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Children’s center expands resources

Children’s center expands resources

KAITLYN TEJERO, Evergreen reporter

November 4, 2019

GPSA featured a speaker who discussed the new additions to the Washington State University Children Center's evening program during Monday night's meeting. Director of WSUCC Heather MacDermott-Havey said the main goal of the evening program is to support graduate and professional students who also...

Speaker updates on potential mental health service

Speaker updates on potential mental health service

KAITLYN TEJERO, Evergreen reporter

September 23, 2019

GPSA featured a speaker who discussed the university's plan to implement new mental health and counseling services for WSU students. Ellen Taylor, associate vice president of student engagement, said she has previously worked at the University of Washington, Oregon State University, and has now been...

Sutherland speaks about plans to advocate in Olympia

Sutherland speaks about plans to advocate in Olympia

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 9, 2019

Matthew Sutherland told attendees he wants to speak with state lawmakers about graduate students and the policies that affect them during Monday night’s GPSA meeting. Sutherland, who will travel to the state Capital to lobby should the GPSA board approve it, said he is working to advocate for students...

GPSA discusses new health care for graduate students

GPSA discusses new health care for graduate students

CAITLIN KOONCE, Evergreen reporter

August 26, 2019

GPSA featured a speaker who discussed a new health insurance plan provided by Cougar Health Services that would make costs cheaper for graduate students during their first meeting of the semester. GPSA Vice President Veneice Guillory-Lacy went over an upcoming ice cream social event put on by GPSA....

GPSA approves new board members, budget

GPSA approves new board members, budget

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

April 22, 2019

GPSA held its last meeting of the school year and voted to approve new directors, the budget and a bylaw amendment. The organization had its general election recently. However, certain executive board member seats were not been filled, GPSA Vice President David Silva said. GPSA members confirmed thre...

GPSA discusses department representation issues

GPSA discusses department representation issues

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

April 8, 2019

The GPSA Internal Affairs Committee proposed bylaw changes in the Senate’s meeting Monday night. The committee proposed changing the word "department" to "academic unit" in the bylaws. This will redefine who can get a Senate seat so Research and Extension (R&E) students will be able to hold a ...

Researchers present work at annual showcase

Researchers present work at annual showcase

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

March 28, 2019

Faculty, staff and graduate and professional students from all specialties presented their research Thursday morning at the 2019 Academic Showcase and GPSA Research Exposition. The Academic Showcase had a poster session that included over 260 boards with both creative and research work. The GPSA...

GPSA discusses community standards update

GPSA discusses community standards update

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

March 25, 2019

GPSA senators discussed the WSU community standards process and secondary elections. They also elected a new vice president of legislative affairs. Elizabeth Peisner, interim assistant dean of students, said WSU has implemented a  new system-wide community standards process as of Jan. 7. The Office...

Complete guide for the 2019 GPSA Senate election

Complete guide for the 2019 GPSA Senate election

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen deputy news editor

March 4, 2019

The listed graduate students at WSU will fight for a seat on the GPSA Senate. Graduate and professional students can now vote online through 5 p.m. Friday. Susan Williams, GPSA director of Internal Affairs, provided all the information, including personal statements. Some statements have been edi...

GPSA presidential ticket presents plans

GPSA presidential ticket presents plans

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

March 4, 2019

The only presidential and vice presidential GPSA ticket presented their plans for the future in a meeting Monday night. GPSA senator and presidential election polls opened Monday at 7 p.m. They will close on Friday at 5 p.m. Graduate and professional students can vote at https://studentvote.wsu.e...

GPSA passes transit fee increase after ASWSU

GPSA passes transit fee increase after ASWSU

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

February 25, 2019

GPSA approved a 5 percent increase in student transit fees to promote alternative transportation options for students. GIESORC also presented on promoting inclusivity at WSU. Transit fee increase Other than walking and driving, the transit fee encourages students to use public transportation. Th...

GPSA lobbies for health care, financial support

GPSA lobbies for health care, financial support

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen news editor

February 3, 2019

GPSA senators brought awareness to resource limitations and lobbied for more financial support regarding graduate and professional students at the annual Coug Day at the Capitol in Olympia, Washington. Andrew Gillreath-Brown, a graduate research assistant in WSU’s Department of Anthropology, said...

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