2015-2016 Workshops

The Graduate College hosts a series of workshops throughout the year to assist you in planning your courses, conducting research and writing your thesis.

Degree Planning 101

4:00-5:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 25, 2015

PSU 314C

Speaker: Dr. Tom Tomasi, Associate Dean of the Graduate College and Biology Professor

The session will focus on how to plan your academic program (thesis or non-thesis) to ensure completion in a timely fashion. This workshop will also include hints on how to avoid some of the common pitfalls and set goals to ensure that there are no surprises in finishing your degree.

View the Degree Planning 101 PowerPoint presentation.

Library Research

4:00-5:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Meyer Library RM 106

Speaker: Crystal Gale, Library Administration

Learn how to make the best use of Meyer’s catalogs and databases, and how to obtain or access those materials and resources not available on the Missouri State campus. We will provide an overview of library resources and services.

Library Research-International Student

4:00-5:00 p.m. Thursday, September 10, 2015

Meyer Library RM 106

Speaker: Crystal Gale, Library Administration

This workshop will orient international students to Meyer Library.

Career Search

4-5 p.m. Tuesday, October 20, 2015

PSU 314 C

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.

Human Subjects in Research-What Do You Need To Know?

4-5 p.m. Wednesday, November 4, 2015

PSU 314 C

Speaker: Dr. Joseph Hulgus, Chair of Human Subjects Institutional Review Board

For all students who plan to use human subjects in research, this session will provide pertinent information on university policies and procedures required for the use of humans in all types of research (experimental, survey, etc.).

Animal Care and Use

4-5 p.m. Thursday, November 5, 2015

PSU 314 C

Speaker: Dr. Brian Greene, Vice Chair - Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUC)

For all students who plan to use animals in their research, this session will provide guidance on current standards for the handling and care of animals, as well as policies regarding biohazardous waste disposal.

Thesis Writing 101

3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 26, 2016

PSU 314 C

Speaker: Dr. Tom TomasiAssociate Dean of the Graduate College and Biology Professor

This session will focus on the research requirements of the Graduate College, specifically dealing with formatting requirements of a thesis. The session will include hints on how to avoid some of the common pitfalls in writing a thesis. 

View the PowerPoint presentation here.

How to Get Into Grad School

4:00-5:00 p.m. Monday, February 22, 2016

PSU 314 C

This session will discuss the types of graduate programs, degrees, and certificates available to students, as well as some do's and don'ts for applying to graduate school.

View the How to Get Into Grad School presentation. 

Writing an Abstract

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Thursday, March 17, 2016

PSU 314 C

Speaker: Dr. Tom Tomasi, Associate Dean of the Graduate College and Biology Professor 

This session will include suggestions on how to write an abstract. The session is intended to assist students as they prepare abstracts for their theses and for the Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum, which will be held April 23, 2016 but this session is also open to any graduate student. 

Writing an Abstract power point presentation

Giving a Presentation

3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2016

PSU 314 C

Speaker: Dr. Tom Tomasi, Associate Dean of the Graduate College and Biology Professor

This session will include suggestions and examples of successful presentation techniques for both oral and poster presentations. This session is intended to assist students as they prepare for the Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum, which will be held on April 23, 2016, but this session is also open to any graduate student. 

View the PowerPoint presentation here.