Thursday, February 22, 2007

Academic Achievement Award applications due April 2, 2007

Thinking about going back to school, full-time? Want to hang with the coolest professors at Emporia State? Looking to live the leisure life of a campus-based college student?
How would you like a full-time graduate assistantship, here on the beautiful ESU campus? Plus, an additional stipend? If so, read on!

Last year, Sandra Valenti was our first-ever IDT student to be awarded the prestigious Academic Achievement Award! You could be next! If you think you qualify and would be willing to be on-campus next year, download the following AAA application form and send it to me by April 2, 2007.

The AAA assistantship would involve overseeing the daily operations and maintenance of our IDT PC and Mac computer labs, in addition to assisting IDT professors with teaching our many on-campus pre-service instructional technology courses. The AAA awarded graduate assistantship comes with a tuition waiver and pays a whopping $6,752 for the academic year (working 20 hours per week)! Wait, that's not all! You also get an additional stipend on top of all of this!

The application is pretty simple:
A typed statement not to exceed one page on specific research interests and/or career goals. (I can work with you on this, if needed)
You already have transcripts on file with us, so you don't have to worry about those.
You need 3 recommendations, so you might have to get one more, in addition to what you sent with your IDT application.

Come on, you know you want to do it! Re-live those animal house experiences from your undergraduate days (BYOT - bring your own toga)!
Contact Dr. Childress, if interested!

More about Academic Achievement Awards:

Academic Achievement Awards (AAA) are awarded annually for a total of ten awards. AAA's are special graduate assistantships that are available on a competitive basis to graduate students with outstanding academic records. Recipients of the AAA are automatically awarded a full-time assistantship with an additional stipend. Applications must be nominated and ranked by their major department. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, application letter, recommendations, and department rankings.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Call for presenters! 2007 ESU Research and Creativity Forum

Here's an opportunity for you to show the ESU campus some of the outstanding things that you are doing!

The Office of Graduate Studies and Research is sponsoring the annual research and creativity forum on Thursday, April 12, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in the Colonial Ballroom, on the ESU campus.

The poster session will be held from 1:30-4:00 with the awards ceremony beginning at 3:15. The posters will be judged by three faculty members - criteria are included on the second page of this announcement. Awards, in the form of travel funds, will be given for the best faculty poster and the best student poster ($500 for the faculty award and $300 for the student award). ALL POSTERS ARE WELCOME! You don't have to submit a competitive poster.

If you would like to exhibit a poster, please complete this form and return it, along with a brief abstract, to Pam Fillmore via email by Friday, March 16. The abstracts will appear in the printed program.

POSTERS may be computer-based. They don't have to be on a POSTER.

Those of you who presented your master's projects in December should consider this. And, those of you who are in the process of your doing master's project now might want to consider this, too! And, I think MANY of the projects that ALL of you are doing (possibly part of one of our classes) would be great for this. It will look really nice on your resume :)

***A special note to those of you who are at a distance: We are aware that this is a campus-based program and that it excludes you from participation. A real bummer! Hopefully in the future, online/web-based posters for this forum will be a reality. I will keep fighting the fight on your behalf!

Once again, you can download the announcement/proposal form, here:

Deadline - Friday, March 16

Please an email to me , if you are interested or have any questions. If you should decide to submit a poster session, please cc: me on your email/attached form to Pam Fillmore

I hope you will join us in this celebration and exhibition of research and graduate studies at ESU!

(Unfortunately, I won't be able to present or be there for this one; the first one that I have missed! I will be presenting at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in Chicago) However, I am sure that my IDT faculty colleagues will be at the forum to support you!

Dr. Childress