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The Graduate School

Professional Development & Academic Workshops

Fall 2015

Register HERE. Priority registration is given to graduate students in programs in the Graduate School. Space is limited. Your registration will be confirmed by email.

Graduate Student Funding Opportunities: External Funding Grants

Friday August 28th
2:00 – 3:30 PM
Lake Shore Campus | Institute for Environmental Studies (IES), room 124

Master’s and Doctoral Students from The Graduate School who are interested in applying for external funding, this workshop can help you get started.

We will:

The workshop is being presented by Dr. Jessica Horowitz, Associate Dean, Graduate School; Tracy Foxworth, Research Administrator, Research Services; and Lisa Knepshield, Fellowship Coordinator and Tim Hazen, Graduate Assistant. Registration is required for the funding workshop and limited to graduate students in the Graduate School. Space is limited. Click here to register.

Graduation Information Session

Wednesday, September 9 │ 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Friday, October 2 │ 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Lake Shore Campus | Centennial Forum, Bremner Lounge

The University only holds one commencement ceremony per year in May but we have three degree conferral dates: December, May and August. If you plan to finish your degree for either December 2015, May 2015, or August 2016, you should attend this information session which will go over the eligibility process for conferral and also to participate in the May 2016 commencement ceremony.

Attendance is limited to graduate students in The Graduate School. If interested, please register by 48 hours of the session. Click here to register.

Thesis/Dissertation Formatting Information Session

Tuesday, September 1 │ 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Friday, September 11 │ 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Lake Shore Campus │ Granada Center, room 420

This information session will include general formatting guidelines, online submission procedures, and details about copyright issues for theses and dissertations.

Space is limited so if you are interested in attending this session, please RSVP to formathelp@luc.edu to reserve a spot and please indicate which session you would like to attend.

Visit the Formatting website for more information about submitting your thesis/dissertation, including formatting guidelines: http://www.luc.edu/gradschool/formatting.shtml.

Introduction to Graduate Writing

Wednesday, October 14 │ 7:30 – 9:00 pm │ WTC │ Corboy Law Center Room 303
Friday, October 16 │ 2:00 – 3:30 pm │ LSC │ Institute for Environmental Studies (IES), room 124

Feel like you need some assistance in your writing? All of us, regardless of our degrees and status, can benefit from someone who has made it his career to guide people to the next level of their writing ability. This 90-minute interactive writing workshop is specifically geared to graduate students who are struggling with graduate-level papers in their courses and individual research. The workshop introduces students to three elemental areas of sound scholarly writing: organizing around a complex and worthwhile purpose, framing paragraphs structure, and reassessing the source relationships. This workshop is open to Master's and Doctoral students from all disciplines in The Graduate School. Conducted by Michael Meinhardt, English Instructor.

Registration is required and limited to graduate students in The Graduate School. Please register by 48 hours of the session. Click here to register.

Is there a workshop topic you would like to see presented? Send us an email with your suggestions to gradschool@luc.edu.

Workshop materials from previous workshops


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