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October 19, 2017 | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Category: Meeting
Location: 5057 Woodward, 6th Floor Conference Room A
Cost: Free

Welcome to the Fall 2017 semester! I hope all is going well for you. 

You are receiving this email because you are eligible to participate in an interdisciplinary learning community for doctoral students who are underrepresented in their disciplines (e.g., persons of color in any discipline, women in STEM, first-generation college students). The WSU Graduate School hosts this monthly learning community to provide students with an opportunity to network with other students who have shared experiences. This program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation's Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) and the WSU Graduate School. 

We highly encourage attendance at these meetings as they can be beneficial for your academic career and your personal well-being. If you are a recipient of the King-Chavez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship, the Dean's Diversity Fellowship, or the Graduate School Dean's Fellowship, you are required to attend these meetings unless your course schedule interferes.

The October meeting will be held on Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm in Conference Room A, 6th Floor of 5057 Woodward. At this first meeting, attendees will introduce themselves and also identify set the agenda for the meetings for this year so please come and share your input. In previous meetings we've used our time to discuss: preparing for presentations, how to develop a mentoring network, discussions about racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic identities and how they influence academic trajectories, and how scholars can be advocates in their communities. Pizza and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided, therefore please RSVP by October 18 using the link below or the RSVP button on the right; 




As part of the Michigan AGEP Alliance, participants may also attend professional development conferences at other AGEP institutions. One upcoming opportunity is the Michigan AGEP Fall Conference on October 14 at Michigan State University (see attached information---deadline for submitting an abstract is October 1, 2017; and WSU students register for FREE). This year's theme is: "Navigating the Academic Job Market in the New Economy". 

 Both AGEP affiliates (this includes WSU students!), post-docs, and undergraduates can register for free online here:


For more information about this event, please contact Karen Schramm at 313-577-8053 or ac0576@wayne.edu.