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MSPM: In the Know, January 12, 2016

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Get to Know the Spring 2016 Incoming Class
The bio book for the incoming spring 2016 class is available on the blog (password: gwmspm). The incoming class participated in orientation on campus on Friday, 8 Jan. Visit the GW PMA Facebook page for pictures from the bridge game.

DreamSpark
All MSPM students, including the new spring 2016 students, have access to DreamSpark. DreamSpark provides free downloads of Microsoft software, including Project. Instructions on downloading software from DreamSpark are available on the blog (password: gwmspm). If you are accessing DreamSpark for the first time, you will need to register/create an account using your @gwmail.gwu.edu email address.

Students may also download VM Fusion, helpful if using a Mac. VM Fusion simulates a Windows environment on Macs.

Add/Drop Deadlines
Looking add or drop a course? Be aware of the various add/drop deadlines. The Office of the Registrar provides all deadlines to be aware of as they relate to registration. 24 Jan is the last day to add a course on GWeb. 7 Feb is the last day to drop a course on GWeb. Be aware of the refund schedule, as well.

MSPM: In the Know, July 23, 2014

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Need-Based Scholarship Deadline is Tomorrow, 24 Jul
MSPM Orientation Student & Alumni Reception, 15 Aug
Last Day to Withdraw from Summer Session 2, 1 Aug

Dear MSPM students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Need-Based Scholarship Deadline is Tomorrow, 24 Jul

Tomorrow is the deadline to apply for the need-based scholarships available for the fall 2014 semester. Full details on scholarship criteria and application process available on the blog at www.gwprojectmanagement.org. Applicants who do not follow the application guidelines will not be considered.

MS in Project Management Orientation Student & Alumni Reception, 15 Aug

The GW MS in Project Management Alumni Network cordially invites alumni and current students to connect at the program’s fall orientation. This will be a great opportunity to welcome the incoming class of MSPM students.

Hors d’ouevres, beer and wine will be served. While there is no charge to attend the event, registration is requested. Event will be held from 6:30 to 8 pm on Friday, 15 Aug, in Duques Hall, 6th floor.

Last Day to Withdraw from Summer Session 2, 1 Aug

Friday, 1 Aug, is the last day to withdraw from a course with a grade of “W” using a Registration Transaction Form for Summer Session 2 classes.

MSPM: In the Know, January 23, 2014

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Important Spring 2014 Deadlines
Women In Defense HORIZONS Scholarship, 15 Jul 2014 Deadline
F. David Fowler Career Center Spring 2014 Workshops

Dear MSPM Students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Important Spring 2014 Deadlines

Sunday, 26 Jan, is the last day to add or drop a course via the GWeb Info Systems site. The last day to add or drop a course using a Registration Transaction Form is on Friday, 7 Feb. Financial penalties/fees will apply, visit the Office of the Registrar site for information on withdrawals and refunds. Should you have any questions about adding or dropping a course and the impact it may have on your ability to register for future courses and/or your graduation date, schedule an advisement session with me to discuss.

For those planning to graduate in the spring 2014 semester, you must submit your graduation application to my office no later than 1 Feb 2014. Applications received after this date will be assessed a $35 late processing fee. This form is where you will also denote your plans to attend the GWSB and University commencement ceremonies.

Women In Defense HORIZONS Scholarship, 15 Jul 2014 Deadline

Applications are now being accepted for the Women In Defense HORIZONS Scholarship program. Women in Defense encourages women to pursue careers related to the national security and defense interests of the United States. The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to further educational objectives of women who are U.S. citizens either employed or planning careers in defense or national security areas. The amount of the award varies; the five scholarships in 2013 totaled over $50,000. Visit http://wid.ndia.org/horizon/Pages/default.aspx to learn more.

To view a curated list of external scholarships, visit www.gwprojectmanagement.org. The scholarships listed are available to graduate students pursuing studies in project management and related fields.

F. David Fowler Career Center Spring 2014 Workshops

Register today to attend an upcoming workshop offered by the F. David Fowler Career Center. Workshop topics are oriented to GWSB graduate students and will focus on resume writing, cover letters, and networking skills. Contact the Center directly to discuss options to attend remotely.

Summer 2014 Course Schedule

The summer 2014 course schedule is now available on the Schedule of Classes via the Office of the Registrar site. Registration for the summer term will open in early March 2014. The MSPM course offerings are as follows:

DNSC 6251 Optimization Models for Decision Making, 1.5 credits
Dr. Jarrah
5/19-6/28

DNSC 6290 Project Governance, 1.5 credits
Dr. Ghosh
5/19-6/28

DNSC 6267 Planning & Scheduling, 3 credits
Dr. Khamooshi
5/19-7/26

DNSC 6252 Risk Analysis for Decision Making, 1.5 credits
Dr. Forman
7/7-8/16

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, August 29, 2013

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Volunteers Needed to Recruit Students at PMIWDC PM Symposium, Sep 13
Disability Support Services
Religious Holidays

Dear MSPM Students,

I hope everyone is enjoying their first week of classes. Below are 3 additional items you need to know this week:

Volunteers Needed to Recruit Students at PMIWDC PM Symposium, Sep 13

The MSPM program is a premium sponsor of the PMIWDC Chapter’s Project Management Symposium on Friday, September 13. This annual event, held in Crystal City (Arlington), VA, provides a forum focused on professional development and networking for project managers. I am looking for two students to assist in student recruitment at the event. If you are interested, you will need to commit to assist in the exhibit booth from either 8am-12pm or 12-5pm. This volunteer opportunity also includes free registration to the event (and lunch). During the half of the day you are not in the booth, you are free to attend the educational sessions.

Interested in volunteering? Email me at chapp@gwu.edu to provide your preference of the two time slots.

Disability Support Services

Disability Support Services is committed to insuring all students with disabilities have equal access to educational opportunities. They also serve as consultants to others who may suspect their participation in an academic program is being compromised by a disability. Students with a documented disability may choose to seek access to needed accommodations through Disability Support Services by completing the registration process detailed on their website.

Students who suspect they may have a disability or are referred by a faculty member or other person with similar concerns are encouraged to set up an appointment with the Associate Director of Disability Support Services for a consultation.

Religious Holidays

GW’s policy regarding the accommodation of religiously observant students and faculty may be found on the Office of the Registrar site. 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. Please discuss this item with your professor before the end of this week.