Weekly Announcements

Updated: October 19, 2020

Graduate School's Financial Education Series

Wednesday, October 21; 2:00 p.m.

Please join Blaine Grimes from Campus Federal for the third session of the Graduate School’s Financial Education series.

Join on Zoom at https://lsu.zoom.us/j/4997284


Grad School News & Events

Changes to Fall Academic Calendar

View the 2020 Fall Academic Calendar and the Graduate School Calendar, but please note the most significant changes below:

  • November 6: The final date to drop classes or resign from LSU

Theses & Dissertations Email Reviews

In the interest of the safety of students and editors during the COVID-19 pandemic, appointments with the editor will be replaced with preliminary reviews conducted by email. The process is as follows:

  • Consulting the formatting guidelines on the Graduate School website, the student applies the formatting rules to the thesis or dissertation, as usual.
  • The student emails an Adobe PDF of the document’s correctly formatted front matter, page 1 of the narrative text, and the first page of the required list of references, or bibliography, as follows:
    • Dissertations: to cmckenzie@lsu.edu; theses: to apaxto5@lsu.edu.
      Do not not send the entire document.
    • The subject line should read: Request for Preliminary Review
  • The editor will return the material with comments within a day or two.

Students are always free to email specific formatting questions to the editors.

The review is optional and is meant to catch obvious oversights, not to replace the guidelines. The reason that editors now request preliminary pages for review is that these pages contain most document errors. 

Students not graduating in December 2020 should send their review requests after fall commencement.

Seminars & Workshops

LSU Libraries Workshops

Advanced News Research

Date: Tuesday, October 20
Time: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

This workshop will focus on the advanced research skills needed for searching news aggregator databases. These skills are especially useful when conducting content analysis of news coverage. Participants will learn how to determine which databases to search, how to build a strategic Boolean search, how to use proximity connectors and other advanced search techniques. The last half-hour of this workshop will be dedicated to address participants specific news research challenges

Register for Event

Zotero Citation Management

Date: Wednesday, October 21
Time: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Get started with reference and citation management using Zotero. Zotero is a free citation management tool accessible from multiple browsers. In this workshop, you will learn how to set up and add items to your Zotero Library and how to use it to create in-text citations and bibliographies. For questions or to request an accommodation, please contact the instructor, Brittany O'Neill at boneill@lsu.edu.

Register for Event

LSU Libraries Virtual Panel: News Consumption & How it Impacts Our Decision 

Date: Thursday, October 29
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Join LSU Libraries for its 3rd annual Media Literacy Week. This year's event will be a virtual panel discussion about the impacts of our news consumption. Panelists include Alison J. Head, executive director of Project Information Literacy, Joshua Darr, assistant professor with the Manship School of Mass Communication and the Department of Political Science, and Kathleen Searles, associate professor with the Manship School of Mass Communication and the Department of Political Science.

Register for Event

Visit LSU Libraries Events & Programming web page for additional workshops. Please email Rebecca Kelley at rkell25@lsu.edu with questions or suggestions for future workshop topics.

Title IX Town Hall

Recently, you received an announcement regarding the new Title IX regulations regarding sexual harassment and revised PM-73. On November 5, 2020, the Title IX Office will be offering a town hall meeting on Zoom for students and employees to learn more about the changes to the regulations and PM-73. The town hall will last one hour.

Registration is limited to 300 attendees. To attend, please fill out a short registration form:
Employees (November 5, 9:00-10:00 a.m.)
Students (November 5, 3:30-4:30 p.m.)

If you require accommodations due to a disability, please e-mail titleix@lsu.edu. Please register at least two weeks in advance to allow sufficient time to arrange for accommodations.

IBuild Graduate Research Fellowship

The Innovation in Buildings (IBUILD) Graduate Research Fellowship is a new program managed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The fellowship will strengthen the pool of well-trained, diverse MS and PhD scholars who are equipped for research-intensive building technologies careers across all sectors.

What will I be doing? You will get to advance your Graduate Research by receiving research and educational support to conduct innovative research at your home institution in an area with demonstrated relevance to building energy efficiency. To ensure an impactful fellowship, you will also gain professional development, mentoring, networking, and internship opportunities.

For more information visit the website or email ibuild@orise.orau.gov. Please list the reference code in subject line, [DOE-EERE-RPP-IBUILD-2020].

Deadline: December 1, 2020, 5:00 p.m. EST

Genentech Postdoc Program

We are excited to announce that Genentech’s world-class biomedical research organization is launching a new set of postdoc openings aimed at identifying top scientific talent, independent of a specific job posting for a given Genentech scientist’s lab.

For more information visit the website. Applications Due by Monday, October 19.

Mental Health Resources

Emotional Wisdom Webinars

This series provide students the opportunity to learn and practice skills for effective mood management.

Join Emotional Wisdom Webinars Zoom Meeting (Meeting ID: 963 4999 4345)

Every Wednesday at 3:00 pm.

  • Oct 28Living with Purpose
  • Nov 11Resiliency Skills: Channeling your Inner Strength


ThePhone is a 24-hour crisis counseling and support line serving the students of LSU. Callers to the LSU line are connected to volunteer paraprofessional counselors trained in crisis intervention and suicide prevention.

Call or text 225-924-5781.

Case Management

The case manager located in the Office of Wellness & Health Promotion collaborates with partners in all units of the SHC, as well as those on campus and the surrounding community to connect LSU students to health and wellness resources. They can assist with locating providers who offer low cost services for students who may be uninsured, under-insured or have financial need. 

For more information about case management services, please contact the Office of Wellness & Health Promotion at 225-578-5718.

Group Therapy

Group options range from interpersonal therapy groups to semi-structured groups on specific topics. Individuals interested in participating in group therapy can make a request during an Initial Consultation appointment, or discuss options with their current MHS therapist. 

Visit the Student Health Center's website to view a list of fall virtual group offerings.

Individual Therapy

The SHC offers individual psychotherapy as well as group psychotherapy. Students can schedule a consultation to connect with a therapist to talk confidentially about immediate concerns. The therapist will discuss with the student their reasons for seeking help and evaluate which services and resources may be most useful. 

Call 225-578-8774 for an appointment.

Let's Talk

Let's Talk offers brief, informal and confidential consultations. Meetings last about 15 minutes and it is an easy way to seek support, perspective, and assistance connecting with campus and community resources.

Join Let's Talk Zoom Meeting (Meeting ID: 956-4442-4852) Every Mon & Thurs from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Breakfast Break: Mattering & Belonging at LSU

Friday, October 23, 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

As we head into homecoming, we wanted to take a moment to reflect around mattering and belonging in LSU community. We will discuss the ways in which we can better create a community that we, our classmates, and colleagues feel that they all belong and matter at LSU. People on or near campus will be able to pick up a breakfast at 7:30am on Friday morning at the Women's Center then join the discussion on Zoom.

Register here: Breakfast Break Registration

Dissertation Development 

November 12, 2:00 p.m. EDT  (11:00 a.m. PDT)

Dissertation students are more effective when they have support and resources available from their university. Dr. Jearl K. Helvey, Assistant Professor of Education – Doctoral Program, Texas Wesleyan University discusses how they achieve an 80% dissertation completion rate (compared to a 30% national average).

Register Here: Zoom Link

LSU Libraries Digital Escape Room

October 1- 31

Frankenfaire, the LSU Libraries' annual Open House, will be held online as a digital escape room during the entire month of October.  Participating students will help Frankie escape the library before midnight, while also being introduced to library services and resources available in the main LSU Library and Hill Memorial Library.

The digital escape room is open to all current LSU students. Participants who complete the escape room will be eligible to win prizes, including a Kindle, Beats headphones, and an Amazon gift card. A text reader-friendly version of the game is also available. The Frankenfaire Digital Escape Room is available through October 31.