MSPM: In the Know

Top 3 for 3 May

1 – Resources and Student Engagement

Winners to be announced this week: Free seats in PMIWDC’s PMP Prep Course! The MSPM program is pleased to offer three free registrations to the Spring 2016 PMP Prep Course. Application has closed on 29 April 2016 and we are thrilled to have received many applications. Thank you to those who applied! The program is currently reviewing applications. The three winners will be notified via email this week.

The Growth Dialogue & GW-CIBER is hosting a free event, “The Impact of Disruptive Technology.”  Special Guest Speaker: Timothy Persons, Chief Scientist, U.S. Government Accountability Office. Speaker & Moderator: Danny Leipziger, Managing Director, The Growth Dialogue; Professor of Practice of International Business, GW School of Business. Open to all students, including MSPM students. Learn more about this event here.

There is still time to sign up for an evening of fun: Barrel Oak Winery Night!   The event was well recommended by MSPM students from last year. Event details below:

When: Wednesday, May 11th
Time: 5:30PM – 9:30PM
Where: Barrel Oak Winery in Delaplane, VA
Register HERE

2- MSPM Personnel Change

Reminder, Agnes Socrates is now your point of contact for questions about the MSPM program (see her blog from March). Ms. Cambria Happ has taken an Executive Director  role early this year with the GWUSB Masters Programs. While she’s happy to help during this transition, please direct your program-related questions to Agnes:

Email: | 202-994-1033 | schedule an advising session  via

This is the best time to schedule an advisement session to talk about Summer and Fall 2016 registration with Ms. Socrates.

3 –  Residency Week and Commencement

The MSPM Spring 2016 DNSC 6269 residency week begins on Monday, May 9 and will run through Thursday, May 12. This is the time when students enrolled in Project Management Application course (Capstone) come to campus to present their projects. Capstone students demonstrate their ability to integrate their accumulated learning experience and educational knowledge as well as to produce new information by applying their skills to the creation of a project management handbook; by evaluating and suggesting improvements in specific project environments; and through a case study or by analyzing some project management practices to determine the best. All the best to Spring 2016 Capstone students!

Reminder to graduating students, the GWUSB Masters and Doctoral Celebration Commencement is on Friday, May 13. Students must report to Funger Hall Lobby by 2:15 PM. Students will line up at Funger Hall Lobby then proceed to Smith Center as a group.   See the schedule here.

The University Commencement is on Sunday, May 15. More information is posted on GWU Commencement website.

Master’s regalia can be purchased from the GW Campus Store from Wednesday, May 11, through graduation day.