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Events of relevance to graduate and professional students and faculty are listed chronologically below.
  • PD = professional development event for graduate and professional students
  • OGEL = event sponsored by the Office of Graduate Education and Life
  • Other = event sponsored by other campus office or group

  • Humanities Ph.D.s: Careers Beyond the Professoriate (Other)

    Thursday, April 18th, 11:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. | Downtown Library, Room 104
    Whether you're a new Humanities graduate student, ABD and contemplating the job market, or a faculty member seeking to support your advisees, we invite you to join us for what we hope will be an ongoing conversation about career paths both within and beyond academia for Humanities PhDs. This event will be highly interactive, prioritizing attendee questions and concerns. A group of Humanities PhD-holders in non-professorial positions will also share their experiences.

    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Group (Other)

    Thursdays, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. | Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services
    During this awareness and skill building opportunity, you can explore meditation techniques that assist in bringing attention to the present moment. Mindfulness, practiced daily, can help manage stressors of life. More information can be found here. Schedule your meeting with the group leader Yaping Anderson ( or 304-293-4431) where you will be provided with information regarding the group, get your questions answered, and have the opportunity to sign up.

    Dissertation Writing Retreat (Other)

    May 20 - 24, 9:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
    Join the Writing Studio staff at the Summer Dissertation Writing Retreat, a week-long workshop for students currently writing dissertations. During the retreat, you will have the opportunity to set writing goals, practice disciplined writing habits, learn new strategies, and connect with other dissertation writers. The retreat is especially suited for doctoral students who are in the early stages of their dissertation. You will have the opportunity to make a writing plan, get a jump start on it, incorporate new writing strategies, carve out quiet time, overcome writers block, and get support from other dissertation writers!
    To register, contact Christopher Urban at Space is limited!