The editors and marketing staff of the University Press of Mississippi will present â€śHow to Revise a Dissertation and Turn It Into a Good Bookâ€ť on Oct. 22 at 11 a.m. in Mitchell Memorial Library's Grisham Room. The hour-long presentation will be a discussion with time for Q&A. Topics covered will include:
* How publishing has changed, and why a book should be different from a dissertation
* The specific ways in which a successful book is different from a dissertation
* Recognizing and banishing â€śdissertationeseâ€ť
* The importance of defining and writing for a specific audience
* What to do when you get stuck
* Researching publishers and crafting a successful proposal
Organizers expect the session to benefit both Mississippi State graduate students and faculty working toward tenure. They will also offer individual appointments starting at noon that day for anyone who would like to discuss their personal project in further detail. Attendees will also be eligible to win a special door prize: a free copy of William Germanoâ€™s seminal book, "From Dissertation to Book, Second Edition."
For additional information, contact Leila Salisbury at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mississippi State officials are planning the launch next week of an innovative branding initiative aimed at positioning the university for the future. Special festivities are planned for 3 p.m. on Tuesday [Oct. 13] at 3 p.m. in Lee Hallâ€™s Bettersworth Auditorium.
The invitation-only celebration reflects months of work designed to create a platform that inspires better storytelling and a strong system to tell those stories in compelling and consistent ways throughout the university and beyond.
Joining MSU President Mark E. Keenum in presenting the comprehensive strategy will be five distinguished university alumni, including Camille Scales Young, vice president for Cornerstone Government Affairs; Bryan Wilson, managing partner for Tacoma Ag, LLC; Haley Fisackerly, president and CEO for Entergy Mississippi, Inc.; Kevin Robinson, chief meteorologist for WLWT Cincinnati; and Leslie Henderson, co-founder and general manager for Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company.