Thursday, September 28, 2017

Daniel Pollack-Pelzner to Deliver 3 Professional Development Sessions for Graduate Students and Postdocs in October

Daniel Pollack-Pelzner

Daniel Pollack-Pelzner, the Ronni Lacroute Chair in Shakespeare Studies for Linfield College's English Department in McMinnville, Oregon, will be conducting three professional development sessions at the University of Kentucky in October.

Made possible by funding from the College of Arts & Sciences, The Graduate School, Department of English, and Department of History. 

Connecting with Your Audience: Performance Techniques to Enhance Teaching and Communicate Research

Monday, October 9th
9:30-11:30 a.m. and repeated at 3:30-5:30 p.m., with refreshments
Lucille Little Fine Arts Library, Niles Gallery
Click here to register.

Note: These sessions are designed for graduate students and postdocs in ALL disciplines.

Whenever you teach a class or present your scholarship, you're a performer: you want to capture the audience's attention and transform its stance toward your topic. How can you make your audience lean forward, eager to follow the intellectual journey you're leading--even when they know nothing about your field? This interactive workshop will offer accessible strategies from theater, voice training, and improv to help you engage your students and colleagues. Whether you're teaching your first section or entering the 3MT competition, you can learn to use your voice, body, and environment more effectively to make your performance click. Please bring a short description of a topic that you anticipate needing to teach or present.

Public Speaking in the Profession: How to Deliver Conference Papers and Job Talks

Tuesday, October 10th
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
W.T. Young Library, Alumni Gallery
Click here to register

Note: This session is designed for graduate students and postdocs in English, History, and other humanities and social sciences.

You've written a wonderful paper, but how do you turn it into a compelling presentation? There is a wide gap between composing your ideas on the page and sharing them with a live audience at a conference or job talk--and that gap makes the difference between enchantment and boredom. This participatory workshop will allow you to practice the most effective strategies for presentation: how to use your voice and body, how to revise your prose for oral delivery, how to engage your audience in the intellectual excitement of your argument, and how to respond to challenging questions. Please bring the first page of a paper that you would like to give as a talk.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Meet us on the road!

We're hitting the road! Meet our staff as we travel to graduate school fairs across the globe. We're happy to talk to you about our graduate programs, application process, and admission procedure. Mark your calendars!

Tuesday, September 12
Kentucky Wesleyan College Graduate Fair  
Owensboro, Kentucky  
10:00 am-2:00 pm (CST)

Monday, September 25
Sewanee, University of the South Graduate and Professional Schools Fair  
Sewanee, Tennessee  
11:30am-1:30 pm (CST)

Tuesday, September 26  
ISN Gulf Fair Jordan  
Amman, Jordan  

Thursday, September 28  
ISN Gulf Fair Bahrain  
Manama, Bahrain  

Friday, September 29  
ISN Gulf Fair Abu Dhabi  
Abu Dhabi, UAE  

Thursday, September 28  
Berea College Graduate and Professional School Day  
Berea, Kentucky  
11:30 am-2:30 pm (EST)

Tuesday, October 3  
Georgetown College  
Georgetown, Kentucky  
10:30 am-1:00 pm (EST)

Monday, October 16  
University of Kentucky GPSS  
Lexington, Kentucky  
Noon-3:00 pm (EST)

Tuesday, November 7  
ISN South America Tour  
Sao Paulo, Brazil  

Thursday, November 9  
ISN South America Tour  
Bogota, Colombia  

Monday, November 11  
ISN South America Tour  
Barranquilla, Colombia  

Thursday, October 26   
Graduate School Virtual Fair for Veterans - Yellow Ribbon Programs  
11:00 am-3:00 pm (EST)

Friday, October 27 
Rutgers University Graduate School Virtual Fair   
11:00 am-3:00 pm (EST)

Wednesday, November 15  
UK Graduate and Professional School Open House at Transylvania  
Lexington, Kentucky  
3:00 pm-5:00 pm (EST)

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Black Graduate and Professional Students Association (BGPSA) Social

Join the BGPSA for the first social mixer of the semester.

Thursday September 7th
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room  230
Gatton College of Business & Economics 
Refreshments will be served!!!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Institutional Subscription to Versatile PhD now expanded to include STEM disciplines

In order to support doctoral students who are exploring and preparing for careers beyond the professoriate, the Graduate School now has an institutional subscription to the premium-content version of the website The Versatile Ph.D.

Among the materials available are insightful narratives into a wide range of doctorate-friendly careers written by Ph.D.s in those careers; authentic résumés and cover letters that got Ph.D.s their first post-academic jobs, with detailed narratives describing the hiring process step by step; and inspiring first-person stories by experienced post-academics describing their career trajectories.  The website also provides networking opportunities for students to connect with successful post-academic Ph.D.s.

Accessible resources now include not only those aimed at students in the humanities and social sciences, but the STEM disciplines as well. 

New Graduate Student Virtual Resource Fair

 New Graduate Student Virtual Resource Fair. Visit the Graduate School's online Resource Fair for details on academic resources, community resources, finance and employment resources, practicalities (like parking!), and other student resources.

Thursday, April 16, 2015


As part of the “Enhancing Student Financial Education” Best Practice project, the Council of Graduate Schools' staff have been working to enhance the GradSense website by responding to suggestions made by graduate students on site visits to 15 research partner universities, including the University of Kentucky. Click here or on the image below to go to the newly created Cost of Living section.  This tool is designed with students in mind and allows them to view possible budgeting scenarios.  The addition of this tool will help graduate and undergraduate students make wise financial decisions that will support their long-term academic and professional career goals.

The University of Kentucky Graduate School has some additional tools and modules on its own webpage titled Money Management Matters.