GPSA News – October 2016

 

GPSA News: October 2016

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ADVOCACY: Making positive changes at ASU, local, state, and federal levels.

Join a University Board/Committee

Want an opportunity to effect change through ASU’s shared governance model? ASU’s many units have boards and committees. Students are invited to apply to be on these teams and collaborate by learning about the unit, voicing student concerns, and working to find solutions for issues that affect students. These boards and committees only meet about once a month and already have their meetings scheduled.  Take a look at their website for descriptions of each committee and its meeting times.

You get a behind-the-scenes look at how ASU functions and you get to be a positive voice for change.  Plus, University service looks great on a CV.  Let’s make sure the graduate student voice is heard.

Apply on-line at https://eoss.asu.edu/studentgov/committees. Supplemental application materials (CV/unofficial transcripts) must be submitted to dan.ashlock@asu.edu.

Contact Andy Waldron with questions.  (andrew.waldron@asu.edu)

Join the GPSA Assembly

If you’re interested in being of service and giving back to the graduation and professional students at ASU please consider joining the GPSA Assembly. Please check the website for any vacancies, if you’re college doesn’t have representation please send application materials to the assembly president and become a voice for your college.

Please send materials to the GPSA Assembly President George A Brusch IV (bruschg@gmail.com): 1)Your ASU ID number and program name as listed on the website 2)A brief (1-page max) cover letter explaining why you would like to join the Assembly 3) A current Resume or CV highlighting your service and research interests.

Contact George A Brusch IV with questions.  (bruschg@gmail.com)

Register to Vote

Register to vote in this year’s election! If you are an Arizona resident, register online or in person. Deadline is October 10th. For other states, visit the state election page.

Serve on an Advocacy Task Force!

The External Affairs committee is looking for people interested in the following topics: Sexual Assault and Awareness, Food Insecurity, Graduate Student Housing, and Graduate Student Health Insurance. If these topics interest you, and you would like to get involved, please email Samantha Hernandez at Samantha.Hernandez.2@asu.edu

Lunch and Learn!

The  GPSA office of  External Affairs will be hosting Lunch and Learn on October 12th from noon until 2 pm. We will be discussing Local and State candidates as well as local propositions that you can vote for on election day.  

SUPPORT: Providing you the tools and assistance you need to be a successful student.

GPSA’s Fall 2016 Local Internship Travel Grant Application due November 1

If you are driving or taking public transit to a local internship, field placement, or practicum course, GSPA’s Local Internship Travel Grant can reimburse you for those transportation expenses up to $550. Applications for the Fall 2016 semester are due November 1. For more information, check out the support section of the GPSA website or visit our Director of Travel during her office hours.

GPSA’s Monthly Travel Grant Applications Due November 1

The application deadlines for GPSA’s Individual, Group, and Internship travel grants are the first day of every month. And now, the Internship travel grant program includes out-of-state airfare! For more information, check out the support section of the GPSA website or visit our Director of Travel during her office hours.

UNITY: Creating and maintaining a social and professional community.

GPSA Fall Social

Who said only undergrads had fun? Join your GPSA and fellow graduate students for an eventful fall social!

Kickstart the ASU Homecoming weekend with a Friday night of bowling, billiards, laser tag, gravity ropes, pizza, and more! The GPSA Fall Social for graduate students will take place at the Main Event Entertainment in Tempe. Tickets to the Main Event are free to graduate students who RSVP—but space is limited. These tickets will be first come, first serve, with a waiting list for those who sign up later. Mark your calendar for the Fall Social at Main Event for Friday, October 21st, from 5:30 – 9:30.

RSVP is required for free tickets, but guests and students who do not RSVP are welcome to attend (those tickets will not be covered by GPSA; see website for pricing and promotions).

Students who RSVP will have 4 hours (from 5:30 – 9:30) of unlimited play in bowling, billiards, laser tag, and gravity ropes. They will also receive 2 hours of arcade play, 2 slices of pizza, and a drink. Registration at the event will open at 5 PM – please bring your ASU Student ID for entry. You can also meet your GPSA representatives at the GSC at 5 PM to check out the facility and coordinate rides to the location. GPSA will try to accommodate rides for those who need them, so please indicate if you need assistance finding transportation in the RSVP forum.

The Main Event also offers other selections of food and beverages that students can purchase on their own. Peruse the menu and the venue to see what is available.

Space is limited, and RSVP is required for free tickets available to graduate students. A week before the event, you will receive an email to confirm your attendance. If you RSVP and can no longer attend, please let us know immediately, so we can accommodate other students on the waiting list.

Please email any questions to the GPSA Director of Events, Jessica Fletcher, at gpsa.events@gmail.com.

Sign up now at https://bit.ly/fallsocial2016.

Fall Social 2016 Flyer

Graduate Student Professional Development Day is Monday, October 17!

Join Graduate Education and ASU Career Services for an afternoon  of professional development workshops geared specifically to graduate students at ASU.  Learn to hone your resume or CV, network professionally, and more!

Dissertation Writing Group

GPSA is starting a dissertation writing group to help motivate PhD candidates during the difficult dissertation writing process.  Join us on Monday evenings (starting after Fall Break) from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Tempe Graduate Student Center to help motivate each other and keep each other accountable.  

While we may come from different disciplines, working in the same room can make a big difference.  We can leave the content discussion for our meetings with advisors.  We will be able to make goals, share challenges and resources, and also provide a quiet, dedicated time and space to work.  Sometimes you just need to segment out chunk of time to get the job done.

We will have some light snacks and some juice to help keep the brain flowing and fingers typing.  Questions: Contact Andy Waldron (andrew.waldron@asu.edu).

Tea Tuesdays at West Graduate Student Center

GPSA invites you to attend our weekly Tea Tuesday event from 3-4pm at the West Graduate Student Center (GSC) located at the Faculty and Administration Building (FAB), room N174. Come eat, drink, and mingle with other graduate students. Take a short break from your labs, classrooms, and studying to relax and hear about what GPSA can do for you.  GPSA hosts similar recurring events on each location. Share the news with friends and colleagues!

Coffee Thursdays at Tempe Graduate Student Center

GPSA invites you to attend our weekly coffee Thursday events from 10-12pm at the Tempe Graduate Student Center (GSC) located at the north end of Forest Mall. Come eat, drink, and mingle with other graduate students. Take a short break from your labs, classrooms, and studying to relax and hear about what GPSA can do for you.  GPSA hosts similar recurring events on each location. Share the news with friends and colleagues!

Donut Thursdays at Downtown Graduate Student Center

 GPSA invites you to attend our weekly Donut Thursday events from 2-3 pm at the Downtown Graduate Student Center (GSC) located in the Post Office Building main floor. Come eat, drink, and mingle with other graduate students. Take a short break from your labs, classrooms, and studying to relax and hear about what GPSA can do for you.  GPSA hosts similar recurring events on each location. Share the news with friends and colleagues!

Coffee Mondays at Polytechnic

GPSA invites you to attend our weekly coffee  events from 10-12pm at the Poly Graduate Student Center (GSC) located at Sutton Hall Rooms 240A and 240B. Come eat, drink, and mingle with other graduate students. Take a short break from your labs, classrooms, and studying to relax and hear about what GPSA can do for you.  GPSA hosts similar recurring events on each location. Share the news with friends and colleagues!