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PSA If you plan to graduate this May, paperwork is due NOW! 
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Students Graduating in May! Please read the following message from Ms. Tate, our graduate studies coordinator.

Good Day,

In order to graduate this Spring 2016 you must apply to graduate and submit your Candidacy form before Thursday, February 4; however to ensure that we meet the deadline of the Graduate School we are requesting that you please follow the appropriate process based on your degree no later than Friday, January 29, 2016 4:00pm. It is very important that you help us meet the deadline of the Graduate School by submitting your documents by this date.

All ICL MAT Graduating Students, please see Mrs. Shelby Tate in Ball Hall 404 and present her with your Program of Study Sheet and Candidacy Form. If you are, however, submitting the In Lieu Teaching Application, please see Ms. Mary Lanier in 202 Ball Hall and submit your Candidacy form and In Lieu of packet to her.

All ICL MS and Certificate Program Graduating Students, please see your faculty advisor to confirm completion of your program and to obtain his/her signature on your Candidacy Form. Then please see Mrs. Shelby Tate in Ball Hall 404.

All ICL Doctoral Students, please see your major professor to confirm completion of your program of study and to obtain his/her signature on your Candidacy Form. Then please see Mrs. Shelby Tate in Ball Hall 404.

Important Graduation Forms:

Apply to Graduate
Master's Degree Candidacy Form (click for instructions)
Doctoral Degree Candidacy Form (click for instructions)
Graduate Certificate Candidacy Form**
Course Substitution Form (attach to candidacy form, if needed)
The In Lieu of Student Teaching, please contact Ms. Mary Lanier for form

Failure to submit BOTH the graduation application and the degree and/or certificate candidacy form will delay your graduation until the next semester. A late fee of $500 will be assessed.

FILING ELIGIBILITY RULES:
You must have a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.00 or better.
You must be fully admitted to a graduate degree and/or graduate certificate program before filing your graduation application.
Non-Degree Students are NOT eligible to file for graduation.
SUBMISSION PROCESS:
We strongly recommend that you submit the candidacy form to your departmental advisor no later than Friday, January29, 2016 so that the form will reach your respective College Director of Graduate Studies by the required deadlines. Any received after the deadline will NOT be approved or forwarded to the Graduate School for processing.
IMPORTANT NOTES:
a. Students completing a Graduate Certificate program must be officially admitted to the program in order to both apply to graduate and to officially receive the certificate. If you are not admitted, please submit a Change of Status application to Graduate Admissions (Wilder Tower 200) immediately.
b. Students completing an Education Specialist degree may substitute the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences Education Specialist Program of Studies and Candidacy form for the Graduate School candidacy form. If you have not completed the EdS Program of Studies, the form must be completed and submitted to the College Director of Graduate Studies by the deadline listed below.
c. All future correspondence pertaining to graduation will be sent to student University email accounts only. No written correspondence will be sent via U.S. mail. Please check your university account periodically throughout the semester.
DEGREE CERTIFICATION:
Students will be certified for graduation only when all degree requirements are met, including the removal of all "I" or "IP" grades earned from previous semesters and the successful completion of comprehensive examination requirements or final approval of master's theses or doctoral dissertations.
If degree candidates earn any "I" or "IP" grades during their last semester of enrollment, they will automatically be disqualified from graduation and will be notified of this disqualification via U of M email only.
HOW TO "APPLY TO GRADUATE":
Visit your MyMemphis portal at: https://myuofm.memphis.edu/
To access the application, click on the MyDegree tab to locate the Commencement and Graduation channel. Follow the prescribed steps listed below:
Carefully review Step 1 - Prerequisites to Graduate.
Click on Step 2 - Apply to Graduate to complete application.
Once Step 2 has been completed, proceed to Step 3 - Diploma Mailing/Cap and Gown form. All students are required to complete both the Diploma Mailing and Cap and Gown form, even if there are no plans to attend graduation exercises. For students completing only a graduate certificate program, there will be no access to the Cap and Gown portion as these students are not allowed to participate in graduation.
During the middle of every semester, the Commencement Office will provide graduating students access to Step 4 - Attendance Card.
After the application has been completed, click View Application to Graduate.
Proceed to Step 3 only if you need to make changes to your name or to the diploma mailing address. Do not go back to Step 2.

Your ICL faculty advisor is available to assist you as well as the ICL Graduate Services Office in Ball Hall 404. Please stop by the Graduate Services Office for open advising on Thursday, January 28, 2016 2:00-4:00pm-.

Visit the Graduate School website for additional information on graduation, ordering caps and gowns, theses and dissertations deadlines and other information at http://www.memphis.edu/gradschool/current_students/graduation_information/graduation.php.

Sincerely,

Shelby Lynn Tate


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AECT Submissions are due Monday, February 1. Doctoral students are very strongly encouraged to submit (for the practice if nothing else!). I know many of you have lit review that would make an excellent poster presentation or round table!

http://www.aect.org/events/call/
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Time to begin applying for 2016-2017 scholarships! Deadline for applications is February 1.

http://www.memphis.edu/scholarships/
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Fair Josey
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All, the UofM GSA has voted to launch a student-led GTA teaching effectiveness/PD series for the Spring semester. If you are interested in getting more involved with the Graduate Student Association on campus and helping with the planning of these events, please let me know. Thanks!
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Great, thanks Ciera! I will let them know.
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Thanksgiving in Paris? Yes, please! 

The UN Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21) is just around the corner. The official UN companion event targeting university students, CONFERENCE OF YOUTH (COY11), will be held November 26-28 (Thanksgiving weekend). 

If one of you wants to attend COY11, registration is available at
www.CampusClimateCorps.org, at a rate of $150. This price includes COY11 attendance, metro pass, meals at the event, and 4 nights in youth hostel housing. There is no better deal out there for a student
to be in Paris for a few days with other young people from around the world learning about, discussing, and planning actions on this most critical of global matters.

As part of COY11, Campus Climate Corps (CCC) and Alpha Epsilon Lambda (AEL), the honor society of graduate and professional school students, are together conducting a workshop to discuss how students can help NGOs and student organizations achieve progress on climate change.

Twenty years from now we will each be asking ourselves, what was I doing when climate change decisions were being debated? Here’s a chance for your students to have an answer to that defining
question. 
About us......................................................................... Campus Climate Corps (CCC) is a joint effort of French university student volunteers working with Florida-based non-profit organizations Intelligentsia International and Alpha Epsilon Lambda to organize U.S. ...
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Praying for those in Paris right now.
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Yay! What a happy bunch :-)
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We had a fantastic first meeting of our writing group last night! Memphis Pizza Cafe donated pizza (Yum!) and we had a great conversation. There will be more F:F and Hangout meetings announced soon.

We are also starting a G+ Community with a focus on academic writing, whether for an assignment, dissertation, or publication. While the topics will be most relevant to doctoral students, any IDT graduate student is welcome. If you are interested, please join! 
IDT Memphis Writers' Group
Read, Write, Revise, Repeat
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Scholarship Opportunity for Doctoral Students

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is accepting applications for the 2016 Ford Foundation Fellowships Programs for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching. Full eligibility information and online applications are available on our website at: http://nationalacademies.org/ford

Eligibility Requirements:

U.S. citizens, nationals, permanent residents, or individuals granted deferred action status under the DACA program
Planning a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in a research-based filed of science, social science or humanities
Stipends and Allowances:

Predoctoral--$24,000 per year for three years
Dissertation--$25,000 for one year
Postdoctoral--$45,000 for one year
Awardees have expenses paid to attend one Conference of Ford Fellows.

Approximately 60 predoctoral, 30 dissertation, and 20 postdoctoral fellowships sponsored by the Ford Foundation and administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Application Deadline Dates:

Predoctoral: November 20, 2015
Dissertation: November 13, 2015
Postdoctoral: November 13, 2015
For Further information please contact:

Fellowships Office, Keck 576
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
500 Fifth Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202.334.2872
Fax: 202.334.3419
infofell@nas.edu
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Vol State Community College and APSU are partnering together this year to provide the Innovative Educator Conference in Clarksville, TN March 16 - 18, 2016.

The Call for Proposals is open through November 15th. Proposed presentations should address emerging trends in online, hybrid, and technology-enhanced face-to-face courses within the theme of Innovate and Inspire.
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Yes, the deadline has been extended to Nov. 15th. We need proposals! Glad to hear you're interested.
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Graduate Assistantship Opportunity

I am writing in hopes that you can assist the Hooks Institute in identifying a GA for an open position at the Institute. The job description and contact information is below. Thank you in advance for your efforts and for providing the Hooks Institute incredibly terrific students in the past. Daphene McFerren

Hooks Institute Graduate Assistant Position – Start Date March 1, 2016

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change is seeking a graduate student for a graduate assistant (GA) position. This position will begin March 1, 2016. GAs are expected to work 80 hours per month, or 20 hours per week, for a $1,000 monthly stipend. At this time, this is a stipend only position; that is, only a salary, not tuition, will be paid. There is possibility that summer employment and employment for the next academic year will be available. The position duties/requirements are as follows; good organizational skills relating to administrative tasks; maintenance of the Hooks Institute websites; a working knowledge of, or ability to work with, HTML; the ability to navigate in Constant Contact, a web-based platform for distribution of Hooks Institute newsletters and emails; and other duties as assigned.

The deadline for applying for this position is February 15, 2016. Interviews and selection of a student will take place shortly thereafter with the expectation of a March 1, 2016 start date. Students should send a resume, cover letter and 3 references to Rorie Trammel, Assistant Director, Hooks Institute at rtrammel@memphis.edu.
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Carmen Weaver
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Those of you who are anticipating a May Graduation...Have you filed your paperwork? 
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Yup!
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Attention all students planning to graduate in May!!

The deadline for your Graduation Application and Candidacy Form is February 4th. You will want to take care of these things now as some signatures are required. The graduate school does not accept late forms. You should have received an email today from Michelle Stout outlining the procedures. Please take care of this ASAP or your graduation may be delayed. If you are one of Dr. Mims' advisees, please send your forms to me. Congratulations on making it to this point! 
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Fair Josey
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Conference Proposals
Here are a few upcoming proposal deadlines that might be of interest to you. I'm sure there are others as well.

Innovative Educator Conference (at APSU)
Submission Deadline: November 25th
http://www.apsu.edu/iec

FantasTech Virtual Conference
Submission Deadline: December 19th
http://www.reynolds.edu/fantastech/

UDL-IRN Summit
(Universal Design for Learning Implementation and Research Network)
Submission Deadline: December 16th (Posters only)
http://udl-irn.org/call-for-papers
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Jennifer Townes

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Hi All!  
The IDT department is hosting the Teachers and Technology Thursdays on November 19th.  We are looking for a few volunteers to come help set up and support the presenters.  +Wanda Terral and +Carmen Weaver will be presenting this month.  The event is from 4:30 pm- 6:00 pm, so if you have 1-2 hours to spare, please contact me at jttownes@memphis.edu. We would love to have you!
Teachers and Technology Thursdays - Sponsored by the Instructional Design and Technology Program at the University of Memphis. Free educational technology workshops on the 3rd Thursday of each month.
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The area teachers that attend this event have a wide range of technology skills. It really helps to have an extra set of hands in the classroom to make sure everyone stays together as we move through the workshop. This is a great service opportunity!
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Registration for spring classes is now open! Please contact your advisor with any questions about the courses/sections you should take or to clear your PIN. Register as soon as possible!

Many of you are registering for your last semester of classes and plan to graduate in May (congratulations!) You will need to apply for graduation in February. You will have to get forms signed by your advisor as well as others. Please begin working on these forms in January so you do not wait until the last minute to track us down for signatures. Here is a link to the deadlines calendar. 

http://www.memphis.edu/gradschool/current_students/graduation_information/graduation_deadlines.php
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Rhonda Gregory

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My first time on campus at UoM and I'm met in the library by this guy...should I be scared? Ha ha ha. 
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Fair Josey
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IDT GSA President

Fellow students, please join me in welcoming IDT Doctoral Student +Wanda Terral as our new IDT Graduate Student Association President! If you have any questions about the IDT GSA, or if you would like to get more involved in GSA events and leadership this year, please contact Wanda at wterral@memphis.edu.

Thank you, Wanda, for agreeing to serve and lead our group!
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Great!!!
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Just a reminder! Drafts and Draughts is tomorrow, Tuesday, October 20th, from 6-8 at Memphis Pizza Cafe in Germantown. If you have not done so already, let me know if you are planning to come so I can make sure we have plenty of space. 
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We will miss you, Dora!
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Local Workshop Opportunity

TEACHING AND LEARNING SEMINARS
For educators
Join fellow educators for a discussion of an important teaching and learning topic, including a chance to observe best practices in action. Each teaching and learning seminar begins with a panel discussion of Hutchison teachers and administrators who have grappled with both the challenges and benefits of the focus area. Participants have a chance to visit a division of the school, watch a classroom engaged in teaching and learning related to the seminar topic, and debrief the visit with questions and answers for the panelists and the entire group.
date/time: Fridays, 8:30–11:00 am
PROJECT-BASED LEARNING IN GRADES PREK–8: October 23
LEADERSHIP FOR EVERY STUDENT IN GRADES 5–12: November 13
1:1 LAPTOPS: THE CLASSROOM EXPERIENCE FOR GRADES K–12: January 22
instructors: Hutchison faculty and administrators
cost: $25 each session

Tracey Zerwig Ford
Fine Arts and Center for Excellence Director  
Hutchison School
(901) 507-2461 office
(901) 331-9058 cell
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