The Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) is sponsoring its first Interdisciplinary Dinner for the 2020-21 academic year. The dinner is being hosted by Dr. Suresh Pillai, Professor, Department of Food Sciences, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. This would be a virtual event on Friday, November 6, 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. You would be ordered from Blue Baker and would be delivered at the Student Services Building, where you may pick it up between 6:00 to 6:45 P.M. on Nov 6.
The registration is limited to 20 students. In order to register for the Dinner, please fill the form here: https://forms.gle/SRZfq4XXo7Pvnyer7
The Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) is hosting a Guided Meditation Session to promote Mental Health wellness among Graduate and Professional students. This would be a virtual event on Thursday, October 29 from 5:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. The zoom link would be sent after you register.
In order to register for the event, please fill this form https://forms.gle/YiBhDaxtnrBFbEt88
Published on September 16, 2020
The GPSG is organizing its Fall 2020 blood drive on Thursday, Sept 24 and Friday, Sept 25 at Donor Coach at Rudder Plaza, from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. To register and for more details please visit the following link: GPSG_Blood_Drive_2020
Published on July 13, 2020
This past Monday (7/6/20), the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) within the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced new guidance to end the temporary waiver placed earlier this year due to the novel COVID-19 pandemic, which allowed international students on F-1 and M-1 visas to maintain their status while enrolling fully online. You may find the brief here: https://www.ice.gov/doclib/sevis/pdf/bcm2007-01.pdf. The GPSG understands that this has only added to the students’ frustrations contending with the global pandemic and would like to remind you that you have our unprecedented support.
Accordingly, the International Student Services (ISS) have said that the University will work with international students to ensure students’ schedule will include at least one in-person course this fall. We also encourage international students to fill-out the Qualtric Survey sent out by ISS to raise any concerns they have related to this matter: https://tamu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1ZgjsIjpGmaWJG5. The ISS will be hosting a Q&A webinar on Thursday, July 16 at 4 P.M to address issues/concerns/questions raised from the Qualtrics Survey. You can register for the ISS webinar at https://tamu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpfuqrqzojHNDP90lbXpaknZpv4ba82rbE.
You can view the entire statement at shorturl.at/wAMZ3.
Published on June 24, 2020
The Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) is supporting a walk on the main campus on Friday, June 26, 2020. See the attached flyer for more details.
Please attend as your interest warrants. For your and others' safety, please wear a mask if you plan to attend.
Published on June 9, 2020
President Michael K. Young has mandated face coverings for all students, faculty, staff and visitors of Texas A&M in the following areas:
- Indoor public areas on campus, except where marked, even if you are alone. This includes all non-private office or residential spaces, such as: lobbies, restrooms, classrooms, teaching and research laboratories, common spaces in residence halls, conference rooms, and break rooms;
- Outdoor spaces where six feet or more of physical distancing is difficult to reliably maintain;
- We recommend individuals have at least three face coverings available to use throughout the week in order to begin each day with a new or cleaned face covering;
- Exceptions to the policy will be granted on a case-by-case basis as outlined in the policy and FAQs.
Please refer to https://rules-saps.tamu.edu/PDFs/34.99.99.M0.03.pdf and https://provost.tamu.edu/Menu/News/TAMU-Face-Covering-FAQs for more information on this.
If, after reviewing these documents, you have additional questions, then email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published on June 9, 2020
The Texas A&M Career Center has revamped the LGBTQ+ portion of their website for LGBTQ+ students to navigate career exploration, applying to jobs, coming out on the job, knowing your workplace rights, networking, applying to graduate & professional school and more. Students can access these resources at tx.ag/cclgbtq or http://careercenter.tamu.edu/Resources/Special-Populations-Interests/LGBTQ.
If you have any questions please reach out to Bradley Matthews.
Published on June 4, 2020
We are deeply saddened and troubled by the murder of Mr. George Floyd, we send our condolences to his family and friends. Our hearts also go out to those who are hurting and frustrated. The GPSG aims to serve and support students and it is in that vein we declare the time for lip service to be over. Our Black students are hurting, and it is our duty to amplify those concerns and do our part to address them. If we truly want to signify ourselves as “Aggies,” we cannot remain silent or inactive on racist incidents and issues on or off campus. Silence is unacceptable, non-action is unacceptable. To our Black students, we hear you, we see
you, and we will fight alongside you. Our team will host an emergency meeting later this week to discuss what further actions we will take as a body. In the meantime, if you have any suggestions or concerns, please let us know.
Published on June 1, 2020
This is a friendly reminder that if you want to join the Grad Camp team as a Counselor or a Leadership Team member to fill out the application by Wednesday, June 3 2020 at 12pm. Grad Camp is a fun, unique experience for new Graduate and Professional students at Texas A&M University. Our mission is to introduce incoming students to Aggie traditions, new friends and other resources that are available to them on campus!
As a Leadership Team member, you will be encouraged to think outside the box and foster a team-oriented atmosphere with everyone involved. As a Counselor, you will attend workshops with our Counselors Coordinator, as well as other fun activities to prepare for your campers. This is a very important role and will directly impact students and their experience at Texas A&M!
· Follow this link to apply for Leadership Team: https://gradcamp.tamu.edu/apply-to-be-on-the-leadership-te…/
o There are two roles open, Logistics and Marketing. The descriptions of these roles can be found on the application.
· Follow this link to apply to be a Grad Camp Counselor: https://gradcamp.tamu.edu/apply-to-be-a-counselor/
Applications are due no later than JUNE 3, 2020 at 12pm. Applicants will be contacted no later than one week after sending in their application. For more information, please visit gradcamp.tamu.edu or email our Grad Camp Director, Staci Rende, at email@example.com.
Published on May 29, 2020
- Friday, June 5: Last day to submit “Request and Announcement of the Final Examination” [formerly May 29]
- Monday, June 22: Last day to take final exam (defend thesis) [formerly June 12]
- Monday, June 29: Last day to submit a signed approval form and a PDF file of the thesis in final form by 5:00 p.m. [formerly June 19]
Accordingly, the thesis and dissertation submission portal will now open for Fall degree candidates Wednesday, July 29 [formerly July 22] in order to ensure adequate time to clear summer degree candidates for graduation. Check the OGAPS's Updated Summer Semester Calendar here.