Weekly Round-Up: February 26 – March 4

View the Minutes from EGO’s most recent meeting (2/6/2018) here!

Have suggestions for EGO? Submit them anonymously to our Virtual Suggestion Box.

Check out this week’s blog posts: What I’m Working On by Michelle Day & What I Wish I’d Known in Graduate School by Frank Kelderman.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Submit to the EGO Blog! Writing for the blog is a great way to share your unique experience as part of the UofL English department with peers and prospective students. For more information, view the sign-up sheet.
  • Reminder: As a result of one of the Faculty/Graduate Student Forums, a newly designated Graduate Student Lounge Space is now available in HUM333 for graduate students looking for a place to hang out or study. Feel free to use it as you wish!

SAVE THE DATES!

COMING UP THIS WEEK

Tuesday, February 27
Creating Effective Conference Presentations Workshop
, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Ekstrom Library, 117A

  • Writing Center Director Dr. Bronwyn Williams will host a workshop addressing the process of creating effective conference presentations. We will talk about preparing for your presentation through strategies for analyzing your audience, organizing your material, and incorporating technology effectively. We will also discuss advice about the presentation itself, including how to lower feelings of stress and anxiety. View the flyer for more information. Register for this event via this online form.

Career-ish hosted by the Multi-Cultural Association of Graduate Students (MAGS), 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., The Cultural Center, Belknap Campus (120 E. Brandeis Ave)

  • Unsure about your career plans after graduation?  Interested in Post-Doc opportunities? Seeking alternative-career tracks? Come learn about the spectrum of possibilities as a graduate student from presenters Dr. Latrica Best, Dr. Adrienne Bratcher, and Dr. Latonia Craig. Food will be provided. Register for this event via this online form. View the MAGS Career_ish.

Faculty & Graduate Student Writing Group, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Ekstrom Library, University Writing Center

  • The University Writing Center organizes and facilitates writing groups for faculty and graduate students at UofL. The goal is to provide support, community, accountability, and feedback for graduate students working on research writing. Students can work on any project during the writing groups – seminar papers, journal articles, grant proposals, conference presentations, job letters, etc. Students from all disciplines and programs are welcome at the writing groups. If you are interested in participating, please follow this link and fill out a brief registration form. You are also welcome to join our Facebook group. For more information, go to the event page.

Wednesday, February 28
PLAN Workshop: An Introduction to Data Sources for Graduate Student Researchers
, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m., Ekstrom Library, W102

  • Locating relevant and usable data for a dissertation, thesis, or other large-scale project can be a challenging endeavor, even for the most experienced researcher. How do you know where to locate specific data sources? How do you know who produces relevant datasets? This workshop will focus on identifying and accessing data on topics that are highly relevant to researchers in the Social Sciences. Attention will be given to searching and accessing data within the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) data archive to which the library subscribes. We will also broadly cover navigating and accessing data within free web resources provided by government agencies and various organizations. Participants will leave the session with a foundation for how to locate and access data for their research and will be provided with a web-based data sources library guide to refer to after the workshop. Register for this event here. For more information, go to the event page.

LGBTQ Writing Group, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., Ekstrom Library, University Writing Center

  • Are you a creative writer who identifies as LGBTQ or as an ally? Are you interested in practicing your writing in a safe, supportive space and getting feedback from fellow writers? This group is open to all student writers working in any genre (nonfiction, fiction, poetry, blended-genre, etc.). It is a great space to get started on some creative writing, work on an existing writing project, and ask for constructive and nonjudgmental feedback from other LGBTQ and allied writers. For more information, go to the event page.

Thursday, March 1
Axton Reading by Tess Taylor
, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Ekstrom Library, Bingham Poetry Room

  • The San Francisco Chronicle called Tess Taylor’s first book, The Forage House, “stunning”. Her second book, Work & Days, was called “our moment’s Georgic” by critic Stephanie Burt and was named one of the 10 best books of poetry of 2016 by the New York Times. Taylor currently chairs the poetry committee of the National Book Critics Circle, and is on-air poetry reviewer for NPR’s All Things Considered. She was most recently a Distinguished Fulbright US Scholar at the Seamus Heaney Centre in Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland. For more information, go to the event page.

Friday, March 2
Graduate Student Regional Research Conference
, University of Louisville

  • Research conference that allows graduate students to present their research via oral talks and poster presentations.  In addition, there will be a keynote speaker, Rebecca Heiss, and the 3-minute thesis competition will be held. UofL undergraduate students and faculty/staff encouraged to attend. More dates through March 3. For more information, go to the conference page.

Saturday, March 3
Graduate Student Regional Research Conference
, University of Louisville

  • Research conference that allows graduate students to present their research via oral talks and poster presentations.  In addition, there will be a keynote speaker, Rebecca Heiss, and the 3-minute thesis competition will be held. UofL undergraduate students and faculty/staff encouraged to attend. For more information, go to the conference page.

Family Scholar House Service, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., meet at Kurz Hall

  • Students’ success starts before they even begin kindergarten. Having a solid pre-school foundation is important. Family Scholar House’s Camp Chi Beta helps preschoolers prepare for kindergarten in a fun and pressure-free way. Join Honors Student Council each month as we volunteer with Camp Chi Beta. For more information, go to the event page.

SELF CARE ON CAMPUS:
Group Fitness Classes – Free at SRC – Classes include Yoga, Zumba, Cycling, Quick-Fit, HipHop Cardio and Step. Complete schedule online.

Check out the Writing Center Events Calendar for upcoming writing events.

Check out the PLAN Workshop series through the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies for professional development workshop opportunities.

Check out the UofL Events Calendar for upcoming events in the UofL community.

APPLICATIONS

Miracle Monocle Award for Ambitious Student Writing

  • Miracle Monocle is on the hunt for one amazing student writer to win our inaugural Award for Ambitious Student Writing. Entry to the competition is 100% free and the prize, which includes $200 and publication in our 10th issue, is 100% awesome. Any currently enrolled graduate or undergraduate writer is eligible to submit here. For more information, visit the website and follow the Facebook

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opportunity with the Scholars Strategic Network (SSN)

  • This opportunity is specifically aimed at young scholars who wish to engage in research and public scholarship to improve policy. For more information, visit the website.

Assistant Director of the Thomas R. Watson Conference

  • To apply, please send an updated CV and one-page letter detailing your interest and qualifications to Mary P. Sheridan (Mary P. Sheridan) no later than 5:00 pm on March 1st. Interviews may be scheduled for the first week of March. You will be notified by March 12, and acceptance is required by April 1 (and that’s no joke). For more information, view this document.

BizComm Positions – Assistant Director of the BizComm Coaching Lab & Instructor

  • To apply, please Please submit a single letter of application indicating your interest in one or both positions and a current CV by March 1 to Prof. Jenna Haugen and Prof. Stephen Schneider. For more information, view this document.

SIGS Faculty Awards

  • The School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies (SIGS) is pleased to request nominations for faculty awards (Outstanding Mentor of a Doctoral Student, Outstanding Mentor of a Master’s Student, Provost’s Award for an Exemplary Director of Graduate Studies) to be presented at the May commencement. Winners will be presented with a plaque and honorarium at the Doctoral Hooding and Graduation Ceremony on Friday, May 11, 2018. All nominations must be submitted by Monday, March 5, 2018, through the online nomination form.

CALLS FOR PAPERS

Regularly updated CFP calendar with topics including rhetoric, composition, technology, and technical writing.

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