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International Research Conference for Graduate Students

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
September 25, 2009

The Graduate College at Texas State University-San Marcos will host the International Research Conference for Graduate Students Nov. 4-5.

The deadline for abstract submission for paper presentation is September 30.

The conference is open to all faculty, staff and students (both graduate and undergraduate) as well as to the members of the community, although paper presentations are limited to only those currently enrolled in graduate programs. The conference is free but the Graduate College requests attendees to register online at General registration will continue until Nov. 3.

The conference is co-sponsored by the ASG Graduate House, College of Education, Common Experience, Department of Communication Studies, Equity and Access Committee, the Office of the Associate Vice President for Research and Federal Relations and the University Bookstore.

Highlights of the program include:

Nov. 4: Preconference workshop on research from 3-5 p.m. at the LBJ Student Center. Faculty will share their expertise on topics such as how to make effective presentations, and how to conduct research in a responsible manner.

Nov. 4: Conference opening and reception (Supple 112 and the Mitte Art Galleries) 6-8:30 p.m. Opening Address “Understanding Others and Ourselves: Conducting Research in Intercultural and International Contexts” by Arvind Singhal, Samuel Shirley and Edna Holt Marston, endowed professor of communication and director of research and outreach, Sam Donaldson Center for Communication Studies at the University of Texas at El Paso.

Nov. 5: Keynote address "Innovation and Originality in Research" by Roger Wiemers, Fulbright scholar and associate professor of educational administration and leadership and doctoral program coordinator at Tennessee State University, 9-10 a.m.

Nov. 5: Concurrent paper presentation sessions, 10:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.

For more details please go to For additional information, e-mail Sandy Rao, assistant dean of the Graduate College at