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Spring 2014 Events
Graduate Program Information Session
Monday, January 27
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
UWM Alumni House
3230 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management
The program allows you to build the knowledge and skills you need to manage and lead nonprofit organizations in areas such as nonprofit accounting, board governance, fund development, marketing, human resources and more.The Info Session will answer your questions about admissions requirements, program curriculum and financial aid, and will highlight the Institute's work to enhance organizational efficiency and effectiveness in the Greater Milwaukee area
Coffee Talk Series for Graduate Women @ UWM
Every 1st Friday during the regular semester:
February 7th • March 7th • April 4th • May 2nd
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Women's Resource Center (Union WG-93)
For more information, contact the UWM Women’s Resource Center at 414-229-2852.
Join current UWM graduate women students at this informal, monthly social gathering to share your wisdom and inspire other women. For each coffee talk session this semester, we will invite a special female guest who will share experiences and offer advice on topics and issues specific to women. Coffee, tea, and light refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the UWM Women’s Resource Center and the UWM Graduate School.
Special Guests:
  • March 7: Joan Prince, UWM Vice Chancellor for Global Inclusion and Engagement
  • April 4: Karen Baker, Assistant Director of Instruction from the Academic Opportunity Center (AOC)
  • May 2: Kathy Miller-Dillon, Assistant Director of the UWM Women’s Studies Program
  • Grad Student Parent Support Network
    Every 2nd Friday during the regular semester:
    February 14th  • March 14th • April 11th • May 9th
    12:00-1:30 p.m.
    Women’s Resource Center (Union WG93)
    For questions, more information, or requests for accommodation, please contact: Amber Tucker (astucker@uwm.edu).
    No registration required
    A forum designed to promote networking and community building among graduate student parents. Join other grad student parents in:
    • Building community and networking with other grad student parents at UWM.
    • Discussing and sharing tips on balancing grad school and family life.
    • Offering support to others by sharing resources for grad students with children.
    Undergraduate students and partners of grad students with children welcome! Sponsored by The Graduate School and the UWM Women’s Resource Center. Coffee will be provided..
    LGBT+ Graduate Student Coffee Talk
    Every 3rd Friday during the regular semester:
    February 21st • March 21st • April 18th • May 16th (tentative)
    Noon - 1:30 p.m.
    LGBT Resource Center (Union WG-89)
    For questions, more information, or requests for accommodation, please contact: Cameron Breither (breither@uwm.edu, 414.229.4116).
    Coffee talks are informal discussions for current and prospective graduate students, faculty, staff, and LGBT+ allies, and also a time and space where we will work toward building solidarity through fellowship and dialogue around LGBT+ topics germane to student life.This event is designed for grad students, but all are welcome to join us in building a sense of community and support.


    Proposal Development
    in Arts,
    Humanities,
    and Social
    Sciences

    Knowing Your Options: Funding Opportunities for Arts, Humanities, and Social Science Graduate Students
    Monday, February 24
    3:00-5:00 p.m.
    Chemistry 197
    Registration or information: Kari Whittenberger-Keith (kariwk@uwm.edu, 229-4062)
    or Michelle Schoenecker (schoene7@uwm.edu, 229-2747)
    This workshop is designed for graduate students looking to identify potential funding sources, be it funding for your graduate coursework, research, or creative activities. The workshop will introduce you to various electronic tools, which will help you identify funding opportunities and determine if they are the right ones for you. Graduate students at all stages of their graduate careers are invited to attend.
    Keys to Successful Grant Writing for Arts, Humanities, and Social Science Graduate Students
    Wednesday, February 26
    3:00-5:00 p.m.
    Curtin 175
    Registration or information: Kari Whittenberger-Keith (kariwk@uwm.edu, 229-4062)
    or Michelle Schoenecker (schoene7@uwm.edu, 229-2747)
    Designed for the grant writer with limited experience, this workshop starts from the premise that nothing succeeds like a good idea. But a good idea is not enough. There are other important ingredients of success, from assembling a winning team to achieving a strong match between the idea and a potential sponsor. This workshop presents key concepts related to success in grant writing. It stresses the importance of planning over writing, and presents the sponsor as a potential ally, not an adversary.


    Proposal Development
    in STEM

    Knowing Your Options: Funding Opportunities for STEM Graduate Students
    Monday, March 3
    3:00-5:00 p.m.
    Chemistry 197
    Registration or information: Kari Whittenberger-Keith (kariwk@uwm.edu, 229-4062)
    or Michelle Schoenecker (schoene7@uwm.edu, 229-2747)
    This workshop is designed for graduate students looking to identify potential funding sources, be it funding for your graduate coursework, research, or creative activities. The workshop will introduce you to various electronic tools, which will help you identify funding opportunities and determine if they are the right ones for you. Graduate students at all stages of their graduate careers are invited to attend.
    Keys to Successful Grant Writing for STEM Graduate Students
    Wednesday, March 5
    3:00-5:00 p.m.
    Curtin 175
    Registration or information: Kari Whittenberger-Keith (kariwk@uwm.edu, 229-4062)
    or Michelle Schoenecker (schoene7@uwm.edu, 229-2747)
    Designed for the grant writer with limited experience, this workshop starts from the premise that nothing succeeds like a good idea. But a good idea is not enough. There are other important ingredients of success, from assembling a winning team to achieving a strong match between the idea and a potential sponsor. This workshop presents key concepts related to success in grant writing. It stresses the importance of planning over writing, and presents the sponsor as a potential ally, not an adversary.
    Thesis and Dissertation Formatting Workshop
    Choose one:
    • Wed., March 12
    • Thurs., March 27
    Both 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
    Curtin 175
    For questions, more information, or requests for accommodation, please call 414-229-6569.
    Representatives from the Graduate School will review UWM formatting requirements and the electronic submission process for the formal Masters' Thesis and the Ph.D. Dissertation. Please review the formatting and ETD Web sites prior to the workshop.
    Ongoing
    Dissertators' and Thesis Writers' Support Group
    Wednesdays
    3:30-4:45 p.m.
    UWM Union
    Solution-focused, problem-solving support group to help you complete your dissertation or thesis. Contact JoAnne Graham, Ph.D., (joanneg@uwm.edu, 229-5144) at the Norris Health Center for more information.
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