Weekly Announcements

Updated: October 26 , 2020

Graduate School's Financial Education Series

November 11 | 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Pay Yourself First: Why savings is important and how it leads to financial well-being. Save by spending wise, use automatic deduction. 

Join on Zoom at https://lsu.zoom.us/j/4997284

Grad School News & Events

Changes to Fall Academic Calendar

View the 2020 Fall Academic Calendar and the Graduate School Calendar, but please note the most significant changes below:

  • December 4: The final date to drop classes or resign from LSU

Suspension of Preliminary Reviews of Theses & Dissertations

To give the editors time to review the fall graduates’ theses and dissertations, preliminary reviews will resume following the Thanksgiving Holiday break. At that time, Degree Only candidates for spring graduation may submit their following materials for preliminary review: the thesis or dissertation’s complete front matter, page 1 of the narrative text, and page 1 of the both the notes and the bibliography/reference list.


ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global database

LSU recently acquired the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global database. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) Global is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, offering millions of works from thousands of universities. Each year hundreds of thousands of works are added. Full-text coverage spans from 1743 to the present, with citation coverage dating back to 1637.

Faculty & students can access the database using the following hyperlink after signing in to MyLSU.


Other Announcements

Title IX Town Hall

Recently, you received an announcement regarding the new Title IX regulations regarding sexual harassment and revised PM-73. On November 5, 2020, the Title IX Office will be offering a town hall meeting on Zoom for students and employees to learn more about the changes to the regulations and PM-73. The town hall will last one hour.

Registration is limited to 300 attendees. To attend, please fill out a short registration form:
Employees (November 5, 9:00-10:00 a.m.)
Students (November 5, 3:30-4:30 p.m.)

If you require accommodations due to a disability, please e-mail titleix@lsu.edu. Please register at least two weeks in advance to allow sufficient time to arrange for accommodations.

IBuild Graduate Research Fellowship

The Innovation in Buildings (IBUILD) Graduate Research Fellowship is a new program managed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The fellowship will strengthen the pool of well-trained, diverse MS and PhD scholars who are equipped for research-intensive building technologies careers across all sectors.

What will I be doing? You will get to advance your Graduate Research by receiving research and educational support to conduct innovative research at your home institution in an area with demonstrated relevance to building energy efficiency. To ensure an impactful fellowship, you will also gain professional development, mentoring, networking, and internship opportunities.

For more information visit the website or email ibuild@orise.orau.gov. Please list the reference code in subject line, [DOE-EERE-RPP-IBUILD-2020].

Deadline: December 1, 2020, 5:00 p.m. EST

LSU to NASA: Exploring Science Careers in Government

The LSU College of Science Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the LSU Chapter of NOBCChE present:

  • Light at the End of the Aperture | Monday, November 9, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

  • Professionalism in the Workplace from an Early Career Perspective | Tuesday, November 10th 11am - 12pm 


Mental Health Resources

Emotional Wisdom Webinars

This series provide students the opportunity to learn and practice skills for effective mood management.

Join Emotional Wisdom Webinars Zoom Meeting (Meeting ID: 963 4999 4345)

Every Wednesday at 3:00 pm.

  • Oct 28Living with Purpose
  • Nov 11Resiliency Skills: Channeling your Inner Strength


ThePhone is a 24-hour crisis counseling and support line serving the students of LSU. Callers to the LSU line are connected to volunteer paraprofessional counselors trained in crisis intervention and suicide prevention.

Call or text 225-924-5781.

Case Management

The case manager located in the Office of Wellness & Health Promotion collaborates with partners in all units of the SHC, as well as those on campus and the surrounding community to connect LSU students to health and wellness resources. They can assist with locating providers who offer low cost services for students who may be uninsured, under-insured or have financial need. 

For more information about case management services, please contact the Office of Wellness & Health Promotion at 225-578-5718.

Group Therapy

Group options range from interpersonal therapy groups to semi-structured groups on specific topics. Individuals interested in participating in group therapy can make a request during an Initial Consultation appointment, or discuss options with their current MHS therapist. 

Visit the Student Health Center's website to view a list of fall virtual group offerings.

Individual Therapy

The SHC offers individual psychotherapy as well as group psychotherapy. Students can schedule a consultation to connect with a therapist to talk confidentially about immediate concerns. The therapist will discuss with the student their reasons for seeking help and evaluate which services and resources may be most useful. 

Call 225-578-8774 for an appointment.

Let's Talk

Let's Talk offers brief, informal and confidential consultations. Meetings last about 15 minutes and it is an easy way to seek support, perspective, and assistance connecting with campus and community resources.

Join Let's Talk Zoom Meeting (Meeting ID: 956-4442-4852) Every Mon & Thurs from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Other Announcements

Dissertation Development

November 12, 2:00 p.m. EDT (11:00 a.m. PDT)

Dissertation students are more effective when they have support and resources available from their university. Dr. Jearl K. Helvey, Assistant Professor of Education – Doctoral Program, Texas Wesleyan University discusses how they achieve an 80% dissertation completion rate (compared to a 30% national average).

Zoom Link Registration

LSU Libraries Digital Escape Room

October 1- 31

Frankenfaire, the LSU Libraries' annual Open House, will be held online as a digital escape room during the entire month of October.  Participating students will help Frankie escape the library before midnight, while also being introduced to library services and resources available in the main LSU Library and Hill Memorial Library.

The digital escape room is open to all current LSU students. Participants who complete the escape room will be eligible to win prizes, including a Kindle, Beats headphones, and an Amazon gift card. A text reader-friendly version of the game is also available. The Frankenfaire Digital Escape Room is available through October 31.