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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 Office of the Vice President for Research, the University Career Center, 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.

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 at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/students/current/Distance_education.php

Graduate School Travel Fund Recipients: As a requirement for receiving travel funding, you must attend at least three professional development workshops 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. Once you attend an event, you must record your attendance with the Graduate School through the following link: http://ttu.mobi/travel.

March 2015 Events List

Independent Writing Hours
Monday, March 2, 2015
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Graduate Center (Administration building west-wing basement)

Registration: not required

Independent Writing Hours will be held in the new Graduate Student Writing Center on Mondays from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. beginning February 23rd. During these hours, graduate students may use the writing center as a workspace and ask questions as they arise of on-duty writing consultants.

The Graduate Student Writing Center is open to all graduate students and is located in the Graduate Center. The initial emphasis for the center will be focused on students who are finishing their theses or dissertations and writing fellowships. Limited tutoring sessions as well as a series of workshops will also be available for graduate students. Tutoring sessions will be by appointment on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. To schedule a session, go to http://ow.ly/JZnCk.

Directions to the Graduate Center: http://www.gsac.ttu.edu/directions-to-the-graduate-center/

Altmetrics Workshop
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Texas Tech University Library

Registration: not required

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.

Surviving Grad School Discussion Group
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
5:15 - 6:15 p.m.
Graduate Center (Administration Building west-wing basement

Registration: not required

Have you ever wondered how others juggle the many demands of grad school? Maybe you are experiencing an issue with your advisor, dissertation committee, etc., but aren't sure who you can talk to. Or maybe you just feel like connecting with fellow graduate students. Whatever the reason, we welcome you to join us for our supportive discussion group for graduate students on Tuesdays from 5:15 - 6:15! It is open and free for any and all graduate students and there is no time commitment - come as often as you like. Topics may include work-life balance, research and teaching demands, advisor issues, etc.

Although Nancy and Jackie will be facilitating the group to create a safe space, this is an informal support group, not official group therapy. If you have any questions about the group, feel free to email Nancy at nancy.robinson@ttu.edu or Jackie at jacqueline.caston@ttu.edu

Directions to the Graduate Center: http://www.gsac.ttu.edu/directions-to-the-graduate-center/

Thesis-Dissertation Formatting Workshop
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
TLPDC, Room 152 (in the TTU Library)

Registration: TLPDC Event Registration page at http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx

Recording: http://mediacast.ttu.edu/Mediasite/Play/65bd604d65e64f0da57903a179cb5cab1d

*Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School travel funding

This workshop is designed to help students prepare their thesis and dissertation documents for electronic submission. Basic concepts of document design and use of software for preparing documents is covered. It is recommended for those in the beginning stages of writing and formatting their documents.

Developing Effective Poster Presentations
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
TLPDC, Room 152 (in the TTU Library)

*Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School travel funding

Registration: TLPDC Event Registration page at http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx

Yea! You are traveling to your first Conference. One (not so) small thing, you need to prepare a poster and presentation before you leave and you have no idea how to start. This workshop will discuss “How to” construct an effective poster and tips for effectively presenting your data and ideas in a poster session.

Excel Formulas and Functions ShortCourse
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab, Room 23 (in the TTU Library west-wing basement)

Registration: IT ShortCourses page at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php

In this shortcourse you will learn how to create formulas in Excel 2013. 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.

What is Rape? Presentation on Sexual Assault
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
5:15 - 6:15 p.m.
Graduate Center (in the Administration Building west-wing basement)

Registration: not required

There are countless questions in the current national discussion of sexual assault: What does rape really mean? Is sexual assault just rape with a new name –or is it something more? Does all this arguing over the definition of a word actually matter? I’m not a lawyer --why should I care about the meaning of rape? Join GSAC on March 4, 2015 as Texas Tech law student and legal anthropologist, Rick McGary, explores the evolution of sexual assault legislation in the United States, and he explains how a working knowledge of current sexual assault legislation helps everyday people.

Directions to the Graduate Center: http://www.gsac.ttu.edu/directions-to-the-graduate-center/

Thesis-Dissertation Formatting Workshop
Thursday, March 5, 2015
9:00 - 11:30 a.m. TLPDC, Room 152 (in the TTU Library)

Registration: Register on the TLPDC Event Registration page at http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx

Recordinghttp://mediacast.ttu.edu/Mediasite/Play/65bd604d65e64f0da57903a179cb5cab1d

*Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School travel funding

This workshop is designed to help students prepare their thesis and dissertation documents for electronic submission. Basic concepts of document design and use of software for preparing documents is covered. It is recommended for those in the beginning stages of writing and formatting their documents.

Commercialization, OVPR Discussion Series
Thursday, March 5, 2015
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Experimental Sciences Building, Room 120

Registration: RSVP to vpr.communications@ttu.edu

The purpose of the OVPR Discussion Series is to create an interactive discussion platform to spur intellectual conversation on topics involving research, ethics and innovation in higher education. The sessions are open to the public, and community members and media are encouraged to attend. All sessions are recorded and can be viewed on the TTUAcademicsResearch YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLa9qHENdXhcEJWl-JIDBD-tJhd8-NSZCM. Photos can be viewed on the Texas Tech Research Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154044998240383.1073741838.338556200382&type=3

Battling Writer's Block
Friday, March 6, 2015
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Graduate Center (in the Administration Building west-wing basement)

Registration: Email Dr. Kristin Messuri, Associate Writing Center Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu

*Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School travel funding 

Don't miss the first workshop of the Graduate Student Writing Center, "Battling Writers Block" on Friday, March 6th from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Email Dr. Messuri at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu to register. Participation will be capped at 20 students, so sign up today!

The Graduate Student Writing Center is open to all graduate students and is located in the Graduate Center. The initial emphasis for the center will be focused on students who are finishing their theses or dissertations and writing fellowships. Limited tutoring sessions as well as a series of workshops will also be available for graduate students. Tutoring sessions will be by appointment on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. To schedule a session, go to http://ow.ly/JZnCk.

Independent Writing Hours will be held in the writing center on Mondays from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. beginning February 23rd. During these hours, graduate students may use the writing center as a workspace and ask questions as they arise.

Directions to the Graduate Center: http://www.gsac.ttu.edu/directions-to-the-graduate-center/

GSAC @ First Friday Art Trail
Friday, March 6, 2015
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
TTU Urban Tech Design Center, 1120 Main Street, Lubbock

Registration: not required

Join us at TTU Urban Tech for First Friday Art Trail (F.F.A.T) on March 6th from 6-9 p.m. Urban Tech will feature three exhibits: * West Texas: Our Changing Climate * Graduate Studies in Urban Places * Urban Tech Studio: Urban Stage on Avenue J. Experience these exhibits, enjoy free popcorn & lemonade, and explore the rest of F.F.A.T.

F.F.A.T. venues are generally within walking or biking distance from each other or you can take the four free trolleys that cover the event between about 6:15 PM - 9:15 PM. First Friday Art Trail is an excellent way to enjoy Lubbock and the local art scene each month. You can check out all the F.F.A.T. venues and trolley information here: http://www.ffat.org/.

GSAC Meeting and Open Forum
Sunday, March 8, 2015
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Graduate Center (in the Administration Building west-wing basement)

Registration: not required

Come to the next GSAC Meeting and Open Forum on Sunday, March 8th, 5-7 PM. Nominations for 2015-16 GSAC officers will be opened during this meeting. 

Our monthly meetings are held in the Graduate Center in the west wing basement of the Administration Building. For directions to the Graduate Center, go to http://www.gsac.ttu.edu/directions-to-the-graduate-center/. Distance graduate students and those unable to attend in person can use the following link to join the meeting online: https://meet.ttu.edu/gloria.park/Y622219P or call +1 (855) 834-4888 and use Conference ID: 88861340

Graduate students are especially invited to attend the meeting and voice their own questions, ideas, and concerns during the 15-minute Open Forum, which occurs during the first hour. Past meeting minutes and the upcoming agenda will be found on the GSAC website at http://www.gsac.ttu.edu/publications/ a day or two prior to the meeting. If you can't attend the meeting but want to share with us your thoughts about improving graduate student life, please email at gsac@ttu.edu.

Independent Writing Hours
Monday, March 9, 2015
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Graduate Center (Administration building west basement)

Registration: not required

Independent Writing Hours will be held in the new Graduate Student Writing Center on Mondays from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. beginning February 23rd. During these hours, graduate students may use the writing center as a workspace and ask questions as they arise of on-duty writing consultants.

The Graduate Student Writing Center is open to all graduate students and is located in the Graduate Center. The initial emphasis for the center will be focused on students who are finishing their theses or dissertations and writing fellowships. Limited tutoring sessions as well as a series of workshops will also be available for graduate students. Tutoring sessions will be by appointment on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. To schedule a session, go to http://ow.ly/JEmS3.

Directions to the Graduate Center: http://www.gsac.ttu.edu/directions-to-the-graduate-center/

Basics of Library Research Workshop
Monday, March 9, 2015
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Texas Tech University Library, Room 150

Registration: not required

Save time and money. Your personal librarian will get you started with library resources and services. 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.

PowerPoint Short Course
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab, Room 23 (in the TTU Library west-wing basement)

Registration: IT ShortCourses page at 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.

SAS I ShortCourse
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab, Room 23 (in the TTU Library west-wing basement)

Registration: IT ShortCourses page at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php

*Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School travel funding

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.

Surviving Grad School Discussion Group
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
5:15 - 6:15 p.m.
Graduate Center (Administration Building west-wing basement

Registration: not required

Have you ever wondered how others juggle the many demands of grad school? Maybe you are experiencing an issue with your advisor, dissertation committee, etc., but aren't sure who you can talk to. Or maybe you just feel like connecting with fellow graduate students. Whatever the reason, we welcome you to join us for our supportive discussion group for graduate students on Tuesdays from 5:15 - 6:15! It is open and free for any and all graduate students and there is no time commitment - come as often as you like. Topics may include work-life balance, research and teaching demands, advisor issues, etc.

Although Nancy and Jackie will be facilitating the group to create a safe space, this is an informal support group, not official group therapy. If you have any questions about the group, feel free to email Nancy at nancy.robinson@ttu.edu or Jackie at jacqueline.caston@ttu.edu. Directions to the Graduate Center: http://www.gsac.ttu.edu/directions-to-the-graduate-center/

Mock Interview Day @ University Career Center Satellite Office
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Graduate Center Satellite Office in the Administration Building west-wing basement

Registration: not required

A mock interview is an excellent way to prepare for the academic or non-academic job market! Mock interviews typically last an hour, but the University Career Center can work with your schedule. If you'd like to bring your resume or c.v., you can receive feedback on it, but it is not required.

You do not need to schedule an appointment in advance to work with the career counselor in the Graduate Student Satellite Center; however, you are welcome to make an appointment to ensure you receive the time you need. Please contact Nicole Noble with University Career Center Services at nicole.noble@ttu.edu if you want to make an appointment or have any questions.

Directions to the Graduate Center: http://www.gsac.ttu.edu/directions-to-the-graduate-center/

Excel PivotTable ShortCourse
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab, Room 23 (in the TTU Library west-wing basement)

Registration: IT ShortCourses page at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php

*Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School travel funding

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.

Graduate Organization Management
Thursday, March 12, 2015
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Student Union Building, Lubbock Room

Registration: https://orgsync.com/2028/events/931638/occurrences/2012210

What does it mean to be in a Graduate Student Org? Join us for our session on managing your Graduate Student Org. We will discuss key differences between graduate and undergraduate orgs as well as topics specific to Graduate Organizations. For more information, contact Christopher Watts at christopher.watts@ttu.edu

SAS Enterprise Guide I ShortCourse
Thursday, March 12, 2015
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab, Room 23 (in the TTU Library west-wing basement)

Registration: IT ShortCourses page at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php

*Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School travel funding

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.

Photoshop I ShortCourse
Thursday, March 12, 2015
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab, Room 23 (in the TTU Library west-wing basement)

Registration: IT ShortCourses page at 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.

Graduate-Professional Student Social Hour
Friday, March 13, 2015
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
TBA

Registration: not required

Join us for this month's Graduate and Professional Social Hour, a monthly get together for you to meet, relax, and network with other grads. GSAC provides free food and door prizes! GSAC varies the location of the social each month. The social has been held at BarPM, Local's Bar and Grill, and Fuzzy's Tacos on University. We'll update the event description when we've picked this month's venue. Please check back! If you'd like to recommend a place to hold the Professional-Graduate Student Social Hour, please let us know at gsac@ttu.edu.

So You Want to be a Project Manager: Tracking Time, Money, and People (Webinar)
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Online

Registration: University Career Services Events page at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/careercenter/events.php

Dreamweaver ShortCourse
Monday, March 23, 2015
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab, Room 23 (in the TTU Library west-wing basement)

Registration: IT ShortCourses page at 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.

Independent Writing Hours
Monday, March 23, 2015
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Graduate Center (Administration building west basement)

Registration: not required

Independent Writing Hours will be held in the new Graduate Student Writing Center on Mondays from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. beginning February 23rd. During these hours, graduate students may use the writing center as a workspace and ask questions as they arise of on-duty writing consultants.

The Graduate Student Writing Center is open to all graduate students and is located in the Graduate Center. The initial emphasis for the center will be focused on students who are finishing their theses or dissertations and writing fellowships. Limited tutoring sessions as well as a series of workshops will also be available for graduate students. Tutoring sessions will be by appointment on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. To schedule a session, go to http://ow.ly/JZnCk.

Directions to the Graduate Center: http://www.gsac.ttu.edu/directions-to-the-graduate-center/

SAS II ShortCourse
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab, Room 23 (in the TTU Library west-wing basement)

Registration: IT ShortCourses page at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php

*Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School travel funding

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.

Surviving Grad School Discussion Group
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
5:15 - 6:15 p.m.
Graduate Center (Administration Building west-wing basement

Registration: not required

Have you ever wondered how others juggle the many demands of grad school? Maybe you are experiencing an issue with your advisor, dissertation committee, etc., but aren't sure who you can talk to. Or maybe you just feel like connecting with fellow graduate students. Whatever the reason, we welcome you to join us for our supportive discussion group for graduate students on Tuesdays from 5:15 - 6:15! It is open and free for any and all graduate students and there is no time commitment - come as often as you like. Topics may include work-life balance, research and teaching demands, advisor issues, etc.

Although Nancy and Jackie will be facilitating the group to create a safe space, this is an informal support group, not official group therapy. If you have any questions about the group, feel free to email Nancy at nancy.robinson@ttu.edu or Jackie at jacqueline.caston@ttu.edu

Directions to the Graduate Center: http://www.gsac.ttu.edu/directions-to-the-graduate-center/

Resume/C.V. Critique Day @ University Career Center Satellite office
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Graduate Center in the Administration Building west-wing basement

Registration: not required

Bring your resume or c.v. to the University Career Center satellite office in the Graduate Center for feedback from a career counselor! Most consultations last 30 minutes; however, feedback for on c.v.s for graduate students with more experience may take longer.

You do not need to schedule an appointment in advance to work with the career counselor in the Graduate Student Satellite Center; however, you are welcome to make an appointment to ensure you receive the time you need.

Please contact Nicole Noble with University Career Center Services at nicole.noble@ttu.edu if you want to make an appointment or have any questions. Ms. Noble can also work with graduate students in online programs; just email her for further instructions.

Directions to the Graduate Center: http://www.gsac.ttu.edu/directions-to-the-graduate-center/

Excel Data Analysis ShortCourse
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab, Room 23 (in the TTU Library west-wing basement)

Registration: IT ShortCourses page at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php

*Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School travel funding

This ShortCourse, will cover some of the statistical analysis functions built into Excel, as well as those included with the Analysis ToolPak. In this course, you will learn how to use Excel 2013 for Descriptive and Inferential statistics, t-Test, ANOVA, Correlation, and Regression. This course assumes the basic knowledge of Excel 2013 and knowledge of basic college level statistics.

Digital Distractions: Surviving Academically in the Information Age
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
5:15 - 6:15 p.m.
Graduate Center (in the Administration Building west-wing basement)

Registration: not required

In this presentation, the ways in which technology – the very technology we use to help us study and do our work – can also serve as a distraction from getting things done is discussed. Reasons why we become so distracted and strategies for managing these constant distractions are also covered. Presenter R. B. Watts is a Doctoral Intern at the TTU Student Counseling Center.

Primary Sources Workshop
Thursday, March 26, 2015
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Texas Tech University Library, Room 150

Registration: not required

*Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School travel funding

Primary sources can provide unique content for research projects. This workshop will serve as an introduction to locating and identifying such sources using the TTU Libraries’ resources.

SAS Enterprise Guide II ShortCourse
Thursday, March 26, 2015
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab, Room 23 (in the TTU Library west-wing basement)

Registration: IT ShortCourses page at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php

*Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School travel funding

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.

Photoshop II ShortCourse
Thursday, March 26, 2015
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab, Room 23 (in the TTU Library west-wing basement)

Registration: IT ShortCourses page at 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.

Independent Writing Hours
Monday, March 30, 2015
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Graduate Center (Administration building west basement)

Registration: not required

Independent Writing Hours will be held in the new Graduate Student Writing Center on Mondays from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. beginning February 23rd. During these hours, graduate students may use the writing center as a workspace and ask questions as they arise of on-duty writing consultants.

The Graduate Student Writing Center is open to all graduate students and is located in the Graduate Center. The initial emphasis for the center will be focused on students who are finishing their theses or dissertations and writing fellowships. Limited tutoring sessions as well as a series of workshops will also be available for graduate students. Tutoring sessions will be by appointment on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. To schedule a session, go to http://ow.ly/JZnCk.

Directions to the Graduate Center: http://www.gsac.ttu.edu/directions-to-the-graduate-center/

Excel ShortCourse
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab, Room 23 (in the TTU Library west-wing basement)

Registration: IT ShortCourses page at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php

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.

Surviving Grad School Discussion Group
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
5:15 - 6:15 p.m.
Graduate Center (Administration Building west-wing basement

Registration: not required Have you ever wondered how others juggle the many demands of grad school? Maybe you are experiencing an issue with your advisor, dissertation committee, etc., but aren't sure who you can talk to. Or maybe you just feel like connecting with fellow graduate students. Whatever the reason, we welcome you to join us for our supportive discussion group for graduate students on Tuesdays from 5:15 - 6:15! It is open and free for any and all graduate students and there is no time commitment - come as often as you like. Topics may include work-life balance, research and teaching demands, advisor issues, etc.

Although Nancy and Jackie will be facilitating the group to create a safe space, this is an informal support group, not official group therapy. If you have any questions about the group, feel free to email Nancy at nancy.robinson@ttu.edu or Jackie at jacqueline.caston@ttu.edu

Directions to the Graduate Center: http://www.gsac.ttu.edu/directions-to-the-graduate-center/

 

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