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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 (one 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.

 

April 2016 Events

Raising Digital Citizens ShortCourse
Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 12-1 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab (Room #23) in the University Library basement

Registration: Click on the course title in the ShortCourses list at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php, then click "Register online"

Technology is constantly evolving, and so are the risks. This presentation provides parents with an overview of today's threats and suggestions for safely raising their children in a digital world. Topics include: Online manners, Age-specific recommendations for online activities, Overview of apps, cyberbullying and other risks, General safety, awareness and protection tips, and Online resources.

Instructor: Britta Tye

*Vocal and Energetic Engagement in the Classroom
Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 1-2 p.m.
TLPDC, Texas Tech University Library, Room 153

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

This workshop will focus on the relationship between your voice and physical presence in the classroom. Are you being heard? Are your students engaged? Are you "present" energetically in the classroom? Are you breathing? You will discover new tools for expanding the vocal palette, learn how to "gain" your students' attention, and begin to develop a self-awareness of your own physical and energetic state - in the moment - and how that might be influencing communication with your students.

Presenter: Allison Boye

*Adobe Photoshop II ShortCourse
Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab (Room #23) in the University Library basement

Registration: Click on the course title in the ShortCourses list at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php, then click "Register online"

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

*+Illegal Interview Questions and How to Handle Them (Webinar)
Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 3-3:30 p.m.
Online

Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2962931320590824962

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.

Conference on the Advancement of Women: Pre-Conference Event
Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 6-8 p.m.
Location TBA

Registration: Starting February 1, 2016, you can register for this conference at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/wstudies/AWHE_registration.php. Students can attend panels for free, pay $15 during early registration to also get meals, or volunteer to work at the conference and get meals for free.

The 32nd Annual Conference on the Advancement of Women, sponsored by the Women's Studies program at Texas Tech, will take place April 14-15, 2016 in the Student Union Building. This year's conference theme is "Contesting Multiple Margins: From Local to Global and Back Again."

The conference begins on Thursday evening with a pre-conference event: a screening of the documentary "Get Together Girls." Guest speakers on Friday are Manisha Desai, Associate Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies at the University of Connecticut, and Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Director, Peace Corps. See http://www.depts.ttu.edu/wstudies/AWHE_keynote16.php for more information on these
keynote speakers.

Proposals to present on one of Friday's session panels will be accepted through February 5th. See the conference website for additional information about the conference as it develops: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/wstudies/AWHE_2016.php.

Conference on the Advancement of Women
Friday, April 15, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
TTU Student Union Building

Registration: Starting February 1, 2016, you can register for this conference at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/wstudies/AWHE_registration.php. Students can attend panels for free, pay $15 during early registration to also get meals, or volunteer to work at the conference and get meals for free.

The 32nd Annual Conference on the Advancement of Women, sponsored by the Women's Studies program at Texas Tech, will take place April 14-15, 2016 in the Student Union Building. This year's conference theme is "Contesting Multiple Margins: From Local to Global and Back Again."

The conference begins on Thursday evening with a pre-conference event: a screening of the documentary "Get Together Girls." Guest speakers on Friday are Manisha Desai, Associate Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies at the University of Connecticut, and Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Director, Peace Corps. See http://www.depts.ttu.edu/wstudies/AWHE_keynote16.php for more information on these
keynote speakers.

Proposals to present on one of Friday's session panels will be accepted through February 5th. See the conference website for additional information about the conference as it develops: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/wstudies/AWHE_2016.php.

*+Grant Writing
Friday, April 15, 2016 from 12-1 p.m.
Graduate Center Commons in the Administration Building west-wing basement

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

This workshop addresses the basics of grant writing, including the parts of a grant proposal and common pitfalls. Participants will learn to tailor their grant proposals to specific audiences and to use precise language.

The Graduate Student Writing Center (GSWC) is open to all graduate students and is located in Room 43 of the Graduate 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.

+A Skype for Business meeting link will be sent to registered online students. Graduate students in distance programs need to ask for online access in their email registration. First-time users of TTU's Lync (Skype for Business) can download it free from eRaider:
1. Login to eRaider at http://eraider.ttu.edu/
2. Look for "Software Download" on the white main screen and select Macintosh or Windows link.
3. Look for "Lync 2011 for Mac OS X" or "Lync 2013 for Windows" and click Download link.
If this download doesn't respond to your eRaider username and pword, you probably have to contact IT at 806-742-4357 (HELP) or ithelpcentral@ttu.edu.

Individual tutoring sessions at the GSWC will be by appointment on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To schedule a session, go to https://ttu.mywconline.com/ and click on "here" in the sign in box.

Independent Writing Hours are held every Monday from 3-5 p.m. in the GSWC. During these hours, graduate students may use the writing center as a workspace and ask questions as they arise of on-duty writing consultants.

Have questions? Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, GSWC Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu.

Black Graduate Student Association April General Meeting
Friday, April 15, 2016 from 12-1 p.m.
Education Building, Room 166

For more information, visit the BGSA website at http://bgsatech.weebly.com/, Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ttubgsa or Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/TTUBGSA.

+April GSAC Meeting & Open Forum
Sunday, April 17, 2016 from 5-7 p.m.
Graduate Center Commons in the Administration Building west-wing basement

Come to the last GSAC Meeting and Open Forum of 2015-16 on Sunday, April 17th, 5-7 p.m. 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.

Our monthly meetings are held in the Graduate Center in the west wing basement of the Administration Building. For directions to the Graduate Center, please see http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradcenter/directions/index.php.

Distance graduate students and those unable to attend in person can use the following link to join the meeting online: https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5 or call +1 (855) 834-4888 and use Conference ID: 4652349.

First-time users of TTU's Lync (Skype for Business) can find links to download from your eRaider:
1. Login to eRaider at http://eraider.ttu.edu/
2. Look for "Software Download" on the white main screen and select Macintosh or Windows link.
3. Look for "Lync 2011 for Mac OS X" or "Lync 2013 for Windows" and click Download link.
If this download doesn't respond to your eRaider username and pword, you probably have to contact IT at 806-742-4357 (HELP) or ithelpcentral@ttu.edu.

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.

*Accessibility in a Nutshell
Monday, April 18, 2016 from 3-4 p.m.
TLPDC, Texas Tech 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 Life Easier with Microsoft Word
Monday, April 18, 2016 from 3-4 p.m. 
English Department Media Lab, English/Philosophy Building Room 362

Registration: http://tinyurl.com/medialab2016

Trying to format a paper using APA or MLA style? Tired of typing out a table of contents? Frustrated with hitting enter multiple times to start a new page? Want to figure out how to align text in your resume? This workshop will introduce you to commonly used Word features that can make your writing life easier. Participants are encouraged to bring laptops or tablets to this workshop. Best for: Beginners and intermediate users

+ If you would like to attend from a distance, we can Skype you into the meeting. Please add english.medialab to your Skype contacts and include your Skype contact in the registration form.

This is an English Department Media Lab workshop, open to all TTU students, faculty, and staff. Please email english.medialab@ttu.edu with any questions.

Independent Writing Hours at the Graduate Student Writing Center
Monday, April 18, 2016 from 3-5 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement

Registration: not required

Writing your dissertation, thesis, or other academic project? Join your fellow graduate students at the Graduate Student Writing Center (GSWC) for Independent Writing Hours on Mondays from 3-5 p.m. 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 Room 43 of the Graduate 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.

Individual tutoring sessions at the GSWC will be by appointment on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9-5 p.m. To schedule a session, go to https://ttu.mywconline.com/ and click on "here" in the sign in box.

Have questions? Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, GSWC Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu.

Rape Myths on Trial: Naming the Unnamed Conspirator 
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 from 12-1 p.m.
TLPDC, Texas Tech University Library, Room 153 

Registrationhttp://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx

In this provocative presentation, Anne Munch, a career prosecutor and advocate for victims of gender violence, examines how cultural attitudes shape the outcomes of rape and sexual assault cases. Drawing on years of experience prosecuting sex crimes, Munch shows how rape cases often turn on the involvement of an "unnamed conspirator" -- the complex of myths and stories we tell ourselves as a culture about sex, gender, power, and responsibility. Using examples from real cases, and harrowing evidence from actual 911 calls, Munch reveals how the assumptions that juries bring into the courtroom often stack the odds against victims, and at the same time challenges us to think critically about how our own assumptions might unintentionally reinforce victim-blaming. The result is a stunning look inside our criminal justice system and an incisive analysis of American culture's warped views of women's sexuality.

Presenters: Anne Munch & Patricia Earl

*Making Your Word Documents Accessible
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
TLPDC, Texas Tech 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 PowerPoints
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 from 3-4 p.m.
TLPDC, Texas Tech 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 a PowerPoint to work on.

Presenter: Jackie Luft

*Effective Communication for Students with Staff and Faculty
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Graduate Center Commons, Administration Building west-wing basement

Registration: not required

Not getting the response you expect from your emails? Join us for a refresher workshop on netiquette and effective email strategies and improve your communications with faculty and staff!

Directions to the Graduate Center: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradcenter/directions/index.php

Presenter: Jeannie Bennett

+Graduate Student Peer Support Group
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 from 5:15-6:16 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 44 in the Administration Building west-wing basement OR Online

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 in the Graduate Center on Wednesdays from 5:15 - 6:15 p.m.!

The group 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.

To join the meeting online through TTU's Lync (Skype for Business), use the following URL or phone number. For instructions on how to join participate in a Lync (Skype for Business) Meeting, see http://its.uiowa.edu/support/article/100901.

By web: https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5

or by phone (audio only): Toll-free: +1 (855) 834-4888 Conference ID: 4652349

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

*TEACH Talk Discussion Series: Dealing With Grade Disputes
Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
TLPDC, Texas Tech University Library, Room 152

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

"But, I have to get an A!" No matter the desired outcome, when the stakes are so high, it is likely that you will hear this or similar statements. Join us for a discussion on the best practices of addressing grade disputes in your courses. There will be "extra credit" if it is a lively discussion...

Presenter: Ken Griffith

*Little Things Make All the Difference
Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 3-4 p.m.
TLPDC, Texas Tech 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. Learners will receive instruction and guided time to incorporate the following to make their online courses/website accessible: fonts, navigation, color contrast, hyperlink titles, text emphasis, flashing/blinking content and exit disclaimer. The training includes time to practice new skills.

Presenter: Jackie Luft

*+Applicant Tracking System: What You Need to Know to Get Your Resume Noticed (Webinar)
Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 3-3:30 p.m.
Online

Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6030010210178989058

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.

*Fulbright U.S. Student Program Writing Workshop
Monday, April 25, 2016 from 1-3 p.m.
TLPDC, Texas Tech University Library, Room 153

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

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://us.fulbrightonline.org/fulbright-us-student-program

Presenter: Wendell Flores, Director of the Office of National and International Scholarships and Fellowships (NISF)

Independent Writing Hours at the Graduate Student Writing Center
Monday, April 25, 2016 from 3-5 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement

Registration: not required

Writing your dissertation, thesis, or other academic project? Join your fellow graduate students at the Graduate Student Writing Center (GSWC) for Independent Writing Hours on Mondays from 3-5 p.m. 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 Room 43 of the Graduate 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.

Individual tutoring sessions at the GSWC will be by appointment on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9-5 p.m. To schedule a session, go to https://ttu.mywconline.com/ and click on "here" in the sign in box.

Have questions? Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, GSWC Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu.

*Microtechniques - An incremental approach to active teaching/learning moments
Monday, April 25, 2016 from 4-5 p.m. 
Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, Room 153 in the University Library

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

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. Fitzpatrick attended the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology Conference in Spring, 2016. In this session, she will describe ways in which instructors can use brief (1-5 minute) teaching techniques/strategies that have the potential to foster students' comprehension of course concepts. Microtechniques can be used to add sensory input with traditional teaching strategies (e.g., lecture) or engage students in individual/group activities. This session will focus on the process of developing/using microtechniques, rather than the content of specific psychological concepts. Thus, it is hoped that the session will be relevant for instructors in diverse disciplines.

Presenter: Jacki Fitzpatrick

+Graduate Student Peer Support Group
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 from 5:15-6:16 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 44 in the 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 in the Graduate Center on Wednesdays from 5:15 - 6:15 p.m.!

The group 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.

To join the meeting online through TTU's Lync (Skype for Business), use the following URL or phone number. For instructions on how to join participate in a Lync (Skype for Business) Meeting, see http://its.uiowa.edu/support/article/100901.

Join by web: https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5

or by phone (audio only): Toll-free: +1 (855) 834-4888 Conference ID: 4652349

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.

*+Illegal Interview Questions and How to Handle Them (Webinar)
Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 3-3:30 p.m.
Online

Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3709993396571613442

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.

 

May 2016 Events

Independent Writing Hours at the Graduate Student Writing Center
Monday, May 2, 2016 from 3-5 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement

Registration: not required

Writing your dissertation, thesis, or other academic project? Join your fellow graduate students at the Graduate Student Writing Center (GSWC) for Independent Writing Hours on Mondays from 3-5 p.m. 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 Room 43 of the Graduate 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.

Individual tutoring sessions at the GSWC will be by appointment on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9-5 p.m. To schedule a session, go to https://ttu.mywconline.com/ and click on "here" in the sign in box.

Have questions? Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, GSWC Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu.

Independent Writing Hours at the Graduate Student Writing Center
Monday, May 9, 2016 from 3-5 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement

Registration: not required

Writing your dissertation, thesis, or other academic project? Join your fellow graduate students at the Graduate Student Writing Center (GSWC) for Independent Writing Hours on Mondays from 3-5 p.m. 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 Room 43 of the Graduate 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.

Individual tutoring sessions at the GSWC will be by appointment on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9-5 p.m. To schedule a session, go to https://ttu.mywconline.com/ and click on "here" in the sign in box.

Have questions? Contact Dr. Kristin Messuri, GSWC Director, at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu.

*Managing Your Online Course
Tuesday, May 11, 2016 from 2:30-4 p.m.
TLPDC, Texas Tech University Library, Room 151

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

Since your online student isn't sitting in front of you and get a quick answer to a question, it is essential that procedural and technical information be provide upfront. Doing so will make yours - and the students' lives easier and allow you to focus on what you do best – teaching the subject.

Presenter: Brian Ditmer

*Leadership in the Work Setting
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 from 2-3 p.m.
Graduate Center Commons in the Administration Building west-wing basement

Registration: not required

Join us in the Graduate Center for a workshop on leadership in the workplace presented by Dr. Nicole Noble, University Career Center counselor. Designed for graduate students, this workshop will help you

* Reflect on personal leadership practices and cultural perspectives
* Identify techniques for building a working relationship
* Assist students in managing stressful situations and conflicts

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 at nicole.noble@ttu.edu for more information about this event or other University Career Center (UCC) services for graduate students. Visit the UCC in the Graduate Center, Room 43C (in the west-wing of the Administration Building) on Thursdays 2-3 p.m. Find more career resources for graduate students at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/careercenter/gradstudents/index.php on the UCC website.

*Personal/Professional Branding
Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 2-3 p.m.
Graduate Center Commons in the Administration Building west-wing basement

Registration: not required

Join us in the Graduate Center for a workshop on personal and professional branding presented by Dr. Nicole Noble, University Career Center counselor. Designed for graduate students, this workshop will help you

* Understand necessary elements for professional branding
* Establish goals for professional branding
* Identify strategies to network and increase professional branding

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 at nicole.noble@ttu.edu for more information about this event or other University Career Center (UCC) services for graduate students. Visit the UCC in the Graduate Center, Room 43C (in the west-wing of the Administration Building) on Thursdays 2-3 p.m. Find more career resources for graduate students at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/careercenter/gradstudents/index.php on the UCC website.

+Graduate School Commencement
Friday, May 20, 2016 from 7-9 p.m.
United Supermarkets Arena, 1701 Indiana Avenue

This ceremony is for Masters and Doctoral students who have submitted an application to graduate for the spring term.

All Students should arrive no later than 5:30 p.m. Students will enter through the drive-in bay entry at the north end of the arena (ramp located in the middle of the parking lot on the north side). Upon arrival, students will check in at the tables located at the entrance. Students will receive a reader card (printed with student's name and a seat number). Students should proceed into the Practice Court and locate the matching seat number as indicated on the reader card. Please keep your card in hand at all times prior to and during the ceremony. Doctoral candidates will carry their hoods and be formally hooded by their major professor(s). Master's candidates will wear their hoods. Professor(s) hooding doctoral candidates should be in the Practice Court by at least 6 p.m.

DO NOT BRING purses, keys, or cameras to the Practice Court. Students may not have any type of decoration on their caps (mortar boards). Caps that have any type of decor will be exchanged for a plain cap.

All diplomas will be given out to attendees in the City Bank Room upstairs in the arena AFTER the ceremony. Any students who have not met all graduation requirements will not be able to pick up their diplomas. Even though the ceremony is on the 20th, diplomas will be dated May 21st, 2016 as that is the actual graduation date. 

+All commencement ceremonies are livestreamed via http://www.ttu.edu/livestream/.

Additional information related to commencement can be found at https://www.depts.ttu.edu/provost/commencement/.

 

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