Replenish donations, Toast, GSA headshot sessions, PACES meditation session
Replenish donations, Toast, GSA headshot sessions, PACES meditation session
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November 2023
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  1. Finals are quickly approaching, take time now to relieve some stress. The PACES program will be offering its last virtual meditation session of the semester on November 28th. Register today

  2. Let's celebrate the upcoming graduates! On November 30, Alumni Relations is hosting Toast, a celebration for students graduating this semester. Toast includes brief remarks from an alumni speaker and President Mantella and a champagne toast. The event is free for students to attend. Both undergrad and graduate students are invited. All attendees will receive a gift of a commemorative Laker for a Lifetime champagne flute. More information and registration can be found here

  3. Donate non-perishable food items to support the Replenish Basic Needs Center until December 1st. All donations will be given to GVSU students in need. Find a list of acceptable donation items and drop off locations here.

  4. The Graduate Student Association will be offering professional headshots on three different days this month, check out the schedule to register, get your photo taken and elevate your individual professionalism.

  5. The end of the semester is quickly approaching and so is the Fall 2023 Graduate School Citation Awards. We are seeking nominations from students that want to highlight faculty members that demonstrate inclusion, outstanding mentorship, or outstanding teaching. All nominations with completed forms must be sent to no later than Monday, November 20, 2023. Faculty and students will be recognized at the event, which will take place on December 8th, 2023, in the Eberhard Center at 5:00 p.m.

  6. Finally, Dr. Eric Snyder, graduate program director of Biology, leads graduate research with his students in the Department of Biology. Students are working on two research projects this semester, both focusing on the State Threatened Lake Sturgeon in the Lower Grand River. The projects are being conducted in partnership with the Grand Rapids Public Museum, John Ball Zoo, Encompass Socio-ecological Consulting, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Check out the full story here

Student Health Resources 

The Graduate School has developed a list of resources for students that includes physical health, mental health, sexual health, and more. 
November 22-25: Thanksgiving Recess
November 28: PACES Virtual Meditation Session
November 30: Toast
December 9: Commencement
December 16: Semester ends
January 4: New Graduate Student Orientation
January 8: Winter semester begins

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