Call for Nominations: Student Representative for Ed Studies Graduate Studies Committee

The Graduate Studies Committee is seeking self-nominations for the position of student representative for the Committee. The student representative must be a doctoral student in good standing to serve in this position. The student representative will attend Graduate Studies Committee meetings, vote on items before the committee and participate in all discussions of business brought before the committee.


If you are interested in being considered for this position, please write a paragraph describing who you are, your current academic program, and a statement of why you would like to be elected as the Graduate Studies Student Representative. Please include in your statement, what strengths you would bring to the committee and how you hope to best represent our students. If possible, please provide a picture to be included on the ballot. We will only include pictures if all nominees include them.


Once all the nominations are received, we will develop a ballot and send it to our listserv.


Deadline dates:


Tuesday, September 6 – deadline to submit self-nominations

Thursday, September 8 – Ballot will be sent to students through the student services listserv.

Thursday, September 15 – the ballot will close at 5:00 p.m.


For fall semesters, Graduate Studies Committee meetings are on the first Monday of the month beginning in October from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. (the September meeting will be held on September 12, before the final ballots are cast) October 3, November 7, December 5.


Please send your statements of nomination and questions to


Leadership Initiatives for Women of Color (LIWOC) Welcome Back Reception!

Join us Monday (8/29) at 6:30 p.m. in the Interfaith Prayer and Reflection Room, Ohio Union, to welcome new and returning students to the Ohio State campus. Learn about the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s Leadership Initiatives for Women of Color (LIWOC) and how to become involved in its many events and initiatives. Connect with students, faculty, staff and administrators, and become part of a community that celebrates and empowers women of color students. For more information check out the link at /

Critical Difference Professional Development Grants Available

Professional Development and Women of Color Advancement Grants are available for women faculty and staff continuously employed by Ohio State for at least one year and students (graduate/professional students with a 3.0 GPA and undergraduates with a 2.5 GPA). Grants can be used for professional development activities, research, etc. Significant financial need is a key consideration. Applications are available online and due Thursday (9/22). Be sure to check out the link at for more information.

OSU Writing Center AUTUMN 2016 Writing Groups

Looking for a way to stay on top of your writing goals? Need some feedback on your drafts or writing buddies to work with? 


The OSU Writing Center offers a range of writing groups to support graduate students from across the university. Each led by an experienced graduate writing consultant, writing groups help participants through the writing process by providing accountability and consistent feedback throughout the semester. 


Autumn 2016 group sign-ups are now open! Groups fill up fast, so sign up soon at .


Happy Writing!



National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program

Sponsor: National Academy of Education

Deadline: 10/06/16

The Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world.

Visit the website here for more information.