Hello graduate students,

 This is a very important edition of your weekly email from your colleagues at GAPSA. WIthout any further ado, here are the week's most important announcements, events, etc:


Attached to this email or access it at http://gapsa.gmu.edu/documents/GAPSASpring2012ElectionsPacket_000.pdf or check it out on our website at gapsa.gmu.edu - the application is DUE Wednesday, March 28th, email to [log in to unmask] - with elections April 2-4

 DON'T worry about the election process, ours is VERY SIMPLE: the "application" itself is a whole ONE-PAGE LONG! And the "campaign" requires ONLY a 500-character biography and THAT'S IT!!).

 ALSO, DON'T fret about "losing" an election, we WILL find a place for EVERY graduate or professional student who wishes to be involved. We now have a multitude of different options for being involved with GAPSA – some with a time commitment of less than 5 hours a month! And remember, extracurricular activities look great on a CV or resume.

Here are the various positions:

i.   Executive Association positions (time commitment varies widely with President as the most and probably Treasurer as the least):
       - President
       - Vice-President
       - Director of Communications
       - Treasurer
       - Director of Campus Relations for Fairfax, Arlington or Prince William campus

ii.  Academic Delegates on each campus (time commitment = 4-8 hours/month, more for Chair, Vice-Chair and Heads of Committees)

iii. Committee or Working Group members (time commitment = 2-6 hours/month; NOTE: You can serve on a committee without being on the Executive Board or in one of the Assemblies!):
       - Social committee
       - Communications committee
       - Funding and Employment committee
       - International Student Concerns committee
       - Legislative Concerns committee

2. Happy Hour on Fairfax Campus:
       Thursday, March 22, 5-8pm at the Well inside the Mason Inn
       Come join GAPSA and your fellow grad students to relax after your first week back after Spring Break! GAPSA will provide some light appetizers.
       RSVP on our Facebook event page at http://www.facebook.com/events/293070977432466/

3. Graduate Student Etiquette Dinners

Tuesday, March 27th, 6:00pm-9:30pm, Mason Hall

Learn appropriate tools and techniques for professional networking. Come hear from presenters who held key protocol positions with the State Department and the Library of Congress.

Hors d’oeuvres and dinner provided. A cash bar will be available. Cost $15.

Registration Available Online Now! (A dinner will also take place at the Arlington Campus on Friday, March 23rd)

Sign up for either the Arlington or Fairfax event using the links below:
Arlington: arletiquettedinner2012.eventbrite.com
Fairfax: ffxetiquettedinner2012.eventbrite.com

See the Facebook event for the Fairfax Etiquette Dinner here: http://www.facebook.com/events/348800211831234/

All the best,

Graduate and Professional Student Association
George Mason University
4400 University Drive, MS 2D6
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Phone: 703.993.2909
Fax:   703.993.4566
Email: [log in to unmask]
web:   gapsa.gmu.edu
web:   gstf.gmu.edu

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