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MSPM: In the Know, July 21, 2015

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Fall 2015 Textbook List
The textbook list for fall 2015 courses is now available on the blog at www.gwprojectmanagement.org. If you have questions about the books listed and different versions available, contact the professor for the course directly to discuss.
Interested in sharing or selling your books to a classmate? Interested in buying a used book from a classmate? Post your available books or book needs on the Facebook page or LinkedIn group.

Lockers
Lockers will be available to graduate students on a first-come first-serve basis in the fall 2015 semester. Lockers are located outside of the Graduate Lounge on the 5th floor of Duques Hall. Request a locker via http://goo.gl/z2AH8D. You may begin requesting lockers on the first day of the semester, 31 Aug, at 9 a.m. EDT, no earlier. Lockers are available for $35 per semester (small) or $65 per semester (large). Payment may be made via check or money order.

Scholarships Available, 7 Aug Deadline
Scholarship funding is available for current MSPM students in the fall 2015 semester. The program will award five $4,000 scholarships to currently enrolled students. Full details on the scholarship eligibility criteria, application requirements, and deadlines are available on www.gwprojectmanagement.org.

Applicants are encouraged to utilize the University Writing Center or the English for Academic Purposes Program to ensure they put forth a graduate-level writing effort. Applications and/or essays received with spelling errors, poor grammar, or formatting issues receive less consideration than those that exhibit graduate-level writing.

MSPM: In the Know, January 2, 2015

Top 3 for 2 Jan

Spring 2015 Textbook List
The spring 2015 textbook list for MSPM courses is now available on the blog at www.gwprojectmanagement.org.• Spring Courses on Blackboard
Courses will likely not appear on Blackboard until the week of 12 Jan. Once the professor opens the course on Blackboard, that is when you’ll have access.

If you need to confirm your spring course registrations, do so in GWeb, not Blackboard.
Fall 2014 courses will be removed from Blackboard shortly. If you need to download materials from those courses, do so immediately. Once the course is removed, you will no longer have access.

Grades
As a reminder, graduate students at GW may earn the following grades: A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, and F. Grades A through C- are considered passing grades. Only a grade of F is a failure.

Please also remember that graduate students are required to maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA. If your GPA drops below a 3.0 after the completion of 9 credit hours, you will be placed on academic probation. I invite all students to review the GW and GWSB policies and regulations on this matter via the University Bulletin.

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 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.

MSPM: In the Know, April 16, 2014

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Summer 2014 Textbook List
University Counseling Center
Events Roundup

Dear MSPM students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Summer 2014 Textbook List

The textbook list for the summer 2014 MSPM courses is now available at www.gwprojectmanagement.org. The list of books has also been shared with the GW bookstore. For those looking to find the cheapest options available, review this list of 11 sites for cheap textbooks.

For all non-MSPM courses, please check the Schedule of Classes or the GW Bookstore sites for textbook information. The fall 2014 textbook list should be made available to all students in July.

University Counseling Center

This messages serves as a reminder of the services provided by the University Counseling Center. The Center is the primary mental health agency for GW students and the rest of the campus community. Their office on the Foggy Bottom Campus is open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. 24-hour support is available via phone at 202-994-5300.  We encourage all students to utilize the Center’s services.

Events Roundup

17 Apr, 12-1pm EDT – GW LinkedIn Virtual Networking Hour.

23 Apr, 11:30am-1pm EDT – Organizational Change Management for Project Managers featuring Karen Davey-Winter in Duques 453 in DC. Event is organized by PMIWDC and is free of charge, however registration requested.

23 Apr, 5:30-7:30pm EDT – Women in Technology Roundtable hosted by the GW Tech Alumni. Registration is free.

1 May – International Engineering, Security, and Project Professionals Conference in College Park, MD.

13-15 May – FOSE, the nation’s premier event for government technology professionals, in DC. Free for government personnel and members of PMIWDC (use promo code CF4F63). Visit the GW booth in the expo hall!

17 May, 12-2pm EDT – International Student Graduation Reception & Luncheon, Alumni House in DC. Free to attend, registration requested.