Graduate Studies



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    The next university-wide Graduate Research Conference will be held on WesternOnline April 16-23, 2021.
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    The conference will be held in an asynchronous format on WesternOnline.
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    Proposal submissions due February 26, 2021. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 5, 2021.
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    Students who submit an abstract agree to monitor their presentation and respond to questions if accepted.
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    All accepted abstracts will be posted on the Graduate Studies website in April.

Graduate Research Conference

The WIU School of Graduate Studies will host the eighth annual university-wide Graduate Research Conference virtually on April 16, 2021. All WIU graduate students interested in participating are encouraged to submit a proposal for a presentation or performance online by February 26, 2021. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 5, 2021.

2021 Conference Materials
2021 Conference Details

This year's Graduate Research Conference will take place virtually in an asynchronous format on WesternOnline, April 16-23, 2021. Attendees can self-register by logging in to WesternOnline, clicking the Communications tab at the top of the page, and selecting "self-register". The course is titled 2021 Graduate Research Conference. Once registered, the conference can be accessed on the main page. Presentations may be viewed and commented on through the Communications-->Discussions menu item. All attendees are welcome to leave comments or ask questions as the presenters will be monitoring their presentations to respond to any questions. Please be civil, professional, and constructive in your criticisms and suggestions to the presenters.