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News & Announcements

Upcoming Events & Important Dates

To ensure the safety of our students and editors, appointments with the editor will be replaced with preliminary reviews conducted by email. The process is as follows: 

  • After consulting the formatting guidelines on the Graduate School website, the student applies the formatting rules to the thesis or dissertation, as usual.
  • The student emails an Adobe PDF of the document's correctly formatted front matter, from title page through abstract; page 1 of the narrative text; page 1 of the bibliography/list of references; samples of your subheading style and one example each of a table and figure with title/caption.
  •  The subject line should read: Request for Preliminary Review The editor will return the material with comments within a day or two

Students are always free to email specific formatting questions to the editors. The review is optional and is meant to catch obvious oversights, not to replace the guidelines. The reason that editors request specific pages for review is that these pages are most likely to contain formatting errors.

Other Resources:

Eva Garland Consulting, Little Rock, AR

The Grant Writing Specialist will write and submit grant applications to assist Eva Garland Consulting’s (EGC's) clients in obtaining grants to support their technology development. The Grant Writing Specialist will serve as a Project Manager, and will coordinate all aspects of the proposal preparation process, including interfacing with the client and collaborators, writing the proposal, and submitting the proposal to funding agencies. The Scientific Consultant, Grant Writing Specialist should be skilled in writing and submitting a broad range of grants to support early stage technology development.

Scientific Consultant Job Description 

Please see the following reminders from Academic Services regarding graduation paperwork, thesis and dissertation paperwork, and general inquiries.

  1. Degree Candidate Check-out and Restrict Document will remain blank on student’s graduate milestones page. There is nothing that needs to be done for these slots, and the student should not worry that they are blank.
  2. Please make sure all forms are turned in by the department and NOT by the student. Student’s should send their paperwork to their department for the required signatures, and department should turn in the paperwork on behalf of the student.
  3. All required signatures should be on each form EXCEPT the Dean’s signature.
  4. In the ‘Degree Information’ section of the Application for Degree form, the ‘Degree Title’ should be listed as (M.S., M.A., PhD., etc.)
  5. Please check the calendar for the most updated dates and deadlines.

 If there are any questions, please contact

On-Campus Students

Important Deadlines

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LSU Online Students

Important Deadlines

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Deans Corner 

James Nguyen H. Spencer, Ph.D., joined the LSU Graduate School as Vice Provost & Dean and Professor in the School of Architecture in the College of Art & Design on August 3, 2020. Spencer comes from Clemson University, where he was the Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies in the College of Architecture, Arts & Humanities, professor of City & Regional Planning, and Adjunct Senior Fellow at the East-West Center in Hawaii.

Each month we will sit down with our Dean & Vice Provost to discuss important topics all graduate students and faculty members would love to hear his opinion on. This month we talked about his leadership skills, helping minority students at PWI, and how he had a Ethiopian restaurant in Hawaii. 

Read Vice Provost & Dean Corner 

Student Spotlight

Taylor S

Taylor Scott is an English PHD student. She is currently a Graduate Assistant with Humanities Amped, which is run by alumni and current graduate students of LSU’s English Department. From open mics to facilitating poetry workshops, her assistantship allows her to engage with her community, Baton Rouge.

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Jiwon Min is an English PHD student. She is a recipient of the Graduate School's Dissertation fellowship.  Her hope is to establish a lineup of the period’s critical environmental writing to understand and reflect our current global ecological consciousness.

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Complete the Nomination Form if you would like to nominate a current grad student (or yourself) to be featured in the Graduate Student Spotlight!

Trainings & Workshops at LSU

You can find additional information on the Training & Events website

Charge It Right

Understanding credit cards, terms and disclosures of the agreement.

Wednesday, February 17, 2:00 - 3:00 pm. 

Join our Zoom Meeting

CIRTL NetworkThe Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) Network is committed to advancing the teaching of STEM disciplines in higher education. CIRTL runs online courses, workshops, events, and more designed to help STEM grad students and postdocs learn effective, inclusive, evidence-based approaches to teaching and learning.

Leveraging Individual Development Plans in Academic Career Planning 
Friday, February 5 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Walk through the process of developing an Individual Development Plan and applying it to your academic career in this three-part event series.


Trauma - Responsive Teaching 
Tuesday, February 16 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Learn general principles and practices associated with trauma-responsive teaching in this one-session workshop.


Visit CIRTL website for more information and additional opportunities. 

Assistantship Opportunities

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