Graduate Student Success


Write Night Graduate Writing Circle – open to master’s and doctoral students


Tuesdays 5:00-10:00 pm, HMSU 9th floor, dinner and coffee provided

Contact: Nicole Bailey, x2578

  • January 16
  • January 30
  • February 13
  • February 27
  • March 12-16 (retreat)
  • March 20
  • April 03
  • April 17
  • May 01


Graduate Student Industry Job Search Group

Job Group

Commit to four Monday sessions 4:00-5:30 pm, Career Center

Contact: Darby Scism, x2653

The meetings will be held in person at the Career Center from 4:00 – 5:30 bi-weekly starting on Monday, February 5th. You MUST be available to attend all 4 sessions. If you are unable to meet in person or cannot make all 4 sessions, you are welcome to meet (or speak by phone) with a career advisor individually about your job search.

Monday, February 5 – 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Monday, February 19 – 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Monday, March 5 – 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Monday, March 19 – 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.


Teaching Tools for Teaching Assistants

Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence (FCTE), Cunningham Memorial Library, 1st floor

Thursday, March 8, 2018, 5:00-6:30 pm

Contact: Heather Roberts, x2578

Triumphing Over the End-of-Semester Crunch: Using Instructional Technology to Manage Teaching Workload
Featuring: Lisa Hughes, Instructional Design Specialist and Instructor, Indiana State Online, ISU
Stephanie Alexander, Instructor, Interim Director of Writing Programs and Faculty Fellow for Instructional Tools

Thursday, April 5, 2018, 5:00-6:30 pm

Staying Cool to the End: Navigating Personal Stress and Student Anxieties Featuring: Dr. Linda Behrendt, Certified Family Life Educator Coordinator, Master Teacher Program
Associate Professor and Coordinator, Human Development and Family Studies, ISU

Student Life

Graduate Student Monthly Socials - open to all graduate students

Every first Wednesday 4:30-6:00 pm, Landini Center for Performing and Fine Arts (300 North 7th Street), light snacks

Contact: Rebecca Stinnett, x7847

  • February 7
  • March 7
  • April 4


Three-Minute Thesis Competition (3MT) Can you explain your thesis in 3 minutes?

The College of Graduate and Professional Studies, Center for Student Research and Creativity, and Extended Learning are sponsoring two three-minute thesis competitions. One, for local students, will be held in the public events area of the Cunningham Memorial Library on April 12th at 7 pm. The winner will receive a $500 scholarship. The other competition is for distance students (who will stream their presentations live to ISU for the judges and audience to view and will be held April 11 at 7 pm in University Hall 08R. All competitors must be enrolled in Spring 2018 and participate in a workshop on improving their presentations. The workshop will be streamed live (and recorded) to allow for participation by distance students. The date and place of the workshop will be announced. Please see the guidelines for eligibility, the rules, and how the competition will be scored at
See a 3MT presentation at these web addresses.

Registration deadline is March 16, 2018. To register for the competition, please contact Jenifer Pollom at 812-237-2520 or To register you will need to provide the following: Name, Department, Thesis/dissertation advisor, Name of Thesis/Dissertation, whether you will present on campus or through webstreaming (only for distance students), and a 100-word abstract and contact information (e-mail and telephone number).


Words and Wellness RETREAT


March 12 - 16, Spring Mill State Park Lodge

Contact: Nicole Bailey, x2578

This retreat will feature 5 days of writing and editing consultations, research help, wellness activities, workshops, goal-setting, free writing, and bonfires. Students may request sponsorship from their departments to cover the retreat cost. Space is limited, so reserve today!

Sponsored by Student Success, with support from the Library and College of Graduate and Professional Studies.


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