Department of Economics
Graduate Student Association
Wednesdays, 4:30—6:00 p.m.
Do you wonder how to balance all the demands of being a graduate student? Are you concerned about relationships with members of your graduate cohort, friends, advisors and professors? Do you sometimes experience feelings of inadequacy (“imposter syndrome”)? If you answered yes to any of these questions, come be part of this support group that provides a safe and supportive setting for students to process challenges and concerns related to their graduate school experience. Invest 90 of the 10080 minutes you have each week in your well-being. An appointment with the group facilitator is required to participate in this group.
My name is Daniel Gutierrez and I am the Vice President of SGA Diversity. This year in the Student Government Association (SGA) at Texas A&M, we are trying to immerse the campus in a culture of learning and respect through civil discourse. SGA Diversity is hosting one such event through our upcoming World Religion and Spirituality Symposium. This interesting event will feature Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Hindu, and Freethinking panelists discussing their beliefs:
Wednesday Feb. 29, 2012
We would really appreciate it if you could pass along the message so that students could take advantage of this opportunity [ email list-servs/make an announcement at your next meeting/email information about this event to your organization ] so that students could take advantage of this opportunity. Please see the attached flier that can be forwarded along with the email. The example below would suffice:
SGA’s Diversity Commission invites you to attend its World Religion and Spirituality Symposium on Wednesday, February 29th. The event will take place from 8 to 10 PM in Wehner 113 and will feature guest Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Hindu, and Freethinking panelists. Refreshments will be served. RSVP
I understand that many students may have a time conflict – including a meeting with your organization; should this be the case, please do consider attending the event as a substitute for your weekly meeting. Thank you very much for your support and we look forward to a great turnout. For more information visit the facebook link above or sgadiversity.tamu.edu .
Adult, Graduate & Off Campus Student Services is now accepting applications and nominations for the Spring 2012 class of the Pinnacle National Honor Society . Pinnacle is a national honor society which recognizes non-traditional students for their academic and co-curricular accomplishments. Texas A&M University has been a chartered institutional member since 1995.
Minimum standards for members:
Should an applicant be selected there is a one-time dues payment of $20 for new inductees once they have accepted their membership offer. Dues primarily go to paying for certificates, membership pins, diploma seals and postage. Pinnacle also assures that members will never be solicited to purchase anything as a result of membership. Dues will not be collected until after the selection process when an applicant has been offered membership.
The Spring 2012 deadline for application forms is Friday, March 9, 2012. Please take some time to consider applying or nominating someone to be recognized by Pinnacle. An application has been attached for your reference. Additional forms may also be retrieved here.
Howdy Grads – I’m looking for some assistance. Aggie Women in Leadership (AWIL) is sponsoring an International Women’s Day event here in Aggieland. Information about the event is listed below. The students coordinating the event are looking for women who might be interested in participating in either the Assembly panel or the Fashion show. Please consider as your interest warrants. Contact information for participation is below. Please forward to grads in your Departments for consideration.
International Women’s Day in Aggieland
March 8, 2012 International Women’s Assembly 7:00 – 8:00 pm, Koldus 110
A panel consisting of graduate and undergraduate students, as well as faculty. We will be discussing challenges faced by women around the world, iconic women from different cultures, pioneers for women’s issues around the world, and perceptions of progress.
Cross-Cultural Catwalk 8:00 – 9:00 pm, Koldus 110
A fashion show featuring undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff modeling traditional and/or modern dress from their region or country. The goal of this fashion show is to provide a unique opportunity to learn about other forms of dress from around the world, and to celebrate the beauty of women worldwide.
Participating in IWD
It isn’t too late to participate in the panel or fashion show! If you are interested in participating, simply fill out the attached registration form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Fast approaching is this year's Ecological Integration Symposium, a nationally-recognized interdisciplinary event on March 23-24 in conjunction with Student Research Week. Organized by students across campus, EIS strives to promote student research and expand the way we think about ecology and related fields. Each year, the two-day EIS draws over 500 students, faculty, private citizens, and members of non-profit organizations and government agencies. The first day is dedicated to invited presentations on cutting-edge ecological research. On the second day, students compete in research poster and presentation sessions for cash prizes.
Since 2000, EIS has hosted some of the biggest names from an array of disciplines, making this event truly about integration. The theme for 2012 is Ecology in a Changing World, and we invite graduate and undergraduate students alike to attend this year's presentations and participate in the student research competition. Find us on Facebook
For participants in student research competition:
If you register to present by February 24, you are eligible for competition in both Student Research Week and EIS. Read that as "more chances to win!" Visit the SRW website
We look forward to seeing you at EIS! If you have any questions, send an email to email@example.com
Enjoy a movie night with us! Please look for more information on the GSC website ( gsc.tamu.edu ) this week!
Date of Event: February 16th from 4 PM-7PM
To sign up for the event, please visit the GSC website gsc.tamu.edu. Please remember that only 250 tickets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis dependent upon registration. Registration will begin this week.
Emails will be sent out to registrants indicating whether or not you have been selected to receive a ticket to watch a movie of your choice. For questions or more information please email Carmen Ding, GSC Programming Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us in facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ groups/28538548842/
Have you ever imagined applying your education, research, and experience to benefit millions of people around the world? There are many opportunities for PhDs at Google to make immediate impact and work on real problems. Google strives to provide an environment of ongoing learning where advanced technical development and innovation are the priorities. Our engineers are also encouraged to make contributions to the computer science community through a variety of professional development activities, such as attending conferences, publishing papers, open source, and more.
Google will be visiting campus next week and we'd like to invite you to our PhD Networking Event to learn more about PhD opportunities at Google. We'll start off with a presentation highlighting what it's like to be a PhD at Google, and the majority of the time will be dedicated to mingling and networking over refreshments. We encourage you to bring your resume with you to discuss your research background individually with Google engineers and/or a University Programs recruiter. Take this opportunity to answer any Google-related questions you may have! Here are the details:
Google PhD Networking Social
We're hiring! Please check out our technical opportunities at http://www.google.com/students/tech. We encourage you to apply online now!
We look forward to seeing you there,
Google University Programs
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Registration ends Friday, February 24 for all STudent Research Week participants judges and volunteers.
Registration ends Friday Feb 24 for all Student Research Week participants, judges and volunteers. Please help the Student Research Committee recruit participants, judges, and volunteers by sharing the information below at department meetings and graduate student organization meetings.
Judging at SRW 2012
The SRW committee is currently seeking faculty, staff, and graduate students to judge at this year’s event. Judging at SRW 2012 is a great opportunity for young faculty and graduate students seeking critique experience, as well as an excellent service to the university and its students. Individuals with PhDs or equivalent degrees will evaluate graduate-student presentations; graduate students are eligible to judge undergraduate entries. Potential judges will be assigned presentations based on their schedules and areas of interest. To register as a judge, visit srw.tamu.edu! The deadline is Friday, February 24th!
The calendar for Student Research Week is available here.
Thank you for your help!
Purpose: Join the Department of Residence Life in displaying the commitment to diversity and inclusion by promoting the talents of our students to capture community values through art.
Theme of the month for February: Capture or depict a moment that represents “Black Awareness Month” or “African American Culture”
About the Competition: Texas A&M University graduate or undergraduate students are eligible to participate in this competition. All the submissions will be displayed in the Commons Lobby for the entire month of March. The winning artwork from this competition will automatically become a part of the Department of Residence Life annual diversity calendar.
Rules and regulations: The art work must be the student’s original work in the form of drawing, painting or photography. The student needs to submit a written statement verifying their ownership/authorship of the art work and by participating in this competition they are granting Residence Life the permission to use their art work in an annual diversity calendar and other events without any cost or other copyrights. The student’s name will always be cited on the original artwork to protect any unauthorized duplication of the work.
Size: Width 1 ft. Height 1 ft. (Please do not submit any entrees smaller or larger than 1 foot X 1 foot)
Prize: The winner of this month contest will receive a brand new black 4.3 cubic feet micro-fridge. Judging will be done by a committee of staff and students.
Submission Deadline and Location: Please drop the original hardcopy of your art work to Room 142-A in Commons Lobby along with the consent statement giving us permission to display your art work. If you have any questions or concerns please e-mail email@example.com or call 979-845-0557.
Sponsored by the Department of Residence Life Diversity Committee Deadline for this contest is February 25 th , 2012 by 5:00 PM.
GSC (Graduate Student Council) is proud to provide a free Rec Center Service this Sunday.
When: Feb 5th, from 5 to 5:50 pm
Mark your schedule with more free Rec Center Events:
Feb 19th Yoga 5 to 5:50 pm in 304
The 2012 Student Research Week Committee invites graduate and undergraduate students to participate in Texas A&M University's premiere student-research event: a week-long celebration of the outstanding work of graduate and undergraduate students at Texas A&M.
Monetary awards will be presented to winners in each category for both paper and poster presentations. SRW 2012 is an excellent opportunitiy for students to hone their presentation skills, receive valuable feedback from professors across the university, and interact with professionals from a variety of fields.
Registration for SRW 2012 opens on January 10, 2012. SRW 2012 will be held March 19-23, 2012 in the Rudder Theater complex.
This passing Sunday (Jan. 22th) is the first day of Chinese lunar new year. What makes it so special this year is its symbol dragon! To celebrate it, the Chinese Student and Scholar Association (CSSA) is dedicatedly busy preparing a grand Chinese traditional variety show, which will take place at Rudder Auditorium on Jan. 28th at 6:30 pm.
You will have a chance to look at the grand lion dancing and several Chinese traditional instruments performance!!
Please join us in this grand event! The ticket currently is sold at $4.00/per person at MSC boxoffice, or its website. We will send out a small Chinese traditional gift to the first 100 people who buy tickets.
As a reminder: