Graduate and Professional Student Council call for applications for the:
Inaugural GPSC Service Awards
The Graduate and Professional Student Council will be giving 5 awards to recognize outstanding leadership, outstanding service to the campus, outstanding service to the community and outstanding teaching. Award recipients will receive a plaque as well as a $500 prize.
GPSC will recognize and reward leadership, service and teaching among graduate students. Consideration will be given to those that exemplify any of the following:
Exceptional engagement, participation, and involvement
Inspirational character, motivating and encouraging campus and community service, participation and cooperative leadership
Leadership potential after graduation from SIUC
- Campus Service
Commitment to campus service at SIU
Track record of accomplishments related to serving the SIU campus and community
- Community Service
Special interest in Carbondale specifically, and/or the region of southern Illinois
Track record of community service and accomplishment in Carbondale and/or the region of southern Illinois
Track record of high quality teaching at the college/university academic level
Demonstrable accomplishments specifically related to teaching in academic discipline
Track record of high quality research and scholarly accomplishment during their time as a graduate or professional student at SIU
Research and publication potential after graduation from SIU
- Artistic Achievement
Track record of novel, creative, and innovative concepts during their time as a graduate or professional student at SIU
Demonstrated planning and implementation of an artistic accomplishment
Please submit supporting materials to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 6th. Supporting materials include a one-page personal statement that details the candidate’s qualification for a GPSC Service Award, a Curriculum Vita, and one letter of recommendation.
There were a tremendous amount of quality applications turned in and the decisions were tough. We thank all who applied and we congratulate the following recipients.
Arjun Shekar Sadahalli
Gloria Pindi Nziba
Hapsah Md Yusof
Jesse Berlin Bryan Estes
Siti Zakiah Abu Bakar
Safe travels to those travelling for Spring Break! And whether you’re relaxing or preparing for the homestretch, enjoy!
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Due to the overwhelming number of applications, the announcement date for recipients of 2013 Graduate Research Awards has been pushed back until March 22. Thank you to all who applied and thank you for your patience.
GPSC guarantees to reimburse currently enrolled graduate and professional students $75 for attending a conference and $150 for presenting. (Up to a maximum of $150 per fiscal year and subject to available budgeted funds). But, there are other funding sources available and this is where the forms get a little tricky. Dealing with all of this different entities is difficult, but essentially there are two steps you need to take
1) See if anyone else is willing to give you money. This is done BEFORE you travel and doesn’t involve GPSC (We guarantee to fund you, see above). This is called a Request for Travel Support form. It is prepared and sent along first to your Chair, your Dean and the Grad School.
It is available through OSPA’s website.http://ospa.siu.edu/forms/index.html
N.B. Once this form is filled out you only need to give it to your chair, it will be automatically routed along to the others afterwards. Also, some departmental secretaries will fill these out for you, some won’t, ask nicely.
2) After you travel you have to claim all the money guaranteed to you from The Request For Travel Support form you previously sent around. It will not come to you if you don’t fill out this second form! For this second step, you need to fill out a Travel Expense Voucher. This is available from Procurement Services at the link below. Fill this out. You put under Distribution Information on page 2 all of the people who’ve guaranteed money and then at the bottom under BP put GPSC and the amount ($75 if you’re just attending/$150 if you’re presenting). Send it off to the first person on your list and it will automatically be routed along the chain to everyone on the list, ending with GPSC.
Now, if you’ve attended a conference and just want to be funded by GPSC, simply fill out the Travel Expense Form from step 2 and only put our name on it and deliver it to the GPSC office in the student center.
Vice President of Administrative Affairs
(Please Note that this post is permanently linked under Travel Funding Instructions and Forms in the Category tag to the right.)
Three individuals are needed to answer the call of Provost Nicklow. He needs graduate students who are interested in serving on a screening committee for an internal search to fill the Associate Provost for Academic Administration position.
“The screening committee will meet once to be charged by the Provost, and either one or two more times to evaluate the applications (depending on the number of applications) and to provide a short list to the Provost. The position is available October 1, so this will the committee should complete its work within a month.”
Feel free to email with further questions!
Fill out the application here: tinyurl.com/cmbe7hu
The Parking & Traffic Repeal Board is looking for graduate representation. I’m not sure what their fall meeting schedule looks like yet, but I’ll update this post as soon as I find out. The letter requesting I find a graduate representative stated that the vast majority of folks that come before the board are graduate students. So either the majority of the violators are graduate students, or simply the majority of appeals are submitted by graduate students. Shoot an email to our office at either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested!
us on Twitter, right?
Here’s a link: https://twitter.com/GPSC_SIU
Follow GPSC on twitter for updates on what we’re doing in the office, what we’re doing at meetings, and a chance to give feedback to the organization representing you!