HIMSS Foundation Scholarships, Oct 10, 2014 Deadline

The HIMSS Foundation annually awards scholarships to HIMSS student members who have achieved academic excellence and have the potential to be future leaders in the healthcare information and management systems industry.

Twelve scholarships will be awarded this year to the student(s) deemed most deserving as determined by the HIMSS Foundation Scholarship Review Board.

The call for applications is now open and will close on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 5:00 pm Central (late applications will not be accepted). Winners will be notified by January 2015.

http://www.himss.org/health-it-education/scholarships

MSPM: In the KNow, September 9, 2014

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GW Alumni Weekend 2014, Registration Ends Tomorrow
Winter and Spring Short-Term Abroad Programs Announced
Student Discounts

Dear MSPM students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

GW Alumni Weekend 2014, Registration Ends Tomorrow

Register by Wednesday, 10 Sep, for GW Alumni Weekend 2014. Alumni Weekend is scheduled for 18-21 Sep. Students are encouraged to attend and actively participate. Activities range from special lectures to sporting events to concerts. Don’t miss out!

Winter and Spring Short-Term Abroad Programs Announced

The short-term study abroad programs (STAP) were announced last night for winter 2015 and spring 2015. A variety of countries are represented including Mexico, Singapore, Israel, and France. Applications for the winter 2015 programs are due by 1 Oct. The application deadline for spring programs is 2 Nov. Pay careful attention to the deadlines for each program as some are earlier than the dates listed above. Also, some programs are offering information sessions in the next few weeks so that you may learn more about each course before applying. This is a great way to earn elective credit and the programs are open to both on-campus and online students. Contact Lisa Brancheau to learn more about the study abroad courses at sbintl@gwu.edu.

Student Discounts

Put that student ID to work! A variety of retail stores, sports teams, restaurants, and other businesses offer discounts for flashing your student ID. Visit the following websites for listings of these discounts:

MSPM: In the Know, September 4, 2014

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Meetings & Advisement Sessions
Meet Richard Whittle, 20 Oct
F. David Fowler Career Center Employer Events

Dear MSPM students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Meetings & Advisement Sessions

Should any MSPM student need to meet with me to discuss the program, their schedule, or any other item as it pertains to the MSPM program, you are best served by scheduling a meeting via www.meetme.so/gwmspm. This tool syncs to my calendar and will show you my availability to best locate a meeting time that works for all parties involved. Be sure to select if we will meet in my office, via phone (student calls me), or via Skype (student calls me). It is also helpful if you provide your GWid when setting up the meeting.

Meet Richard Whittle, 20 Oct

The GW Law School Government Procurement Law Program is pleased to host Richard Whittle, author of The Dream Machine and Predator, Global Fellow in International Security Studies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, and recently a Verville Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum, on Monday, 20 Oct, 9-10:30 a.m. in the Jacob Burns Moot Court Room, Lerner 101 at the GW Law School. Registration and coffee begins at 8:30 a.m. with a book signing at 10:30 a.m. Space is limited, RSVP with Jessica Pierce at 202-994-7171 or jppierce@law.gwu.edu.

F. David Fowler Career Center Employer Events

The following employer events are scheduled at GWSB in the coming weeks:

9 Sep, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Lobby Greeting by Deloitte, representation by Consulting and AERS Divisions

12 Sep, 3-5 p.m., Graduate International Job Search Round Table

15 Sep, 6-7:30 p.m., PwC Info Session

16 Sep, 5-6:30 p.m., Deloitte Federal Consulting

17 Sep, 5:30-7:30 p.m., IBM, seeking to fill public sector, business analytics, and consultant roles

Contact the F. David Fowler Career Center for full details or visit GWorkSB.

MSPM: In the Know, August 27, 2014

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Career Week 2014
Alumni Weekend 2014
Last Day to Add/Drop via GWeb

Dear MSPM students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Career Week 2014

Presented by the F. David Fowler Career Center, Career Week 2014 is scheduled for 8-12 Sep. Events during the week include professional head shots, panel discussions, aptitude tests, and more. The schedule of events is available online with registration through GWorkSB.

Alumni Weekend 2014

Every year during Alumni Weekend, campus comes alive as thousands of alumni, friends and families return to GW. During the four days of activities, 18-21 Sep, all Colonials and their families are invited to choose from 60+ events. Students are invited to participate. Review the schedule of events and register online.

Last Day to Add/Drop via GWeb

Sunday, 7 Sep, is the last day to add or drop classes via GWeb. Refer to the refund schedule for dropped courses and possible refunds. As a reminder, you must be registered for a class every fall and spring semester or apply to take a Leave of Absence to maintain continuous enrollment at GW. Failure to do so puts your enrollment into jeopardy.

MSPM: In the Know, August 20, 2014

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Courses Not Available in Blackboard?
GW Graduate Student Welcome Ceremony 2014
Software and Textbooks

Dear MSPM students,

Welcome back! And a special welcome to our almost 40 new students beginning this fall! I encourage everyone to reacquaint themselves with their classmates, professors, and the academic technology for the program. A plethora of resources and information are available via my.gwu.edu, the Office of the Registrar website, and through the MSPM blog.

The fall semester begins on Monday, 25 Aug. Late registration fees will apply beginning on Monday. Courses dropped after Sunday, 24 Aug, are subject to the withdrawal and refund schedule.

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Course Not Available in Blackboard?

Curious as to why your courses may not yet appear in Blackboard even though you confirmed your registration in GWeb Info Systems? Chances are the professor has not yet activated the course in Blackboard. Rest assured that your course will be activated by the first day of class. For example, the first on-campus lecture for DNSC 6202 Statistics for Managers is on Tuesday, 26 Aug. Prof Khamooshi may not activate the course in Blackboard until that day.

The professors will provide details on the Blackboard Collaborate schedule in their syllabus. The schedule is also available on our blog. The Collaborate sessions are oriented for the online students, not the on-campus students.

GW Graduate Student Welcome Ceremony 2014

All newly admitted graduate students at GW are invited to the university-wide Graduate Student Welcome Ceremony, Graduate Student Services Fair, and Graduate Student Welcome Reception. Events will take place tomorrow, 21 Aug, 2:30-7 pm on the Foggy Bottom campus.

Software and Textbooks

Visit DreamSpark to download key Microsoft software in preparation for the fall semester. As a reminder, Microsoft does not offer a Mac version of Project. VM Fusion is available for Mac users to simulate a Windows environment, however access to or usage of a PC is advised for MSPM students. Instructions on downloading software from DreamSpark and/or VM Fusion is available on the blog. If you are accessing DreamSpark for the first time, you will need to register using your @gwmail.gwu.edu email address. If you run into issues, contact Sami Nagi at sami@gwu.edu.

For those interested in purchasing other software packages at an educational discount, visit JourneyEd. Additional software downloads are available from the GW Division of IT and also through the Virtual Computer Lab.

If you have not yet ordered your textbooks, do so immediately. We would love to get your feedback on the usage of ebooks in the program. Does anyone have experience using ebooks for the MSPM courses? Would you be willing to share you feedback via LinkedIn? Visit the George Washington University MSPM Student and Alumni Networking Group on LinkedIn to join the discussion.

MSPM: In the Know, August 14, 2014

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Last Chance to Register for Friday Reception
Last Day to Drop with Full Refund, 24 Aug
Participate in the GW Photo Shoot, 15 Aug

Dear MSPM students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Last Chance to Register for Friday Reception

All current MSPM students are invited to attend the 15 Aug reception hosted by the GW MS in Project Management Alumni Network. Registration is free but required. Come meet the incoming class of students and catch up with alumni. Reception is in Duques Hall, 6th floor, from 6:30 to 8 pm.

Last Day to Drop with Full Refund, 24 Aug

Sunday, 24 Aug, is the last day to drop fall semester classes for a full refund. Starting Monday, 25 Aug, drops are subject to the university refund schedule. If you plan to take a Leave of Absence this semester, submit a Registration Transaction Form to Cambria Happ before 25 Aug. Failure to enroll in courses or to take a Leave of Absence will put you in violation of the Continuous Enrollment policy.

Participate in the GW Photo Shoot, 15 Aug

Register to participate in the GW photo shoot planned for Friday, 15 Aug, 2:15 pm in Kogan Plaza. The photo will be used in the fall issue of GW Magazine. Photo will include students, alumni, staff, and faculty.

MSPM: In the Know, August 6, 2014

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MSPM Orientation Student & Alumni Reception, 15 Aug
Religious Observances and Holidays
Blackboard Access and Blackboard Collaborate Schedule

Dear MSPM students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

MSPM Orientation Student & Alumni Reception, 15 Aug

All current MSPM students are invited to attend the 15 Aug reception hosted by the GW MS in Project Management Alumni Network. This will be a great opportunity to welcome the incoming class of MSPM students and to connect with MSPM alumni.

Hors d’ouevres, beer and wine will be served. Registration is requested, however the event is free of charge. Event will take place in Duques Hall, 6th floor, from 6:30 to 8 pm next Friday.

Religious Observances and Holidays

GW’s policy regarding accommodations for religious holidays may be found on the Office of the Provost website. This is a reminder that students must notify faculty during the first week of the semester of their intention to be absent from class on their day(s) of religious observance. The fall semester begins 25 Aug.

Blackboard Access and Blackboard Collaborate Schedule

The faculty will make their classes available on Blackboard no later than the first day of the class. Some may actually open the Blackboard site before the start of the semester. Please remember to use the GWeb Info Systems site to confirm your course registrations for the fall, this is the official site to do so.

The Blackboard Collaborate schedule has been posted to the blog at www.gwprojectmanagement.org for the distance/online classes. Your professor will also confirm the schedule in the course syllabus and in the first lecture. Contact your professor for any questions regarding the scheduled Blackboard Collaborate sessions.

Survey Administrator, IMPACT (Washington, DC)

The Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT) is searching for a graduate student to perform survey administration, data collection, and analysis services. Individual will work 10-20 hours per week with an hourly wage rate of $15-20 per hour depending on qualifications. Students on an international visa are eligible to apply (see ISO for questions on work restrictions/regulations). Send resumes to Dr. Cindy Menches, P.E. at cmenches@impact-net.org no later than 22 Aug.

IMPACT Survey Administrator Position

MSPM: In the Know, August 1, 2014

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Fall 2014 Textbook List
IMPACT Hiring Grad Student for Survey Administrator Position
NCAIED American Indian Business Scholarship, 5 Sep Deadline

Dear MSPM students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Fall 2014 Textbook List

The textbook list for the fall 2014 MSPM courses has been released. Visit www.gwprojectmanagement.org and navigate to the Resources tab to locate the textbook list. The information has also been shared with the GW Bookstore.

IMPACT Hiring Grad Student for Survey Administrator Position

The Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT) is searching for a graduate student to perform survey administration, data collection, and analysis services. Individual will work 10-20 hours per week with an hourly wage rate of $15-20 per hour depending on qualifications. Students on an international visa are eligible to apply (see ISO for questions on work restrictions/regulations). Send resumes to Dr. Cindy Menches, P.E. at cmenches@impact-net.org no later than 22 Aug.

NCAIED American Indian Business Scholarship, 5 Sep Deadline

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development awards annual scholarships to students majoring in a business related field and who hold an official document of Tribal Enrollment (American Indian or Alaskan Native). Application deadline is 5 Sep. Review the full details online.