Join us for Graduate Student Week

Save the Date: 2019 Student Week is February 18-22, 2019

Schedule of events coming in late 2018

The Graduate School is excited to host Graduate Student Week. There is so much planned and we look forward to celebrating YOU, the Marquette University Graduate Student. The week kicks off with a welcome continental breakfast followed by engaging sessions and closes with the 3rd annual Three Minute Thesis competition. Be sure to RSVP for the valuable networking opportunities, professional development workshops, panel discussions and a multicultural networking event.

To recognize outstanding teaching and service, a graduate student will be presented with the Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award.  

This will be a great event to connect with your fellow graduate peers and faculty, so do not miss out and reserve your spots for each event below. 



 

2018 Event and Session Schedule (Stay tuned for 2019 schedule)

Check the schedule of events below and be sure to RSVP to reserve your spot at any or all the sessions.

(2018 schedule below. Please come back soon to see the 2019 schedule)

Monday, February 19

Tuesday, February 20

Wednesday, February 21

Thursday, February 22

Friday, February 23 

Monday, February 19

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9:00-10:00 a.m.

Raynor Library Beaumier Suites BC

Welcome to Graduate Student Week Kick Off!

The week will kick off with an appreciation continental breakfast. 

Stop by and fuel up for the day.

10:00-11:00 a.m.

Raynor Library Conference Center Study Room D

Trinity Fellows and the Office of Community Engagement

In this session, hear from a group of panelists representing faculty, alumni and community organizations as they share their experiences of community engagement from multiple perspectives. Together, we will explore why community engagement is important, who it benefits, how it can set you up for success during graduate school and beyond, what unique skills can be gained, how you can get involved, and much more.  Join us for a dynamic and exciting conversation!


RSVP Required by February 18

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Raynor Library Beaumier Suites BC

Career Management for Graduate Students

Presenter: Ms. Maggie Nettesheim-Hoffmann, a Marquette doctoral student pursuing a degree in History, will discuss: Reframing Graduate Student Skills for Career DevelopmentThis session will discuss how graduate students become leaders in the industry and how skills obtained through graduate education can be applied to the job market.  Discover what graduate students bring to the workplace.

Presenter:  Ms. Charonda Oliphant, Career Services

What are the necessary tools for career management?  Discover how Career Services can assist you as you prepare today for your career tomorrow.

A light lunch will be provided.  RSVP Required by February 12

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Tuesday, February 20

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9:00-10:00 a.m.

Raynor Library Beaumier Suites BC

Women in the STEM Field:  Bringing Together Academia and Industry

Join our faculty, Drs. Jeanne Hossenlopp, Kris Ropella, Rosemary Stuart, Michelle Mynlieff and Johnson Controls for a candid conversation about some of the unique challenges women in the STEM field face, the skills employers seek from students in the STEM field and how students become more marketable in this field.

RSVP Required by February 19

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Alumni Memorial Union Room 227

Multicultural Networking Event

Join faculty, Drs. Donte McFadden, Joseph Byonanebye, Kim Gretebeck, Derria Byrd-Jackson; students, Mr. DeJuan Washington and Ms. Afnan Musaitif; and alumni, Ms. Beverly Taylor and Barbara Toles as we learn about each other and our diverse cultural backgrounds. 

Discover how this information will help us become closer as a community as we discuss our research, mentor/mentee relationships and building authentic relationships.  Learn about the challenges faced and the paths taken while discussing the importance of finding a network of support.  The event will make us realize that we are more alike than we are different.  Diversity is the key.

A light lunch will be provided. 

RSVP Required by February 12

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Wednesday, February 21

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9:00-10:00 a.m.

Raynor Library Conference Center Study  Room D

Finding Funding

Presenter: Ms. Mindy Williams

Are you looking for funding for your research?  Not sure where to look?

Join us for a workshop on how to find funding for your project. 

We will go over the following key topics:

  • How to begin a funding search
  • Where to look for potential funding sources
  • How to qualify potential funding sources. 

RSVP Required by February 20

10:00-11:00 a.m.

Raynor Library Conference Center Study Room D

 

Introduction to Grant Writing

Presenter: Ms. Erin Folstad

Now that you have found the funding, how do you write the grant?  Join us for a workshop on the basics of grant writing. 

The workshop will cover:

  • Understanding why one would write a grant
  • Overview of the grant process
  • Helpful resources for grant writing
  • The most common elements of a proposal. 

RSVP Required by February 20

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Alumni Memorial Union Room 157

Soup with Substance

Presenter:  Dr. Cedric Burrows, Assistant Professor, English

Writing While Black:  The Black Tax on African American Graduate Writers

Dr. Burrows will discuss his article as he focuses on the emotional and psychological toll graduate students of color pay to enter and participate in white spaces. He interrogates the concept that people of color, particularly African Americans, must pay a tax that requires them to work twice as hard to prove their worth in white institutions.

Soup and bread provided.  

No RSVP required.

2:00-3:00 p.m.

Raynor Library Conference Center Study Room D

Increasing Writing Productivity for Doctoral Students

Presenter:  Dr. Rebecca Nowacek

This workshop will focus on four challenges facing dissertators:

  • Learning what’s expected in a dissertation
  • Finding time to write amidst other commitments to teaching, family, and more
  • Breaking through writer’s block
  • Navigating the expectations of advisors and committee members  

Participants in this workshop can expect to learn more about these distinct but related challenges and to develop their own plan of action for writing productivity. 

RSVP Required by February 20

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Thursday, February 22

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9:00-10:00 a.m.

Raynor Library Digital Scholarship Lab

Introduction to Copyrights and Reuse

Presenters: Digital Scholarship Librarian and Scholarly Communication Librarian

This session will cover the basics of copyright and focus on the reuse of copyrighted material in your dissertation or other original work. Presented by the Digital Scholarship Librarian and Scholarly Communication Librarian.

RSVP Required by February 21

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Raynor Library Digital Scholarship Lab

Author’s Rights and Publishing

Presenter: Scholarly Communication Librarian

This discussion will include examples as we address questions about negotiating your rights as an author when making the decision to publish your scholarship. 

RSVP Required by February 21

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Alumni Memorial Union Ballroom B

Graduate Assistants Appreciation Lunch and Marquette Forum Discussion: Health Disparities & Health Equity

Keynote Address:  Dr. Abiola Keller, PA-C, MPH, MPAS, PHD

The presentation will discuss the way we define and measure health disparities, perspectives on how disparities arise and how this relates to the social determinants of health.  Will also discuss how we can address disparities through research. 

A light lunch will be provided. 

RSVP Required by February 12

1:00-2:00 p.m.

Raynor Library Conference Center Study Room D

Thesis or Dissertation Formatting and Publication Through ProQuest

Presenter: Sherri Lex, Graduate School

Are you working on a dissertation or thesis and want to be sure that it is formatted properly the first time?  RSVP Required by February 21

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Caffrey's Pub

Graduate Student Organization (GSO) Happy Hour 

Had a long week and need to unwind?  Join fellow graduate students for some food, fun and conversation. 

No RSVP Required.

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Friday, February 23

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4-5:30 p.m.

Weasler Auditorium

Three Minute Thesis Competition

Reception to follow in AMU Ballroom B

Join Marquette University Graduate School for its annual Three Minute Thesis competition. Watch graduate students compete and present their research in three minutes or less using one slide and no animation. There will be an array of presentations from graduate students in various disciplines. See who will walk away with the coveted prize of $1,000 and international recognition.  The winner will represent Marquette University in a regional Three Minute Thesis competition at the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools in Grand Rapids Michigan.

The first annual Graduate Student Teaching Assistant award winners will be announced.  Be there as we present one award in each category for Teaching Assistants, Instructor of Record and Teaching Assistants, Non-Instructor of Record.

JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE AND CHEER ON THE PARTICIPANTS.  BE THERE TO CAST YOUR BALLOT AND HELP CHOOSE THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE WINNER!

The event is free and open to Marquette and the community. Join us to see what others are saying about graduate research.

No RSVP Required.

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