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Graduate Connections- November 2011 Nov 2011

Graduate Connections- November 2011

Graduate Connections: A Newsletter for UNL Graduate Students published by the Office of Graduate Studies

In This Issue:

Navigating Graduate School…………………..1

Managing Graduate School

Graduation: An Inside Look

Good Practices in Graduate Education…………….3

Tips for Avoiding Plagiarism

Professional Development…………………….4

Searching Scientific Literature

Beloit Mindset List

Student Evaluations: Taking the Next Step

Top Ten Do’s And Don’ts of the Academic Job Search

Teaching Tip……………………………………….5

Motivating Students

Funding Opportunities……………………….8

The Graduate Writer………………………..10

Guidelines for Using Tables

Announcements…………………………….12

Fellowship Application

Health Insurance

New Graduate-Level Teaching Course

Social Networking

Events……………………………………….13

Doctoral Graduation Information Sessions

Nutech Ventures Speaker Series

Interactions…………………………………13

Fellowship Recipients

Calendar…………………………………….14

Event Dates and Deadlines

Degree ...


Nebraska Chapter Gamma Sigma Delta Newsletter, Issue #43, Fall 2011 Oct 2011

Nebraska Chapter Gamma Sigma Delta Newsletter, Issue #43, Fall 2011

Gamma Sigma Delta, Nebraska Chapter, Newsletters

President’s Message - Julie Albrecht

Annual Business Meeting October 5, 2011

Outstanding Graduate Student Award Fund

Fall Seminar and Annual Meeting: Wednesday, October 5, 2011. Theme: Entrepreneurship – Creating Your Own Success. Speaker: Walker Luedtke Walker Ag Supply, Wahoo, Nebraska

In Memoriam: Rollin D. Schnieder

NOMINATIONS FOR GAMMA SIGMA DELTA membership
Nominations for Gamma Sigma Delta Award of Merit
Nominations for Gamma Sigma Delta Extension Award
Nominations for Gamma Sigma Delta Research Award
Nominations for Gamma Sigma Delta Teaching Award
Nominations for Gamma Sigma Delta Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Gamma Sigma Delta Committees 2011

Renewal of Active Membership / Dues for 2011


Graduate Connections- August 2011 Aug 2011

Graduate Connections- August 2011

Graduate Connections: A Newsletter for UNL Graduate Students published by the Office of Graduate Studies

In This Issue:

Navigating Graduate School ..................................1

Big Red Joins the Big Ten

Seeking and Selecting a Mentor

Advice for Graduate Students

Good Practices in Graduate Education ..................4

Academic Integrity Resources

Professional Development…………………....5

Quick Tips on Writing with Statistics

Resources for Graduate Teaching Assistants

Teaching Tip .......................................6

First Day of Class

Funding Opportunities .......................7

The Graduate Writer...............................9

Writing Tips from the Masters

Announcements ...................................10

Graduate Bulletin

Registration and Financial Aid

Health Insurance

Call for Award Nominations

Events ................................12

Campuswide TA Workshops for Graduate Teaching Assistants

New Graduate Student Welcome

New International and Transfer Student Orientation

Doctoral Graduation ...


Delayed Beginnings, Jump Start? The Combined Effects On Early Literacy Of Age At Entry Into Kindergarten With Experiences Prior To Entry, Kathryn A. Wilson Aug 2011

Delayed Beginnings, Jump Start? The Combined Effects On Early Literacy Of Age At Entry Into Kindergarten With Experiences Prior To Entry, Kathryn A. Wilson

Theses, Student Research, and Creative Activity: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

As the first compulsory grade in the elementary school program, kindergarten is designed to prepare students for the numbered grades. Students are eligible for entrance into kindergarten if they turn five before a state-determined cut-off date. These dates range from the June before the start of school until the January after. Because some states do not require that children attend kindergarten until 6, 7, or even 8 years old, some parents are delaying their child’s entry into the program on the assumption that their child will benefit from an extra year to grow cognitively, physically, and emotionally. The result ...


A Qualitative Study Of Nebraska Sixpence Program Directors' Experiences And Perceptions, Katherine E. Hauptman Jul 2011

A Qualitative Study Of Nebraska Sixpence Program Directors' Experiences And Perceptions, Katherine E. Hauptman

Public Access Theses and Dissertations from the College of Education and Human Sciences

In Nebraska more than one-third of infants and toddlers live in conditions that are not conducive to early learning, putting them at-risk of failing in school and in life. By age four impoverished children are behind their peers by an average of 18 months. Sixpence Early Learning Fund works to ensure that children who are identified as at-risk in Nebraska are given the most optimal beginnings, preparing them for success throughout their lives. Currently, Sixpence is supporting thirteen programs across eleven school districts in Nebraska. Early childhood educators fulfill an important role that deserves increased recognition. Leadership in regards to ...


Exemplary High School Teacher's Utilization Of Web-Facilitated Instruction: A Multiple-Case Study, Tracy A. Platt Jul 2011

Exemplary High School Teacher's Utilization Of Web-Facilitated Instruction: A Multiple-Case Study, Tracy A. Platt

Theses, Student Research, and Creative Activity: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

Technology and the web are becoming as necessary to the education of “digital natives” (Prensky, 2001) as the textbook. This qualitative multiple case study focused on the manner in which web-facilitated technologies influenced instruction through planning, preparation, and instructional practices of secondary teachers. Three high school teachers were selected as participants based on their administrator recommending them as an exemplary teacher utilizing web-facilitated technology. A multiple case qualitative design was employed where 8 to 9 observations occurred over a 2-month period. Observations were concluded by researcher journaled thoughts, feelings, and general impressions of what was observed. Post observation interviews queried ...


The Diffusion Of Environmental Literacy In An American Urban Community Through Children, Kelley Phillips May 2011

The Diffusion Of Environmental Literacy In An American Urban Community Through Children, Kelley Phillips

Environmental Studies Undergraduate Student Theses

Environmental literacy is a contentious issue in the United States of America because citizens feel it is forced upon them and interferes with our materialistic culture. Also, many Americans have limited access to green space and little time to devote to increasing their environmental mindset. This project documents a technique to introduce environmental literacy to American citizens by working with single communities in a common subset of American culture. Based on a model used by anthropologists in third world countries, the goal was to diffuse environmental literacy into a community by only instructing the children of that community in environmental ...


Designing A School Garden Space That Emphasizes Children's Wants And Uses Permaculture Design Methods, Mikhaela Mullins May 2011

Designing A School Garden Space That Emphasizes Children's Wants And Uses Permaculture Design Methods, Mikhaela Mullins

Environmental Studies Undergraduate Student Theses

A case study was organized at Saratoga Elementary school in Lincoln, Nebraska to obtain data on what children desire in a garden space. To collect this data a school garden space was constructed and an after school garden club was implemented. Students who participated in the after school garden club partook in the study by drawing their ideal garden. Elements that the subjects drew were identified and categorized into ‘highly desired’ and ‘somewhat desired’.

These elements were then incorporated into a proposed garden design plan for Saratoga. The proposal plan uses Permaculture design methods to emphasize sustainability.


Graduate Connections- April 2011 Apr 2011

Graduate Connections- April 2011

Graduate Connections: A Newsletter for UNL Graduate Students published by the Office of Graduate Studies

In This Issue:

Navigating Graduate School ........................... 1

Things to Do This Summer

Good Practices in Graduate Education................ 3

Academic Integrity Pledge

Professional Development …………….. 4

Creating an Electronic Portfolio

Writing a Research Article in 12 Weeks

Teaching Tip ....................... 5

Determining How Much to Cover in One Class

Funding Opportunities ....... 7

The Graduate Writer .......... 8

Revision vs. Editing

Events ................................... 9

Research Fair

Nebraska Lecture

Institute for International Teaching Assistants

SPEAK Test Dates

Campuswide Workshop for Graduate Teaching Assistants

Interactions ....................... 10

2011 Graduate Award Winners

Calendar ............................ 11

Event Dates/Deadlines

Degree Deadlines

Readers’ Corner ................ 12

How Learning Works: Seven Research Based Principles for ...


Nebraska Chapter Gamma Sigma Delta Newsletter Issue #42 Spring 2011 Apr 2011

Nebraska Chapter Gamma Sigma Delta Newsletter Issue #42 Spring 2011

Gamma Sigma Delta, Nebraska Chapter, Newsletters

President’s Message - Julie Albrecht

Recipients of 2010 Gamma Sigma Delta Awards
Award of Merit for Service: Keith L. Glewen
Excellence in Extension Award: Harshavardhan Thippareddi
Excellence in Teaching Award: Martha Mamo
Excellence in Research Award: Curtis L. Weller
Outstanding Graduate Student Award: Jessie Fernandez
Outstanding Senior Student Award: Zach Badura
Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award: Ross Jensen
Clayton Kelling is recognized for service as Gamma Sigma Delta President in 2009

In Memoriam: Edward Francis Vitzthum


Graduate Connections- February 2011 Feb 2011

Graduate Connections- February 2011

Graduate Connections: A Newsletter for UNL Graduate Students published by the Office of Graduate Studies

In This Issue:

Navigating Graduate School ................ 1

Self-Directed Learners

The Graduate Bulletin

Good Practices in Graduate Education .................... 3

Maintaining Research Integrity

Responsible Conduct of Research Training

Professional Development ..... 4

The Academic Job Talk

Tips for Creating Effective Power Point Presentations

Teaching Tip ............................ 6

Advice for Teaching Assistants

Funding Opportunities ............ 8

The Graduate Writer ............... 9

The Humble Apostrophe

Events ..................................... 10

Prof. Development Seminar

Lab Safety Colloquium

Grant Writing Seminar

NURAMP Workshops

Research Fair

Nebraska Lecture

Announcements ..................... 13

Preparing Future Faculty

Insurance Update

Calendar................................. 14

Interactions ............................ 14

MyRED Hints

Readers’ Corner .................... 15

The Academic Job Search Handbook


Neopa Annual Report 2011-2012 Jan 2011

Neopa Annual Report 2011-2012

NEOPA Annual Reports

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Honors Programs At Smaller Colleges, Third Edition, Samuel Schuman Jan 2011

Honors Programs At Smaller Colleges, Third Edition, Samuel Schuman

NCHC Monographs Series

PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION The first edition of this monograph appeared in 1988, a year which, depending upon one’s perspective, was either just yesterday or eons ago. At the end of the ‘80s, I could still suggest, with a straight face, that a fully equipped honors office space should have “a computer or a typewriter,” a suggestion that today sounds more appropriate for a museum of antique office machinery than an up-to-date academic office. The handbook was revised in 1998, and that second edition has now had a lifetime of well over a decade. It, too, has come ...