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The Graduate Students’ Guide to Personal Finance

Are you ready to take the next step with your finances as a stipend-receiving graduate student? Do you want to learn how to allocate your money more optimally, break the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck, build up savings, and/or begin investing? This seminar teaches graduate students who receive stipends how they can develop positive lifelong financial habits and increase their net worth while still in school. The topics covered in this seminar are: financial values and goals, budgeting, taxes, saving, investing, and debt repayment. The presenter is Emily Roberts, who holds a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering and is the founder of the websites Grad Student Finances and Ph.D. Stipends.

Please bring a laptop to this event and register no later than Sept. 26.

International Education Week

International Students’ Council’s International Education Week: International Art and Culture is a series of events and activities taking place across WSU – Pullman campus:

Monday, Sept. 19

  • International Foods Bake Sale and Henna Tattoos – CUB from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Women in Gold – CUE 203 @ 7 p.m.
    • The true story of an elderly Jewish refugee living in Los Angeles, who, together with her young lawyer, fought the government of Austria for almost a decade to reclaim Gustav Klimt’s iconic painting of her aunt, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, the “Woman in Gold” which was stolen from her relatives by the Nazis in Vienna just before World War II.  This legal battle resulted in the U.S. Supreme Court ruling against the Republic of Austria. An intriguing and thought-provoking movie that will keep you in suspense.

Tuesday, Sept. 20

  • International Foods Bake Sale and Henna Tattoos – CUB from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Ferdinand’s Tours and Free Ice Cream – Tours starting @ 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.
  • International Professional Sharing Night – Todd Hospitality @ 6 p.m.
    • Enjoy a catered dinner while WSU international professionals share their experiences and have the opportunity to visit with the speakers in a intimate setting.  RSVP required

Wednesday, Sept. 21

  • Sketch Wednesday with Ildikó Kalapács – CUB Art Gallery at 12 p.m.
  • IEW Keynote Address: Ildikó Kalapács – CUB Auditorium at 5 p.m.
    • Ildikó Kalapács is a Hungarian American visual artist and folk dancer currently living in the United States. Her experiences living in both socialist and capitalist countries, have given her an appreciation of diversity.  Despite the importance of seeking cultural uniqueness in this era of globalization, she recognizes our common experiences through her artwork.

Thursday, Sept. 22

  • Parade and Walking International Fashion Show – Begins at the CUB and ends at the Museum of Art @ 12 p.m.
  • Museum of Art Installation (Northwest Alternative Comics, Artist Meet-&-Greet, and Vault Tours) – Museum of art/ WSU from 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Drawing Jam – Rico’s from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    • Join in with comic artists from the NW Alternative Comics exhibit to create a brand new Pullman comic strip!

Friday, Sept. 23

  • International Cheese and Chocolate Tasting – Global Scholar Hall at 5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 24

  • Party and Art in the Park – Reaney Park from 12 – 6 p.m.
    • International food, art, music and dance presented by the International Students’ Council in collaboration with the WSU Museum of Art, Department of Fine Arts, WSU Children’s Center, International Programs, and the International Development Club.

Meet Your Major Fair

The Meet Your Major Fair is for current WSU students who are exploring majors offered on WSU – Pullman campus. All majors are represented by a combination of professional advisors, faculty, student ambassadors, and recruitment specialists. Students from all exploring programs are invited to participate. If you, or a representative from your degree program, will be attending this event, please RSVP no later than Friday, September 2 to Alicia Woodard at awoodard@wsu.edu.