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Wednesday, August 26

Rackham Reminders - Fall Welcome; Wolverine Support Network; and Fall 2015 Dissertation Writing Groups

Rackham's Fall Welcome and Information Fair for New Graduate Students

Friday, September 4, 2015

Rackham Graduate School, 915 E. Washington St.
Please visit the website for more information.

Wolverine Support Network (WSN)

Wolverine Support Network (WSN) is a student organization on campus dedicated to promoting the mental and emotional wellbeing of students and creating a supportive campus community united against the stigmas of mental health issues.
Peers can be a crucial support system to meet students where they are, a resource that can and should be available to all. With that in mind Wolverine Support Network offers ways to get involved. They offer peer-to-peer support groups in which groups of students can share their experiences with other students in a safe, healthy, and confidential way. Facilitating these confidential support group discussions are pairs of student leaders trained by CAPS, Wolverine Wellness, SAPAC, and Peer Diversity Educators to drive conversation in a constructive way, respectful of all aspects of an individual’s identity.
If you are even slightly interested, we have a few ways to get involved. Sign up to be a member, a leader, or to attend a focus group to provide insight and guidance to help us better our organization, or please respond with any suggestions you may have. We want this program to grow and thrive therefore input by the students is crucial.
Please contact fellow graduate student Emily Brunemann at eabwellness@gmail.com if you would like to get involved or know more!

Dissertation Writing Groups Fall 2015

In collaboration with the Rackham Graduate School, the Sweetland Center for Writing coordinates several student-led writing groups for graduate students writing their dissertations. These interdisciplinary writing groups provide structured support in a facilitated peer-based setting to aid dissertators working through long-term projects. Dissertation Writing Groups typically consist of four members including a group leader. Participants must be in the writing phase of their dissertations and available to meet eight times per semester to workshop group members’ writing on a rotating basis. Each group will determine meeting schedules and expectations.
Those interested in becoming group leaders must provide additional information with their applications. Group leaders attend a facilitator training workshop and mentor meetings through the term.
Applications must be e-mailed to Laura Schuyler at schuyler@umich.edu by Friday, September 4, 2015. Groups will be contacted the week of September 21st.