Announcements: December 4, 2017



Important announcement for all graduate assistants who select payroll deduction in Spring 2018: Spring semester payroll deductions will now occur in the months of January through April. This change will alleviate obstacles experienced with May payroll deductions due to employment separations at the end of the semester. If you have any questions, please contact or  



Conversations with the Dean

The weekly Conversations with the Dean for graduate students and faculty will resume on Friday, December 15 from 12 - 1 p.m. in the foyer of David Boyd Hall. Come meet with Deans Michelle Massé and Sean Lane to discuss your questions, suggestions, and ideas.


Professional/Personal Balance in Coursework: Graduate Student Roundtable

The Graduate School will host "Professional/Personal Balance in Coursework," a graduate student roundtable on Monday, December 11 at 10:30 a.m. in Himes Hall, Room 129. Several current graduate students still in coursework will participate in the event to assist in getting the conversation going and share strategies that help them through the semester. You are encouraged to come with questions and your own strategies for striking balance in your life while in graduate coursework.



Office of Research Engagement Graduate Assistantship

The Office of Research Engagement is seeking a Graduate Assistant to begin as soon as possible. This Graduate Assistant will provide a wide range of administrative support for the Director and Assistant Director of Research Engagement. Duties include gathering and organizing data for projects and reporting, assisting with facilitation of undergraduate research programs, updating the office website, and assisting with other projects as needed. Preferred skills include working knowledge of Adobe and Microsoft Office Suite, high level of experience in Excel, excellent communication skills, creative and analytical thinking skills, and attention to detail. Click here for more information and to apply.


Doctoral Student Research Assistant Position

One or more graduate Research Assistant positions are available in systems and controls, as part of Professor Malisoff's US National Science Foundation Directorate for Engineering funded research projects. For the first year, the selected students will receive financial support including a full tuition remission, with continued availability of this support for up to 3 years contingent on satisfactory progress and the availability of funds. Applicants should send their CV as a .pdf file with contact information for three references, a plain text statement of interest, and a .pdf with a list of courses taken to To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by November 15, 2017, but applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Click here to see a full description of the position.



The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellowship Program

The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellowship Program honors female scientists at a critical stage in their careers with grants of $60,000 each. Since 2003, the program has awarded 70 postdoctoral women scientists over $3.5 million in grants. Applications for the 2018 L’Oréal USA For Women in Science Program will open on December 4, 2017 and are due by February 2, 2018. Visit the website for application instructions and for more information.



The LSU Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes

The LSU Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes seeks Content Tutors, Strategy Tutors, and a Graduate Assistant to begin in the Spring 2018. Content Tutors work with students in a specific course to clarify learning problems and implement strategies that aid learning. Strategy Tutors engage students in developing and implementing strategies to enhance their learning and successfully manage course objectives and tasks across several courses simultaneously. The Tutorial Graduate Assistantship availability varies from semester to semester, but generally fall within content areas most requested by students (ACCT, ECON, FIN, ISDS, KIN, MATH). Both Content and Strategy Tutors may pick their own hours of availability, and are asked to work between 5-20 hours per week. Graduate Assistants may also build their own tutoring schedules, but will need to fill 20 hours per week and have availability during peak times. For information about the Tutorial Program, please visit the website or click here to see full job descriptions. Additional questions may be sent to



If you have any announcement about events, fellowships, jobs or any news specific to graduate students, please send your information to Chelsey Hutchins at by noon on Thursday, December 7. Please refer to our guidelines for announcement submissions for more information.