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2013-2014 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

3:30-5:00 p.m. Thursday, August 29, 2013

PSU 315 C

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 PowerPoint presentation here.

Library Research

4:00-5:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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 12, 2013

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 22, 2013

PSU 315 C

Speaker: Jack Hunter, Director of the 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 6, 2013

PSU 315 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 7, 2013

PSU 315 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

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Thursday, January 23, 2014

PSU 308 A

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

This session will focus on the research requirements of the Graduate College, specificaly 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

3:30-5:00 p.m. Thursday, February 13, 2014

PSU 315 A

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 PowerPoint presentation here.

Writing an Abstract

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2014

PSU 308 A

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 May 3, 2014, but this session is also open to any graduate student. 

Giving a Presentation

3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014

PSU 308 A

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 May 3, 2014, but this session is also open to any graduate student. 

View the PowerPoint presentation here.