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What started out as a part of the Harvest Carnival in the fall of 1913 officially turned into Homecoming in 1920. From there came the house decorations and, in 1930, the parade down Main Street.
In 1946, there was 20,000 alumni and the largest parade which included over 50 floats. As the years went on, the house decorations became bigger than the floats and rather than drive to see these decorations, people began walking around. To read more on how Stillwater became the home of “America’s Greatest Homecoming Celebration”,click here
Graduate Student News
3MT Competition Finals
The 3-Minute Thesis Competitions Finals continue this week with finals from multiple colleges. Mark your calendars for the following college finals:
Mental Health Series
University Counseling Services will be putting on a Mental Health Series covering a range of topics from coping skills building to improving communication.
The series begins October 29 and continues every Monday concluding on December 3. The entire series will be held in the UCS office (Student Union 320). No sign up is required, all students welcome. Find the entire series schedule above.
ITLE Canvas Spring Pilot
ITLE is seeking volunteers to participate in the spring pilot of canvas. Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) interested can choose to pilot just one of your courses or all of them.
Apply here before the December 1 deadline.
Woof Is That You?
Good morning Cowboys,
This week Wally has decided not to go on an adventure as him and I prepare for America’s Greatest Homecoming Celebration. In his place, Woof will be wandering around and seeing what he can find amongst all the activity.
Hopefully, he doesn’t go anywhere he’s not supposed to, but you know how dogs are. He’s probably just going to stick his nose in some dirt or chase all the squirrels on campus.
In case you’re wondering, Wally has taught Woof how to scramble words almost as well as him. So, as always, good luck unscramblers.
Congratulation to last week’s winner, Sathwik Nagulapati, who correctly unscrambled “Business Analytics.” To read more about the Business Analytics program, click here
Library’s Open Access Week 2018
iGrad Your Money Personality
Are you trying to enhance your financial wellness or knowledge? Have you never thought about your finances? It doesn’t matter where you stand now, but what matters is how you move forward from this point.
The Your Money Personality Tool available in iGrad asks you to take a simple assessment and develops an analysis of your money personality based on your emotions, outlook, focus and influence.
Begin your iGrad journey toward earning a Management Level 2 Badge. Start here
Creating Your EndNote Library Workshop
October 22 | 3 p.m. | Edmon Low Library Computer Training Room 206
Hands-on workshop that will introduce attendees to the basics of using EndNote. Topics covered will include creating EndNote libraries, managing and editing citations, organizing citations, and adding PDF files as attachments.
iLead Luncheon Seminar - Leading with a 360 View
October 31 & November 1 | 11:30 a.m. | Student Union 413
The iLEAD Program at OSU will empower students to recognize leadership in a variety of situations and experiences from a global viewpoint. Through diverse seminars and workshops, students will develop an enhanced sense of personal and social responsibility to better our local communities and global society.
Register for the above seminar here
Be sure to submit your work for the Public Writing Contest by midnight on October 22.
Early Voting for the November 6 election begins November 1 and ends on November 3
Important Information for Graduate Students
Monday, October 22 – Spring 2019 enrollment begins for graduate students
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.
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.
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.
Friday, November 9 – Deadline to drop or withdraw from classes with a guaranteed W.
Friday, November 9th is the last day to drop or withdraw from courses with a guaranteed W. For more information, please refer to the Drop/Add and Withdraw Deadline Details, or contact the Office of the Registrar.
Friday, November 16 – Priority deadline to submit results of thesis/dissertation oral defense form to the Graduate College
The hard copy original (wet ink) Thesis/Dissertation Oral Defense Results form must be physically signed by your committee members and submitted to the Graduate College.
Wednesday, November 21 – Priority deadline for online submission of electronic dissertation or thesis
The link for upload and online submission of electronic dissertation or thesis will be sent to the student after the Graduate College receives and approves the Thesis/Dissertation Oral Defense Results form.
Wednesday, November 21 – Priority deadline for paper submission of signature approval page
The hard copy original (wet ink) Signature Approval Page must be physically signed by your committee members and submitted to the Graduate College. The templates for can be found on the Graduate College Forms page under “For Graduation”.
Monday, November 26 – Deadline to submit results of thesis/dissertation oral defense form to the Graduate College
Monday, November 26th is the last day to submit this form to meet semester graduation deadlines. The hard copy original (wet ink) Thesis/Dissertation Oral Defense Results form must be physically signed by your committee members and submitted to the Graduate College.
Friday, November 30 – Deadline for online submission of electronic dissertation or thesis
Friday, November 30th is the last day to submit your electronic dissertation or thesis online to meet semester graduation deadlines. The link for upload and online submission of electronic dissertation or thesis will be sent to the student after the Graduate College receives and approves the Thesis/Dissertation Oral Defense Results form.
Friday, November 30 – Deadline for paper submission of signature approval page
Friday, November 30th is the last day to submit the signature approval page to meet semester graduation deadlines. The hard copy original (wet ink) Signature Approval Page must be physically signed by your committee members and submitted to the Graduate College. The templates for can be found on the Graduate College Forms page under “For Graduation”.
Grants & Fellowships Opportunities
Women for OSU Scholarship
Don’t forget to apply for the OSU Foundation’s WOSU scholarship before the November 30 deadline. You can find the application here
November 1: NASA Postdoctoral Program
The Graduate and Professional Student Government Association
Black Graduate Student Association will be hosting a fundraiser on October 22 at The Garage from 5 – 9 p.m. You do not have to mention “BGSA” at the register. Come out and support BGSA.
Next GPSGA Meeting: November 07, NRC207 at 5:30 p.m.
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