Food & Activities Calendar

Important Information for Graduate Students


Wednesday, October 17 – Guide to Graduation and Thesis/Dissertation Format Review – In-Person Session 3:30-4:30 pm in 103 Gunderson

Thursday, October 18 – Guide to Graduation and Thesis/Dissertation Format Review – In-Person Session 10:30-11:30 am in 222 Classroom Building

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.

Monday, October 22 – Spring 2019 enrollment begins for graduate students

The Office of the Registrar has a lot of helpful information on their website, such as a list of Common Registration Issues, and how to Change Credit Hours in a Variable Credit Class.

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 – Deadline to Apply to Graduate with the Office of the Registrar 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


Don’t forget to apply for the NASA Postdoctoral Program. The application deadline is November 1 and can be found here along with details arrow

Additional Opportunities

Yale Ciencia Academy for Professional Development 2019

2019 Ford Foundation Fellowship

DOE Science Graduate Student Research Program

The Graduate and Professional Student Government Association


Meet the Officers

Name: Masoud Moghaddam

Position: Parliamentarian

GPSGA provides great fellowship, scholarship, and leadership opportunities for all OSU graduate and professional students to impact their student experiences and future careers in positive ways.

Next Meeting: October 17, NRC207 at 5:30 p.m.

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