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What’s Happening at TGS in the Fall?

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We are one week into the new semester and there is a definite energy on the University of North Dakota campus as new and returning students seek out classrooms, faculty advisors, places to eat and study. So we thought it would be a good time to let you know what we have coming up this Fall.

This week, The Graduate School will be launching a new thread on our blog for Women in Science. A glance through higher ed journals like The Chronicle of Higher Education or Inside Higher Ed shows this is a much discussed topic. The Graduate School wanted to reach out to women scientists across campus to provide them with a space to talk about issues, challenges, opportunities. We will be launching this thread on Wednesday, so watch this space!
Next weekend, our team will be participating in our first Virtual Student Fair, speaking with prospective graduate students in Central and South America. We are excited about extending our reach to places such as Brazil, Argentina and Mexico where we know there is interest in our programs and great potential to make connections. We’ll provide a report of this virtual experience after the event on September 10th.

Our recruiters will hit the road in mid-September with a full itinerary of graduate and career fairs, and school visits throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, Utah, Pennsylvania and more. See their schedule here and check in on the blog to read about their time on the road.

Circle your calendar for October 26th when The Graduate School will present this year’s second Dean’s Lecture Series event. Dr Krista Lynn Minnotte, Department of Sociology, will present “Examining Conflict between Work and Family“, a topic of interest to many in our campus and extended communities. Dr Minnotte’s lecture will be in the East Asia Room at the Chester Fritz Library at 12 noon.

Speaking of the Chester Fritz Library, it is celebrating 50 years! Keep an eye out for special events to mark this anniversary. We’ll keep you posted here, too.

Believe it or not, it’s not too early to mark your calendars for the 2012 Scholarly Forum. The dates for the Forum are February 27 and 28, and the call for abstracts will go out November 1st. So if you are interested in putting together a panel, or would like to schedule a special session for your department, email Susan Caraher with details.

Finally, watch for some new Grad Stories coming out over the next few weeks and a series of short videos we are putting together for new and current grad students.

Written by School of Graduate Studies

August 29, 2011 at 9:50 am

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