Graduate Education Week Begins March 20
March 10, 2010….The Graduate School will be sponsoring the third annual Graduate Education Week starting March 20 with the GPSG Graduate Research Fair. The week-long celebration of grad students recognizes the hard work and many contributions of this growing UNC Charlotte student population. Graduate education contributes significantly to the public good in North Carolina. The community is encouraged to learn more through the various events during the week including:
Saturday March 20 – Graduate & Professional Student Government Graduate Research Fair, 11:00 a.m., College of Health & Human Services Building
The research fair is a forum to showcase the research conducted by graduate students across all disciplines. Cash awards are presented to the students with the best presentations as determined by faculty judges in each category. Awards will be presented at a reception following the fair. Sponsored by GPSG, the Charlotte Research Institute and the Graduate School.
Monday March 22 - Research Fair Award Winners Reception, 3:00 p.m., Atkins Library, Dale Halton Room.
UNC Charlotte’s Graduate Professional Student Government and University Librarian, Stanley Wilder invites the grad student community to a reception in honor of the winners.
Also on Monday March 22 – Public Lecture: “How Your Graduate Education Can Change the World”, 1:00 p.m., College of Health & Human Services Building, Room #159
Dr. Rachel Mann, MettaKnowledge LLC & University of Virginia will present this engaging workshop-lecture on using scholarly interests to develop practical applications in the world. Dr. Mann will use an interdisciplinary approach, how her scholarly interests eventually led to addressing problems of violence in the world.
Tuesday March 23 - GPSG Games, 11:00 a.m., Norm’s and Norm’s Loft, Student Union
Get into the game with your GPSG representatives and fellow graduate students. Whether it it’s a good round of pool, no-stakes poker or spades, or Wii Competition – join in! Later that evening at 7:30 p.m. join GPSG for an exciting round of Bingo!
Also on Tuesday March 23 – Workshop: “Mining the Landscape of Authorial Integrity for Graduate Students”, 2:00 p.m., Atkins Room #125
Donna Gunter, Coordinator, Information Literacy and Instructional Services, J. Murrey Atkins Library will help graduate students learn the intricacies of writing with integrity. Focusing specifically on the concept of plagiarism, students will unpack the notion of idea ownership, starting from a global perspective and then continuing on to conventions in American universities. Information will include avoiding plagiarism, the unique problems graduate students face in maintaining integrity in writing, and what happens at UNC Charlotte when plagiarism charges are brought against a student.
Wednesday March 24- Brandon Kirkley and the Firecrackers,12:00 p.m., SAC Plaza
Enjoy a rockin lunch listening to UNC Charlotte master’s student Brandon Kirkley and his band. Then toss a few “Frisbee’s” with the UNC Charlotte Disc Golf Association as they hold a clinic and tournament on the SAC West Lawn.
Also on Wednesday March 24 – Workshop: “Advice on How to Get Into Grad School”, 3:30 p.m., College of Health & Human Services Building, Room #145
Maryanne Maree-Sams, Graduate Admissions Counselor, will cover all the things you wanted to know about getting into graduate school but were afraid to ask! Maree-Sams will provide some practical tips, advice, and a little encouragement along the way, to assist any currently enrolled UNC-Charlotte student in making application to the Graduate School. Information about the 110 doctoral, master's and certificate programs will be available. A brief overview of funding, fellowships, financial aid, and assistantships will be presented. Prizes for participants!
Round out the busy Wednesday March 24 with Movie Night for Grads, Friends & Family, 6:45 p.m., Student Union Cinema
Enjoy the retro special flick, Ghostbusters! FREE. Grad students, family and friends are invited to share some laughs with stars Bill Murray, Dan Ackroyd and Rick Moranis along with free popcorn and drink.
Thursday March 25 - International Tea & Talk with Toastmasters, 1:00 p.m., Student Union, Third Floor Rooms B/C
Sip a variety of teas and snack on international treats as you mingle with graduate students from all disciplines. Come join your international peers for some insightful cross-cultural dialogue about graduate education in the US. An engaging and fun table topics discussion demonstration by UNC Charlotte’s Toastmasters members will start the event. Sponsored by Student Activities, ISSO and Toastmaster’s.
Also on Thursday March 25, Graduate Educational Opportunities Reception,
4:00 p.m., College of Health & Human Services Building, Room #128
Students interested in exploring opportunities for graduate education are invited to attend this reception. The GEO Program (Graduate Educational Opportunities) is a 1 credit course being offered this fall. The course will help students explore a variety of options for graduate education and prepare them to apply to graduate school. The course is intended for rising juniors.
Friday March 26 - Grad Life Fellow Information Session, 1:00 p.m., Cato Hall, Room # 228
The Graduate School is looking for four dedicated Graduate Life Fellows to help develop programs, workshops and events that help build and support the graduate community at UNC Charlotte! Beginning in the fall 2010 those Grad Life Fellows selected will become an integral part of the Graduate School’s new Center for Graduate Life, located in the Cone building. Each Fellow will receive a $4,000 award for their year of service. Come learn how you can apply to become a Grad Life Fellow.
Also on Friday March 26 - 49ers Baseball vs. St. Bonaventure University, 6:00 p.m., Hayes Stadium
Catch the 49ers as they take on the Bonnies of St. Bonaventure in college baseball action. Graduate Students receive one free ticket by presenting their University ID at the stadium’s ticket office prior to the game.
Saturday March 27 – GPSG/Grad Life Fellow Service Event, 11:00 a.m., Thompson Child & Family Focus Organization, Saint Peter's Lane Campus, 6800 Saint Peter’s Lane, Matthews, NC
You can help! The Grad Life Fellows and GPSG will be volunteering at the Thompson Child and Family Focus organization with a beautification project Please give just three hours of your time for this worthy cause. Contact GPSP Secretary, Ashley Lakner at email@example.com for more information.
It’s a week packed with events for our graduate student community. The Graduate School would like to thank the numerous co-sponsors of Graduate Education Week including, Graduate & Professional Student Government, Charlotte Research Institute, J. Murrey Atkins Library, ISSO, Graduate Life Fellows, Office of Student Activities, Distinguished Speakers Forum, Multicultural Resources Center, Toastmaster’s UNC Charlotte Chapter, UNC Charlotte Athletics Department, the Department of Recreational Services at UNC Charlotte and the UNC Charlotte Disc Golf Association.
For additional information on Graduate Education Week, read the program at http://gradlife.uncc.edu.
Media contact: Karla Stanchina, Manager of Communications and Student Outreach, The Graduate School (704) 687-7236 or firstname.lastname@example.org