Upcoming Events & Opportunities: Week of May 1

May 1, 2023


College of Education Writing Groups: Finals Week Writing Space
May 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. CoE Writing Groups will be hosting a Finals Week Writing Space in 252 Erickson Hall. Stop by whenever to work on your writing project, say hello, and/or grab some food. Coffee, tea, bagels, and fruit will be provided! We hope this space is helpful in the writing projects and papers you have this semester. 252 Erickson Hall. To join, please RSVP via Google Forms

Midnight Study Break
May 1, 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. 
Join MSU Policy & Public Safety at the STEM Teaching and Learning Facility for a Midnight Study Break. Take a break, get refreshed, and connect with supportive community members ahead of finals. There will be therapy dogs, fitness classes, a DJ, games, and more. MSU IDs will be required for entry. Learn more via Twitter

Bagel Breakfast at MSU Library
May 2, 9 to 11 a.m. Take a study break and enjoy free bagels, coffee, and juice, while supplies last! Main Library South Lobby, 1st Floor. Learn more via MSU Library

International Visiting Scholar Talk: Niklaus Karlsen
May 2, 12 to 1 p.m. “Preparing Pre-Service Teachers to Use Programming with Modeling in Science Education”: Niklas Karlsen is a Ph.D. student at Oslo Metropolitan University in Norway, where he works on the NFR-funded research project TRELIS with developing teaching resources for pre-service teacher education on the use of programming and modeling in science education. Learn more via PDF

Make a Tiny Terrarium
May 2, 3 to 5 p.m. Come on over to the MSU Library Makerspace and make your own tiny terrarium! See how we used different technologies to create the terrarium container. This event is in person, free, and all are welcome! Learn more via MSU Library

Future Academic Scholars in Teaching (FAST) Fellowship Program Annual Symposium
May 3, 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. 
The 2022-2023 cohort of FAST (Future Academic Scholars in Teaching) Fellows will present the results of their teaching-as-research projects that were implemented in classrooms across campus. Join us to learn all about these innovative projects. Register by May 1 at 12 p.m. Learn more via the Graduate School

Virtual Lunch & Learn: Pause, Relax, Reset, and Restore
Attention: Graduate Teaching Assistants
May 3, 12 to 1 p.m. Join for some mindful and self-care practices that show us how important it is to keep our bodies healthy to nurture a healthy mind. Registration required. VIRTUAL EVENT: Learn more via the Graduate School

OISE End-of-Semester Gathering
May 3, 3 to 5 p.m. 
The Office of International Studies in Education invites you to a drop-in gathering to cheer everyone on as we race to the conclusion of the term. Folks are welcome to stop by to grab a snack, sip some tea, and visit with others as they fortify themselves for the last bit of paper writing, exam taking, paper grading, and everything else. 253 Erickson Hall

Lunch with the Dean of the Graduate School
Attention: Graduate Teaching Assistants
May 4, 12 to 1 p.m. Join Graduate School Dean Pero Dagbovie and Stefanie Baier (Director of Instructional Development) for a conversation about teaching. You will have the chance to share your teaching/teaching assistant experience, the best moments, the most challenging moments, and the teachable moments. Learn more via the Graduate School

CES Write-In
May 5, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
Is working from home making it hard to find writing time? Would scheduling regular, specific times to write about your outreach or engagement work be helpful? If so, join on the first Friday of each month for three hours of dedicated time to advance your scholarship. Participants should plan to write for the full three hours. Learn more via University Outreach & Engagement

Yale University Virtual Postdoc Recruitment Event
May 5, 12 p.m. Yale University’s Office for Postdoctoral Affairs’ Virtual Postdoc Recruitment Event engages scholars interested in pursuing postdoctoral training at Yale University. VIRTUAL EVENT: Learn more via Yale University

Family Day at MSU Broad Museum
May 6, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Make creative connections with our exhibitions through free hands-on and interactive family fun throughout the museum. All ages are welcome. Registration for this free event is required. Learn more via MSU Broad Museum

Certification of College Teaching Institute: Introduction and Information to Get Started
May 8, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Graduate School invites doctoral students, MMs, MFAs, and postdocs interested in working toward the Certification of College Teaching to join the CCTI 2023, which will help you fulfill some workshop requirements of the Certification in College Teaching Program. Learn more via the Graduate School

Write Winning Grants 2023
May 10-11. This two-day event comprehensively covers practical and conceptual aspects essential to the proposal-writing process. Learn how to tailor your content to relevant agencies, develop strategies for each section of the application, and to articulate your proposal in a way that makes reviewers want to read it. Registration required. VIRTUAL EVENT: Learn more via the Office of Research & Innovation

CREATE for STEM: Mini-Conference 2023
May 15. Create for STEM is delighted to be hosting this event at the MSU STEM building and excited to have Megan Bang with us as keynote speaker. Please register as soon as possible; you may complete the registration and upload your poster/abstract later (if you are presenting). Register by: May 10. Learn more via Create for STEM


Office of Research & Innovation Research Enhancement Award
Did you know funds are available to support activities that enhance graduate student research projects? These funds are available to support research activities including workshop participation (both in-person or virtual), data collection, short courses, extramural laboratory rotations, or the cost of disseminating the results of research and creative activities. Enhancement awards are intended to match/supplement funds provided by advisors, units and colleges and will range from $500 to $1,000. Learn more via the Graduate School

Spring 2023 ETD Deadline Extension
The Graduate School has extended Electronic Theses and Dissertation deadlines for Spring 2023. The new deadlines are as follows:

More information regarding electronic theses and dissertation submissions via the Graduate School

Graduate Teaching Assistant Preparation Program
Attention: Graduate Teaching Assistants
Whether you are a new, international, or a returning Graduate Teaching Assistant, the Graduate Teaching Assistant Program (Aug. 15-16, 23) offers sessions that provide policy training required of everyone and sessions to make you more effective in your teaching, including resources and professional development opportunities. Register by: July 30. Learn more via the Graduate School

CSTAT Seminars
MSU’s Center for Statistical Training and Consulting (CSTAT) offers a variety of seminars that are available to anyone, including graduate students (some are eligible for RCR credit). Upcoming sessions include ANOVA and Regressions in SPSS, Survey Design, Data visualization seminar series, and creating better graphs. Learn more via CSTAT