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Academic and professional development, wellness, and social events for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars are regularly offered by TTU Libraries, the TLPDC, IT Technology Support, the Ethics Center, the Women's Studies program, the Office of the Vice President for Research, the University Career Center, Worldwide eLearning, the Graduate School, and the Graduate Student Advisory Council.

You can explore the opportunities from here! For event details, click on the event title in the calendar or scroll through the events list under the calendar. Click to view a  larger version of this calendar.

* Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School travel or fellowship funding
+ Graduate students can attend online and/or later access a recording from the Distance Education Resources page

 

Distance Graduate Students: Events with an available or pending recording or livestream are indicated with a plus (+) before the title in the monthly calendar and in the event list below. Links are provided in the event details as soon as they become available and on the Distance Education Resources page

Graduate School Travel Fund and Fellowship Recipients: As a requirement for receiving travel and/or fellowship funding from the Graduate School, you must attend at least three professional development workshops (two for part-time fellowship recipients) sponsored or co-sponsored by the Graduate School. These events are indicated with an asterisk (*) before the title in the monthly calendar and with a red title in the event list below the calendar. Distance graduate students can attend events marked with an asterisk (*) and a plus (+) as well as view archived events for professional development credit.

Once you attend an event, you must record your attendance with the Graduate School through the following link: http://ttu.mobi/travel.

    

July 2016 Events

*Microsoft PowerPoint ShortCourse
Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab (Room #23), Texas Tech University Library basement

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php

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

*Adobe Photoshop I ShortCourse
Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab (Room #23), Texas Tech University Library basement

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php

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

*SPSS - I ShortCourse
Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab (Room #23), Texas Tech University Library basement

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php

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

*Adobe Dreamweaver ShortCourse
Monday, July 25, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab (Room #23), Texas Tech University Library basement

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php

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

*Creating Your Own Opportunities
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 from 10-11 a.m.
Texas Tech University Library, Lab 150

Registration: not required

In this workshop, learn the process for developing patents and trademarks and the role of the Patent and Trademark Resource Center, as well as how to make a realistic plan for developing a small business and applying for a patent or trademark.

Presenters: Tom Rohrig, Jake Syma

*+NSF GRFP Applicant Workshop
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 from noon-1 p.m.
Graduate Center Commons (Room 41 in the Administration Building west-wing basement)

Registration: Email Dr. Kristin Messuri (kristin.messuri@ttu.edu) and indicate whether you will attend onsite or online. Dr. Messuri will email online attendees a link to the Skype meeting.

The Graduate Student Writing Center (GSWC) will conduct applicant workshops for those applying for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP). These work-in-progress workshops are tailored to applicants in the process of writing and revising fellowship applications. Participants are asked to bring two hard copies of their drafts. They will complete a guided peer review of at least one other participant's draft and will, in turn, receive feedback on their own draft.

The NSF GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees. In order to be eligible to apply, students must be citizens, nationals, or permanent residents.

If you would like to apply for this program, please fill out the letter of intent at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/docs/NSF_GRFP_LOI_2016_June16.pdf. Send the completed letter to the Associate Dean of the Graduate School, Tim Dallas, Ph.D. at tim.dallas@ttu.edu. Forms must be sent to Dr. Dallas no later than July 15, 2016
For more details and deadline go to https://www.nsfgrfp.org/.

Coordinator: Kristin Messuri, Writing Center Associate Director

*SAS - II ShortCourse
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab (Room #23), Texas Tech University Library basement

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php

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 SAS ShortCourse - Part I.

Instructor: Heide Mansouri

*+Fulbright Applicant Workshop
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from noon-1 p.m.
Graduate Center Commons (Room 41 in the Administration Building west-wing basement)

Registration: Email Dr. Kristin Messuri (kristin.messuri@ttu.edu) and indicate whether you will attend onsite or online. Dr. Messuri will email online attendees a link to the Skype meeting.

The Graduate Student Writing Center (GSWC) will conduct applicant workshops for those applying for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. These work-in-progress workshops are tailored to applicants in the process of writing and revising fellowship applications. Participants are asked to bring two hard copies of their drafts. They will complete a guided peer review of at least one other participant's draft and will, in turn, receive feedback on their own draft.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides 8-12 month grant funding for study, independent research, or teaching abroad. The program is open to graduate students in any field. For more information on the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, visit http://us.fulbrightonline.org/fulbright-us-student-program.

All interested students must follow the TTU internal application process to be eligible to apply with Fulbright. Applicants must submit the following Intent to Apply form to the TTU National and International Scholarships and Fellowships (NISF) Office by July 1, 2016: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/nisf/Forms/FulbrightLetterOfIntent.pdf. For more information on the TTU internal application process, please visit http://www.depts.ttu.edu/nisf/Scholarships/Fulbright.php.

Coordinator: Kristin Messuri, Writing Center Associate Director

*Microsoft Excel PivotTable ShortCourse
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab (Room #23), Texas Tech University Library basement

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php

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

*Adobe Photoshop II ShortCourse
Thursday, July 28, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC2 Lab (Room #21), Texas Tech University Library basement

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php

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

*SPSS - II ShortCourse
Thursday, July 28, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab (Room #23), Texas Tech University Library basement

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php

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

  

August 2016 Events

*Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Web Analytics ShortCourse
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab (Room #23), Texas Tech University Library basement

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php

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

*+Writing Your Thesis or Dissertation: Possibilities for Easing the Process
Friday, August 5, 2016 from noon-1 p.m.
Online through the College of Education Doctoral Support Center

Registration: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/education/graduate/doctoral-support-center/events/index.php. Email the Dissertation Support Center (DSC) at dsc.educ@ttu.edu if you have any questions.

Join us on Friday, August 5th at 12:00 PM Central for a Brown Bag Webinar session, hosted by the College of Education Doctoral Support Center for Writing and Research Excellence (DSC).

Dr. Irene Clark will present "Writing Your Thesis or Dissertation: Possibilities for Easing the Process" - offering strategies for a more successful writing process. Space is limited to 50 attendees.

Dr. Irene Clark is Professor of English, Director of Composition, and Director of the Master's option in Rhetoric and Composition at California State University, Northridge and author of Writing the Successful Thesis and Dissertation: Entering the Conversation.

+This online event is open to all graduate students through Blackboard Collaborate. After you have registered, you will receive an email one week before the event from the DSC with a link and teleconference details to access the Webinar.

*Accessibility for the Web ShortCourse
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab (Room #23), Texas Tech University Library basement

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php

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

*Accessibility in a Nutshell
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 from 3-4 p.m.
Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, University Library, Room 152

Registration: http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx

Part of the TTU Worldwide eLearning "Steps to Online Accessibility" Series. This lecture will go over the federal guidelines instructors need to know to keep their courses accessible. Instructors will leave with a check list of items to implement into their courses and learn about the resources at Worldwide eLearning.

Presenter: Jackie Luft

*New Graduate Student Orientation (NGSO)
Monday, August 22, 2016 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
TTU Student Union Building (SUB)

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/NewGraduateStudentOrientation.php

We invite you to register now for New Graduate Student Orientation (NGSO). For your convenience, NGSO will be offered on 2 different dates in the Student Union Building (SUB).

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/NewGraduateStudentOrientation.php for the schedule, additional details, and registration. If you have questions, please email the Graduate School at gradschool@ttu.edu.

*Accessibility in a Nutshell
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 from 9-10 a.m.
Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, University Library, Room 152

Registration: http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx

Part of the TTU Worldwide eLearning "Steps to Online Accessibility" Series. This lecture will go over the federal guidelines instructors need to know to keep their courses accessible. Instructors will leave with a check list of items to implement into their courses and learn about the resources at Worldwide eLearning.

Presenter: Jackie Luft

*Making Your Word Documents Accessible
Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 9-10 a.m.
Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, University Library, Room 152

Registration: http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx

Part of the TTU Worldwide eLearning "Steps to Online Accessibility" Series. This workshop teaches you simple steps to make word documents accessible to students who utilize screen readers. Learners will receive instruction and guided time to practice their new skills.

Presenter: Jackie Luft

*Accessible Power Points
Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 10-11 a.m.
Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, University Library, Room 152

Registration: http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx

Part of the TTU Worldwide eLearning "Steps to Online Accessibility" Series. 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

*New Graduate Student Orientation (NGSO)
Friday, August 26, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
TTU Student Union Building (SUB)

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/NewGraduateStudentOrientation.php

We invite you to register now for New Graduate Student Orientation (NGSO). For your convenience, NGSO will be offered on 2 different dates in the Student Union Building (SUB).

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/NewGraduateStudentOrientation.php for the schedule, additional details, and registration. If you have questions, please email the Graduate School at gradschool@ttu.edu.