Graduate School News and Events

News & Events

Nov 20

Thesis and Dissertation Graduate School Approval deadline, 4:30 p.m. All format corrections requested by the Graduate School editor must be sent on or before this date. Also, final defense report is due for non-thesis students.

Nov 27

Thanksgiving Holiday begins, 12:30 p.m.

December 2

Classes resume, 7:30 a.m.

December 7

Classes end, 10:00 p.m.

December 9-14

Final examinations

December 20


Graduate Student Forum

A Discussion of the Results of the Climate Survey

Date: November 26

Time: 3:00 pm

Place: LSU Student Union, Atchafalaya Room 339

Join the GSA and Interim Associate Dean of the Graduate School, Carol Wicks in an open discussion on leading issues reported by graduate students in the most recent Climate Survey. Associate Dean Wicks will discuss the results of the Climate Survey and address other topics followed by a question and answer session.


LSU Online

New Resource: LSU Online Learn & Geaux Video Series

The LSU Online team is excited to announce the offering of a new faculty professional development video series titled, Learn & Geaux! The purpose of this video series is to share best practices and how-tos in designing, building, and teaching online courses. These short videos offer a progression of key topics that reflect current research and known best practices in online teaching and learning. Additional videos will be added throughout the year.

For more information, please visit the Learn & Geaux Video Series website at:


30th Annual Mardi Gras Conference at LSU

The Call for Papers (CFP) for the English Graduate Students’ Association’s 30th Annual Mardi Gras Grad Student Conference is live! The theme this year is The Magic of Carnival: Manifesting and Interrogating Identity Through Narratives. Conferencing will occur on LSU's campus in Baton Rouge the week before Mardi Gras, February 19-21, 2020. We will be accepting abstracts for 15-minute papers and proposals for creative and academic panels until December 18th!

To view the CFP and other details, visit


JMP Seminar Workshop

Date: November 21

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Place: E134 Howell Russell Hall

JMP is an easy-to-use, standalone statistics and graphics software from the SAS Institute. It includes comprehensive capabilities for every academic field, and its interactive point-and-click interface, linked analyses and graphics make it ideal for research and for use in the classroom, from the introductory to the advanced levels. JMP runs on Windows and Macintosh operating systems and functions as an interface to SAS®, R, Python, MATLAB and Excel. Come and see how to use JMP for data summarization, analysis, visualization, and predictive modeling. All students and faculty at LSU have access to JMP Pro through its campus license.

No registration required.See PDF for further details.


Monday Morning Copyright!

Date: Every Monday

Time: 8:00 am -12:00 pm

Place: First Floor, Middleton Library by CC’s Coffee.

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Advanced Survey Buildings

Date: Tuesday, December 3

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Place: Himes Hall Room 133

Qualtrics is a web-based survey software tool that offers a wide array of question types, a well-designed survey development interface, and a powerful reporting engine. The Qualtrics Insight Platform is available for LSU faculty, staff, and students. In this hands-on workshop, attendees will be given an overview of Qualtrics, along with tips and best practices of survey creation and administration. Prior to the workshop please visit and login with your LSU credentials.

To register, visit:

Available Graduate AssistantshipsFaculty Technology Center Workshops

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