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Posted by Linda Baeza Porter on November 12, 2012 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (1)


Webinar Title: Analyzing Data with Free Technology

Presenter: Linda Baeza Porter, Student Information and Reporting Liaison Office, Chancellor’s Office, North Dakota University System

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (2:00 PM CST/ 12:00 PM PST)

Registration Link:

A login code will be sent directly to you as the event draws closer.


This webinar will outline the types of software available for data conversion and analysis free on the web. You will also learn the basics of converting data from excel to csv to text. The second half of the session will concentrate on how to use basic excel numbers software to perform quick data analysis with a pivot table. The basis of these examples will be the National Science Foundation Annual Survey and the comprehensive Council of Graduate Schools survey. This webinar is meant to offer practical learning expertise for those interested in gaining basic to intermediate skills in data manipulation.


Posted by Linda Baeza Porter on June 25, 2011 at 1:05 AM Comments comments (0)

 MAGAP Members

Please take a moment to view the MAGAP Fall Update below to share in the important news of our chapter and our national association.

We hope to see you at our upcoming events! Best wishes for a prosperous fall season!MAGAP Board:

The MAGAP Board now has two new members! Treasurer: Amanda Ostreko, Ph.D., Program Coordinator, University of Kansas School of Engineering, Lawrence, Kansas Secretary: Evan Nelson, Director of Admissions and Recruitment, The Graduate School, The University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota  in  addition, Linda Baeza Porter, Student Reporting and Information Liaison Officer, Chancellor's Office  North Dakota University System, Bismarck, ND, has transitioned from her position as treasurer for MAGAP to the newly created position, Chair of Technological Resources. Linda is now able to focus on all things media-related for MAGAP in this new capacity!

Connection Series: The MAGAP Board is looking for members to volunteer to host a MAGAP Connection Series event. The MAGAP Connection Series is comprised of informal "meet and greets" held throughout MAGAP states during the fall semester to provide valuable networking opportunities and long-lasting professional connections. Last year, the board members arranged to meet with MAGAP members during the fall recruiting season at area restaurants.As a host, you would be responsible for selecting a location and date, attending the event, creating the flyer/email announcing the event, and taking the RSVPs. When selecting a date, it is helpful to think about events in your area that would be attracting admissions professionals and enrollment managers such as a large graduate recruiting fair or conference.If you are interested in hosting a MAGAP Connection Series in your state, please respond to the appropriate person below.

* For those from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, or Kentucky, email your interest in hosting to Ashley Gray, [email protected]*

For those from Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, or South Dakota, email your interest in hosting to Kristin Chalberg, [email protected]du

Many thanks to Liz McLain for hosting a Connection Series Event on 9/21/12 at Emporia State University!Upcoming Webinars: In November 2012 and January 2013, MAGAP will be hosting webinars. Speakers and Topics appear below, but more details are forthcoming. Should you wish to host a webinar, please contact Colleen Gabauer at [email protected]

November 2012: Linda Baeza Porter, Student Reporting and Information Liaison Officer, Chancellor's Office  North Dakota University System, Analyzing Data with Free Technology

January 2013: Janet Beagle, Ph.D., Associate Director, Recruitment Services, Graduate School, Purdue University, Strategies for Diversifying International Enrollment

MAGAP Summer 2013 Workshop: Plans are underway for a MAGAP Summer Workshop to be held at St. Catherine University, St. Paul, Minnesota in June 2013 (exact date TBD). The event will run from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and will include presentations from MAGAP members. The theme of this workshop is Diversity and Inclusion in Graduate Enrollment Management. Should you wish to present at this event, please submit a proposal that includes name, title, institution, email address, and abstract of no more than 500 words to Colleen Gabauer at cgabauer at<mailto:cgabauer at> by no later than Monday, December 1, 2012.

NAGAP Annual Conference: April 24-27, 2013 at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Orlando, FL. Visit<http/> for details.Elections: This is the third and final year for the inaugural MAGAP Board. A new MAGAP Board will assume office as of July 1, so we will be planning an election this spring. If you are interested in a MAGAP board position, please contact us!

Important Contact Information:

MAGAP website:<

MAGAP listserve: magap at <mailto:magap at

MAGAP Board:

Colleen Gabauer, President, cgabauer at<mailto:cgabauer at

Craig Hines, Vice President, chines at<mailto:chines at>

Amanda Ostreko, Treasurer, amandao at<mailto:amandao at>

Evan Nelson, Secretary, evan.a.nelson at<mailto:evan.a.nelson at>

Ashley Gray, Chair of the Eastern Sub-Region, graya4 at<mailto:graya4 at>

Kristin Chalberg, Chair of the Western Sub-Region, ktchalberg at<mailto:ktchalberg at>

Linda Baeza Porter, Chair of Technological Resources, linda.baeza at<mailto:linda.baeza at>

Kind regards,


Colleen L. Gabauer, Ed.D.

President, Midwestern Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals

Director of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs

The Graduate School | Purdue University

Ernest C. Young Hall, Rm. B-85 | 155 S. Grant Street | West Lafayette, IN 47907

Email: cgabauer at<mailto:cgabauer at

| Web:>Phone: 765-494-9256<tel:765-494-9256> | Fax: 765-496-1188<tel:765-496-1188>




Congratulations To MAGAP

Posted by Linda Baeza Porter on April 12, 2011 at 4:19 PM Comments comments (0)

MAGAP would like to congratuate two of our board members for winning awards for their work within our profession.  

Kudos to Robert Detwiller for his Research Award  and Ashley Gray for her professional award.


Fall Magap Meeting

Posted by Linda Baeza Porter on October 20, 2010 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

We are all so happy about the Fall Magap meeting.   Despite a few technical difficulties a great day was had by all.  The speakers were great.  The company was fabulous.  And the food.  Well it was beyond excellent.   I would like to thank my fellow board members for all their hard work.  


I look forward to working with this group in the years to come.


Linda Baeza Porter


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