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CUB L60 (Butch’s Den)

September 2019

LEARNING TO THRIVE, NOT JUST SURVIVE: DEVELOPING RESILIENCY IN GRAD SCHOOL

September 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

With the many demands and challenges of graduate school, most students find themselves trying to survive.  What if this chapter could be more than just surviving?  In this workshop, we offer you valuable tools and skills that acknowledge the demands and challenges of graduate school and help you to shift your perspective to address them in a more productive, empowering, and compassionate way.  Learning and practicing resiliency skills will support you in becoming the student and professional you want to be…

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WRITING LOCK-IN I

September 23 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Are you writing your dissertation, thesis, a journal article, or other writing project? This event offers a quiet space for writers to work without distractions. Consultants from the Graduate Writing Center will be on hand to help with goal setting, accountability, writing habits, grammar, and structure in writing. Bring your laptop! More information? Visit the event website

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Work and Wellness Discussion Series: The Slow Professor

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Work and Wellness Discussion Series is hosted by the Professional Development Initiative (PDI) in partnership with the Association for Faculty Women (AFW) as a means for students, faculty and staff to read a book for pleasure, rather than what is assigned for classes. This series contributes to the promotion of a diverse and vibrant intellectual community on campus for those interested in world issues. It is designed to create a space for women and men to gather and talk about…

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Industry Resumes & Linked In Presence

September 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In the first section of this workshop, we will detail how to tailor an industry resume, for industry jobs. We will highlight the main mistakes that are made on a resume and how to overcome them. We will show job-seekers the right transferable skills that hiring managers and recruiters are looking for industry. In addition, the layout of a resume must allow the reader to gather information within 7 seconds. We will show career professionals what that layout looks like,…

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October 2019

Activate your teaching with small steps

October 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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November 2019

Alumni Panel Discussion: A view of Work in Industry (Session II)

November 7 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The PDI and the Office of Research are hosting a great graduate alumni panel who will talk about their experiences in industry. The panelists will share their pathways to their current occupations, as well as their advice and experiences in graduate school. Additionally, attendees will have a chance to interact and ask questions to the panelists. Following the panel discussion, attendees will be welcome to join our networking reception. More information? Visit the event website

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February 2020

Data Literacy: Busting Myths of Big Data Part 1

February 5, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In this workshop we will focus on learning about the what, when, how and whys of data.  Data is pervasive these days and like it or not we have to use data to make decisions or others will make them for us.  In this workshop we will start from the basics and talk about types of data and we can say and cannot say about the different types of data.  We will keep it flexible and cover topics that attendees…

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Data Literacy: Busting Myths of Big Data Part 2

February 12, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In this workshop we will focus on learning about the what, when, how and whys of data.  Data is pervasive these days and like it or not we have to use data to make decisions or others will make them for us.  In this workshop we will start from the basics and talk about types of data and we can say and cannot say about the different types of data.  We will keep it flexible and cover topics that attendees…

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Understanding Diversity in the Workplace and in Academia

February 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

The Office of Civil Rights Compliance & Investigation will provide an introduction to various federal civil rights regulations that impact faculty, staff, and students at universities. This workshop will include information about accessibility, discrimination, Title IX, and affirmative action, and specifically, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments of 2008, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of…

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Green Dot Training: Reducing Gender-Based Violence

February 14, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm

What is Green Dot? Green Dot is a violence prevention program that focuses on making our campus safer by empowering bystanders, like you, to become active members in reducing gender-based violence (intimate partner violence, stalking, and sexual assault). Green Dot will equip you with tools and strategies for taking action to help someone at risk of experiencing gender-based violence. During this workshop, we’ll also talk about how you can overcome personal barriers to take action and help your fellow Cougs.…

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Creating Assessment

February 19, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Writing Lock-In I

February 20, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Are you writing your dissertation, thesis, a journal article, or other writing project? This event offers a quiet space for writers to work without distractions. Consultants from the Graduate Writing Center will be on hand to help with goal setting, accountability, writing habits, grammar, and structure in writing. Bring your laptop!\ More information? Visit the event website

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Workshop and Panel Discussion: The Academic Job Application

February 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

With recent government budget cuts throughout the United States and limited funds going to higher education, the availability of faculty positions have been few and far between. When a faculty position does open up, competition is high. Although many applicants are qualified, many applicants do not succeed in their search for a faculty position because they are simply not prepared well enough when they enter the job market. Preparation of a faculty application package goes well beyond sending a resume…

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Submitting Your Thesis and Dissertation

February 28, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

You’ve spent years on your dissertation and it’s time to turn it into the Graduate School. What happens then? Daniel Vickoren and Kelly Caraher from the Graduate School will teach students how to understand and navigate WSU’s thesis and dissertation formatting requirements. Daniel will also debut a new thesis/dissertation template and give additional tips on the title page, abstract, chapter headings, using previously-published work, and much more. The WSU librarians Debra Spidal and Talea Anderson will discuss how your dissertation…

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March 2020

Building A Publishing Pipeline

March 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

As academics, we have been told to write often and as much as we can, but no one teaches us how to keep track of the many different projects that we may be working on at any given time. As a result, we are pulled in multiple directions, and incremental progress made on multiple manuscripts can make it feel like our productivity – and our motivation – is at a standstill. By conceptualizing all of your writing projects as moving…

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Event and Online Networking

March 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This section is created based on the networking strategies of some of the most strategic networkers in the world and also goes into the science of building rapport and why this is important for the job seeking professional. While this topic tends to be popular, it seems people are still not using it effectively and thus we have detailed specific action steps job seekers can take, and specific scripts to use while networking. More information? Visit the event website

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Imposter Syndrome

March 9, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Data Privacy and Security

March 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Teaching Philosophy

March 24, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Writing Workshop Series: Reference Management Software

March 30, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Reference management software enables users to collect, organize, manage, and cite sources in a methodical and sustainable process. This workshop will focus on the free, open source Zotero reference management tool, but will briefly discuss alternatives such as EndNote and Mendeley. More information? Visit the event website

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April 2020

Writing Lock-In II

April 27, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Are you writing your dissertation, thesis, a journal article, or other writing project? This event offers a quiet space for writers to work without distractions. Consultants from the Graduate Writing Center will be on hand to help with goal setting, accountability, writing habits, grammar, and structure in writing. Bring your laptop! More information? Visit the event website

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