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GSA Newsletter: Oct. 15, 2018

GSA Director Shoutouts:

@Amanda Jacobs (Educational Psychology, Ph.D. student)
Good job on coordinating the GSA BBQ last week with President Feinstein! Also thanks for setting up the GSA Town Hall with Dr. Black and Dr. Wesley at the UNC Lowry extended campus. 

@Amra Mohammed, @Dannon Cox, @Shane Murphy
Thanks for the suggestions on technology purchases. I'll be applying for grant funding to purchase those items for the GSA. 

@Charlette Flanders (Bear Pantry Graduate Assistant, HESAL, M.A. student)
I look forward to seeing what the Bear Pantry is up to and how we can work together to benefit graduate students.

@Dannon Cox (Sport & Exercise Science, Sport Pedagogy, Ph.D. student)
Thanks for getting the GSA Twitter account up and running (https://twitter.com/GotGsa) and for representing the GSA at the Student Senate meeting on Oct. 3. 

@Jonny Lisano (Sport & Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Ph.D. student)
Hope your presentation (Cannabis Use and Exercise: Does it Really Have an Effect?) at the inaugural UNC Sport & Exercise Science Colloquium went well!

@Katy LaFary (Educational Psychology, Ph.D. student)
Thanks for working with Veterans Services to make the GSA BBQ a success last week!

@Margaret Sebastian (Higher Education & Student Affairs Leadership, Ph.D. student)
Thanks for taking grad students out to eat with your GSA Breakfast Club gathering. Looks like everyone had a good time!

@Nick Dix (Higher Education & Student Affairs Leadership, Ph.D. student)
Thanks for talking with the office of Community Standards and Conflict Resolution about getting graduate/teaching assistants approval to be Conduct Appeal Readers for UNC. 

@Shane Murphy (Sport & Exercise Science: Biomechanics, Ph.D. student)
Thanks for attending the open forum with the provost search firm and giving them a graduate student's point of view on the position. 

@Student Senate Applicants
Good luck to all the graduate students that applied for the NHS Student Senator position. Everyone could use an extra couple thousand dollars a year, plus you'll be representing graduate students!

Financial Planning Seminar
Tuesday, Oct. 16
noon-1 p.m.
UC Spruce A
Take control of your financial future. Learn more about the basics of budgeting and the importance of managing credit and debt. This informative (no sales pitch) presentation is open to all UNC students, staff and faculty. Bring your own lunch.

flu shot
GSA Flu Shot Clinic
Wednesday, Oct. 17
noon - 1 p.m.
Ross Hall Lobby
Flu Shot Paperwork (print and fill out)

The UNC Graduate Student Association and Student Health Center are presenting a free flu shot clinic for the campus community. Protect yourself from the most prevalent flu strain this season with a quick and easy flu shot. To expedite your process, complete your flu shot paperwork ahead of time so you don't have to fill it out on-site. If you are a graduate teaching assistant, please spread word to your students. If anyone would like to volunteer for this event, please show up at 11:30 a.m. in the Ross Hall lobby.  

GSA Town Hall: Loveland (map)
Thursday, Oct. 18
11:30 a.m.
UNC Loveland Center at Centerra, Monarch Classroom

All UNC graduate students are invited to attend the GSA Town Hall meeting with Graduate School Associate Dean Cindy Wesley, Ph.D. Get an update on the state of graduate education at UNC and address your concerns with Dr. Wesley. Questions can be sent in advance to GSA Assistant Director of Graduate Student Affairs, amanda.jacobs@unco.edu. Questions received in advance will receive priority at the meeting. Light refreshments provided by the UNC Graduate Student Association. 

Amanda Jacobs
GSA Assistant Director of Graduate Student Affairs

GSA Grant Cycle 2: application closes Friday, Oct. 19, 5 p.m. (Mountain time)
Grant Funding Page

If you will be attending a conference or starting a research project between Sept. 1 - Dec. 31, you may be eligible for GSA grant funding. The GSA offers graduate students the opportunity to compete for conference/research reimbursement funding four times per fiscal year. The current grant cycle application closes on Friday, Oct. 19, at 5 p.m. (MT). Questions about what can receive funding? Email david.shimokawa@unco.edu 

breakfast club
GSA Breakfast Club

Saturday, Oct. 27
10 a.m.-noon
Cranford's Tea Tavern (map)

Join your fellow graduate students for breakfast at Cranford's Tea Tavern. Please email Margaret.Sebastian@unco.edu to RSVP so she knows how many seats to reserve. Depending on the number of people that show up, GSA will cover all or a portion of your meal.

Provost Search Committee
Following the initial meeting of the provost search committee, the executive search firm of Witt/Kieffer is asking the campus community to help spread the word to qualified individuals. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, a current curriculum vita or resume and the names of five references (who will not be contacted without permission) to UNC_Provost_CAO@wittkieffer.com

research subjects needed
Graduate Student in Need of Research Subjects
Survey Link

Jordan Martell (Counseling Psychology, Ph.D. student) is seeking participants for a research study exploring the relationship between perfectionism and gender identity among graduate students. The study consists of a short 5-7 min online screening questionnaire after which you may be contacted for a follow-up interview lasting between 20-60 minutes. This study is being conducted as part of SRM 680, Intro to Qualitative Research with Maria Lahman, Ph.D., and has IRB approval. If you have any questions about the study please contact Jordan Martell at mart9431@bears.unco.edu 

travis boyce
New Graduate Level Course

AFS 550: African American History from 1896-2016: From Homer Plessy to Barack Obama
CRN 24339
Offered Online
Travis Boyce, Ph.D.
A critical examination of African American history from the pivotal 1896 Homer Plessy U.S. Supreme Court decision to the 2016 U.S. presidential election.  

GSA Graduate Council Appointees 2018-2019
Congratulations to the following graduate students who were appointed to represent the GSA on Graduate Council for Fall 2018. Graduate Council is the policy-making body for graduate education at UNC.  

Amra Mohammed

Special Education, Ph.D. student
Third year as Grad Council appointee

Salaheddin Sharif
Sport & Exercise Science: Exercise Physiology, Ph.D. student
First year as Grad Council appointee

not pictured
John (Jack) O'Neill
Chemistry: Education Emphasis, M.S. student
First year as Grad Council appointee

GSA Volunteer Positions Available:
Board of Trustees, GSA Attendee
Meeting Schedule:

  • Nov. 16
  • Jan. 25
  • March 8
  • June 14

The GSA is currently seeking representatives to attend and report on UNC Board of Trustees meetings. The Board of Trustees is the governing authority for the University of Northern Colorado. 

Interested candidates should contact the Assistant Director of Graduate Community & Climate as soon as possible. 

Community Engaged Scholars Symposium
Oct. 30
1-2:30 p.m.
UC Ballrooms

The Community Engaged Scholars Symposium is an annual UNC event allows faculty, students, staff and community members to come together and celebrate the importance of community-engaged teaching, learning, research and creative works. The event will include a poster session highlighting the exciting community-engaged projects taking place in Northern Colorado. 

The deadline for engaged scholar award nominations (individual or group) has been extended to Oct. 16 in the following categories: UNC graduate student and UNC staff member. Self-nominations are allowed: Award criteria and nomination form.

Poster proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis until Oct. 23. Posters can be used to share community engaged projects, including group projects and those that are preliminary or in progress. To present at the symposium please complete this simple form. Contact cce@unco.edu with any questions.