UGSA Officer Elections

Did you know… All but one of our current UGSA officers intends to graduate very soon (and we can’t be UGSA once we graduate!). Now is a great opportunity to begin asking officers all about their roles, time commitments, and what it was like to serve the graduate student body. To learn more about positions and the nomination process please check out the following document:

Elections Process Instructions

Feb 23 – Mar 30 nominations, acceptances, letters

Mar 30 – Nominees give an optional speech & we vote

April 27 – Newly elected start their term

Real-time UGSA Election Details [nominees & personal statements]

UGSA group for Service Raleigh

Want to serve you local Wolfpack Community?? How about Service Raleigh?

Service Raleigh is an annual citywide day of service, where volunteers from the university and surrounding community unite to undertake a variety of projects. Each project provides much needed assistance to local organizations. This year the event is on March 28th and registration is NOW OPEN!! Last year we had a great turn out to represent the UGSA, so come be a part of the fun this year!

If you want to join, just go to http://www.serviceraleigh.org/register/ to “register as a volunteer.” Then select “UGSA” under the “Join a group” at the bottom of the registration page.
Email ekmedloc@ncsu.edu if you have any questions.

Graduate Education Week

The Graduate School is celebrating its 7th Annual Graduate Education Week to be held Monday, March 23rd through Friday, March 27th 2015. Graduate Education Week (GEW) is a celebration highlighting the great work of our graduate students. In addition, the week will serve as an opportunity to attract prospective students and legitimize the need for continued funding of graduate education.

We welcome you to join us as NC State recognizes graduate education. A full listing of events is available at the GEW website. http://www.ncsu.edu/grad/gew/

Student Body Elections

Ongoing elections for the 2015-2016 Student Government. Voting starts at 8 PM March 2nd and is open until 8 PM March 3rd at vote.ncsu.edu. In addition to student body president, each college also has representatives in senate in addition to 8 graduate student seats.
Please see the student government website for more information and a list of running candidates. http://sg.students.ncsu.edu/elections/eligible-candidates/.

University Standing Committee Vacancies

NC State University has 20 University Standing Committees that deal with policies and help run the University. The UGSA is charged with finding graduate student representatives for these committees. If you’re interested in participating on either the Bookstore, Dining, International Programs, Commencement or Registration, Records, and Calendar Committees, email Veronica Mbaneme, the UGSA Vice President for External Affairs, at ugsa-vpexternal@ncsu.edu for more information.

Sustainability Award

What would you do with up to $120,000 to make NC State more sustainable?

Now is the time to turn your idea into reality on campus. Proposals are being accepted for grant funding from the Student Sustainability Fund. Projects can focus on sustainability-related outreach, education, improvements to campus and more. Learn more at http://go.ncsu.edu/SustainabilityFund. Applications are due by February 27th at dasa-sfab-chair@ncsu.edu.

University Recreation Visionary Planning Meetings

Join fellow students and faculty as the University Recreation department guides us through the renovation plans for the Carmichael Gymnasium complex. The three meetings are Thursday, February 12th at 1 P.M., 4 P.M, and 6 P.M. The graduate school students have been invited to voice some of their opinions for the facility.

Here is a link for more information: http://recreation.ncsu.edu/about-us/carmichael-addition-project/