Graduate School announcements

Job opportunity: Preparing Future Faculty and Professionals (PFFP) Coordinator

Marquette University has one of the original and one of the strongest Preparing Future Faculty and Professionals (PFFP) programs in the country. The program provides excellent guidance and preparation for graduate students who are pursuing academic and professional careers.
The PFFP Coordinator is an open position beginning next fall. It is a one-half service assistantship for fall and spring terms in 2017-18 (10 hours of work per week) under the office of the dean of the Graduate School. This is a one-year position with an opportunity for renewal for a second year.
Requirements and Qualifications
1. Student must be available to work approximately 10 hours per week from August to May.
2. Student must be in a graduate degree program that is administered by the Graduate School.
3. Student must be registered full-time during the term of the award.
4. Preference will be given to applicants who have:
• A master’s degree.
• Been in their graduate programs for at least one year.
• Prior PFFP involvement.
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• Strong administrative skills.
1. Planning and coordinating PFFP activities.
2. Assisting students in completing the PFFP certificate program.
3. Data collection and communication.
4. Administering PFFP web site, D2L site, and Listserv.
5. Representing PFFP at occasional after-hour events such as Graduate School Open Houses, Admitted Students Day, Orientations, Graduate Student Organization meetings.
6. May be asked to support or assist GSO activities periodically.
1. $7,975, 10-month stipend (August to May).
2. Nine credits of tuition scholarship (4.5 credits each term).
To Apply
Submit the following:
1. A cover letter indicating your interest in the position and detailing how your background/experience makes you a qualified candidate.
2. A curriculum vitae.
3. Two letters of recommendation.
Email your application materials by April 30 to Thomas Marek, assistant director for financial aid.
Deadline: April 30, 2017

Spring commencement academic apparel

For spring commencement, all graduate students will be ordering their own academic apparel. Graduates will receive an email at the end of March from the Special Events office explaining the process for caps and gowns and providing the schedule and instructions for the Baccalaureate Mass and ceremony at the Bradley Center.

Communicating Science Workshop 2017

To all graduate students in STEM and related fields:

Applications are now open for ComSciCon 2017, the 5th annual Communicating Science workshop, to be held in Cambridge, MA, June 8-10, 2017. The application will close on March 1.
Acceptance to the workshop is competitive; attendance is free, and travel support and lodging will be provided to accepted applicants.
Participants will build the communication skills that scientists and other technical professionals need to express complex ideas to the general public, experts in other fields, and their peers. In addition to panel discussions (on topics such as Media and Journalism, Science Advocacy, and Diversity in Science Communication), ample time is allotted for networking with science communication experts and developing science outreach collaborations with fellow graduate students.
Follow this
link to submit an application or to learn more. For questions or concerns, please contact

Library workshops on citation management tool EndNote

EndNote can help you keep track of the sources you use in your research and make it simpler to create footnotes and bibliographies.

Faculty and students are invited to one of the library’s workshops to learn the basic functions and get started.

  • Thursday, April 13, 12 noon to 1 p.m. (Raynor Library, Room 227)

In addition to the workshops, one-on-one help–from beginner to advanced–is also available by appointment. RSVPs are appreciated, but walk-ins are welcome. To confirm a place in a workshop or to schedule an appointment, email Rose Trupiano or call her at (414) 288-5998. For more on the software, visit the library’s Citation Management Software page.

Support Group: Survive and Thrive in Graduate School

The Marquette University Counseling Center offers a support group for graduate and professional students, Fridays 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Holthusen Hall, Rm. 204, to discuss topics of your choice, including:

  • Making the transition to graduate or professional school.

  • Feeling like you don't fit in or belong in your program.

  • Feeling overwhelmed with all of the requirements and responsibilities.

  • Feeling stuck in completing your thesis/dissertation/capstone project.

Please visit the Counseling Center's website for more support and therapy groups offered.

Poster Printing Available in Raynor Library

A new, convenient option for printing large color posters on campus is now available in Raynor Memorial Libraries. The Libraries’ Digital Media Studio can print posters up to 42 inches wide and customizable length, for use in poster sessions and presentations. Printing requests can be submitted online and picked up from the Digital Media Studio desk on the lower level of the Raynor Library. A wide range of file formats are accepted.

For the print request form, cost estimates, and file preparation tips, see the poster printing page. Questions can be directed to Joe Humer, Digital Media Studio supervisor, or call (414) 288-2140.

NCFDD membership free to Marquette graduate students

Marquette University has an institutional membership with the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD), an independent center dedicated to helping faculty, post-docs, and graduate students make successful transitions throughout their academic careers by providing professional development, training, and mentoring. NCFDD resources are applicable across disciplines and focus on a range of topics that include strategies for increasing productivity, maintaining work-family balance, managing time more effectively, resolving conflicts, and writing grants, among others.

With Marquette’s institutional membership, you can sign up for a sub-account at no cost; you will then gain access to:
• The Monday Motivator weekly e-mail providing productivity tips
• Monthly productivity webinars and multi-week courses
• NCFDD Career Center resources
• Private Discussion Forum for peer-mentoring and problem-solving
• Access to audio recordings, slides, and transcripts of previous webinars
• Monthly writing challenges and mentor matches

For technical assistance, contact NCFDD at 1.313.347.8485 or send e-mail to:

For more information about Marquette’s institutional membership with NCFDD, please contact Gary Meyer, Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs or William Welburn, Executive Director, Diversity and Inclusion.

Procedures for continuous enrollment courses

The Graduate School will now register graduate students for all continuous enrollment courses. Students should view the section titled “Registration – Continuous enrollment courses” to view the updated forms.

Forms must be downloaded and signed by the student and adviser before submission to the Graduate School.