Announcements for September 11th, 2010

1. Graduate School Workshop Searching for an Academic Position: How to Be Successful at 2- and 4-Year Institutions

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010
5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
International Center Room 115

To be successful and efficient in the academic job search process it is essential to understand the diversity of opportunities in American academia. Large or small, public or private, two- or four-year this workshop will provide participants with a better understanding of the different types of academic institutions; how to look, apply for, and secure positions at various types of institutions; and what to expect as a new faculty member at different types of institutions. From this workshop students will learn how and where to find academic positions, how they might evaluate positions, and how to prepare application materials for different types of institutions. Presenters: Dr. Matt Helm (MSU), Dr. Karen Klomparens (MSU, Dean of The Graduate School), Dr. Michael Nealon (Lansing Community College, Chair-Humanities and Performing Arts), Dr. John Stevenson (Grand Valley State University, Interim Dean of Graduate Studies), Dr. Michael Stob (Calvin College, Dean for Institutional Effectiveness)

Registration is REQUIRED. To register, send an email to: and include your name, department, email address, and the name of the workshop (Searching for an Academic Position).

2.This week's presenters at the "Explorations in Instructional Technology" brown bag seminar will be Geraud Plantegenest, Debby Sleight, and John Williamson, from the MSU Office of Medical Education, Research, and Development (OMERAD). Their topic is "Using Web-Based Video Conferencing to Conduct an Online Hands-On Workshop."

TIME: Friday, September 10, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.

PLACE: Room 105 Natural Science Building

Dwindling enrollments at some College of Human Medicine face-to-face faculty development workshops led the authors to try to teach a hands-on workshop over the Internet. The faculty development piece involved teaching faculty how to re-design a live lecture to make it suitable for recording, and how to record a lecture with an audio narration using Camtasia Studio. Join Geraud, Debby and John for a report on what made their experiment a success, and a discussion of problems and solutions inherent in the approach.

This would be an excellent session for people using or planning to use video conferencing for instructional or other purposes.

Everyone is welcome to attend this popular seminar series. Pre-registration for the sessions is not necessary.

3.This is a free workshop for Graduate Students to help you survive and thrive in graduate school. To allow for more interaction, the workshop is limited to 35 graduate students. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Lunch is provided.

Developing Communication and Conflict Management Skills to Save Time and Enhance Productivity
Learn effective negotiation and communication strategies to resolve conflicts and also to prevent them from occurring.

Presented by: Dr. Tony Nunez, Associate Dean, The Graduate School
Dr. Janet Lillie, Department of Communication
Parker Huston, M.A., The Graduate School

DATE: Friday, September 17th, 2010
9:00 AM – 2:30 PM (boxed lunch is provided)
Check-in begins at 8:30 AM
Workshop begins PROMPTLY at 9:00 AM
Room 6, Student Services Building

REGISTRATION: To register, send an email to: and include your name, department,
e-mail address, and the name of the workshop (Conflict Management Workshop).

4. Once again- thesis formatting! Thesis/Dissertation Formatting WORKSHOPS for Fall 2010

The Graduate School is now accepting electronic submissions of theses and dissertations via ProQuest. The site for electronic submissions went live on August 30th. Detailed formatting and submission information for preparing electronic documents is available from the Graduate School web site,

During Fall 2010, traditional submission of unbound printed documents will continue to be an option, but only electronic documents will be accepted after December 16, 2010.

We will be conducting a total of THREE workshops this fall, 2 for Electronic Submissions and 1 final workshop for Hard Copy Submissions.

September 17th, 2010 for Hard Copy Submissions

September 24th, 2010 for ELECTRONIC Submissions

November 5th, 2010 for ELECTRONIC Submissions
You only need to attend ONE of these workshops and be sure to know if you are submitting hard copy or electronically and register for the correct workshop.Registration is required. To register, send an email to: and include your name, department, e-mail address, and the name of the workshop (Thesis/Dissertation Formatting). Please bring your student ID for attendance.Persons with disabilities should contact the Graduate School at 517.353.4738 to request accommodations no later than two weeks prior to the session date. Requests received after this date will be met when possible.
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