Graduate Student Appreciation Week

Spring 2018 Events

Details subject to change.


Monday, April 2, 2018

Pizza Party

12 p.m.-2 p.m.  in the Graduate Student Lounge (Gearhart Hall 206).

Hosted by the Graduate Student Congress.

Join the graduate student congress as they kick off the week right with a student staple: free pizza!


Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Planning Your Future

5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. in the Graduate Student Lounge (Gearhart Hall 206)

Led by Pamela Kirkpatrick, Ph.D. Candidate and MLA Nominee.

This activity will guide participants through finding out what's important to them and what to give up to get it. Food will be served. Please RSVP on Handshake.


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Alumni Networking Q&A

12:15 p.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Graduate Student Lounge (Gearhart Hall 206)

Hosted by the Office of Graduate Fellowships and Student Support.

University of Arkansas graduate student alumni and faculty will answer career questions in a panel discussion followed by a networking mixer. Food will be served. Please RSVP on Handshake.

Our panelists will be

  • Pearl Dowe, Ph.D. Pearl is an associate professor and department chair of political science. She is also the Co-Chair for the 2016 National Conference of Black Political Scientists Annual Conference.
  • Matt Francis, Ph.D. Matt is founder and President/CEO of Ozark Integrated Circuits, Inc. Dr. Francis earned BSEE (’03), BS Physics (’04), MSEE (’07) and PhD (’09) degrees from the University of Arkansas.
  • Bryan Hill, Ph.D. Bryan is the Assistant Dean for Student Recruitment and Diversity in the Honors and International Programs within the College of Engineering. Bryan received his Ph.D. in public policy from the University of Arkansas. In 2015, Hill was recognized as one of the Top 15 Researchers on the U of A campus.
  • Emily Ironside, M.A. Emily serves as the Director of Development for Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art where she helps lead the museum’s local, regional, and national fundraising strategies. She received her B.A. in Mass Communication from Lindenwood University and M.A. in Communication from the University of Arkansas.

Classroom Management

5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. in the Graduate Student Lounge (Gearhart Hall 206)

Hosted by the Graduate Student Congress.

Join members of the GSC graduate student life committee as they talk about tips on classroom management for teaching assistants and future professors.


Thursday, April 5, 2018

Mock Interviews

9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. in the Graduate Student Lounge (Gearhart Hall 206).

Hosted by the Career Development Center.

The career development center wants to help you prepare for your next interview! Whether you have an upcoming interview or just want to practice your interview skills, come meet with a career counselor for a mock interview and receive feedback to improve your skills. Please RSVP on Handshake.

 

Etiquette and Mocktail Hour

5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. in the Graduate Student Lounge (Gearhart Hall 206).

Co-hosted by the Graduate Student Congress and the Office of Graduate Fellowships and Student Support.

Come listen to an etiquette speaker share the do's and don'ts of professional mixers, with an opportunity to practice your skills afterward. Food will be served. Please RSVP on Handshake.


Saturday, April 7, 2018

Family-Friendly Spring Field Day

11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Wilson Park in Fayetteville.

Hosted by the Graduate Student Congress.

Join the GSC for a day of family fun, games and food at the park. Nacho Mamas Tacos and the Purple Banana will be selling food and GSC will have free cupcakes for desert!


About Graduate Student Appreciation Week


In 1993, three students, Tony Rosati (Georgetown University), Gina Pearson (American University) & Anne Holt  (Florida State University), all activists within NAGPS, wanted to find a way to physically manifest support and appreciation of the contributions, impact and value of graduate students. Their effort led to a cooperative initiative called National Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation Week. Tony & Anne also realized that bringing in the endorsement of each state’s government (via a Proclamation from the Governor) would assist in building greater media attention to GPSA Week.

This new program was well received by the NAGPS membership. Since then, NAGPS member schools have celebrated Graduate-Professional Student Appreciation Week (GPSAW). Specifically, Graduate-Professional Student Appreciation Week seeks to emphasize the contributions, impact and value of graduate and professional students on campuses throughout the United States.

Graduate-Professional Student Appreciation Week is celebrated the first week of April each year and will be observed April 1-7, 2018. (Courtesy of NAGPS)