Vol. 12 No. 4 - November, 2009

Graduate Student Body Committee

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Robert Carlin Photography
The Graduate Student Boby Committee: back row, left to right, Tracy Schmidt, Catherine Yin, Ian Love, Angela Love, Brian Farley and Mayuri Rege; middle row, Karen Mruk, Lindsey Soll, Lorelei Stoica, Linzy Hendrickson, Alison Bright and Chris Clark; front row, Yuxin Chen, Xiaoming Sun, Jen Ziegenfuss, Cara Weismann and Emma Watson. (Not pictured is Allison Keeler.)

The Graduate Student Body Committee (GSBC) is an annually elected student committee that governs and coordinates student activities in three specific areas:

  1. Community service (GSBS Cares) in which students volunteer their time to the community.
  2.  Career development workshops in conjunction with the Postdoctoral Scholars Office.
  3. Student social events that are organized for the GSBS student body and, in the spirit of interschool camaraderie, welcome students from the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Nursing.

This year the GSBC will make funds available to support the activities of GSBS student groups by awarding up to six grants of $100 each. Applications were due by Nov. 15 and will be reviewed by the GSBC at the Dec. 1 meeting.

As a result of initiatives to meet the needs of international graduate students, the GSBC now has an international student representative. While it is expected to evolve, the immediate focus of the representative will be to coordinate transportation to and from school, supermarkets and laundromats until new international students can obtain drivers licenses and/or other means of personal transportation.

A list of upcoming events sponsored by the GSBC is included below. In addition to these, first- year students organize a social hour every Thursday in the student lounge.

Thanksgiving Food DriveNov. 2009
Foxwoods TripJan. 2010
Winter GalaFeb. 2010
Blood DriveFeb. 2010
Sharks GameMach 2010
Special OlympicsMarch 2010
Cystic Fibrosis WalkApril 2010
Earth DayApril 2010
Habitat for HumanitySpring 2010
Spring BBQMay 2010

GSBC membership 2009-2010
President:Cara Weismann
Vice President/Treasurer:Alison Bright
Media Liaison:Brian Farley
Student Activities Chairs:Catherine Yin
Lindsey Soll
Graduate Council Representatives:Linzy Hendrickson
Karen Mruk
Tri-School Committee Representatives:Christopher Clark
Tracy Schmidt
Community Service Chairs:Allison Keeler
Jennifer Ziegenfuss
Career Development Chairs:Angela Bean
Ian Love
International Student Representative:Mayuri Rege
First Year Representatives:Emma Watson
Lorelei Stoica
Yuxin Chen
Xiaoming Sun