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July 9, 2014
University Career Services (UCS) will be holding summer office hours on the Chicago Campus on Fridays, starting July 18.  Individual appointments are 60 minutes in length to discuss career-related concerns.
 
Schedule an Appointment: You can schedule a Chicago Campus appointment by logging to CareerCat. Once you are logged in, you will see the option to “Request a Counseling Appointment” on the right side of the home screen. If it’s your first time logging in, you will be prompted to create your online profile before you can schedule an appointment. Make sure to select “The Graduate School” as your school of enrollment. Under the header for “Major,” select your graduate program (e.g.,  “Driskill Graduate Program”)  within the programs listed under “The Graduate School.”
 
After you have filled out your profile you will be able to follow links to schedule an appointment at the Chicago Campus location (1010 Abbott Hall). Career advising appointments will continue to be offered on the Evanston Campus and can also be scheduled through Career Cat.
 
If you have any questions or difficulties, email Mearah Quinn-Brauner, Assistant Director of Student Career Advising, at mearah@northwestern.edu.
July 14, 2014
The Institute or Research on Women and Gender (IRWG) at the University of Michigan invites graduate students to submit up to two works on paper and similar flat canvases for inclusion in Re-imaging Gender, a competitive, juried exhibition.

Selected works will be displayed at the Lane Hall Gallery, a space shared by IRWG and the U-M Department of Women’s Studies, from January 15 - June 26, 2015.

Visit
 callforentry.org to learn more.

Submission deadline: October 1, 2014
July 14, 2014
We are pleased to inform you of the Northwestern Student Dental Plan that will be available for enrollment as of July 28th, 2014. The program includes two comprehensive dental plans offered through Cigna, an HMO and a PPO available for your choice.  If you select one of the plans, your coverage will begin on September 1st, 2014 and continue through August 31st, 2015.  View the Garnett Powers & Associates website for details on both plans.  Note that enrollment and premium payment is done directly through Garnett Powers, not Northwestern. Call 1-800-319-9557 M-F 8am-5pm Pacific Time, or e-mail danepisano@garnett-powers.com for more information.

Open Enrollment
The Open Enrollment period for the Cigna Dental Plans is July 28th  – August 11th. This is the period of time where currently enrolled students may make changes, as to change from one plan to the other or add dependents. It is also the time that new students, or students who may have missed last year’s enrollment window, may enroll in one of the plans.

Enrolling and Paying for your Dental Coverage for the New Academic Plan Year
Please visit the Garnett-Powers & Associates’ hosted website (the broker/administrator for the plan) at http://www.garnett-powers.com/northwestern/student/index.htm where you may view the benefit summaries of the two dental plans, as well as learn how to enroll and pay the annual premium for your selected plan for the new academic year. You will complete a simple enrollment form and pay for your coverage with either a debit/credit card online, or by mailing a check for the premium due. Below are the annual rates for both plans:


New Plan Year Rates DHMO: 
Student: $142.56
Student + Spouse/CU Partner: $240.72
Student + Child(ren): $297.48
Family: $422.76

New Plan Year Rates PPO:
Student: $361.44
Student + Spouse/CU Partner: $711.24
Student + Child(ren): $837.60
Family: $1,323.60 

July 7, 2014
Proposals are now being accepted for the 2014-2015 Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program. View the full Request for Proposals for details and to submit your dissertation proposal. All proposals must be submitted by 5 p.m. Central Time on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. The Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program (KDFP) is an annual competitive program that awards up to 15 Dissertation Fellowship grants of $15,000 each to Ph.D., D.B.A., or other doctoral students at accredited U.S. universities to support dissertations in the area of entrepreneurship.
July 14, 2014
This series of lectures and one-on-one coaching for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows focuses on the development of presentation skills necessary for success within the professional world. Through 4 short group lectures and 2 one-on-one coaching sessions, each student will receive personalized attention tailored to the realities of professional practice that goes far beyond the basics offered in more general public speaking course offerings.  Participants will leave the workshop with increased skills in:
  • non-verbal body language and the performance of self
  • critical listening and storytelling
  • audience analysis
  • structuring a clear message through visual design
  • awareness of physical and vocal qualities
  • providing constructive feedback
  • avoiding and overcoming nervousness
  • thinking on your feet
When: Workshop meets three times on Monday August 4, Monday August 11, and Wednesday August 13 from 4-5:30 each day (one-on-one coaching to be scheduled with each participant)

Where:  Chicago Campus, Wieboldt Hall (exact room TBA)

How:  Registration is required, as space is limited.  To register, please sign up at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DD3RHTF