News item published on: 2023-03-09 14:14:00

Banner with black background and text, in gold, 2023 Graduate Student Appreciation Week

De-stress Activities in Cook Library

Make Your Own Stress Ball
Monday: 1 to 3 p.m.
Tuesday to Thursday: 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Design and Make Your Own Button
Monday and Thursday: 4 to 6 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday: 3:30 to 6 p.m.

Come and Go Coloring
All week during library hours

Monday, April 3

Chick-fil-A Day
Monday, April 3, 12 – 2 p.m.
JB George Building, Room 142

Join us for free Chick-fil-A and Raffle Prizes from 12 to 2 p.m. outside the J.B. George Building. Raffle prize drawings will take place at 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Avoiding Predatory Publishing
Present by Hannah Madonna, Arts and Humanities Librarian
Monday, April 3, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Hybrid: Cook Library, LIB 110 and Zoom
Register here

A workshop focused on early career researchers about what predatory publishing is and how to avoid it. This will include evaluating journals, the difference between open access (OA) and predatory journals, and resources to assist finding reputable journals. Snacks will be available for in-person attendees.

Creating CVs & Resumes. Which One for the Job?
Presented by Jamie Stanfield, Head of Gulf Coast Libraries
Monday, April 3, 12:15 to 1 p.m.
Hybrid: Gulf Coast Library room 204 and Teams
Register here

Learn about using a curriculum-vitae or a resume and which one is appropriate for your dream job!

Games and Grub with the ASC
Monday, April 3, 1 – 3 p.m.
Gulf Coast Library room 204

Nintendo Switch, board, and card games for all!

Tuesday, April 4

Graduate Student Appreciation Breakfast
Hosted by University Libraries
Tuesday, April 4, 9 – 10 a.m.
Cook Library, LIB 209A/Gallery

Enjoy breakfast with Cook Library’s Public Services librarians.

Grants 101 Workshop & Luncheon
Presented by Justin Easterday, Education and Human Sciences Librarian and Samantha Bull, Access Services Librarian
Tuesday, April 4, 12:15 – 1 p.m.
Gulf Coast Library room 204
Register here

Join librarians to learn how to use University Libraries’ databases to search for federal and private grants, and what to do when applying for a grant.

Gaming with Career Services
Tuesday, April 4, 1 – 3 p.m.
Gulf Coast Library room 204

Join us for cards and careers. Discuss career readiness over a game of Uno or other games.

Using APA PsycTests
Presented by Tracy Englert, Science, Nursing, and Health Librarian
Tuesday, April 4, 2 – 3 p.m.
Cook Library, LIB 110
Register here

APA PsycTests, produced by the American Psychological Association (APA), serves as a repository for many psychological tests and measures, including thousands of actual test instruments that are available for immediate download and use in research and teaching. The workshop will also include the process for seeking permission for instruments that do not have immediate use permissions. Snacks will be available.

Graduate School Hall of Fame Portrait Unveiling
Tuesday, April 4, 2 – 4 p.m.
Peck House (Hattiesburg Campus)
Livestreamed on Facebook

Each year the Graduate School showcases outstanding graduate students from each academic college in the Graduate Student Hall of Fame. Selected by their college Dean and photographed in their research environment, the student is honored with a canvas portrait which will be unveiled and displayed for one year. An Open House with refreshments will immediately follow the unveiling ceremony.

Wednesday, April 5

Copyright Workshop
Wednesday, April 5, 10 – 11 a.m.
Presented by Clancy Smith, Records Management Specialist, and Jessica Clark, Assistant Curator, Historical Manuscripts
Hybrid: JB George 142 and WebEx
Register here

Copyright law can be complicated, but those in higher education interact with it on a daily basis through their study and research. Graduate students especially may be working toward publishing their research, which also has copyright implications. This presentation will seek to simplify the basics of copyright by explaining what copyright entails, how copyrighted materials can be used, and why it matters for students. Topics will include Fair Use, open licenses, publishing agreements, and more, along with case studies and a Q&A session to address specific use cases.

Attendees may chose to participate in-person or online via the WebEx link provided upon registration.

Creating CVs & Resumes. Which One for the Job?
Presented by Jamie Stanfield
Wednesday, April 5, 11 – 11:45 a.m.
Gulf Coast Research Lab, Caylor Building Room 104
Register here

Learn about using a curriculum-vitae or a resume and which one is appropriate for your dream job.

Citation Management Tools
Presented by Hali Black, First-Year Experience Librarian
Wednesday, April 5, 12:15 – 1 p.m.
Hybrid: Cook Library, LIB 207 and Zoom
Register here

Looking for a more effective way to manage citations for your next research paper or thesis project? A citation management tool could be the solution you’ve been looking for. Join a librarian for a workshop that will provide an overview of free citation management tools, with a focus on Zotero. Box lunches will be provided to in-person participants who register at least 24-hours in advance.

Bear Point Bayou and Ice Cream
Facilitated by Samantha Bull, Access Services Librarian
Wednesday, April 5, 1 – 2 p.m.
Bear Point Bayou bridge, near the Gulf Coast Library

Learn the history of our freshwater spring and Bear Point Bayou, the animals that thrive in it, and grab some ice cream!

Sit Back, Relax, and Game
Facilitated by Samantha Bull, Access Services Librarian and Justin Easterday, Education and Human Sciences Librarian
Wednesday, April 5, 2 – 4 p.m.
Gulf Coast Library room 204

Take a break to grab a snack, an ice coffee, and play board games with your fellow graduate students! Relax with a classic like Jenga or try your hand at One Night Ultimate Werewolf.

GCRL Ice Cream Social
Facilitated by Joyce Shaw
Wednesday, April 5, 3 – 4 p.m.
Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Field Studies Building porch

Grab a sweet treat and visit with fellow graduate students.

Graduate School Movie Night, DEVOTION
Wednesday, April 5, 5 – 7:30 p.m.
Joe Paul Theater, Thad Cochran Center

All graduate students and staff are welcome to attend a private showing of the film Devotion in the Joe Paul Theater. Devotion is the inspirational true story of Jesse Brown, the first black aviator in U.S. Navy history, and his enduring friendship with fellow fighter pilot Tom Hudner. The film starts at 5 p.m. and popcorn and refreshments will be provided.

Thursday, April 6

Susan A. Siltanen Graduate Student Research Symposium
Thursday, April 6, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Hybrid, Thad Cochran Center 2nd floor

Each year the Graduate School and the Graduate Student Senate host the Susan A. Siltanen Graduate Student Research Symposium. The symposium provides graduate students with an opportunity to present their research to faculty, staff, and students in a friendly competitive environment through oral and poster presentations. The symposium is designed to enhance the scholarly environment for graduate students and highlight the innovative and scholarship being done by Southern Miss graduate students. In addition, the Graduate Faculty Mentor of the Year and Graduate Assistant of the Year will be announced.

Solo Role Playing Games (RPG) Stress Relief
Presented by Hannah Madonna, Arts and Humanities Librarian
Thursday, April 6, 1 – 3 p.m.
Cook Library LIB 109/Learning Commons

A block of time when students can sit and relax with a few fun, very easy and quick to learn pen-and-paper RPG. Snacks will be available.

“There is no fate but what we make for ourselves” – Dystopian Worlds in Literature and Film
Presented by Allisa Beck, Arts and Humanities / Collection Management Librarian
Thursday, April 6, 2 – 3 p.m.
Gulf Coast Library room 204
Register here

A discussion of the various themes and stories in classic dystopian novels, including ‘1984,’ ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ and ‘The Hunger Games’ and in movies such as ‘The Terminator,’ ‘Escape from New York,’ and ‘Blade Runner.’

Career Readiness, Coffee, and Conversations
Facilitated by Career Services
Thursday, April 6, 3 – 4 p.m.
Gulf Coast Library room 204

Join career specialists to discuss career readiness such as job searching, resumes, cover letters, interviews, and more. Donate gently used business attire to the career closet or take some for that next job interview!