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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.

February 2015 Events List

You Did What?! How to Manage Your Online Reputation
February 2, 2015
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center Lab, University Library west basement

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

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:

Primary Sources Workshop
February 2, 2015
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Texas Tech University Library, Room 150

Registration: not required

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

Resume Critique Day
February 3, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
University Career Center

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/careercenter/events.php

The University Career Center is hosting a day-long resume and CV critique opportunity on February 3 from 9 am to 4 pm. Bring a hard copy of your documents (resumes, CVs, cover letters, etc.) and have them critiqued by UCC career counselors.

Excel Formulas and Functions ShortCourse
February 3, 2015
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center Lab, University Library west basement

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

In this shortcourse you will learn how to create formulas in Excel 2013. How to use Excel's built-in, predefined formulas, called functions, to make quick work of complex calculations. Several financial, mathematical, and statistical functions will be introduced.

Surviving Grad School Discussion Group
February 3, 2015
5:15 - 6:15 p.m.
Graduate Center in the Administration Building west basement

Registration: none 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/

Cite It Right! APA Style Workshop
February 3, 2015
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Texas Tech University Library, Room 150

Registration: none required

This presentation will explain plagiarism, show examples of correct and incorrect ways to paraphrase and quote material in APA Style, and provide strategies for avoiding plagiarism. The session will provide guidance in accessing Library citation guides, as well as additional resources for formatting citations and writing annotated bibliographies. There will also be a demonstration of how Turnitin employs a technological solution to checking documents for potential plagiarism. This session will primarily interest novice researchers who want to gain basic skills in correctly citing resources.

Conference Prep Workshop: A How-To Workshop for Submitting Your Proposal
February 4, 2015
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
TLPD Center (in TTU Library), Room 152

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

Have you ever wanted to submit a proposal to a Conference but were unsure of what to submit or how to go about doing it? Has your proposal ever been declined and you wanted to know why? These and other questions will be discussed at the "Conference Prep Workshop: A How-To Workshop for Getting Your Conference Proposal Ready to Submit". Faculty, staff and student panelists will be on hand to answer questions and provide feedback. Participants will also have a chance to learn best practices in writing an abstract, sorting through their research, and perfecting their elevator pitch to network more effectively.

SAS I ShortCourse
February 4, 2015
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab, Room 23

Registration: IT ShortCourses page at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php. ShortCourses are free to TTU graduate students.

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.

Cite It Right! APA Style Workshop
February 4, 2015
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Texas Tech University Library, Room 150

Registration: none required

This presentation will explain plagiarism, show examples of correct and incorrect ways to paraphrase and quote material in APA Style, and provide strategies for avoiding plagiarism. The session will provide guidance in accessing Library citation guides, as well as additional resources for formatting citations and writing annotated bibliographies. There will also be a demonstration of how Turnitin employs a technological solution to checking documents for potential plagiarism. This session will primarily interest novice researchers who want to gain basic skills in correctly citing resources.

Mindful Eating in a Chaotic World
February 4, 2015
5:15 - 6:15 p.m.
Graduate Center in the Administration Building west basement

Registration: none required

Eliot Dennard, doctoral intern at TTU's Student Counseling Center, will present "Mindful Eating in a Chaotic World" on February 4th, 5:15-6:15 p.m. in the Graduate Center. The purpose of the presentation is to teach participants how to introduce mindfulness into their daily lives through mindful eating. As busy students, we often eat mindlessly, which can disturb our relationship with food and often lead to weight gain. Part of the presentation will be didactic with instructions for easy ways to begin practicing mindful eating. Another part of the presentation will be experiential and will allow participants to practice mindful eating.

Healthy snacks will be provided at this free workshop for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.

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

Publishing Your Research Workshop
February 5, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Texas Tech University Library, Room 150

Registration: not required

This is a general introductory workshop for those who are interested in getting their research published in scholarly journals and books. It covers such fundamental topics as where to get ideas, how to tell if an idea is worth developing, and how to find appropriate outlets for your work. Those who attend will be given suggestions for how to approach and work with editors, navigating the publishing process, dealing with revisions or rejection, and many other important considerations. This is an ideal workshop to attend if you have never published in the scholarly literature and want to learn more about what is involved. The workshop is taught by academic authors with extensive records of publication who will draw on their own experiences in working with editors and publishers and speak candidly about what it is really like.

Academic Impressions: Use of Copyrighted Materials in the Classroom (Webinar)
February 5, 2015
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
TLPD Center (in TTU Library), Room 153

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

After participating in this online training, you will be to apply copyright laws more appropriately to the use of classroom materials.This webinar covers the following topics:
- A practical understanding of the copyright framework
- Using copyrighted materials in F2F classrooms
- Using copyrighted materials in online classrooms
- Teaching with the TEACH Act
- Teaching in the cloud
- The "Classroom Guidelines" for handouts

**Please bring your own brown bag lunch.**

Research Development Team, OVPR Discussion Series
February 5, 2015
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Experimental Sciences Building, Room 120

Registration: RSVP to vpr.communications@ttu.edu

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

Access II ShortCourse
February 5, 2015
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab, Room 23

Registration: IT ShortCourses page at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php. ShortCourses are free to TTU graduate students.

Access - Part II ShortCourse is designed as an intermediate course to Microsoft Access- part I ShortCourse. This course explores viewing, editing, navigating, sorting, finding, and filtering records, in addition to printing data and implementing and maintaining table relationships. This course also covers Expression Builder, and calculated fields. You will learn how to create parameter queries that make a query ask for input. This course assumes that you are familiar with database design basics.

Dreamweaver ShortCourse
February 6, 2015
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center, PC1 Lab, Room 23

Registration: IT ShortCourses page at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php. ShortCourses are free to TTU graduate students.

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.

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

Registration: none required

Join us at TTU Urban Tech for First Friday Art Trail (F.F.A.T) on February 6th. Urban Tech will feature three exhibits:
* The Paintings of John Chinn
* Graduate Studies: Infrastructure in the Urban Environment
* Urban Tech Studio: Urban Stage on Avenue J
Experience these exhibits, enjoy free popcorn & lemonade, and explore the rest of F.F.A.T.

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://ffat.org/venues.html

On the first Friday of each month, you can 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.

GSAC Meeting & Open Forum
February 8, 2015
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Graduate Center in the Administration Building west basement

Registration: none required

Come to the next GSAC Meeting and Open Forum on Sunday, February 8th, 5-7 PM.

Our monthly meetings are held in the Graduate Center in the west wing basement of the Administration Building. Directions to the Graduate Center: 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.

Photoshop I ShortCourse
February 9, 2015
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center, PC2 Lab, Room 21

Registration: IT ShortCourses page at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php. ShortCourses are free to TTU graduate students.

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.

Paraphrasing, Quoting, and Plagiarism: the DOs and DON'Ts, Coffee Break Ethics Series
February 10, 2015
9:45 - 11:00 a.m.
TLPDC, Room 153 (in the University Library)

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

Have you copied and pasted text from the internet for your assignments, worried if you paraphrased correctly, or failed to cite a source? Because scholarship requires high standards of integrity, this Coffee Ethics Series will help you identify plagiarism and provide techniques to paraphrase properly. A short demonstration of two online services offered by the Library – iThenticate and Turnitin – will show you how to check manuscripts for potential plagiarism. Following the demonstration are breakout sessions that help you sharpen your writing skills and avoid this common, often inadvertent, form of academic dishonesty.

Poster Presentation Workshop
February 10, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Texas Tech University Library, Room 150

Registration: none required

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.

Excel PivotTable ShortCourse
February 10, 2015
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab, Room 23

Registration: IT ShortCourses page at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php. ShortCourses are free to TTU graduate students.

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.

Surviving Grad School Discussion Group
February 10, 2015
5:15 - 6:15 p.m.
Graduate Center in the Administration Building west basement

Registration: none 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/

Cite It Right! MLA Style Workshop
February 10, 2015
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Texas Tech University Library, Room 150

Registration: none required

This presentation will explain plagiarism, show examples of correct and incorrect ways to paraphrase and quote material in MLA Style, and provide strategies for avoiding plagiarism. The session will provide guidance in accessing Library citation guides, as well as additional resources for formatting citations and writing annotated bibliographies. There will also be a demonstration of how Turnitin employs a technological solution to checking documents for potential plagiarism. This session will primarily interest novice researchers who want to gain basic skills in correctly citing resources.

SAS II ShortCourse
February 11, 2015
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab, Room 23

Registration: IT ShortCourses page at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php. ShortCourses are free to TTU graduate students.

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.

Cite It Right! APA Style Workshop
February 11, 2015
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Texas Tech University Library, Room 150

Registration: none required

This presentation will explain plagiarism, show examples of correct and incorrect ways to paraphrase and quote material in MLA Style, and provide strategies for avoiding plagiarism. The session will provide guidance in accessing Library citation guides, as well as additional resources for formatting citations and writing annotated bibliographies. There will also be a demonstration of how Turnitin employs a technological solution to checking documents for potential plagiarism. This session will primarily interest novice researchers who want to gain basic skills in correctly citing resources.

#WeAreNext: Lady Raiders Basketball Event
February 11, 2015
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
United Spirit Arena, 1701 Indiana Avenue

Registration: none required. All TTU students admitted free!

Join GSAC and the Graduate School as we help the Texas Tech Athletics attempt to break the attendance record for a women's college basketball game! The tailgate starts at 5 PM and the game starts at 7 PM.

The Lady Raiders will be playing Iowa State at United Spirit Arena at 7 PM on February 11th. All TTU students get in FREE with their TTU Student IDs!!!!

Before the game, we'll have free food and a DJ east of the arena to get us pumped for the big game! Stay tuned for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1426968524260925/

Students and organizations from around campus are joining #WeAreNext to help TTU break the women's basketball game attendance record. Huge prizes and free stuff will be given away at the game.

SPSS I ShortCourse
February 12, 2015
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center, PC1 Lab, Room 23

Registration: IT ShortCourses page at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php. ShortCourses are free to TTU graduate students.

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.

Grad-Professional Student Social Hour
February 13, 2015
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Local Bar and Grill, 2420 Broadway St.

Registration: none required for this free event

Join us for this month's Valentine's Edition of the Graduate & Professional Social Hour, a monthly get together for you to meet, relax, and network with other grads. GSAC provides free food and door prizes!

Invite other grad or professional students in your programs -- don't forget the first years -- and join us for a great time!

GSAC varies the location of the social each month. The social has been held at BarPM, Local's Bar and Grill, and Fuzzy's Tacos on University. If you'd like to recommend a place to hold the Professional-Graduate Student Social Hour, please let us know at gsac@ttu.edu

Bring Your Own Device: Technology Help Workshop
February 16, 2015
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Texas Tech University Library, Lab 150

Registration: none required

These technology help sessions are meant to be free-form workshops where users can bring their device(s) and
- get unofficial help from other attendees (or the presenter)
- find support material in the Library and online
- become more confident using their device(s)
- learn to access and navigate Lynda.com

On-site Scholar's Retreat
February 16-20, 2015
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Graduate Center in the Administration Building west wing

Registration: for onsite retreat only at http://www.gsac.ttu.edu/product/spring-2015-scholars-retreat-registration/. The $25 due at registration will be refunded in full after you complete the 5-day retreat!

GSAC Scholar's Retreat is designed to help students progress through the difficult writing stages of the dissertation process. By offering a focused environment and support for intensive writing time, the Scholar's Retreat provides participants with the structure and motivation to overcome typical roadblocks in the dissertation process. Our goal is to assist each participant in making significant progress toward completing his or her project.

This event is directed primarily toward students in the final stages of writing their dissertations, but scholars working on other academic writing projects may also find the workshop useful. In many disciplines, final stages could be defined as the time period after data has been collected. However, individuals working on a dissertation proposal or master's thesis could also benefit from the structured time, professional writing consultation, and motivational support of the program.

Each 6-9 PM evening session begins with a pre-writing meeting and ends with a post-writing meeting of writers and experienced moderators. During this time we discuss daily and weekly writing goals and form action plans to reach these goals. We also provide accountability and support for each other. Writing and statistics consultants will be on hand to work with Scholar's Retreat participants during each sessions. Each participant should end the week with significant progress made on his or her writing project as well as tips, techniques, and resources for managing the dissertation writing process. Some of our past participants even used their Scholar's Retreat experience to form productive writing groups to sustain continued progress.

Participants must be able to commit to writing for 3 designated hours every day, Monday-Friday, during the week of Scholar's Retreat. If you cannot commit to write during the designated hours when we have writing consultants available, we ask that you do not register for Scholar's Retreat this semester so that other graduate students can take advantage of the opportunity. Participants who miss a night or more of Scholar's Retreat will not receive a refund of their $25 registration fee. If you cannot commit to attending this term, we hope you will consider Scholar's Retreat again in the summer!

The onsite Scholar's Retreat is limited to 15 Texas Tech University graduate students. We request that you sign up for the onsite session if you live in Lubbock, so we can reserve online spaces for distance graduate students. During the week of February 16th, Scholar's Retreat participants will meet in the Graduate Center lounge, which is in the west basement of the Administration Building. For directions to the Graduate Center, please see http://www.gsac.ttu.edu/directions-to-the-graduate-center/

If you have any questions or need help with registration, please email Kim Elmore at kimberly.elmore@ttu.edu. We are here to help you get the most out of Scholar's Retreat!

Online Scholar's Retreat
February 16-20, 2015
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Online via Lync or phone

Registration: for online retreat only at http://www.gsac.ttu.edu/product/online-spring-2015-scholars-retreat/. The $25 due at registration will be refunded in full after you complete the 5-day retreat!

GSAC Scholar's Retreat is designed to help students progress through the difficult writing stages of the dissertation process. By offering a focused environment and support for intensive writing time, the Scholar's Retreat provides participants with the structure and motivation to overcome typical roadblocks in the dissertation process. Our goal is to assist each participant in making significant progress toward completing his or her project.

This event is directed primarily toward students in the final stages of writing their dissertations, but scholars working on other academic writing projects may also find the workshop useful. In many disciplines, final stages could be defined as the time period after data has been collected. However, individuals working on a dissertation proposal or master's thesis could also benefit from the structured time, professional writing consultation, and motivational support of the program.

Each 6-9 PM evening session begins with a pre-writing meeting and ends with a post-writing meeting of writers and experienced moderators. During this time we discuss daily and weekly writing goals and form action plans to reach these goals. We also provide accountability and support for each other. Writing and statistics consultants will be on hand to work with Scholar's Retreat participants during each sessions. Each participant should end the week with significant progress made on his or her writing project as well as tips, techniques, and resources for managing the dissertation writing process. Some of our past participants even used their Scholar's Retreat experience to form productive writing groups to sustain continued progress.

Participants must be able to commit to writing for 3 designated hours every day, Monday-Friday, during the week of Scholar's Retreat. If you cannot commit to write during the designated hours when we have writing consultants available, we ask that you do not register for Scholar's Retreat this semester so that other graduate students can take advantage of the opportunity. Participants who miss a night or more of Scholar's Retreat will not receive a refund of their $25 registration fee. If you cannot commit to attending this term, we hope you will consider Scholar's Retreat again in the summer!

The online Scholar's Retreat is limited to 15 Texas Tech University graduate students. During the week of February 16th, Scholar's Retreat participants will meet via Lync (or you can call in with your phone), which is a free download for all TTU students. An email with further instructions will be emailed to all registered participants a few days before the start of the retreat.

If you have any questions or need help with registration, please email Kim Elmore at kimberly.elmore@ttu.edu. We are here to help you get the most out of Scholar's Retreat!

Excel Data Analysis ShortCourse
February 17, 2015
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab, Room 23

Registration: IT ShortCourses page at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php. ShortCourses are free to TTU graduate students.

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.

Surviving Grad School Discussion Group
February 17, 2015
5:15 - 6:15 p.m.
Graduate Center in the Administration Building west basement

Registration: none 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/

Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball
February 17, 2015
7:00 PM - midnight
Bar PM, 1211 University Ave.

Registration: none required for this free event

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Get ready for the graduate student only Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball on Fat Tuesday at Bar PM. We'll have free masks and free food. Come dressed to impress and compete for the Best Costume! Stay tuned for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/385248298313011/

Expression Web ShortCourse
February 18, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center, PC1 Lab, Room 23

Registration: IT ShortCourses page at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php. ShortCourses are free to TTU graduate students.

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.

External Fellowship Workshop
February 18, 2015
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Graduate Center in the Administration Building west wing basement

Registration: none required

The Graduate School is providing a general fellowship workshop that is open to all graduate students and will include how to search and apply for external fellowships that support graduate education and scholarly activity.

Getting your First Academic Job, The Graduate Student Series
February 19, 2015
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
TLPDC, Room 151 (in the University Library)

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

Faculty Panelists: Dr. Amy Boren (Agricultural Education & Communication); Dr. Jhones Sarturi (Animal & Food Science); & Dr. Maria Fernandez Del Valle (HESS)

How are you preparing yourself for the job market? Join new and experienced faculty members from several disciplines (Agricultural Education & Communications, Animal & Food Science, and Health, Exercise, and Sport Science) as they help you think about how to navigate the academic job market and survive your first year as a new faculty member. Writing cover letters, interviewing tips, negotiating a contract, dealing with tight markets, deciphering a department's culture and how you might fit in as a future faculty member are all possible topics. Join us for practical tips and lively discussion.

SPSS II ShortCourse
February 19, 2015
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center, PC1 Lab, Room 23

Registration: IT ShortCourses page at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php. ShortCourses are free to TTU graduate students.

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.

Photoshop II ShortCourse
February 23, 2015
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC2 Lab, Room 21

Registration: IT ShortCourses page at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php. ShortCourses are free to TTU graduate students.

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.

Research Poster Design Workshop
February 24, 2015
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
TLPDC, Room 151 (in the University Library)

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

Students submitting abstracts to participate in the annual Graduate Student Research Poster Competition are encouraged to attend one of the Poster Design Workshops offered by the Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center in the library. Workshops cover design using Microsoft PowerPoint. All sessions cover the same information.

Excel Charts ShortCourse
February 24, 2015
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab, Room 23

Registration: IT ShortCourses page at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php. ShortCourses are free to TTU graduate students.

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.

Surviving Grad School Discussion Group
February 24, 2015
5:15 - 6:15 p.m.
Graduate Center in the Administration Building west basement

Registration: none 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/

Cultivating Productive Relationships in Professional Settings (Webinar)
February 24, 2015
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
online

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

Please join the University Career Center for a webinar on networking for graduate students, Cultivating Productive Relationships in Professional Settings, presented by Carol Trigg and Donna Srader.

Research Poster Design Workshop
February 25, 2015
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
TLPDC, Room 151 (in the University Library)

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

Students submitting abstracts to participate in the annual Graduate Student Research Poster Competition are encouraged to attend one of the Poster Design Workshops offered by the Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center in the library. Workshops cover design using Microsoft PowerPoint. All sessions cover the same information.

Excel ShortCourse
February 25, 2015
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab, Room 23

Registration: IT ShortCourses page at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php. ShortCourses are free to TTU graduate students.

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.

Wellness Day for Graduate Students
February 25, 2015
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Graduate Center in the Administration building west basement

Registration: none required for this free event

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

Learn how to calm & feed your body & mind at Graduate Student Wellness Day on Wednesday, February 25th 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 Graduate Nutrition Organization will lead us in an evening of wellness and relaxation.

We will raffle many interesting things. We'll also have free food, information, activities to help relieve your stress! Stay tuned for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/413652735469966/

Managing Your Research Data Workshop
February 26, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Texas Tech University Library, Room 150

Registration: none required

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.

+Research Poster Design Workshop
February 26, 2015
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
TLPDC, Room 151 (in the University Library)

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

Students submitting abstracts to participate in the annual Graduate Student Research Poster Competition are encouraged to attend one of the Poster Design Workshops offered by the Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center in the library. Workshops cover design using Microsoft PowerPoint. All sessions cover the same information.

Accessibility for the Web ShortCourse
February 26, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center, PC1 Lab, Room 23

Registration: IT ShortCourses page at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php. ShortCourses are free to TTU graduate students.

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.

 

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