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MSPM: In the Know, December 18, 2013

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Grade Confirmation Letters
Spring 2014 Textbook List
GW Holiday Hours and Closures

Dear MSPM students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Grade Confirmation Letters

To receive a grade confirmation letters from the MSPM program for tuition reimbursement, email the following information to mspminfo@gwu.edu:

  • Name
  • GWid
  • Course Code and Name (ex. DNSC 6257 Cost Estimation & Control)
  • Credit Hours
  • Grade, as provided via the GWeb Info Systems site, not Blackboard

If additional information is required on the letter, explain in the email. Letters will be returned to you via email in 1-3 business days.

Spring 2014 Textbook List

The list of textbooks for spring 2014 MSPM courses is now available on www.gwprojectmanagement.org. This information was also submitted to the GW Bookstore. As a reminder, Amazon.com offers a free 6-month subscription to Amazon Prime for those with .edu email addresses. Mashable.com has compiled a list of 11 sites for cheap textbooks.

GW Holiday Hours and Closures

GW will be closed December 24-25 and December 31-January 1. If you need to contact GW during the winter break, please do so with these dates in mind. If you need to contact the MSPM program office or schedule an advisement session with me, please do so on or before December 23, or on or after January 6 as the offices will be operating with limited staff over the holidays.

MSPM: In the Know, November 21, 2013

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Spring 2014 Scholarships, 16 Dec Deadline
Fall 2013 Course Feedback Surveys
SkillPort – Training on PM Software and PMP Exam Prep

Dear MSPM Students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Spring 2014 Scholarships, 16 Dec Deadline

Scholarship funding has been made available to current MSPM students in the spring 2014 semester. We will award a total of four scholarships, each in the amount of $3,596.25. Full details of each scholarship, the eligibility criteria, and the applications are available on www.gwprojectmanagement.org. Applications must be submitted on or before 11:59pm EST December 16, 2013; we will not accept late applications.

Fall 2013 Course Feedback Surveys

As we near the end of the fall 2013 semester, the professors will begin to discuss the feedback surveys. We encourage all students to provide their open and honest feedback in these surveys so that we can improve the curriculum and faculty for the betterment of the program. The surveys are completely anonymous and will have no effect on your final grade in the course. Review the schedule for the survey release so that you may provide your feedback within the 5 day window.

SkillPort – Training on PM Software and PMP Exam Prep

Did you know that GW students have access to a variety of online courses in business management, Microsoft software, and certification prep through SkillPort? Learn more through the Division of IT website and review the catalog of courses available to you. Course topics include:

  • PMP Exam Prep
  • CAPM Exam Prep
  • Microsoft Project
  • Managing Conflict in Project Teams

Fall 2013 Course Feedback Schedule

As we near the end of the fall 2013 semester, you will be asked to complete course feedback surveys. The surveys are anonymous and are the best method for providing honest, constructive feedback on your experience in the course. The feedback is then utilized to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the course, faculty, and the program so that we may adjust the curriculum as needed.

Once made available, the surveys are open for 5 days and will not be reopened once closed. The schedule for the surveys is provided below so that you can prepare your comments.

Survey Release Subject Code/Course Number Course Instructor
11/26/2013 DNSC 6202 Statistics for Management Khamooshi, Homayoun
12/2/2013 DNSC 6247 Organization, Mgmt and ldrship Hoffman, Edward
12/4/2013 DNSC 6257 Cost Estimation and Control Khamooshi, Homayoun
12/5/2013 DNSC 6259 Project Portfolio Management Forman, Ernest
12/5/2013 DNSC 6261 Intro to Project & Program Mgt Kettunen, Janne
11/26/2013 DNSC 6262 Directed Computational ProjMgt Jain, Sanjay
12/2/2013 DNSC 6269 Project Management Application Kwak, Young
12/5/2013 DNSC 6290 Project Quality Management Griffith, Andrew

MSPM: In the Know, October 9, 2013

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Congrats to John Turner, Bishop/Kloch Memorial Scholarship Recipient
Student Association Senate Applications, 23 Oct
Last Day to Withdraw, 18 Oct

Dear MSPM Students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Congrats to John Turner, Bishop/Kloch Memorial Scholarship Recipient

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Congratulations to MSPM student John Turner on receiving the Bishop/Kloch Memorial Scholarship in 2013. The $2,500 scholarship is provided through the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation in honor of Bob Bishop and Joyce Kloch, both founding members of the PMI Baltimore Chapter. The scholarship is designed to support the PMI Baltimore Chapter membership’s dedication to the field of project management. Well done John!

Interested in learning more about external scholarships available to those pursuing graduate education in project management? Visit www.gwprojectmanagement.org to review the list of organizations that offer scholarships. If you know of any scholarships that may be of interest to MSPM students that are not listed on this page, contact me with details.

Student Association Senate Applications, 23 Oct

Get involved with student advocacy and apply for one of the open seats on the Student Association Senate. Applications are due by October 23, 2013. Contact SA Senate Leadership Committee Chair Daniel Egel-Weiss at danielew@gwu.edu for more information or to address any questions.

Last Day to Withdraw, 18 Oct

Friday, October 18 is the last day to withdraw from a course with a grade of “W” using a Registration Transaction Form with the Dean’s permission. Given that we are now past the fourth week of classes, no refunds will be issued for courses you withdraw from. Should you need to withdraw from a course, please schedule an advisement session with me via www.meetme.so/gwmspm to discuss the impact on your degree plan.

MSPM: In the Know, September 25, 2013

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PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon, 25 Sep
Congratulations to Fiona Saunders, Christle Scholarship Recipient
Last Day to Withdraw from Classes, 18 Oct

Dear MSPM Students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon, 25 Sep

Today’s PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon speaker is John Dittmer, who will present on “Risk Management.” Join us today in Duques Hall, room 453 at 12pm for the 60 minute presentation. The event is free to attend, plus you are welcome to bring your lunch to enjoy during the presentation. Earn 1 PDU for certified PMs. Visit PMIWDC’s website for full details.

Congratulations to Fiona Saunders, Christle Scholarship Recipient

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Congratulations to MSPM student Fiona Saunders on receiving the Gaylord E. (Gary) Christle Scholarship in 2013. The $3,000 scholarship is provided through the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation in honor of the distinguished government service career of a founding member of the Performance Management Association, now known as the Former PMI College of Performance Management. The scholarship is designed to support scholarly studies and scientific advancement in the fields of acquisition, program and project management. Well done Fiona!

Interested in learning more about external scholarships available to those pursuing an education in project management? Visit www.gwprojectmanagement.org to review the list of organizations that offer scholarships. If you know of any scholarships that may be of interest to MSPM students that are not listed on this page, contact me with the details.

Last Day to Withdraw from Classes, 18 Oct

Friday, October 18 is the last day to withdraw from a course with a grade of “W” using a Registration Transaction Form. Be mindful of the refund schedule if you must withdraw from a course. In addition, you should also schedule an advisement session with me to discuss the impact of your withdrawal from one or more of your courses.

MSPM: In the Know, September 18, 2013

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Coffee with Chris Kayes, Sep 26
Need a Tutor for Statistics?
Alumni Weekend 2013

Dear MSPM Students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Coffee with Chris Kayes, Sep 26

Please join Dean Chris Kayes for an informal discussion over coffee. “Coffee with Chris” will take place over the next several weeks at different times to allow for all members of the GWSB community to meet Dean Kayes for conversation or questions. The Sep 26 session is scheduled for the convenience of our professional students, however other dates and times are available in the coming weeks. Get to know the new interim dean on Thursday, Sep 26, 5:30-6:30 pm, in Duques Hall, 5th floor, graduate lounge. Other dates and locations are provided below:

Wednesday, Sep 25, 11:30 am-1 pm, Duques Hall, 6th floor lobby

Thursday, Oct 3, 2:30-4 pm, Duques Hall, 6th floor lobby

Tuesday, Oct 8, 1-2:30 pm, Duques Hall, 6th floor lobby

Need a Tutor for Statistics?

Are you in a need for a tutor in statistics this semester? Or perhaps assistance in refreshing your skills? Luis Novoa, a doctoral student in the Department of Decision Sciences at GWSB, is available for MSPM students looking for additional help in statistics. Contact Luis directly at ljnovoa@gwmail.gwu.edu for rates and availability.

Alumni Weekend 2013

You are invited to participate in Alumni Weekend! Don’t miss this special opportunity to network with alumni at several events including GWSB’s signature event, the 7th Annual Ramsey Student Investment Fund Conference on Friday, Sep 27. Free student registration is available, register today! Alumni Weekend  runs from Sep 26-29; review the full schedule of events online.

MSPM: In the Know, September 5, 2013

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Last Day to Add/Drop via GWeb, 8 Sep
Library Services for Off-Campus Students
Graduation Application Deadline, 1 Oct

Dear MSPM Students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Last Day to Add/Drop via GWeb, 8 Sep

Sunday, September 8 is the last day to register, add, or drop using the GWeb Information System. After this date students must use a Registration Transaction Form to make changes to their schedule. GWeb registration is available from 7am-10pm EDT daily.

Library Services for Off-Campus Students

A vast array of resources are available to students that are not able to visit the GW libraries in person. Conduct research online, have books sent to your home, or learn how to properly cite references. Watch a quick video that introduces you to the various library services.

Graduation Application Deadline, 1 Oct

Students planning to graduate at the end of the semester for which they are now registered (fall 2013) must complete an Application for Graduation to declare their degree candidacy. The applications must be return to the MSPM program office no later than Tuesday, October 1.