1. Save the Date
Graduate Student Life & Wellness and the Council of Graduate Students will be collaborating again to host MSU Graduate Student Welcome Week 2011. This will take place on Monday, August 29th and Tuesday, August 30th in the international center. They are still in the process of coordinating events, but the focus is to orient both new and returning graduate students to the MSU campus and resources available to them on campus.

2. Thesis and Dissertation Electronic Submissions Workshop

The Graduate School is ONLY accepting electronic submissions of theses and dissertations via ProQuest. Detailed formatting and submission information for preparing electronic documents is available from the Graduate School website, http://grad.msu.edu/etd/

Tuesday, June 14th 2011
9:00 – 10:00 am (check-in begins at 8:30 am)
Room 105 South Kedzie

Registration is REQUIRED. To register, send an email to: gradwrsp@msu.edu and include your name, department, email address, and the name of the workshop (Thesis/Dissertation Formatting). Please bring your student ID for attendance.

3. You’ve heard you can use social media for networking and finding a job.
Now you’re wondering where to start, right?
Friday, July 15, 2011
8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m.
Workshop begins PROMPTLY at 8:30 a.m.
Biomedical & Physical Science (BPS) Building, Room 1415
Presented by: Katie Kelly, Social Media Manager, The Graduate School
John Hill, Director, MSU Alumni Career Services
Learn effective applications of social media for aiding your job search and professional development. Learn how to develop a personal brand, what platforms you can use, how to make the most of your accounts, how blogs and RSS feeds can help, and how to search for professional contacts.

Participants will be provided with resources for their continued use of social media, including resources for learning the platforms and for job searches. Note: This workshop will cover the applied use of platforms, not the creation of accounts. While participants are not required to have established accounts, technical questions regarding setting up accounts will not be covered. For tutorials on setting up these accounts, visit: goo.gl/5KBcH or take a picture of the QR code on this page with your app-enabled smart phone.
Feel free to bring your laptops and follow the discussions on Twitter. Use the hashtag #TGSsocial on your posts. After the workshop Katie will be available to answer questions specific to your individual social media accounts.

Registration is REQUIRED. To register, send an email to: gradwrsp@msu.edu and include your name, department, email address and the name of the workshop (Social Media). Registration is limited to 150 students.

Persons with disabilities should contact The Graduate School at 517-353-3220 to request accommodations no later than two weeks prior to the session date. Requests received after this date will be met when possible.

4. Graduate Student Orientation & Resource Fair (see attachment)
Sunday, August 28, 2011 Kellogg Center

1:30 PM Welcome & Introductions in the Auditorium
Tony Nunez, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, The Graduate School
Julius Jackson, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, The Graduate School
Stefan Fletcher, President, Council of Graduate Students
Marylee Davis, Advisor, Council of Graduate Students

1:45 PM The PREP’ed Graduate Student and Career Success Workshop in the Auditorium
Judith Stoddart, Associate Dean, The Graduate School
Rique Campa, Associate Dean, The Graduate School
Matt Helm, Director, Ph.D. Career Services

3:00 PM Resource Fair in the Lincoln Room

5.MSU-CIC Symposium on Race and Ethnicity in the United States: Making the Periphery Central

Faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students are invited to the MSU-CIC Symposium on Race and Ethnicity in the United States: Making the Periphery Central on June 20, 2011.

Bringing together scholars in African American, Asian American, Jewish American, Latino/a, and American Indian studies from MSU and other Big Ten universities, this symposium will explore how racialized communities are central to the U.S. experience and how these different communities’ experiences are interlinked.

For more information and schedule see attached MSU-CIC Symposium flyer

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