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Fall 2017 Orientation for New and Returning Graduate Students/GTAs/GRAs

All Orientation schedules times and locations are subject to change

Throughout the week of August 14-18, 2017, the Department of Statistics, the Graduate School and the International Student and Scholar Services are sponsoring a variety of welcome and orientation sessions and activities prior to Monday, August 21, 2017, the start of the fall 2017 semester. 

Registration for Graduate School and International Student and Scholar Services Orientation Sessions 
Advance registration is requested for most of the Graduate School and International Student and Scholar Services orientation sessions listed below. Review the sessions to determine which you need or would like to attend, then use the website links below to register for those sessions. 

  • Register to attend the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) Orientation sessions.
  • Register to attend the Graduate School Orientation sessions.

The Statistics Department does not require registration for department orientation sessions. 

For new Statistics Department graduate students:

  • Please stop by 101 Dickens Hall to check in with the department staff.
  • Steephanson Anthonymuthu, Statistics Club President, would enjoy meeting and assisting in coordinating resources for new students.  

New and current Statistics graduate students are expected to attend the required orientation sessions that apply to them and are expected to participant in department orientation activities.

Monday, August 14th

Hosted By: International Student and Scholars Services (ISSS)
Event: Required Orientation for New International Students (Required)
Time and Location: Please check the ISSS website for updates, additional information and complete schedule.
Who Should Attend: All new International Students 

Other Requirements
1.Check-in at the Graduate School, 119 Eisenhower Hall, AND at the International Student Center (ISC), 104 International Student Center, upon arrival to KSU
2.Attend Graduate School Orientation - Wednesday, August 17 (see below)

Tuesday, August 15th 

Hosted By: Department of Statistics - Department Head, Bonnie Messmer (Office Manager) and Steephanson Anthonymuthu (Stats Club President)
Time: 9:30 am – Noon
Location: 207 Dickens Hall
Event:Required Statistics Department Orientation for New Graduate Students
Who Should Attend: Department of Statistics New Graduate Students (Required)

  • Welcome to the department (Department Head)
  • Student introductions and review week’s agenda
  • Paperwork, office and teaching assignment questions (Bonnie Messmer)
  • Department Handbook
  • Using office equipment, supplies and general office guidelines
  • K-State Online (KSOL) and KSIS
  • Tour of Dickens Hall (Steephanson Anthonymuthu)
  • Campus Tour

Wednesday, August 16th 

Wednesday's Session are Hosted By: Graduate School - Additional information

Time: 10:30am-noon
Event: You're Hired! Payroll, Benefits, and Expectations for NEW GTAs, GRAs, and GAs
Location: Forum Hall, K-State Student Union
Who Should Attend: NEW GTAs, GRAs, and GAs

Time: 1:30-3:30pm
Event: Welcome and Orientation for ALL NEW graduate students
Location: Forum Hall, K-State Student Union
Who Should Attend: ALL NEW graduate students 

Time: 3:30-4:45pm
Event: Graduate Student Services/Resources Fair for new and returning graduate students
Location: K-State Student Union
Who Should Attend: New and returning graduate students

Thursday, August 17th 

Hosted by: Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) - Additional information
Time: 8:00 am – Noon
Location: 1088 College of Business Building
Event: Orientation for Graduate Students with Teaching Responsibilities (Required for new GTAs)
Who Should Attend: New and Continuing Graduate Students who are first time GTAs

Hosted By: Department of Statistics, Dr. Jager
Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Location: 207 Dickens
Event: Orientation to Teaching for Stat 351(Dr. Jager).
Who Should Attend: All Stat 351 GTAs (Required)

Hosted By: Department of Statistics, Dr. Jager
Time: 10:30 am – Noon
Location: 207 Dickens
Event: Orientation to Teaching for Stat 100, 340, and evening 350 GTAs
Who Should Attend: All Stat 100, 340, and evening 350 GTAs (Required)

Hosted By: Department of Statistics, Dr. Jager
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: 206 Dickens
Event: Orientation to Teaching for Stat 325 GTAs, Session 1 of 2
Who Should Attend: All Stat 325 GTAs (Required)

Hosted By: Department of Statistics, Dr. James Neill and Dr. Weixing Song
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: 107 Dickens, Dr. James Neill
Location: 101A Dickens, Dr. Weixing Song
Event: New Graduate Students Consulting with Advisors
Who Should Attend: All New Graduate Students (Required)
New Students consulting for individual course of study, with Dr. Neill or Dr. Song (please refer to letter of admission from Graduate School)

Friday, August 18th

Hosted By: The Writing Center - Additional information
Time: 9:00 am - noon
Location: International Student Center
Event: Acclimating to American Graduate-Level Writing
Who Should Attend: The workshop is designed for international and for English Language Learner (ELL) graduate students. New and current graduate students are welcome.

Hosted By: Department of Statistics, Dr. Jager
Time: 8:00-10:30 am
Location: 206 Dickens
Event: Orientation to Teaching for Stat 325 GTA’s, Session 2 of 2
Who Should Attend: All Stat 325 GTAs (Required) Orientation to teaching continued 

Hosted By: Department of Statistics, Department Head
Time: 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Location: 106 Dickens
Event: All Statistics Graduate Students Meeting. Graduate student policy, procedures, and teaching 
Who Should Attend: All Graduate Students (Required)

Hosted By: Department of Statistics
Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Lunch
Location: Dickens Lobby
Event: Department of Statistics Luncheon/Social
Who Should Attend: All Graduate Students and Orientation Participants (Optional) 

Hosted By: Department of Statistics, Dr. Jager and Dr. Sawant
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: 102B Dickens, Dr. Sawant
Location: 102C Dickens, Dr. Jager
Event: Orientation to teaching
Who Should Attend: All Stat 350 GTAs for the large lecture classes (Required) 

Hosted By: Department of Statistics, Department Head
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: 207 Dickens
Event: Department introductions and fall 2017 kickoff
Who Should Attend: All Department Graduate Students, Faculty and Staff (Required)