Suggested sessions for new students:

10:00 – Noon
Students admitted January – August 2012 – Report to the library following the continental breakfast (room 116) for year one of LS 719, Introduction to Doctoral Studies.
Noon – 1:00
Pick up your pizza and salad selections in the first floor lobby and proceed to Room 116.  Lunch is an opportunity to talk with faculty members and network with other students.
While you are free to attend any sessions in the afternoon (see session descriptions on the following pages), the Doctoral Student/Faculty Seminar Committee suggests the following as being most beneficial to the first year student:
1:00 – 2:00
MU Online Room 217; Guidelines to help navigate and utilize MUOnline covering a variety of topics, including help desk, library, training and services, browsers and browser versions, dummy accounts for instructors and opportunities to co-develop online course for portfolio Dr. Heaton and Georgia Thornton
Educational Trends in Public Schools Thomas Board Room; 2012, WV Superintendent of the Year, Blaine Hess will address future educational trends.  Doctoral students will have an opportunity to interact with him in a small group setting.  Superintendent Hess is a graduate of Marshall University’s Ed Leadership Program. Blaine Hess and Dr. Kolsun
Conference Preparation Room 134; The conference experience, from how to find a conference you would like to attend/present at, the preparation process to what to expect while participating. Personal experiences from professors and students who have presented will also be shared.  Drs. Watts & Hisiro, Lori Comer, Brent Griffith, Alan Laugh
2:10 – 3:00
Utilizing Library Resources Room 217; Join us for the level of instruction that you need! We will start with the basic library services and resources offered through Marshall Libraries and then progress to working with specific databases that best match your research needs. Learn how to submit requests for electronic interlibrary loan and how to navigate the Dissertations and Theses full text database. Lynn Edington
Still Hopelessly Confused After LS 719 Room 323; You spent this morning in one of the LS 719 sessions.  You still have some unanswered questions.  This session is designed to assist newer students in navigating the traditional doc program.  Elbert Davis, Marc Ellison, Kandas Queen, Melissa Rhodes, and Edna Thomas