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GSA Newsletter: March 18, 2019


UNC Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes
from Friday, March 8
by Anthony Azari (Criminology & Criminal Justice, M.A.) and Elizabeth Shmikler (School Psychology, Ph.D.).

All graduate students are welcome to attend these meetings. Feel free to contact Anthony or Elizabeth if you’d like to attend the meeting with them. Minutes PDF

Graduate Student Appreciation Week 

Graduate Student Appreciation Week
Monday– Friday, April 1-5
Contact: Dannon Cox (SES: Sport Pedagogy, Ph.D.)

UNC’s third annual Graduate Student Appreciation Week is coming up soon! Be sure to let your department faculty and staff know about this special time of year. In past years, the best departments on campus have catered luncheons for their grad students, given out gift bags, conducted prize drawings and hosted off-campus get-togethers.

graduate student association softball 

GSA Softball Team
Saturday, March 30
10 a.m. tentative

The GSA is looking for participants for a graduate student team in the UNC co-rec softball tournament. This event is a one-day, slow-pitch softball tournament on the fields behind the Campus Recreation Center. Interested players can sign up on this Google spreadsheet.

graduate student association basketball faculty students 

GSA Grad Student v. Faculty/Staff Basketball Game
Date/Time TBD

The GSA is looking for graduate student, faculty, and staff participants for a graduate student vs. faculty/staff basketball game. Interested players can sign up on this Google spreadsheet.

gsa writing circle 

GSA Writing Circle
Wednesday Evenings (except Finals Week)
7-10 p.m.
Contact: Elizabeth Shmikler
NOTICE: Elizabeth will not be present at this week’s (March 20) Writing Circle, but the room will still be available for graduate students wanting to come in to write. 

The GSA Writing Circle provides a place for graduate students to receive peer to peer accountability, visit with experts in research and writing, and meet with fellow graduate students from different departments. Bring your own laptop and/or writing materials. Drop-ins welcome!


Thinking Beyond Borders, Part II
Podcast link

In the latest Bear-in-Mind Podcast episode, UNC graduate research assistant Sara Movahedazarhouligh discusses the challenges as an Iranian student applying to schools in the U.S. Sara is a two-time Graduate Student Association grant recipient.

linda black 

Graduate Council Meeting
Thursday, March 21
3-5 p.m.
University Center Council Room

All graduate students are welcome to attend the monthly Graduate Council meeting to learn more about decisions that affect graduate education at UNC. For more information, please contact your GSA Graduate Council representatives:
Bomin Paek (SES: Sport Administration, Ph.D.)
Mel Lafferty (Higher Education & Student Affairs Leadership, Ph.D.)
Salaheddin Sharif (SES: Exercise Physiology, Ph.D.)

graduate student evan johnson 

Graduate Student Announcements:
Congratulations to graduate student Evan Johnson (SES: Sport Administration, M.S.) who recently got engaged to Brooke Braden.

Submit your news to the GSA Newsletter! Email GSA Director David.Shimokawa@unco.edu