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Tomorrow is Graduate Education Day at UND!

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I decided to save our conference information until tomorrow, and instead, I’ll give a plug for two graduate focused activities happening on Wednesday hosted by different groups on our campus.

The first, you may remember from a previous post. UND’s Office of Instructional Development is presenting Innovative Approaches to the Graduate Curriculum: Bridging the Gap at their On Teaching lunch seminar tomorrow.

The second event is a panel discussion presented by the UND Chapter for the Association of Women in Communications. It is targeting graduate students who may be feeling a little lost or overwhelmed, especially as we approach the end of the Spring semester. I have included their media release outlining the details. Dean of The Graduate School, Dr Joseph Benoit is one of the panel guests.

Panel Discussion on UND Graduate Student Support & Mentoring – I’ll Never Make it Through Graduate School: Student Support and Mentoring

Have you or a fellow graduate student ever wondered what, if any, services exist to help support UND graduate students? Has juggling a full load of classes, GTA demands, lengthy reading lists and for some, family obligations, left you feeling frazzled and exhausted to the point of questioning if it’s worth the trial and tribulation? Are you a friend or family member living with a graduate student, or have you considered enrolling in graduate school yourself?

If you can relate then save the date: Wednesday, April the 28th and join us for the Panel Discussion entitled: I”ll Never Make It Through Graduate School: Student Support and Mentoring, sponsored by the Association for Women in Communications.

Designed to help graduate students, potential graduate students, their families and friends, this event offers a panel of experts willing to make suggestions and answer questions. Speakers include Joseph Benoit, Dean of the Graduate School, Lisa Burger, Director of Adult Reentry and Student Success Center, Mark Thompson, Director of Career Services, Richard Fiordo, Professor of Communication, Kathleen Dixon, Director of Women Studies, Kristen Borysewicz, Reference and Research Services and Sandi Luck, Counseling Outreach.

Plan to attend from 4 to 5:30 at the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl to enjoy some light refreshments and discover how you can make graduate school less stressful and more enjoyable, no matter what your connection with graduation might be. Bring questions for the panelists and take a moment to fill out a short questionnaire about your experiences. The questionnaire will help the AWC conduct a research project to identify the needs of graduate students at UND.

So mark your calendars for tomorrow, Wednesday 28th for the lunch time seminar, or a panel discussion later in the day. And best of luck to all of our graduate students who are preparing for finals.

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April 27, 2010 at 12:57 pm

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