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Social media press kit: Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum

The Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum showcases graduate student research and creative works through oral, poster and performance presentations.

The forum is open to the public, which provides an outstanding opportunity for Missouri State students to engage the community with their research. For many students, it also marks the culmination of months — and even years — spent focused on topics they’re passionate about.

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Help spread the word about the Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum to the Missouri State and Springfield communities.

If you’re attending or participating in the event, we want to hear about your experience. We encourage you to join the online conversation about this event by posting about it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Make your post social media savvy

  • When applicable, use the Missouri State hashtag for academic achievements: #FollowYourPassion
  • When applicable, tag Missouri State University Graduate College or @MSUGradCollege in your post
  • When applicable, use the Springfield hashtag: #SGF
  • Sharing a photo is a great way to boost your post, and the photos below are available for your use

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Sample social media posts

Sample tweets

  • Showcase your graduate research at the Interdisciplinary Forum. Application deadline is April 7: bit.ly/1GyKiiZ #FollowYourPassion
  • Students will present research findings at Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum, April 25. bit.ly/1bjPEoL [USE WITH ANY OF THE PHOTOS ABOVE]
  • Support other students by volunteering at the Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum. Learn more: bit.ly/1bjPEoL [USE WITH ANY OF THE PHOTOS ABOVE]
  • The #SGF community is invited to view new research by @MSUGradCollege students, April 25: bit.ly/1BENipx [USE WITH ANY OF THE PHOTOS ABOVE]

Sample Facebook posts

  • Grad students: Apply to present your research at the Interdisciplinary Forum. Deadline is April 7. bit.ly/1EAxj06 [USE WITH ANY OF THE PHOTOS ABOVE]
  • Celebrate student research achievements at the Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum, April 25. bit.ly/1APDjyu [USE WITH ANY OF THE PHOTOS ABOVE]
  • Support other students by volunteering at the Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum. bit.ly/1xmjrak [USE WITH ANY OF THE PHOTOS ABOVE]
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Explore options for your future during the Online Open House

Students in class togetherConsidering adding an advanced degree or certificate to your education? Graduate school has many benefits — both personal and professional, but getting started can seem challenging.

Take advantage of the Online Open House, which will provide access to Missouri State Graduate College administrators and students who are eager to answer your questions about the following topics:

And since the entire event will take place online, it’s incredibly convenient to participate. Just log on, and get started on the next step in your career path!

Key details

  • What: Graduate College Online Open House
  • When: 11 a.m. — 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 5
  • Where: Online
  • How: Log on and register for free at  http://www.careereco.com/events/msu
  • Who: Anyone interested in pursuing graduate school

In their own words: Students and alumni

The Graduate College offers more than 80 programs. Check out the videos below to hear current students and recent alumni talk about why grad school at Missouri State was a smart investment.

Drew on how a graduate assistantship led to his dream job


Kim on how the Doctor of Nursing Practice enhanced her career


Aria on choosing an accelerated master’s program


MFA students on taking their skills to the next level

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Free, online sessions help you explore graduate school options

Students working in computer labLearn more about graduate school

The Graduate College is hosting free, online sessions Oct. 27-29 that will give participants real-time interaction with program coordinators and administrators — all with the convenience of the Web.

College of Arts and Letters sessions

  • When: Monday, Oct. 27 – see list of participating programs for session times
  • Where: Online
  • Who: Current undergraduates interested in graduate programs; future students — anyone who’s exploring graduate options in the College of Arts and Letters
  • How: Free registration

Participating programs

  • Conflict & Dispute Resolution – graduate certificate (10am – 2pm)
  • English – Master of Arts (10am – 2pm)
  • Writing – Master of Arts (10am – 2pm)
  • Visual Studies – Master of Fine Arts (10 – 11:30am, 12 – 2pm)
  • Screenwriting for Television & Film – graduate certificate (12 – 2pm)
  • Communication – Master of Arts (12 – 2pm)
  • Ozarks Studies – graduate certificate  (12 – 1pm)

College of Education sessions

  • When: Tuesday, Oct. 28, see list of participating programs for specific times
  • Where: Online
  • Who: Current undergraduates interested in graduate programs; future students — anyone who’s exploring graduate options in the College of Education
  • How: Free registration

Participating programs

  • Elementary Education (10am – 12pm)
  • Early Childhood & Family Development (10am – 2pm)
  • Educational Technology (10am – 2pm)
  • Literacy (10am – 2pm)
  • Teaching (11:30am – 2pm)
  • Secondary Ed. – Physical Education (1 – 2pm)

Information session

Representatives from the Graduate College will be available to answer your questions about many topics, including:

  • Application procedures
  • Admission requirements
  • Financial aid
  • Scholarships
  • Graduate assistantships

Key details

  • When: Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2 – 6 p.m.
  • Where: Online
  • Who: Current undergraduates interested in graduate programs; future students — anyone who’s exploring graduate options
  • How: Free registration
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College of Education Graduate Virtual Fair, Oct. 28

Chat with program coordinators during free virtual fair

College of Education student teaching child At the College of Education (COE) virtual fair, participants will enjoy real-time interaction with program coordinators — all with the convenience of the Web.

Virtual Fair attendees will be able to access chat rooms with COE faculty.

Key details

  • When: Tuesday, Oct. 28, see list of participating programs for specific times
  • Where: Online
  • Who: Current undergraduates interested in graduate programs; future students — anyone who’s exploring graduate options in the College of Education
  • How: Free registration

Participating programs

  • Elementary Education (10am – 12pm)
  • Early Childhood & Family Development (10am – 2pm)
  • Educational Technology (10am – 2pm)
  • Literacy (10am – 2pm)
  • Teaching (11:30am – 2pm)
  • Secondary Ed. – Physical Education (1 – 2pm)
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College of Arts and Letters Graduate Virtual Fair, Oct. 27

Chat with program coordinators during free virtual fair

Classroom in the College of Arts and LettersAt the College of Arts and Letters (COAL) virtual fair participants will enjoy real-time interaction with program coordinators — all with the convenience of the Web.

Virtual Fair attendees will be able to access chat rooms with COAL faculty.

Key details

  • When: Monday, Oct. 27, see list of participating programs for specific times
  • Where: Online
  • Who: Current undergraduates interested in graduate programs; future students — anyone who’s exploring graduate options in the College of Arts and Letters
  • How: Free registration

Participating programs

  • Conflict & Dispute Resolution – graduate certificate (10am – 2pm)
  • English – Master of Arts (10am – 2pm)
  • Writing – Master of Arts (10am – 2pm)
  • Visual Studies – Master of Fine Arts (10 – 11:30am, 12 – 2pm)
  • Screenwriting for Television & Film – graduate certificate (12 – 2pm)
  • Communication – Master of Arts (12 – 2pm)
  • Ozarks Studies – graduate certificate  (12 – 1pm)

 

 

 

 

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Graduate College Update – September 2014

Graduation Deadlines

  • DUE NOW – – applications for FA14 graduation.
  • November 24, 2014 – – Deadline for submission of a Thesis to the Graduate College.
  • November 24, 2014 – – Deadline for submission of Seminar Report Form to Grad College (for programs requiring form).
  • December 4, 2014 – – Deadline for submission of Comprehensive Exam Result Form to the Graduate College.
  • December 12, 2014 – – Commencement (12:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.). 12:30 PM Ceremony:   COB and COE; 4:00 PM Ceremony:  COAL, CHHS, CHPA, CNAS and Darr School of Agriculture

Upcoming Workshop

  • Career Search. October 21, 4:00 – 5:00 pm., PSU 315 A&B. Speaker: Valerie Turner, Career Center. Graduating soon? This presentation will include discussion on methods of searching for and finding the right career for you after graduation.

Recruitment

  • Contact Misty Stewart (66079) for information regarding Fall 2014 recruitment events.
  • A rep is needed to attend the U of Central MO Fall Career Expo on Oct. 8.  Please contact Misty ASAP.
  • Misty will need help staffing the table at Mercy on Oct. 30-31.  She will email information the first part of October to all program coordinators to sign up for 2 hour time blocks.
  • Dates are being finalized for each college to have their own virtual grad program fair. More information soon.
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