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January 12, 2017

Graduate Student Group Events:

Dialogues: Civic Engagement & Volunteering

January 26,  2017, 11:30am, Liberman Graduate Center, Danforth University Center (DUC)

Join the GPC, Gephardt Institute, and your fellow graduate and professional students to discuss civic engagement and volunteerism. This will be the first of our monthly dialogue series this semester where we can come together to meet and discuss a variety of perspectives surrounding a specific issue.

Graduates & Professionals on Ice

February 6, 2017, 6:00 pm, Steinberg Rink, Forest ParkJoin your fellow Graduate and Professionals on Ice!! $5 exclusive from GPC, includes skate rental (usually $6) and rink entry (usually $7).

GPC Night Out at the StL Blues

February 28, 2017, 7:00 pm, Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103Join 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.

Graduate-Student and University-Wide Events:

School of Medicine Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture: “Environmental Justice: A Path to Ensuring Healthier Communities for All”

January 16, 2017, 4:00 pm, Eric P. Newman Education Center, 320 S. Euclid AveRobert D. Bullard, often called the father of environmental justice, will be the guest speaker at the School of Medicine lecture. To RSVP, call 314-362-6854 or email medschooldiversity@wusm.wustl.edu

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration: The Annual Celebration

January 16, 2017, 7:00 pm, Graham ChapelA reception will follow in the Danforth University Center (DUC), Tisch Commons. Free Parking will be available in the DUC Underground Garage. The event is free and open to the public.

Dissertation After Dark

January 18 & 19, 2017, 5-9 pm, Liberman Graduate Center (DUC 300)Make progress on your writing while working among peers. Coffee, tea, and occasional snacks provided! RSVP at https://gradcenter.wustl.edu/dissertation-after-dark-january-2017

Open Space: “Newtown” Film and Discussion

January 19, 2017, 10:30 am, 4483 Duncan Ave, St Louis, MO 63110, Medical CampusA screening of “Newtown” and a discussion of how health care professionals can work together on this public health priority.

Refusing Optimism: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Anti-blackness, and the Ethics of Anguish

January 19, 2017, 4:00 pm, Busch Hall, room 18This talk is sponsored by the Religious Studies Program and the Center for the Humanities. For more information please contact reliigousstudies@wustl.edu.


Watch the Presidential Inauguration Viewing in Tisch Commons

January 20, 2017, 10:00 am, Tisch Commons in Danforth University Center

Join a viewing of the Presidential Inauguration in DUC Tisch Commons from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m hosted by Washington University Political Review. The Gephardt Institute will be tabling alongside the event for voter registration. View the full details about this and many more events here.


Catholic Student Center Happy Hour

January 20, 2017, 5:30 pm, Catholic Student CenterAll graduate students are welcome to come!


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 at 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.

GPC Cultural & Diversity Connections Grant

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!

Information & Application

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.