Graduate School announcements

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

Internship, scholarship opportunities for Native American and Alaska Native students

The Udall Foundation will host a series of webinars on internship and scholarship opportunities for graduate students who are Native Americans or Alaska Natives.

The Udall Foundation’s Native American Congressional Internship program is a 10-week summer internship in Washington, D.C., for Native American and Alaska Native undergraduate, graduate and law students.

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, January 31, 2017. Sign-up for internship webinars online. More information about the Udall Foundation can be found at, and from Udall faculty representative Dr. Jame Schaefer.

Emerging Scholar Award

This is an award opportunity open to first or second year Ph.D. students who are members of a minority group and who are studying computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, system architecture, or other related areas.

Please review details of the award and qualifications here. The application submission deadline is February 28, 2017.

Academic Integrity Tutorial

As a community that believes academic integrity is an important and shared value, Marquette University has an Honor Code along with the requirement that undergraduate and graduate students complete a tutorial highlighting expectations related to writing, assignments, and test taking, and which provides information about interpreting data, publishing, and professionalism.

The tutorial is available via D2L using the “Academic Integrity” tab in the upper right-hand corner and takes about an hour to complete.  Please note, you MUST complete the tutorial in order to register for Spring 2017 classes.

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.

Preparing Future Faculty and Professionals Program (PFFP)

The Preparing Future Faculty and Professionals (PFFP) program is designed to support your academic and professional growth and provide a solid foundation for your post-graduate pursuits.

To learn more about this beneficial program, please attend one of the PFFP Connect events on Wednesday, September 21, 9:30-10:30 a.m., or Thursday, September 22, 12:00-1:00 p.m., in Raynor Library, Lower Level, Beaumier Suite B.  Refreshments will be provided.  If you have any questions regarding PFFP please visit our website or email the coordinator Stephanie Hood.

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.