2017-2018 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.

Thesis Writing 101

When: Thursday, January 25, 2018                4:00-5:30 p.m.                                  Where: PSU 317 B

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

What: Come learn the timeline and steps to complete your thesis to satisfy the research requirements of the Graduate College. It will also detail the specifics of formatting a thesis including hints on how to avoid some common pitfalls in writing your thesis. Bring your questions and concerns!  View the past  presentation

Thesis Formatting Bootcamp

When: Tuesday, February 20, 2018               4:00-6:00 p.m.                                  Where: PSU 317 B

Who: Michael Frizell, Director Student Learning Services, and Writing Center Consultants

What: Check your own thesis formatting in this bootcamp. We’ll begin with a brief informational session on formatting. Then you review your thesis’ formatting with the assistance of several consultants who will be on hand to guide you individually, help with formatting problems, and even help you use the software Bring a laptop with your thesis loaded if you can. Otherwise, bring a paper copy of your thesis to make notes. Note: Can’t be there for the whole time? Come for the portion you can!

Thesis Formatting Bootcamp

When: Wednesday, March 21, 2018                    4:00-5:00 p.m.                                  Where: PSU 317 B

Who: Michael Frizell, Director Student Learning Services and Writing Center consultants

What: This is your last opportunity before graduate theses are due on April 30th, so come get individual guidance on your formatting. Bring your thesis either on your laptop or a paper version. This is a come-and-go event with many Writing Center consultants on hand to assist graduate students.

Giving a Presentation

When: Monday, April 16, 2018                        4:00-5:30 p.m.                                  Where: PSU 317 B

Who: Dr. Tom Tomasi, Professor of Biology

What: They say the greatest fears of humans are death and speaking in front of a group – not necessarily in that order. Never fear: Come hear suggestions and examples of successful presentation techniques for both oral and poster presentations.

Review: View Dr. Tomasi's presentation slides again.

Check back for Fall 2018 Workshops