Since we’ve been gone…
Hello fellow graduate and professional students! Our apologies, we’ve been missing in action due to some technical difficulties, but we’re back!!
There are some IMPORTANT applications and surveys waiting for your input, so we thought it necessary to put out a special weekend edition of the newsletter. Enjoy!
– YOUR Graduate Professional Council
- Call for Abstracts–22nd Annual Graduate Research Symposium
- The Graduate School Call for Nominations: Outstanding Faculty & Staff Award
- Graduate Student Representative to the Board of Trustees Application
- GPC Cultural & Diversity Connections Grant – $400 Grant Application Open!
- Graduate Students with Children Survey
- GSS Student Health Survey
- Graduates & Professionals on Ice!
- “Hockey in St. Louis” with Cathy Dunkin
- GPC Night Out at the St. Louis Blues
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.
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
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.
APPLICATIONS OPEN: TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2017
APPLICATION DEADLINE: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2017 AT 12:00 P.M.
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.
GPC is continuing the GPC Cultural & Diversity Connections Grant this spring semester. We are simply offering our support (400 dollars or less) for events which connect students, share cultural experiences, and encourage collaboration among the various communities at WashU. The link below includes more information and the form that you may choose to fill out if you would like to apply for support in funding or advertising for your event! We look forward to working with you on any events for which you would like support and collaboration!
This survey is collecting data on the number of graduate students that attend Washington University who have children and if their needs are being met by the university and/or the areas for improvement. Please take this time to complete this survey. All responses will be anonymous, although the collected data will be shared with university administrators. The survey is available here: http://sswwustl.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9QQDRUNyEyDhp1H
If you have any comments, questions, or concerns regarding the survey, do not hesitate to contact Alana Flowers: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming GPC Events:
February 16, 2017, 6:00 pm , Bauer Hall Active Learning Lab (right at the entrance to the building), Danforth Campus
We will explain basic Hockey rules, player positions/roles, hockey history in St Louis.Free to attend, snacks included. Raffle off 5 seats to ride the Zamboni at the Blues game ($600 value).
February 28, 2017, 7:00 pm, Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103
Join us for our annual outing to see the the St. Louis Blues with your fellow graduate and professional students. See the Blues take on the Edmonton Oilers. Go Blues!!!
Be on the look out for events leading up the Blues game too:
A Hockey 101 event early in the month & Pre-Game Mixer on the day of the game.