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17

Tuesday

09:00am – 04:00pm

  • New Graduate Student Orientation (NGSO)
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/current/orientation2017.php
  • Location:Student Union Building (SUB)
  • Description: Description: We invite you to register now for New Graduate Student Orientation (NGSO). This year's NGSO presentations are designed to * orient you to Texas Tech University graduate student life and services * begin academic and professional development to support your graduate studies * provide networking opportunities among graduate students and the Texas Tech community. See http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/current/orientation2017.php for the schedule, additional details, and registration. Contact gradschool@ttu.edu

17

Tuesday

11:00am – 12:00noon

  • *Academic Resilience
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: Graduate Center Commons, Administration Building west wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Center is in the west side (President's side) basement of the Administration Building. For directions, see http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradcenter/directions/index.php. You will need to swipe your student ID to enter. Contact: Nicole Noble, University Career Center Assistant Director, at nicole.noble@ttu.edu

19

Thursday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.
    For more information about the Graduate Student Writing Center, go to http://uwc.ttu.edu/GSWC/. Distance graduate students can access the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp
    Have questions? Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

19

Thursday

12:00noon – 02:00pm

  • Wreck Hunger: Graduate & International Student Food Pantry
  • Registration: For instructions on how to reserve a spot in line at the Wreck Hunger Food Pantry, go to http://ttuwreckhunger.weebly.com/get-help.html
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate and International Student Food Pantry provides food, nutrition education, and other resources to students who struggle to access healthy meals. While the pantry cannot provide all your nutrition needs, using it can reduce your grocery bill. The pantry is open on Thursdays from noon-2 p.m., and students may visit once every two weeks. Whether you want to sign up to anonymously use the pantry, donate food or money to support the pantry, or volunteer, please go to the Wreck Hunger website for more information: http://ttuwreckhunger.weebly.com. The Graduate Center is in the west side (President's side) basement of the Administration Building. For directions, see http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradcenter/Pages/directions.php. You will need to swipe your Student ID to enter. Coordinator: Ashlee Taylor ashlee.taylor@ttu.edu

19

Thursday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

19

Thursday

05:00pm – 07:00pm

  • +Statistical Consulting Service
  • +Graduate students in distance programs can schedule an online consultation.
  • Registration: Make an appointment at http://ttu.mobi/stats . No walk-ins please.
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: The Statistical Consulting Service can help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with all aspects of statistical data analysis. We can help you select the optimal analytic strategy and locate resources to carry it out. We can help you avoid analysis road-blocks by offering suggestions on how to collect, input, and manage your data. If you have already encountered a road-block, we can help you learn what you need to know to get past it. This service is provided by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Consultant: Nick Hensley nicholas.hensley@ttu.edu

20

Friday

09:00am – 12:00noon

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.
    For more information about the Graduate Student Writing Center, go to http://uwc.ttu.edu/GSWC/. Distance graduate students can access the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp
    Have questions? Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

20

Friday

01:00pm – 02:00pm

  • *Title IX for Graduate Students
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx
  • Location: TLPDC, Room 153, in TTU Library
  • Description: Join Risk Intervention & Safety Education (RISE), the Dean of Students Office, the Office for Student Rights & Resolution, the Student Counseling Center, and the Gender Equity Council in the TLPDC for a look at the unique Title IX concerns for graduate students. Hear from two current Texas Tech graduate students, the Director of support resources, and the Dean of Students. This event is open to all TTU Graduate Students, Faculty & Staff. Registration is required, and lunch is provided. Presenters: Samantha Christopher, Christy Norfleet, Dr. Kimberly Simón kimberly.simon@ttu.edu , RISE Director, and Dr. Matt Gregory matt.gregory@ttu.edu, Dean of Students

20

Friday

01:00pm – 02:00pm

  • *Basics of Library Research
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: http://cal.library.ttu.edu/event/2837094
  • Location: TTU Library, Lab 150
  • Description: Save time and money! This seminar is a general introduction to the Library’s resources which could include a tour at the end, if time allows. Get tips on how to find articles and books. Learn how to expand and limit search results in databases. Create your free Document Delivery account. Access style guides online. Forget what you think you know. Rediscover the library. Presenter: Brian Quinn brian.quinn@ttu.edu

21

Saturday

11:00am – 03:00pm

  • +Statistical Consulting Service
  • +Graduate students in distance programs can schedule an online consultation.
  • Registration: Make an appointment at http://ttu.mobi/stats . No walk-ins please.
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: The Statistical Consulting Service can help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with all aspects of statistical data analysis. We can help you select the optimal analytic strategy and locate resources to carry it out. We can help you avoid analysis road-blocks by offering suggestions on how to collect, input, and manage your data. If you have already encountered a road-block, we can help you learn what you need to know to get past it. This service is provided by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Consultant: Nick Hensley nicholas.hensley@ttu.edu

23

Monday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.
    For more information about the Graduate Student Writing Center, go to http://uwc.ttu.edu/GSWC/. Distance graduate students can access the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp
    Have questions? Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

23

Monday

02:00pm – 02:30pm

23

Monday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • +Library Research Assistance
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location:Graduate Center Room 43C or at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5
  • Description: Library Research Assistance can help at any stage in your research process or with any research question. Graduate-level research services offered include • Assistance conducting research, locating information, and citing sources • Help identifying the best sources and developing effective search strategies • Referrals to Library experts in different subject areas • Answers to questions about Library services and policies. Library Research Assistance is available in the Graduate Center on Mondays and Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. Contact: Brian Quinn, Graduate Student Services Librarian, at brian.quinn@ttu.edu

23

Monday

02:30pm – 03:00pm

23

Monday

05:00pm – 06:30pm

  • *Library Orientation for International Students
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School travel or fellowship funding
  • Registration: http://cal.library.ttu.edu/event/3008238
  • Location:TTU Library, Lab 150
  • Description: This seminar will provide an orientation to new international students on using Texas Tech University Library resources. In addition to learning best research practices, the attendees will learn about the Personal Librarian service, LibGuides, EBSCO Discovery Services (EDS), Google Scholar, Document Delivery, and EndNote. The attendees will also learn how to identify databases for research using subject categories and how to use three important databases--Scopus, Web of Science, and Statistica. The attendees will take a 30 minute library tour to reinforce the information they received in the Workshop. Contact: Minerva Alaniz minerva.alaniz@ttu.edu, Innocent Awasom awasom.afuh@ttu.edu, Tom Rohrig tom.rohrig@ttu.edu, Jack Becker jack.becker@ttu.edu, Jake Syma jake.syma@ttu.edu

24

Tuesday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.
    For more information about the Graduate Student Writing Center, go to http://uwc.ttu.edu/GSWC/. Distance graduate students can access the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp
    Have questions? Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

24

Tuesday

02:00pm – 02:30pm

24

Tuesday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • *Microsoft OneNote ShortCourse
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School travel or fellowship funding
  • Registration: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/
  • Location: Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), TTU Library, Room 23
  • Description: Microsoft Office OneNote is a note-taking software. With OneNote you have the ability to assign "tags" to your notes, copy and drag from any application, webpage, and PDF into a OneNote page, create Outlook tasks or appointments, even contacts directly from the notes. You can record audio and/or video directly into a note page, you can draw, highlight, email, use the Windows key + S to screen clip any area of your desktop without losing the mouse focus on a menu or highlighted item! A powerful feature of OneNote is the ability to convert handwritten text into type. Instructor: Heide Mansouri heide.mansouri@ttu.edu

24

Tuesday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • +Library Research Assistance
  • +This service is available to distance graduate students at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location:Graduate Center Room 43C or at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5
  • Description: Library Research Assistance can help at any stage in your research process or with any research question. Graduate-level research services offered include • Assistance conducting research, locating information, and citing sources • Help identifying the best sources and developing effective search strategies • Referrals to Library experts in different subject areas • Answers to questions about Library services and policies. Library Research Assistance is available in the Graduate Center on Mondays and Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. Contact: Brian Quinn, Graduate Student Services Librarian, at brian.quinn@ttu.edu

24

Tuesday

02:00pm – 03:00pm

  • *+Accessibility in a Nutshell Webinar
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
    +Webinar is available to on-site and online graduate students.
  • Registration:http://www.ttu.edu/accessibility/StepsToOnlineAccessibility.php (scroll down to find registration link)
  • Location:Online
  • Description: This lecture will go over the federal guidelines instructors need to know to keep their courses accessible. Participants will leave with a check list of items to implement into their courses and learn about the resources at Worldwide eLearning. Participants will have opportunities to ask questions that pertain to individual situations. Presenter: Jackie Luft jackie.luft@ttu.edu

24

Tuesday

02:00pm – 03:00pm

  • *Blackboard Learn 9.1 Assignment Tool
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration:http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx
  • Location:TLPDC, Room 151, in TTU Library
  • Description: Use the Date Management Tool to easily adjust all content availability, due dates, and adaptive release dates in your course. Accessed on the Control Panel in the Course Tools section, you can choose to adjust dates automatically or individually from one convenient location. We will discuss setting due dates and test dates, validating dates from one semester to the next, adjusting course dates to compensate, and tweaking multiple dates at once using the convenient interface. Join us as we walk through this streamlined process. Contact: Ron Nail ron.nail@ttu.edu

24

Tuesday

03:30pm – 05:00pm

  • *Government and Legal Information: Official and Authoritative Sources for Research
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School travel or fellowship funding
  • Registration:http://cal.library.ttu.edu/event/3008229
  • Location: TTU Library, Lab 150
  • Description: This seminar will demonstrate the importance of using government information resources at all jurisdiction levels to improve your research in business and the social sciences. The presenters will describe the databases available for researching government information with an emphasis on the electronic resources. The emphasis will be on HathiTrust Digital Library, FdSys (the Federal Digital System), USA.GOV, Google limiting by .gov domain, etc. This seminar will provide an overview of doing legal research on Texas and federal legislation using the University Library, government sources, and Law Library resources. Presenters: Minerva Alanizminerva.alaniz@ttu.edu, Tom Rohrig tom.rohrig@ttu.edu, Jake Syma jake.syma@ttu.edu

24

Tuesday

05:00pm – 07:00pm

  • +Statistical Consulting Service
  • +Graduate students in distance programs can schedule an online consultation.
  • Registration: Make an appointment at http://ttu.mobi/stats . No walk-ins please.
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: The Statistical Consulting Service can help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with all aspects of statistical data analysis. We can help you select the optimal analytic strategy and locate resources to carry it out. We can help you avoid analysis road-blocks by offering suggestions on how to collect, input, and manage your data. If you have already encountered a road-block, we can help you learn what you need to know to get past it. This service is provided by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Consultant: Nick Hensley nicholas.hensley@ttu.edu

25

Wednesday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.
    For more information about the Graduate Student Writing Center, go to http://uwc.ttu.edu/GSWC/. Distance graduate students can access the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp
    Have questions? Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

25

Wednesday

02:30pm – 04:00pm

25

Wednesday

02:00pm – 03:20pm

  • Therapy for Graduate Students
  • Registration: Students must schedule a group screening with group leaders Jane Westmoreland (jane.westmoreland@ttu.edu or 806-742-3674) or Renita Sengupta (renita.sengupta@ttu.edu) before joining the group.
  • Location: Student Counseling Center
  • Description: The Student Counseling Center is inviting Graduate students to join a weekly Understanding Self and Others (USO) Group. This group provides a safe space for students pursuing graduate degrees to explore interpersonal and intrapersonal dynamics and concerns. The group provides a free and confidential space to receive multiple perspectives, feedback, and support from other graduate students. Group members are encouraged to explore new ways of relating to others and to further develop self-esteem, self-awareness, and relational skills. The group will meet on Wednesdays from 2-3:20 at the Student Counseling Center. Before members can join the group, they must meet with the group leaders for a group screening. Contact: Jane Westmoreland (jane.westmoreland@ttu.edu or 806-742-3674) or Renita Sengupta (renita.sengupta@ttu.edu)

25

Wednesday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • *Microsoft Excel Short Course
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/
  • Location: Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), TTU Library, Room 23
  • Description: In this ShortCourse, you will become familiar with the fundamentals of Excel 2013. Topics include navigating within a spreadsheet, using worksheets and workbooks, entering information, using formulas, using functions, formatting information, printing, auto formatting, filling in information, sorting, and filtering. Instructor: Heide Mansouri heide.mansouri@ttu.edu

25

Wednesday

05:00pm – 06:00pm

  • *Publication Contracts and Author’s Rights Workshop
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: http://cal.library.ttu.edu/event/3008281
  • Location: TTU Library, Lab 150
  • Description: There is a good chance authors are transferring their copyright when they publish research. While it may seem like a requirement of publishing, there are many ways to retain copyright and be mindful in in exercising rights as a content creator. This seminar will cover the benefits of retaining copyright and making work available for reuse at the author’s discretion. Presenter: Camille Thomas camille.thomas@ttu.edu

26

Thursday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.
    For more information about the Graduate Student Writing Center, go to http://uwc.ttu.edu/GSWC/. Distance graduate students can access the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp
    Have questions? Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

26

Thursday

12:00noon – 02:00pm

  • Wreck Hunger: Graduate & International Student Food Pantry
  • Registration: For instructions on how to reserve a spot in line at the Wreck Hunger Food Pantry, go to http://ttuwreckhunger.weebly.com/get-help.html
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate and International Student Food Pantry provides food, nutrition education, and other resources to students who struggle to access healthy meals. While the pantry cannot provide all your nutrition needs, using it can reduce your grocery bill. The pantry is open on Thursdays from noon-2 p.m., and students may visit once every two weeks. Whether you want to sign up to anonymously use the pantry, donate food or money to support the pantry, or volunteer, please go to the Wreck Hunger website for more information: http://ttuwreckhunger.weebly.com. The Graduate Center is in the west side (President's side) basement of the Administration Building. For directions, see http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradcenter/Pages/directions.php. You will need to swipe your Student ID to enter. Coordinator: Ashlee Taylor ashlee.taylor@ttu.edu

26

Thursday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • *Blackboard Learn 9.1 Test Tool Training
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration:http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx
  • Location: TLPDC, Room 151, in TTU Library
  • Description: The Test Tool Training walks you through creating, managing, and grading online tests using the Blackboard Test tool. We will also discuss creating questions, managing the question pools, and strategies to deter cheating of online tests. Please note that the Basic Training is the prerequisite to the Blackboard Test Tool Training. Contact: Karissa Greathouse karissa.greathouse@ttu.edu

26

Thursday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • *Microsoft PowerPoint ShortCourse
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration:https://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/
  • Location: Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), TTU Library, Room 23
  • Description: This course introduces the basics of creating a PowerPoint presentation using outlining, graphing, and drawing tools and creating a Web page from the presentation. Topics included are ways to deliver a PowerPoint presentation including self-running presentation. Instructor: Shannon Fleming shannon.fleming@ttu.edu

26

Thursday

02:00pm – 03:00pm

  • *+CV / Résumé Presentation
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
    +Online graduate students may view a livestream via TTU's Lync (Skype for Business) at https://meet.ttu.edu/nicole.noble/9C1THVXZ or call in for audio only at (855) 834-4888 and enter 60134673 when asked for the conference ID.
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: Graduate Center Commons, Administration Building west wing basement
  • Description: Learn how to build your CV and/or résumé for an academic and/or non-academic job search. Designed for graduate students, this workshop will help you • Gain information about the essential elements of a CV & Resume • Find out about the order of headings on CV & Resume • Learn about the document critique services offered at the TTU Career Center. The Graduate Center is in the west side (President's side) basement of the Administration Building. For directions, see http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradcenter/directions/index.php. You will need to swipe your student ID to enter. Contact: Nicole Noble, University Career Center Assistant Director, at nicole.noble@ttu.edu

26

Thursday

03:00pm – 05:00pm

  • *+CV / Résumé Critiques
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • +Distance graduate students may email Nicole Noble at nicole.noble@ttu.edu to schedule a CV or résumé critique
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: Graduate Center Commons, Administration Building west wing basement
  • Description: The University Career Center satellite office in the Graduate Center is hosting this résumé and CV critique opportunity. Bring a hard copy of your documents (résumés, CVs, cover letters, etc.) and have them critiqued to • Establish areas for improvement on your CV and/or résumé organization • Identify areas for improvement on your CV and/or résumé consistency • Highlight experience, education, and achievements on the CV & résumé The Graduate Center is in the west side (President's side) basement of the Administration Building. For directions, see http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradcenter/directions/index.php. You will need to swipe your student ID to enter. Contact: Nicole Noble, University Career Center Assistant Director, at nicole.noble@ttu.edu

26

Thursday

05:00pm – 07:00pm

  • +Statistical Consulting Service
  • +Graduate students in distance programs can schedule an online consultation.
  • Registration: Make an appointment at http://ttu.mobi/stats . No walk-ins please.
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: The Statistical Consulting Service can help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with all aspects of statistical data analysis. We can help you select the optimal analytic strategy and locate resources to carry it out. We can help you avoid analysis road-blocks by offering suggestions on how to collect, input, and manage your data. If you have already encountered a road-block, we can help you learn what you need to know to get past it. This service is provided by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Consultant: Nick Hensley nicholas.hensley@ttu.edu

27

Friday

09:00am – 12:00noon

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.
    For more information about the Graduate Student Writing Center, go to http://uwc.ttu.edu/GSWC/. Distance graduate students can access the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp
    Have questions? Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

27

Friday

12:00noon – 01:00pm

27

Friday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • *How to Do a Literature Review Workshop
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: http://cal.library.ttu.edu/event/2837099
  • Location: TTU Library, Lab 150
  • Description: :Librarians will explain what a literature review is; talk about emerging discipline-oriented standards for literature reviews and how to begin your work developing research strategies; demonstrate how to do searches in three databases-including Web of Knowledge-to find articles on your topic; explore qualitative approaches to determine an article's relative importance; show you how to manage your citations and how to keep up with the most current research on your topic; and discuss some ethical and legal issues related to research. Presenters: Brian Quinn brian.quinn@ttu.edu and Jon Hufford jon.hufford@ttu.edu

28

Saturday

11:00am – 03:00pm

  • +Statistical Consulting Service
  • +Graduate students in distance programs can schedule an online consultation.
  • Registration: Make an appointment at http://ttu.mobi/stats . No walk-ins please.
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: The Statistical Consulting Service can help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with all aspects of statistical data analysis. We can help you select the optimal analytic strategy and locate resources to carry it out. We can help you avoid analysis road-blocks by offering suggestions on how to collect, input, and manage your data. If you have already encountered a road-block, we can help you learn what you need to know to get past it. This service is provided by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Consultant: Nick Hensley nicholas.hensley@ttu.edu

30

Monday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.
    For more information about the Graduate Student Writing Center, go to http://uwc.ttu.edu/GSWC/. Distance graduate students can access the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp
    Have questions? Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

30

Monday

02:00pm – 02:30pm

30

Monday

02:30pm – 04:00pm

30

Monday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • +Library Research Assistance
  • +This service is available to distance graduate students at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5
  • Description: Library Research Assistance can help at any stage in your research process or with any research question. Graduate-level research services offered include • Assistance conducting research, locating information, and citing sources • Help identifying the best sources and developing effective search strategies • Referrals to Library experts in different subject areas • Answers to questions about Library services and policies. Library Research Assistance is available in the Graduate Center on Mondays and Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. Contact: Brian Quinn, Graduate Student Services Librarian, at brian.quinn@ttu.edu

30

Monday

06:00pm – 07:00pm

  • *Basics of Library Research
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School travel or fellowship funding
  • Registration: http://cal.library.ttu.edu/event/3008212
  • Location: TTU Library, Lab 150
  • Description: Save time and money! This seminar is a general introduction to the Library’s resources which could include a tour at the end, if time allows. Get tips on how to find articles and books. Learn how to expand and limit search results in databases. Create your free Document Delivery account. Access style guides online. Forget what you think you know. Rediscover the library. Presenter: Kimberly Vardeman kimberly.vardeman@ttu.edu

31

Tuesday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.
    For more information about the Graduate Student Writing Center, go to http://uwc.ttu.edu/GSWC/. Distance graduate students can access the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp
    Have questions? Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

31

Tuesday

12:30pm – 01:50pm

  • *CTC Signature Workshop: Poster Presentation Design
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School travel or fellowship funding
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: Communication Training Center (CTC) in the Media and Communication Building, Room 905
  • Description: Develop impactful posters that communicate to an audience with or without you being present. Learn how to incorporate a powerful visual layout include memorable graphics, build interest, and increase audience view time of your research. For more information about the CTC, please visit http://ctc.ttu.edu. Contact: Dr. Luke Lefebvre, CTC Director, at luke.lefebvre@ttu.edu

31

Tuesday

01:00pm – 01:30pm

31

Tuesday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • *SAS - I ShortCourse
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School travel or fellowship funding
  • Registration: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/
  • Location: Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), TTU Library, Room 23
  • Description: SAS (pronounced saas) is a computer application that can be used to perform statistical analyses. This ShortCourse will introduce you to SAS Syntax-based programming. It is intended to familiarize new SAS users for Windows interface, and teach the basic programming skills needed to perform elementary data manipulation and analytical tasks in SAS. This ShortCourse assumes that the users are familiar with elementary statistics. Instructor: Heide Mansouri heide.mansouri@ttu.edu

31

Tuesday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • +Library Research Assistance
  • +This service is available to distance graduate students at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5
  • Description: Library Research Assistance can help at any stage in your research process or with any research question. Graduate-level research services offered include • Assistance conducting research, locating information, and citing sources • Help identifying the best sources and developing effective search strategies • Referrals to Library experts in different subject areas • Answers to questions about Library services and policies. Library Research Assistance is available in the Graduate Center on Mondays and Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. Contact: Brian Quinn, Graduate Student Services Librarian, at brian.quinn@ttu.edu

31

Tuesday

02:00pm – 03:00pm

  • *Blackboard Learn 9.1 Rubric Tool
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx
  • Location: TLPDC, Room 151, in TTU Library
  • Description: The Rubric Tool provides a consistent, standardized method for grading student’s work by organizing specific assessment criteria and determining point values based on the level of performance for each criterion. Some benefits of using the built-in rubric include: clear performance expectations, consistent grading, and structured feedback. In this session, we will walk step-by-step through the process of creating and using built-in rubrics in Blackboard. Contact: Ron Nail ron.nail@ttu.edu

31

Tuesday

03:30pm – 05:00pm

31

Tuesday

05:00pm – 07:00pm

  • +Statistical Consulting Service
  • +Graduate students in distance programs can schedule an online consultation.
  • Registration: Make an appointment at http://ttu.mobi/stats. No walk-ins please.
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: The Statistical Consulting Service can help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with all aspects of statistical data analysis. We can help you select the optimal analytic strategy and locate resources to carry it out. We can help you avoid analysis road-blocks by offering suggestions on how to collect, input, and manage your data. If you have already encountered a road-block, we can help you learn what you need to know to get past it. This service is provided by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Consultant: Nick Hensley nicholas.hensley@ttu.edu

01

Wednesday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.
    For more information about the Graduate Student Writing Center, go to http://uwc.ttu.edu/GSWC/. Distance graduate students can access the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp
    Have questions? Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

01

Wednesday

12:30pm – 01:30pm

  • LSJE Lunchtime Speaker Series: Jackie Koltsov and Jessica Smith
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: English/Philosophy Building, ENGL Room 201
  • Description: The Literature, Social Justice, and Environment (LSJE) Lunchtime Speaker Series begins February 1st with poet, writer and professor Jackie Kolosov (Carry Me Across: The Creative Arts for Healing, Transformation, and Social Change) and Jessica Smith (The Exhausted Mouth: Poetry as a Tool of Resistance and Community Engagement). As always, there will be food, fellowship, and interesting conversation.
  • Contact: Dr. Sara Spurgeon (sara.spurgeon@ttu.edu)

01

Wednesday

09:00am – 09:30am

  • *+Advancing Your Career: Informational Interviewing
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
    +This webinar is available to distance graduate students
  • Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5729993077717625603
  • Location: Online
  • Description: Informational interviewing can help you explore career options and network with professionals in your industry. In this webinar we will give you some tips and tricks for conducting informational interviews that will help you explore jobs as well as develop lasting relationships and expand your professional network! Contact: University Career Center careercenter@ttu.edu

01

Wednesday

02:00pm – 02:30pm

  • *+Centric Series: Professional Etiquette for the U.S. Job Market
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
    +This webinar is available to distance graduate students
  • Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6905684368624098307
  • Location: Online
  • Description: This webinar presents an overview of US business etiquette expectations and is an excellent resource for both domestic and international students, alumni, and staff. Information about networking and interviewing is presented, along with explanations of customs such as body language and dress. Also included is an explanation of appropriate manners for networking events where food is served. Contact: University Career Center careercenter@ttu.edu

01

Wednesday

02:00pm – 03:20pm

  • Therapy for Graduate Students
  • Registration: Students must schedule a group screening with group leaders Jane Westmoreland (jane.westmoreland@ttu.edu or 806-742-3674) or Renita Sengupta (renita.sengupta@ttu.edu) before joining the group.
  • Location: Student Counseling Center
  • Description: The Student Counseling Center is inviting Graduate students to join a weekly Understanding Self and Others (USO) Group. This group provides a safe space for students pursuing graduate degrees to explore interpersonal and intrapersonal dynamics and concerns. The group provides a free and confidential space to receive multiple perspectives, feedback, and support from other graduate students. Group members are encouraged to explore new ways of relating to others and to further develop self-esteem, self-awareness, and relational skills. The group will meet on Wednesdays from 2-3:20 at the Student Counseling Center. Before members can join the group, they must meet with the group leaders for a group screening. Contact: Jane Westmoreland (jane.westmoreland@ttu.edu or 806-742-3674) or Renita Sengupta (renita.sengupta@ttu.edu)

01

Wednesday

02:30pm – 04:00pm

01

Wednesday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • *Microsoft Excel Formulas & Functions ShortCourse
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/
  • Location: Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), TTU Library, Room 23
  • Description: In this ShortCourse you will learn how to create formulas in Excel 2013. Learn how to use Excel's built-in, predefined formulas, called functions, to make quick work of complex calculations. Several financial, mathematical, and statistical functions will be introduced. A basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel is suggested for this ShortCourse. Instructor: Heide Mansouri heide.mansouri@ttu.edu

01

Wednesday

02:00pm – 03:00pm

  • *Basics of Library Research
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: http://cal.library.ttu.edu/event/3008215
  • Location: TTU Library, Lab 150
  • Description: Save time and money! This seminar is a general introduction to the Library’s resources which could include a tour at the end, if time allows. Get tips on how to find articles and books. Learn how to expand and limit search results in databases. Create your free Document Delivery account. Access style guides online. Forget what you think you know. Rediscover the library. Presenter: Kimberly Vardeman kimberly.vardeman@ttu.edu

02

Thursday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.
    For more information about the Graduate Student Writing Center, go to http://uwc.ttu.edu/GSWC/. Distance graduate students can access the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp
    Have questions? Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

02

Thursday

09:00am – 04:00pm

  • *Résumé / CV Critique Day
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: University Career Center, 150 Wiggins Complex
  • Description: The University Career Center is hosting a day-long resume and CV critique opportunity. Bring a hard copy of your documents (résumés, CVs, cover letters, or any other professional document) anytime between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and have them critiqued by UCC career counselors. Contact: Ashley Penner ashley.penner@ttu.edu
  • at (806) 742-2210

02

Thursday

12:00noon – 02:00pm

  • Wreck Hunger: Graduate & International Student Food Pantry
  • Registration: For instructions on how to reserve a spot in line at the Wreck Hunger Food Pantry, go to http://ttuwreckhunger.weebly.com/get-help.html
  • Description: The Graduate and International Student Food Pantry provides food, nutrition education, and other resources to students who struggle to access healthy meals. While the pantry cannot provide all your nutrition needs, using it can reduce your grocery bill. The pantry is open on Thursdays from noon-2 p.m., and students may visit once every two weeks. Whether you want to sign up to anonymously use the pantry, donate food or money to support the pantry, or volunteer, please go to the Wreck Hunger website for more information: http://ttuwreckhunger.weebly.com. The Graduate Center is in the west side (President's side) basement of the Administration Building. For directions, see http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradcenter/Pages/directions.php. You will need to swipe your Student ID to enter. Coordinator: Ashlee Taylor ashlee.taylor@ttu.edu

02

Thursday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • *Adobe Photoshop - I ShortCourse
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/
  • Location: Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), TTU Library, Room 21
  • Description: In this course you will learn about some of the basic tools and palettes in Photoshop. Topics will include selecting; transforming; layers; masking; text, including special effects; and using the gradient tool in making montages. Specific examples will be used in the class to help in the learning process. You will receive all the files and materials you need for the class. Instructor: Joshua Pia joshua.pia@ttu.edu

02

Thursday

02:00pm – 03:20pm

  • *CTC Signature Workshop: Poster Presentation Design
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: Communication Training Center (CTC) in the Media and Communication Building, Room 905
  • Description: Develop impactful posters that communicate to an audience with or without you being present. Learn how to incorporate a powerful visual layout include memorable graphics, build interest, and increase audience view time of your research. For more information about the CTC, please visit http://ctc.ttu.edu. Contact: Dr. Luke Lefebvre, CTC Director, at luke.lefebvre@ttu.edu

02

Thursday

05:00pm – 07:00pm

  • +Statistical Consulting Service
  • +Graduate students in distance programs can schedule an online consultation.
  • Registration: Make an appointment at http://ttu.mobi/statsNo walk-ins please.
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: The Statistical Consulting Service can help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with all aspects of statistical data analysis. We can help you select the optimal analytic strategy and locate resources to carry it out. We can help you avoid analysis road-blocks by offering suggestions on how to collect, input, and manage your data. If you have already encountered a road-block, we can help you learn what you need to know to get past it. This service is provided by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Consultant: Nick Hensley nicholas.hensley@ttu.edu

03

Friday

09:00am – 12:00noon

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.
    For more information about the Graduate Student Writing Center, go to http://uwc.ttu.edu/GSWC/. Distance graduate students can access the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp
    Have questions? Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu, Writing Center Associate Director

03

Friday

09:00am – 02:00pm

  • Taking the Reins: West Texas Regional Meeting of Texas Women in Higher Education
  • Registration: http://www.ttu.edu/administration/president/events.phpCost of registration is $25 and includes a light breakfast, lunch, two workshops, and keynote presentation. Deadline for registration is January 31, 2017.
  • Location: McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center
  • Description: TTU students, faculty, and staff are invited to the West Texas Regional Meeting of Texas Women in Higher Education on February 3, 2017 at the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center. In addition to a selection of workshops on higher education and gender, the meeting features keynote speakers Genevieve Durham DeCesaro, TTU Vice Provost of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Dance, and Elizabeth A. Sharp, TTU President's Gender and Equity Council Chair and Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Human Development and Family Studies. Contact: Dr. Aliza Wong aliza.wong@ttu.edu

03

Friday

10:00am – 11:00am

  • *How to Work a Career Fair
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: Graduate Center Commons, Administration Building west wing basement
  • Description: Join us in the Graduate Center for a workshop on how to successfully network at a career fair. Designed for graduate students, this workshop will help you • Describe reasons for attending career fairs • Determine activities to prepare for career fairs • Identify the actions you should take before, during and after career fair. The Graduate Center is in the west side (President's side) basement of the Administration Building. For directions, see http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradcenter/directions/index.php. You will need to swipe your student ID to enter. Presenter: Dr. Nicole Noble nicole.noble@ttu.edu

03

Friday

noon - 1pm

  • *+Principles of Academic Writing
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • +Online graduate students will receive a meeting link prior to the workshop
  • Registration: Email Dr. Kristin Messuri at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu and specify whether you will attend onsite or online.
  • Location: Graduate Center / Skype for Business
  • Description: Academic writing follows specific generic and stylistic conventions that may not be immediately obvious, especially to new graduate students. This workshop discusses principles of academic writing and offers concrete strategies graduate students can use to produce clear, concise prose. The Graduate Center is in the west side (President's side) basement of the Administration Building. For directions, see http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradcenter/directions/index.php. You will need to swipe your student ID to enter.
  • Contact: Dr. Kristin Messuri (kristin.messuri@ttu.edu), Writing Center Associate Director

03

Friday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • *Publishing Your Research Workshop
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: TTU Library, Lab 150
  • Description: This is a general introductory workshop for those who are interested in getting their research published in scholarly journals and books. It covers such fundamental topics as where to get ideas, how to tell if an idea is worth developing, and how to find appropriate outlets for your work. Those who attend will be given suggestions for how to approach and work with editors, navigating the publishing process, dealing with revisions or rejection, and many other important considerations. This is an ideal workshop to attend if you have never published in the scholarly literature and want to learn more about what is involved. The workshop is taught by academic authors with extensive records of publication who will draw on their own experiences in working with editors and publishers and speak candidly about what it is really like. Presenters: Brian Quinn brian.quinn@ttu.edu and Jon Hufford jon.hufford@ttu.edu

04

Saturday

11:00am – 03:00pm

  • +Statistical Consulting Service
  • Registration: Make an appointment at http://ttu.mobi/stats No walk-ins please.
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: The Statistical Consulting Service can help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with all aspects of statistical data analysis. We can help you select the optimal analytic strategy and locate resources to carry it out. We can help you avoid analysis road-blocks by offering suggestions on how to collect, input, and manage your data. If you have already encountered a road-block, we can help you learn what you need to know to get past it. This service is provided by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Consultant: Nick Hensley nicholas.hensley@ttu.edu

06

Monday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    For more information about the Graduate Student Writing Center, go to http://uwc.ttu.edu/GSWC/. Distance graduate students can access the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp

    Have questions? Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

06

Monday

02:00pm – 02:30pm

06

Monday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • *Microsoft Expression Web ShortCourse
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Location: Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), TTU Library, Room 21
  • Registration:https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6314315338159677443
  • Description: This course covers the basics of Microsoft Expression Web. Expression Web is a web site designing software from Microsoft. It is a tool for building and enhancing Web sites with design elements such as cascading style sheets. Instead of being part of the Office suite, Expression Web is part of the Expression suite. Microsoft Expression Web gives you all the tools you'll need to produce high-quality Web sites the way you want them. Expression Web enables you to design, develop, and maintain exceptional standards-based Web sites. Instructor: Jeff Luman jeff.luman@ttu.edu

06

Monday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • +Library Research Assistance
  • +This service is available to distance graduate students at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5
  • Registration:Not Required
  • Description: Library Research Assistance can help at any stage in your research process or with any research question. Graduate-level research services offered include • Assistance conducting research, locating information, and citing sources • Help identifying the best sources and developing effective search strategies • Referrals to Library experts in different subject areas • Answers to questions about Library services and policies. Library Research Assistance is available in the Graduate Center on Mondays and Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. Contact: Brian Quinn, Graduate Student Services Librarian, at brian.quinn@ttu.edu

06

Monday

02:30pm – 04:00pm

07

Tuesday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    For more information about the Graduate Student Writing Center, go to http://uwc.ttu.edu/GSWC/. Distance graduate students can access the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp

    Have questions? Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

07

Tuesday

10:00am – 11:00am

  • *TEACH Talk Discussion Series: Active Learning in the Classroom
  • Registration: http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Location: University Library, Room 152
  • Description: Active learning refers to activities done to help students interact with material. It consists of anything besides listening to a lecture or reading material, and it is borne out by research. Whether as a warm-up or a wrap-up, active learning strategies can help students practice process class material through writing, speaking, or other activities. Join us for a discussion of various active learning strategies and how you can integrate it into your class, whether it’s a lecture, a discussion, or a lab. Be prepared to be active! Presenter: Adam Smith adam.smith@ttu.edu

07

Tuesday

12:30pm – 01:50pm

  • *CTC Signature Workshop: Data Tell Me a Story
  • Registration: Not Required
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Location: Communication Training Center (CTC) in the Media and Communication Building, Room 905
  • Description: Display data that is compelling and seamlessly designed to maximize the meaning of the data for an audience. Learn how to spotlight what is important, utilize data as a tool for sharing information, and visually articulate the conclusion you want to share with an audience. For more information about the CTC, please visit http://ctc.ttu.edu. Contact: Dr. Luke Lefebvre, CTC Director, at luke.lefebvre@ttu.edu

07

Tuesday

02:00pm – 02:30pm

  • *+Non-Traditional Interviews
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
    +This webinar is available to distance graduate students
  • Registration:https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6351953820201714179
  • Description: A traditional interview setting involves an employer asking a candidate questions. However, there are many potential interview settings and situations you could encounter in today's job search. This webinar will discuss five non-traditional interview settings and address ways to succeed in each. Contact: University Career Center careercenter@ttu.edu

07

Tuesday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • *SAS - II ShortCourse
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Location: Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), TTU Library, Room 23
  • Registration:https://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/
  • Description: In this ShortCourse you will learn more about SAS Syntax-based programming in Windows environment. Some SAS mathematical and statistical functions, as well as, some popular statistical procedures such as PROC TTEST, PROC CORR, and PROC REG will be discussed also. For this ShortCourse it is assumed that you are familiar with elementary statistics and you have already taken the SAS - I ShortCourse. Instructor: Heide Mansouri heide.mansouri@ttu.edu

07

Tuesday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • +Library Research Assistance
  • +This service is available to distance graduate students at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5
  • Registration:Not Required
  • Description: Library Research Assistance can help at any stage in your research process or with any research question. Graduate-level research services offered include • Assistance conducting research, locating information, and citing sources • Help identifying the best sources and developing effective search strategies • Referrals to Library experts in different subject areas • Answers to questions about Library services and policies. Library Research Assistance is available in the Graduate Center on Mondays and Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. Contact: Brian Quinn, Graduate Student Services Librarian, at brian.quinn@ttu.edu

07

Tuesday

03:00pm – 03:30pm

07

Tuesday

05:00pm – 07:00pm

  • +Statistical Consulting Service
  • +Graduate students in distance programs can schedule an online consultation.
  • Registration: Make an appointment at http://ttu.mobi/statshttp://ttu.mobi/stats. No walk-ins please.
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: The Statistical Consulting Service can help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with all aspects of statistical data analysis. We can help you select the optimal analytic strategy and locate resources to carry it out. We can help you avoid analysis road-blocks by offering suggestions on how to collect, input, and manage your data. If you have already encountered a road-block, we can help you learn what you need to know to get past it. This service is provided by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Consultant: Nick Hensley nicholas.hensley@ttu.edu

07

Tuesday

05:00pm – 08:00pm

  • Etiquette Dinner
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
    +This webinar is available to distance graduate students
  • Registration:https://www.myinterfase.com/ttu/CareerFair/Detail/WDRnTndndlBlNURxTkNuR2swMGE1VVMwbUdzWk9Zbk9jSXlQeXNDbmhDOD01
  • Location: McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center
  • Description: Description: Have you ever sat down to a formal meal and wondered, "Why do I need all of these forks?" Perhaps you've thought, "Is this my drink or the person's sitting next to me?" If so, then our etiquette dinner will put you at ease. Some of the topics covered include: • How to use utensils and dishes appropriately • When to begin eating • How to properly pass the food. Business casual dress is recommended, but not required. Contact: Ashley Penner ashley.penner@ttu.edu at (806) 742-2210

08

Wednesday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    For more information about the Graduate Student Writing Center, go to http://uwc.ttu.edu/GSWC/. Distance graduate students can access the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp

    Have questions? Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

08

Wednesday

11:00am – 03:00pm

  • Summer Camp Fair
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
    +This webinar is available to distance graduate students
  • Registration:not required
  • Location: Student Union Building (SUB) Ballroom
  • Description: If you are interested in working with children or managing projects, visit with representatives from diverse summer camps offering a variety of paid positions for Summer 2017. The Summer Camp Job Fair is open to all classifications and majors and there is no registration required! Students have a great deal to gain from summer camp employment. A summer camp work experience offers: • A team-oriented mindset • The opportunity to work with children of different ages and personalities • Leadership development. Camp employers are looking for a wide range of skill sets from general to specific. See the list of camps and available positions at http://ow.ly/lWd33088PxJ. Contact: Donna Srader donna.srader@ttu.edu or Ashley Penner ashley.penner@ttu.edu at (806) 742-2210

08

Wednesday

12:00noon – 12:30pm

08

Wednesday

02:00pm – 03:20pm

  • Therapy for Graduate Students
  • Registration: Students must schedule a group screening with group leaders Jane Westmoreland (jane.westmoreland@ttu.edu or 806-742-3674) or Renita Sengupta (renita.sengupta@ttu.edu) before joining the group.
  • Location: Student Counseling Center
  • Description: The Student Counseling Center is inviting Graduate students to join a weekly Understanding Self and Others (USO) Group. This group provides a safe space for students pursuing graduate degrees to explore interpersonal and intrapersonal dynamics and concerns. The group provides a free and confidential space to receive multiple perspectives, feedback, and support from other graduate students. Group members are encouraged to explore new ways of relating to others and to further develop self-esteem, self-awareness, and relational skills. The group will meet on Wednesdays from 2-3:20 at the Student Counseling Center. Before members can join the group, they must meet with the group leaders for a group screening. Contact: Jane Westmoreland (jane.westmoreland@ttu.edu or 806-742-3674) or Renita Sengupta (renita.sengupta@ttu.edu)

08

Wednesday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • *Microsoft Excel PivotTable ShortCourse
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Location: Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), TTU Library, Room 23
  • Registration:https://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/
  • Description: Excel PivotTables are a great way to summarize, analyze, explore, and present your data. You can also use PivotTables to make comparisons, detect patterns and relationships, and discover trends. In this ShortCourse you will learn how to create, format, and print PivotTables. Participants should have basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel 2013 to gain the most from this ShortCourse. Instructor: Heide Mansouri heide.mansouri@ttu.edu

08

Wednesday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • *+CV / Résumé Critiques
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • +Distance graduate students may email Nicole Noble at nicole.noble@ttu.edu to schedule a CV or résumé critique
  • Location: Graduate Center Commons, Administration Building west wing basement
  • Registration:Not Required
  • Description: The University Career Center satellite office in the Graduate Center is hosting this résumé and CV critique opportunity. Bring a hard copy of your documents (résumés, CVs, cover letters, etc.) and have them critiqued to • Establish areas for improvement on your CV and/or résumé organization • Identify areas for improvement on your CV and/or résumé consistency • Highlight experience, education, and achievements on the CV & résumé. The Graduate Center is in the west side (President's side) basement of the Administration Building. For directions, see http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradcenter/directions/index.php. You will need to swipe your student ID to enter. Facilitator: Nicole Noble nicole.noble@ttu.edu

08

Wednesday

02:30pm – 04:00pm

08

Wednesday

03:00pm – 04:00pm

09

Thursday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    For more information about the Graduate Student Writing Center, go to http://uwc.ttu.edu/GSWC/. Distance graduate students can access the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp

    Have questions? Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

09

Thursday

10:00am – 11:00am

09

Thursday

12:00noon – 02:00pm

09

Thursday

12:30pm – 02:00pm

  • *Title IX Series: Understanding Partner Violence
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx
  • Location: TLPDC, Room 153, in TTU Library
  • Description: Join Risk Intervention & Safety Education (RISE), the Dean of Students Office, the Office for Student Rights & Resolution, the Student Counseling Center, and the Gender Equity Council in the TLPDC for a look at partner violence and the impact on students. Learn about definitions, policies, procedures, and best practices for assisting students. This event is open to all TTU Faculty & Staff. Registration is required, and lunch is provided. Visit www.rise.ttu.edu for more information. Presenters: Dr. Kimberly Simón kimberly.simon@ttu.eduRISE Director, and Anneliese Bustillo

09

Thursday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • *Adobe Photoshop - II ShortCourse
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/
  • Location: Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), TTU Library, Room 21
  • Description: In this advanced course you will learn how to correct torn photos, remove unwanted items, and perform simple lighting corrections. You will also learn how to use some tools that will enable you to turn an ordinary or dull image into an image that will stand out and capture the attention of the viewer. Instructor: Joshua Pia joshua.pia@ttu.edu

09

Thursday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • *SPSS - I ShortCourse
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/
  • Location: Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), TTU Library, Room 23
  • Description: SPSS provides a powerful statistical analysis and data management system in a graphical environment, using descriptive menus and simple dialog boxes to do most of the work for you. Most tasks can be accomplished simply by pointing and clicking the mouse. This ShortCourse will cover basic statistical procedures with IBM SPSS Statistics, the Statistical software for the Social Sciences. This ShortCourse assumes that you are familiar with elementary statistics. Instructor: Heide Mansouri heide.mansouri@ttu.edu

09

Thursday

02:00pm – 03:20pm

  • *CTC Signature Workshop: Pump Up Your Body Language
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: Communication Training Center (CTC) in the Media and Communication Building, Room 905
  • Description: Enhance your self-awareness of nonverbal behaviors for engaging an audience. Learn how to integrate communicative behaviors that are associated with more positive classroom outcomes for students. For more information about the CTC, please visit http://ctc.ttu.edu. Contact: Dr. Luke Lefebvre, CTC Director, at luke.lefebvre@ttu.edu

09

Thursday

02:00pm – 03:00pm

  • *Basics of Library Research
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: http://cal.library.ttu.edu/event/3008217
  • Location: TTU Library, Lab 150
  • Description: Save time and money! This seminar is a general introduction to the Library’s resources which could include a tour at the end, if time allows. Get tips on how to find articles and books. Learn how to expand and limit search results in databases. Create your free Document Delivery account. Access style guides online. Forget what you think you know. Rediscover the library. Presenter: Donell Callender donell.callender@ttu.edu

09

Thursday

02:00pm – 03:00pm

  • *+The Basics of Interviewing
  • +Online graduate students may view a livestream via TTU's Lync (Skype for Business) at https://meet.ttu.edu/nicole.noble/9C1THVXZ or call in for audio only at (855) 834-4888 and enter 60134673 when asked for the conference ID.
    *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: Graduate Center Commons, Administration Building west wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Center is in the west side (President's side) basement of the Administration Building. For directions, see http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradcenter/directions/index.php. You will need to swipe your student ID to enter. Contact: Nicole Noble, University Career Center Assistant Director, at nicole.noble@ttu.edu

09

Thursday

05:00pm – 07:00pm

  • +Statistical Consulting Service
  • +Graduate students in distance programs can schedule an online consultation.
  • Registration: Make an appointment at http://ttu.mobi/statshttp://ttu.mobi/stats. No walk-ins please.
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: The Statistical Consulting Service can help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with all aspects of statistical data analysis. We can help you select the optimal analytic strategy and locate resources to carry it out. We can help you avoid analysis road-blocks by offering suggestions on how to collect, input, and manage your data. If you have already encountered a road-block, we can help you learn what you need to know to get past it. This service is provided by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Consultant: Nick Hensley nicholas.hensley@ttu.edu

10

Friday

09:00am – 12:00noon

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    For more information about the Graduate Student Writing Center, go to http://uwc.ttu.edu/GSWC/. Distance graduate students can access the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp

    Have questions? Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

10

Friday

10:00am – 12:00noon

  • *+CV / Résumé Critiques
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • +Distance graduate students may email Nicole Noble at nicole.noble@ttu.edu to schedule a CV or résumé critique
  • Location: Graduate Center Commons, Administration Building west wing basement
  • Registration:Not Required
  • Description: The University Career Center satellite office in the Graduate Center is hosting this résumé and CV critique opportunity. Bring a hard copy of your documents (résumés, CVs, cover letters, etc.) and have them critiqued to • Establish areas for improvement on your CV and/or résumé organization • Identify areas for improvement on your CV and/or résumé consistency • Highlight experience, education, and achievements on the CV & résumé. The Graduate Center is in the west side (President's side) basement of the Administration Building. For directions, see http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradcenter/directions/index.php. You will need to swipe your student ID to enter. Facilitator: Nicole Noble nicole.noble@ttu.edu

10

Friday

12:00noon – 01:00pm

  • *Conference Prep Workshop
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Location: TLPDC, Room 152, in TTU Library
  • Registration:http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx
  • Description: Have you ever wanted to submit a proposal to a conference but were unsure of what to submit or how to go about doing it? Has your proposal ever been declined and you wanted to know why? These and other questions will be discussed at our "Conference Prep Workshop: A How-To Workshop for Getting Your Conference Proposal Ready to Submit" located in RM 152 of the TLPDC on the ground floor of the TTU Library from 12:00pm-1:00pm. The February 24, 2017 submission deadline for the 33rd Annual All-University Conference is approaching quickly, and the Women's Studies Program will host workshops to help students discuss potential submissions to the conference. Faculty, staff and student panelists will be on hand to answer questions and provide feedback. Presenter: Patricia Earl, patricia.a.earl@ttu.edu, Unit Coordinator of the Women's Studies Program

10

Friday

12:30 pm – 01:00pm

  • *+(In)Definite Articles Workshop
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
    +Online graduate students will receive a meeting link prior to the workshop
  • Location: Graduate Center / Skype for Business
  • Registration:Email Dr. Kristin Messuri at gradwritingcenter@ttu.edu and specify whether you will attend onsite or online.
  • Description: Academic writing follows specific generic and stylistic conventions that may not be immediately obvious, especially to new graduate students. Sponsored by the Graduate Student Writing Center, this workshop discusses principles of academic writing and offers concrete strategies graduate students can use to produce clear, concise prose. The Graduate Center is in the west side (President's side) basement of the Administration Building. For directions, see http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradcenter/directions/index.php. You will need to swipe your student ID to enter. Presenter: Dr. Luke Iantorno ( luke.iantorno@ttu.edu)

10

Friday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • *Poster Presentation Workshop
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Location: TTU Library, Lab 150
  • Registration:http://cal.library.ttu.edu/event/2837155
  • Description: Creating a poster for presentation at a scholarly conference can be challenging. There are many factors that go into the conception and execution of an outstanding poster, one that stands out from the competition. In this workshop, those who attend will learn the importance of defining your audience, as well as the intricacies and aesthetics of poster design and information layout. You will learn about graphics, color, typography, and other key elements that go into the creation of an award-winning design. The significance of rehearsal and presentation strategies and what factors to consider in effective poster assessment are additional topics that will be covered. This workshop will help to demystify the poster creation and presentation process and provide participants with the skills that they need to produce and showcase an outstanding poster that demands attention. Presenters: Brian Quinn brian.quinn@ttu.edu, Jon Hufford jon.hufford@ttu.edu and Jake Syma jake.syma@ttu.edu,

11

Saturday

11:00am – 03:00pm

  • +Statistical Consulting Service
  • +Graduate students in distance programs can schedule an online consultation.
  • Registration: Make an appointment at http://ttu.mobi/statshttp://ttu.mobi/stats. No walk-ins please.
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: The Statistical Consulting Service can help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with all aspects of statistical data analysis. We can help you select the optimal analytic strategy and locate resources to carry it out. We can help you avoid analysis road-blocks by offering suggestions on how to collect, input, and manage your data. If you have already encountered a road-block, we can help you learn what you need to know to get past it. This service is provided by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Consultant: Nick Hensley nicholas.hensley@ttu.edu

13

Monday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    For more information about the Graduate Student Writing Center, go to http://uwc.ttu.edu/GSWC/. Distance graduate students can access the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp

    Have questions? Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

13

Monday

01:00pm – 01:30pm

  • *+An Employer's Perspective: How to Work a Job Fair
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
    +This webinar is available to distance graduate students
  • Registration:https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6771814429938925058
  • Description: Career Fairs can be nerve wrenching! Standing in lines to talk to your favorite employer and only getting a few minutes to pitch yourself in hopes to land your dream job! Imagine what it’s like for employers! Seeing lots of talented students and spending hours searching for the right fit to fill their positions and help the company grow! Come join this webinar to learn a little more about what employers look for at a job fair and how you can better prepare yourself to stand out as the best candidate! Contact: University Career Center careercenter@ttu.edu

13

Monday

02:00pm – 03:00pm

  • *Learning Online Teaching: Practical Resources and Strategies
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Location: TLPDC, Room 153, in TTU Library
  • Registration:http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx
  • Description: The Texas Tech Teaching Academy invites you to attend a new series of faculty development workshops led by recipients of the Lawrence Schovanec Teaching Development Scholarship. This scholarship provides funding for recipients to attend teaching and learning oriented conferences and as a part of their fellowship, they agree to return to Texas Tech and present information gleaned from the conference. Based on the issues and strategies learned from the 33rd Annual Distance Teaching & Learning Conference in Madison, WI and two experimental semesters, Dr. Hyojung Cho will share her experiences in learning online teaching. It is hoped that the session will be relevant for instructors who consider a full or partial incorporation of online teaching into their own curriculum. Rather than discussing the philosophical aspects, the session will recommend useful resources and practical strategies. For example, Dr. Cho will discuss useful resources for beginners in online teaching and tools to stay connected with students. Presenter: Hyojung Cho hyojung.cho@ttu.edu

13

Monday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • *Accessibility for the Web ShortCourse
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Location: Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), TTU Library, Room 23
  • Registration:https://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/
  • Description: Accessibility is a key component of any web design. Taking into consideration standards and practices that maximize the usefulness of your site to the widest variety of publics possible is not just a good idea but in many cases it is mandatory. This course will cover some basic information about how to meet accessibility guidelines and keep your web site compliant with various regulations. We will cover who accessibility affects as well as some techniques to create accessible images, tables and layouts. Instructor: Jeff Luman jeff.luman@ttu.edu

13

Monday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • +Library Research Assistance
  • +This service is available to distance graduate students at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5
  • Registration:Not Required
  • Description: Library Research Assistance can help at any stage in your research process or with any research question. Graduate-level research services offered include • Assistance conducting research, locating information, and citing sources • Help identifying the best sources and developing effective search strategies • Referrals to Library experts in different subject areas • Answers to questions about Library services and policies. Library Research Assistance is available in the Graduate Center on Mondays and Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. Contact: Brian Quinn, Graduate Student Services Librarian, at brian.quinn@ttu.edu

13

Monday

02:30pm – 04:00pm

13

Monday

03:30pm – 04:00pm

14

Tuesday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    For more information about the Graduate Student Writing Center, go to http://uwc.ttu.edu/GSWC/. Distance graduate students can access the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp

    Have questions? Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

14

Tuesday

12:30pm – 01:50pm

  • *CTC Signature Workshop: Poster Presentation Design
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
    +This webinar is available to distance graduate students
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: Communication Training Center (CTC) in the Media and Communication Building, Room 905
  • Description: Develop impactful posters that communicate to an audience with or without you being present. Learn how to incorporate a powerful visual layout include memorable graphics, build interest, and increase audience view time of your research. For more information about the CTC, please visit http://ctc.ttu.edu Contact: Dr. Luke Lefebvre, CTC Director, at luke.lefebvre@ttu.edu

14

Tuesday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • *3D Printing ShortCourse
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration:http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php
  • Location: Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), TTU Library, Room 23
  • Description: This workshop will provide you with an overview of modern 3D printing processes. Specifically, we will discuss several types of 3D printing, the types of software used for 3D rendering, and use cases for 3D printing, both academic and commercial. We will discuss 3D printing services and resources available on campus, including services available through the ATLC. Additional topics include best practices for 3D design, submission and production, specific to fused deposition modeling and additive printing. This ShortCourse will include a live demo of a MakerBot Replicator 2 3D Printer. Instructor: Rebecca Massey rebecca.massey@ttu.edu

14

Tuesday

02:00pm – 02:30pm

14

Tuesday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • +Library Research Assistance
  • +This service is available to distance graduate students at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5
  • Registration:Not Required
  • Description: Library Research Assistance can help at any stage in your research process or with any research question. Graduate-level research services offered include • Assistance conducting research, locating information, and citing sources • Help identifying the best sources and developing effective search strategies • Referrals to Library experts in different subject areas • Answers to questions about Library services and policies. Library Research Assistance is available in the Graduate Center on Mondays and Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. Contact: Brian Quinn, Graduate Student Services Librarian, at brian.quinn@ttu.edu

14

Tuesday

05:00pm – 07:00pm

  • +Statistical Consulting Service
  • +Graduate students in distance programs can schedule an online consultation.
  • Registration: Make an appointment at http://ttu.mobi/statshttp://ttu.mobi/stats. No walk-ins please.
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: The Statistical Consulting Service can help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with all aspects of statistical data analysis. We can help you select the optimal analytic strategy and locate resources to carry it out. We can help you avoid analysis road-blocks by offering suggestions on how to collect, input, and manage your data. If you have already encountered a road-block, we can help you learn what you need to know to get past it. This service is provided by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Consultant: Nick Hensley nicholas.hensley@ttu.edu

15

Wednesday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    For more information about the Graduate Student Writing Center, go to http://uwc.ttu.edu/GSWC/. Distance graduate students can access the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp

    Have questions? Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

15

Wednesday

10:00am – 04:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Registration: Register through the College of Engineering's Job Grid for Students at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/coe/careers/students/jobgrid.php(click on the Job Grid logo)
  • Location: Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
  • Description: You may not realize this, but finding your dream job is actually a full-time job in and of itself. Sending resumes, applying, researching the companies, and preparing for interviews is a time-intensive process. That's why the College of Engineering has two job fairs every year. We bring the companies to you! Our goal isn't just to give you one of the best educations in the world. We want to ensure that when you complete your studies, you can properly showcase what you've learned by getting the job that will put you on the path to success. Print your own company list by logging into Job Grid http://www.depts.ttu.edu/coe/careers/students/jobgrid.php . Plan to stay all day. We will have a FREE SHUTTLE service running to and from the Civic Center. Look for the Job Fair Shuttle outside the Frazier Alumni Pavilion. Students will also be served a FREE LUNCH from Noon to 1:30 p.m. Don't Forget • Print your own company list • Research ahead of time • Bring your updated resume • Dress professionally

15

Wednesday

12:00noon – 01:00pm

  • Ethics Center Lunch Series: Stress Management
  • Registration: http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx
  • Location: TLPDC, Room 153, in TTU Library
  • Description: Stress is a natural and normal part of everyday life, but too much stress can interfere with healthy functioning. This TLPDC/Ethics Center Lunch Series event will help you identify sources of unhealthy stress, provide you with some tools to cope with stress, and teach you how to reduce stress when it feels out of control. The Student Counseling Center and the TTU Ethics Center invite you to join in this workshop. All TTU students, faculty, and staff are welcome, however registration is required for this event. Presenter: Klinton Hobbs klinton.hobbs@ttu.edu

15

Wednesday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • *Microsoft OneNote ShortCourse
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School travel or fellowship funding
  • Registration: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/
  • Location: Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), TTU Library, Room 23
  • Description: Microsoft Office OneNote is a note-taking software. With OneNote you have the ability to assign "tags" to your notes, copy and drag from any application, webpage, and PDF into a OneNote page, create Outlook tasks or appointments, even contacts directly from the notes. You can record audio and/or video directly into a note page, you can draw, highlight, email, use the Windows key + S to screen clip any area of your desktop without losing the mouse focus on a menu or highlighted item! A powerful feature of OneNote is the ability to convert handwritten text into type. Instructor: Heide Mansouri heide.mansouri@ttu.edu

15

Wednesday

02:00pm – 03:20pm

  • Therapy for Graduate Students
  • Registration: Students must schedule a group screening with group leaders Jane Westmoreland (jane.westmoreland@ttu.edu or 806-742-3674) or Renita Sengupta (renita.sengupta@ttu.edu) before joining the group.
  • Location: Student Counseling Center
  • Description: The Student Counseling Center is inviting Graduate students to join a weekly Understanding Self and Others (USO) Group. This group provides a safe space for students pursuing graduate degrees to explore interpersonal and intrapersonal dynamics and concerns. The group provides a free and confidential space to receive multiple perspectives, feedback, and support from other graduate students. Group members are encouraged to explore new ways of relating to others and to further develop self-esteem, self-awareness, and relational skills. The group will meet on Wednesdays from 2-3:20 at the Student Counseling Center. Before members can join the group, they must meet with the group leaders for a group screening. Contact: Jane Westmoreland (jane.westmoreland@ttu.edu or 806-742-3674) or Renita Sengupta (renita.sengupta@ttu.edu)

15

Wednesday

02:30pm – 04:00pm

15

Wednesday

03:00pm – 03:30pm

  • *+Writing Your Resume and Cover Letter
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
    +This webinar is available to distance graduate students
  • Registration:https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7070172407651129859
  • Description: This webinar is a quick overview of the resume. If you are creating a resume for the first time, or have questions about what to include in your resume, this webinar is for you. You will learn how to make the content of your resume and cover letter relevant to your job goals. Contact: University Career Center careercenter@ttu.edu

16

Thursday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    For more information about the Graduate Student Writing Center, go to http://uwc.ttu.edu/GSWC/. Distance graduate students can access the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp

    Have questions? Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

16

Thursday

11:00am – 12:00noon

  • *Creating an Effective Syllabus
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx
  • Location: TLPDC, Room 153, in TTU Library
  • Description: Writing a syllabus seems like it should be a straightforward endeavor, but anyone who has ever done so knows that there is much more to an effective syllabus than a few dates, times, and assignments! Even for classes you’ve taught many times, there is always room for reflection and improvement. Join us for a look at the required, recommended, and optional elements in a learner-centered syllabus, with plenty of time to start preparing your summer and fall syllabi! Presenter: Allison Boye allison.p.boye@ttu.edu

16

Thursday

12:00noon – 02:00pm

16

Thursday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • *SPSS - II ShortCourse
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/
  • Location: Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), TTU Library, Room 23
  • Description: This ShortCourse will cover more of Statistical Analyses such as T Tests, ANOVA, and Linear Regression, using SPSS software. In this ShortCourse it is assumed that you are familiar with elementary statistics and you have already taken SPSS - I ShortCourse. Instructor: Heide Mansouri heide.mansouri@ttu.edu

16

Thursday

02:00pm – 03:20pm

  • *CTC Signature Workshop: Data Tell Me a Story
  • Registration: Not Required
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Location: Communication Training Center (CTC) in the Media and Communication Building, Room 905
  • Description: Display data that is compelling and seamlessly designed to maximize the meaning of the data for an audience. Learn how to spotlight what is important, utilize data as a tool for sharing information, and visually articulate the conclusion you want to share with an audience. For more information about the CTC, please visit http://ctc.ttu.edu. Contact: Dr. Luke Lefebvre, CTC Director, at luke.lefebvre@ttu.edu

16

Thursday

01:00pm – 01:30pm

16

Thursday

02:00pm – 03:00pm

  • *Fulbright U.S. Student Program Info Session
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
    +This webinar is available to distance graduate students
  • Location: TLPDC, Room 153, in TTU Library
  • Registration:http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx
  • Description: The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides 8-12 month grant funding for study or independent research abroad. Join us for an info session on how you can apply. We will provide tips and guidance on your application process, and answer any questions you may have. All interested students must follow the TTU internal application process to be eligible to apply with Fulbright. For more information on the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, visit http://www.depts.ttu.edu/nisf/Scholarships/Fulbright.phpPresenter: Wendell Flores (wendoli.flores@ttu.edu), Director of the Office of National and International Scholarships and Fellowships (NISF)

16

Thursday

05:00pm – 07:00pm

  • +Statistical Consulting Service
  • +Graduate students in distance programs can schedule an online consultation.
  • Registration: Make an appointment at http://ttu.mobi/statshttp://ttu.mobi/stats. No walk-ins please.
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: The Statistical Consulting Service can help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with all aspects of statistical data analysis. We can help you select the optimal analytic strategy and locate resources to carry it out. We can help you avoid analysis road-blocks by offering suggestions on how to collect, input, and manage your data. If you have already encountered a road-block, we can help you learn what you need to know to get past it. This service is provided by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Consultant: Nick Hensley nicholas.hensley@ttu.edu

17

Friday

09:00am – 12:00noon

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    For more information about the Graduate Student Writing Center, go to http://uwc.ttu.edu/GSWC/. Distance graduate students can access the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp

    Have questions? Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

17

Friday

09:00am – 09:30am

17

Friday

Noon – 01:00pm

  • *+Thesis / Dissertation Kickstarter Workshop
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
    +Online graduate students will receive a meeting link prior to the workshop
  • Registration:Email Dr. Kristin Messuri at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu and specify whether you will attend onsite or online.
  • Location: Graduate Center / Skype for Business
  • Description: Graduate students beginning their theses or dissertations are often unsure about how to approach these long, complex writing tasks. This workshop will provide practical advice for beginning and sustaining the writing of a major academic text. We will focus on writing methods, since content and structure vary greatly by discipline.
  • Contact: Dr. Kristin Messuri (kristin.messuri@ttu.edu), Writing Center Associate Director

17

Friday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

18

Saturday

11:00am – 03:00pm

  • +Statistical Consulting Service
  • +Graduate students in distance programs can schedule an online consultation.
  • Registration: Make an appointment at http://ttu.mobi/statshttp://ttu.mobi/stats. No walk-ins please.
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: The Statistical Consulting Service can help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with all aspects of statistical data analysis. We can help you select the optimal analytic strategy and locate resources to carry it out. We can help you avoid analysis road-blocks by offering suggestions on how to collect, input, and manage your data. If you have already encountered a road-block, we can help you learn what you need to know to get past it. This service is provided by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Consultant: Nick Hensley nicholas.hensley@ttu.edu

20

Monday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    For more information about the Graduate Student Writing Center, go to http://uwc.ttu.edu/GSWC/. Distance graduate students can access the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp

    Have questions? Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

20

Monday

01:00pm – 01:30pm

  • *+An Employer's Perspective: How to Work a Job Fair
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
    +This webinar is available to distance graduate students
  • Registration:https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6771814429938925058
  • Description: Career Fairs can be nerve wrenching! Standing in lines to talk to your favorite employer and only getting a few minutes to pitch yourself in hopes to land your dream job! Imagine what it’s like for employers! Seeing lots of talented students and spending hours searching for the right fit to fill their positions and help the company grow! Come join this webinar to learn a little more about what employers look for at a job fair and how you can better prepare yourself to stand out as the best candidate! Contact: University Career Center careercenter@ttu.edu

20

Monday

02:00pm – 02:30pm

  • *+What’s Women’s Studies?: What You Can Do with a Women’s Studies Minor
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
    +This webinar is available to distance graduate students
  • Registration:https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/939580344683821059
  • Description: “What’s women’s studies” is a common question asked in interviews by people who do not know about the scholarship. Little do people know, coursework in women’s studies can provide a foundation for critical thinking and offer students a unique perspective in the workplace or in graduate school. Did you know TTU has a Women’s Studies program and offers a minor to undergraduate students and a minor/certificate for graduate students? In this webinar we will highlight how to make the most of your Women’s Studies coursework and how to make this degree work for you after graduation! Contact: University Career Center careercenter@ttu.edu

20

Monday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • +Library Research Assistance
  • +This service is available to distance graduate students at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5
  • Registration:Not Required
  • Description: Library Research Assistance can help at any stage in your research process or with any research question. Graduate-level research services offered include • Assistance conducting research, locating information, and citing sources • Help identifying the best sources and developing effective search strategies • Referrals to Library experts in different subject areas • Answers to questions about Library services and policies. Library Research Assistance is available in the Graduate Center on Mondays and Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. Contact: Brian Quinn, Graduate Student Services Librarian, at brian.quinn@ttu.edu

20

Monday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • *Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Web Analytics ShortCourse
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School travel or fellowship funding
  • Location: Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), TTU Library, Room 23
  • Registration:https://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/
  • Description: This ShortCourse for Texas Tech University web editors and developers is designed to assist in creating web pages that are properly constructed using the best practices to insure they are optimized for modern search engines. In the first hour of the course we cover the basics of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) including tagging, images and links, proper headings, meta information, and content relevance. The techniques are all explored within the OmniUpdate environment. In the second hour we cover web analytics, learning how to measure collect and analyze your web traffic. We will cover the what kinds of information one can get from analytics in addition to what information is important and how to use things like bounce rate, page hits, and demographics to help improve your overall site. Instructor: Jeff Luman jeff.luman@ttu.edu

20

Monday

02:30pm – 04:00pm

20

Monday

06:00pm – 07:00pm

  • *LaTex for Beginners Workshop
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School travel or fellowship funding
  • Registration: http://cal.library.ttu.edu/event/3008276
  • Location: TTU Library, Lab 150
  • Description: LaTeX is an important document standard for a variety of disciplines at Texas Tech University. LaTeX has features that make it unique from other document software (MS Word), that allow for greater flexibility. However, as a result of these features, the software may be less intuitive for first time users. This seminar will cover basic installation and navigation of the software, as well as an introduction to the markup language of LaTeX. Participants will gain a basic understanding of how to use the software to create documents, how to enter plain text, and how to format non-standard scripts and type-settings that are relevant to their disciplines. Presenter: Ian Barba ian.barba@ttu.edu

21

Tuesday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    For more information about the Graduate Student Writing Center, go to http://uwc.ttu.edu/GSWC/. Distance graduate students can access the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp

    Have questions? Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

21

Tuesday

11:00am – 11:30am

  • *30-Minute Miracle Series: Writing as a Teaching Strategy
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx
  • Location: TLPDC, Room 153, in the TTU Library
  • Description: Writing is a necessary skill needed in all academic disciplines, but sometimes we focus on grading the final product of writing (like a term paper) rather than leveraging the power of the writing process throughout the semester. This workshop examines how journaling, free-writing, and other forms of low-stakes writing can give students an additional way to receive and process information, and can also give teachers an effective and easy-to-implement strategy for active learning. Presenter: Sarai Brinker (s.brinker@ttu.edu)

21

Tuesday

11:00am – 08:00pm

  • *2017 Regional Academic Engagement Symposium
  • Registration: TTU students can register for free at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/provost/outreach-engagement/regional_engagement_symposium.php
  • Location: McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center
  • Description: The first annual Regional Academic Engagement Symposium will explore the theme of "Community-Engaged Teaching, Research, and Service: What Does It Mean and Why Does It Matter?" from February 21-22 2017. More and more higher education institutions are actively engaging with community partners to help meet a local community need, find solutions to pressing regional problems, or address larger societal issues. While communities benefit, so do the institutions. This 2-day symposium will bring together faculty, administrators, academic staff, and students from higher education institutions across Texas to share the theories, principles and practices behind these mutually beneficial, reciprocal partnerships between their campuses and communities. Featuring: • 38 Concurrent Sessions highlighting Faculty Engagement in Teaching/Research/Creative Activity & Student Engagement through Service Learning! • Keynote Speaker: Dr. Andy Furco, Vice President for Public Engagement, University of Minnesota: “The Engaged Campus: Securing the Goals of Higher Education through Community Engagement” • Special Workshop on 2/21 presented by Dr. Andy Furco on Service Learning, Student Retention and Success. For more information and to register, go to http://www.depts.ttu.edu/provost/outreach-engagement/regional_engagement_symposium.php
  • Contact: Dr. Birgit Green, Director of the Office of Academic Engagement, at birgit.green@ttu.edu or (806) 834-2308

21

Tuesday

12:30pm – 01:50pm

  • *CTC Signature Workshop: Pump Up Your Body Language
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: Communication Training Center (CTC) in the Media and Communication Building, Room 905
  • Description: Enhance your self-awareness of nonverbal behaviors for engaging an audience. Learn how to integrate communicative behaviors that are associated with more positive classroom outcomes for students. For more information about the CTC, please visit http://ctc.ttu.edu. Contact: Dr. Luke Lefebvre, CTC Director, at luke.lefebvre@ttu.edu

21

Tuesday

02:00pm – 02:30pm

21

Tuesday

02:00pm – 02:30pm

  • *Fulbright U.S. Student Program Info Session
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
    +This webinar is available to distance graduate students
  • Registration:http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx
  • Location: TLPDC, Room 151, in TTU Library
  • Description: The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides 8-12 month grant funding for study or independent research abroad. Join us for an info session on how you can apply. We will provide tips and guidance on your application process, and answer any questions you may have. All interested students must follow the TTU internal application process to be eligible to apply with Fulbright. For more information on the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, visit http://www.depts.ttu.edu/nisf/Scholarships/Fulbright.phpPresenter: Wendell Flores (wendoli.flores@ttu.edu), Director of the Office of National and International Scholarships and Fellowships (NISF)

21

Tuesday

02:00pm – 03:00pm

21

Tuesday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • *JMP ShortCourse
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
    +This webinar is available to distance graduate students
  • Registration:https://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/
  • Location: Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), TTU Library, Room 23
  • Description: JMP (pronounced "jump"), a product from SAS, is a powerful and interactive data visualization and statistical analysis program. This ShortCourse provides a general introduction to the JMP software. It introduces the structure of the JMP Window; preparing and manipulating data; using interactive graphs to learn from your data; and performing simple statistical analyses. This ShortCourse assumes that the users are familiar with Elementary Statistics. Instructor: Heide Mansouri heide.mansouri@ttu.edu

21

Tuesday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • +Library Research Assistance
  • +This service is available to distance graduate students at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5
  • Registration:Not Required
  • Description: Library Research Assistance can help at any stage in your research process or with any research question. Graduate-level research services offered include • Assistance conducting research, locating information, and citing sources • Help identifying the best sources and developing effective search strategies • Referrals to Library experts in different subject areas • Answers to questions about Library services and policies. Library Research Assistance is available in the Graduate Center on Mondays and Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. Contact: Brian Quinn, Graduate Student Services Librarian, at brian.quinn@ttu.edu

21

Tuesday

03:00pm – 03:30pm

  • *+Networking 101 with Target
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
    +This webinar is available to distance graduate students
  • Registration:https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/174805136422563842
  • Description: Let’s be honest, Networking can be awkward and takes lots practice to make the process easier. Once you get more comfortable networking, it can make or break your career! Join a Target recruiter on this webinar to get some tips and tricks to help make the whole networking process a little easier! Contact: University Career Center careercenter@ttu.edu

21

Tuesday

05:00pm – 07:00pm

  • +Statistical Consulting Service
  • +Graduate students in distance programs can schedule an online consultation.
  • Registration: Make an appointment at http://ttu.mobi/statshttp://ttu.mobi/stats. No walk-ins please.
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: The Statistical Consulting Service can help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with all aspects of statistical data analysis. We can help you select the optimal analytic strategy and locate resources to carry it out. We can help you avoid analysis road-blocks by offering suggestions on how to collect, input, and manage your data. If you have already encountered a road-block, we can help you learn what you need to know to get past it. This service is provided by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Consultant: Nick Hensley nicholas.hensley@ttu.edu

22

Wednesday

07:30am – 03:00pm

  • *2017 Regional Academic Engagement Symposium
  • Registration: TTU students can register for free at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/provost/outreach-engagement/regional_engagement_symposium.php
  • Location: McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center
  • Description: : The first annual Regional Academic Engagement Symposium will explore the theme of "Community-Engaged Teaching, Research, and Service: What Does It Mean and Why Does It Matter?" from February 21-22 2017. More and more higher education institutions are actively engaging with community partners to help meet a local community need, find solutions to pressing regional problems, or address larger societal issues. While communities benefit, so do the institutions. This 2-day symposium will bring together faculty, administrators, academic staff, and students from higher education institutions across Texas to share the theories, principles and practices behind these mutually beneficial, reciprocal partnerships between their campuses and communities. Featuring: • 38 Concurrent Sessions highlighting Faculty Engagement in Teaching/Research/Creative Activity & Student Engagement through Service Learning! • Keynote Speaker: Dr. Andy Furco, Vice President for Public Engagement, University of Minnesota: “The Engaged Campus: Securing the Goals of Higher Education through Community Engagement” • Special Workshop on 2/21 presented by Dr. Andy Furco on Service Learning, Student Retention and Success. For more information and to register, go to http://www.depts.ttu.edu/provost/outreach-engagement/regional_engagement_symposium.php
  • Contact: Dr. Birgit Green, Director of the Office of Academic Engagement, at birgit.green@ttu.edu or (806) 834-2308

22

Wednesday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    For more information about the Graduate Student Writing Center, go to http://uwc.ttu.edu/GSWC/. Distance graduate students can access the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp

    Have questions? Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

22

Wednesday

10:00am – 04:00pm

  • Business Career Expo
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
  • Description: Rawls College of Business will host two career fairs this academic year on October 12, 2016 and February 22, 2017. The Career Expo allows students to network with companies looking for all majors and disciplines within the Rawls College of Business. At the Career Expo, students can learn about specific full-time employment and internship opportunities. The Career Expo also provides students a chance to practice their networking skills and develop a base of contacts to use in the future. Don’t miss this opportunity!

22

Wednesday

01:00pm – 01:30pm

22

Wednesday

02:00pm – 03:20pm

  • Therapy for Graduate Students
  • Registration: Students must schedule a group screening with group leaders Jane Westmoreland (jane.westmoreland@ttu.edu or 806-742-3674) or Renita Sengupta (renita.sengupta@ttu.edu) before joining the group.
  • Location: Student Counseling Center
  • Description: The Student Counseling Center is inviting Graduate students to join a weekly Understanding Self and Others (USO) Group. This group provides a safe space for students pursuing graduate degrees to explore interpersonal and intrapersonal dynamics and concerns. The group provides a free and confidential space to receive multiple perspectives, feedback, and support from other graduate students. Group members are encouraged to explore new ways of relating to others and to further develop self-esteem, self-awareness, and relational skills. The group will meet on Wednesdays from 2-3:20 at the Student Counseling Center. Before members can join the group, they must meet with the group leaders for a group screening. Contact: Jane Westmoreland (jane.westmoreland@ttu.edu or 806-742-3674) or Renita Sengupta (renita.sengupta@ttu.edu)

22

Wednesday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • *SAS - I ShortCourse
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration:https://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/
  • Location: Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), TTU Library, Room 23
  • Description: DSAS (pronounced saas) is a computer application that can be used to perform statistical analyses. This ShortCourse will introduce you to SAS Syntax-based programming. It is intended to familiarize new SAS users for Windows interface, and teach the basic programming skills needed to perform elementary data manipulation and analytical tasks in SAS. This ShortCourse assumes that the users are familiar with elementary statistics. Instructor: Heide Mansouri heide.mansouri@ttu.edu

22

Wednesday

02:30pm – 04:00pm

22

Wednesday

03:00pm – 03:30pm

  • *+Networking with LinkedIn
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
    +This webinar is available to distance graduate students
  • Registration:https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5153227760693565699
  • Description: Networking with LinkedIn is a webinar that presents an overview of how to create a LinkedIn profile that will appeal to companies and recruiters. Basic information about creating a profile is presented with suggestions for utilizing LinkedIn in your own job search. Contact: University Career Center careercenter@ttu.edu

22

Wednesday

04:00pm – 04:30pm

  • *+Networking on LinkedIn with a Target Recruiter
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
    +This webinar is available to distance graduate students
  • Registration:https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3422112673500901378
  • Description: In this digital age, setting up a professional LinkedIn profile is essential and can help you excel your career. While in school you have a lot of exposure to employers through career fairs but once you graduate it can be a little harder to connect with employers. Using LinkedIn can help you build those connections and stand out as a potential candidate! Join this webinar to get some tips on building your profile and connecting with employers on LinkedIn. Contact: University Career Center careercenter@ttu.edu

23

Thursday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    For more information about the Graduate Student Writing Center, go to http://uwc.ttu.edu/GSWC/. Distance graduate students can access the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp

    Have questions? Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

23

Thursday

01:00pm – 01:30pm

  • *+Interview Tips
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
    +This webinar is available to distance graduate students
  • Registration:https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8859164687461602563
  • Description: Are you interested in learning what a job interview is actually like? Do you want to hear some typical interview questions? Attend this webinar and learn the basics of interviewing! Contact: University Career Center careercenter@ttu.edu

23

Thursday

12:00noon – 02:00pm

23

Thursday

01:00pm – 02:00pm

  • *+3PlayMedia: Best Practices for Accessible Instructional Videos
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
    +This event is a webinar, available to onsite and online students.
  • Registration:http://info.3playmedia.com/webinar-registration-02-23-2017.html
  • Location: Online
  • Description: Instructional videos are a common and useful way to dispense knowledge to university students, online course-takers, and learners of all kinds. But many elements of traditional lecture capture result in videos that are inaccessible to some students with disabilities. This webinar will outline a step-by-step process which will help ensure both effective recording techniques and accessibility for students. Main themes of the presentation will surround planning and technical basics like longevity, lighting, audio, and the need for practice. Simple ways to include accessibility features like video captions, transcript, and audio description will also be covered. Finally, participants will be instructed on ways to effectively share instructional videos, using free sites and with examples of instructional video at Texas Tech. Presenters: Jackie Luft jackie.luft@ttu.edu and Ian Wilkinson ian.wilkinson@ttu.edu

23

Thursday

02:00pm – 03:00pm

  • *Basics of Library Research
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: http://cal.library.ttu.edu/event/3008217
  • Location: TTU Library, Lab 150
  • Description: Save time and money! This seminar is a general introduction to the Library’s resources which could include a tour at the end, if time allows. Get tips on how to find articles and books. Learn how to expand and limit search results in databases. Create your free Document Delivery account. Access style guides online. Forget what you think you know. Rediscover the library. Presenter: Cynthia Henry cynthia.henry@ttu.edu

23

Thursday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • *MATLAB ShortCourse
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration:https://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/
  • Location: Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), TTU Library, Room 23
  • Description: This ShortCourse provides an introduction to the MATLAB technical computing environment. The course is intended for beginning users. Topics include: Working with the MATLAB user interface, Entering commands and creating variables, Analyzing vectors and matrices, and Visualizing vector and matrix data. Undergraduate-level mathematics and experience with basic computer operations is assumed for this ShortCourse. Instructor: Heide Mansouri heide.mansouri@ttu.edu

23

Thursday

02:00pm – 02:30pm

  • *+Target's Interview Tips
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
    +This webinar is available to distance graduate students
  • Registration:https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8955123465306945026
  • Description: Interviewing can be tough, the more you interview and practice the easier and more comfortable they can be. Come join this webinar to help prepare for your next interview and hear some tips from a recruiter at Target. Contact: University Career Center careercenter@ttu.edu

23

Thursday

02:00pm – 03:20pm

  • *CTC Signature Workshop: Poster Presentation Design
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
    +This webinar is available to distance graduate students
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: Communication Training Center (CTC) in the Media and Communication Building, Room 905
  • Description: Develop impactful posters that communicate to an audience with or without you being present. Learn how to incorporate a powerful visual layout include memorable graphics, build interest, and increase audience view time of your research. For more information about the CTC, please visit http://ctc.ttu.edu Contact: Dr. Luke Lefebvre, CTC Director, at luke.lefebvre@ttu.edu

23

Thursday

02:30pm – 03:30pm

  • *External Fellowship Information Session
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 41, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: In this workshop, Dr. Tim Dallas, Associate Dean of the Graduate School, provides information on how to search and apply for external fellowships that will support your graduate education and scholarly activity. External fellowships for graduate and postdoctoral studies are available from many organizations outside Texas Tech University, including state and federal agencies, private foundations, non-profit groups, and international organizations. In addition to helping fund your education, external grants and fellowships are a great academic honor and help distinguish your academic scholarship.
  • Contact: Cari Carter cari.carter@ttu.edu

23

Thursday

05:00pm – 07:00pm

  • +Statistical Consulting Service
  • +Graduate students in distance programs can schedule an online consultation.
  • Registration: Make an appointment at http://ttu.mobi/statshttp://ttu.mobi/stats. No walk-ins please.
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: The Statistical Consulting Service can help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with all aspects of statistical data analysis. We can help you select the optimal analytic strategy and locate resources to carry it out. We can help you avoid analysis road-blocks by offering suggestions on how to collect, input, and manage your data. If you have already encountered a road-block, we can help you learn what you need to know to get past it. This service is provided by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Consultant: Nick Hensley nicholas.hensley@ttu.edu

24

Friday

09:00am – 12:00noon

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    For more information about the Graduate Student Writing Center, go to http://uwc.ttu.edu/GSWC/. Distance graduate students can access the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp

    Have questions? Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

24

Friday

12:00noon- 01:00pm

24

Friday

01:00pm – 04:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations at the Reese Technology Center
  • Registration: To make an appointment, please email the Writing Center Associate Director, Dr. Kristin Messuri at (kristin.messuri@ttu.edu)
  • Location: Reese Technology Center
  • Description: Please note that these hours are for writing consultations at the Reese Technology Center! The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study. Contact: Dr. Kristin Messuri gradwritingcenter@ttu.edu

24

Friday

02:00pm - 04:00pm

  • *Identifying Grants for Research and Project Funding Workshop
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: http://cal.library.ttu.edu/event/3008242
  • Location: TTU Library, Lab 150
  • Description: This workshop targets faculty, researchers, and graduate students at Texas Tech University who are interested in identifying grant opportunities. Hands-on experience is offered using the database: COS Pivot. Pivot assists in finding funding opportunities and in supporting collaboration in research development. It combines the most comprehensive, editorially maintained database of funding opportunities worth an estimated $33 billion with a unique database of 3 million scholar profiles, drawing from Community of Scholars and Community of Science profiles. Presenters: Jon Hufford jon.hufford@ttu.edu, Jessica Simpson jessica.l.simpson@ttu.edu, and Brian Quinn brian.quinn@ttu.edu

25

Saturday

11:00am – 03:00pm

  • +Statistical Consulting Service
  • +Graduate students in distance programs can schedule an online consultation.
  • Registration: Make an appointment at http://ttu.mobi/statshttp://ttu.mobi/stats. No walk-ins please.
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: The Statistical Consulting Service can help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with all aspects of statistical data analysis. We can help you select the optimal analytic strategy and locate resources to carry it out. We can help you avoid analysis road-blocks by offering suggestions on how to collect, input, and manage your data. If you have already encountered a road-block, we can help you learn what you need to know to get past it. This service is provided by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Consultant: Nick Hensley nicholas.hensley@ttu.edu

27

Monday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    For more information about the Graduate Student Writing Center, go to http://uwc.ttu.edu/GSWC/. Distance graduate students can access the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp

    Have questions? Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

27

Monday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • +Library Research Assistance
  • +This service is available to distance graduate students at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5
  • Registration:Not Required
  • Description: Library Research Assistance can help at any stage in your research process or with any research question. Graduate-level research services offered include • Assistance conducting research, locating information, and citing sources • Help identifying the best sources and developing effective search strategies • Referrals to Library experts in different subject areas • Answers to questions about Library services and policies. Library Research Assistance is available in the Graduate Center on Mondays and Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. Contact: Brian Quinn, Graduate Student Services Librarian, at brian.quinn@ttu.edu

27

Monday

02:30pm – 04:00pm

27

Tuesday

05:00pm – 07:00pm

  • +Statistical Consulting Service
  • +Graduate students in distance programs can schedule an online consultation.
  • Registration: Make an appointment at http://ttu.mobi/statshttp://ttu.mobi/stats. No walk-ins please.
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: The Statistical Consulting Service can help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with all aspects of statistical data analysis. We can help you select the optimal analytic strategy and locate resources to carry it out. We can help you avoid analysis road-blocks by offering suggestions on how to collect, input, and manage your data. If you have already encountered a road-block, we can help you learn what you need to know to get past it. This service is provided by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Consultant: Nick Hensley nicholas.hensley@ttu.edu

28

Tuesday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    For more information about the Graduate Student Writing Center, go to http://uwc.ttu.edu/GSWC/. Distance graduate students can access the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp

    Have questions? Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

28

Tuesday

12:30pm – 01:50pm

  • *CTC Signature Workshop: Data Tell Me a Story
  • Registration: Not Required
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Location: Communication Training Center (CTC) in the Media and Communication Building, Room 905
  • Description: Display data that is compelling and seamlessly designed to maximize the meaning of the data for an audience. Learn how to spotlight what is important, utilize data as a tool for sharing information, and visually articulate the conclusion you want to share with an audience. For more information about the CTC, please visit http://ctc.ttu.edu. Contact: Dr. Luke Lefebvre, CTC Director, at luke.lefebvre@ttu.edu

28

Tuesday

12:00noon – 01:30pm

  • *This is My Town: Developing a Community Profile to Better Understand a Location Workshop
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
    +This webinar is available to distance graduate students
  • Registration:http://cal.library.ttu.edu/event/3008278
  • Location: TTU Library, Lab 150
  • Description: This seminar will provide an overview for doing a community profile for a specific area or community. Library experts from Business, Government information, and the Southwest Collection will illustrate how to best use available resources to develop an in-depth community profile. This workshop would be useful for classes in business, mass media, nursing, history, etc. or any class that needs to do in-depth research on a community or site. Resources will include statistical databases, private/local/state/federal/international statistics, etc. Lubbock will be used as an example. Presenters: Freedonia Paschall freedonia.paschall@ttu.edu, Tom Rohrig tom.rohrig@ttu.edu, and Jake Syma jake.syma@ttu.edu

28

Tuesday

01:00pm – 01:30pm

  • *+Soft Skills
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
    +This webinar is available to distance graduate students
  • Registration:https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6232915193820991235
  • Description: Sometimes the person with the most technical knowledge doesn’t always get the job. Why? Attend this webinar and learn how to enhance your soft skills to make you the clear candidate for the positions you want! Contact: University Career Center careercenter@ttu.edu

28

Tuesday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • +Library Research Assistance
  • +This service is available to distance graduate students at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5
  • Registration:Not Required
  • Description: Library Research Assistance can help at any stage in your research process or with any research question. Graduate-level research services offered include • Assistance conducting research, locating information, and citing sources • Help identifying the best sources and developing effective search strategies • Referrals to Library experts in different subject areas • Answers to questions about Library services and policies. Library Research Assistance is available in the Graduate Center on Mondays and Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. Contact: Brian Quinn, Graduate Student Services Librarian, at brian.quinn@ttu.edu

28

Tuesday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • *SAS Enterprise Guide - I ShortCourse
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Location: Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), TTU Library, Room 23
  • Registration:https://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/
  • Description: SAS Enterprise Guide (EG) is the most powerful module in SAS. It is a project-oriented Windows application designed to be used by novice SAS users as well as researchers and business decision makers who are already familiar with SAS programming for exporting data and results to other applications and creating reports, queries, and charts. As you access data and build tasks, SAS Enterprise Guide generates SAS code for you. For this ShortCourse, it is assumed that you have completed the Base SAS ShortCourse or already know how to create SAS data sets. It is also assumed that you are familiar with Elementary Statistics. Instructor: Heide Mansouri heide.mansouri@ttu.edu

28

Tuesday

03:00pm – 03:30pm

  • *+Applicant Tracking System: What you Need to Know to Get your Resume Noticed!
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
    +This webinar is available to distance graduate students
  • Registration:https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/523923167942976003
  • Description: Ever uploaded a resume or job application to a website to apply for a specific job? Then you have used an Applicant Tracking System. These software programs are used by companies to vet resumes before the documents are sent to a human for evaluation. This webinar will present information you need to create a usable resume that will meet the requirements of the Applicant Tracking System and, hopefully, get to a human for further evaluation. Contact: University Career Center careercenter@ttu.edu

28

Tuesday

03:00pm – 04:30pm

  • *Accessibility in a Nutshell
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Location: TLPDC, Room 151, in TTU Library
  • Registration:http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx
  • Description: This lecture will go over the federal guidelines instructors need to know to keep their courses accessible. Participants will leave with a check list of items to implement into their courses and learn about the resources at Worldwide eLearning. Participants will have opportunities to ask questions that pertain to individual situations. Presenter: Jackie Luft jackie.luft@ttu.edu

01

Wednesday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    For more information about the Graduate Student Writing Center, go to http://uwc.ttu.edu/GSWC/. Distance graduate students can access the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp

    Have questions? Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

01

Wednesday

10:30am – 11:30am

  • *Fulbright U.S. Student Program Info Session
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
    +This webinar is available to distance graduate students
  • Registration:http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx
  • Location: TLPDC, Room 151, in TTU Library
  • Description: The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides 8-12 month grant funding for study or independent research abroad. Join us for an info session on how you can apply. We will provide tips and guidance on your application process, and answer any questions you may have. All interested students must follow the TTU internal application process to be eligible to apply with Fulbright. For more information on the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, visit http://www.depts.ttu.edu/nisf/Scholarships/Fulbright.phpPresenter: Wendell Flores (wendoli.flores@ttu.edu), Director of the Office of National and International Scholarships and Fellowships (NISF)

01

Wednesday

10:30am – 11:30am

  • *Ethics Center Lunch Series: Effective Communication
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
    +This webinar is available to distance graduate students
  • Registration:http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx
  • Location: TTU Library, Room 153
  • Description: Effective communication, one of the TTU’s ethical principles, has been a challenging task in academic, professional, and personal life. This TLPDC Ethics Lunch session will focus on the use of acting techniques to strengthen communication skills for faculty, supervisors, and teaching assistants. The presentation provides a special emphasis on nonverbal communication, which is often a key to creating favorable impressions in order to project authority, competence, and a sense of self-confidence. The presenters will focus on a demonstration of acting techniques that are designed to sensitize participants to the communicative possibilities of these nonverbal behaviors and could be applied in various disciplines and settings. Lunch will be provided. Presenter: Bob Chanda This workshop is free and open to all TTU students, faculty, and staff. However, registration is required. Presenter: Dr. Bob Chanda (b.chanda@ttu.edu)

01

Wednesday

02:00pm – 03:20pm

  • Therapy for Graduate Students
  • Registration: Students must schedule a group screening with group leaders Jane Westmoreland (jane.westmoreland@ttu.edu or 806-742-3674) or Renita Sengupta (renita.sengupta@ttu.edu) before joining the group.
  • Location: Student Counseling Center
  • Description: The Student Counseling Center is inviting Graduate students to join a weekly Understanding Self and Others (USO) Group. This group provides a safe space for students pursuing graduate degrees to explore interpersonal and intrapersonal dynamics and concerns. The group provides a free and confidential space to receive multiple perspectives, feedback, and support from other graduate students. Group members are encouraged to explore new ways of relating to others and to further develop self-esteem, self-awareness, and relational skills. The group will meet on Wednesdays from 2-3:20 at the Student Counseling Center. Before members can join the group, they must meet with the group leaders for a group screening. Contact: Jane Westmoreland (jane.westmoreland@ttu.edu or 806-742-3674) or Renita Sengupta (renita.sengupta@ttu.edu)

01

Wednesday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • *Adobe Photoshop - I ShortCourse
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Location: Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), TTU Library, Room 21
  • Registration:https://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/
  • Description: In this course you will learn about some of the basic tools and palettes in Photoshop. Topics will include selecting; transforming; layers; masking; text, including special effects; and using the gradient tool in making montages. Specific examples will be used in the class to help in the learning process. You will receive all the files and materials you need for the class. Instructor: Joshua Pia joshua.pia@ttu.edu

01

Wednesday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • *SAS - II ShortCourse
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Location: Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), TTU Library, Room 23
  • Registration:https://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/
  • Description: In this ShortCourse you will learn more about SAS Syntax-based programming in Windows environment. Some SAS mathematical and statistical functions, as well as, some popular statistical procedures such as PROC TTEST, PROC CORR, and PROC REG will be discussed also. For this ShortCourse it is assumed that you are familiar with elementary statistics and you have already taken the SAS - I ShortCourse. Instructor: Heide Mansouri heide.mansouri@ttu.edu

01

Wednesday

02:30pm – 04:00pm

01

Wednesday

02:30pm – 03:30pm

  • *Accessible Word Documents
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Location: TLPDC, Room 152, in TTU Library
  • Registration:http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx
  • Description: This workshop teaches you simple steps to make Word documents accessible to students who utilize screen readers. Participants will receive instruction and guided time to practice their new skills, learn how to use Microsoft Accessibility Checker and save in an accessible format. Please bring a syllabus or another document to revise and make accessible. Presenter: Jackie Luft jackie.luft@ttu.edu

01

Wednesday

03:30pm – 04:30pm

  • *Accessible PowerPoints
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Location: TLPDC, Room 152, in TTU Library
  • Registration:http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx
  • Description: This workshop teaches you simple steps to make your PowerPoints accessible. Learners will receive instruction and guided time to practice their new skills. Please bring your laptop and a PowerPoint to work on. Presenter: Jackie Luft jackie.luft@ttu.edu

02

Thursday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    For more information about the Graduate Student Writing Center, go to http://uwc.ttu.edu/GSWC/. Distance graduate students can access the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp

    Have questions? Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

02

Thursday

12:00noon – 02:00pm

02

Thursday

02:00pm – 03:20pm

  • *CTC Signature Workshop: Pump Up Your Body Language
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: Communication Training Center (CTC) in the Media and Communication Building, Room 905
  • Description: Enhance your self-awareness of nonverbal behaviors for engaging an audience. Learn how to integrate communicative behaviors that are associated with more positive classroom outcomes for students. For more information about the CTC, please visit http://ctc.ttu.edu. Contact: Dr. Luke Lefebvre, CTC Director, at luke.lefebvre@ttu.edu

02

Thursday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • *JMP ShortCourse
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
    +This webinar is available to distance graduate students
  • Registration:https://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/
  • Location: Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), TTU Library, Room 23
  • Description: JMP (pronounced "jump"), a product from SAS, is a powerful and interactive data visualization and statistical analysis program. This ShortCourse provides a general introduction to the JMP software. It introduces the structure of the JMP Window; preparing and manipulating data; using interactive graphs to learn from your data; and performing simple statistical analyses. This ShortCourse assumes that the users are familiar with Elementary Statistics. Instructor: Heide Mansouri heide.mansouri@ttu.edu

02

Thursday

03:00pm – 04:30pm

02

Thursday

05:00pm – 07:00pm

  • +Statistical Consulting Service
  • +Graduate students in distance programs can schedule an online consultation.
  • Registration: Make an appointment at http://ttu.mobi/statshttp://ttu.mobi/stats. No walk-ins please.
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: The Statistical Consulting Service can help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with all aspects of statistical data analysis. We can help you select the optimal analytic strategy and locate resources to carry it out. We can help you avoid analysis road-blocks by offering suggestions on how to collect, input, and manage your data. If you have already encountered a road-block, we can help you learn what you need to know to get past it. This service is provided by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Consultant: Nick Hensley nicholas.hensley@ttu.edu

03

Friday

09:00am – 12:00noon

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    For more information about the Graduate Student Writing Center, go to http://uwc.ttu.edu/GSWC/. Distance graduate students can access the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp

    Have questions? Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

03

Friday

11:00am – Noon

  • *+CVs and Resumes
  • Registration: Email Dr. Kristin Messuri at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu and specify whether you will attend onsite or online.
  • Location: Graduate Center / Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.
  • Description: CVs and resumes are professional documents that are required for applications to jobs, internships, fellowships, and other opportunities. This workshop presents a rhetorical approach to these documents as well as a discussion of their content, organization, and design.
  • Contact: Dr. Kristin Messuri (kristin.messuri@ttu.edu), Writing Center Associate Director

03

Friday

12:30pm - 02:00pm

  • *Title IX Series: Alcohol & Consent
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx
  • Location: TLPDC, Room 153, in TTU Library
  • Description: Join Risk Intervention & Safety Education (RISE), the Dean of Students Office, the Office for Student Rights & Resolution, the Student Counseling Center, and the Gender Equity Council in the TLPDC for a look at how alcohol and other drugs impact a student's ability to give or get consent for sexual activity. This event is open to all TTU Faculty & Staff. Registration is required, and lunch is provided. Visit www.rise.ttu.edu for more information. Presenter: Dr. Kimberly Simón kimberly.simon@ttu.edu, RISE Director

03

Friday

02:00pm - 04:00pm

  • *Predatory Publishing: What It Is and What You Can Do to Protect Your Academic Reputation Workshop
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: http://cal.library.ttu.edu/event/3008251
  • Location: TTU Library, Lab 150
  • Description: With the rise of open access publishing, some publishers now charge author fees as a way to finance the cost of publishing articles without having to charge subscription fees. However, some publishers have begun to take advantage of the author pays model and require payment from authors without providing adequate editorial services. The result is that articles are often solicited and accepted for publication in new journals without the customary peer review and editing that is characteristic of established journals. These predatory journals often have scientific names and list prominent academics on their editorial boards without their permission, making them difficult to distinguish from legitimate journals and publishers. In this workshop, we will analyze the characteristics of predatory journals and outline strategies that scholars can take to identify them and ensure that their research is only submitted to quality journals and reputable publishers. Presenters: Brian Quinn brian.quinn@ttu.eduand Jon Hufford jon.hufford@ttu.edu

04

Saturday

11:00am – 03:00pm

  • +Statistical Consulting Service
  • +Graduate students in distance programs can schedule an online consultation.
  • Registration: Make an appointment at http://ttu.mobi/statshttp://ttu.mobi/stats. No walk-ins please.
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: The Statistical Consulting Service can help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with all aspects of statistical data analysis. We can help you select the optimal analytic strategy and locate resources to carry it out. We can help you avoid analysis road-blocks by offering suggestions on how to collect, input, and manage your data. If you have already encountered a road-block, we can help you learn what you need to know to get past it. This service is provided by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Consultant: Nick Hensley nicholas.hensley@ttu.edu

06

Monday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    For more information about the Graduate Student Writing Center, go to http://uwc.ttu.edu/GSWC/. Distance graduate students can access the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp

    Have questions? Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

06

Monday

02:00pm – 03:00pm

  • *The Students’ Voice: Student Perspectives on Service Learning
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Location: TLPDC, Room 153, in the TTU Library
  • Registration:http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx
  • Description: Are you interested in identifying ways to further engage students in the learning process and help them better connect with course content? Service learning is a great way to increase students’ involvement and empower them to take control of their learning. As one faculty member described it, “Service learning creates a space for the course material to shift from printed words on a page to a lived experience that alters the lives of my students and their communities.” Join us for a discussion with service learning students and veteran faculty member to hear their perspectives on the impact of service learning on their educational journey. Presenter: Erika Brooks-Hurst erika.d.brooks@ttu.edu

06

Monday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • +Library Research Assistance
  • +This service is available to distance graduate students at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5
  • Registration:Not Required
  • Description: Library Research Assistance can help at any stage in your research process or with any research question. Graduate-level research services offered include • Assistance conducting research, locating information, and citing sources • Help identifying the best sources and developing effective search strategies • Referrals to Library experts in different subject areas • Answers to questions about Library services and policies. Library Research Assistance is available in the Graduate Center on Mondays and Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. Contact: Brian Quinn, Graduate Student Services Librarian, at brian.quinn@ttu.edu

06

Monday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • *Adobe Dreamweaver ShortCourse
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/
  • Location: Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), TTU Library, Room 23
  • Description: Dreamweaver is a powerful tool that makes creating your own website easy. In this class, you will learn how to use Dreamweaver to edit and format text, create links, and work with images. We will also explore some of the basics of the CSS panel to help establish a consistent design for your website. Instructor: Jeff Luman jeff.luman@ttu.edu

06

Monday

02:00pm – 03:00pm

  • *+Interviews: Behavioral Interview Questions
  • +Online graduate students may view a livestream via TTU's Lync (Skype for Business) at https://meet.ttu.edu/nicole.noble/9C1THVXZ or call in for audio only at (855) 834-4888 and enter 60134673 when asked for the conference ID.
    *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: Graduate Center Commons, Administration Building west wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Center is in the west side (President's side) basement of the Administration Building. For directions, see http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradcenter/directions/index.php. You will need to swipe your student ID to enter. Contact: Nicole Noble, University Career Center Assistant Director, at nicole.noble@ttu.edu

06

Monday

02:30pm – 04:00pm

06

Monday

03:00pm – 03:30pm

  • *+The Basics of Disclosing a Disability in a Job Interview
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
    +This webinar is available to distance graduate students
  • Registration:https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7738230175130124291
  • Description: Deciding whether to disclose a disability during a job interview can be a difficult decision. The goal of this webinar is to provide a basic overview of the legal issues surrounding disclosure of a disability in a job interview, discuss the decision on whether or not to disclose, and review some strategies to assist in the disclosure process. Contact: University Career Center careercenter@ttu.edu

06

Monday

05:00pm – 06:00pm

  • *External Fellowship Information Session
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration:Not Required
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 41, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: In this workshop, Dr. Tim Dallas, Associate Dean of the Graduate School, provides information on how to search and apply for external fellowships that will support your graduate education and scholarly activity. External fellowships for graduate and postdoctoral studies are available from many organizations outside Texas Tech University, including state and federal agencies, private foundations, non-profit groups, and international organizations. In addition to helping fund your education, external grants and fellowships are a great academic honor and help distinguish your academic scholarship. Contact: Cari Carter cari.carter@ttu.edu

07

Tuesday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    For more information about the Graduate Student Writing Center, go to http://uwc.ttu.edu/GSWC/. Distance graduate students can access the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp

    Have questions? Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

07

Tuesday

09:00am – 04:00pm

  • *Résumé / CV Critique Day
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
    +This webinar is available to distance graduate students
  • Location: University Career Center, 150 Wiggins Complex
  • Registration:Not Required
  • Description: The University Career Center is hosting a day-long resume and CV critique opportunity. Bring a hard copy of your documents (résumés, CVs, cover letters, or any other professional document) anytime between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and have them critiqued by UCC career counselors. Contact: Ashley Penner ashley.penner@ttu.eduat (806) 742-2210

07

Tuesday

01:00pm – 02:00pm

  • *Transdisciplinary Teaching, Learning, and Research in STEM
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
    +This webinar is available to distance graduate students
  • Location: University Career Center, 150 Wiggins Complex
  • Registration:http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx
  • Description: The Texas Tech Teaching Academy invites you to attend a new series of faculty development workshops led by recipients of the Lawrence Schovanec Teaching Development Scholarship. This scholarship provides funding for recipients to attend teaching and learning oriented conferences and as a part of their fellowship, they agree to return to Texas Tech and present information gleaned from the conference. This session explores information on developing interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary voices and activities as part of group work in the classroom. The session also offers pedagogical strategies that explore the ways that real world problems rely on complex and interconnected knowledge fields Presenter: Dr. Heather Greenhalgh-Spencer heather.greenhalgh-spencer@ttu.edu

07

Tuesday

01:00pm – 05:00pm

07

Tuesday

01:00pm – 05:00pm

  • Media and Communication Career Fair
  • Location: McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center
  • Registration:Not Required
  • Description: Employers want to meet you. Don't pass up this opportunity to show off your resume and land the dream job you have always wanted. Each year companies from all over Texas converge on the Texas Tech campus to meet with students who are ready to enter the work force. So, don't disappoint them by not attending the Media & Communication Career Fair. Bring plenty of updated resumes and dress for success. For more information, go to http://www.depts.ttu.edu/comc/students/career-center/fair/. Contact: Ali Luempert ali.j.luempert@ttu.eduat The CoMC Career Center or call (806) 834-5741

07

Tuesday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • *SAS Enterprise Guide - II ShortCourse
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Location: Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), TTU Library, Room 23
  • Registration:https://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/
  • Description: In this ShortCourse, you will learn how to use SAS Enterprise Guide to create Graphs, Reports and Queries. In this ShortCourse, it is assumed that you have completed the Base SAS ShortCourse and SAS Enterprise Guide I or already know how to create SAS data sets. This ShortCourse also assumes a familiarity with Elementary Statistics and Microsoft Access Queries. Instructor: Heide Mansouri heide.mansouri@ttu.edu

07

Tuesday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • +Library Research Assistance
  • +This service is available to distance graduate students at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5
  • Registration:Not Required
  • Description: Library Research Assistance can help at any stage in your research process or with any research question. Graduate-level research services offered include • Assistance conducting research, locating information, and citing sources • Help identifying the best sources and developing effective search strategies • Referrals to Library experts in different subject areas • Answers to questions about Library services and policies. Library Research Assistance is available in the Graduate Center on Mondays and Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. Contact: Brian Quinn, Graduate Student Services Librarian, at brian.quinn@ttu.edu

07

Tuesday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • *+CV / Résumé Critiques
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • +Distance graduate students may email Nicole Noble at nicole.noble@ttu.edu to schedule a CV or résumé critique
  • Location: Graduate Center Commons, Administration Building west wing basement
  • Registration:Not Required
  • Description: The University Career Center satellite office in the Graduate Center is hosting this résumé and CV critique opportunity. Bring a hard copy of your documents (résumés, CVs, cover letters, etc.) and have them critiqued to • Establish areas for improvement on your CV and/or résumé organization • Identify areas for improvement on your CV and/or résumé consistency • Highlight experience, education, and achievements on the CV & résumé. The Graduate Center is in the west side (President's side) basement of the Administration Building. For directions, see http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradcenter/directions/index.php. You will need to swipe your student ID to enter. Facilitator: Nicole Noble nicole.noble@ttu.edu

07

Tuesday

05:00pm – 07:00pm

  • +Statistical Consulting Service
  • +Graduate students in distance programs can schedule an online consultation.
  • Registration: Make an appointment at http://ttu.mobi/statshttp://ttu.mobi/stats. No walk-ins please.
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: The Statistical Consulting Service can help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with all aspects of statistical data analysis. We can help you select the optimal analytic strategy and locate resources to carry it out. We can help you avoid analysis road-blocks by offering suggestions on how to collect, input, and manage your data. If you have already encountered a road-block, we can help you learn what you need to know to get past it. This service is provided by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Consultant: Nick Hensley nicholas.hensley@ttu.edu

08

Wednesday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    For more information about the Graduate Student Writing Center, go to http://uwc.ttu.edu/GSWC/. Distance graduate students can access the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp

    Have questions? Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

08

Wednesday

12:30pm – 01:30pm

  • LSJE Lunchtime Speaker Series: Dr. Yuan Shu and Chen Chen
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: English/Philosophy Building, ENGL Room 201
  • Description: The Literature, Social Justice, and Environment (LSJE) Lunchtime Speaker Series continues March 8th with Dr. Yuan Shu (Empire, Ecosystem Theory, and the Eco-Poetics of the Transpacific) and Chen Chen (Political Ecology, Racialized Humor, and Asian American Poetry of Subversion). As always, there will be food, fellowship, and interesting conversation.
  • Contact: Dr. Sara Spurgeon (sara.spurgeon@ttu.edu)

08

Wednesday

02:00pm – 03:20pm

  • Therapy for Graduate Students
  • Registration: Students must schedule a group screening with group leaders Jane Westmoreland (jane.westmoreland@ttu.edu or 806-742-3674) or Renita Sengupta (renita.sengupta@ttu.edu) before joining the group.
  • Location: Student Counseling Center
  • Description: The Student Counseling Center is inviting Graduate students to join a weekly Understanding Self and Others (USO) Group. This group provides a safe space for students pursuing graduate degrees to explore interpersonal and intrapersonal dynamics and concerns. The group provides a free and confidential space to receive multiple perspectives, feedback, and support from other graduate students. Group members are encouraged to explore new ways of relating to others and to further develop self-esteem, self-awareness, and relational skills. The group will meet on Wednesdays from 2-3:20 at the Student Counseling Center. Before members can join the group, they must meet with the group leaders for a group screening. Contact: Jane Westmoreland (jane.westmoreland@ttu.edu or 806-742-3674) or Renita Sengupta (renita.sengupta@ttu.edu)

08

Wednesday

02:30pm – 04:00pm

08

Wednesday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • *Adobe Photoshop - II ShortCourse
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/
  • Location: Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), TTU Library, Room 21
  • Description: In this advanced course you will learn how to correct torn photos, remove unwanted items, and perform simple lighting corrections. You will also learn how to use some tools that will enable you to turn an ordinary or dull image into an image that will stand out and capture the attention of the viewer. Instructor: Joshua Pia joshua.pia@ttu.edu

08

Wednesday

03:30pm – 05:00pm

  • *The Strength of the Image: Using Visual Elements in Presentations
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx
  • Location: Media and Communication Building, Room 267
  • Description: We live in a world largely comprised of visual modes of communication. In any given day, we are bombarded with messages (via television, billboards, and print advertising) that are largely if not solely visual. Even if we as faculty are not necessarily adept at communicating visually, usage data on today’s more popular smartphone apps (e.g. Instagram and Facebook) suggests that our students are. In this interactive workshop, photographer and faculty member Martin Springborg will address visual literacy as it pertains to creating effective presentations. The main goals of this workshop are to improve our students’ understanding and use of in-class visual communication, and to better our own visual modes of communication (i.e. presentations) through learning some basic design elements that apply to images and sequencing. Faculty from all disciplines should come prepared to work on a class presentation they would like to make more visual. Presenter: Suzanne Tapp (suzanne.tapp@ttu.edu)

08

Wednesday

04:00pm – 05:00pm

  • *+Interviewing and Nonverbal Behavior
  • +Online graduate students may view a livestream via TTU's Lync (Skype for Business) at https://meet.ttu.edu/nicole.noble/9C1THVXZ or call in for audio only at (855) 834-4888 and enter 60134673 when asked for the conference ID.
    *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: Graduate Center Commons, Administration Building west wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Center is in the west side (President's side) basement of the Administration Building. For directions, see http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradcenter/directions/index.php. You will need to swipe your student ID to enter. Contact: Nicole Noble, University Career Center Assistant Director, at nicole.noble@ttu.edu

08

Wednesday

05:00pm – 07:00pm

  • Mocktail Party
  • Location: McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center
  • Registration: Link will be posted at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/careercenter/17springmocktail/#
  • Description: Each semester, the University Career Center offers students the opportunity to learn invaluable insights into a typical professional networking reception. Presented by a professional etiquette trainer, this event is a fun, non-threatening way to learn business etiquette skills while enjoying some Hors d’oeuvres. Come in your best professional attire and get ready to practice and learn the how-to’s of networking and business etiquette! Contact: Logan Winkelman logan.winkelman@ttu.eduat 806-742-2210

09

Thursday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    For more information about the Graduate Student Writing Center, go to http://uwc.ttu.edu/GSWC/. Distance graduate students can access the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp

    Have questions? Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

09

Thursday

12:00noon – 02:00pm

09

Thursday

02:00pm – 03:20pm

  • *CTC Signature Workshop: Data Tell Me a Story
  • Registration: Not Required
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Location: Communication Training Center (CTC) in the Media and Communication Building, Room 905
  • Description: Display data that is compelling and seamlessly designed to maximize the meaning of the data for an audience. Learn how to spotlight what is important, utilize data as a tool for sharing information, and visually articulate the conclusion you want to share with an audience. For more information about the CTC, please visit http://ctc.ttu.edu. Contact: Dr. Luke Lefebvre, CTC Director, at luke.lefebvre@ttu.edu

09

Thursday

02:00pm – 02:30pm

09

Thursday

02:00pm – 02:30pm

  • *TEACH Talk Discussion Series: Using Group Work Effectively
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Location: TTU Library, Room 152
  • Registration: Link will be posted at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9210923745954699779
  • Description: Group Work- some people love it, some people hate it, but we all have to do it! What are the best and most effective ways to implement group work in our classrooms, though? In this TEACH talk, we will look at some evidence-based approaches to collaborative learning and discuss which strategies have worked well for us and which ones, well, haven’t. At the end of the talk, participants will we will leave with a greater awareness of what pitfalls to avoid and with new ideas of how to make group work a positive and effective component of a course. Presenter: Sarai Brinker s.brinker@ttu.edu

09

Thursday

02:00pm – 03:00pm

  • *Presenting Your Research at an Academic Conference
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Location: Graduate Center Commons, Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Registration: not required
  • Description: "Success in presenting your research at an academic conference depends on your ability to practice effective communication." In this workshop, Dr. David Roach, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, explains how to effectively present your research at an academic conference. This workshop is sponsored by the Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC). Contact: Winter Davis winter.davis@ttu.edu

09

Thursday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • *Microsoft Excel Charts ShortCourse
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Location: Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), TTU Library, Room 23
  • Registration: Link will be posted at https://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/
  • Description: In this ShortCourse you will learn how to use Microsoft Excel to create many kinds of charts to help you display data in ways that are most meaningful to your audience. This course assumes basic knowledge of Excel 2013. Instructor: Heide Mansouri heide.mansouri@ttu.edu

09

Thursday

05:00pm – 07:00pm

  • +Statistical Consulting Service
  • +Graduate students in distance programs can schedule an online consultation.
  • Registration: Make an appointment at http://ttu.mobi/statshttp://ttu.mobi/stats. No walk-ins please.
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: The Statistical Consulting Service can help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with all aspects of statistical data analysis. We can help you select the optimal analytic strategy and locate resources to carry it out. We can help you avoid analysis road-blocks by offering suggestions on how to collect, input, and manage your data. If you have already encountered a road-block, we can help you learn what you need to know to get past it. This service is provided by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Consultant: Nick Hensley nicholas.hensley@ttu.edu

10

Friday

09:00am – 12:00noon

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    For more information about the Graduate Student Writing Center, go to http://uwc.ttu.edu/GSWC/. Distance graduate students can access the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp

    Have questions? Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

10

Friday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • *Managing Your Research Data Workshop
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School travel or fellowship funding
  • Registration: http://cal.library.ttu.edu/event/3008253
  • Location: TTU Library, Lab 150
  • Description: This workshop will provide an overview of how to facilitate the access and reuse of your data, how to comply with institutional and funding agency policies on data management and how to properly secure your data. Topics include organizing and naming data files, backing up data, data management plans, and managing sensitive data subject to intellectual property law or human subject protection. Presenters: Brian Quinn brian.quinn@ttu.edu and Jon Hufford jon.hufford@ttu.edu

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Monday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    +Distance graduate students can access online tutoring services from the University Writing Center home page at http://uwc.ttu.edu. Login using the first link in the left-hand menu. Logging into the system will take you directly to the Online Writing Center where you will find options to submit a draft and view critiqued drafts. Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

20

Monday

12:00noon – 01:00pm

  • *External Fellowship Information Session
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: not required
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 41, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: In this workshop, Dr. Tim Dallas, Associate Dean of the Graduate School, provides information on how to search and apply for external fellowships that will support your graduate education and scholarly activity. External fellowships for graduate and postdoctoral studies are available from many organizations outside Texas Tech University, including state and federal agencies, private foundations, non-profit groups, and international organizations. In addition to helping fund your education, external grants and fellowships are a great academic honor and help distinguish your academic scholarship. Contact: Cari Carter cari.carter@ttu.edu

20

Monday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • *TTU Web 101 ShortCourse
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/
  • Location: Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), Room 21, in the University Library basement
  • Description: This ShortCourse is designed to be a primer for anyone working with Texas Tech University websites. TTU Web 101 provides an introduction to the policies and best practices that all TTU web pages should incorporate. Topics covered include University Policies, Identity Guidelines, Hosting Options, Accessibility, Search Engine Optimization, and Help Resources. Although this class is open to anyone interested, the material covered will be tailored to the unique conditions of the TTU web environment. Instructor: Jeff Luman jeff.luman@ttu.edu

20

Monday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • +Library Research Assistance
  • +This service is available to distance graduate students at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: Library Research Assistance can help at any stage in your research process or with any research question. Graduate-level research services offered include • Assistance conducting research, locating information, and citing sources • Help identifying the best sources and developing effective search strategies • Referrals to Library experts in different subject areas • Answers to questions about Library services and policies Contact: Brian Quinnbrian.quinn@ttu.edu,Graduate Student Services Librarian

20

Monday

02:30pm – 04:00pm

  • +HRPP/IRB Assistance
  • +This service is available to distance graduate students at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) and Institutional Review Board (IRB) Assistance will help you prepare your proposals for review. The HRPP team will also serve as a liaison for other research areas such as the Responsible Conduct of Research and Animal Care Services. HRPP/IRB Assistance is available in the Graduate Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-4:00 p.m. Contact: Dr. CassiDe Streetcasside.street@ttu.edu HRPP manager

20

Monday

04:00pm – 04:30pm

  • *+I Just Got Fired… Now What?
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
    +This webinar is available to distance graduate students
  • Registration: online
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: Despite trying your best in your position to complete all job functions at a superior level and your desire to navigate office politics smoothly, you were just terminated from your position. Now not only do you have to cope with the loss and emotions associated with that but also you have to search for a new position. If you are anxious about describing it on your applications and discussing it in the interview, then this webinar is for you! Contact: University Career Center careercenter@ttu.edu

20

Monday

07:00pm – 09:00pm

  • *Book Discussion Series: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School travel or fellowship funding
  • Registration: not required
  • Location: TTU Library, Room 309
  • Description: Three week book discussion series of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, a nonfiction book (2010) by American author Rebecca Skloot. It was the 2011 winner of the National Academies Communication Award for best creative work that helps the public understanding of topics in science, engineering or medicine. The book is about Henrietta Lacks and the immortal cell line, known as HeLa, that came from Lacks's cervical cancer cells in 1951. The book is notable for its science writing and dealing with ethical issues of race and class in medical research. Contact: Len Markham len.markham@ttu.edu

21

Tuesday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    +Distance graduate students can access online tutoring services from the University Writing Center home page at http://uwc.ttu.edu. Login using the first link in the left-hand menu. Logging into the system will take you directly to the Online Writing Center where you will find options to submit a draft and view critiqued drafts. Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

21

Tuesday

09:00am – 12:00noon

  • Therapy for Graduate Students
  • Registration: not required
  • Description: Representatives from top school districts will be in attendance at this year's Teacher Job Fair! Come and familiarize yourself with the job market and get acquainted with offerings from various school districts. Professional dress is required and be sure to bring plenty of resumes to distribute. Make sure to join us at the Mixer the night before the fair for an evening of refreshments, snacks, and lively conversation. This is an opportunity for students to get to know and build relationships with school representatives before the fair. For developing information, go to http://www.depts.ttu.edu/careercenter/17springtf/. Contact: Tom Casey (tom.casey@ttu.edu) at 806-742-2210

21

Tuesday

12:30pm – 01:50pm

  • *CTC Signature Workshop: Beyond 1-7-7
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: not required
  • Location: Communication Training Center (CTC), Media and Communication Building, Room 905
  • Description: Present a clear and concise message by arranging elements of your slide presentation to maximize audience attention and create shared meaning. Learn how to design slides that will eliminate “word walls” and win any glance test from an audience. Contact: Dr. Luke Lefebvre (luke.lefebvre@ttu.edu) CTC Director

21

Tuesday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • +Library Research Assistance
  • +This service is available to distance graduate students at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5
  • Registration: not required
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: Library Research Assistance can help at any stage in your research process or with any research question. Graduate-level research services offered include • Assistance conducting research, locating information, and citing sources • Help identifying the best sources and developing effective search strategies • Referrals to Library experts in different subject areas • Answers to questions about Library services and policies Contact: Brian Quinn(brian.quinn@ttu.edu) Graduate Student Services Librarian

21

Tuesday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • *Microsoft Excel ShortCourse
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/
  • Location: Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), Room 23, in the TTU Library
  • Description: In this ShortCourse, you will become familiar with the fundamentals of Excel 2013. Topics include navigating within a spreadsheet, using worksheets and workbooks, entering information, using formulas, using functions, formatting information, printing, auto formatting, filling in information, sorting, and filtering. Instructor: Heide Mansouri (heide.mansouri@ttu.edu)

21

Tuesday

05:00pm – 07:00pm

  • +Statistical Consulting Service
  • +Graduate students in distance programs can schedule an online consultation
  • Registration: Make an appointment at http://ttu.mobi/statsNo walk-ins please.
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: The Statistical Consulting Service can help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with all aspects of statistical data analysis. We can help you select the optimal analytic strategy and locate resources to carry it out. We can help you avoid analysis road-blocks by offering suggestions on how to collect, input, and manage your data. If you have already encountered a road-block, we can help you learn what you need to know to get past it. This service is provided by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Consultant: Nick Hensley (nicholas.hensley@ttu.edu)

22

Wednesday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    +Distance graduate students can access online tutoring services from the University Writing Center home page at http://uwc.ttu.edu. Login using the first link in the left-hand menu. Logging into the system will take you directly to the Online Writing Center where you will find options to submit a draft and view critiqued drafts. Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

22

Wednesday

12:00noon – 01:00pm

  • *+TTU Library/Ethics Series: Paraphrasing, Quoting, and Plagiarism: the DOs and DON’Ts
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School travel or fellowship funding
    +A recording of this workshop is available online from the Ethics Center at http://mediacast.ttu.edu/Mediasite/Play/28bc7eba7501491299d3e999f4add91f1d
  • Location: Location: TTU Library, Room 309
  • Registration: http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/
  • Description: Have you ever copied and pasted text from the internet for an assignments, are you worried you paraphrased correctly, or did you fail to cite a source? Because scholarship requires high standards of integrity, this TTU Library / Ethics Series Workshop will help you identify plagiarism and provide you with techniques to paraphrase properly. The TTU Library will provide a short demonstration of two online services offered – iThenticate and Turnitin, and show you how to check your manuscripts for potential plagiarism. Following the presentations breakout sessions will help you sharpen your writing skills and avoid this common, often unintentional, form of academic misconduct. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by TTU Libraries and the TTU Ethics Center, this workshop is free and open to all students, faculty, and staff. Registration for this event is required. Presenters: Marcelo Schmidt marcelo.schmidt@ttu.edu and Cynthia Henry cynthia.henry@ttu.edu

22

Wednesday

02:00pm – 02:30pm

22

Wednesday

02:00pm – 03:00pm

  • *STEP Program Workshop: Inclusion in the STEM Classroom
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Location: TTU Library, Room 153
  • Registration: http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx
  • Description: Join us to discuss how we can improve student outcomes by improving our ability to identify and acknowledge bias that enters the classroom. We will discuss practical strategies and skills used in STEM courses to create a classroom climate that is welcoming and inclusive, and look at best practices from the research focused on diversity as related to STEM. Presenter: Erika Brooks-Hurst erika.d.brooks@ttu.edu

22

Wednesday

02:00pm – 03:20pm

  • Therapy Group for Graduate Students
  • Registration: Students must schedule a group screening with group leaders Jane Westmoreland (jane.westmoreland@ttu.edu or 806-742-3674) or Renita Sengupta (renita.sengupta@ttu.edu) before joining the group.
  • Location: Student Counseling Center
  • Description: The Student Counseling Center is inviting Graduate students to join a weekly Understanding Self and Others (USO) Group. This group provides a safe space for students pursuing graduate degrees to explore interpersonal and intrapersonal dynamics and concerns. The group provides a free and confidential space to receive multiple perspectives, feedback, and support from other graduate students. Group members are encouraged to explore new ways of relating to others and to further develop self-esteem, self-awareness, and relational skills. The group will meet on Wednesdays from 2-3:20 at the Student Counseling Center. Before members can join the group, they must meet with the group leaders for a group screening. Contact: Jane Westmoreland (jane.westmoreland@ttu.edu or 806-742-3674) or Renita Sengupta (renita.sengupta@ttu.edu)

22

Wednesday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • *Microsoft Access-I ShortCourse
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/
  • Location: Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), Room 23, in the University Library basement
  • Description: This beginner-level Access ShortCourse will help familiarize you with the fundamentals of Microsoft Access 2013 to help you get started using this program. You will be introduced to the rules and guidelines for creating a relational database. In this course you will learn the foundation of a good database design. This course assumes that you are familiar with the Microsoft Office 2013 new interface. Instructor: Heide Mansouri (heide.mansouri@ttu.edu)

22

Wednesday

02:30pm – 04:00pm

  • +HRPP/IRB Assistance
  • +This service is available to distance graduate students at http://ttu.mobi/irb
  • Registration: not required
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43C, or online
  • Description: Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) and Institutional Review Board (IRB) Assistance will help you prepare your proposals for review. The HRPP team will also serve as a liaison for other research areas such as the Responsible Conduct of Research and Animal Care Services. HRPP/IRB Assistance is available in the Graduate Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-4:00 p.m. Contact: Dr. CassiDe Street (casside.street@ttu.edu)

23

Thursday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    +Distance graduate students can access online tutoring services from the University Writing Center home page at http://uwc.ttu.edu. Login using the first link in the left-hand menu. Logging into the system will take you directly to the Online Writing Center where you will find options to submit a draft and view critiqued drafts. Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

23

Thursday

10:00am – 11:00am

23

Thursday

12:00noon – 02:00pm

23

Thursday

01:30pm – 03:00pm

  • *+Graduate School Research Poster Competition
  • *Poster presentation fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
    +Distance graduate students are eligible to present or judge at this event
  • Location: Sculpture Garden, Museum of Texas Tech University
  • Description: Participating students will demonstrate their engagement in high quality research with an ability to present this research professionally and communicate it effectively to a non-specialist audience. Distance judging of on-site posters takes place on Thursday and the on-site Poster Evaluation Session is on Friday. The Texas Tech community is welcome to attend and learn more about graduate student research. For more information, see http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/current/PosterCompetition2017.php. Contact: Carleigh Smith carleigh.smith@ttu.edu, Event Coordinator

23

Thursday

02:00pm – 02:30pm

23

Thursday

02:00pm – 03:20pm

  • *CTC Signature Workshop: Dealing from the Bottom of the Slide Deck
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: not required
  • Location: Communication Training Center (CTC), Media and Communication Building, Room 905
  • Description: Go beyond the basics of PowerPoint design and learn advanced techniques for taking your slide deck to the next level. Learn cinematic slide design strategies to create dynamic slide decks to captivate an audience. Contact: Dr. Luke Lefebvre luke.lefebvre@ttu.edu, CTC Director

23

Thursday

04:00pm – 06:00pm

  • *3D Printing ShortCourse
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php
  • Location: Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), Room 23, in the TTU Library
  • Description: This workshop will provide you with an overview of modern 3D printing processes. Specifically, we will discuss several types of 3D printing, the types of software used for 3D rendering, and use cases for 3D printing, both academic and commercial. We will discuss 3D printing services and resources available on campus, including services available through the ATLC. Additional topics include best practices for 3D design, submission and production, specific to fused deposition modeling and additive printing. This ShortCourse will include a live demo of a MakerBot Replicator 2 3D Printer. Instructor: Rebecca Massey rebecca.massey@ttu.edu

23

Thursday

05:00pm – 07:00pm

  • +Statistical Consulting Service
  • +Graduate students in distance programs can schedule an online consultation.
  • Registration: Make an appointment at http://ttu.mobi/stats.No walk-ins please.
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: The Statistical Consulting Service can help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with all aspects of statistical data analysis. We can help you select the optimal analytic strategy and locate resources to carry it out. We can help you avoid analysis road-blocks by offering suggestions on how to collect, input, and manage your data. If you have already encountered a road-block, we can help you learn what you need to know to get past it. This service is provided by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Consultant: Nick Hensley nicholas.hensley@ttu.edu

24

Friday

09:00am – 12:00noon

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    +Distance graduate students can access online tutoring services from the University Writing Center home page at http://uwc.ttu.edu. Login using the first link in the left-hand menu. Logging into the system will take you directly to the Online Writing Center where you will find options to submit a draft and view critiqued drafts. Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at jackie.luft@ttu.edu

24

Friday

01:00pm – 05:00pm

25

Saturday

11:00am – 03:00pm

  • +Statistical Consulting Service
  • +Graduate students in distance programs can schedule an online consultation.
  • Registration: Make an appointment at http://ttu.mobi/stats.No walk-ins please.
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: The Statistical Consulting Service can help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with all aspects of statistical data analysis. We can help you select the optimal analytic strategy and locate resources to carry it out. We can help you avoid analysis road-blocks by offering suggestions on how to collect, input, and manage your data. If you have already encountered a road-block, we can help you learn what you need to know to get past it. This service is provided by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Consultant: Nick Hensley nicholas.hensley@ttu.edu

27

Monday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    +Distance graduate students can access online tutoring services from the University Writing Center home page at http://uwc.ttu.edu. Login using the first link in the left-hand menu. Logging into the system will take you directly to the Online Writing Center where you will find options to submit a draft and view critiqued drafts. Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

27

Monday

02:00pm – 02:30pm

  • *+Networking on LinkedIn with a Target Recruiter
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Location: Online
  • Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4291887943722934786
  • Description: In this digital age, setting up a professional LinkedIn profile is essential and can help you excel your career. While in school you have a lot of exposure to employers through career fairs but once you graduate it can be a little harder to connect with employers. Using LinkedIn can help you build those connections and stand out as a potential candidate! Join this webinar to get some tips on building your profile and connecting with employers on LinkedIn. Contact: University Career Center careercenter@ttu.edu

27

Monday

02:00pm – 03:00pm

  • +Library Research Assistance
  • +This service is available to distance graduate students at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Registration: not required
  • Description: Library Research Assistance can help at any stage in your research process or with any research question. Graduate-level research services offered include • Assistance conducting research, locating information, and citing sources • Help identifying the best sources and developing effective search strategies • Referrals to Library experts in different subject areas • Answers to questions about Library services and policies Contact: Brian Quinn brian.quinn@ttu.edu, Graduate Student Services Librarian

27

Monday

02:00pm – 03:00pm

27

Monday

02:00pm – 03:00pm

  • Changing Constants: Diplomatic Challenges for the New Presidential Administration
  • Location: International Cultural Center Auditorium
  • Registration: not required
  • Description: The American Academy of Diplomacy is sending four distinguished former U.S. Ambassadors to discuss diplomatic challenges for the new presidential administration. This dynamic panel discussion will provide intriguing foreign policy insight gained from over 100 years of combined foreign service experience. Ambassadors Ronald Neumann, Kurt Volker, and Kathleen Stephens will serve as speakers, while Ambassador John Beyrle will moderate. This panel discussion is being hosted by the TTU Office of International Affairs and The Center for Global Understanding specifically for Texas Tech students. Contact: Camille Patterson camille.patterson@ttu.edu

27

Monday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • *Mediasite ShortCourse
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Location: Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), Room 23, in the TTU Library
  • Registration: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/
  • Description: Mediasite is a video delivery system that can help automate the recording, distribution, management, and analytics of video and multimedia presentations. This ShortCourse covers basic audio video tips, use of the Mediasite version 6 management portal, how to use Mediasite with Blackboard, and how to upload any video content for secure streaming via TTU systems. A Mediasite recorder and AV setup will be present for some hands-on training with the device. Instructor: Ian Wilkinson ian.wilkinson@ttu.edu

27

Monday

02:30pm – 04:00pm

  • +HRPP/IRB Assistance
  • +This service is available to distance graduate students at http://ttu.mobi/irb
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43C, or online
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Description: Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) and Institutional Review Board (IRB) Assistance will help you prepare your proposals for review. The HRPP team will also serve as a liaison for other research areas such as the Responsible Conduct of Research and Animal Care Services. HRPP/IRB Assistance is available in the Graduate Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-4:00 p.m. Contact: Dr. CassiDe Street casside.street@ttu.edu, HRPP manager

27

Monday

03:00pm – 03:30pm

27

Monday

07:00 pm– 09:00pm

  • *Book Discussion Series: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School travel or fellowship funding
  • Registration: not required
  • Description: Three week book discussion series of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, a nonfiction book (2010) by American author Rebecca Skloot. It was the 2011 winner of the National Academies Communication Award for best creative work that helps the public understanding of topics in science, engineering or medicine. The book is about Henrietta Lacks and the immortal cell line, known as HeLa, that came from Lacks's cervical cancer cells in 1951. The book is notable for its science writing and dealing with ethical issues of race and class in medical research. Contact: Len Markham len.markham@ttu.edu

28

Tuesday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    +Distance graduate students can access online tutoring services from the University Writing Center home page at http://uwc.ttu.edu. Login using the first link in the left-hand menu. Logging into the system will take you directly to the Online Writing Center where you will find options to submit a draft and view critiqued drafts. Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

28

Tuesday

11:00am – 12:00noon

  • *TEACH Talk Discussion Series: Fostering Critical Thinking
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Location: TLPDC, Room 152, in the TTU Library
  • Registration: http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx
  • Description: One of the major goals of higher education is to help students learn how to think critically, which is no small task, especially when faced with complex subjects that might challenge our students’ belief systems. Join us for an informal discussion as we talk about the ways in which we might define critical thinking, why it’s important, and how we can encourage our students to engage in it more effectively. Presenter: Dr. Allison Boye allison.p.boye@ttu.edu

28

Tuesday

12:30pm – 01:50pm

  • *CTC Signature Workshop: Oral Defense Presentation
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Location: Communication Training Center (CTC), Media and Communication Building, Room 905
  • Registration: not required
  • Description: Ensure your thesis or dissertation is visually accessible through the creation of slides that encapsulate your research and focus on its most salient findings. Learn how to storyboard the content of your research to create a logical slideshow that accurately and easily makes your research understandable for your committee. Contact: Dr. Luke Lefebvre luke.lefebvre@ttu.edu, CTC Director

28

Tuesday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • +Library Research Assistance
  • +This service is available to distance graduate students at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Registration: not required
  • Description: Library Research Assistance can help at any stage in your research process or with any research question. Graduate-level research services offered include • Assistance conducting research, locating information, and citing sources • Help identifying the best sources and developing effective search strategies • Referrals to Library experts in different subject areas • Answers to questions about Library services and policies Contact: Brian Quinn brian.quinn@ttu.edu, Graduate Student Services Librarian

28

Tuesday

04:00pm – 06:00pm

  • *Microsoft Excel Formulas & Functions ShortCourse
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Location: Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), Room 23, in the TTU Library
  • Registration: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/
  • Description: In this ShortCourse you will learn how to create formulas in Excel 2013. Learn how to use Excel's built-in, predefined formulas, called functions, to make quick work of complex calculations. Several financial, mathematical, and statistical functions will be introduced. A basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel is suggested for this ShortCourse. Instructor: Heide Mansouri heide.mansouri@ttu.edu

28

Tuesday

05:00pm – 07:00pm

  • +Statistical Consulting Service
  • +Graduate students in distance programs can schedule an online consultation.
  • Registration: Make an appointment at http://ttu.mobi/stats.No walk-ins please.
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: The Statistical Consulting Service can help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with all aspects of statistical data analysis. We can help you select the optimal analytic strategy and locate resources to carry it out. We can help you avoid analysis road-blocks by offering suggestions on how to collect, input, and manage your data. If you have already encountered a road-block, we can help you learn what you need to know to get past it. This service is provided by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Consultant: Nick Hensley nicholas.hensley@ttu.edu

29

Wednesday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    +Distance graduate students can access online tutoring services from the University Writing Center home page at http://uwc.ttu.edu. Login using the first link in the left-hand menu. Logging into the system will take you directly to the Online Writing Center where you will find options to submit a draft and view critiqued drafts. Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

29

Wednesday

10:00am – 11:30am

  • *Digital Storytelling: Why Every Story Matters
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx
  • Location: TTU Library, Room 151
  • Description: As professors, lecturers, program directors, support staff and administrators; working in humanities, the social sciences, or the natural sciences, in classroom, research or community-engaged learning; digital storytelling can be an incredibly powerful way to foster creativity, engage community, transform perspectives, and encourage reflect upon learning and life processes. In this hour and a half overview, we will look at the range of applications for digital storytelling at Texas Tech University, the connection to teaching and learning with a diverse student body, and ways to support interdisciplinary collaborations between departments and programs on campus. The presenter will be Joe Lambert, founder and director of Berkeley's StoryCenter (formerly the Center for Digital Storytelling) in Berkeley, the author of Digital Storytelling: Capturing Lives, Creating Edition (4th Edition, Routledge), whom along with his organization, has brought the methods and techniques of his training model to hundreds of university communities around the world. Contact: Suzanne Tapp suzanne.tapp@ttu.edu

29

Wednesday

02:00pm – 02:30pm

  • *+Illegal Interview Questions and How to Handle Them
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: Make an appointment at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6969795792128731139
  • Location: Online
  • Description: In the United States, there are laws governing data that can be gathered and information that can be considered in hiring decisions. Most interviewers have been trained not to ask these questions in an interview. However, you might have a job interview where illegal questions are asked. This 30-minute webinar will identify illegal questions and provide suggestions to handle them professionally. Contact: University Career Center careercenter@ttu.edu

29

Wednesday

02:00pm – 03:20pm

  • Therapy for Graduate Students
  • Registration: Students must schedule a group screening with group leaders Jane Westmoreland (jane.westmoreland@ttu.edu or 806-742-3674) or Renita Sengupta (renita.sengupta@ttu.edu) before joining the group.
  • Location: Student Counseling Center
  • Description: The Student Counseling Center is inviting Graduate students to join a weekly Understanding Self and Others (USO) Group. This group provides a safe space for students pursuing graduate degrees to explore interpersonal and intrapersonal dynamics and concerns. The group provides a free and confidential space to receive multiple perspectives, feedback, and support from other graduate students. Group members are encouraged to explore new ways of relating to others and to further develop self-esteem, self-awareness, and relational skills. The group will meet on Wednesdays from 2-3:20 at the Student Counseling Center. Before members can join the group, they must meet with the group leaders for a group screening. Contact: Jane Westmoreland (jane.westmoreland@ttu.edu or 806-742-3674) or Renita Sengupta (renita.sengupta@ttu.edu)

29

Wednesday

02:30pm – 04:00pm

  • +HRPP/IRB Assistance
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43C, or online
  • Description: Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) and Institutional Review Board (IRB) Assistance will help you prepare your proposals for review. The HRPP team will also serve as a liaison for other research areas such as the Responsible Conduct of Research and Animal Care Services. HRPP/IRB Assistance is available in the Graduate Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-4:00 p.m. Contact: Dr. CassiDe Street (casside.street@ttu.edu) HRPP manager

29

Wednesday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • *Microsoft Access-II ShortCourse
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/
  • Location: Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab (Room #23) in the University Library basement
  • Description: The Access-II ShortCourse is designed as an intermediate course to the Microsoft Access I ShortCourse. This course explores viewing, editing, navigating, sorting, finding, and filtering records, in addition to printing data and implementing and maintaining table relationships. This course also covers Expression Builder, and calculated fields. You will learn how to create parameter queries that make a query ask for input. This course assumes that you are familiar with database design basics. Instructor: Heide Mansouri heide.mansouri@ttu.edu

30

Thursday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    +Distance graduate students can access online tutoring services from the University Writing Center home page at http://uwc.ttu.edu. Login using the first link in the left-hand menu. Logging into the system will take you directly to the Online Writing Center where you will find options to submit a draft and view critiqued drafts. Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

30

Thursday

09:00am – 04:00pm

  • *Résumé / CV Critique Day
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: University Career Center, 150 Wiggins Complex
  • Description: The University Career Center is hosting a day-long resume and CV critique opportunity. Bring a hard copy of your documents (résumés, CVs, cover letters, or any other professional document) anytime between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and have them critiqued by UCC career counselors. Contact: Ashley Penner (ashley.penner@ttu.edu) at (806) 742-2210

30

Thursday

02:00pm – 02:30pm

  • *30-Minute Miracle Series: Mindfulness and Contemplative Pedagogy
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx
  • Location: TLPDC, Room 153, in the TTU Library
  • Description: In the West, mindfulness has become a cultural buzzword and potential antidote to the rapid acceleration and daily stresses of modern life. This urge to slow down and notice has manifested in education as contemplative pedagogy. In this 30-minute session, we will explore the potentials of contemplative practice in the classroom, discussing potential benefits and outlining specific strategies we can try. Presenter: Adam Smith (adam.smith@ttu.edu)

30

Thursday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • *SAS Enterprise Guide-II ShortCourse
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/
  • Location: Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), Room 23, in the TTU Library basement
  • Description: In this ShortCourse, you will learn how to use SAS Enterprise Guide to create Graphs, Reports and Queries. In this ShortCourse, it is assumed that you have completed the Base SAS ShortCourse and SAS Enterprise Guide I or already know how to create SAS data sets. This ShortCourse also assumes a familiarity with Elementary Statistics and Microsoft Access Queries. Instructor: Heide Mansouri (heide.mansouri@ttu.edu)

30

Thursday

02:00pm – 03:00pm

  • *EndNote Citation Management Workshop
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School travel or fellowship funding
  • Registration: http://cal.library.ttu.edu/event/3008235
  • Location: TTU Library, Lab 150
  • Description: This workshop will instruct students on the basics of Endnote X8. By the end, participants will have learned how to download, install, and use their own copy of Endnote. Participants will also learn how to export/import references from databases into Endnote, how to organize references, how to share citations with other Endnote users, and how to integrate Endnote with MS Word. Presenter: Cynthia Henry (cynthia.henry@ttu.edu)

30

Thursday

02:00pm – 03:20pm

  • *CTC Signature Workshop: Beyond 1-7-7
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School travel or fellowship funding
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: Communication Training Center (CTC), Media and Communication Building, Room 905
  • Description: Present a clear and concise message by arranging elements of your slide presentation to maximize audience attention and create shared meaning. Learn how to design slides that will eliminate “word walls” and win any glance test from an audience. Contact: Dr. Luke Lefebvre (luke.lefebvre@ttu.edu), CTC Director

30

Thursday

05:00pm – 07:00pm

  • +Statistical Consulting Service
  • +Graduate students in distance programs can schedule an online consultation.
  • Registration: Make an appointment at http://ttu.mobi/stats.No walk-ins please.
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: The Statistical Consulting Service can help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with all aspects of statistical data analysis. We can help you select the optimal analytic strategy and locate resources to carry it out. We can help you avoid analysis road-blocks by offering suggestions on how to collect, input, and manage your data. If you have already encountered a road-block, we can help you learn what you need to know to get past it. This service is provided by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Consultant: Nick Hensley nicholas.hensley@ttu.edu

31

Friday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    +Distance graduate students can access online tutoring services from the University Writing Center home page at http://uwc.ttu.edu. Login using the first link in the left-hand menu. Logging into the system will take you directly to the Online Writing Center where you will find options to submit a draft and view critiqued drafts. Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

31

Friday

09:00am – 10:00am

  • *Trans Day of Visibility: Helping with the Journey for Transgender People
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration:http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx
  • Location: Student Union Building (SUB) Caprock Room
  • Description: This presentation involves identifying and understanding relevant terminology and epidemiology of transgender individuals. We will discuss the medical transition process, while evaluating the risk factors associated with such a journey. Future Reproductive issues will also be discussed and at the end we will focus on the local and national community resources for the community. While this presentation will be from the perspective of a medical practitioner, questions pertaining to the social experiences associated with transitioning may be posed for follow-up by the Texas Tech Center for Campus Life, Office of LGBTQIA. Registration is required; space is limited. Contact: Jody Randall jody.randall@ttu.edu

31

Friday

12:00 Noon – 01:00pm

  • *+Literature Reviews
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • +Online graduate students will receive a meeting link prior to the workshop
  • Registration: Email Dr. Kristin Messuri at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu and specify whether you will attend onsite or online.
  • Location: Graduate Center / Blackboard Collaborate
  • Description: Literature reviews provide summaries of current research, show relationships between studies, and identify gaps in existing scholarship. This workshop advises graduate students about planning and writing a literature review, either as a standalone document or a part of a larger study. Please note that the workshop does not address searching for published research; students interested in this topic should contact the University Libraries
  • Contact: Dr. Kristin Messuri (kristin.messuri@ttu.edu), Writing Center Associate Director

31

Friday

01:00pm – 04:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations at the Reese Technology Center
  • Registration: To make an appointment, please email the Writing Center Associate Director, Dr. Kristin Messuri at (kristin.messuri@ttu.edu)
  • Location: Reese Technology Center
  • Description: Please note that these hours are for writing consultations at the Reese Technology Center! The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study. Contact: Dr. Kristin Messuri gradwritingcenter@ttu.edu

01

Saturday

11:00am – 03:00pm

  • +Statistical Consulting Service
  • +Graduate students in distance programs can schedule an online consultation.
  • Registration: Make an appointment at http://ttu.mobi/stats.No walk-ins please.
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: The Statistical Consulting Service can help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with all aspects of statistical data analysis. We can help you select the optimal analytic strategy and locate resources to carry it out. We can help you avoid analysis road-blocks by offering suggestions on how to collect, input, and manage your data. If you have already encountered a road-block, we can help you learn what you need to know to get past it. This service is provided by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Consultant: Nick Hensley nicholas.hensley@ttu.edu

03

Monday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    +Distance graduate students can access online tutoring services from the University Writing Center home page at http://uwc.ttu.edu. Login using the first link in the left-hand menu. Logging into the system will take you directly to the Online Writing Center where you will find options to submit a draft and view critiqued drafts. Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

03

Monday

11:00am – 11:30 am

  • *+An Employer's Perspective: How to Work a Job Fair
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3655475220403426306
  • Location: Online
  • Description: Career Fairs can be nerve wrenching! Standing in lines to talk to your favorite employer and only getting a few minutes to pitch yourself in hopes to land your dream job! Imagine what it’s like for employers! Seeing lots of talented students and spending hours searching for the right fit to fill their positions and help the company grow! Come join this webinar to learn a little more about what employers look for at a job fair and how you can better prepare yourself to stand out as the best candidate! Contact: University Career Center careercenter@ttu.edu

03

Monday

01:00 pm – 01:30 pm

03

Monday

02:00 pm – 03:00 pm

  • *STEP Program Workshop: Moving Beyond “Groupwork” by Creating High Performance Student Teams
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx
  • Location: TTU Library, Room 153
  • Description: According to surveys, employers of STEM graduates identify “teamwork” as the skill that is most lacking in their recent hires. The best way to help students develop this skill is by encouraging teamwork in our classrooms. Join Dr. Nathan Collie in a workshop to learn how to expand our notion of “groupwork” by incorporating peer instruction and team-based learning into our classrooms. Dr. Collie will offer guidance on how to introduce the importance of teamwork to your students, how to construct teams and how to resolve conflict with dysfunctional teams. Contact: Ken Griffith ken.griffith@ttu.edu

03

Monday

02:00 pm – 02:30 pm

  • *+Networking 101 with Target
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1641051171062065666
  • Location: Online
  • Description: Let’s be honest, Networking can be awkward and takes lots practice to make the process easier. Once you get more comfortable networking, it can make or break your career! Join a Target recruiter on this webinar to get some tips and tricks to help make the whole networking process a little easier! Contact: University Career Center careercenter@ttu.edu

03

Monday

02:00 pm – 04:00 pm

  • +Library Research Assistance
  • +This service is available to distance graduate students at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: Library Research Assistance can help at any stage in your research process or with any research question. Graduate-level research services offered include • Assistance conducting research, locating information, and citing sources • Help identifying the best sources and developing effective search strategies • Referrals to Library experts in different subject areas • Answers to questions about Library services and policies Contact: Brian Quinn brian.quinn@ttu.edu Graduate Student Services Librarian

03

Monday

02:00 pm – 04:00 pm

  • *Microsoft SharePoint ShortCourse
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/
  • Location: Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), Room 23, in the University Library basement
  • Description: Microsoft SharePoint is a web application platform that makes it easier for people to work together. You can use sites to share documents, collaborate on projects, and share information. SharePoint 2010 works seamlessly with Office 2010 products to make your organizations workflow much easier to manage. Although the most common use of SharePoint is document management, it can be easily customized to fit the needs of your organization through use of shared calendars, task lists, and other features. This starter course is designed for people who are inexperienced with SharePoint and to help them learn how to understand the roles of SharePoint 2010, how to access and navigate through a SharePoint site, and how to integrate with Office 2010 applications. Instructor: Ian Wilkinson ian.wilkinson@ttu.edu

03

Monday

02:30 pm – 04:00 pm

  • +HRPP/IRB Assistance
  • +This service is available to distance graduate students at http://ttu.mobi/irb
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43C, or online
  • Description: Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) and Institutional Review Board (IRB) Assistance will help you prepare your proposals for review. The HRPP team will also serve as a liaison for other research areas such as the Responsible Conduct of Research and Animal Care Services. HRPP/IRB Assistance is available in the Graduate Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-4:00 p.m. Contact: Dr. CassiDe Street casside.street@ttu.edu

03

Monday

03:30 pm – 04:00 pm

03

Monday

07:00 pm – 09:00 pm

  • *Book Discussion Series: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: TTU Library, Room 309
  • Description: Three week book discussion series of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, a nonfiction book (2010) by American author Rebecca Skloot. It was the 2011 winner of the National Academies Communication Award for best creative work that helps the public understanding of topics in science, engineering or medicine. The book is about Henrietta Lacks and the immortal cell line, known as HeLa, that came from Lacks's cervical cancer cells in 1951. The book is notable for its science writing and dealing with ethical issues of race and class in medical research. Contact: Len Markham len.markham@ttu.edu

04

Tuesday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    +Distance graduate students can access online tutoring services from the University Writing Center home page at http://uwc.ttu.edu. Login using the first link in the left-hand menu. Logging into the system will take you directly to the Online Writing Center where you will find options to submit a draft and view critiqued drafts. Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

04

Tuesday

12:30pm – 01:50pm

  • *CTC Signature Workshop: Dealing from the Bottom of the Slide Deck
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: Communication Training Center (CTC), Media and Communication Building, Room 905
  • Description: Go beyond the basics of PowerPoint design and learn advanced techniques for taking your slide deck to the next level. Learn cinematic slide design strategies to create dynamic slide decks to captivate an audience. Contact: Dr. Luke Lefebvre luke.lefebvre@ttu.eduCTC Director

04

Tuesday

02:00 pm – 04:00 pm

  • +Library Research Assistance
  • +This service is available to distance graduate students at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: Library Research Assistance can help at any stage in your research process or with any research question. Graduate-level research services offered include • Assistance conducting research, locating information, and citing sources • Help identifying the best sources and developing effective search strategies • Referrals to Library experts in different subject areas • Answers to questions about Library services and policies Contact: Brian Quinn brian.quinn@ttu.edu Graduate Student Services Librarian

04

Tuesday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • *Microsoft Excel Charts ShortCourse
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/
  • Location: Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), Room 23, in the TTU Library
  • Description: In this ShortCourse you will learn how to use Microsoft Excel to create many kinds of charts to help you display data in ways that are most meaningful to your audience. This course assumes basic knowledge of Excel 2013. Instructor: Heide Mansouri heide.mansouri@ttu.edu

04

Tuesday

05:00pm – 07:30pm

  • Film Screening: A Fragile Trust
  • Registration: TBD
  • Location: TBD
  • Description: A FRAGILE TRUST tells the shocking story of Jayson Blair, there the most infamous serial plagiarist of our time, and how he unleashed the massive scandal that rocked the New York Times and the entire world of journalism. In 2003 Blair was caught plagiarizing the work of other reporters and supplementing his own reporting with fabricated details in dozens of different stories published in the Times. The ensuing media frenzy left a major blemish on the history of the ‘Old Grey Lady’, which just a year earlier won a record 7 Pulitzer prizes for its coverage of 9/11. It was a spectacular fall for both Blair and the paper. The daily operations of the Times newsroom became a public spectacle as every major news outlet picked up the story and ran with it. The fact that Blair is African-American was emphasized again and again as accounts of the ‘Blair Affair’ served up sordid details in a soap-opera style tale of deception, drug abuse, racism, mental illness, hierarchy, white guilt, and power struggles inside the hallowed halls of the New York Times. Contact: Lora Lopez lora.lopez@ttu.edu

04

Tuesday

05:00pm – 06:45pm

  • *A Fragile Trust Screening and Q and A
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: http://goo.gl/hDXPE4
  • Location: College of Media and Communication, Room 67 (in the basement)
  • Description: The Director/Producer of A Fragile Trust, Samantha Grant, will take questions after a screening of the film about a promising young journalist who made some really bad decisions thereby inciting the worst plagiarism scandal ever seen at the world’s most important newspaper – The New York Times. Blair’s exclusive interview for A FRAGILE TRUST represents the first time he has spoken out about his actions at the Times since the weeks immediately following the scandal in 2003. A Fragile Trust tells the dramatic story of Jayson Blair and Macarena Hernandez, two reporters who became entangled in a scandal that brought the New York Times to what publisher Arthur Sulzberger called “the low-point in the 152 year history of the paper.” From the buzz of New York City to the solitude of the Texas desert, this cinematically evocative film addresses questions of ambition, race, and hierarchy in journalism, while bringing focus back to the heart of the matter, the sacred and fragile trust upon which all American journalism is built. Contact: Lora Lopez lora.lopez@ttu.edu

04

Tuesday

05:00pm – 07:00pm

  • +Statistical Consulting Service
  • +Graduate students in distance programs can schedule an online consultation.
  • Registration: Make an appointment at http://ttu.mobi/stats.No walk-ins please.
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: The Statistical Consulting Service can help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with all aspects of statistical data analysis. We can help you select the optimal analytic strategy and locate resources to carry it out. We can help you avoid analysis road-blocks by offering suggestions on how to collect, input, and manage your data. If you have already encountered a road-block, we can help you learn what you need to know to get past it. This service is provided by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Consultant: Nick Hensley nicholas.hensley@ttu.edu

05

Wednesday

02:00pm – 03:20pm

  • Therapy for Graduate Students
  • Registration: Students must schedule a group screening with group leaders Jane Westmoreland (jane.westmoreland@ttu.edu or 806-742-3674) or Renita Sengupta (renita.sengupta@ttu.edu) before joining the group.
  • Location: Student Counseling Center
  • Description: The Student Counseling Center is inviting Graduate students to join a weekly Understanding Self and Others (USO) Group. This group provides a safe space for students pursuing graduate degrees to explore interpersonal and intrapersonal dynamics and concerns. The group provides a free and confidential space to receive multiple perspectives, feedback, and support from other graduate students. Group members are encouraged to explore new ways of relating to others and to further develop self-esteem, self-awareness, and relational skills. The group will meet on Wednesdays from 2-3:20 at the Student Counseling Center. Before members can join the group, they must meet with the group leaders for a group screening. Contact: Jane Westmoreland (jane.westmoreland@ttu.edu or 806-742-3674) or Renita Sengupta (renita.sengupta@ttu.edu)

05

Wednesday

10:00 am – 11:00am

  • *Conceptual Design, Diversity, and Ethics of Mentorship
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx
  • Location: TTU Library, Room 153
  • Description: The Texas Tech Teaching Academy invites you to attend a new series of faculty development workshops led by recipients of the Lawrence Schovanec Teaching Development Scholarship. This scholarship provides funding for recipients to attend teaching and learning oriented conferences, and as a part of their fellowship they agree to return to Texas Tech and present information gleaned from the conference. Dr. Baugh attended the Graduate Career Consortium national meeting in summer 2016. Synthesizing key concepts discussed at the GCC meeting—particularly Evans and Burnett’s ‘Design Thinking’ and Strayhorn’s ‘Sense of Belonging’—he will present a heuristic that may facilitate practices of mentorship. Faculty-driven mentorship of graduate students that honors diversity and empathy will be an emphasis, and further application and discussion will consider wider contexts of teaching and learning across a number of disciplines. Presenter: Dr. Scott Baugh scott.baugh@ttu.edu

05

Wednesday

11:00 am – 12:00 noon

05

Wednesday

12:00noon – 01:30pm

  • A Fragile Trust Panel Discussion and Luncheon
  • Registration: http://goo.gl/0nQy5D
  • Location: College of Education, Room 001 (in the basement)
  • Description: The Director/Producer of A Fragile Trust, Samantha Grant, will be part of a panel discussion of the film. As more and more people consume their news online, news publications seem to be shifting en masse to an online only format. With this shift, plagiarizing has become as simple as a quick cut and paste, making the ethical boundary seem easier to cross. With a new plagiarism scandal breaking nearly every week, the lessons learned in the aftermath of the Blair Affair are more relevant than ever. A FRAGILE TRUST takes a deeper look into the mind of Jayson Blair, the serial plagiarist, and explores what caused this promising young man to make so many bad decisions, while also examining the institutional dynamics inside the Times that may have contributed to Blair’s downfall. Registration is required and lunch will be provided. Seating is limited. Contact: Lora Lopez lora.lopez@ttu.edu

05

Wednesday

12:00noon – 04:00pm

  • All Majors Job Fair
  • Registration: not required
  • Location: Student Union Building (SUB) Ballroom
  • Description: Whether you are looking for a full-time position, part-time or an internship, you will find great opportunities at this fair to connect with prospective employers seeking Red Raiders with your majors. Also attend this fair to expand your network, polish your interview skills, learn industry information, and gather information about companies. Free headshot will be provided at the fair! For more information, go to http://www.depts.ttu.edu/careercenter/jobfair17/. Contact: Carol Trigg carol.trigg@ttu.edu

05

Wednesday

02:00pm – 03:20pm

  • Therapy Group for Graduate Students
  • Registration: Students must schedule a group screening with group leaders Jane Westmoreland (jane.westmoreland@ttu.edu or 806-742-3674) or Renita Sengupta (renita.sengupta@ttu.edu) before joining the group.
  • Location: Student Counseling Center
  • Description: The Student Counseling Center is inviting Graduate students to join a weekly Understanding Self and Others (USO) Group. This group provides a safe space for students pursuing graduate degrees to explore interpersonal and intrapersonal dynamics and concerns. The group provides a free and confidential space to receive multiple perspectives, feedback, and support from other graduate students. Group members are encouraged to explore new ways of relating to others and to further develop self-esteem, self-awareness, and relational skills. The group will meet on Wednesdays from 2-3:20 at the Student Counseling Center. Before members can join the group, they must meet with the group leaders for a group screening. Contact: Jane Westmoreland (jane.westmoreland@ttu.edu or 806-742-3674) or Renita Sengupta (renita.sengupta@ttu.edu)

05

Wednesday

02:30 pm – 04:00 pm

  • +HRPP/IRB Assistance
  • +This service is available to distance graduate students at http://ttu.mobi/irb
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43C, or online
  • Description: Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) and Institutional Review Board (IRB) Assistance will help you prepare your proposals for review. The HRPP team will also serve as a liaison for other research areas such as the Responsible Conduct of Research and Animal Care Services. HRPP/IRB Assistance is available in the Graduate Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-4:00 p.m. Contact: Dr. CassiDe Street casside.street@ttu.edu

05

Wednesday

04:00 pm – 06:00 pm

  • *SAS - I ShortCourse
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/
  • Location: Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), TTU Library, Room 23
  • Description: SAS (pronounced saas) is a computer application that can be used to perform statistical analyses. This ShortCourse will introduce you to SAS Syntax-based programming. It is intended to familiarize new SAS users for Windows interface, and teach the basic programming skills needed to perform elementary data manipulation and analytical tasks in SAS. This ShortCourse assumes that the users are familiar with elementary statistics. Instructor: Heide Mansouri heide.mansouri@ttu.edu

06

Thursday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    +Distance graduate students can access online tutoring services from the University Writing Center home page at http://uwc.ttu.edu. Login using the first link in the left-hand menu. Logging into the system will take you directly to the Online Writing Center where you will find options to submit a draft and view critiqued drafts. Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

06

Thursday

12:00 noon – 02:00pm

06

Thursday

02:00pm – 03:20pm

  • *CTC Signature Workshop: Oral Defense Presentation
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Location: Communication Training Center (CTC), Media and Communication Building, Room 905
  • Registration: not required
  • Description: Ensure your thesis or dissertation is visually accessible through the creation of slides that encapsulate your research and focus on its most salient findings. Learn how to storyboard the content of your research to create a logical slideshow that accurately and easily makes your research understandable for your committee. For more information about the CTC, please visit http://ctc.ttu.edu. Contact: Dr. Luke Lefebvre luke.lefebvre@ttu.edu, CTC Director

06

Thursday

02:00pm – 03:00pm

  • *Basics of Library Research
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School travel or fellowship funding
  • Registration: http://cal.library.ttu.edu/event/3008223
  • Location: TTU Library, Lab 150
  • Description: Save time and money! This seminar is a general introduction to the Library’s resources which could include a tour at the end, if time allows. Get tips on how to find articles and books. Learn how to expand and limit search results in databases. Create your free Document Delivery account. Access style guides online. Forget what you think you know. Rediscover the library. Presenter: Donell Callender donell.callender@ttu.edu

06

Thursday

02:00pm – 02:30pm

06

Thursday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • *Microsoft Excel ShortCourse
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/
  • Location: Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), TTU Library, Room 23
  • Description: In this ShortCourse, you will become familiar with the fundamentals of Excel 2013. Topics include navigating within a spreadsheet, using worksheets and workbooks, entering information, using formulas, using functions, formatting information, printing, auto formatting, filling in information, sorting, and filtering. Instructor: Heide Mansouri heide.mansouri@ttu.edu

06

Thursday

05:00pm – 07:00pm

  • +Statistical Consulting Service
  • +Graduate students in distance programs can schedule an online consultation.
  • Registration: Make an appointment at http://ttu.mobi/stats.No walk-ins please.
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: The Statistical Consulting Service can help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with all aspects of statistical data analysis. We can help you select the optimal analytic strategy and locate resources to carry it out. We can help you avoid analysis road-blocks by offering suggestions on how to collect, input, and manage your data. If you have already encountered a road-block, we can help you learn what you need to know to get past it. This service is provided by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Consultant: Nick Hensley nicholas.hensley@ttu.edu

07

Friday

09:00am – 12:00noon

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    +Distance graduate students can access online tutoring services from the University Writing Center home page at http://uwc.ttu.edu. Login using the first link in the left-hand menu. Logging into the system will take you directly to the Online Writing Center where you will find options to submit a draft and view critiqued drafts. Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

07

Friday

10:00 am – 11:00am

  • *External Fellowship Information Session
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: not required
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 41, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: In this workshop, Dr. Tim Dallas, Associate Dean of the Graduate School, provides information on how to search and apply for external fellowships that will support your graduate education and scholarly activity. External fellowships for graduate and postdoctoral studies are available from many organizations outside Texas Tech University, including state and federal agencies, private foundations, non-profit groups, and international organizations. In addition to helping fund your education, external grants and fellowships are a great academic honor and help distinguish your academic scholarship. Contact: Cari Carter cari.carter@ttu.edu

07

Friday

Noon – 01:00pm

  • *+Grant Writing Roundtable
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • +Online students can participate using Blackboard Collaborate
  • Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/education/graduate/doctoral-support-center/events/brown_bag_speaker_series.php
  • Location: College of Education Building, Room 253, and online
  • Description: This DSC Brownbag session is a roundtable of 4 grant-writing experts: Nora Griffin-Shirley, Zinaida Aguirre-Muñoz, Jerry Dwyer, and Tena Gonzales. For more information and to register for this and other events sponsored by the Doctoral Support Center for Writing and Research Excellence, go to http://tinyurl.com/dsc-brownbag. Contact: Dr. Amber Lancaster amber.lancaster@ttu.edu

07

Friday

Noon – 01:00pm

  • *TEACH Program Friday Series: Grading and Attendance Policies: A Panel Discussion
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • +Online students can participate using Blackboard Collaborate
  • Registration: http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx
  • Location: TTU Library, Room 153
  • Description: How to handle grading and attendance might be two of the most difficult decisions an instructor has to make when planning a course. Should attendance be mandatory? Should you allow make-up quizzes or late assignments? Should you use points or percentages? And what if it’s a huge class? The list goes on… Join us for a panel discussion with instructors from a range of experiences as we consider the pros and cons of various policies in the classroom. Contact: Adam Smith adam.smith@ttu.edu

07

Friday

Noon – 01:00pm

  • *+APA Basics
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • +Online graduate students will receive a meeting link prior to the workshop
  • Registration: Email Dr. Kristin Messuri at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu and specify whether you will attend onsite or online.
  • Location: Graduate Center / Skype for Business
  • Description: Writers in many fields are expected to follow the guidelines set forth in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). This workshop provides basic advice about how to use this style guide, how to quote and paraphrase from source material, and when to cite. Please note that this workshop will only briefly address citation conventions for some common types of sources; it will not address citation conventions for all possible sources.
  • Contact: Dr. Kristin Messuri kristin.messuri@ttu.edu, Writing Center Associate Director

07

Friday

02:00 pm – 04:00pm

  • *Altmetrics Workshop
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: http://cal.library.ttu.edu/event/3008255
  • Location: Graduate Center / Skype for Business
  • Description: With the widespread adoption of information technology, the behavior of scholars has changed in recent years. Traditional measures of scholarly impact have come under increasing criticism for being inadequate. How can we measure the influence of scholarly work in the newly emerging online environment? This workshop focuses on the rise of altmetrics, alternative measures of scholarly influence. Alternative resources for measuring research impact will be introduced and discussed and their advantages and disadvantages will be noted. Attendees will learn how to monitor personal and institutional research impact in new ways, track research significance and influence in a more timely and comprehensive manner, and achieve a better understanding of how the scholarly landscape may change in the years ahead. Presenters: Brian Quinn brian.quinn@ttu.edu and Innocent Awasom awasom.afuh@ttu.edu

07

Friday

02:00 pm – 03:00pm

  • *+Transfer of Skills from Academia to Industry
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • +Online graduate students may view a livestream via TTU's Lync (Skype for Business) at https://meet.ttu.edu/nicole.noble/9C1THVXZ or call in for audio only at (855) 834-4888 and enter 60134673 when asked for the conference ID.
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: Graduate Center Commons, Administration Building west wing basement
  • Description: Join us in the Graduate Center for a workshop on how to transfer your academic skills to an industry career presented by Dr. Nicole Noble, University Career Center counselor. Designed for graduate students, this workshop will help you • Identify transferable skills from academic experiences to industry positions • Gain information concerning employers' preferences on employee skill sets • Demonstrate ability to articulate transferable skills. Presenter: Nicole Noble nicole.noble@ttu.edu

08

Saturday

11:00am – 03:00pm

  • +Statistical Consulting Service
  • +Graduate students in distance programs can schedule an online consultation.
  • Registration: Make an appointment at http://ttu.mobi/stats.No walk-ins please.
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: The Statistical Consulting Service can help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with all aspects of statistical data analysis. We can help you select the optimal analytic strategy and locate resources to carry it out. We can help you avoid analysis road-blocks by offering suggestions on how to collect, input, and manage your data. If you have already encountered a road-block, we can help you learn what you need to know to get past it. This service is provided by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Consultant: Nick Hensley nicholas.hensley@ttu.edu

10

Monday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    +Distance graduate students can access online tutoring services from the University Writing Center home page at http://uwc.ttu.edu. Login using the first link in the left-hand menu. Logging into the system will take you directly to the Online Writing Center where you will find options to submit a draft and view critiqued drafts. Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

10

Monday

02:00pm – 02:30pm

10

Monday

02:00pm – 03:00pm

  • *TLPDC Technology Workshop: CATME, A Web-based Tool for Managing Classroom Teams
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
    +This webinar is available to distance graduate students
  • Registration: http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx
  • Location: TLPDC, Room 153, in the TTU Library
  • Description: Join us for an in-depth workshop on how to utilize a web-based tool to help you and your students enhance the effectiveness of team-based learning. Dr. Wes Kumfer will demonstrate ways that the Comprehensive Assessment of Team Member Effectiveness (CATME) utility will improve communication within and between student-teams to strengthen classroom team contributions and accountability in your courses. Presenter: Wes Kumfer wesley.j.kumfer@ttu.edu

10

Monday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • +Library Research Assistance
  • +This service is available to distance graduate students at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: Library Research Assistance can help at any stage in your research process or with any research question. Graduate-level research services offered include • Assistance conducting research, locating information, and citing sources • Help identifying the best sources and developing effective search strategies • Referrals to Library experts in different subject areas • Answers to questions about Library services and policies Contact: Brian Quinn brian.quinn@ttu.edu Graduate Student Services Librarian

11

Tuesday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    +Distance graduate students can access online tutoring services from the University Writing Center home page at http://uwc.ttu.edu. Login using the first link in the left-hand menu. Logging into the system will take you directly to the Online Writing Center where you will find options to submit a draft and view critiqued drafts. Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

11

Tuesday

02:00 pm – 04:00 pm

  • +Library Research Assistance
  • +This service is available to distance graduate students at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: Library Research Assistance can help at any stage in your research process or with any research question. Graduate-level research services offered include • Assistance conducting research, locating information, and citing sources • Help identifying the best sources and developing effective search strategies • Referrals to Library experts in different subject areas • Answers to questions about Library services and policies Contact: Brian Quinn brian.quinn@ttu.edu Graduate Student Services Librarian

11

Tuesday

05:00pm – 07:00pm

  • +Statistical Consulting Service
  • +Graduate students in distance programs can schedule an online consultation.
  • Registration: Make an appointment at http://ttu.mobi/stats.No walk-ins please.
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: The Statistical Consulting Service can help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with all aspects of statistical data analysis. We can help you select the optimal analytic strategy and locate resources to carry it out. We can help you avoid analysis road-blocks by offering suggestions on how to collect, input, and manage your data. If you have already encountered a road-block, we can help you learn what you need to know to get past it. This service is provided by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Consultant: Nick Hensley nicholas.hensley@ttu.edu

10

Monday

09:00 am – 05:00pm

  • +Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.
    +Distance graduate students can access online tutoring services from the University Writing Center home page at http://uwc.ttu.edu. Login using the first link in the left-hand menu. Logging into the system will take you directly to the Online Writing Center where you will find options to submit a draft and view critiqued drafts. Contact: Dr. Kristin Messuri kristin.messuri@ttu.eduWriting Center Associate Director

10

Monday

2pm - 2:30pm


  • +This webinar is available to distance graduate students
  • Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/786024749772369155
  • Location: TTU Library, Room 153
  • Description: Frustrated with your professor? We'll be talking about strategies in working with your professors to help you succeed! Presenter: University Career Center (careercenter@ttu.edu)

10

Monday

2pm - 3:00pm

  • *TLPDC Technology Workshop: CATME, A Web-based Tool for Managing Classroom Teamss
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx
  • Location: TLPDC, Room 153, in the TTU Library
  • Description: Join us for an in-depth workshop on how to utilize a web-based tool to help you and your students enhance the effectiveness of team-based learning. Dr. Wes Kumfer will demonstrate ways that the Comprehensive Assessment of Team Member Effectiveness (CATME) utility will improve communication within and between student-teams to strengthen classroom team contributions and accountability in your courses. br> Presenter: Wes Kumfer (wesley.j.kumfer@ttu.edu)

10

Monday

2:30pm - 4:00pm

  • +HRPP/IRB Assistance
  • +This service is available to distance graduate students at http://ttu.mobi/irb
  • Registration: not required
  • Location: TLPDC, Room 153, in the TTU Library
  • Description: Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) and Institutional Review Board (IRB) Assistance will help you prepare your proposals for review. The HRPP team will also serve as a liaison for other research areas such as the Responsible Conduct of Research and Animal Care Services. HRPP/IRB Assistance is available in the Graduate Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-4:00 p.m br> Presenter: Dr. CassiDe Street (casside.street@ttu.edu), HRPP manager

10

Monday

3pm - 3:30pm

  • *+Target's Interview Tips
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • +This webinar is available to distance graduate students
  • Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3434709778220524802
  • Description: Interviewing can be tough, the more you interview and practice the easier and more comfortable they can be. Come join this webinar to help prepare for your next interview and hear some tips from a recruiter at Target. br> Presenter: University Career Center (careercenter@ttu.edu)

11

Tuesday

12:30pm - 1:50pm

  • *+Target's Interview Tips
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • +This webinar is available to distance graduate students
  • Registration: not required
  • Location: Communication Training Center (CTC), Media and Communication Building, Room 905
  • Description: Present a clear and concise message by arranging elements of your slide presentation to maximize audience attention and create shared meaning. Learn how to design slides that will eliminate “word walls” and win any glance test from an audience. br> Presenter: Dr. Luke Lefebvre, CTC Director, at luke.lefebvre@ttu.edu

11

Tuesday

1pm - 3:30pm

  • *Creating Your Own Opportunities Workshop
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: http://cal.library.ttu.edu/event/3008250
  • Location: TTU Library, Lab 150
  • Description: This workshop will provide an overview of entrepreneurial resources and the Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) that can be used to develop small businesses and patents and trademarks. The workshop will include discussion of the Personal Librarian service, online research guides, databases, and the Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC). Presenters will also discuss related resources offered through the College of Business Administration (COBA) Office of Commercialization, COBA entrepreneurship courses, and COBA centers.
    Presenters: Tom Rohrig tom.rohrig@ttu.edu and Jake Soma (jake.syma@ttu.edu)

12

Wednesday

2pm - 3pm

  • *TEACH Talk Discussion Series: Online Course Logistics
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx
  • Location: TLPDC, Room 152, in TTU Library
  • Description: Come join us for a discussion on the logistics of teaching online. With more and more universities promoting distance learning, many educators are experiencing online/distance courses for the first time. With these courses, unexpected problems and complex logistics can occur. We will discuss these issues/logistics and talk about how we can avoid and overcome them.
    Presenter: Scott Starr (scott.starr@ttu.edu)

12

Wednesday

2pm - 3:20pm

  • Therapy Group for Graduate Students
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: Students must schedule a group screening with group leaders Jane Westmoreland (jane.westmoreland@ttu.edu or 806-742-3674) or Renita Sengupta (renita.sengupta@ttu.edu) before joining the group.
  • Location: Student Counseling Center
  • Description: The Student Counseling Center is inviting Graduate students to join a weekly Understanding Self and Others (USO) Group. This group provides a safe space for students pursuing graduate degrees to explore interpersonal and intrapersonal dynamics and concerns. The group provides a free and confidential space to receive multiple perspectives, feedback, and support from other graduate students. Group members are encouraged to explore new ways of relating to others and to further develop self-esteem, self-awareness, and relational skills. The group will meet on Wednesdays from 2-3:20 at the Student Counseling Center. Before members can join the group, they must meet with the group leaders for a group screening.
    Contacts: Jane Westmoreland (jane.westmoreland@ttu.edu) and Renita Sengupta (renita.sengupta@ttu.edu)

12

Wednesday

2pm - 4pm

  • The People to People Fair: Non-Profit Internships and Work Experience
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: Student Union Building (SUB) Ballroom
  • Description: Non-Profit organizations from Lubbock will be in attendance! Students interested in acquiring practicum experience, internships, or even full-time employment in a Non-Profit organization will have the opportunity to talk with representatives and pick up valuable information about various organizations. Follow developing information at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/careercenter/17springnpfair/.
    Contact: Nicole Noble (nicole.noble@ttu.edu), (806) 742-2210

12

Wednesday

2pm - 4pm

  • +HRPP/IRB Assistance
  • +This service is available to distance graduate students at http://ttu.mobi/irb
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43C, or online
  • Description: Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) and Institutional Review Board (IRB) Assistance will help you prepare your proposals for review. The HRPP team will also serve as a liaison for other research areas such as the Responsible Conduct of Research and Animal Care Services. HRPP/IRB Assistance is available in the Graduate Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-4:00 p.m.
    Contact: Dr. CassiDe Street (casside.street@ttu.edu), HRPP manager

12

Wednesday

4pm - 6pm

  • *SAS-II ShortCourse
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/
  • Location: Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), TTU Library, Room 23
  • Description: In this ShortCourse you will learn more about SAS Syntax-based programming in Windows environment. Some SAS mathematical and statistical functions, as well as, some popular statistical procedures such as PROC TTEST, PROC CORR, and PROC REG will be discussed also.
    In this ShortCourse it is assumed that you are familiar with elementary statistics and you have already taken the SAS - I ShortCourse.
    Instructor: Heide Mansouri (heide.mansouri@ttu.edu)

13

Thursday

noon - 2pm

  • +Wreck Hunger: Graduate & International Student Food Pantry
  • +The Wreck Hunger Food Pantry also provides resources and services for distance graduate :studentshttp://ttuwreckhunger.weebly.com/uploads/5/6/4/8/56486199/distance_students_help.pdf
  • Registration: For instructions on how to reserve a spot in line at the Wreck Hunger Food Pantry, go to http://ttuwreckhunger.weebly.com/get-help.html/
  • Location: Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), TTU Library, Room 23
  • Description: The Graduate and International Student Food Pantry provides food, nutrition education, and other resources to students who struggle to access healthy meals. While the pantry cannot provide all your nutrition needs, using it can reduce your grocery bill. The pantry is open on Thursdays from noon-2 p.m., and students may visit once every two weeks. Whether you want to sign up to anonymously use the pantry, donate food or money to support the pantry, or volunteer, please go to the Wreck Hunger website for more information: http://ttuwreckhunger.weebly.com
    Coordinator: Ashlee Taylor (ashlee.taylor@ttu.edu)

13

Thursday

2pm - 4pm

  • *Microsoft Excel PivotTable ShortCourse
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/
  • Location: : Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), TTU Library, Room 23
  • Description: : Excel PivotTables are a great way to summarize, analyze, explore, and present your data. You can also use PivotTables to make comparisons, detect patterns and relationships, and discover trends. In this ShortCourse you will learn how to create, format, and print PivotTables.
    Participants should have basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel 2013 to gain the most from this ShortCourse.
    Instructor: Heide Mansouri (heide.mansouri@ttu.edu)

14

Friday

11am - 11:30am

  • *+So You Want to Be a Consultant
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • +This webinar is available to distance graduate students
  • Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2547086135702128387/
  • Location: : Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), TTU Library, Room 23
  • Description: A Webinar created especially for students who would like to develop an awareness of the skills used in consulting work.
    Contact: University Career Center (careercenter@ttu.edu)

14

Friday

11am - noon

  • *+Job Search
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • +Online graduate students may view a livestream via TTU's Lync (Skype for Business) at https://meet.ttu.edu/nicole.noble/9C1THVXZ or call in for audio only at (855) 834-4888 and enter 60134673 when asked for the conference ID.
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: Graduate Center Commons, Administration Building west wing basement
  • Description: Learn how to conduct an academic and/or non-academic job search. The Graduate Center is in the west side (President's side) basement of the Administration Building. For directions, see http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradcenter/directions/index.php. You will need to swipe your student ID to enter.
    Presenter: Nicole Noble

14

Friday

2pm - 4pm

  • *Copyright and Fair Use Workshop
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • +Online graduate students may view a livestream via TTU's Lync (Skype for Business) at https://meet.ttu.edu/nicole.noble/9C1THVXZ or call in for audio only at (855) 834-4888 and enter 60134673 when asked for the conference ID.
  • Registration: http://cal.library.ttu.edu/event/3008259
  • Location: TTU Library, Lab 150
  • Description: Copyright and fair use issues are becoming more important in higher education. Scholars are using digital media along with traditional paper media, and this has resulted in an increasingly complex environment for intellectual property and issues related to ownership and access. This workshop takes a practical approach to determining copyright and fair use. It is designed to provide faculty and researchers with the tools that they need to navigate the sometimes rocky landscape of intellectual property and arrive at a reasonable understanding of what they can and cannot do to be in compliance with current copyright practice, as well as how they can protect their rights as authors Presenters: Camille Thomas (camille.thomas@ttu.edu) and Brian Quinn (brian.quinn@ttu.edu)

15

Saturday

11am - 3pm

  • +Statistical Consulting Service
  • +Graduate students in distance programs can schedule an online consultation.
  • Registration: Make an appointment at http://ttu.mobi/stats. No walk-ins please
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: The Statistical Consulting Service can help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with all aspects of statistical data analysis. We can help you select the optimal analytic strategy and locate resources to carry it out. We can help you avoid analysis road-blocks by offering suggestions on how to collect, input, and manage your data. If you have already encountered a road-block, we can help you learn what you need to know to get past it. This service is provided by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Consultant: Nick Hensley (nicholas.hensley@ttu.edu)

17

Monday

2pm - 2:30pm

  • *+I Hate My Job: Find Meaning and Purpose in Even the Most Mundane Jobs
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • +This webinar is available to distance graduate students
  • Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7993267394751054595
  • Description: Let’s face it, the world of work isn’t always fun. Many days it’s difficult to find motivation to show up to work and much less perform at your highest level. It’s particularly difficult to work when we don’t feel like the work we are completing fulfills anything in our lives beyond a paycheck. Attend this webinar to see if you can change your perspective and find meaning and purpose in the work that you do!
    Contact: University Career Center (careercenter@ttu.edu)

17

Monday

3:30pm - 4pm

18

Tuesday

12:30pm - 1:50pm

  • *CTC Signature Workshop: Oral Defense Presentation
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: not required
  • Location: Communication Training Center (CTC), Media and Communication Building, Room 905
  • Description: Ensure your thesis or dissertation is visually accessible through the creation of slides that encapsulate your research and focus on its most salient findings. Learn how to storyboard the content of your research to create a logical slideshow that accurately and easily makes your research understandable for your committee.
    Contact: Dr. Luke Lefebvre (at luke.lefebvre@ttu.edu), CTC Director

18

Tuesday

2pm - 4pm

  • *3D Printing ShortCourse
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php
  • Location: Communication Training Center (CTC), Media and Communication Building, Room 905
  • Description: This workshop will provide you with an overview of modern 3D printing processes. Specifically, we will discuss several types of 3D printing, the types of software used for 3D rendering, and use cases for 3D printing, both academic and commercial. We will discuss 3D printing services and resources available on campus, including services available through the ATLC. Additional topics include best practices for 3D design, submission and production, specific to fused deposition modeling and additive printing. This ShortCourse will include a live demo of a MakerBot Replicator 2 3D Printer.
    Instructor: Rebecca Massey (rebecca.massey@ttu.edu)

12

Wednesday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    +Distance graduate students can access online tutoring services from the University Writing Center home page at http://uwc.ttu.edu. Login using the first link in the left-hand menu. Logging into the system will take you directly to the Online Writing Center where you will find options to submit a draft and view critiqued drafts. Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

12

Wednesday

01:00pm - 01:30pm

  • *+ Infinitives vs. Gerunds Workshop
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • +Online graduate students will receive a meeting link prior to the workshop
  • Registration: Email Dr. Kristin Messuri at gradwritingcenter@ttu.edu and specify whether you will attend onsite or online.
  • Location: Graduate Center / Skype for Business
  • Description: Infinitives, like "to study," and gerunds, like "studying," have similar functions in English and are used in similar contexts. Because they are so similar, it can be difficult to know when to use an infinitive and when to use a gerund. This workshop will examine the differences between the two and when to use each one.
    Contact: Kristin Messuri (gradwritingcenter@ttu.edu)

12

Wednesday

02:00pm – 03:20pm

  • Therapy for Graduate Students
  • Registration: Students must schedule a group screening with group leaders Jane Westmoreland (jane.westmoreland@ttu.edu or 806-742-3674) or Renita Sengupta (renita.sengupta@ttu.edu) before joining the group.
  • Location: Student Counseling Center
  • Description: The Student Counseling Center is inviting Graduate students to join a weekly Understanding Self and Others (USO) Group. This group provides a safe space for students pursuing graduate degrees to explore interpersonal and intrapersonal dynamics and concerns. The group provides a free and confidential space to receive multiple perspectives, feedback, and support from other graduate students. Group members are encouraged to explore new ways of relating to others and to further develop self-esteem, self-awareness, and relational skills. The group will meet on Wednesdays from 2-3:20 at the Student Counseling Center. Before members can join the group, they must meet with the group leaders for a group screening. Contact: Jane Westmoreland (jane.westmoreland@ttu.edu or 806-742-3674) or Renita Sengupta (renita.sengupta@ttu.edu)

13

Thursday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    +Distance graduate students can access online tutoring services from the University Writing Center home page at http://uwc.ttu.edu. Login using the first link in the left-hand menu. Logging into the system will take you directly to the Online Writing Center where you will find options to submit a draft and view critiqued drafts. Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

13

Thursday

02:00pm – 03:20pm

  • *CTC Signature Workshop: Dealing from the Bottom of the Slide Deck
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: Communication Training Center (CTC), Media and Communication Building, Room 905
  • Description: Go beyond the basics of PowerPoint design and learn advanced techniques for taking your slide deck to the next level. Learn cinematic slide design strategies to create dynamic slide decks to captivate an audience. Contact: Dr. Luke Lefebvre luke.lefebvre@ttu.eduCTC Director

13

Thursday

05:00pm – 07:00pm

  • +Statistical Consulting Service
  • +Graduate students in distance programs can schedule an online consultation.
  • Registration: Make an appointment at http://ttu.mobi/stats.No walk-ins please.
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: The Statistical Consulting Service can help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with all aspects of statistical data analysis. We can help you select the optimal analytic strategy and locate resources to carry it out. We can help you avoid analysis road-blocks by offering suggestions on how to collect, input, and manage your data. If you have already encountered a road-block, we can help you learn what you need to know to get past it. This service is provided by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Consultant: Nick Hensley nicholas.hensley@ttu.edu

14

Friday

09:00am – 12:00noon

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    +Distance graduate students can access online tutoring services from the University Writing Center home page at http://uwc.ttu.edu. Login using the first link in the left-hand menu. Logging into the system will take you directly to the Online Writing Center where you will find options to submit a draft and view critiqued drafts. Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

18

Monday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    +Distance graduate students can access online tutoring services from the University Writing Center home page at http://uwc.ttu.edu. Login using the first link in the left-hand menu. Logging into the system will take you directly to the Online Writing Center where you will find options to submit a draft and view critiqued drafts. Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

18

Tuesday

02:00 pm – 04:00 pm

  • +Library Research Assistance
  • +This service is available to distance graduate students at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: Library Research Assistance can help at any stage in your research process or with any research question. Graduate-level research services offered include • Assistance conducting research, locating information, and citing sources • Help identifying the best sources and developing effective search strategies • Referrals to Library experts in different subject areas • Answers to questions about Library services and policies Contact: Brian Quinn brian.quinn@ttu.edu Graduate Student Services Librarian

18

Tuesday

05:00pm – 07:00pm

  • +Statistical Consulting Service
  • +Graduate students in distance programs can schedule an online consultation.
  • Registration: Make an appointment at http://ttu.mobi/stats.No walk-ins please.
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: The Statistical Consulting Service can help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with all aspects of statistical data analysis. We can help you select the optimal analytic strategy and locate resources to carry it out. We can help you avoid analysis road-blocks by offering suggestions on how to collect, input, and manage your data. If you have already encountered a road-block, we can help you learn what you need to know to get past it. This service is provided by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Consultant: Nick Hensley nicholas.hensley@ttu.edu

19

Wednesday

02:00pm – 03:20pm

19

Wednesday

02:00pm – 03:00pm

  • *EndNote Citation Management Workshop
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: http://cal.library.ttu.edu/event/3008283
  • Location: TTU Library, Lab 150
  • Description: This workshop will instruct students on the basics of Endnote X8. By the end, participants will have learned how to download, install, and use their own copy of Endnote. Participants will also learn how to export/import references from databases into Endnote, how to organize references, how to share citations with other Endnote users, and how to integrate Endnote with MS Word.
    Presenter: Cynthia Henry (cynthia.henry@ttu.edu)

19

Wednesday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • +HRPP/IRB Assistance
  • +This service is available to distance graduate students at http://ttu.mobi/irb
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: TTU Library, Lab 150
  • Description: This workshop will instruct students on the basics of Endnote X8. By the end, participants will have learned how to download, install, and use their own copy of Endnote. Participants will also learn how to export/import references from databases into Endnote, how to organize references, how to share citations with other Endnote users, and how to integrate Endnote with MS Word.
    Presenter: Cynthia Henry (cynthia.henry@ttu.edu)

19

Wednesday

2:30pm - 4pm

  • +HRPP/IRB Assistance
  • +This service is available to distance graduate students at http://ttu.mobi/irb
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43C, or online
  • Description: Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) and Institutional Review Board (IRB) Assistance will help you prepare your proposals for review. The HRPP team will also serve as a liaison for other research areas such as the Responsible Conduct of Research and Animal Care Services. HRPP/IRB Assistance is available in the Graduate Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-4:00 p.m.
    Contact: Dr. CassiDe Street (casside.street@ttu.edu), HRPP manager

19

Wednesday

3pm - 3:30pm

  • *30-Minute Miracle Series: Technology in the Classroom
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx
  • Location: TLPDC, Room 153, in the TTU Library
  • Description: Technology use in the classroom is becoming more common place than ever before. With new apps and platforms being developed everyday it can be hard to decide which types of technology to introduce to your classroom. Here in this 30-minute session, we will introduce, examine, and discuss some new programs that have caught our eye and how they can be used in the classroom.
    Contact: Adam Smith (adam.smith@ttu.edu)

19

Wednesday

4pm - 6pm

  • *MATLAB ShortCourse
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/
  • Location: Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), Room 23, in the University Library
  • Description: This ShortCourse provides an introduction to the MATLAB technical computing environment. The course is intended for beginning users. Topics include: Working with the MATLAB user interface, Entering commands and creating variables, Analyzing vectors and matrices, and Visualizing vector and matrix data. Undergraduate-level mathematics and experience with basic computer operations is assumed for this ShortCourse.
    Instructor: Heide Mansouri (heide.mansouri@ttu.edu)

19

Wednesday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    +Distance graduate students can access online tutoring services from the University Writing Center home page at http://uwc.ttu.edu. Login using the first link in the left-hand menu. Logging into the system will take you directly to the Online Writing Center where you will find options to submit a draft and view critiqued drafts. Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

19

Wednesday

02:00pm – 03:20pm

  • Therapy for Graduate Students
  • Registration: Students must schedule a group screening with group leaders Jane Westmoreland (jane.westmoreland@ttu.edu or 806-742-3674) or Renita Sengupta (renita.sengupta@ttu.edu) before joining the group.
  • Location: Student Counseling Center
  • Description: The Student Counseling Center is inviting Graduate students to join a weekly Understanding Self and Others (USO) Group. This group provides a safe space for students pursuing graduate degrees to explore interpersonal and intrapersonal dynamics and concerns. The group provides a free and confidential space to receive multiple perspectives, feedback, and support from other graduate students. Group members are encouraged to explore new ways of relating to others and to further develop self-esteem, self-awareness, and relational skills. The group will meet on Wednesdays from 2-3:20 at the Student Counseling Center. Before members can join the group, they must meet with the group leaders for a group screening. Contact: Jane Westmoreland (jane.westmoreland@ttu.edu or 806-742-3674) or Renita Sengupta (renita.sengupta@ttu.edu)

19

Wednesday

12:30pm – 01:30pm

  • LSJE Lunchtime Speaker Series: Barry Lopez, Toni Jensen, and Alex Pearl
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: English/Philosophy Building, ENGL Room 201
  • Description: The Literature, Social Justice, and Environment (LSJE) Lunchtime Speaker Series concludes with an evening roundtable - "You Can't Drink Oil: Social Justice, Native Lands, Standing Rock" - featuring Barry Lopez, Toni Jensen, and Alex Pearl. As always, there will be food, fellowship, and interesting conversation.
  • Contact: Dr. Sara Spurgeon (sara.spurgeon@ttu.edu)

20

Thursday

noon - 2pm

  • +Wreck Hunger: Graduate & International Student Food Pantry
  • +The Wreck Hunger Food Pantry also provides resources and services for distance graduate students: http://ttuwreckhunger.weebly.com/uploads/5/6/4/8/56486199/distance_students_help.pdf
  • Registration: For instructions on how to reserve a spot in line at the Wreck Hunger Food Pantry, go to http://ttuwreckhunger.weebly.com/get-help.html
  • Description: The Graduate and International Student Food Pantry provides food, nutrition education, and other resources to students who struggle to access healthy meals. While the pantry cannot provide all your nutrition needs, using it can reduce your grocery bill. The pantry is open on Thursdays from noon-2 p.m., and students may visit once every two weeks. Whether you want to sign up to anonymously use the pantry, donate food or money to support the pantry, or volunteer, please go to the Wreck Hunger website for more information: http://ttuwreckhunger.weebly.com
    Coordinator: Ashlee Taylor (ashlee.taylor@ttu.edu)

20

Thursday

2pm - 3:20pm

  • *CTC Signature Workshop: Beyond 1-7-7
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: not required
  • Location: Communication Training Center (CTC), Media and Communication Building, Room 905
  • Description: Present a clear and concise message by arranging elements of your slide presentation to maximize audience attention and create shared meaning. Learn how to design slides that will eliminate “word walls” and win any glance test from an audience.
    Contact: Dr. Luke Lefebvre (luke.lefebvre@ttu.edu), CTC Director

20

Thursday

2pm - 4pm

  • *3D Printing ShortCourse
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php
  • Location: Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), TTU Library, Room 23
  • Description: Instructor: Rebecca Massey (rebecca.massey@ttu.edu)

20

Thursday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    +Distance graduate students can access online tutoring services from the University Writing Center home page at http://uwc.ttu.edu. Login using the first link in the left-hand menu. Logging into the system will take you directly to the Online Writing Center where you will find options to submit a draft and view critiqued drafts. Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

20

Thursday

02:00pm – 04:00pm

  • +Library Research Assistance
  • +This service is available to distance graduate students at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: Library Research Assistance can help at any stage in your research process or with any research question. Graduate-level research services offered include • Assistance conducting research, locating information, and citing sources • Help identifying the best sources and developing effective search strategies • Referrals to Library experts in different subject areas • Answers to questions about Library services and policies Contact: Brian Quinn brian.quinn@ttu.edu Graduate Student Services Librarian

20

Thursday

04:00pm – 06:00pm

  • *JMP ShortCourse
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/
  • Location: Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), TTU Library, Room 23
  • Description: JMP (pronounced "jump"), a product from SAS, is a powerful and interactive data visualization and statistical analysis program. This ShortCourse provides a general introduction to the JMP software. It introduces the structure of the JMP Window; preparing and manipulating data; using interactive graphs to learn from your data; and performing simple statistical analyses. This ShortCourse assumes that the users are familiar with Elementary Statistics. Instructor: Heide Mansouri heide.mansouri@ttu.edu

20

Thursday

05:00pm – 07:00pm

  • +Statistical Consulting Service
  • +Graduate students in distance programs can schedule an online consultation.
  • Registration: Make an appointment at http://ttu.mobi/stats.No walk-ins please.
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: The Statistical Consulting Service can help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with all aspects of statistical data analysis. We can help you select the optimal analytic strategy and locate resources to carry it out. We can help you avoid analysis road-blocks by offering suggestions on how to collect, input, and manage your data. If you have already encountered a road-block, we can help you learn what you need to know to get past it. This service is provided by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Consultant: Nick Hensley nicholas.hensley@ttu.edu

21

Friday

11am - 11:30am

  • *+So You Want to Be a Project Manager
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • +This webinar is available to distance graduate students
  • Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2465225295990997763
  • Description: Managing Time, Money and People: Students will be able to assess their knowledge of the skills project managers use on the job.
    Contact: University Career Center (careercenter@ttu.edu)

21

Friday

2pm - 3pm

  • *+Negotiate Your Salary
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • +Online graduate students may view a livestream via TTU's Lync (Skype for Business) at https://meet.ttu.edu/nicole.noble/9C1THVXZ or call in for audio only at (855) 834-4888 and enter 60134673 when asked for the conference ID.
  • Registration: not required
  • Location: Graduate Center Commons, Administration Building west wing basement
  • Description: Join us in the Graduate Center for a workshop on how to negotiate your salary presented by Dr. Nicole Noble, University Career Center counselor. Designed for graduate students, this workshop will help you • Recognize when to discuss salary • Learn where to research salary information • Identify techniques for negotiating salary
    Presenter: Nicole Noble (nicole.noble@ttu.edu)

21

Friday

09:00am – 12:00noon

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    +Distance graduate students can access online tutoring services from the University Writing Center home page at http://uwc.ttu.edu. Login using the first link in the left-hand menu. Logging into the system will take you directly to the Online Writing Center where you will find options to submit a draft and view critiqued drafts. Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

21

Friday

Noon – 01:00pm

  • *+The Revision Process
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • +Online graduate students will receive a meeting link prior to the workshop
  • Registration: Email Dr. Kristin Messuri at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu and specify whether you will attend onsite or online.
  • Location: Graduate Center / Skype for Business
  • Description: Revision is an ongoing process in which a writer reconsiders and makes changes to a text. This workshop offers advice for revising both higher-order concerns (global issues such as thesis, development, and structure) and lower-order concerns (local issues such as grammar and punctuation).
  • Contact: Dr. Kristin Messuri (kristin.messuri@ttu.edu), Writing Center Associate Director

21

Friday

5PM

  • *West Texas Applied Math Minisymposium Registration Deadline
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: Free registration must be completed no later than today, April 21st, at http://www.math.ttu.edu/Department/Calendar/Conferences/wtamgm/registration.shtmlFree registration must be completed no later than today, April 21st, at http://www.math.ttu.edu/Department/Calendar/Conferences/wtamgm/registration.shtml
  • Location: Student Union Building Senate Room and Matador Room.
  • Description: The West Texas Applied Math Graduate Minisymposium is a one-day conference where graduate students and post-docs working in the field of applied mathematics present their research. It will be a one day event with contributed talks of 25 minutes each plus 5 minutes for questions. A poster presentation will take place during the lunch break. We will have the pleasure to have Professor Max Gunzburger (http://people.sc.fsu.edu/~mgunzburger/) from Florida State as Keynote Speaker. For more information or to register, visit http://www.math.ttu.edu/Department/Calendar/Conferences/wtamgm/
  • Contacts: Giacomo Capodaglio (giacomo.capodaglio@ttu.edu) or Sara Calandrini (sara.calandrini@ttu.edu)

22

Saturday

11:00am – 03:00pm

  • +Statistical Consulting Service
  • +Graduate students in distance programs can schedule an online consultation.
  • Registration: Make an appointment at http://ttu.mobi/stats.No walk-ins please.
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: The Statistical Consulting Service can help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with all aspects of statistical data analysis. We can help you select the optimal analytic strategy and locate resources to carry it out. We can help you avoid analysis road-blocks by offering suggestions on how to collect, input, and manage your data. If you have already encountered a road-block, we can help you learn what you need to know to get past it. This service is provided by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Consultant: Nick Hensley nicholas.hensley@ttu.edu

24

Monday

1pm - 1:30pm

  • *+Writing a Personal Statement?: Tips and Tricks for Writing an Effective Personal Statement
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • +This webinar is available to distance graduate students
  • Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2486614095686129923
  • Description: Personal Statements and Statements of Purpose are really common as part of graduate school applications. This webinar will help you get your essay started and offer some advice on polishing off this important document!
    Contact: University Career Center (careercenter@ttu.edu)

24

Monday

1pm - 2pm

  • *+Strengths Finder
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • +Online graduate students may view a livestream via TTU's Lync (Skype for Business) at https://meet.ttu.edu/nicole.noble/9C1THVXZ or call in for audio only at (855) 834-4888 and enter 60134673 when asked for the conference ID.
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Graduate Center Commons, Administration Building west wing basement
  • Description: If you are eager to identify your areas of interest, your personality traits or your strengths, then the UCC provides several assessments that can help you become more self-aware. Come learn more about yourself and these assessments! Sponsored by the University Career Center.
    Contact: Nicole Noble (nicole.noble@ttu.edu)

24

Monday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    +Distance graduate students can access online tutoring services from the University Writing Center home page at http://uwc.ttu.edu. Login using the first link in the left-hand menu. Logging into the system will take you directly to the Online Writing Center where you will find options to submit a draft and view critiqued drafts. Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

24

Monday

02:00 pm – 04:00 pm

  • +Library Research Assistance
  • +This service is available to distance graduate students at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: Library Research Assistance can help at any stage in your research process or with any research question. Graduate-level research services offered include • Assistance conducting research, locating information, and citing sources • Help identifying the best sources and developing effective search strategies • Referrals to Library experts in different subject areas • Answers to questions about Library services and policies Contact: Brian Quinn brian.quinn@ttu.edu Graduate Student Services Librarian

24

Monday

02:30 pm – 04:00 pm

  • +HRPP/IRB Assistance
  • +This service is available to distance graduate students at http://ttu.mobi/irb
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43C, or online
  • Description: Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) and Institutional Review Board (IRB) Assistance will help you prepare your proposals for review. The HRPP team will also serve as a liaison for other research areas such as the Responsible Conduct of Research and Animal Care Services. HRPP/IRB Assistance is available in the Graduate Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-4:00 p.m. Contact: Dr. CassiDe Street casside.street@ttu.edu

25

Tuesday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    +Distance graduate students can access online tutoring services from the University Writing Center home page at http://uwc.ttu.edu. Login using the first link in the left-hand menu. Logging into the system will take you directly to the Online Writing Center where you will find options to submit a draft and view critiqued drafts. Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

25

Tuesday

12:30pm – 01:50pm

  • *CTC Signature Workshop: Dealing from the Bottom of the Slide Deck
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: Communication Training Center (CTC), Media and Communication Building, Room 905
  • Description: Go beyond the basics of PowerPoint design and learn advanced techniques for taking your slide deck to the next level. Learn cinematic slide design strategies to create dynamic slide decks to captivate an audience. Contact: Dr. Luke Lefebvre luke.lefebvre@ttu.eduCTC Director

25

Tuesday

02:00 pm – 04:00 pm

  • +Library Research Assistance
  • +This service is available to distance graduate students at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: Library Research Assistance can help at any stage in your research process or with any research question. Graduate-level research services offered include • Assistance conducting research, locating information, and citing sources • Help identifying the best sources and developing effective search strategies • Referrals to Library experts in different subject areas • Answers to questions about Library services and policies Contact: Brian Quinn brian.quinn@ttu.edu Graduate Student Services Librarian

25

Tuesday

05:00pm – 07:00pm

  • +Statistical Consulting Service
  • +Graduate students in distance programs can schedule an online consultation.
  • Registration: Make an appointment at http://ttu.mobi/stats.No walk-ins please.
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: The Statistical Consulting Service can help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with all aspects of statistical data analysis. We can help you select the optimal analytic strategy and locate resources to carry it out. We can help you avoid analysis road-blocks by offering suggestions on how to collect, input, and manage your data. If you have already encountered a road-block, we can help you learn what you need to know to get past it. This service is provided by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Consultant: Nick Hensley nicholas.hensley@ttu.edu

26

Wednesday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    +Distance graduate students can access online tutoring services from the University Writing Center home page at http://uwc.ttu.edu. Login using the first link in the left-hand menu. Logging into the system will take you directly to the Online Writing Center where you will find options to submit a draft and view critiqued drafts. Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

26

Wednesday

02:00pm – 03:20pm

  • Therapy for Graduate Students
  • Registration: Students must schedule a group screening with group leaders Jane Westmoreland (jane.westmoreland@ttu.edu or 806-742-3674) or Renita Sengupta (renita.sengupta@ttu.edu) before joining the group.
  • Location: Student Counseling Center
  • Description: The Student Counseling Center is inviting Graduate students to join a weekly Understanding Self and Others (USO) Group. This group provides a safe space for students pursuing graduate degrees to explore interpersonal and intrapersonal dynamics and concerns. The group provides a free and confidential space to receive multiple perspectives, feedback, and support from other graduate students. Group members are encouraged to explore new ways of relating to others and to further develop self-esteem, self-awareness, and relational skills. The group will meet on Wednesdays from 2-3:20 at the Student Counseling Center. Before members can join the group, they must meet with the group leaders for a group screening. Contact: Jane Westmoreland (jane.westmoreland@ttu.edu or 806-742-3674) or Renita Sengupta (renita.sengupta@ttu.edu)

26

Wednesday

03:00pm – 03:30pm

  • *+Networking with LinkedIn
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
    +This webinar is available to distance graduate students
  • Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8567131100589718787
  • Description: Networking with LinkedIn is a webinar that presents an overview of how to create a LinkedIn profile that will appeal to companies and recruiters. Basic information about creating a profile is presented with suggestions for utilizing LinkedIn in your own job search. Contact: University Career Center (careercenter@ttu.edu)

26

Wednesday

04:00pm – 04:30pm

  • *+Networking on LinkedIn with a Target Recruiter
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
    +This webinar is available to distance graduate students
  • Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7680637756110127362
  • Description: In this digital age, setting up a professional LinkedIn profile is essential and can help you excel your career. While in school you have a lot of exposure to employers through career fairs but once you graduate it can be a little harder to connect with employers. Using LinkedIn can help you build those connections and stand out as a potential candidate! Join this webinar to get some tips on building your profile and connecting with employers on LinkedIn. Contact: University Career Center (careercenter@ttu.edu)

26

Wednesday

02:30 pm – 04:00 pm

  • +HRPP/IRB Assistance
  • +This service is available to distance graduate students at http://ttu.mobi/irb
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43C, or online
  • Description: Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) and Institutional Review Board (IRB) Assistance will help you prepare your proposals for review. The HRPP team will also serve as a liaison for other research areas such as the Responsible Conduct of Research and Animal Care Services. HRPP/IRB Assistance is available in the Graduate Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-4:00 p.m. Contact: Dr. CassiDe Street casside.street@ttu.edu

27

Thursday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    +Distance graduate students can access online tutoring services from the University Writing Center home page at http://uwc.ttu.edu. Login using the first link in the left-hand menu. Logging into the system will take you directly to the Online Writing Center where you will find options to submit a draft and view critiqued drafts. Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

27

Thursday

12:00 noon – 02:00pm

27

Thursday

02:00pm – 03:20pm

  • *CTC Signature Workshop: Oral Defense Presentation
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Location: Communication Training Center (CTC), Media and Communication Building, Room 905
  • Registration: not required
  • Description: Ensure your thesis or dissertation is visually accessible through the creation of slides that encapsulate your research and focus on its most salient findings. Learn how to storyboard the content of your research to create a logical slideshow that accurately and easily makes your research understandable for your committee. For more information about the CTC, please visit http://ctc.ttu.edu. Contact: Dr. Luke Lefebvre luke.lefebvre@ttu.edu, CTC Director

27

Thursday

05:00pm – 07:00pm

  • +Statistical Consulting Service
  • +Graduate students in distance programs can schedule an online consultation.
  • Registration: Make an appointment at http://ttu.mobi/stats.No walk-ins please.
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: The Statistical Consulting Service can help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with all aspects of statistical data analysis. We can help you select the optimal analytic strategy and locate resources to carry it out. We can help you avoid analysis road-blocks by offering suggestions on how to collect, input, and manage your data. If you have already encountered a road-block, we can help you learn what you need to know to get past it. This service is provided by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Consultant: Nick Hensley nicholas.hensley@ttu.edu

28

Friday

09:00am – 12:00 noon

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    +Distance graduate students can access online tutoring services from the University Writing Center home page at http://uwc.ttu.edu. Login using the first link in the left-hand menu. Logging into the system will take you directly to the Online Writing Center where you will find options to submit a draft and view critiqued drafts. Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

28

Friday

01:00pm – 04:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations at the Reese Technology Center
  • Registration: To make an appointment, please email the Writing Center Associate Director, Dr. Kristin Messuri at (kristin.messuri@ttu.edu)
  • Location: Reese Technology Center
  • Description: Please note that these hours are for writing consultations at the Reese Technology Center! The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study. Contact: Dr. Kristin Messuri gradwritingcenter@ttu.edu

28

Friday

01:00pm – 02:00pm

  • *The Rewards of Peer Observation: A Panel Discussion
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx
  • Location: TLPDC, Room 153, in the University Library
  • Description: Peer observation of teaching is often associated with evaluation for tenure and promotion or punitive measures, and most of the time only happens within the confines of one’s own discipline. But peer observation can also be a rewarding, educational, and affirming opportunity to build community with other teachers! Join us for a panel discussion with participants from the TeMPO (Teaching Mentoring through Peer Observation) Program to learn about all the great things that happened when our panelists opened the doors of their classrooms to peers from other disciplines, and find out how you can join in on the experience. Contact: Allison Boye allison.p.boye@ttu.edu

28

Friday

01:00pm – 02:00pm

  • *West Texas Applied Math Minisymposium Registration Deadline
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: Free registration must be completed no later than today, April 21st, at http://www.math.ttu.edu/Department/Calendar/Conferences/wtamgm/registration.shtmlFree registration must be completed no later than today, April 21st, at http://www.math.ttu.edu/Department/Calendar/Conferences/wtamgm/registration.shtml
  • Location: Student Union Building Senate Room and Matador Room.
  • Description: The West Texas Applied Math Graduate Minisymposium is a one-day conference where graduate students and post-docs working in the field of applied mathematics present their research. It will be a one day event with contributed talks of 25 minutes each plus 5 minutes for questions. A poster presentation will take place during the lunch break. We will have the pleasure to have Professor Max Gunzburger (http://people.sc.fsu.edu/~mgunzburger/) from Florida State as Keynote Speaker. For more information or to register, visit http://www.math.ttu.edu/Department/Calendar/Conferences/wtamgm/
  • Contacts: Giacomo Capodaglio (giacomo.capodaglio@ttu.edu) or Sara Calandrini (sara.calandrini@ttu.edu)

29

Saturday

11:00am – 03:00pm

  • +Statistical Consulting Service
  • +Graduate students in distance programs can schedule an online consultation.
  • Registration: Make an appointment at http://ttu.mobi/stats.No walk-ins please.
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: The Statistical Consulting Service can help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with all aspects of statistical data analysis. We can help you select the optimal analytic strategy and locate resources to carry it out. We can help you avoid analysis road-blocks by offering suggestions on how to collect, input, and manage your data. If you have already encountered a road-block, we can help you learn what you need to know to get past it. This service is provided by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Consultant: Nick Hensley nicholas.hensley@ttu.edu

01

Monday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    +Distance graduate students can access online tutoring services from the University Writing Center home page at http://uwc.ttu.edu. Login using the first link in the left-hand menu. Logging into the system will take you directly to the Online Writing Center where you will find options to submit a draft and view critiqued drafts. Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

01

Monday

01:00 pm – 02:00 pm

01

Monday

02:00 pm – 04:00 pm

  • +Library Research Assistance
  • +This service is available to distance graduate students at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: Library Research Assistance can help at any stage in your research process or with any research question. Graduate-level research services offered include • Assistance conducting research, locating information, and citing sources • Help identifying the best sources and developing effective search strategies • Referrals to Library experts in different subject areas • Answers to questions about Library services and policies Contact: Brian Quinn brian.quinn@ttu.edu Graduate Student Services Librarian

01

Monday

02:30 pm – 04:00 pm

  • +HRPP/IRB Assistance
  • +This service is available to distance graduate students at http://ttu.mobi/irb
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43C, or online
  • Description: Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) and Institutional Review Board (IRB) Assistance will help you prepare your proposals for review. The HRPP team will also serve as a liaison for other research areas such as the Responsible Conduct of Research and Animal Care Services. HRPP/IRB Assistance is available in the Graduate Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-4:00 p.m. Contact: Dr. CassiDe Street casside.street@ttu.edu

02

Tuesday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    +Distance graduate students can access online tutoring services from the University Writing Center home page at http://uwc.ttu.edu. Login using the first link in the left-hand menu. Logging into the system will take you directly to the Online Writing Center where you will find options to submit a draft and view critiqued drafts. Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

02

Tuesday

05:00pm – 07:00pm

  • +Statistical Consulting Service
  • +Graduate students in distance programs can schedule an online consultation.
  • Registration: Make an appointment at http://ttu.mobi/stats.No walk-ins please.
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: The Statistical Consulting Service can help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with all aspects of statistical data analysis. We can help you select the optimal analytic strategy and locate resources to carry it out. We can help you avoid analysis road-blocks by offering suggestions on how to collect, input, and manage your data. If you have already encountered a road-block, we can help you learn what you need to know to get past it. This service is provided by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Consultant: Nick Hensley nicholas.hensley@ttu.edu

02

Tuesday

02:00 pm – 04:00 pm

  • +Library Research Assistance
  • +This service is available to distance graduate students at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: Library Research Assistance can help at any stage in your research process or with any research question. Graduate-level research services offered include • Assistance conducting research, locating information, and citing sources • Help identifying the best sources and developing effective search strategies • Referrals to Library experts in different subject areas • Answers to questions about Library services and policies Contact: Brian Quinn brian.quinn@ttu.edu Graduate Student Services Librarian

03

Wednesday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    +Distance graduate students can access online tutoring services from the University Writing Center home page at http://uwc.ttu.edu. Login using the first link in the left-hand menu. Logging into the system will take you directly to the Online Writing Center where you will find options to submit a draft and view critiqued drafts. Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

03

Wednesday

02:00pm – 03:20pm

  • Therapy for Graduate Students
  • Registration: Students must schedule a group screening with group leaders Jane Westmoreland (jane.westmoreland@ttu.edu or 806-742-3674) or Renita Sengupta (renita.sengupta@ttu.edu) before joining the group.
  • Location: Student Counseling Center
  • Description: The Student Counseling Center is inviting Graduate students to join a weekly Understanding Self and Others (USO) Group. This group provides a safe space for students pursuing graduate degrees to explore interpersonal and intrapersonal dynamics and concerns. The group provides a free and confidential space to receive multiple perspectives, feedback, and support from other graduate students. Group members are encouraged to explore new ways of relating to others and to further develop self-esteem, self-awareness, and relational skills. The group will meet on Wednesdays from 2-3:20 at the Student Counseling Center. Before members can join the group, they must meet with the group leaders for a group screening. Contact: Jane Westmoreland (jane.westmoreland@ttu.edu or 806-742-3674) or Renita Sengupta (renita.sengupta@ttu.edu)

03

Wednesday

02:30 pm – 04:00 pm

  • *The Nuts and Bolts of iThenticate
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
  • Registration: http://cal.library.ttu.edu/event/3098970
  • Location: TTU Library, Room 150
  • Description: The TTU Library, TTU Ethics Center, and the TTU Graduate School invite you to a workshop on how to use iThenticate, an online tool supporting academic integrity that the University Library provides for faculty, staff, and graduate students. iThenticate scans research manuscripts and grant proposals for possible plagiarism against its database of 44 million academic publications, 56 billion web pages, and 98 million news pages, magazines, and books. It then returns a similarity report that highlights excerpts of matching text for the researcher to review. During the workshop, the attendees will learn how to use the tool as a pre-submission check of papers and proposals; there will be a discussion on how to understand similarity reports and customize report settings. Presenter: Cynthia Henry cynthia.henry@ttu.edu

03

Wednesday

02:30 pm – 04:00 pm

  • +HRPP/IRB Assistance
  • +This service is available to distance graduate students at http://ttu.mobi/irb
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43C, or online
  • Description: Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) and Institutional Review Board (IRB) Assistance will help you prepare your proposals for review. The HRPP team will also serve as a liaison for other research areas such as the Responsible Conduct of Research and Animal Care Services. HRPP/IRB Assistance is available in the Graduate Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-4:00 p.m. Contact: Dr. CassiDe Street casside.street@ttu.edu

03

Wednesday

02:00 pm – 02:30 pm

03

Wednesday

02:00 pm – 03:00 pm

  • *+Copyright and Publishing Webinar
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
    +Register to receive the meeting link to attend this webinar
  • Registration: RSVP with Kim Elmore at kimberly.elmore@ttu.eduto receive the Blackboard Collaborate meeting link.
  • Location: Online
  • Description: Join TTU Librarian Camille Thomas for an online workshop on Copyright and Publishing. Topics include • Copyright Basics • Theses and Dissertations • Copyright for Teaching and Publishing • Showcasing Your Academic Work for Employers. This webinar is sponsored by TTU Libraries and the Graduate Student Advisory Council. Presenter: Camille Thomas (camille.thomas@ttu.edu
    Moderator: Kim Elmore (kimberly.elmore@ttu.edu)

03

Wednesday

03:00 pm – 03:30 pm

  • *+Applicant Tracking System: What you Need to Know to Get your Resume Noticed!
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
    +This webinar is available to distance graduate students
  • Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5918490052649437699
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43C, or online
  • Description: Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) and Institutional Review Board (IRB) Assistance will help you prepare your proposals for review. The HRPP team will also serve as a liaison for other research areas such as the Responsible Conduct of Research and Animal Care Services. HRPP/IRB Assistance is available in the Graduate Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-4:00 p.m. Contact: Dr. CassiDe Street casside.street@ttu.edu

04

Thursday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  • Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
  • Location: Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement
  • Description: The Graduate Student Writing Center offers writing assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and departments. Whether you are writing your first seminar paper or revising your thesis or dissertation, our experienced tutors will provide feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Graduate Student Writing Center not only helps graduate students to improve individual writing projects, but also fosters the effective communication skills and spirit of intellectual inquiry that are central to graduate study.

    +Distance graduate students can access online tutoring services from the University Writing Center home page at http://uwc.ttu.edu. Login using the first link in the left-hand menu. Logging into the system will take you directly to the Online Writing Center where you will find options to submit a draft and view critiqued drafts. Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, the Writing Center Associate Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

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Thursday

12:00 noon – 02:00pm

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Thursday

02:00pm – 02:30pm

  • *+Illegal Interview Questions and How to Handle Them
  • *Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School fellowship or travel funding
    +This webinar is available to distance graduate students
  • Registration: Make an appointment at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/12644763469250307
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: In the United States, there are laws governing data that can be gathered and information that can be considered in hiring decisions. Most interviewers have been trained not to ask these questions in an interview. However, you might have a job interview where illegal questions are asked. This 30-minute webinar will identify illegal questions and provide suggestions to handle them professionally. Contact: University Career Center careercenter@ttu.edu

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Thursday

05:00pm – 07:00pm

  • +Statistical Consulting Service
  • +Graduate students in distance programs can schedule an online consultation.
  • Registration: Make an appointment at http://ttu.mobi/stats.No walk-ins please.
  • Location: Graduate Center Room 43C or online
  • Description: The Statistical Consulting Service can help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with all aspects of statistical data analysis. We can help you select the optimal analytic strategy and locate resources to carry it out. We can help you avoid analysis road-blocks by offering suggestions on how to collect, input, and manage your data. If you have already encountered a road-block, we can help you learn what you need to know to get past it. This service is provided by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Consultant: Nick Hensley nicholas.hensley@ttu.edu