Graduate Student Day Awards

Graduate Student Day, hosted by the Office of Graduate Studies and Graduate Student Association, usually occurs at the end of May each year. The occasion is to recognize the contributions of graduate students towards the mission of the university especially in the classroom, in the teaching lab and the research lab. Excellence awards (in Research, in Teaching, and in Service) are handed out to deserving nominees. A reception then follows. This year’s Graduate Student Day will be held on Friday, May 30, 2014 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Great Court of the Main Building (3141 Chestnut Street).

Research Awards

The Office of Graduate Studies through its Graduate Student Excellence Committee selects graduate students (full-time master’s and doctoral), who have exhibited outstanding research/scholarship/creativity in the past year, for certificates of recognition and monetary awards. Winners are notified ahead of time and receive their awards at Graduate Student Day each year.

The dossier for each nomination must include the following information:

  • Graduate student’s name and the department/program in which the student is enrolled
  • Graduate student’s CV highlighting papers published, presentations made and conferences attended since April of the previous year, if any – the details of the papers/posters should conform to the format outlined in the Graduate Student Handbook on page 44
  • A 2-page statement by the student explaining the significance of their research
  • A letter from a referee/faculty advisor stating the reasons for nominating this particular student
  • An endorsement note from the department/program’s graduate advisor or director/head

Nominations for Research Excellence Awards should be submitted to the Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Studies at limtk@drexel.edu in a single PDF file or by hand to the Office of Graduate Studies (Randell 240) by 5pm Friday, May 9, 2014.

Outstanding TA Awards

The Office of Graduate Studies through its Committee on Teaching Assistant Excellence accepts nominations for Outstanding TAs from all undergraduate students who have been taught by TAs in labs, recitations, workshops, clinics and lectures and from faculty/staff who have worked with the TAs. Winners are notified ahead of time and receive their awards at Graduate Student Day each year. Awardees, if still in school, will also be expected to participate in TA Orientation activities during the week before classes begin in the Fall 2014 term.
Nominees must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be appointed as a teaching assistant and have taught at least one full quarter during the current academic year.
  • Must be currently teaching or have taught courses/labs/recitations for which s/he had major responsibility and/or played a major role in the teaching of the class.

To nominate a TA:

  1. Complete the TA nomination form  (Self-nominations will not be considered)
  2. Cite specific examples and details to support your answer
  3. To qualify, at least one nomination must come from an undergraduate student taught by the TA

Nominations for Outstanding TA Awards should be submitted by Monday, April 21, 2014. For more information, contact Alexis Finger at 215-895-6818 or fingerag@drexel.edu.

Next Books & Bagels May 14 12pm

Join us for our next Books & Bagels: Conversations on Interdisciplinary Research co-sponored by the Biomedical Engineering Society Drexel University Chapter (BMES)!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
12-1PM
Graduate Student Lounge (Main 010A)
Basement of Main Building
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Brief introduction to current research by graduate students followed by a moderated discussion.
Audience participation is encouraged.
Lunch will be provided.

Featuring:

Latifa Jackson
PhD Candidate, Biomedical Science, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems
“Addiction, Mental Health and Immunity: A Complex Web of Genetic Interactions”

Rosemary Bastian, Arangassery
PhD Candidate, Biomedical Engineering, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems
“Bursting HIV’s Bubble”

Moderated by Natalia Broz, Associate Director of Graduate Programs, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

Tune in live: http://tinyurl.com/BooksandBagelsMay2014

Visit the Books & Bagels video archive:
http://www.youtube.com/user/DrexelGSA/videos

Want to speak at an upcoming Books & Bagels?
Fill out the form at this link:
http://tiny.cc/booksandbagelsnomination

Flyer: http://www.drexelgsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Flyer-5-14-14.jpg

Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Beginning April 1, 2014

The month incorporates cultural celebrations and speakers to engage the Drexel community in a conversation on the existing realities of Asian-Pacific islanders in the U.S. and internationally. We encourage you to attend one or more of the events at Drexel noted below throughout the month.

Drexel University Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Month Events – Full schedule of events available at drexel.edu/studentaffairs/inclusion

Contact Information
215-895-2662
inclusion@drexel.edu

“The Fry” 4/5 3pm

Saturday, April 5, 2014
3-7pm
Martinelli Park
Corner of Broad and Vine Street
325 N. 15th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Welcome to the inaugural Edition of “The Fry” where food meets friends! Come out to mix, mingle, and eat with some of your Drexel peers and meet some of the representatives and members from the following collaborating graduate, undergraduate, & Greek-lettered organizations that will be in attendance; at Martinelli Park (Corner of Broad & Vine St.), on April 5, 2014 @ 3:00PM: DBGSU, LIGA, GSA, ΔΗ Chapter of KAΨ, DAACA, DMAP, and Stiles Residential Hall. Also in attendance will be our special guests: DJ Eddie Limo and special entertainment from our Greek lettered organizations.

You DO NOT want to miss what will be the largest welcome back social event of the spring term!

RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1BBRz8XgqGcT1vvrCk8joQHQKkxhs8UMUzmo6O5PLqjk/viewform

DBGSU/GAPSA Business Etiquette Dinner 4/11 6pm

Business Etiquette Dinner
Friday, April 11, 201
6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Bistro Romano
120 Lombard Street
DBGSU will be hosting a Business Etiquette Dinner in partnership with the Black Graduate and Professional Students Assembly (BGAPSA) of UPENN. The three-course meal will be led by Drexel alum and professional etiquette coach, Amanita Thomas, teaching us the dos and don’t's of fine dining in a professional setting.

As we prepare to… enter the workforce it is important for us to know the proper way to discuss business while dining with colleagues and employers.

Dress is business professional. Tickets are $10 to reserve your seat.

Send an e-mail to drexbgsu@gmail.com to confirm your attendance. We will set up times to collect money before the date of the event.

http://www.drexel.edu/scdc/calendars-events/workshops/details/?eid=5075&iid=16081

Books & Bagels Center City 4/7 12pm

Join us for our next Books & Bagels on the Center City Campus!

Monday, April 7, 2014 12-1:30pm
New College Building, Room 3506, 3rd Floor
245 N 15th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Brief introduction to current research by graduate students followed by a moderated discussion.
Audience participation is encouraged.
Lunch will be provided.

Featuring:

Chelsey Johnson, BS
MPH Student, Public Health, School of Public Health
“Implementing Health Education Workshops to Reduce Preventable Diseases in the Alajuelita Community of Costa Rica”

Laura Jennings, BS
MHS, PA-C Student, Physician Assistant Program, College of Nursing and Health Professions
“Advances in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Healthcare and Education”

Gioia Chilton, MA, ATR-BC, PhD
PhD Graduate, Creative Art Therapies, College of Nursing and Health Professions
“An Arts-Based Study of the Dynamics of Expressing Positive Emotions”

Moderated by Julie Kinzel, MEd, PA-C, Assistant Clinical Professor, PA Dept., CNHP

Tune in live: http://tinyurl.com/BooksandBagelsApril2014

Visit the Books & Bagels video archive:
http://www.youtube.com/user/DrexelGSA/videos

Want to speak at an upcoming Books & Bagels?
Fill out the form at this link:
http://tiny.cc/booksandbagelsnomination

Flyer: http://drexelgsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Flyer-4-7-14.pdf

FREE English Language Tutoring

The Office of Graduate Studies in now sponsoring FREE ENGLISH LANGUAGE TUTORING for current Drexel graduate students who may need extra help with the English language beginning April 7th.

  • FREE 1-on-1 one-hour sessions with a trained ESL instructor from Drexel’s English Language Center
  • Appointments available Wednesdays and Thursdays 3-4pm or 4-5pm during the spring term
  • Sessions will be held in the Conference Area of the Graduate Student Lounge in the basement of Main Building (Main 010A)

To schedule an appointment, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies at (215) 895-0366 or sbg38@drexel.edu.

Appointments will be scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Should you need to change or cancel your appointment, please let us know at least 24 hours before your scheduled appointment.