Friday, February 15, 2008

Graduate Student Day -- Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Graduate Student Day

(Wednesday, April 2, 2008)

Graduate Student Day is held annually in the Russell House on the first Wednesday in April and traditionally consists of a presentation and poster competition, and an awards ceremony. This year's Graduate Student Day will also include selected creative exhibitions and performances, with some of these being presented in the Russell House Theater on Tuesday evening, 1 April 2008.

Research Presentation and Poster Competition

The Presentation and Poster Competition is designed to provide graduate students an opportunity to share their research and contributions with the university and larger community. Winners of the Presentation and Poster Competition are announced during the Awards Ceremony.

Graduate students who wish to be nominated for this competition should speak with their advisor and graduate director to obtain department/program details about how to participate be nominated from their unit. Some departments hold internal competitions to select their representatives for the Presentation and Poster Competition. Others departments may select participants in other ways.

Students who wish to and are selected to compete in the Presentation and Poster Competition should submit to their graduate director an abstract using the following webform:

Research Presentation and Poster Competition abstract submission form (To be published)

Graduate directors should then complete the student abstract submission form into the program nomination webform located here:

Research Presentation and Poster Competition program nomination form (To be published)

The Graduate School and the Graduate Student Day faculty advisory committee will make the final selection of participants from the nominees submitted by the academic units.

Creative Performances and Displays

Creative Performances and Displays are designed to provide graduate students an opportunity to showcase the products of their creative endeavors with the university and larger community. Participants in this category will not participate in a competition, but instead will receive a nominal honorarium for their contribution.

Graduate students who wish to be nominated for this category should speak with their advisor and graduate director to obtain department/program details about how to participate be nominated from their unit. Some departments hold internal competitions to select their representatives for the Creative Performances and Displays. Others departments may select participants in other ways.

Students who wish to and are selected to perform or present in this category should submit to their graduate director an abstract using the following webform:

Creative Performances and Displays abstract submission form (To be published)

Graduate directors should then complete the program nomination webform located here:

Creative Performances and Displays program nomination form (To be published)

The Graduate School and the Graduate Student Day faculty advisory committee will make the final selection of participants from the nominees submitted by the academic units.

The Awards Ceremony

The Awards Ceremony is an opportunity for academic units to recognize the research, teaching, and service achievements of their graduate students. This year's awards ceremony will be held in the Russell House Ballroom, 1:45-3:15 p.m.

Award Ceremony Participation Form

Awards Ceremony Program (To be published)

Schedule of Events

A competition schedule with exact presentation times and category assignments will be posted once the faculty advisory committee has made their final selection, usually 2 weeks before the event. Students participating in the competition are encouraged to attend the Awards Ceremony to receive their rewards; additionally, academic units and organizations will present awards to their outstanding graduate students. A reception for all participants will be held at 12pm, and the ceremony will promptly start at 1:45 p.m. Family, friends, and the community are welcome to attend.

Presentation and Poster Competition

Graduate Student Day Agenda (To be published)

Competition Schedule (To be announced)

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