ChEGSA Meeting – May 31, 2018

Officers in Attendance: Nick Golio, Andrew Fox, Kathy Fein, Marissa Engle, Natalie Isenberg, Jason Kabarowski, Marty Burton, Pari Palizhati, Brandon Lopez, Robby Parker, Bowen Huo, Luke Habib, and Brad Johnson.

Upcoming Social Chair Events

  • Spring Festivities

New pint glass has arrived. Look forward to future sales!!!!

GSA Representative Updates

  • Elections took place and people were elected. Still positions open for International students and Family living representatives

Outreach Coordinator: Prepare for the Food Drive sometime later this summer.

Quotes of the Month:

“Grief is two parts. The first is loss. The second is remaking life”
– Anne Roiphe

Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation Week (April 9 -13 2018)

Next week the university is celebrating Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week (April 9-13). This means there will be lots of events and discounts offered on campus to celebrate the work and accomplishments of graduate students!

GSA will be sponsoring a number of annual events, like our Ice Cream Social and free 10-minute chair massages in the Grad Lounge, located in the University Center.

GSA celebrates Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation Week (GPSAW) next week from April 9-13. There are a plethora of opportunities for free coffee, s’mores, ice cream and graduate student programming!

GPSAW Event Highlights

View the full schedule and details for GPSAW events and discounts here: 2018 GPSAW Full Schedule

Monday, April 9

12-1pm Graduate Women’s Gathering **Registration is Required**

12-3pm Alumni Relations Espresso Bar in Alumni House

4-5:30pm Gender Stereotyping in the Workplace **Registration is Required**

Tuesday, April 10

3-5pm Cupcakes for Grads with the Center, Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion, University Center Lower Level

5-7pm Three Minute Thesis Championship in CFA Building

Wednesday, April 11

12-1pm PhD Students of Color Networking **Registration is Required**

2-9pm GSA Ice Cream Social at Dave & Andy’s (Oakland) and Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream (Shadyside)

Thursday, April 12

2-4pm SLICE S’mores and hot chocolate bar, Merson Courtyard, outside the University Center

4-6pm Innovation with Impact Research Exhibition & Graduate Student Awards Presentation, Rangos Ballroom, University Center

Friday, April 13

11-1pm FREE 10-minute massages in the Grad Lounge, University Center

For details about each GSA event see the Google Calednar of GSA-sponsored events.

ChEGSA Meeting – March 29, 2018

Officers in Attendance: Nick Golio, Andrew Fox, Charles Sharkey, Kathy Fein, Ben Sauk, Marissa Engle, Natalie Isenberg, Jason Kabarowski, Pari Palizhati, Brandon Lopez, Robby Parker, Qin Gu, Luke Habib, Brad Johnson, and Shail Godiwala (CheMSA).

Effort to increase Master students representation in GSA

Currently we have no GSA representatives from the Master students, but if there is any one interested please contact a CheGSA/CheMSA representative.

Upcoming Social Chair Events

  • Fancy Happy Hour (April 20th)
  • Spring Festivities

Suggested Pool table maintenance for the graduate lounge

Due to improper use of the pool table there is the possibility of limiting use during the week

New pint glass is in production. Look forward to a new design !!!!

GSA Representative Updates

  • CMU Wellness has a new guided meditation app called Headspace
  • GSA budget voting is next week
  • Improving PhD mentoring: Please fill out the SES survey
  • Upcoming event: Wine Tasting is April 27th (Is it wine tasting time yet? )

Webmaster: Calendar updates are forthcoming

Quotes of the Month:

“Keeping an active mind has been vital to my survival, as has been maintaining a sense of humor.”
– Stephen Hawking

“And I know you love Shrek because we’ve watched it 12 times.”
– Ed Sheeran