GSA Weekly Announcements, April 17th-23rd

GSA Announcements:

    1. Call for Nominations: 2017-2018 GSA Officers!
    2. Workshops Added to the Graduate Student Mental Health & Wellbeing Series
    3. GSA Writing Night, April 20th
    4. Emerging Scholars Award for Excellence in Research & Public Policy
    5. REMINDER: Apply to the 2017-2018 Chancellor’s Graduate and Professional Student Advisory Board
    6. REMINDER: Great Big Graduate Review
    7. Grad Student Yoga
    8. CBDD

GSA Announcements:

1. Call for Nominations: 2017-2018 GSA Officers!

The Elections Committee has opened nominations for GSA Officers! Elections for GSA Officers will be held at the May Assembly Meeting.

Any graduate student who is in a GSA-represented graduate/professional program and is in good standing is eligible to run! You must also be able to serve the entire term from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. Each position has a list of duties which are explained in detail here.

  • To nominate a person for a position, please email gsaelections@ucdavis.edu with their name, email, and position to which you are nominating them.
    • The committee will contact the nominee to accept their nomination and provide a brief statement.
  • To self nominate, please email gsaelections@ucdavis.edu with your name, the position you are nominating for, and a brief statement.

Open positions: Chair, Vice Chair, External Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, and Campus Organizing Director.

Specific duties for each position can be found here!  Make sure to check out the current candidates and their statements.

If you are interested in the positions, there will be an open house at 3pm on April 18th in PES 2005 where you can come and ask questions of current officers! It is also recommended that you email the current officer of each position.

2. Workshops Added to the Graduate Student Mental Health & Wellbeing Series

WHO: These workshops are designed to reach out to the entire graduate school community and discuss critical areas of concern underlying stress, anxiety, and depression. All graduate students are welcome to register!

WHAT: Important factors that influence mental health and well-being include 1) managing moments and feelings of social isolation, 2) managing moments and feelings of social isolation understanding and navigating your interactions and dynamic with your graduate advisor, 3) managing areas of stress with regard to balancing family obligations and 4) research obligations, as well as 5) addressing and handling the pressure of financial difficulties. This workshop series will provide presentations regarding resources and advice for each area as well as group discussion and feedback for how the university could address these concerns further.

WHEN: Each Workshop is from 12:00PM – 1:30PM on the following dates:

PART 1: Social Isolation: April 20th, 2017, UC Davis, Memorial Union [MU], De Carli Room – 2nd Floor
PART 2: Financial Difficulties: April 27th, 2017, UC Davis, Memorial Union [MU], Garrison Room – 2nd Floor
PART 3: Research Obligations: May 3rd, 2017 UCD, Memorial Union [MU], De Carli Room – 2nd Floor
PART 4: Family Obligations: May 10th, 2017 UCD, Memorial Union [MU], De Carli Room – 2nd Floor
PART 5: Interactions/Relationship with Advisor: May 15th, 2017UC Davis, Memorial Union [MU], Garrison Room – 2nd Floor

WHY: Happiness is of critical importance to success and at any point during graduate school challenges may arise that can negatively affect our personal lives. Therefore, maintaining a positive well-being and good mental health remains, and always will remain, a necessary concern of not just the graduate students, but the university as a whole.

PLEASE REGISTERhttps://goo.gl/forms/o7KX6DRt5RzM8NUL2

Space is limited. Workshops are independent of one another, but please feel welcome to attend as many of the workshops as you like. For questions or to receive more information, please contact Jay Jefferson jpjeff@ucdavis.edu

Sponsored by Professors for the Future (Graduate Studies) and Student Health and Counseling Services.

3. GSA Writing Night, April 20th

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5. REMINDER: Apply to the 2017-2018 Chancellor’s Graduate and Professional Student Advisory Board

Are you a continuing graduate or professional student who is interested in honing your leadership skills, cares about making an impact in the lives of your fellow peers, and wants to gain an insight into how UC Davis administration works? Apply to be a member of Chancellor’s Graduate and Professional Student Advisory Board (CGPSA) for the 2017-18 academic year.

To qualify, you must be a registered graduate or professional student for the 2017-18 academic year. A completed application with opinion questions, curriculum vitae, and recommendation letter are part of the application process. Applications for the 17-18 board must be submitted to gradassistant@ucdavis.edu by 11:59pm on May 12th, 2017

Visit grad.ucdavis.edu/CGPSA for more information and a link to the application.

6. REMINDER: Great Big Graduate Review

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7. Grad Student Yoga

GSA Yoga - Spring 2017

8. CBDD

Come get your fill of coffee, tea, donuts, bagels, fruit, and make your own oatmeal this Friday 8:30-10:30am South Silo!

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