Graduate Blog

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November 11, 2016

The College of Engineering at Purdue University is inviting postdocs and advanced PhD students to apply for participation in an expenses-paid, two-day workshop (February 26-28, 2017) designed to help them develop the skills important for a successful faculty career.

Apply here:

Questions? Contact Audeen Fentiman or 765-494-4873

November 8, 2016

New Course for SP2017--Echohydraulics (GEOG459/CEE498) Linking Physical & Biological Processes in Rivers and Streams

Tu/Th 1:00-2:50pm. Room 1518 Hydrosystems Lab



November 8, 2016

There are two entry level Aviation/Airfield design positions open at RS&H at our Jacksonville, Florida office.  The position is for airfield design and construction (pavement, drainage, marking, lighting, etc.) at commercial service airports. 

Information about RS&H is here:

The position posting is here:

For more info, please contact

Brad Wente, P.E.
Airfield Service Group Leader Southeast Region
10748 Deerwood Park Blvd South, Jacksonville, FL  32256
O 904-256-2192 | M 904-307-7024


November 7, 2016

The Graduate Minor in Global Studies enables master’s, doctoral, and professional school students to gain a deeper understanding of the processes of globalization. The Minor builds on students’ disciplinary and professional knowledge base to integrate their specialized skills within the broader intellectual, and public policy demands of the challenges confronting the world’s populations today.

Upcoming Student Information Sessions

For more information on the Graduate Minor and associated course requirements, please attend one of the following informational meetings:

Tuesday, November 8th 4-5 pm

Wednesday, November 9th 12-1 pm

All sessions will be held in Room 101 of the International Studies Building. 

For more information, contact the Center for Global Studies at or call * 217-265-5186

Visit the website:

November 7, 2016

Dropping Courses

Friday, November 11 is the last day for graduate students to drop ALL Fall semester courses from their Fall registration without a grade of W and thus withdraw from Fall semester. Students need to complete a Withdrawal/Cancellation form and obtain their department’s signature and, in the case of International Students, a signature from International Student Scholar Services. Students considering this action are encouraged first to discuss their decision with their adviser and/or program.

Friday, November 11 is the last day to drop individual full term Fall semester courses without a grade of W. Students need to come to the Graduate College, 204 Coble Hall, to complete a Late Course Change form to complete the process, but first are encouraged to discuss their decision with their adviser and/or program. Dropping a course may affect progress toward degree completion, so the decision is best done in consultation with a student’s program.


Friday, November 11 is the last day to change a course to the credit/no-credit grading option for a Fall semester course or to change from the credit/no-credit grading option to a regular grade. Adviser approval is required. Please consult with your program if you are considering this grading option for any course because course and department restrictions may apply.

For additional dates and deadlines, see the Graduate College calendar.