Graduate School News and Events

News and Events

Upcoming Workshops

These are hands-on workshops to help participants gain a basic understanding of how to create accessible Powerpoint presentations, Word documents, Excel spreadsheets There will be a short lab at the end of each presentation to practice these techniques.

Creating Accessible Word Documents

Date: July 9
Time: 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: 133 Himes Hall

Visit to register.


Creating an Accessible Power Point Presentation

Date: July 9
Time: 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Location: 133 Himes Hall

Visit to register.

This intensive two-day grant proposal workshop is geared towards those who wish to strengthen their grant writing skills, as well as beginners who wish to acquire and master the techniques of preparing and writing winning proposals to various funding agencies. The focus will be on how to effectively write proposals in times of keen competition and limited resources.

Date: August 5-6
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Tulane University

For additional information or to register, visit the website.

On Wednesday, September 18th, Southern University is hosting its Fall 2019 Career Exploration Day on the Baton Rouge campus. Corporate sponsors will line the floor of the F.G. Clark Activity Center to communicate with students. This annual event has launched the careers of many students and met the needs of the corporate partners.

Date: September 18
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: F.G. Clark Activity Center

Upcoming Events

All new graduate students admitted for the spring, summer or fall 2019 academic terms are invited to join us for the New Graduate Student Orientation being held on August 21, 2019 in the Cox Communications Center for Student Athletes. View the save the date for details!

Funding Opportunities

The NASA DEVELOP National Program is a 10-week paid research opportunity, open to current students and recent college graduates as well as transitioning career professionals. 

NASA DEVELOP projects focus on helping local and international communities address their environmental concerns while utilizing NASA's Earth observing fleet of satellites. NASA DEVELOP operates at eleven locations across the country at NASA Centers and other regional locations. This is a great opportunity for participants who are interested in practical applications of remote sensing and GIS, specifically in the field of Earth Science. Participants will work with NASA scientists, partner organizations, and science advisors to learn about the use of NASA Earth science data for use in water resources, disaster management, ecological forecasting, and other applications to address environmental community concerns.

Details about this opportunity and how to apply can be found online at the website. The fall position application window will be open online from May 20th through June 28th, with the term starting September 16th and lasting through November 22nd. They also have spring and summer opportunities available.

Available Graduate Assistantships

The Louisiana Transportation Research Center (LTRC) at LSU is looking to hire a Computer Science Graduate Assistantship or Computer Science Undergraduate Student Worker to help in developing and upgrading software related to transportation/geotechnical engineering applications.

Experience programming is needed in Visual Studio version 2010 or higher. Programming experience in .NET, VB.NET is preferred. C# is acceptable, but you must be willing to learn VB.NET.

Please email a resume to Dr. Murad Abu-Farsakh at the Louisiana Transportation Research Center at LSU at, or call (225) 767-9147 for additional information.

LSU Residential Life is looking for an additional Graduate Residence Director for their 2019-2020 academic year. Additional details can be found in the Graduate Residence Director job description.

Interested individuals should apply by sending their resume and cover letter to Kate Gannon-Cuillinan at

LSU Auxiliary Services is looking to fill a Marketing Graduate Assistant position to begin in the fall. View the job description for the Marketing Assistantship.

All interested candidates should apply on the Handshake website posting.

The Office of Diversity (OoD) in the Office Academic Affairs is looking to fill a Graduate Assistant position for the LSU Black Male Leadership Initiative Fellows Program (BMLI).

Those interested in applying for this position should send a letter of interest and a curriculum vita or resume to:

Tarchia Rankins-Lollis, M.S.
Administrative Assistant


Evante Topp, M.A.
Assistant Director of African American Student Affairs

For more information on the position, contact Evante Topp at Position will be open until filled. Desired start date will be July 8th, 2019.

The Manship School's research lab, the Public Policy Research Lab (PPRL), is looking to fill a Graduate Assistant position to work 20 hours per week. A summary of duties for the position is listed below.

PPRL Graduate Assistant Summary of Duties – Fall 2019

  1. Workstation software and hardware troubleshooting involving Windows, WinCati (Survey Software), ITS-Hosted Servers, and other office devices including printers and scanners.
  2. Maintain of Active Directory User Group Members and Computers, clean images of lab computers, backup solutions, and phone systems
  3. Train Data Entry personnel on mail survey scanning software, and offer general computer assistance to users in the office.
  4. Gather feedback from Supervisors and Staff about potential improvements to the workplace.
  5. Assist in telephone/mail/online survey coding, testing, and troubleshooting.
  6. In general, ensure all office systems and software are operational.

All interested candidates should Christine Graham at

The office of Retention & Strategic Initiatives is in search of a Graduate Assistant. The GA will work primarily in the area of athletics admission and eligibility. Main responsibilities include evaluating high school and college transcripts to determine admissibility and athletics eligibility, maintain accurate prospective and continuing student-athlete records, assist in the certification process, and other duties as assigned. This person would support the overall mission and vision of Enrollment Management, and assist with departmental programming as needed.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter of interest and resume to Becca Hubbard at For additional information, please contact Becca Hubbard directly.

The Pre-Scholars Academy is an exclusive program established specifically to provide access and support to higher education for students who demonstrate a high potential for success. The chosen candidate would work with the students after the program ends throughout the schoolyear. Main responsibilities include conducting individual meetings to track students’ academic progress, coordinate group meetings, and equip students with resources, guidance, and connections that help facilitate their successful transition to LSU.

The Pre-Scholars Academy begins on July 21. Ideally, the chosen candidate would start in early July to work with Becca Hubbard in making preparations for the program, and would work as a member of the peer staff during the program (in residence from July 21-August 16). Hourly wage for the limited summer hours, a stipend for the duration of the program, and the regular GA stipend during the year are potentially available. This person would support the overall mission and vision of Enrollment Management, and assist with departmental programming as needed.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter of interest and resume to Becca Hubbard at For additional information, please contact Becca Hubbard directly.

The Center for Academic Success has an opening for a Graduate Assistant for the 2019-2020 academic year. This graduate assistant will provide individual learning strategies coaching, assist with coordination of the CAS programming and outreach, conduct presentations with the goal of increasing student academic success and retention, and assist the Center with projects as needed. 

All backgrounds are welcome, preference will be given to candidates with math or reading comprehension expertise.

Applications are accepted online only. Please apply at The job description and application can be found under the resources tab on the Jobs and Leadership Opportunities page. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Reporting to the Manager of Office Operations/Admissions Coordinator, the Graduate Assistant will support the mission, goals, policies and procedures of the University Lab School Admissions office through Compliance, Data Management, and Administrative support.

View the job description for the University Laboratory School Admissions Office Graduate Assistantship.

Dates to Remember

Date Event
June 24

Finals date for submitting to Graduate School Request for Final Defense (comprehensive exam, thesis/dissertation defense) for degrees to be awarded at summer commencement.
All final defense requests must be submitted 3 weeks prior to the defense date, but no later than June 7

June 24 LSU Online - Last day to apply for the 2nd Summer Module (1D/2019)
June 25 LSU Online - Final exam results due
July 4 Independence Day holiday begins, 7:30 a.m.
July 5 Classes resume, 7:30 a.m.
July 8

Thesis and Dissertation Graduate School Approval deadline, 4:30 p.m.
All format corrections requested by the Graduate School editor must be sent on or before this date. Also, final defense report is due for non-thesis students.

July 9

Final date for dropping courses, 4:30 p.m., deadline

July 9

Final date for resigning from the University, 4:30 p.m., deadline

July 22

Classes end, 10:00 p.m.

July 24-25

Final Examinations

August 15-16 International Student Orientation
August 21 New Graduate Student Orientation

Submissions should relate to academic news and events only and be of broad general interest to faculty, staff, and graduate students. Publication of submissions is at the discretion of the editors and the Graduate School Dean. Please send graduate-level events of interest to 
by the preceding Thursday at 4 p.m.