EGSA Digest, 10.10.14

Greetings from the fair and balmy north, friends! Baylor is being well-represented here at RMMLA, and yet still the Digest comes winging to you, hopefully bringing a crisp, pleasant breeze with it. Perhaps try sitting in the path of an AC vent as you read this.

19th CRS: TODAY, 3:30-4:30 PM
  • “Looking at Blake,” Dr. Alexander Reiger
  • In Carroll Science 101, so you can’t even whinge about the walk to the ABL.
  • Go look at Blake. Look at him. Blake will look at you. You will become one.
  • Also: refreshments!
ATL SET Seminar: TODAY, 2:30-3:30 PM
  • Lanette Thompson: “Faculty and International Students: Tips for Effective Interactions”
  • Jones Library 200
  • Stop interacting ineffectively¬†with your international students.
  • Fregister here.
GSA Tailgate: Saturday, October 11, 12:00-2:00 PM
Go eat barbecue and meet people who are studying things other than English. Rumor has it they exist.

  • Tailgate spot is “right across the river from the stadium,” which narrows things down hugely. Look for the barbecue truck and pallid graduate students.
  • They have upped the ante by promising you free cookies from Double B farms.
  • Looks like you can still RSVP here.
ATL SET Seminar: Wednesday, October 15
  • Nils Holgersson and Trey Cade, “Student Response System
  • Sadly, this is about clicker systems and technology systems, rather than getting students to talk.
  • 3:35-4:35, MMSCI 250
  • Fregister here.
PROFF Seminar: Thursday, October 16
  • Panel discussion, “Alternative Paths: Non-Faculty Areas of Employment and Service”
  • If you would like to run screaming from the academy once you finish your degree, this is the session for you. (It probably is useful.)
  • Jones Library Creekmore Room, 9:30-11:00 AM.
  • Fregister here.
EGSA Professional Development Event: Friday, October 24
  • “How to Win Jobs and Impress People: Information and Workshop”
  • 3:30-4:30 PM, Carroll Science G-09
  • Quoth Jeremy Leatham: “Come get practical advice about applying for academic positions. Bring electronic or hard copies of professional documents or job application materials (CV, teaching philosophy, cover letter, statement of faith, etc.) and get feedback from the pros.”
  • Pros being people who have gotten those jobs the rest of us covet.
GSA Three-Minute Thesis Competition, November 13
  • The GSA would like you to know the following: “The Baylor Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK is a national leadership honor society) is now accepting applications for the fall 2014 semester. Membership is open to full-time juniors and seniors (3.2 min. GPA) and graduate students (3.5 min. GPA) with demonstrated leadership in one or more of the following areas: 1) Social, Service, or Religious Activities; 2) Campus Government; 3) Journalism, Speech, and the Mass Media; 4) Creative and Performing Arts; 5) Athletics. Upon invitation for acceptance, a lifetime membership fee of $85 will be due. Limited scholarships are available. Online applications can be accessed by going to this web site.

As C. J. Cregg would say, that’s a full lid.


Elizabeth Fredericks,
Mm. Secretary.