School of Graduate Studies and Research

Graduate Support Center Workshops

Fall 2012 Schedule

Writing in Graduate School
Presented by Dr. John Perry
Dates: Thursday, Aug. 30th from 6-8pm in Library Auditorium & Saturday, Sept. 1st from 10am-12pm in Library Auditorium

Highly developed writing skills are expected in graduate school. This workshop is designed to focus on the core elements of writing which serve as the foundation for building strong writing skills.

Mabee Library Services
Presented by Dell Davis
Dates: Tuesday, Sept. 4th from 6-8pm & Saturday in the Library Room 230 & Saturday Sept. 8th from 10am-12pm at UIW Northwest Center Room 141.

Learn about the many services designed specifically for graduate students. Library services include interlibrary loan, accessing library databases on and off campus, laptop check out and Media Center services. This workshop includes a comprehensive tour of the Mabee Library and Graduate Support Center.

Managing School, Work and Personal Time
Presented by Dr. Nursen Zanca
Dates: Thursday, Sept. 13th from 6-8pm & Saturday, Sept.  15th from 10am-12pm in Library Room 230

The intersection of school, work, and personal life can become overwhelming at times. Juggling all these activities takes time and thoughtful consideration. This highly interactive and informative workshop will be led by current UIW graduate students. Learn the "insider's" secrets to successfully managing your schedule.

Introduction to APA Writing Style
Presented by Dr. Alberto Rubio-Sanchez
Dates:  Tuesday, Sept. 18th from 6-8pm & Saturday, Sept. 22nd from 10am-12pm in Library Room 230

American Psychological Association (APA) is the editorial writing style adopted by many graduate programs at UIW. This writing style is designed to ensure clear and consistent communication of written material. This workshop will cover APA elements such as: punctuation and abbreviation, construction of tables, selection of headings, citations and references, presentation of statistics, and bias-free language.

References – RefWorks Online Management Tool
Presented by Jason Fetty
Dates: Wednesday, Sept. 2 6th from 6-8pm in Library Room 230 & Saturday, Sept.  29th 10am-12pm in Library Room 230

One of the most important elements of academic writing is properly identifying where information comes from and where the sources can be located. Appropriate citations and references reduce the chance of committing academic fraud or plagiarism while at the same time strengthening a paper. This workshop will provide an in-depth overview of in-text citations, footnotes and reference pages. Additionally, participants will be trained on how to use RefWorks, an online reference management software.

Literature Review Searches
Presented by Polly McCord
Dates: Wednesday, Oct.  3rd from 6-8pm in Library Room 230 & Saturday, Oct. 6th from 10am-12pm in Library Room 230

Working on a literature review for a class project or paper? This process can be overwhelming. Learn to manage resources with this workshop. Discover how to search for the appropriate literature in your subject area.

Writing a Literature Review
Presented by Dr. Noah Kasraie
Dates: Monday, Oct. 8th from 6-8pm in Library Special Collections Room & Saturday, Oct. 13th from 10am-12pm in Library Special Collections Room

Once you have collected the appropriate research articles and books, the next step is writing the literature review. This workshop is designed to help students understand the purpose, structure and process of composing a literature review.

Intro to Qualitative Research Methods
Presented by Dr. Audrone Skukauskaite
Dates: Monday, Oct. 15th from 6-8pm in the Library Auditorium & Saturday, Oct. 20th from 10am-12pm in the Library Auditorium

Explores the use of qualitative methods to achieve understanding of human behavior by investigating the why and how of decision making rather than just the what, where and when.

Intro to Quantitative Research Methods
Presented by Dr. David Fike
Dates: Monday, Oct. 22nd from 6-8pm in the Library Auditorium & Saturday from 10am-12pm 27th in the Library Auditorium.

Explores the techniques of systematic empirical investigation of social phenomena via statistical, mathematical or computational techniques.

Stress and Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle
Presented by Dr. Keith Tucker
Dates: Wednesday, Oct. 31st from 6-8pm in Library Special Collections Room & Saturday, Nov. 3rd from 10am-12pm in Library Special Collections Room

Stress is a body's physiological response to the daily demands place on oneself. Although stress may not be avoidable, it is manageable. This program discusses the different types of stress and provides positive coping strategies for leading a healthy lifestyle.

Effective and Engaging Presentations
Presented by Dr. John Perry
Dates: Thursday, Nov. 8th from 6-8pm in Library Auditorium & Saturday, Nov. 10th from 10am-12pm in Library Auditorium

Come learn tips and strategies for keeping your audience interested and alert during class presentations. Engaging presentations properly stimulate the mind and promote effective learning. Participants will learn how to integrate advanced PowerPoint features, public speaking strategies and building rapport using non-verbal cues.

Cross-Cultural Communication
Presented by Dr. David Ortiz
Dates: Monday, Nov. 12th from 6-8pm in the Library Special Collections Room & Tuesday, Nov. 13thfrom 6-8pm at UIW Northwest Center.

This workshop is designed to help participants draw upon existing (as well as build new) knowledge and skills to strengthen their capacity to work across cultures and in diverse communities.

Critical Thinking and Analysis
Presented by Dr. Hector Perez
Dates: Thursday, Nov. 29th from 6-8pm in the Library Auditorium and Saturday, Dec.  1st from 10am-12pm in Library Special Collections

Participation in graduate school requires students to be reflective thinkers, causing students to see the world differently. This workshop will engage participants in the concepts of reasoning, logic and critical thinking. Participants will develop and organize arguments in order to identify and develop critical thinking skill sets.


 


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