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Writing Workshop Series: Goal Setting

Goal setting is a necessary life skill for graduate and professional students. However, it isn’t always easy to start a project, break it into goals, then achieve those goals in a timely manner! The Writing Workshop Series: Goal Setting aims to teach students how to move from ideas to reality by crafting better goals, then achieving those goals. Participants will learn how to break an idea into smaller pieces, create a timeline, and then stick with the goals until they are finished! During this session, Owen Williams and Elizabeth Bernhardt from the Graduate and Professional Writing Consultation (GPWC) and Lorena O’English from WSU Libraries will share strategies and ideas on moving from planning to achievements, in addition to facilitating discussion and hands-on practice. .

The writing workshop series is a year-long initiative! Watch for more sessions in this semester and spring semester!

Please bring a laptop and sign up no later than Oct. 13.

How to Manage Effective Groups

Have you been part of a group that just didn’t work? In this hands on workshop, you will learn to effectively build, manage, and facilitate groups of students in your classroom. Interact with them and provide feedback to them on what works and what can be improved. Goals of this workshop are to make you more comfortable working in a group and more comfortable using groups in your classroom. Student outcomes include better teamwork skills and the ability to manage up and down.

Please register no later than October 3.

Academic Integrity Workshop

Academic Integrity is one of the pillars of academia, but are you completely sure you haven’t plagiarized when you turn in a project? The Academic Integrity Workshop aims to provide students the information they need on WSU’s academic integrity policies before then exploring some of the core issues that surround plagiarism. During this session the Graduate and Professional Writing Center (GPWC), the WSU Libraries, and the WSU Office of Student Conduct will share strategies and ideas to make sure you know how to avoid plagiarism and how to identify issues of plagiarism.

Please bring a laptop and sign up here no later than Sept. 29.

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.

Global Heroes Coffee Hour

The MLK committee at WSU will join the International Center to talk about Martin Luther King Jr. and his activism in 1950s to shape one of the biggest movements in the U.S. history. Join to learn more about the U.S. civil rights leaderss and contemporary leaders from around the world.

Wild Wild West Coffee Hour

Join the Office of International Programs – International Center for the Wild Wild West Coffee Hour to learn more about early western culture in the United States and cowboy culture around the world. Snacks and freshly brewed coffee will be provided.