Important Announcements

 

Apr 27th 

$2,000 CIE Scholarships, 25 Available, Open to All Graduate Students

The Creativity, Innovation, And Entrepreneurship (CIE) Scholars program application are available to recognize and engage the top graduate students at OSU. Each year, there are up to 10 outstanding MBA students and a limited selection of students from other graduate programs are chosen based on an application and interview process. The award comes with a benefit of $2,000 scholarship to be paid during Fall 2017.
 
Scholarship responsibilities include:
  • Participation in a three-hour course in Fall 2017 which focusses on experimental learning
  • Participation in activities to understand the commercial viability of the technology
  • Final submission of commercialization plan in the form of a complete business plan

Application deadline: May 8, 2017

Application form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSds3zFSiJ-qrQK-aMn7Kl2C7QPGgRWt...

However, If you have questions or would like additional information, please feel free to contact Jan Analla at (405) 744-2951 (e-mail: jan.analla@okstate.edu) or Richard Gajan at (405) 744-2356 (e-mail: rgajan@okstate.edu).


Mar 23rd

GPSGA Professional Development Workshop

 

The GPSGA executive board has decided to offer a professional development workshop training in association with Meridian Technology Center for all OSUstudents. Registartion fee will be fully paid in total by GPSGA on behalf of the participants. The registration is open to maximum of 100 people in total. GPSGA representatives/liaisons will have the priority to register themselves online until Friday noon. 

Topic: The Mindset of Leadership

 

Our culture is desperate for leaders, but true leadership cannot be awarded, appointed or assigned – it comes only from influence and that can't be mandated.  This session, facilitated by Anna Irwin, will identify critical leadership abilities, as well as discuss the concept of a growth mindset.  You’ll learn why cultures within an organization require a growth mindset to motivate, teach, coach and lead the individuals within and how a leadership mindset gives you the ability to transform yourself first, then others.
 

Venue: S. Murray Hall, 035

Date: March 29

Start Time: 5:30 PM 

End Time: 8:00 PM 

Refreshments from Jimmy Johns slices (4 meat options) will be served. However, we don't guarantee food if you register after Tuesday noon. Please do RSVP below if you would like to attend the workshop. We have surprise gifts for the first 50 participants who register online below.

GPSGA representative (2016-17) - Register here

Graduate student but not a GPSGA representative - Register here

(Check-in Starts at 5:00 PM)

Benefits: A professional development workshop for free | A certificate | A surprise gift (if among first fifty to register) | Networking with professionals 


Mar 23rd

GPSGA Cookout Social

GPSGA welcomes you to our cookout social to enjoy the Spring semester. This social party is a perfect opportunity to bring some authentic homemade food you can prepare and share with others!!! Most importantly, this is a wonderful opportunity to bring your spouse and/or children as well as your close friend(s) who desire to participate in OSU parties.

We understand your busy schedule and that's absolutely fine if you don't bring any food with you for the cookout social. Your presence is what matters to us!

GPSGA provides Hamburgers, hotdogs, chicken, hamburger buns, hot dog buns, mustard, mayonnaise, ketchup, cheese slices, shredded cheese, pickles, relish, cups, plates, cutlery, ice, napkins, water, nametags, pans, aluminum foil, tongs, veggie burgers, soda. Feel free to use our supplies and let us know if you need anything special. 

GPSGA exec. board offers free pick-ups and drop-offs if needed to you. Please, feel free to contact us for more details. 

  • Date: March 26th, Sunday

  • Time: 12:00 to 2:00 PM

  • Venue: Boomer Lake, Shelter #6


Mar 23rd

Graduate Education Week

Each year, the GPSGA hosts various events from fundraisers to research gala to promote an understaning of quality eduaction to the OSU students. This year's executive board palnned a wide variety of exciting events and competitions for all graduate students during the Graduate Education Week. It is one good opportunity for all graduate students to engage and showcase their talents at various platforms. We welcome you to join us and experience the opportunities. 


Mar 14th

Cowboy Graduate Research Gala

The goal of the poster competition is to create awareness about the diverse research projects in progress by graduate students at Oklahoma State University. The poster competition is open to graduate students and will take place on Thursday, April 13th, from 8:00 PM to 9:00PM at Starlight Terrace, Student Union.  Poster set up starts at 7:30 PM.  The competition winners will be announced at 9:30 PM. 

The winner will receive $100, the People’s choice $50. There will also be an award for most innovative poster stand, who will win $50.

Students who plan to participate in the poster competition must register by Monday, April 3rd by filling out the Poster Competition Registration Form on the GPSGA website.

Information needed will be:

  • Author(s)
  • Title
  • Abstract (Max 250 words)

Posters should be prepared for a broad audience.  Suggested poster dimensions should be about 36 in. x 42 in. Poster presentation will be 5 minutes long.

Judging Criteria:

Abstract

  • Originality - 10 points
  • Quality of writing -  20 points

Poster and Presentation (points awarded during judging at the conference)

  • Appearance – 15 points
  • Organization – 15 points
  • Presentation/Knowledge – 40 points

Innovative poster stands will also be judged

  • Originality – 10 points
  • Functionality – 10 points

If there any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!


Feb 6th

General assembly meeting schedule - Spring 2017 


Jan 20th

Outstanding GTA award 

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The Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Award recognizes the contributions of graduate students to the teaching and learning at OSU. This tremendously important award honors exceptional GTAs and further reminds the campus that academic excellence through teaching is an essential part of the University’s core goals. This inspires students to give increased attention to the educational process at OSU. The award consists of a $350 cash prize and a certificate. To be eligible for the award, one must be a master’s or doctoral student enrolled as a graduate student in the current academic year and have a minimum grade point average of 3.5. More details and deadline to apply for the award are found here.


Jan 20th

Phoenix award 

The Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSGA) is seeking nominations of outstanding master's students, doctoral students, and faculty members to receive its highest honor, The Phoenix Award. The Phoenix Award is given annually to one master's student and one doctoral student who have demonstrated exemplary achievement in leadership and scholarship, community  and university service, and professional involvement; especially as service and involvement relate to the OSU graduate student body.  A Phoenix Award is also given annually to one faculty member in recognition of excellence in mentorship of graduate students. The student award winners each receive a $350 monetary award from the GPSGA and the Graduate College, and all winners will receive formal recognition during an awards ceremony and have their names engraved on the Phoenix Awards plaque located outside the Graduate College offices in Whitehurst Hall. More details and deadline to apply for the award are found here.


Jan 17th

2017 Spring GSSI Contract for all GAs 

Welcome back to Spring semester!! We wanted to quickly remind you all to complete your GSSI contract for tuition waivers by January 20thFriday. This needs to be done every semester as a graduate assistant. The form link can be found on the graduate school's website and must be completed before 5PM. Signing the contract can be done here.


Dec 22nd

3MT registrations are open

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition that challenges graduate students to present a compelling oration on their thesis/dissertation topic and its significance in just three minutes using just one slide.  3MT® develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of research students' capacity to explain their research effectively in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. More detials are available here

 


Jan 17th

Co-Sponsorship application procedure 

Application deadline: Feb 22nd, 2017; 5:00 PM 

Note: (a) Application form and guidelines to apply for co-sponsorship fund will be available here. (b) Electronic and handwritten applications will be accepted. (c) Applicants should attend the two meetings mentioned below to receive co-sponsorship fund from GPSGA.

First co-sponsorship meeting (Finance Committee):

Time: TBD

Location: TBD

Before GPSGA treasurer present the bill to the GA meeting, GPSGA finance committee will communicate with the organizations and recommend amount to the organization requesting for co-sponsorship. Each organization should sent at least one representative to the meeting. For the meeting, the students organizations who are requesting the co-sponsorship fund need to prepare a short PowerPoint slides show (not more than 4 slides). The slides should contain: (a) A brief introduction of the event(s) you are requesting co-sponsorship to GPSGA; (b) How it benefits graduate students at OSU; (C) The budget sheet which you filled out in the application form. At the very last please indicate whether you have other funding resources for your event(s).

Second co-sponsorship meeting (General Assembly):

Time: TBD

Location: TBD 

Organizations will present their co-sponsorship request in the GA meeting. After presentation, GPSGA treasurer will bring the bill to the GA meeting. All representatives and liaisons will vote whether their requests are approved. 


Jan 17th

Thesis writing workshop

This workshop will be open to 50 thesis master’s students who have begun or are ready to begin writing their theses. Such students will typically be planning to graduate in spring or summer 2017. Students will receive instruction in several different thesis writing topics, have a supportive writing environment to work on their theses with lunch provided, and are required to participate in an accountability writing group to facilitate the success of their thesis writing across the spring semester. Registration is now open.  More detials are available here


Dec 2nd

GPSGA Potluck

Come to our GPSGA potluck party to enjoy the semester end. This potluck party is a perfect opportunity to bring your authentic favourite dishes and to share them with others also, a perfect chance to eat others (national and international) dishes. Most importantly, this is a wonderful opportunity to bring your spouse and/or children as well as your close friend(s) who has been interested in enjoy OSU parties.

GPSGA offers free soft drinks and place to cook dishes in a well facilitated hall. We also will be supplying plates, cutlery, cups and napkins. 

Dishes which we expect you to bring are deviled eggs, veggie snacks, mashed potatoes, potato salad, pasta salads, meaty casseroles, rice, curries, and desserts. 

  • Date: December 7th

  • Time: 5:00 to 8:00 PM

  • Venue: Brumley Hall (near Colvin Recreational Center and Backside of OSUPD)

        

Please do RSVP here.


Dec 2nd

Virtual Research Poster Symposium registrations are open

 

The 28th Research Symposium will have a new look in 2017 as it transitions into the new OSU Virtual Research Poster Symposium.  The OSU Virtual Research Poster Symposium is a new opportunity that allows both undergraduate and graduate students to present their research virtually, build their academic resumes, and compete for the chance to be featured in a signature poster presentation event.  Oral presentations will no longer be part of the symposium, but we encourage students to check with their department or college to find other oral presentation opportunities.   

Registration is required by December 15, 2016 and final poster submission is due by January 17, 2017.  Please note, even if your poster is not yet ready to submit, youmust register by December 15.  Winning posters will be presented at an event during Research Week, February 20-24, 2017. 

Registration page is available here.


Nov 4th

GPSGA Travel Reimbursement Application Deadlines 2016-17

GPSGA Travel Awards are for current OSU graduate students and are meant to assist in the costs associated with travel for students presenting their own research at a state, national, or international meeting/conference, etc. GPSGA administers travel reimbursement for all members of academic units or student groups that have active representation in GPSGA for at least one complete academic semester prior to application submission.

All the required documentation such as receipts and a copy of the completed Travel Reimbursement Request Form must be turned in or mailed to:

Graduate and Professional Student Government Association

ATTN: Finance Committee 211N Student Union Stillwater, OK 74078

*Please be aware that failure to meet deadlines and an incomplete application turned in will automatically be rejected. Incomplete applications include application without proper receipts for the amount requested.

The application deadlines for the travel award for the academic year 2016-17 are as shown below:


Sep 26th

Charity nomination application deadline extended

Application deadline: Oct 3rd, 2016; 5:30 PM 

Due to many requests and majority approval we have extended the submission deadlines for the GPSGA charity nomination applications in our last GPSGA GA meeting. We are hoping to receive charity nominations from you so that we can adopt the most deserving charitable trust for the year 2016. Also, polling for the charity nomination will be conducted in our 3rd GA meeting, which is on Oct 5th


Sep 21st

Travel grants winners for the 1st quarter of 2016-17  

Congratulations on receiving GPSGA travel reimbursements. 

We hope this grant assisted you research presentation and made you feel comfortable. We wish you the every success. 

Amy Huffer Tian Lin Hillary Coenen Christopher A. Varnon
Dustin Morris Jared Eberle Jaeneen Canfield Deepika Vanaktaramani
Emily Kieson Michael Kneip Jillian A. Caldwell William Mausbach
Eric Riddle Minh Pham Josephine Akosa Janna Colaizzi
Evan Jordan Neil Meyer Milad Mohebali Zachry K. Pope
Hyejin Kwon Tracey Hanshew    

 


Sep 21st

Co-Sponsorship application procedure 

Application deadline: Sep 28th, 2016; 5:00 PM 

Note: (a) Application form and guidelines to apply for co-sponsorship fund will be available here. (b) Electronic and handwritten applications will be accepted. (c) Applicants should attend the two meetings mentioned below to receive co-sponsorship fund from GPSGA.

First co-sponsorship meeting (Finance Committee):

Time: Sep 30th, 2016; 4:30PM

Location: Edmon Low Library, Room 102K

Before GPSGA treasurer present the bill to the GA meeting, GPSGA finance committee will communicate with the organizations and recommend amount to the organization requesting for co-sponsorship. Each organization should sent at least one representative to the meeting. For the meeting, the students organizations who are requesting the co-sponsorship fund need to prepare a short PowerPoint slides show (not more than 4 slides). The slides should contain: (a) A brief introduction of the event(s) you are requesting co-sponsorship to GPSGA; (b) How it benefits graduate students at OSU; (C) The budget sheet which you filled out in the application form. At the very last please indicate whether you have other funding resources for your event(s).

Second co-sponsorship meeting (General Assembly):

Time: Oct 5th, 2016; 5:30PM (which is on our 3rd GA meeting)

Location: NRC, Room 207 

Organizations will present their co-sponsorship request in the GA meeting. After presentation, GPSGA treasurer will bring the bill to the GA meeting. All representatives and liaisons will vote whether their requests are approved. 

 


Sep 7th

Reserved parking spots on Gamedays

An email; GPSGA Response Letter was sent to Mr. Spradling (Director of Parking and Transportation Services) with an explanation regarding parking issues encountered during the gamedays in the Spring 2016 academic semester by GPSGA with an approval by all the representatives. A positive reply was received from the Department of Parking and Transit Services on 8/24/2016 regarding the aforementioned. The details were mentioned in the following letter: Parking Letter.

Please read both the letters and follow the instructions to reserve a parking spot on Gamedays.

 


Aug 23rd

GPSGA Travel Reimbursement Application Deadlines 2016-17

GPSGA Travel Awards are for current OSU graduate students and are meant to assist in the costs associated with travel for students presenting their own research at a state, national, or international meeting/conference, etc. GPSGA administers travel reimbursement for all members of academic units or student groups that have active representation in GPSGA for at least one complete academic semester prior to application submission.

All the required documentation such as receipts and a copy of the completed Travel Reimbursement Request Form must be turned in or mailed to:

Graduate and Professional Student Government Association

ATTN: Finance Committee 211N Student Union Stillwater, OK 74078

*Please be aware that failure to meet deadlines and an incomplete application turned in will automatically be rejected. Incomplete applications include application without proper receipts for the amount requested.

The application deadlines for the travel award for the academic year 2016-17 are as shown below:


Aug 22nd 

GPSGA General Assembly Meetings schedule

GPSGA General Assembly meetings are open to all OSU graduate students. However, these meetings are very important to attend for academic department representatives and student organization liaisons in order to make their department/group eligible for funds/grants which GPSGA administers through the year. Most importantly, only representatives and liaisons can vote on intiatives.

Aug 9th 

GPSGA Fall Welcome Reception

GPSGA cordially invites all OSU graduate students, faculty and staff to the GPSGA Fall Welcome reception. The reception provides all graduate students to learn more about GPSGA and an opportunity to mingle with faculties, administrators and other fellow graduate students at OSU.
 
Reception highlights include:
  • Welcome speech by Dr. Sheryl Tucker, Dean of Graduate School & Dr. John Mark Day, Director of Leadership & Campus Life
  • Introduction to GPSGA and executive board
  • Student networking opportunities
  • Free dinner catered by Eskimos Joe's will be served

Date: August 18, 2016

Time: 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Place: Wes Watkins Center, Room 101

Send your RSVP to gpsga@okstate.edu or register here!

**Free Parking**

 

 


May 11th 

$2,000 CIE Scholarships, 25 Available, Open to All Graduate Students

The Creativity, Innovation, And Entrepreneurship (CIE) Scholars program application are available to recognize and engage the top graduate students at OSU. Each year, there are up to 10 outstanding MBA students and a limited selection of students from other graduate programs are chosen based on an application and interview process. The award comes with a benefit of $2,000 scholarship to be paid during Fall 2016.
 
Scholarship responsibilities include:
  • Participation in a three-hour course in Fall 2016 which focusses on experimental learning
  • Participation in activities to understand the commercial viability of the technology
  • Final submission of commercialization plan in the form of a complete business plan

Application deadline: June 23, 2016

Application form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1X32g7pw9qzt-Pg81lejoOhM49_CYMJu4pC48RX-uTHs/viewform?c=0&w=1

However, If you have questions or would like additional information, please feel free to contact Jan Analla at (405) 744-2951 (e-mail: jan.analla@okstate.edu) or Richard Gajan at (405) 744-2356 (e-mail: rgajan@okstate.edu).

 

 

 

 


Letter from the GPSGA President 2014-2015