Updates / News
Department Reps: Remember to bring any discussion points from students in your departments regarding the travel grant restructure to Tuesday’s general assembly meeting. We will be voting on this issue on Tuesday. Here is a brief summary: The proposed new system would categorize awards as either “Presenter” or “Professional development” awards. Presenters would be representing MU at a conference or event either presenting data, a paper, etc., or by doing something comparable that showcases MU and the spirit of the student’s work in his or her program. Presenters would receive $200 awards under the new system. Professional development awards would be given for non-presenter travel that still advances the student academically and professionally. Examples of this include attending a conference for networking or traveling to collect dissertation data. These awards would be given in the amount of $100. Benefits of the new system include the following: 1) Increases the amount given for professional development (from $75 to $100); 2) Increases the average amount awarded for presenter travel (from ~$150 to $200); 3) Allows better management of a decreasing budget; and 4) Students will know how much they will be awarded; complicated rubric eliminated as long as demand does not exceed funds available.
UPDATE: GSA.missouri.edu website will temporarily close between December 18, 2013 and the beginning of the spring 2014 semester. We have all our ducks in a row for the new website: submission and approval of Virtual Web Space on MU servers, a professional web designer, approval for using Cascade, and Graduate School backing. Unfortunately, we have to wait in cue for MU’s IT department to launch the cascade server space, which may take additional time due to other website priorities. I will keep everyone updated as things develop.
WE WANT YOU! to run for the GSA Executive board! Elections for these positions will be held on Tuesday, November 19th during our general assembly meeting. Please nominate yourself or whoever else you feel would be a good fit for a position! Every position is open, and you do not have to be in GSA to be nominated.
Nomination form closes on Nov. 12 at 11:59:59pm.
Remember if you have nominated yourself you might need to make a 2-minute speech and be present at the next meeting on Nov 19. If you have nominated someone not in GSA perhaps warn them that they have been nominated so they leave the date open. You must be present at the Nov. 19th meeting in order to run.
Positions available are: president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, webmaster
Have any questions? Go to our FACEBOOK and leave a comment!
Self-nominate or nominate someone HERE!
CV Doctors, an annual event co-sponsored by GSA and GPC, affords graduate students the opportunity to have their CV reviewed by a faculty member. Master’s-degree and PhD candidates seeking either academic or private-sector jobs are eligible to participate, with priority given to those students presently on the job market and those entering it in the coming year. CV Docs is offered at no cost.
This year’s event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Benton Bingham Ballroom. Students will provide a CV in advance of the event and be paired with a faculty member in a related area of study. Each one-on-one appointment will last 15 minutes.
Cosmo-Bethel Park is located off of Nifong and Bethel.
Join us from 5:00-7:00 PM at Leech Shelter.
See you there!
Please join us for the family friendly fall picnic this Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Cosmo-Bethel Park – Leech Shelter from 5:00-7:00 PM. All graduate students and their families are welcome! We ask that each family brings a side and some can goods to donate to Tiger Pantry. MU Graduate Student Association will provide hamburgers, brats, veggie burgers, chips and drinks.
There will be games and activities for the whole family. GSA looks forward to seeing you there!