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Graduate Student Life News for March 2013
 
1. GSC Coffee Break: Wednesday, March 6, 4:00-7:00pm
2. Graduate and Professional Student Etiquette Dinner: Friday, March 22, 6:00-9:00pm
3. Preparing for Careers in the Academy: Applications for 2013-2014 Cohort Available
4. GAPSA Elections: Candidate Applications Available Friday, March 8
5. Save the Date for Graduate Student Appreciation Week: April 1-5
6. Journal of Mason Graduate Research Call for Papers Coming
7. Upcoming Referendum on GAPSA Organizational Re-structuring
8. Find Out about University Events and Resources at Grad Life Website
9. Study and Relax at the Graduate Student Center in JC 310 and 311E
 
1. GSC Coffee Break: Wednesday, March 6, 4:00-7:00pm
Join Graduate Student Life at the Graduate Student Center on the third floor of the JC for a coffee break the first Wednesday of the month! Come meet fellow graduate students, see our space, hang out, and (most importantly) fuel up before class! We'll provide coffee (regular and decaf), hot tea, bagels, and coffee cake. Also mark your calendars for the next GSC Coffee Breaks on April 3 and May 1!
http://gradlife.gmu.edu/events/the-gsc-coffee-break/
 
2. Graduate and Professional Student Etiquette Dinner: Friday, March 22, 6:00-9:00pm
Founders Multipurpose Room, Arlington Campus
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. Seats are limited, so register now! Mason graduate and professional students only -- this event cannot accommodate guests. Cost is $15. Register online now at http://arletiquettedinner2013.eventbrite.com/#.
 
3. Preparing for Careers in the Academy: Applications for 2013-2014 Cohort Available
Applications are now available for the Preparing for Careers in the Academy program offered by the Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence. This program helps advanced PhD students and MFA students to prepare for future academic careers by developing teaching and mentoring expertise, drafting important components of the academic job application, and exploring different types of academic careers. In the fall semester participants will enroll in a one-credit course that meets every other Friday, for a total of seven three-hour sessions as well as an online discussion forum. In the spring semester participants will take part in an online discussion forum and will receive individualized mentoring. Admission to the 2013-14 program is competitive and requires an application. Applications are due electronically to the Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence ([log in to unmask]) by Monday, April 1, 2013.  A letter of support from the dissertation or thesis project advisor is required. For more information, visit http://ctfe.gmu.edu/professional-development/preparing-for-careers-in-the-academy-program/.
 
4. GAPSA Elections: Candidate Applications Available Friday, March 8
Graduate students interested in having their voices heard should get involved with the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GAPSA) at Mason. As graduate students you represent at large portion of the population, and we want to make sure you're being represented. This is your opportunity to be around the table with peers and administrators in order to create more of a graduate student experience at Mason! Candidate applications will be available starting Friday, March 8 and are due Friday, March 29. Voting will be held April 2-4. For the full elections timeline, candidate applications, and more information, visit http://gapsa.gmu.edu/elections.htm. Any questions can sent to [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask]. We look forward to seeing your applications! 
 
5. Save the Date for Graduate Student Appreciation Week: April 1-5
Thanks to Mason’s graduate students for all that they do! Take advantage of an array of events, activities, and free food opportunities specifically for graduate students throughout the week! More information will be forthcoming from the Graduate and Professional Student Association and Graduate Student Life.
 
6. Journal of Mason Graduate Research Call for Papers Coming
The Journal of Mason Graduate Research (JMGR) will make its first Call for Papers soon for its initial edition. The JMGR plans to publish its first edition, themed “Innovations in Higher Education,” in November 2013. The JMGR hopes to provide Mason graduate students with opportunities to engage in positive collaborative leadership through the peer review and publication processes.
 
7. Upcoming Referendum on GAPSA Organizational Re-structuring
GAPSA will be putting forth a referendum in the next week or two addressing proposed changes on the way GAPSA is structured. Keep an eye out for this referendum coming soon.
 
8. Find Out about University Events and Resources at Grad Life Website
Want to know about the latest events for graduate students? Wondering how to find the right resource or policy to answer your question? Bookmark the Graduate Student Life website at http://gradlife.gmu.edu/ to keep informed on all you need to know as a Mason graduate student. If you have any comments or suggestions for the website, please let us know at [log in to unmask].
 
9. Study and Relax at the Graduate Student Center in JC 310 and 311E
Looking for a place to relax or study prior to or after classes? Take advantage of the Graduate Student Center (GSC), featuring a lounge and a quiet study room located on the third floor of the Johnson Center in 310 and 311E. If you have any questions or comments about the GSC or Graduate Student Life in general, please contact us at [log in to unmask].
 
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