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September 2003 Graduate School Workshop

Highlights of the September 16, 2003

Graduate School Workshop

An academic service sponsored by:  The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 191



The Graduate School Workshop is designed to provide information to Juniors, Seniors, and other interested individuals about the graduate school process with the personal knowledge and expertise from faculty and other professional and support staff members. 



3:30-3:45   UC 307 — Linda Thompson, current Chapter 191 President made welcoming remarks. She was followed by David Snyder who spoke about “Why go to graduate school?”  Jeanie Randall  gave information about the annual national PKP graduate fellowship competition. 3:45-5:00   Breakout discussions were in Ballroom A and 307.  Five discussion areas were set up:

  • Financing graduate school—Elizabeth Stonerock, Greg Ross, Jeanie Randall (PKP graduate fellowship information)
  • Testing requirements—Greg Zieren
  • The application process—Kay Wadia for Lou Beasley, Dick Gildrie
  • Types of graduate schools—Sally Lundin-SchillerGeneral information—Lori Buchanan, Taylor Emery
  • There will also be Videotape Presentation from the 1999 workshop—Daniel Christian

Jim Thompson remained in room 307 to talk about helpful internet links for interested students.

A number of materials and were placed at appropriate tables for student use.

Shelley Webb, Career Services, provided a case of Graduate School Guides to be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Lori Buchanan listed the resources available at the Woodward Library in a handout for students.

Jenny Preston-Sabin obtained free copies of the publication “How to Afford Graduate School.



Table of Contents

Why Go To Graduate School?

Dr. David Snyder

Selected Graduate School Resources
at Felix G. Woodward Library at APSU

Ms. Lori Buchanan


Other Useful Links:



APSU and PKP Member Participants

Lori Buchanan, B.A., M.L.S., Instructional Services Librarian and Associate Professor

Susan Calovini, Ph.D., Professor of Languages and Literature

Daniel Christian, B.A., TRIO Student Support Services, Tutor Coordinator

Taylor Emery, M.A., Instructor, Languages and Literature

Meredith Gildrie, B.A., M.A.Ed., Associate Professor of Developmental Studies

Sarah Lundin-Schiller, B.A., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology

Richard Gildrie, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Professor of History

Jennie Preston-Sabin, B.S., M.S., Director of Student Support Services & Associate Professor of Developmental Studies

Jeanie Randall, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Languages and Literature

Greg Ross, B.B.A., Associate Director, Student Financial Aid & Veterans Affairs

David Snyder, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Professor of Biology

Elizabeth Stonerock, M.S., Counselor, Student Financial Aid & Veterans Affairs

Darlene Thomas, Assistant to the Dean, College of Graduate Studies

James F. Thompson, B.S., Ph.D., MT(ASCP), Associate Professor of Biology

Linda Thompson, B.S.N., M.S.N., D.S.N., Professor of Nursing

Kay Wadia, Office Supervisor, AdmissionsShelley Webb, M.A., Career Services Counselor

Gregory Zieren, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Associate Professor of History