DUE NOW – - Spring 2014 Applications for Graduation
May 8, 2014 – - Deadline for submission of Comprehensive Exam Result Form to the Graduate College
May 16, 2014 – - Commencement (10:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 5:00 p.m.)
Recruitment Mini-Grants: The following areas were awarded Spring 2014 Recruitment Mini-Grants: College of Education, Educational Administration, Early Childhood & Family Development, Health Promotion & Wellness Management, Master of Fine Arts, Visual Arts, and Social Work. The deadline for Fall 2014 submission of applications will be October 31.
Program Spotlight: BIOLOGY
- Graduate student Hyoeun Ahn won the first-place presentation award from cell and molecular biology section at the meeting of the MO chapter of the American Society for Microbiology/MO Valley Microbiology Society. Hyoeun’s advisor is Dr. Kim. There were approximately 15 presentations, many by PhD students.
- Graduate student Adrienne Gemberling received a Sigma Grant in Aid of Research. Adrienne’s advisor is Dr. Havel.
Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum: The 21st annual Interdisciplinary Research Forum held on Saturday, May 3, was a huge success. There were 96 poster presentations, 70 oral presentations and 1 performance. Thanks to all faculty who judged and attended the event to support their students.
Annual Graduate College Awards: The annual Graduate College awards were presented at the Interdisciplinary Research Forum on May 3. This year’s award recipients are listed below.
Outstanding Administrative Graduate Assistant: Adam Crawford, CLSE
Outstanding Teaching Graduate Assistant: Jaclyn Brandhorst, Communication
Outstanding Research Graduate Assistant: Emily Stefano, Psychology
Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award: Cindy MacGregor, CLSE
Outstanding Thesis Advisor Award: Daniel Beckman, Biology and Chris Herr, Theatre
Distinguished Thesis Award: Matthew Hartman, Religious Studies
Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award: Katelyn Bartlett, Biology
Fall 2014 Orientations:
The New Graduate Student Orientation is Monday, August 11. This orientation not only includes sessions on policies and procedures but also sessions on navigating the graduate school experience. There is another orientation at the beginning of the Spring semester, which will be held in January, 2015.
The Teaching Assistant Orientation is Tuesday, August 12. The orientation sessions are designed to provide students with information relevant to their academic role as well as graduate assistantship responsibilities. As part of this orientation, there will be workshops on legal issues related to teaching and a variety of sessions focusing on effective teaching strategies. Students having assistantship responsibilities that include direct or indirect teaching must participate in this part of the pre-semester orientation. In most cases where Graduate Assistants have instructional responsibilities, the academic department also provides formal orientation and training sessions for the specific teaching assignments.