February 2019 Newsletter

Attendees of Professional Development Day 2019

Inaugural Professional Development Day, January 29, 2019

Nominate Outstanding Faculty!

John S. Diekhoff Awards

Do you know a faculty member who is an outstanding teacher or mentor to graduate students? Nominate them for the prestigious John S. Diekhoff Awards for Graduate Teaching and Mentoring! There are up to four Diekhoff Awards given annually: two awards for Distinguished Graduate Teaching and two awards for Distinguished Graduate Mentoring. More information about the awards and eligibility of nominees can be found here. Submit your faculty nomination here by Monday, February 18th!

Wall of  John S. Diekhoff Award


Commencement - May 19th, 2019

Don't forget to register to attend the Commencement ceremony! Registration begins March 1st and ends on April 1st. If you are a degree recipient for August 2018 or January 2019, or or applicant for May 2019, you are eligible to participate in this year's Commencement ceremony and convocation. If you have applied for graduation, don't forget to also register to participate in Commencement. We would like to stress that applying to graduate and registering for Commencement are two entirely different processes. More details on Commencement 2019 will come in an email from the School of Graduate Studies and the Commencement office or check out the ceremony details and timeline here.

Also, doctoral students should register for a fitting sessions for their regalia: Wednesday, March 6th (10am-3pm) in the School of Law (Student Lounge, upper level) or Friday, March 15th (8:30am-1pm) at the Tink (Smith Commons, main floor).

Verify Your Final Exams

Mark your calendars for final exams! Take a moment to verify your final exam dates and times with your syllabi and your professors. Make sure all of your travel plans for Summer are after your final exams. Exams will not be rescheduled due to travel conflicts.

Submit Your Abstract to Research ShowCASE

Do you want to present your research at this year's Research ShowCASE? Graduate students and postdocs have until Tuesday, February 26th to submit your abstracts. Find more information and how to submit.

Research ShowCASE 2013 poster being presented

Campus Community

Apply to Attend a Workshop in DC for Free- Deadline Quickly Approaching!

Interested in the role of science in policy-making? Want to learn effective science communication for civic engagement? Would you like to meet with members of Congress to discuss science policy? The Graduate Studies Professional Development Center is sponsoring a student for the American Association for the Advancement of Science's Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering Workshop in DC over March 24-27. Find details, requirements, how to apply here by February 15th!

ORCID iDs for Orchid Mania Tickets!

Doctoral students and postdocs, sign up for an ORCID iD between February 18 - 22 and bring a screenshot of your profile page to Kelvin Smith Library’s administrative offices (2nd floor) and the first fifty will receive a free ticket to Orchid Mania at the Cleveland Botanical Garden. ORCID helps you distinguish yourself from other researchers with similar names and links together all of your works over the course of your career even if you have used different names or partnered with different institutions. ORCID makes it easy for others (publishers, grant funders, other researchers) to find your research output and ensures that your work is clearly attributed to you. For more info, email Mark.Clemente@case.edu.

Saturday Shuttles to Shopping

Need a shopping trip in the Heights? A new pilot program will shuttle students each Saturday from campus to both the University Heights Target and South Euclid Walmart off Warrensville Center Road which will also put you within walking distance of many other storefronts and restaurants! Interested students should register here.

Spring Break: March 11-15

Check your syllabi and talk with your professors to determine if the University's Spring Break (March 11-15) will affect your classes. Also confirm access availability as some buildings and services on campus (such as KSL, Veale, shuttles) may have reduced and altered hours over the break.

Polar Vortex at CWRU

The University unexpectedly closed for two days last month due to historic lows and severe wind chill. How did you spend the days and stay warm? Make sure you're signed up and your contacts are up-to-date for CWRU's Rave Alerts so you'll be immediately informed of cancellations due to weather, street closures, emergencies, and other important notifications.

Winter storm on Freiberger Field, KSL, CWRU

Professional Development Day

CWRU’s inaugural Professional Development Day (PDD) was held on January 29th in Tinkham Veale University Center. PDD offered a full day of professional development opportunities for staff, faculty, graduate students, and postdocs. Twelve workshops and training sessions were offered, along with livestream and webinar options for students and campus members who could not participate in person. Be on the lookout for webinar and recorded sessions – links coming soon! The day also included an Expo featuring offices, programs, and organizations who offer professional development opportunities, a Solutions Slam, which featured “Ted Talk” style presentations spotlighting creative problem-solving at CWRU. The day finished with an Innovation Jam where teams of graduate students, postdocs, staff, and faculty worked together to develop and present solutions to questions like “What is needed to create radical inclusion—a deep sense of belonging in our campus community that takes us beyond our commitment to diversity?”. Initial feedback indicates that the Professional Development Day was successful in creating a single CWRU learning community, bridging silos, and connecting people with professional development opportunities across campus.


Graduate Student Workshop Series

Need a little extra help with publication strategies? Marketing? Copyright Law? This spring, Kelvin Smith Library is hosting a series of workshops to support graduate students as you prepare for book and journal publications, conference presentations and other forms of scholarly research. Register for these KSL workshops.

Professional Development Center Series

Our Professional Development Center hosts training sessions for CWRU staff and faculty on a wide range of topics. In February, the center will continue it's series on emotional intelligence and management development. To register for each of these sessions, and to see a full list of offered trainings, visit the Professional Development Center’s online calendar.

Upcoming Events

Collage of flyers for upcoming Events listed in February 2019 SGS Newsletter

Wed, Feb 13- The Biomedical Innovation & Entrepreneur Club's monthly discussion happy is on "Entrepreneurship & Innovation Resources at CWRU SOM". 4-6pm in BRB 932.

Thu, Feb 14- Diversity 360 Series For Graduate Students. This month's topic: Cultural Appropriation. Join your fellow grad students in the Tink Senior Classroom at 5:30pm. Register here.

Fri, Feb 15- CWRU Department of Theater presents Private Eyes, 7:30pm at Eldred (show runs through Feb 24).

Wed, Feb 20- Green Dot Training for Grad Students. Learn bystander intervention strategies to prevent power-based personal violence. Email greendot@case.edu to RSVP. Thwing 324 at 1:00pm.

Fri, Mar 8- KSL Book Collecting Contest Submissions due! Do you collect materials found in libraries? What does the collection say about you? Enter the contest!

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