Event Details

Date

July 17-18, 2024

 

Location

Havener Center, Missouri S&T, Rolla, MO

 

Theme

Supporting Graduate Students in the Post-COVID Era

 

Keynotes

Mo Dehghani, Chancellor of Missouri S&T
Colin Potts, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of Missouri S&T
Mark Smith, Sr. Vice Provost of Academic Affairs & Dean of the Graduate School, UT Austin

Open to all students, faculty and staff!

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Program Schedule & Committee

Opening Activity - Check-In/Breakfast

7:30 a.m.

 

Opening - Introduction to Chancellor Mo Dehghani

8:20 a.m.

Speaker(s): Samuel Frimpong, Vice Provost for Graduate Education

 

Keynote - The Future of Graduate Education at Missouri S&T

8:30 a.m.

Speaker(s): Mo Dehghani, Chancellor

 

Forum 1 - Academic and Research Mentoring

8:45 a.m.

Speaker(s): TBD

 

Forum 2 - Professional and Career Development “The Success Factor”

10:15 a.m.

Speaker(s): Asher & Associates, TBD

 

Introduction of Mark J.T. Smith

12:00 p.m.

Speaker(s): Samuel Frimpong, Vice Provost for Graduate Education

 

Lunch/Keynote - Building a Competitive Support Structure for Attracting Graduate Students from a Diminishing Global Pool: The New Reality

12:00 p.m.

Speaker(s): Mark J.T. Smith Sr. Vice Provost of Academic Affairs & Dean of the Graduate School, UT Austin

 

Forum 3 - Health and Wellness

1:30 p.m.

Speaker(s): 

  • Simran Bhatia, Senior Organizational Health Education Specialist, Student Well-Being
  • Clair Reynolds Kueny, Department Chair and Associate Professor, Psychological Science
  • Melinda Bryson, Senior Director, Student Health Services

Topic(s):

  • Graduate Student Well-Being
    • Mental Health
    • Managing Stress
    • Community and Belonging
    • Student Health Services

Moderator(s):

  • Sharon Matson, Director of Operations, Graduate Education
  • Jacob Ternes, Director, Student Involvement

Workshop - Challenges and Opportunities for Graduate Support in the Post-COVID Era

3:15 p.m.

 

Adjournment

4:15 p.m.

 

Dinner

6:00 p.m.

Opening Activity - Check-In/Breakfast

7:30 a.m.

 

Opening - Introduction of Provost Colin Potts

8:20 a.m.

Speaker(s): Samuel Frimpong, Vice Provost for Graduate Education

 

Keynote - Campus Strategic Plan: Implications on Graduate Support

8:30 a.m.

Speaker(s): Colin Potts, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

 

Forum 4 - Social and Cultural Integration and Support

8:45 a.m.

Speaker(s):

  • Doug Roberts, Chief of University Police
  • Aimee Campbell, Tourism Director, Rolla Chamber
  • Bridgette Betz, Senior Director, Student Financial Services
  • Lily Sorenson, Director for the Center for English Language Learning, University of Missouri - Cross Cultural Communication

Topic(s):

  • Local Laws and Polices
  • Rolla Community and Hospitality
  • Financial Wellness
  • Cross Cultural Communication

Moderator(s):

  • Barb S. Prewett, Assistant Dean of Students
  • Charlene Kean, Student Service Coordinator II, Graduate Education

 

Forum 5 - Graduate Students’ Perspectives

10:15 a.m.

Speaker(s): Council of Graduate Students (CGS), TBD

 

Lunch/Closing - Summary and Conclusions

12:00 p.m.

Speaker(s): Samuel Frimpong, Vice Provost for Graduate Education

  • Samuel Frimpong, Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Chair
  • Madison Armstrong, Office Support Assistant, Office of Graduate Education, Secretary
  • David Bayless, Professor & Chair of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Seung-Jong Park, Professor & Kummer Endowed Chair of Computer Science
  • David Enke, Professor & Interim Chair of EM&SE
  • Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe, Professor & Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, CEC
  • Klaus Woelk*, Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, CASE
  • Jade Sinnott, Program Manager II, Graduate Education
  • Steven Corns, Associate Professor & Interim President of Graduate Faculty Council
  • Kate Drowne, Professor & Assistant Provost of Faculty Affairs
  • Fernando Chavez, Graduate Specialist, Graduate Education
  • Jessica Gargus, Director of Student Wellbeing
  • Simran Bhatia, Sr. Organizational Health Specialist
  • Jacob Ternes, Director of Student Involvement
  • Clair Ann Reynolds Kueny, Associate Professor and Chair of Psychological Science
  • Sharon Matson, Director of Operations, Office of Graduate Education
  • Barb Prewett, Director & Assistant Dean of Students
  • Douglas Roberts, Chief of University Police
  • Emma Lowe, Associate Director for Doctoral Recruitment
  • Jodi Hasekamp, Director for Graduate and International Recruitment
  • Mina Amini, Technical Editor, Office of Graduate Education
  • Charlene Kean, Graduate Specialist, Office of Graduate Education
  • Manoj Twarakavi, CGS President, PhD Student, Computer Science
  • Yugandhara A M Eriyagama, PhD Student, Department of Chemistry

*Yet to confirm membership