: Feb 6-13th events

February 3, 2017

Graduate Student Group Events:

Graduate-Student & University-Wide Events:


Call for Abstracts–22nd Annual Graduate Research Symposium

All graduate and professional students are invited to submit 250-word abstracts written for a broad academic audience by Tuesday, FEBRUARY 7th (NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE) for the Graduate Research Symposium hosted on February 21st.

The Graduate School Call for Nominations: Outstanding Faculty & Staff Awards

Outstanding Faculty Mentor Awards honor those whose dedication has made significant contributions to the quality of life and professional development of PhD students. Nomination letters should not exceed 400 words.

Outstanding Staff Awards honor those that improve the quality of life of students by fostering a supportive and positive environment, or act as an exceptional advocate or demonstrate a sincere and active interest in student well-being. Nomination letters should not exceed 200 words.

Nominations welcomed from current graduate students & alumni. Please submit nominations by February 15, 2017 at 12:00 am.

To submit a nomination, or find out more: http://tinyurl.com/OFSA2017

Graduate Student Representative to the Board of Trustees Application

This is to solicit applications for the position of two non-voting graduate student representatives to the Washington University Board of Trustees. All interested qualified graduate and professional students are encouraged to apply.


A graduate student representative to the Board of Trustees must be a full-time graduate or professional student in residence (May 2017 through May 2018), in good academic standing, and able to make the necessary time commitment. In addition, it is important that the graduate student representatives have knowledge of graduate study at Washington University, be articulate, be able to present a variety of opinions, have sound judgment, maintain confidentiality, and hold the respect of peers, faculty, and others who know them. The graduate student representatives should be willing to maintain close communication with the several graduate and professional student constituencies within the Washington University community, such as the university-wide Professional and Graduate Student Coordinating Committee (ProGradS) and the Graduate Professional Council (GPC).

The Professional and Graduate Student Coordinating Committee, chaired by William F. Tate, Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education, forms the selection committee and will interview graduate student semi-finalists. The committee will then select finalists to be interviewed by a member of the Board of Trustees, who will determine which two graduate students will serve in this important role in 2017-2018. For more information please check the announcement website.

Impact Investing Symposium

February 24, 2017, Bauer Hall (Danforth Campus)The U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation and Olin Business School are hosting the second Impact Investing Symposium on February 24, exploring the continuum of impact investing in St. Louis: who’s doing it, project and scope diversity, and what it looks like in practice.

What is impact investing? As consumers and companies push for increased social responsibility, purchases, strategies and investments are beginning to reflect a bit of a paradigm shift. Such is the nascent field of financial investments, known as “impact investing.” Speakers will include Morgan Stanley, Breckinridge Capital Advisors, IFF, and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Breakout session leaders include Ascension Investment Management and Justine Petersen. For more information, please visit http://impactsymposium.weebly.com/ or contact impactinvest@wustl.edu We look forward to you joining us to explore this burgeoning field that bridges the gap between financial services and social impact.


Graduate Student Group Events:

GPC General Body Meeting

February 6, 2017, 6:30 pm, Liberman Graduate Center (DUC 300)6:30 Dinner w/ a presentation from Bear Bucks
7:00 Meeting Start including a presentation from Wash U Public Affairs

Have something to add to the meeting agenda or have a question you’d like answered? Please email gpc@wustl.edu

Graduates & Professionals on Ice

February 8, 2017, 6:00 pm, Steinberg Rink, Forest ParkJoin your fellow Graduate and Professionals on Ice!! $5 exclusive from GPC, includes skate rental and rink entry (a $13 value).

We will meet as a group at Steinberg Rink in Forest Park starting at 6pm. If you have already paid, your name will be on the check-in list, and you will be taken care of with entrance and rental (there is no physical ticket to pick up).

Please feel free to text or email Alan Zhang (516 301 6785 ; azhang23@wustl.edu) if you encounter any issue or have any questions. If you need a ride or way of transportation, let Alan know and he can help match you with a driver!

International Graduate Student Association for Career Development & Networking (I-CAN) visit to Build-A-Bear workshop

February 9, 2017, 9:30 am, 1954 Innerbelt Business Center Drive, St. LouisThe industrial visit consists of a tour of the production facility and meeting with the Sourcing Manager and Director. RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/IN0yJHBiiBa7dFjD3

Saudi Student Association (SSAWU): Interactive Analysis of Saudi Judicial Law Seminar

February 9, 2017, 12:00 pm, Liberman Graduate Center (DUC 300)Seminar on Saudi judicial law. See http://gradcenter.wustl.edu/events/2380 for more information.

Selfcare in the Academy

February 9, 2017, 4:00 pm, Liberman Graduate Center (DUC 300)Come discover strategies for selfcare! Sponsored by the Diversity and Inclusiveness Committee of the Graduate Student Senate.

Graduate Research Symposium Poster Session Preparation

February 10, 2017, 10:00 am, Liberman Graduate Center (DUC 300)A short talk of the basics of the poster session and interactive small group sessions for students to test and develop their poster ideas for the graduate research symposium.


Graduate Students w/Children Valentines Party

February 12, 2017, 3-5pm, Liberman Graduate Center DUC 300Graduate Students w/Children organization is hosting a Valentines party for graduate students and their children. Arts & Crafts, Cupcake & Cookie Decorating, Photo Booth Props, Beverages, Snacks, FUN! FUN! FUN!

Graduate-Student & University-Wide Events:

Indigenous Rights and Environmental Justice Symposium: From Standing Rock to St. Louis

February 6, 2017, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm, Clark-Fox Forum, Hillman HallJoin us on Monday, February 6, 2017 for this important event about environmental and cultural issues relevant to St. Louis and the Dakota Access Pipeline project in North Dakota.

“The Humanities After 2016: What Do We Want to Become?”

February 7, 2017, 4:00 pm, Umrath LoungeThe first lecture will begin at 4 pm, and the reception will begin immediately after the final lecture.

Dine with Associate Dean Diana Hill Mitchell

February 8, 2017, 12:00 pm, Liberman Graduate Center (DUC 300)The Graduate School will provide lunch and dessert. Places will be reserved on a first-come first-served basis. RSVP at https://gradcenter.wustl.edu/dine-associate-dean-diana-hill-mitchell

Assembly Series: “Late Moves: Music and Creativity”

February 8, 2017, 5:00 pm, Danforth University Center Goldberg Formal LoungeAssemble, listen, and learn about age and its impact on creative artists with internationally renowned pianist Jonathan Biss and a panel of Washington University professors.

Dissertation After Dark

February 8&9, 2017, 5-9pm, Liberman Graduate Center (DUC 300)Make progress on your writing while also working among peers who can offer encouragement and feedback. Coffee, tea, and occasional snacks provided!

Three Minute Thesis (3MT)

February 9, 2017, 4:00 pm, Women’s Formal LoungeThe 3MT is an academic competition that challenges PhD students to describe their research within three minutes to a general audience. Come watch the contestants present their work and win prizes.

North Korean Refugee to American Citizen: Grace Jo’s Story

February 10, 2017, 12:00 pm, DUC 276Grace Jo, vice-president of the non-profit organization NKinUSA, shares her personal story about her strong family bonds and the role of religion in her life.

Catholic Student Center Happy Hour

February 10, 2017, 5:30 pm, Catholic Student CenterHappy Hour is back again in February! Join us for free drinks, free snacks, and priceless company! All graduate students are welcome to come!

Kemper Spring 2017 Exhibitions Opening

February 10, 2017, 7:00 pm, Kemper Art MuseumJoin the Kemper Art Museum for a reception celebrating the opening of the spring exhibitions.

Lunar New Year Festival

February 10, 2017, 7:00 pm, Edison Theatre
February 11, 2017, 2:00pm & 7:00 pm, Edison TheatreLunar New Year Festival (LNYF) is the name of a student-run organization at Washington University in St. Louis and the name of the annual performance it produces to celebrate the Lunar New Year and promote the awareness of different facets of Asian culture.

Through a great variety of exciting performances of acting, dancing, and music, people of all backgrounds can enjoy and celebrate the New Year together.  LNYF seeks to leave a prolonged impact upon its viewers through our skit and philanthropy. In the skit, we seek to demonstrate important issues that Asian Americans deal with on a daily basis.