: Jan 30 – Feb 5th events

January 27, 2017


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, January 31st 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.

Ethic of Service Award Nominations

The Gerry and Bob Virgil Ethic of Service Award is an annual award recognizing a select group of WashU community members who exemplify a character of service and contribution to the St. Louis region.

Any member of the WashU community, past or current, who resides in and serves the St. Louis community is eligible to receive the award. This includes students, faculty, staff, alumni, retirees and volunteers of the university.

Graduate students have been well-represented in past years, and the Gephardt Institute is eager to receive applications from the graduate student community in 2017!

Nominate someone you admire at https://gephardtinstitute.wustl.edu/ethic-service-award/

Graduate Students with Children Survey

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: aflowers22@wustl.edu.

Graduate Student Group Events:

BioEntrepreneurship Core (BEC): Individual IP Protection in the Biomedical Field

February 1, 2017, 6:00 pm, Holden Auditorium, FLTC, Medical CampusSling Health and BEC are cohosting Myers Dill, Patent Attorney with Husch Blackwell, for a discussion on Intellectual Property in the biomedical setting. RSVP at https://gradpages.wustl.edu/bec/rsvp

ProSPER (WU Graduate Students Promoting Science Policy, Education, and Research) Monthly Meeting

February 2, 2017, 6:00 pm, Liberman Graduate Center (DUC 300)ProSPER promotes the use of science in policy-making through science advocacy and literacy, facilitating inter-professional communication, and increasing scientist participation in policy.

Graduate-Student & University-Wide Events:

Board of Trustees Applicant Information Sessions

February 1, 2017, 11:45 am, Liberman Graduate Center (DUC 300)
February 2, 2017, 12:00 pm, FLTC on the Med School Campus Room 301
Students interested in applying for Graduate Student Representative to the Washington University Board of Trustees are encouraged to attend this information session hosted by a current representative.

West Campus Crop Box Program & Mini-Market

February 1, 2017, 4-6pm, West Campus (7509 Forsyth) back parking lotSign-up as a CSA member and receive a weekly or bi-weekly Crop Box filled with locally grown produce, fruit, meat, cheeses, yogurt and/or other artisan goods on Wednesdays, 4-6pm. $20/box for students

Dissertation After Dark

February 1&2, 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 provided. RSVP at https://gradcenter.wustl.edu/dissertation-after-dark-february-2017

New Partners For Smart Growth Conference

February 2-4, 2017, Saint Louis Marriott Grand HotelOpportunities for students to volunteer during the 3-day conference in lieu of paying a registration fee. For more information about the conference, visit https://www.newpartners.org/

School of Medicine Farmers Market

February 2, 2017, 10am-2pm, School of Medicine: McDonnell Pediatric Research AtriumThe School of Medicine sponsors a Farmers Market every Thursday from 10:00am-2:00pm. Vendors bring only the freshest produce and products to the market weekly.

Graduate Student Health Advisory Committee (GSHAC) Meeting

February 2, 2017, 3-4pm, Liberman Graduate Center (DUC 300)Join GSHAC representatives to meet with Dr. Glass (Assistant Vice Chancellor and Director of SHS) and others to discuss issues related to the Danforth campus health insurance, healthcare, and wellness

Black Anthology: Black & Blue

February 3&4, 2017, 7pm, Edison TheatreBlack Anthology is a performance that is written, choreographed, directed, and produced entirely by Washington University Undergraduates. Tickets may be purchased at the Edison Theatre Box Office.