Chemistry Department Graduate Student Orientation

  • Department Manager Senior, Department of Chemistry
  • Chemistry
125 Chemistry-Physics Building
(859) 257-4930

Fall 2017 Schedule

Only new students are required to attend asterisked (**) events.

Monday, August 7

 TA Sign-In Sheet Available in CP-125

9:00am – 9:45am

Academic Orientation**
Chemistry-Physics (CP) Building, Room 114B
Dr. Mark Lovell

10:00am – 12:00pm

General Chemistry Proficiency Exam**
CP-320
Dr. Robert Lodder

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Physical Chemistry Proficiency Exam**
CP-320
Dr. Doo-Young Kim

 

Tuesday, August 8

 

10:00am – 12:00pm

Analytical Chemistry Proficiency Exam**
CP-320
Dr. Mark Lovell

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Biological Chemistry Proficiency Exam**
CP-320
Dr. Yinan Wei

3:15pm – 5:00pm

International Teaching Assistant (ITA) Screening Practice, Session I
Meet in CP-114B, separate into:
CP-114A – Dr. Stephen Testa
CP-114B – Dr. Dong-Sheng Yang
CP-114C – Dr. Steven Yates
Only new, international students are required to attend.

 

Wednesday, August 9

 

10:00am – 12:00pm

Inorganic Chemistry Proficiency Exam**
CP-320
Dr. Samuel Awuah

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Organic Chemistry Proficiency Exam
CP-320
Dr. Robert Grossman

3:15pm – 5:00pm

International Teaching Assistant (ITA) Screening Practice, Session II
Meet in CP-114B, separate into:
CP-114A – Dr. Ken Graham
CP-114B – Dr. Ashley Steelman
Only new, international students are required to attend.

 

Thursday, August 10

 TA Schedule Submission Form Opens

8:15am – mid afternoon

University International TA Orientation
Schedule provided by the International Center
Only new, international students are required to attend.

 

Friday, August 11

 

prearranged appointments beginning at 8:30am

International Teaching Assistant (ITA) Screening Exams
Schedule provided by the International Center
Only new, international students are required to attend.

 

Monday, August 14

Deadline for TAs to Sign In (CP-125)
Deadline for Returning TAs to Submit Schedule

8:30am – 4:30pm

University TA Orientation**
Schedule provided by the Graduate School

 

Tuesday, August 15

 

9:00am – 4:30pm

University TA Orientation**
Schedule provided by the Graduate School

 

Wednesday, August 16

Deadline for New TAs to Submit Schedule

9:00am – 10:00am

Brunch with the Graduate Student Association (hosted by GSA officers)**
Photos for Directory (taken by Christine Gildersleeve, Department Manager)**
CP-114A/B

10:00am – 10:30am

Graduate Student Life and Expectations**
CP-114B
Dr. Anne-Frances Miller

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Graduate Program Committee (GPC) Pre-advising meeting
CP-114C
GPC Only

10:30am – 11:30am

Advising conferences with Graduate Program Committee (GPC)** 
CP-114A/B

11:30am – 12:30pm

Registrations via myUK**
Science Library First Floor Computer Lab
GSA Assisting

1:00pm – 3:00pm

PhD Movie (Optional)                                                
CP-114B
GSA
Pizza will be provided at this event.

 

 

Thursday, August 17

 

8:30am – 11:30am

Departmental TA Training
Meet in CP-320
Intro - Dr. Mark Lovell, Director of Graduate Studies

  • General Chemistry Lab TAs (JSB-261M) 
    Dr. April French 
  • General Chemistry Recitation TAs (CP-183)
    Dr. Josh Owen 
  • Organic Chemistry Lab TAs (JSB-331) 
    Dr. Manjiri Patwardhan

All TAs, new and continuing, are required to attend.

11:30am – 12:00pm

Lab Coat Fittings
JSB General Chemistry Prep Room
Dr. French, Michael Conroy, Ed Duhr
All New TAs are required to attend.

1:00pm – 2:00pm

ExamSoft Proctoring
JSB 121, 161N
Dr. April French, Dr. Lisa Blue, and Kevin Hough

2:00pm – 5:00pm

Learning Center Best Practices
CP-320
Dr. Lisa Blue
General Chemistry and Organic TAs only

 

Friday, August 18

 

8:30am – 3:30pm

Departmental TA Orientation
Meet in JSB 321.

  • General Chemistry Lab TAs (JSB-261M) 
    Dr. April French 
  • General Chemistry Recitation TAs (CP-183)
    Dr. Josh Owen 
  • Organic Chemistry Lab TAs (JSB-331) 
    Dr. Manjiri Patwardhan

All TAs, new and continuing, are required to attend.

3:30pm – 4:30pm

Faculty & Student Coffee Hour, Introduction to the Department
CP-114A/B
Dr. Mark Meier

5:00pm

Faculty & Student Happy Hour
(Will take place at a local establishment, announced during the Introduction to Department.)

 

Monday, August 21

 

8:30am – 5:00pm

Departmental TA Orientation

  • General Chemistry Lab TAs (JSB-261M) 
    Dr. April French 
  • General Chemistry Recitation TAs (CP-183)
    Dr. Josh Owen 
  • Organic Chemistry Lab TAs (JSB-331) 
    Dr. Manjiri Patwardhan

Only General Chemistry, Organic, and Recitation TAs are required to attend.

 

Tuesday, August 22

Deadline to complete safety training modules

8:30am – 10:00am

General Safety Training / Fire Extinguisher Training / BEAP Refresher
Proper lab attire is required.
Location CP-320
Jay Young, Dr. French, & Dr. Patwardhan
All graduate students, new and continuing, are required to attend.

10:00am – 12:00pm

Departmental TA Orientation

  • General Chemistry Lab TAs (JSB-261M) 
    Dr. April French 
  • General Chemistry Recitation TAs (CP-183)
    Dr. Josh Owen 
  • Organic Chemistry Lab TAs (JSB-331) 
    Dr. Manjiri Patwardhan

Only General Chemistry, Organic, and Recitation TAs are required to attend.

Afternoon

Prepare for first day of classes – no orientation activities

 

Wednesday, August 23
FIRST DAY OF CLASSES

 

8:00am

First meeting of CHE 772**
CP-114B
Dr. Mark Lovell

Only new students are required to attend asterisked (**) events.

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