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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.

  

September 2016 Events

Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
Monday, September 19, 2016 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement

Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php

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

GSWC Director: Kristin Messuri 

*30-Minute Miracle Series: Teaching Controversial Topics
Monday, September 19, 2016 from 1-1:30 p.m.
TTU Library, Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center (TLPDC), Room 153

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

This session will tackle how to prepare for controversial discussions in your class that can lead to great learning opportunities. Although controversial topic discussions can get out of hand, we will give clear steps on how to identify, address, and move controversial topics into learning opportunities. We will demonstrate how the strategies will help you not "shy away" from topics that students want to discuss and how to make sure that class material is at the forefront of these discussions.

Presenter: Erika Brooks-Hurst
Facilitator: Allison Boye

*Skype for Business ShortCourse
Monday, September 19, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), Room 21, in the University Library basement

Registration: http://webapps.itsd.ttu.edu/sc/

Microsoft Skype for Business is the client application for real-time (synchronous) communications. In this course, you will learn how to use Skype for Business to improve your efficiency by communicating quickly and easily using instant messaging (IM), voice, and video. View presence information about other users and initiate real-time communication from within an Outlook message, avoiding the need to switch applications and search for users. You will also learn how to control incoming communications with alerts, automatic call forwarding and the ability to manually set your status. This course will also cover Skype for Business's integration with Outlook scheduling, how to share applications, desktop, documents, as well as video & voice - giving you many different ways to communicate with others using a consistent and simple user interface.

Instructor:Shannon Fleming 

+Library Research Assistance
Monday, September 19, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43C, or at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5

Registration: not required

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

Graduate Student Services Librarian: Brian Quinn

Independent Writing Hours
Monday, September 19, 2016 from 3-5 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement

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.

GSWC Director: Kristin Messuri 

*Simmons OneView
Monday, September 19, 2016 from 6-7 p.m.
Texas Tech University Library, Lab 150

Registrationhttp://cal.library.ttu.edu/event/2654567

Learn to make simple and complex queries of consumer data sets and to analyze results.

Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement

Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php

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

GSWC Director: Kristin Messuri 

*Résumé / CV Critique Day
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
University Career Center, 150 Wiggins Complex

Registration: not required

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, etc.) anytime between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and have them critiqued by UCC career counselors.

*Government and Legal Information: Official and Authoritative Sources for Research
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 10:30 a.m.-noon
Texas Tech University Library, Lab 150

Registrationhttp://cal.library.ttu.edu/event/2654569

In this Learn @ Your Library Workshop, "Government and Legal Information: Official and Authoritative Sources for Research," learn to evaluate, identify and use appropriate federal and Texas indexes and web pages in your research.

Presenters: Minerva Alaniz, Tom Rohrig, and Jake Syma

*Microsoft Expression Web ShortCourse
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), Room 23 in the University Library basement

Registration: http://webapps.itsd.ttu.edu/sc/

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

+Library Research Assistance
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43C, or at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5

Registration: not required

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

Graduate Student Services Librarian: Brian Quinn

Three-Minute Thesis Contest Practice Session
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 2-3 p.m.
TTU Library, Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center (TLPDC), Room 153

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

Are you planning to participate in the Graduate School's three minute thesis competition? This is a great opportunity to develop your ability to effectively describe your research to a group of people outside of your discipline. The TLPDC staff will host a practice session with an overview of the logistics of the contest (including the venue, the technology, the judges, etc. ) as well as several examples of award-winning presentations. Come ready to give a practice of your three minute talk and get feedback using a rubric based on the judging criteria. This low-key, informal setting will help you prepare for the contest and put your best foot forward!

Presenters: Allison Boye and Adam Smith

*+Dress to Impress
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 3-3:30 p.m.
Webinar

Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8970928941213744387

Learn the difference between business casual and business profession. Identify how to dress professionally for a career fair, job interview, and on the job!

*Adobe Photoshop I ShortCourse
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 4-6 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), Room 21, in the University Library basement

Registration: http://webapps.itsd.ttu.edu/sc/

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

*SAS I ShortCourse
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 4-6 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), Room 23, in the University Library basement

Registration: http://webapps.itsd.ttu.edu/sc/

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

*+How to Work a Job Fair
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 4-4:30 p.m.
Webinar

Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7334034303897078531

Learn how to do research on attending companies, make a great first impression, create and deliver a successful elevator speech and more!

Statistical Consulting Service
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 5-7 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43C, in the Administration Building west-wing basement

Registration: Make an appointment at http://www.gsac.ttu.edu/booked/Web/schedule.php

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.

Grad Life Director: Jacek Jońca-Jasiński 

Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement

Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php

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

GSWC Director: Kristin Messuri 

Engineering Career Fair
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center

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)

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.

Meet the Companies

"Meet the companies" is probably the most important piece of advice students can hear when looking for a job, but many students don't take enough opportunities to follow through.

The Whitacre College of Engineering Job Fair is the perfect chance to meet companies looking for Texas Tech engineers. Whether you are a graduating senior looking for a full-time position, a sophomore or junior looking for an internship or co-op, or a freshman just curious about the future, come to the Engineering Job Fair, meet the companies, and find out what careers in engineering are all about.

Secure Your Future

The next two Engineering Job Fairs will be September 21, 2016 and February 15, 2017 at the Lubbock Civic Center. It's not too early to start getting ready! Have your resumes ready ahead of time and research the companies. Know who you want to talk to and have a game plan. Study for the Job Fair like you would study for a test. This is your moment to show what you know. 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

*Microsoft Excel Formulas & Functions ShortCourse
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), Room 23, in the University Library basement

Registration: http://webapps.itsd.ttu.edu/sc/

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.

Instructor: Heide Mansouri

*Graduate School Fellowship Orientation
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 3-4 p.m.
Student Union Building, Senate Room

Registration: For graduate students awarded Graduate School fellowships for 2016-17. Please RSVP by email to Cari Carter.

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. A variety of support is offered, from one-time awards to multi-year support for living expenses, educational fees, conference travel and/or research for beginning to advanced graduate student and postdoctoral levels. In addition to helping fund your education, external grants and fellowships are a great academic honor and help distinguish your academic scholarship.

*Science Databases: Web of Science and Scopus
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 4-5 p.m.
Texas Tech University Library, Lab 150

Registrationhttp://cal.library.ttu.edu/event/2654572

Texas Tech University Library provides access to Web of Science and Scopus databases, excellent multidisciplinary citation databases. Continuing research is dependent on previous work, especially in the scientific fields. Learn advanced search techniques that will help you perform better research. Take advantage of these comprehensive science indexes to the fullest extent by learning to search and use what you find to broaden your understanding about the topics you are studying. Learn how to use indexed metadata to retrieve results that pertain to your research and eliminate wasted time. Evaluate fields of study, researchers, or research topics using database analytics tools. Get access to the full-text article by searching library databases or requesting items through interlibrary loan.

Presenters: Jessica Simpson and Innocent Awasom

Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement

Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php

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

GSWC Director: Kristin Messuri 

*Job Search
Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 11 a.m.-noon
Graduate Center Commons

Registration: not required

Learn how to conduct an academic 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

Wreck Hunger: Graduate & International Student Food Pantry
Thursday, September 22, 2016 from noon-2 p.m.
Graduate Center in the Administration Building west-wing basement

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 

*SPSS I ShortCourse
Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), Room 23, in the University Library basement

Registration: http://webapps.itsd.ttu.edu/sc/

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

*+Gift of Gab
Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 3:30-4 p.m.
Webinar

Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3879127976378447363

Because networking is much more than showing up, eating food, and gather business cards!

Statistical Consulting Service
Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 5-7 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43C, in the Administration Building west-wing basement

Registration: Make an appointment at http://www.gsac.ttu.edu/booked/Web/schedule.php

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.

Grad Life Director: Jacek Jońca-Jasiński 

Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
Friday, September 23, 2016 from 9 a.m.-noon
Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement

Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php

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

GSWC Director: Kristin Messuri 

*Poster Presentation Workshop
Friday, September 23, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Texas Tech University Library, Lab 150

Registrationhttp://cal.library.ttu.edu/event/2654577

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, Jon Hufford, and Jake Syma

Statistical Consulting Service
Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43C, in the Administration Building west-wing basement

Registration: Make an appointment at http://www.gsac.ttu.edu/booked/Web/schedule.php

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.

Grad Life Director: Jacek Jońca-Jasiński 

Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
Monday, September 26, 2016 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement

Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php

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

GSWC Director: Kristin Messuri 

*+Nonverbal Communication in the Interview
Monday, September 26, 2016 from 11-11:30 a.m.
Webinar

Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3090628605681690627

Interested in learning more about how others perceive you? Uncertain about the reasons behind your perceptions of others? Attend this webinar to gain greater insight into the meaning behind nonverbal cues!

*Mediasite ShortCourse
Monday, September 26, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), Room 21, in the University Library basement

Registration: http://webapps.itsd.ttu.edu/sc/

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

+Library Research Assistance
Monday, September 26, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43C, or at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5

Registration: not required

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

Graduate Student Services Librarian: Brian Quinn

Copyright Office Hours with Camille Thomas
Monday, September 26, 2016 from 2-3 p.m.
Texas Tech University Library, Room 137

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

Got a copyright question? TTU Libraries and TDPLC will host "office hours" with the Scholarly Communication Librarian, Camille Thomas , in which faculty can stop by or contact Camille via Lync to have their questions about copyright, publishing, promoting research and public access mandates for federal grants. Those with questions are encouraged to bring or share any materials in question, either physically or digitally, for a more accurate assessment. Event recurs every other Monday from 2-3 p.m.

Independent Writing Hours
Monday, September 26, 2016 from 3-5 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement

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.

GSWC Director: Kristin Messuri 

*Accessibility in a Nutshell
Monday, September 26, 2016 from 3-4 p.m.
TTU Library, Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center (TLPDC), 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

Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement

Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php

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

GSWC Director: Kristin Messuri 

CASNR Career Fair
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from noon-4 p.m.
Texas Tech Club on the west side of Jones AT&T Stadium

Registration: To register for the event, (1) Login to www.hireredraiders.ttu.edu and select "Students". (2) Click on "Events" in the top menu bar. (3) Find and click on this event. (4) Click "Register for Event" at the top of the page (5) Click "Save."

The College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources (CASNR) will host a Career Fair on September 27, 2016. This event will include employers who are looking for Texas Tech graduates and alumni for full time opportunities; students for internships opportunities; and local employers who offer students flexible part time positions while attending Tech!

Students are required to dress professionally and bring their resume. If you need assistance with your resume, please contact the University Career Center at 806.742.2210 or check out the resume tips at www.careercenter.ttu.edu.

*Adobe Dreamweaver ShortCourse
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), Room 23, in the University Library basement

Registration: http://webapps.itsd.ttu.edu/sc/

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

+Library Research Assistance
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43C, or at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5

Registration: not required

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

Graduate Student Services Librarian: Brian Quinn

*Making Your Word Documents Accessible
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 2-3 p.m.
TTU Library, Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center (TLPDC), 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
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 3-4 p.m.
TTU Library, Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center (TLPDC), 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

*Adobe Photoshop II ShortCourse
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 4-6 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), Room 21, in the University Library basement

Registration: http://webapps.itsd.ttu.edu/sc/

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

*SAS II ShortCourse
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 4-6 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), Room 23, in the University Library basement

Registration: http://webapps.itsd.ttu.edu/sc/

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 I.

Instructor: Heide Mansouri

Statistical Consulting Service
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 5-7 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43C, in the Administration Building west-wing basement

Registration: Make an appointment at http://www.gsac.ttu.edu/booked/Web/schedule.php

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.

Grad Life Director: Jacek Jońca-Jasiński 

Red Raider Mixer
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 5-6:30 p.m.
Texas Tech Club, west side of Jones AT&T Stadium

Registration: To register for the event, (1) Login to www.hireredraiders.ttu.edu and select "Students". (2) Click on "Events" in the top menu bar. (3) Find and click on this event. (4) Click "Register for Event" at the top of the page (5) Click "Save."

Enjoy the opportunity to mix and mingle with employers, faculty, and other TTU students from various majors across campus! Hors d'oeuvres will be provided.

Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement

Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php

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

GSWC Director: Kristin Messuri 

*3D-Printing ShortCourse
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 10 a.m.-noon
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), Room 23, in the University Library basement

Registration: http://webapps.itsd.ttu.edu/sc/

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

*Ethics Center Lunch Series: All the World's a Stage: Acting Training as a Secret Weapon for Effective Communication
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from noon-1 p.m.
TTU Library, Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, Room 153

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/tlpdc/

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. This workshop is free and open to all TTU students, faculty, and staff. However, registration is required.

Presenter: Bob Chanda

University Career Fair
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from noon-4 p.m.
United Supermarkets Arena

Registration: To register for the event, (1) Login to www.hireredraiders.ttu.edu and select "Students". (2) Click on "Events" in the top menu bar. (3) Find and click on this event. (4) Click "Register for Event" at the top of the page (5) Click "Save."

The 2016 Texas Tech University Career Fair will include employers who are looking for Texas Tech graduates and alumni for full time opportunities; students for internships opportunities; and local employers who offer students flexible part time positions while attending Tech!

Students are required to dress professionally and bring their resume. If you need assistance with your resume, please contact the University Career Center at 806.742.2210 or check out the resume tips at www.careercenter.ttu.edu.

*Microsoft Excel PivotTable ShortCourse
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), Room 23, in the University Library basement

Registration: http://webapps.itsd.ttu.edu/sc/

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

*EndNote Citation Management Workshop
September 28, 2016 from 3-4 p.m.
Texas Tech University Library, Lab 150

Registrationhttp://cal.library.ttu.edu/event/2654595

This workshop will instruct students on the tools and features of EndNote, a software provided by the University Library for managing and citing references in papers. Participants will create their own EndNote account and install the software. They will learn how to collect and organize references, share them with others, and how to create a formatted bibliography. Finally, they will see how to insert in-text citations and reference lists in Microsoft Word documents using the Cite While You Write plug-in. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops or devices on which they want to install the software.

Presenter: Ian Barba

Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement

Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php

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

GSWC Director: Kristin Messuri 

*Strengths Finder
Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 11 a.m.-noon
Graduate Center Commons in the Administration Building west-wing basement

Registration: not required

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. Questions? Contact Nicole Noble.

Presenter: Jay Killough

Wreck Hunger: Graduate & International Student Food Pantry
Thursday, September 29, 2016 from noon-2 p.m.
Graduate Center in the Administration Building west-wing basement

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 

*SPSS II ShortCourse
Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), Room 23, in the University Library basement

Registration: http://webapps.itsd.ttu.edu/sc/

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

*+Visual and Performing Arts Series: Cultivating Productive Relationships
Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 2-2:30 p.m.
Webinar

Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4683255805352548611

The Visual and Performing Arts Series is tailored for students pursuing a degree in the arts. This presentation will discuss small talk, networking and deepening professional contacts in order to further career opportunities.

Statistical Consulting Service
Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 5-7 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43C, in the Administration Building west-wing basement

Registration: Make an appointment at http://www.gsac.ttu.edu/booked/Web/schedule.php

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.

Grad Life Director: Jacek Jońca-Jasiński

Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
Friday, September 30, 2016 from 9 a.m.-noon
Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building west-wing basement

Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php

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

GSWC Director: Kristin Messuri 

*Managing Your Citations Workshop
Friday, September 30, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Texas Tech University Library, Lab 150

Registrationhttp://cal.library.ttu.edu/event/2654615

This workshop provides an overview of four citation managers available to Texas Tech students and faculty (EndNote Web, Mendeley, Zotero, and Colwiz). Based on what you learn at this workshop, you can decide which one will best meet your individual research needs.

Presenters: Kimberly Vardeman, Jon Hufford, and Brian Quinn

  

October 2016 Events

Statistical Consulting Service
Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43C, in the Administration Building west-wing basement

Registration: Make an appointment at http://www.gsac.ttu.edu/booked/Web/schedule.php

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.

Grad Life Director: Jacek Jońca-Jasiński 

Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
Monday, October 3, 2016 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building West-Wing Basement

Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php

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

GSWC Director: Kristin Messuri

*Personal/Professional Branding
Monday, October 3, 2016 from 10:30-11:30 a.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

Presenter: Nicole Noble

*Microsoft SharePoint ShortCourse
Monday, October 3, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), Room 21, in the University Library basement

Registration: http://webapps.itsd.ttu.edu/sc/

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

+Library Research Assistance
Monday, October 3, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Graduate Center Room 43C or at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5

Registration: not required

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

Graduate Student Services Librarian: Brian Quinn

Independent Writing Hours
Monday, October 3, 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.

GSWC Director: Kristin Messuri

*Can I Use It? Creative Commons and Open Resources Workshop
Monday, October 3, 2016 from 3-4 p.m.
Texas Tech University Library, Lab 150

Registration: http://cal.library.ttu.edu/event/2811854

It's online so I can use it, right? Learn more about how to find the rightful copyright information for text, images and more online. Citing and educational use does not always mean you are in the clear to use something without infringement. This workshop will discuss sources for free and copyright-friendly sources for projects.

Presenter: Camille Thomas

*+Working in Human Resources: Primary Roles in HR
Monday, October 3, 2016 from 3-3:30 p.m.
Webinar

Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4368287505436605955

This webinar discusses working in Human Resources and specifically covers the primary roles in HR.

Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building West-Wing Basement

Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php

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

GSWC Director: Kristin Messuri

*Microsoft PowerPoint ShortCourse
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), Room 23, in the University Library basement

Registration: http://webapps.itsd.ttu.edu/sc/

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

+Library Research Assistance
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Graduate Center Room 43C or at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5

Registration: not required

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

Graduate Student Services Librarian: Brian Quinn

*Document Delivery Workshop
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Texas Tech University Library, Lab 150

Registration: http://cal.library.ttu.edu/event/2824470

Attend any of the following one-hour workshops to learn what you can request and tips and tricks for getting what you need from Document Delivery in the University Library

Presenter: Ryan Litsey

*+Increase Your Self Awareness: Career Assessments
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 from 3-3:30 p.m.
Webinar

Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8015784289676620035

Do you want to learn more about your personality and strengths? Are you uncertain about your major and career? Then attend this webinar and learn about the different assessments the University Career Center can offer you!

Statistical Consulting Service
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 from 5-7 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43C, in the Administration Building West-Wing Basement

Registration: Make an appointment at http://www.gsac.ttu.edu/booked/Web/schedule.php. No walk-ins please.

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.

Graduate Life Director: Jacek Jońca-Jasiński

*Apps and Appetizers Workshop
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 from 7-8 p.m.
Texas Tech University Library, Lab 150

Registration: http://cal.library.ttu.edu/event/2821928

An informal conversation about Apps with the audience participating.  The presenter will have between 10 and 20 apps prepared, but will also ask the audience which apps they use the most.  The focus is on productivity and research, but other topics may be covered.  The costs for appetizers is covered.

Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building West-Wing Basement

Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php

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

GSWC Director: Kristin Messuri

*Microsoft Excel Charts ShortCourse
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), Room 23, in the University Library basement

Registration: http://webapps.itsd.ttu.edu/sc/

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 the basic knowledge of Excel 2013.

Instructor: Heide Mansouri

*+What's Women's Studies?: What You Can Do with a Women's Studies Minor
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 from 2-2:30 p.m.
Webinar

Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5773192886210391809

"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!

*NSF GRFP Workshop
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, Room 151, in TTU Library

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/tlpdc/

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.

For more details and deadline go to https://www.nsfgrfp.org/

Presenter: Tim Dallas

*30-Minute Miracle Series: The First 5 Minutes of Class
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 from 3-3:30 p.m.
Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, Room 153, in the TTU Library

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/tlpdc/

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." "A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away..." Certain beginnings catch our attention, leaving us wondering what's next. Now, what happens when class starts? How do you want class to start? Many of us may dive right in, not considering that our students come into our classrooms from the outside world and may be focused on anything but what we have to say. How do we get our students (and ourselves) focused for a productive class? Join us for a 30-minute workshop on getting the most out of those first five minutes of class.

Presenter: Adam Smith

*Researching Science Papers
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 from 5-6 p.m.
Texas Tech University Library, Lab 150

Registration: http://cal.library.ttu.edu/event/2821984

Students new to the scientific research process find reading scholarly articles challenging and many professors do not take the time to explain the process but concentrate on training them with the skills necessary to conduct experiments in the labs. This workshop is appropriate for students who are engaged in or going to be engaged in undergraduate research culminating in presentations at the local and national level including undergraduate research conferences. It will also be helpful for senior and new graduate students whose work involves reading research papers and writing for their senior projects, theses or dissertations, or for publication. Participants will learn how to identify scholarly scientific research papers, how to read and synthesize information from a scientific paper, and also learn about information ethics in the writing process.

Presenters: Jessica Simpson and Innocent Awasom

Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building West-Wing Basement

Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php

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

GSWC Director: Kristin Messuri

Credit Report Review Day: Red to Black
Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development, Room 151, in the TTU Library

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/tlpdc/

Red to Black Peer Financial Coaching is hosting a come and go Credit Report Review day. Peer Financial Coaches will be available to assist faculty, staff and students in retrieving and reviewing their credit reports.

*JMP ShortCourse
Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab, Room 23, in the University Library basement

Registration: http://webapps.itsd.ttu.edu/sc/

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

*Safe Computing Practices ShortCourse
Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 4-5 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab, Room 21, in the University Library basement

Registration: http://webapps.itsd.ttu.edu/sc/

In a time of constant network-based attacks, viruses, and worms, safe computing is critical for successful computing. This course details a number of security measures necessary to thwart hackers and intrusion attempts. Course includes an overview of intrusion methods and suggestions for safe and secure desktop computing. Designed for the typical computer user, course materials address desktop security and are part of the CIO's campus Safe Computing Campaign.

Instructor: Andrew Bevly

Statistical Consulting Service
Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 5-7 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43C, in the Administration Building West-Wing Basement

Registration: Make an appointment at http://www.gsac.ttu.edu/booked/Web/schedule.php. No walk-ins please.

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.

Graduate Life Director: Jacek Jońca-Jasiński

Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
Friday, October 7, 2016 from 9 a.m.-noon
Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building West-Wing Basement

Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php

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

GSWC Director: Kristin Messuri

FAFSA Frenzy Friday: Red to Black
Friday, October 7, 2016 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development, Room 151, in the TTU Library

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/tlpdc/

Red to Black Peer Financial Coaching and Student Financial Aid & Scholarships are hosting a time students can receive assistance in filling out their FAFSAs. Peer Financial Coaches and Financial Aid staff will be available to answer questions.

*+Research Statements
Friday, October 7, 2016 from noon-1 p.m.
Graduate Center Commons / Skype for Business

Registration: Email Dr. Kristin Messuri and specify whether you will attend onsite or online.

This workshop will guide students through writing and revising research statements, documents that are necessary for grant proposals and academic job searches, among other applications. We will consider these documents in terms of rhetorical situation, structure, and content.

Lunch will be served.

*Identifying Grants for Research and Project Funding Workshop
Friday, October 7, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Texas Tech University Library, Lab 150

Registration: http://cal.library.ttu.edu/event/2821987

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, Jessie Simpson, and Brian Quinn

Statistical Consulting Service
Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43C, in the Administration Building West-Wing Basement

Registration: Make an appointment at http://www.gsac.ttu.edu/booked/Web/schedule.php. No walk-ins please.

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.

Graduate Life Director: Jacek Jońca-Jasiński

Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
Monday, October 10, 2016 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building West-Wing Basement

Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php

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 the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp

GSWC Director: Kristin Messuri

*Microsoft Outlook ShortCourse
Monday, October 10, 2016 from 10 a.m.-noon
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), Room 23, in the University Library basement

Registration: http://webapps.itsd.ttu.edu/sc/

Microsoft Outlook is an electronic planner. In this ShortCourse, you will learn the basics of using Outlook: how to move between Outlook folders, how to sort each folder and change your view of it, how to access files through Outlook, and how to use Outlook Today.

Instructor: Shannon Fleming

*Breath-work and Stage Presence: A Hands-On Experience for Classroom Instructors
Monday, October 10, 2016 from 10-11:30 a.m.
Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development, Room 153, TTU Library

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/tlpdc/

Please join Assistant Professor Rachel Hirshorn (Voice & Speech, School of Theatre & Dance) in this 90-minute workshop as we explore ways in which the breath moves throughout the body, supporting not only sound production, but also how we experience and perceive our overall energy when in front of a group, and how it is influenced by breath. Rachel is a certified teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®, which uses modified yoga postures to release habitual holding patterns in the breath and body. Some of these postures will be introduced during the workshop, so it is essential to wear yoga or gym-style clothing to help facilitate free movement of the body (especially ribs and abdominals - nothing tight or restricting, no skirts or heels). As the workshop is "hands-on", you will also be asked, at times, to make and receive physical contact within a partnered situation, sensing movement and change of breath/phonation patterns with varying external stimuli (e.g. audience, loud sounds, deadlines, etc.).

Presenter: Rachel Hirshorn

+Library Research Assistance
Monday, October 10, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Graduate Center Room 43C or at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5

Registration: not required

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

Graduate Student Services Librarian: Brian Quinn

*Creating Your Own Opportunities Workshop
Monday, October 10, 2016 from 2-3 p.m.
Texas Tech Library, Lab 150

Registration: http://cal.library.ttu.edu/event/2821998

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 and Jake Syma

Copyright Office Hours with Camille Thomas
Monday, October 10, 2016 from 2-3 p.m.
Texas Tech University Library, Room 137

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

Got a copyright question? TTU Libraries and TDPLC will host "office hours" with the Scholarly Communication Librarian, Camille Thomas, in which faculty can stop by or contact Camille via Lync to have their questions about copyright, publishing, promoting research and public access mandates for federal grants. Those with questions are encouraged to bring or share any materials in question, either physically or digitally, for a more accurate assessment. Event recurs every other Monday from 2-3 p.m.

Presenter: Camille Thomas

Independent Writing Hours
Monday, October 10, 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.

GSWC Director: Kristin Messuri

Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building West-Wing Basement

Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php

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 the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp

GSWC Director: Kristin Messuri

*Adobe Photoshop I ShortCourse
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 from 10 a.m.-noon
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), Room 21, in the University Library basement

Registration: http://webapps.itsd.ttu.edu/sc/

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

*The Basics of Interviewing
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 from 11 a.m.-noon
Graduate Center Commons in the Administration Building west-wing basement

Registration: not required

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

*Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Web Analytics ShortCourse
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), Room #23, in the University Library basement

Registration: http://webapps.itsd.ttu.edu/sc/

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

+Library Research Assistance
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Graduate Center Room 43C or at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5

Registration: not required

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

Graduate Student Services Librarian: Brian Quinn

*Microsoft Excel ShortCourse
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 from 4-6 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), Room 23, in the University Library basement

Registration: http://webapps.itsd.ttu.edu/sc/

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

Statistical Consulting Service
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 from 5-7 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43C, in the Administration Building West-Wing Basement

Registration: Make an appointment at http://www.gsac.ttu.edu/booked/Web/schedule.php. No walk-ins please.

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.

Graduate Life Director: Jacek Jońca-Jasiński

Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building West-Wing Basement

Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php

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 the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp

GSWC Director: Kristin Messuri

Business Career Expo
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane

Registration: not required

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.

*Interviews: Behavioral Interview Questions
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 from 1-2 p.m.
Graduate Center Commons in the Administration Building west wing basement

Registration: not required

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

*SAS I ShortCourse
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), Room 23, in the University Library basement

Registration: http://webapps.itsd.ttu.edu/sc/

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

*Publication Contracts and Author's Rights Workshop
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 from 5-6 p.m.
Texas Tech University Library, Lab 150

Registration: http://cal.library.ttu.edu/event/2812062

There is a good chance you are transferring your copyright when you publish research. While it may seem like a requirement of publishing, there are many ways to retain copyright and be mindful in exercising rights as a content creator.

Presenter: Camille Thomas

Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building West-Wing Basement

Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php

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 the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp

GSWC Director: Kristin Messuri

*MATLAB ShortCourse
Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), Room 23, in the University Library basement

Registration: http://webapps.itsd.ttu.edu/sc/

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.

Prerequisites: Undergraduate-level mathematics and experience with basic computer operations is assumed for this ShortCourse.

Instructor: Heide Mansouri

*Interviewing and Nonverbal Behavior
Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 2-3 p.m.
Graduate Center Commons in the Administration Building west wing basement

Registration: not required

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

Statistical Consulting Service
Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 5-7 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43C, in the Administration Building West-Wing Basement

Registration: Make an appointment at http://www.gsac.ttu.edu/booked/Web/schedule.php. No walk-ins please.

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.

Graduate Life Director: Jacek Jońca-Jasiński

Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
Friday, October 14, 2016 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building West-Wing Basement

Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php

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 the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp

GSWC Director: Kristin Messuri

*TEACH Program Friday Series: Building your Teaching Portfolio
Friday, October 14, 2016 from noon-1 p.m.
Teaching Learning & Professional Development Center, Room 153, in the TTU Library

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

All TEACH Fellows are asked to create a Teaching Portfolio by the end of the fall semester. What did past Fellows do, and what advice do they have for you? Join outstanding contributors from last year's TEACH cohort to hear their ideas and suggestions. How much time will it take to prepare your Teaching Portfolio? How has the portfolio proven useful? Join us for a discussion that will help you get your Teaching Portfolio going in the right direction.

Presenter: Allison Boye

*Predatory Publishing: What It Is and What You Can Do to Protect Your Academic Reputation
Friday, October 14, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Texas Tech University Library, Lab 150

Registration: http://cal.library.ttu.edu/event/2822002

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 and Jon Hufford

Statistical Consulting Service
Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43C, in the Administration Building West-Wing Basement

Registration: Make an appointment at http://www.gsac.ttu.edu/booked/Web/schedule.php. No walk-ins please.

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.

Graduate Life Director: Jacek Jońca-Jasiński

Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
Monday, October 17, 2016 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building West-Wing Basement

Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php

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 the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp

GSWC Director: Kristin Messuri

*Skype for Business ShortCourse
Monday, October 17, 2016 from 10 a.m.-noon
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), Room 23, in the University Library basement

Registration: http://webapps.itsd.ttu.edu/sc/

Microsoft Skype for Business is the client application for real-time (synchronous) communications. In this course, you will learn how to use Skype for Business to improve your efficiency by communicating quickly and easily using instant messaging (IM), voice, and video. View presence information about other users and initiate real-time communication from within an Outlook message, avoiding the need to switch applications and search for users. You will also learn how to control incoming communications with alerts, automatic call forwarding and the ability to manually set your status. This course will also cover Skype for Business's integration with Outlook scheduling, how to share applications, desktop, documents, as well as video & voice - giving you many different ways to communicate with others using a consistent and simple user interface.

Instructor: Shannon Fleming

*Accessibility for the Web ShortCourse
Monday, October 17, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), Room 21, in the University Library basement

Registration: http://webapps.itsd.ttu.edu/sc/

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

+Library Research Assistance
Monday, October 17, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Graduate Center Room 43C or at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5

Registration: not required

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

Graduate Student Services Librarian: Brian Quinn

Independent Writing Hours
Monday, October 17, 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.

GSWC Director: Kristin Messuri

*+Basic Salary Negotiations: Set Your Sights High
Monday, October 17, 2016 from 3-3:30 p.m.
Webinar

Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8086275079645042179

Basic Salary Negotiations: Set Your Sights High will help students understand the critical factors involved in negotiating for salary commensurate with one's skills. It also highlights benefits derived from employment and who is responsible to pay them.

Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building West-Wing Basement

Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php

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 the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp

GSWC Director: Kristin Messuri

*Résumé / CV Critique Day
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
University Career Center, 150 Wiggins Complex

Registration: not required

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, etc.) anytime between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and have them critiqued by UCC career counselors.

*Adobe Photoshop II ShortCourse
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 10 a.m.-noon
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), Room 21, in the University Library basement

Registration: http://webapps.itsd.ttu.edu/sc/

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

Rape Myths on Trial: Naming the Unnamed Conspirator
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from noon-1:30 p.m.
Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development, Room 153, in the TTU Library

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/tlpdc/

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 and Patricia Earl

*Microsoft OneNote ShortCourse
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), Room 23, in the University Library basement

Registration: http://webapps.itsd.ttu.edu/sc/

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

+Library Research Assistance
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Graduate Center Room 43C or at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5

Registration: not required

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

Graduate Student Services Librarian: Brian Quinn

Mocktail Party
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 5-7 p.m.
McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center, 17th Street

Registration: To register for the event, (1) Login to http://www.hireredraiders.ttu.edu. (2) Click on "Events" in the top menu bar. (3) Find and click on this event. (4) Click "Register for Event" button at top of the page. (5) Click "Save."

Practice socializing in a reception environment; for example, how to shake hands while holding a plate of food and a beverage. You never know who you are going to meet so practice your networking skills at the Mocktail Party.

Please call the University Career Center at 806.742.2210 if you have any questions or need more information about this event.

+Library Research Assistance
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Graduate Center Room 43C or at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5

Registration: not required

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

Graduate Student Services Librarian: Brian Quinn

Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building West-Wing Basement

Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php

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 the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp

GSWC Director: Kristin Messuri

Engaging Men as Change Agents
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from noon-1 p.m.
Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development, Room 153, in the TTU Library

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/tlpdc/

This forum will focus on how more men have begun to take action to combat gender-based violence. Men on the South Plains and at Texas Tech University are at the forefront of standing up, speaking out and making change to debunk the stigma that gender-based violence is only a women's issue. Members of South Plains Men Challenging Men and Women's Protective Services will lead the discussion.

Presenter: Patricia Earl

*SAS II ShortCourse
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), Room 23, in the University Library basement

Registration: http://webapps.itsd.ttu.edu/sc/

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

*+Interview Tips
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 2-2:30 p.m.
Webinar

Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8071333816135206147

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!

*Accessibility in a Nutshell
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 3-4 p.m.
Teaching Learning & Professional Development Center, Room 152, in the TTU Library

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

*Centric Series: How to Navigate a Job Interview in the U.S.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 3-4 p.m.
University Career Center, 150 Wiggins Complex

Registration: not required

International Students, attend this event and learn more about navigating a job interview in the U.S. for international students.

Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building West-Wing Basement

Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php

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 the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp

GSWC Director: Kristin Messuri

*Making Your Word Documents Accessible
Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 9-10 a.m.
Teaching Learning & Professional Development Center, Room 152, in the TTU Library

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

*+Ethical Dilemma: Answering This Tough Interview Question!
Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 9-9:30 a.m.
Webinar

Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4481864857562809603

Have you ever been asked about an ethical dilemma in an interview? In this webinar we will briefly define ethics, then give some tips and examples on what employers are looking for in this response.

*Accessible PowerPoints
Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 10-11 a.m.
Teaching Learning & Professional Development Center, Room 152, TTU Library

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

*SAS Enterprise Guide I ShortCourse
Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), Room 23, in the University Library basement

Registration: http://webapps.itsd.ttu.edu/sc/

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

+Library Research Assistance
Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Graduate Center Room 43C or at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5

Registration: not required

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

Graduate Student Services Librarian: Brian Quinn

Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
Friday, October 21, 2016 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building West-Wing Basement

Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php

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 the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp

GSWC Director: Kristin Messuri

*+The Anatomy of A Career in Sales
Friday, October 21, 2016 from 11-11:30 a.m.
Webinar

Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4849171010472557315

This webinar exposes students to the different phases of the sales cycle and gives tips on how to articulate their strengths during an interview for a position in sales.

*+Cover Letters
Friday, October 21, 2016 from noon-1 p.m.
Graduate Center / Skype for Business

Registration: Email Dr. Kristin Messuri and specify whether you will attend onsite or online.

Cover letters allow applicants to emphasize why they are the best candidate for a job, scholarship, fellowship, or other opportunity. This workshop discusses the rhetorical situation surrounding both academic and industry cover letters. It offers advice for the content, structure, and style of these documents. Lunch will be served.

*Managing Your Research Data
Friday, October 21, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Texas Tech University Library, Lab 150

Registration: http://cal.library.ttu.edu/event/2822013

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 and Jon Hufford

Statistical Consulting Service
Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43C, in the Administration Building West-Wing Basement

Registration: Make an appointment at http://www.gsac.ttu.edu/booked/Web/schedule.php. No walk-ins please.

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.

Graduate Life Director: Jacek Jońca-Jasiński

Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
Monday, October 24, 2016 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building West-Wing Basement

Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php

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 the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp

GSWC Director: Kristin Messuri

*Microsoft PowerPoint ShortCourse
Monday, October 24, 2016 from 10 a.m.-noon
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), Room 23, in the University Library basement

Registration: http://webapps.itsd.ttu.edu/sc/

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

*TTU Web 101 ShortCourse
Monday, October 24, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), Room 21, in the University Library basement

Registration: http://webapps.itsd.ttu.edu/sc/

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

+Library Research Assistance
Monday, October 24, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Graduate Center Room 43C or at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5

Registration: not required

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

Graduate Student Services Librarian: Brian Quinn

Copyright Office Hours with Camille Thomas
Monday, October 24, 2016 from 2-3 p.m.
Texas Tech University Library, Room 137

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

Got a copyright question? TTU Libraries and TDPLC will host "office hours" with the Scholarly Communication Librarian, Camille Thomas, in which faculty can stop by or contact Camille via Lync to have their questions about copyright, publishing, promoting research and public access mandates for federal grants. Those with questions are encouraged to bring or share any materials in question, either physically or digitally, for a more accurate assessment. Event recurs every other Monday from 2-3 p.m.

Independent Writing Hours
Monday, October 24, 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.

GSWC DirectorKristin Messuri

*+The Basics of Disclosing a Disability in a Job Interview
Monday, October 24, 2016 from 3-3:30 p.m.
Webinar

Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1166602004329864451

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.

Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building West-Wing Basement

Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php

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 the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp

GSWC Director: Kristin Messuri

*Open Access Week Kick-Off
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 from 1-3 p.m.
Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development, Room 151, TTU Library

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/tlpdc/

Texas Tech University Libraries' will host a kickoff event for Open Access Week 2016. The event will be held in the Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center from 1-3pm on Tuesday, October 25th. It will be a moderated panel where researchers who have published open access will discuss their experiences and motivation for making their work open. This event is targeted toward faculty and graduate students, but staff and interested undergraduates are also welcome.

Presenter: Camille Thomas

*Mediasite ShortCourse
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), Room 23, in the University Library basement

Registration: http://webapps.itsd.ttu.edu/sc/

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

+Library Research Assistance
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Graduate Center Room 43C or at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5

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

Graduate Student Services Librarian: Brian Quinn

*+So You Want to Be a Consultant
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 from 3-3:30 p.m.
Webinar

Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/310050560455171075

A Webinar created especially for students who would like to develop an awareness of the skills used in consulting work.

*3D-Printing ShortCourse
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 from 4-6 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), Room 23, in the University Library basement

Registration: http://webapps.itsd.ttu.edu/sc/

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

Statistical Consulting Service
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 from 5-7 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43C, in the Administration Building West-Wing Basement

Registration: Make an appointment at http://www.gsac.ttu.edu/booked/Web/schedule.php. No walk-ins please.

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.

Graduate Life Director: Jacek Jońca-Jasiński

Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building West-Wing Basement

Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php

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 the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp

GSWC Director: Kristin Messuri

*Microsoft Excel Data Analysis ShortCourse
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), Room 23, in the University Library basement

Registration: http://webapps.itsd.ttu.edu/sc/

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.

Instructor:Heide Mansouri

*Digital Identity and High Impact Workshop
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 5-6 p.m.
Texas Tech University, Lab 150

Registration: http://cal.library.ttu.edu/event/2812093

Wondering how to build your scholarly profile and communicate the impact of your research in ways that will resonate with a broader audience? This workshop will cover a range of tools and strategies that early-career researchers can use, including getting the most out of ORCID IDs, social media and researcher profile sites like Research Gate and Academia.edu.

Presenter: Camille Thomas

Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building West-Wing Basement

Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php

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 the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp

GSWC Director:Kristin Messuri

*SAS Enterprise Guide II ShortCourse
Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), Room 23, in the University Library basement

Registration: http://webapps.itsd.ttu.edu/sc/

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

*+Visual and Performing Arts Series: Creating Your Personal Brand
Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 2-2:30 p.m.
Webinar

Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2029515222482926339

The Visual and Performing Arts Series is tailored for students pursuing a degree in the arts. As an artist, it's important to be aware of your niche in the artistic realm. We will explore some options to increase your level of self-awareness and creating your personal brand.

*How to Work a Career Fair
Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 4-5 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 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

Presenter: Nicole Noble

Statistical Consulting Service
Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 5-7 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43C, in the Administration Building West-Wing Basement

Registration: Make an appointment at http://www.gsac.ttu.edu/booked/Web/schedule.php. No walk-ins please.

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.

Graduate Life Director: Jacek Jońca-Jasiński

Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
Friday, October 28, 2016 from 9 a.m.-noon
Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building West-Wing Basement

Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php

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 the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp

GSWC Director: Kristin Messuri

*Altmetrics Workshop
Friday, October 28, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Texas Tech University Library, Lab 150

Registration: http://cal.library.ttu.edu/event/2822018

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 and Innocent Awasom

*Microsoft SharePoint ShortCourse
Friday, October 28, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), Room 23, in the University Library basement

Registration: http://webapps.itsd.ttu.edu/sc/

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

Statistical Consulting Service
Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43C, in the Administration Building West-Wing Basement

Registration: Make an appointment at http://www.gsac.ttu.edu/booked/Web/schedule.php. No walk-ins please.

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.

Graduate Life Director: Jacek Jońca-Jasiński

Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
Monday, October 31, 2016 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building West-Wing Basement

Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php

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 the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp

GSWC Director: Kristin Messuri

*Microsoft Expression Web ShortCourse
Monday, October 31, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), Room 21, in the University Library basement

Registration: http://webapps.itsd.ttu.edu/sc/

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

+Library Research Assistance
Monday, October 31, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Graduate Center Room 43C or at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5

Registration: not required

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

Graduate Student Services Librarian: Brian Quinn

*TEACH Talk Discussion: Balancing Teaching, Research, and Home Life
Monday, October 31, 2016 from 2-3 p.m.
Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development, Room 152, TTU Library

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/tlpdc/

Graduate students wear many different hats, and this is especially true of those who teach. Juggling the demands of graduate school with teaching responsibilities while also enjoying a healthy personal life can be difficult. Come join us for a discussion on successful strategies for balancing research, teaching, and home life.

Presenter: Allison Boye

Independent Writing Hours
Monday, October 31, 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.

GSWC Director: Kristin Messuri

*+Networking with LinkedIn
Monday, October 31, 2016 from 3-3:30 p.m.
Webinar

Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1701693631638369283

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.

*+Gift of Gab
Monday, October 31, 2016 from 4-4:30 p.m.
Webinar

Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1249091764692410371

Because networking is much more than showing up, eating food, and gather business cards!

 

November 2016 Events

Graduate Student Writing Center Consultations
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43, in the Administration Building West-Wing Basement

Registration: Schedule a 50-minute appointment at https://ttu.mywconline.com/schedule.php

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 the online University Writing Center at http://uwc.ttu.edu/owl/client/client_menu.asp

GSWC Director: Kristin Messuri

*Ethical Considerations in SoTL Research; An IRB Perspective
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from noon-1 p.m.
Teaching Learning & Professional Development Center, Room 153, TTU Library

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/tlpdc/

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) uses discovery, reflection, and evidence-based methods to research effective teaching and student learning. While many methodological approaches to SoTL research exist, they often are centered in the classroom environment of the researcher. Inherently, this presents some unique challenges to the ethical guidelines of researching human subjects. This workshop will review key ethical principles of human subject research from the perspective of the IRB reviewer. Specifically, those elements often challenged with SoTL projects will be discussed, along with some creative approaches to design that have been effective in meeting the ethical obligations of researchers.

Presenters: Kelly Cukrowicz and Scott Burris

*Microsoft Excel ShortCourse
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), Room 23, in the University Library basement

Registration: http://webapps.itsd.ttu.edu/sc/

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

+Library Research Assistance
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Graduate Center Room 43C or at https://meet.ttu.edu/jacek.jonca/GSDQY7T5

Registration: not required

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

Graduate Student Services Librarian: Brian Quinn

*30-Minute Miracle Series: The Last 5 Minutes of Class
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 2-2:30 p.m.
Teaching Learning & Professional Development Center, Room 153, TTU Library

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

As a student, you may remember sitting in class and watching the clock tick towards the end of the period. As instructors, you may have experienced the dreaded backpack shuffle. With five minutes left in class, students' minds and bodies may be out the door. How do we keep people engaged until the end of class? Join us for the sequel to the first five minutes of class... the last five minutes class! This 30-minute workshop will give you strategies to help increase student learning and end class on a positive note.

Presenter: Adam Smith

*+Volunteer Opportunities: Preparing for the Non-Profit Fair
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 4-4:30 p.m.
Webinar

Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/132470636476598531

Looking to explore career options, internships, and shadowing opportunities in the non-profit sector? Attend this webinar and learn ways to get involved!

Statistical Consulting Service
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 5-7 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 43C, in the Administration Building West-Wing Basement

Registration: Make an appointment at http://www.gsac.ttu.edu/booked/Web/schedule.php. No walk-ins please.

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.

Graduate Life Director: Jacek Jońca-Jasiński