Graduate School News and Events

News & Events

Editorial Appointments For May Graduates

Editorial appointments are available for May graduates on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1:00 – 3:00 pm through February 26. To schedule, call 225-578-2311. Bring a one-sided printout of yourthesis or dissertation, already formatted according to the Graduate School guidelines, to the appointment.

Graduates Admissions Campus Tour

Graduate Admissions have created an online form for Graduate Admission Campus Tour or Visit Requests. The online form for the tour can be accessed from the link below. 

Eleanor Earle Memorial AAUW Scholarship

Each year, the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Baton Rouge Branch will award two (2) $500 scholarships to female students. Eligible candidates must be doctoral students of LSU or Southern University, who have completed at least half of the prescribed program for their degree. Application documents can be found at:

Application deadline: Monday, March 23

SG/GSA Elections

Candidate entry for the Student Government and Graduate Student Association Spring Elections will be held from February 10-14. Graduate students may file for the following positions:

  • SG President/Vice President (as a pair)
  • GSA President
  • GSA Vice President
  • GSA Members at Large (3)
  • Graduate School Senators (6 full-year, 2 half-year)

Elections will be March 9, with any necessary runoffs held on March 16.
For more information, please contact Commissioner of Elections Avery Spicker ( GSA President Cassie Bonavita (, or any SG/GSA member. 

LSU Libraries Workshops and Events

Monday Morning Copyright!

Date: Every Monday
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Register for Monday Morning Copyright

Monday morning copyright drop-in at Middleton Library, First floor, by CC's Coffee. 

Zotero Citation Management Workshop

Date: Tuesday, March 10
Time: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Place: RIS Conference Room (141A1) Middleton Library
Register for Zotero Workshop

Get started with reference and citation management using Zotero. Zotero is a free citation management tool accessible from multiple browsers. In this workshop, you will learn how to set up and add items to your Zotero Library and how to use it to create in-text citations and bibliographies. Please bring your laptop. For questions or to request an accommodation, please contact the instructor, Brittany O'Neill:

Literature Reviews 101

Date: Wednesday, March 18
Time: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Place: Room 230A Middleton Library
Register for Literature Reviews 101

How do I find review articles? How do I keep my notes organized? How do I evaluate my sources? How should I format my literature review? Learn the tips and tricks to writing literature reviews in this workshop!

Find Other Workshops

Please contact Rebecca Kelley at with questions or suggestions for future workshop topics.

5th Annual Regional Student Scholars Forum

LSU Shreveport is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Regional Student Scholars Forum on Thurs, March 12, 2020. Both undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines are invited to present their research. There is no registration fee and lunch will be provided. Participants can get more information and register online at: deadline for abstract submission is February 17, 2020.

LSU Earth Day

We are approaching the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, an annual event that promotes environmental awareness and whose inauguration as a nation-wide teach-in helped spark the environmental movement that gave rise to key federal legislation, including the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act. To commemorate the first Earth Day and carry its spirit forward, a group of LSU graduate students from the Department of Biological Sciences, School of Renewable Natural Resources, and College of the Coast & Environment is organizing a series of teach-ins (talks, discussion panels, etc.) to be held on LSU's campus on April 22, 2020.

If graduate students from other departments on campus would like to participate by organizing teach-in events, please contact Dr. Kyle Harms, Biological Sciences, at for further information, and so that we can organize and advertise the events across campus in a coordinated manner.

Faculty Technology Center Trainings

Creating Accessible Spreadsheets

Date: Tuesday, February 11
Time: 01:30 – 03:00 p.m.
Place: Himes Hall, Room 133
Register for Accessible Spreadsheet Training

Moodle 3 Gradebook

Date: Tuesday, February 18
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 p.m.
Place: Himes Hall, Room 133
Register for Moodle 3 Gradebook Training

Creating accessible Word Documents

Date: Tuesday, February 20
Time: 01:30 pm – 03:00 pmP
Place: Himes Hall, Room 133
Register for Moodle 3 Gradebook Training

Creating an Accessible Power Point Presentation

Date: Thursday, February 27
Time: 09:00 am – 10:30 am
Place: Himes Hall, Room 133
Registration: Register for PowerPoint Training

Speed Geeking

Date: Thursday, March 18
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Place: Himes Hall, Room 133
Registration: Register for Speed Geeking

Helpful Reminder

Use Graduate Milestones (found in the Student Services drop-down menu on your MyLSU page) to track the progress of your degree documents. The 'Degree Candidate Check-Out' milestone is completed after all final grades are posted.

Submissions should relate to academic news and events only and be of broad general interest to faculty, staff, and graduate students. Open assistantship postings should be submitted as a remediated PDF. 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 noon.