Professional Development Tools: Grant Writing, Conference Poster Design, Conference Presentations
Wilkinson College Graduate Student Workshop
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 4-6:50PM
Building Blocks for the Future: Turning Untamed Potential into Professional Reality
Laura Scudder Conference Room, Roosevelt Hall 121
This workshop will focus on three areas focused on providing the tools necessary to turn untamed potential into professional reality.
- Grant Writing - Find out how to develop great ideas for research and creative activity, describe your projects, find faculty mentors, and ask for recommendation letters. In addition, learn about International Opportunities, including the various Fulbright programs that you can apply for, and what the application process is like.
- Conference Poster Design - Find out how to develop a better poster design to grab the attention of your audience through use of better lay-out and visuals.
- Conference Presentations - Develop your skills as a presenter to engage your audience about your project. The three-minute thesis (3MT) will also be discussed.
Dr. Julye Bidmead, Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies
Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Dr. Julye Bidmead (Ph.D., Vanderbilt University) is the Director of OURCA, the Director of the Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs and an Associate Professor of Religious Studies in Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. She received a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in Method and Theory of Religion. Prior to joining Chapman University in 2007, she held faculty positions at Miami University (OH), James Madison University, and California State University, Fresno. Dr. Bidmead teaches classes in Religious Studies, First Year Foundation (FFC), and the University Honors Program. She has won several teaching awards including the Valerie Scudder Award and Pedagogical Innovative Award. Dr. Bidmead's publications include The Akitu Festival: Religious Continuity and Royal Legitimation in Mesopotamia (Gorgias Press, 2004), Invest Your Humanity (Pickwick, 2016), and numerous articles on Near Eastern religion, ritual studies, and gender. Her most recent research project, Recovering Women's Rituals in the Ancient Near East (Equinox Press), explores women's religious roles and rites of passage in ancient Israel, Mesopotamia, and Canaan. Dr. Bidmead is currently the Education Director and field archaeologist on the Jezreel Expedition, where she spends her summers excavating the world of the ancient Israelites.