Graduate Student Digest

October 2016

Graduate Student Success Sessions
Research Grants for Graduate Students
Haven Training and Spring Registration
SIUE Graduate School Open House
We're on Twitter!
RGRDS and OTAA Awardees
Resource Highlight - Writing Center

Graduate Student Success Sessions

There are two October Success Sessions.  The Writing Center will host a battle between MLA and APA on October 4 and then teach you how to proofread on October 18.  Each session will last approximately an hour.  Students who attend the sessions will be entered to win a $40 gift card to Target.  The more sessions you attend, the greater your chance to win!  The drawing will be held after the last session in November.  Click here to view the schedule!

Graduate Students are also encouraged to attend the Student Academic Success Sessions.  Click here to view the schedule.  

Research Grants for Graduate Students

The purpose of Research Grants for Graduate Students is to support research and creative activities initiated and conducted by SIUE classified graduate students to enhance their academic progress. SIUE classified graduate masters-level students may submit a proposal for RGGS funding if the following conditions are met:

  1. Good academic standing (3.0 GPA with at least 6 completed hours in the graduate program),
  2. Enrollment in graduate-level coursework as a degree-seeking masters-level graduate student during the academic term for which they are seeking funding. Previous RGGS recipients are ineligible for a second grant.

Applicants may request up to $500. Awards may be granted for the full amount requested or for a lesser amount, depending upon availability of funds and the appropriateness of the amount requested. All meritorious applications are funded up to the limits of the RGGS funds available for each academic term. Students must maintain good academic standing and enrollment during the tenure of the grant. Students may be allowed up to nine months to expend grant funds and submit a final accounting report. Awards are for future expenditures only. Recipients cannot request funds to reimburse money spent before the RGGS is awarded.

Application Deadline November 1, 2016.  Proposals received after the deadline will not be reviewed for funding.

Visit the Graduate School website for more information.  

Haven Training and Spring Registration

All students are required to complete Haven Plus to be eligible for Spring 2017 registration.  Complete this training now to prevent any holds on your account.  
To complete Haven Plus:
1.  Go to
2.  Select "Click here for Haven Plus"
3.  Log in with your eid
4.  "Graduate Student" as your class
5.  Select "Get Started" on the Haven Plus course
6.  After completing the post-quiz of Haven, your registration records will be updated within 24-48 hours and no registration hold will be administered.  
7.  After 45 days, you will receive a link with instructions on completing Part 2 of Haven - this is not required but recommended.

If you have any questions about Haven Plus, please email

Spring Registration opens October 17, 2016.

SIUE Graduate School Open House

Graduate School Open House

Know anyone interested in Graduate School?  Invite them to attend the Graduate School Open House!

  • Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016
  • Choose your session: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. or 5–7 p.m.
  • SIUE campus - free parking in Lot B

Apply for graduate admission at the open house, and we’ll waive the $40 application fee!

Register now 

We're on Twitter!

We are a social group and want to connect with you!  Follow us @siuegradschool.  We want to hear about all of your accomplishments and help you to connect to other graduate students.  

RGRDS and OTAA Awardees

The 2016 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award goes to:
Siyuan Xing from the Mechanical Engineering Co-Op Doctoral Program
Gregory Jennings from the Nursing MS Program

The 2016 Research Grants for Research Doctoral Students goes to:
Christopher Becker, Educational Leadership, "Professional Learning Communities"
Dustin Fouch, Educational Leadership, "Teacher Perceptions of PERA: Influences on Morale, Satisfaction and Motivation"
Azadeh Akahavan Bloorchian, Civil Engineering, "Performance Deterioration of Linear BMP"
Daniel Selvakumar Raja, Mechanical/Industrial Engineering, "Study of Slip System Movements and Anisotrophy in HCP's"
Uzoamaka Nwosu, Nursing, "Motivational Interviewing: An Approach to Maintaining Optimal Blood Pressure in Stroke/TIA Patients"

Congratulations to you all!

Resource Highlight - Writing Center

The Writing Center assists students as they work to improve their writing skills.  And while it is not a proofreading or editing service, the trained consultants in the Writing Center are ready to evaluate your writing and point out areas of success and concern.  Working with writers in all stages of the writing process these professionals assist with brainstorming a topic, outlining a paper/thesis, organizing ideas, developing support, understanding citation styles, and more!  For additional information, or to schedule a 30 minute consultation, please call the front desk (650-2045), visit the website, or stop by the main location – SSC 1254 (inside the Academic Advancement Center)