Dear NAGPS Members,
Our newest Federal agency, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (www.CFPB.gov,) recently announced an initiative to help students manage their loans. As part of this drive, CFPB has requested that NAGPS members communicate to CFPB the impact of unmanageable student debt. Submit your stories and comments here: http://go.usa.gov/2pue .For more details, contact Angela Peoples: firstname.lastname@example.org
NE Regional Conference Recap
Last weekend, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) hosted the largest Northeast Regional Conference in NAGPS history. Seventeen (17) campuses sent delegations of leaders representing 100,000 graduate and professional students. Thank you to all of the participants, our keynote speaker, Greg Lukianoff, and members who presented during the concurrent sessions. Special thanks to Brian Spatocco and the MIT Graduate Student Council and Ngan Diep, NAGPS’ Northeast Regional Chair, for your tireless commitment to making this event a huge success!
Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week 2013 (April 1-5, 2013)
Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week starts next Monday! As you celebrate the week through various activities on your campuses, we encourage you to include NAGPS in the week’s festivities. We will send you daily emails announcing exciting changes in the organization and to unveil plans for the rest of the spring semester as well as summer and fall. If you have specific questions about any announcement, please do not hesitate to send us an email at email@example.com .
If you have not planned an event for Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week, it is not too late. Here is a snapshot of what other member institutions are doing:
The Graduate Student Senate at Case Western University has a full week of activities planned. Graduate Students will receive discounts on entry to select events and at selected merchants. They will also have daily events across the campus. The week will culminate with a Nautical Dinner Cruise on April 5th.
At University of Missouri, the Graduate Professional Council (GPC) will host a full week of activities including their annual“Esteemed Legislator Awards” to recognize and commend four state legislators who have made positive contributions to higher education through their legislative efforts. Then, GPC will partner with the Graduate School for “Adventures in Graduate Education” to reach out into the community to showcase graduate students research to Kindergarteners through 6th graders. This event includes interactive booths where graduate students will explain their research and discuss their academic discipline to the children.
The Congress at Graduate Students at The Florida State University also has a number of activities planned, including the Celebration of Graduate Student Excellence, an award ceremony that will recognize outstanding graduate students and teaching assistants. COGS has also sponsored a Kid Zone at the University’s Spring Fling, making the event more family friendly to encourage graduate and professional students to take their children along to this event.
If you have any questions about the information in this e-mail or wish to share your stories for Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week, reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
President & CEO