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

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

Distance Graduate Students: Events with an available or pending recording or livestream are indicated with a plus (+) before the title in the monthly calendar and in the event list below. Links are provided in the event details as soon as they become available and on the Distance Education Resources page at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/students/current/Distance_education.php

Graduate School Travel Fund Recipients: As a requirement for receiving travel funding, you must attend at least three professional development workshops sponsored or co-sponsored by the Graduate School. These events are indicated with an asterisk (*) before the title in the monthly calendar and with a red title in the event list below the calendar. Once you attend an event, you must record your attendance with the Graduate School through the following link: http://ttu.mobi/travel.

April 2015 Events List

You Did What?! How to Manage Your Online Reputation
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), University Library west basement

Registration: Register on the IT Training/Shortcourses page at http://webapps.itsd.ttu.edu/sc/render.php?view=%7CSchedule%20 and click on "Workshops" in the list.

Posting, tagging, sharing, and tweeting have become commonplace in our society, and it is important to be aware of your online reputation and to actively manage it.  The TTU IT Division invites you to attend an active learning workshop to help you better manage your online activities.

Topics for this workshop include:

The importance of your online reputation – why it matters;
Tips for managing your online information;
Lessons learned the hard way; and
Tips for practicing safe computing in social media environments.

As members of the Texas Tech Community, a State of Texas entity, we are all responsible for safe computing practices and adherence to TTU Operating Policies, including the TTU IT Security Policies.

Dates this workshop is offered this spring:

IT Education offers many free ShortCourses of interest to graduate students, including workshops on statistics and web publishing. See all their offerings on the ShortCourses page at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php. Contact IT Education at iteducation@ttu.edu for more information.

Statistics Consultation with Joshua Mayer
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Graduate Center (Administration Building west basement)

Registration: not required

When you have to work with data and are confused, not sure if you are doing your analyses correctly, or if you are not sure where to go, the statistical consultant Joshua Mayer can help you make the correct decisions to ensure your work is sound and your conclusions are correct.

Joshua Mayer is the statistical consultant for the Graduate Center at Texas Tech. He is helpful and always happy to assist grad students with all of their statistical needs! Bring your dissertation, thesis, or other academic project to the Graduate Student Writing Center for statistical consulting from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Tuesdays & from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Thursdays.

Future workshops will present certain analyses that people might be interested in (like regression of ANOVA). If you have any questions, email: joshua.mayer@ttu.edu.

Environmental Health and Safety, OVPR Discussion Series
Thursday, April 2, 2015
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Experimental Sciences Building, Room 120 

Registration: RSVP to vpr.communications@ttu.edu.

The purpose of the OVPR Discussion Series is to create an interactive discussion platform to spur intellectual conversation on topics involving research, ethics and innovation in higher education. The sessions are open to the public, and community members and media are encouraged to attend.

All sessions are recorded and can be viewed on the TTUAcademicsResearch YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLa9qHENdXhcEJWl-JIDBD-tJhd8-NSZCM

Photos can be viewed on the Texas Tech Research Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154044998240383.1073741838.338556200382&type=3

*Predatory Publishing Workshop
Friday, April 3, 2015
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Texas Tech University Library, Room 150

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

Registration: not required

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.

GSAC @ First Friday Art Trail
Friday, April 3, 2015
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
TTU Urban Tech Design Center, 1120 Main Street, Lubbock, TX 79409

Registration: not required

Join GSAC at Urban Tech for a great evening of art & music. This month features the exhibit "North Overton: A Study of Public Process" by Ph.D. candidate Timothy Elliot and live music by Dr. Ken Baake!

On the first Friday of each month, you can generally find GSAC at TTU Urban Tech for First Friday Art Trail (F.F.A.T.), which runs from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Each month, Urban Tech features a new exhibit and often a promo just for graduate students. GSAC representatives serve popcorn and lemonade to community guests and provide information about GSAC and the Graduate School. Stay tuned for more details about this month's event.

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

Independent Writing Hours @ the Grad Student Writing Center
Monday, April 6, 2015
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Graduate Center (Administration building west basement)

Registration: To schedule a session, go to http://j.mp/ttugswc.

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

The Graduate Student Writing Center is open to all graduate students and is located in the Graduate Center. The initial emphasis for the center will be focused on students who are finishing their theses or dissertations and writing fellowships. Limited tutoring sessions as well as a series of workshops will also be available for graduate students.

Tutoring sessions will be by appointment on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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

Bagel Break at the Graduate Center
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Graduate Center (Administration Building west basement)

Registration: not required

Begin Graduate Student Appreciation Week right with free bagels & coffee in the Graduate Center! You'll meet GSAC representatives & other graduate students and you'll find out what a great space the Graduate Center is!

All graduate students are welcome to use the recently opened Graduate Center to study, meet, or relax anytime throughout the year. The Graduate Center is located in the west wing basement of the Administration building. Finding the Graduate Center may prove somewhat difficult if you have never been there before. In the post below, you'll see a picture of the Administration building with the best entrance to the Graduate Center marked. We believe you will find it well worth the effort of finding us the first time!

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

SURVIVING GRAD SCHOOL DISCUSSION GROUP
TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2015
5:15 - 6:15 P.M.
GRADUATE CENTER (ADMINISTRATION BUILDING WEST BASEMENT)

Registration: not required

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

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

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

*BASICS OF LIBRARY RESEARCH WORKSHOP
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
6:00 - 7:30 P.M.
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY LIBRARY, ROOM 150

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

Registration: not required

Save time and money. Your personal librarian will get you started with library resources and services. Get tips on how to find articles and books. Learn how to expand and limit search results in databases. Create your free Document Delivery account. Access style guides online. Forget what you think you know. Rediscover the library.

Graduate Student Wellness Day
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Graduate Center (Administration Building West Basement)

Registration: not required

Learn to calm & feed your body & mind at Graduate Student Wellness Day on Wednesday, April 8th, from 5-7 PM in the Graduate Center! Physical activity, yoga, massage, henna body art & more!

Specialists from the Texas Tech Rec Center and the College of Human Sciences will lead us in an evening of wellness and relaxation.

We will raffle many interesting things, stay tuned for details! We'll have free food, information, activities to help relieve your stress!

5 PM – 6 PM: WELLNESS WORKSHOP

6 PM - 7 PM: YOGA & MEDITATION with Steve Sexton.
Join Steve Sexton for a session of gentle yoga, breathing, and meditation to provide participants a total mind/body experience. BRING a yoga mat (or long towel) for yoga!!

Plus FREE CHAIR MASSAGES & HENNA TATTOOS!
The Rec Center will conduct a chair MASSAGE session, and young Morouj Tahlawi will create TEMPORARY HENNA body art, one of the most intricate, beautiful, and unique tattoos!

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

*Writing with Passion and confidence
Thursday, April 9, 2015
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Graduate Center (Administration Building West Basement

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

Registration: not required

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

GSAC Culture Day: Explore Arabia
Thursday, April 9, 2015
1:00 - 2:30 P.M.
Graduate Center (Administration Building West Basement)

Registration: not required

Come appreciate Saudi culture and graduate students at the Graduate Center! We'll have many wonderful experiences for you, all for free:

* Arabic Coffee
* Sweets & Snacks that Saudis Enjoy
* Henna Temporary Body Art
* Your Name Written in Arabic

and so much more! This event is brought to you as part of Graduate Student Appreciation Week, April 6th - 10th. We hope to see you at this Saudi Cultural Day event and other appreciation week activities! Check the GSAC calendar for more: http://www.gsac.ttu.edu/gsac-events/.

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

*Identifying Grants for Research and Project Funding
Friday, April 10, 2015
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Texas Tech University Library, Room 150

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

Registration: not required

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.

*Managing your citations: an overview of citation managers
Friday, April 10, 2015
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Texas Tech University Library, Room 150

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

Registration: not required

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 and attend a more advanced hands-on workshop that covers the one you choose offered later in the semester or year.

*Graduate Student Research Poster Competition
Friday, april 10, 2015
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Museum of texas tech university sculpture garden

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

Judges will view posters on Friday, April 10th beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the Sculpture Court in the Texas Tech University Museum (off of 4th and Indiana Ave.).

Judges review posters with the contestant present. Participants should be prepared to answer questions from judges and attendees concerning objectives, methods, design, results and interpretation of research presented. If the student cannot be available during the designated time, arrangements will need to be made with the poster competition coordinator to ensure that the poster is evaluated. If the coordinator is not notified by April 6th, the student's poster will be excluded from competition.

Posters should be completely set up on Monday, April 6th between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. in the Texas Tech University Museum – Sculpture Court.

*Academic Writing for International Students
Friday, April 10, 2015
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Graduate Center (Administration Building West Basement)

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

Registration: Email Kristin Messuri at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu.

Join the Graduate Student Writing Center director, Kristin Messuri, for a workshop just for international students on the principles of academic writing. Seating is limited to 20 participants, so email Kristin kristin.messuri@ttu.edu to reserve your spot today!

The Graduate Student Writing Center is open to all graduate students and is located in the Graduate Center. The initial emphasis for the center will be focused on students who are finishing their theses or dissertations and writing fellowships. Limited tutoring sessions as well as a series of workshops will also be available for graduate students.

Tutoring sessions are by appointment on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. To schedule a session, go to http://j.mp/ttugswc.

In addition, Independent Writing Hours are held in the new Graduate Student Writing Center on Mondays from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 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.

GRADUATE-PROFESSIONAL STUDENT SOCIAL HOUR
FRIDAY, April 10, 2015
5:00 - 7:00 P.M.
Local Bar and Grill, 2420 Broadway Street, Lubbock

Registration: not required

We appreciate YOU! Please join us for a special Graduate Student Appreciation Week edition of Graduate-Professional Social Hour. This is a monthly get together for you to meet, relax, and network with other grads. GSAC provides free food and door prizes. Hope to see you and your friends there!

GSAC Meeting and Open Forum
Sunday, April 12, 2015
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Graduate Center (Administration building west basement)

Registration: not required

Come to the next GSAC Meeting and Open Forum on Sunday, April 12th, 5-7 PM. Elections for 2015-16 GSAC officers will be held during this meeting. 

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

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

Independent Writing Hours
Monday, April 13, 2015
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Graduate Center (Administration building west basement)

Registration: To schedule a session, go to http://ow.ly/JEmS3.

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

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

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

Group readings on classic WWi Novel
Monday, April 13, 2015
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Texas Tech University Library, Room 309

Registration: Email Jack Becker at jack.becker@ttu.edu  or call (806) 834-1615.

Join our series of group readings on this classic World War I novel: All Quiet on the Western Front. Free copies of the book for the first 40 registered participants, refreshments, and door prizes will be provided.

This event is provided by the Humanities Center at Texas Tech and the University Libraries.

*Developing and Using a Professional LinkedIn Profile (Webinar)
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
online

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

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

Surviving grad school discussion group
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
5:15 - 6:15 p.m.
Graduate Center (Administration building west basement)

Registration: not required

Have you ever wondered how others juggle the many demands of grad school? Maybe you are experiencing an issue with your advisor, dissertation committee, etc., but aren't sure who you can talk to. Or maybe you just feel like connecting with fellow graduate students.

Whatever the reason, we welcome you to join us for our supportive discussion group for graduate students on Tuesdays from 5:15 - 6:15! It is open and free for any and all graduate students and there is no time commitment - come as often as you like. Topics may include work-life balance, research and teaching demands, advisor issues, etc. Although Nancy and Jackie will be facilitating the group to create a safe space, this is an informal support group, not official group therapy.

If you have any questions about the group, feel free to email Nancy at nancy.robinson@ttu.edu  or Jackie at jacqueline.caston@ttu.edu.

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

R&R at the Library
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Texas Tech University Library, Croslin Room

Registration: not required

Relax and recharge before finals with:

  • free massages
  • complimentary green tea
  • healthy snacks
  • therapy dogs
  • chair yoga
  • free WEPA print cards
*Anatomy of an Effective Hypothesis
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Graduate Center (Administration building west basement)

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

Registration: not required

A brief overview of research questions vs. hypotheses and when to use each one, the different types of hypotheses and when to use each type, and how to construct a proper hypothesis for your research study.

*How to Prepare and Deliver a Research Presentation
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
4:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Graduate Center (Administration building west basement)

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

Registration: not required

This workshop will detail how you can prepare and deliver a research presentation at an academic conference.

Presented by Dr. Andrew Farley, Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics Classical & Modern Languages at Texas Tech University.

Andrew Farley is lead pastor of Church Without Religion, a non-denominational church that has resided on the high plains of west Texas for more than 55 years.

Andrew is also a bestselling author of six Christian books published in more than ten languages. Andrew's writings have been featured in national news and media outlets including PBS, CBS, and FOX.

Andrew speaks at churches, conferences, and universities around the United States and in Canada. You can hear Andrew Farley LIVE, a nationwide call-in program on Sirius XM, every Sunday afternoon at 2pm Eastern on Family Talk, channel 131, and on 105.1 WAVA-FM in Washington DC.

Arabic coffee and donuts will be provided.

*Grant Writing for Graduate Students & Postdoctoral Fellows
Thursday, April 16, 2015
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Graduate Center (Administration building west basement)

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

Registration: not required

*Positive Conflict Resolution and Communication
Friday, april 17, 2015
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Graduate Center (Administration building west basement)

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

Registration: not required

Have you ever tried to handle a disagreement or conflict with someone and walked away feeling worse about the situation? Conflict happens to all of us. Come learn some techniques to help you handle your conflicts and difficult conversations in a more positive way.

Independent Writing Hours @ the Grad Student Writing Center
Monday, April 20, 2015
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Graduate Center (Administration building west basement)

Registration: To schedule a session, go to http://j.mp/ttugswc.

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

The Graduate Student Writing Center is open to all graduate students and is located in the Graduate Center. The initial emphasis for the center will be focused on students who are finishing their theses or dissertations and writing fellowships. Limited tutoring sessions as well as a series of workshops will also be available for graduate students.

Tutoring sessions will be by appointment on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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

*What is Rape? Presentation on Sexual Assault
Monday, April 20, 2015
5:15 - 6:15 p.m.
Graduate Center (Administration building west basement)

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

Registration: not required

There are countless questions in the current national discussion of sexual assault:
What does rape really mean? Is sexual assault just rape with a new name –or is it something more? Does all this arguing over the definition of a word actually matter? I'm not a lawyer --why should I care about the meaning of rape?

Come join GSAC on March 4, 2015 as Texas Tech law student and legal anthropologist, Rick McGary, explores the evolution of sexual assault legislation in the United States, and he explains how a working knowledge of current sexual assault legislation helps everyday people.

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

Group readings on classic WWI Novel
Monday, April 20, 2015
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Texas Tech University Library, Room 309

Registration: Email Jack Becker at jack.becker@ttu.edu or call (806) 834-1615.

Join our series of group readings on this classic World War I novel: All Quiet on the Western Front. Free copies of the book for the first 40 registered participants, refreshments, and door prizes will be provided.

This event is provided by the Humanities Center at Texas Tech and the University Libraries.

Understanding the Process of Hiring International Students
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Graduate Center (Administration building west basement)

Registration: not required

Surviving Grad School Discussion Group
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
5:15 - 6:15 p.m.
Graduate Center (Administration building west basement)

Registration: not required

Have you ever wondered how others juggle the many demands of grad school? Maybe you are experiencing an issue with your advisor, dissertation committee, etc., but aren't sure who you can talk to. Or maybe you just feel like connecting with fellow graduate students.

Whatever the reason, we welcome you to join us for our supportive discussion group for graduate students on Tuesdays from 5:15 - 6:15! It is open and free for any and all graduate students and there is no time commitment - come as often as you like. Topics may include work-life balance, research and teaching demands, advisor issues, etc. Although Nancy and Jackie will be facilitating the group to create a safe space, this is an informal support group, not official group therapy.

If you have any questions about the group, feel free to email Nancy at nancy.robinson@ttu.edu  or Jackie at jacqueline.caston@ttu.edu.

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

*Reducing Your Stress During Stressful Times
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Graduate Center (Administration building west basement)

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

Registration: not required

What causes you stress? Have you ever tried to control a stressful situation only to find you are more stressed than ever? Is that stress causing other conflict in your life? Come learn about some ways to help you reduce the stress and conflict in your life.

*How To Do A Better Job Communicating With Others
Thursday, April 23, 2015
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Graduate Center (Administration building west basement)

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

Registration: not required

Have you ever thought you did a good job communicating something important only to find out the other person you were communicating with took things a different way than you intended them to take them and you both ended up frustrated?

Come learn some communication tips that will help you do a better job communicating what you intended  and have the other person more accurately understand what you meant.

*National Science Foundation Workshop
Friday, April 24, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
TLDPC, Room 151

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

Registration: To register, go to http://www.depts.ttu.edu/hr/ and click on the "SumTotal" link under the header "Shortcuts." Insert your eraider username and password, then search for the session you are interested in attending, and register. We recommend using Google Chrome for this system.

Are you planning a National Science Foundation proposal in the near future?  The Office of Research Services invites you to a workshop that will focus on the National Science Foundation grant proposal submissions.  Participants will learn the administrative and formatting requirements in how to prepare proposals for submission to NSF.  There have been many changes to the NSF's Proposal and Procedures guide in the last few years and whether you are planning to submit your 1st NSF proposal or your 50th, this training will be beneficial in completing your next proposal.

Keep in mind that a minimum of 3 people are needed in order for the training to be conducted. This session is limited to no more than 15 attendees, so please register as soon as possible to ensure your seat.

*Writing Personal Statements
Friday, April 24, 2015
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Graduate Center (Administration building west basement)

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

Registration: Email Kristin Messuri at kristin.messuri@ttu.edu.

Join the Graduate Student Writing Center director, Kristin Messuri, for a workshop on writing personal statements. Seating is limited to 20 participants, so email Kristin kristin.messuri@ttu.edu to reserve your spot today!

The Graduate Student Writing Center is open to all graduate students and is located in the Graduate Center. The initial emphasis for the center will be focused on students who are finishing their theses or dissertations and writing fellowships. Limited tutoring sessions as well as a series of workshops will also be available for graduate students.

Tutoring sessions are by appointment on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. To schedule a session, go to http://j.mp/ttugswc.

In addition, Independent Writing Hours are held in the new Graduate Student Writing Center on Mondays from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 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.

Family Night Out
Saturday, April 25, 2015
4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
science Spectrum-Omni theater, 2579 South Loop 289 #250, Lubbock, TX 79423, United States

Registration: not required

Independent Writing Hours @ the Grad Student Writing Center
Monday, April 27, 2015
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Graduate Center (Administration building west basement)

Registration: To schedule a session, go to http://j.mp/ttugswc.

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

The Graduate Student Writing Center is open to all graduate students and is located in the Graduate Center. The initial emphasis for the center will be focused on students who are finishing their theses or dissertations and writing fellowships. Limited tutoring sessions as well as a series of workshops will also be available for graduate students.

Tutoring sessions will be by appointment on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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

Group readings on classic WWI Novel
Monday, April 27, 2015
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Texas Tech University Library, Room 309

Registration: Email Jack Becker at jack.becker@ttu.edu  or call (806) 834-1615.

Join our series of group readings on this classic World War I novel: All Quiet on the Western Front. Free copies of the book for the first 40 registered participants, refreshments, and door prizes will be provided.

This event is provided by the Humanities Center at Texas Tech and the University Libraries.

Surviving grad school discussion group
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
5:15 - 6:15 p.m.
Graduate Center (Administration building west basement)

Registration: not required

Have you ever wondered how others juggle the many demands of grad school? Maybe you are experiencing an issue with your advisor, dissertation committee, etc., but aren't sure who you can talk to. Or maybe you just feel like connecting with fellow graduate students.

Whatever the reason, we welcome you to join us for our supportive discussion group for graduate students on Tuesdays from 5:15 - 6:15! It is open and free for any and all graduate students and there is no time commitment - come as often as you like. Topics may include work-life balance, research and teaching demands, advisor issues, etc. Although Nancy and Jackie will be facilitating the group to create a safe space, this is an informal support group, not official group therapy.

If you have any questions about the group, feel free to email Nancy at nancy.robinson@ttu.edu or Jackie at jacqueline.caston@ttu.edu.

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

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