GPSC Meetings and Events
The GPSC meets monthly during the academic year. Food (pizza, tacos or hoagies) and beverages are provided for all meetings. Email reminders will be sent one week prior to each general meeting. You can check the GPSC Blackboard site or this page for upcoming meeting dates and times.
Please see the schedule of General Council meetings below. If you are unable to attend a meeting, you can view all meeting minutes on the GPSC Blackboard site. We encourage you to share your comments, ideas and concerns! You can email GPSC at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The spring, 2013 meeting schedule is as follows:
|General Council Meeting||Wed., Jan. 23
|203 Student Union
|General Council Meeting||Thur., Feb. 21
613 Student Union
|General Council Meeting||Tues., March 19
108 Canevin Hall
|General Council Meeting||Wed., April 17
207 College Hall
The current items for discussion are:
- Health insurance coverage for graduate students
- Tax Exemption
- Bus passes for all students
- Campus parking availability
- Graduate student research symposium
- GPSC representatives from all departments
- Choosing GPSC representatives to serve on several university committees
GPSC needs your input on the type of events you would like us to host in the future! Please send your suggestions to email@example.com.
Academic Career Path Workshop
The Academic Career Path Workshop was held on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 to discuss the process of being hired, tenure, and other concerns in the industry of the academic university.
Community Service Event
GPSC volunteers worked at the Habitat for Humanity Store in Edgewood on Saturday, January 21, 2012. Their duties included moving items, taking inventory, pricing and cleaning.
Penguins Themed Homecoming Raffle
The GPSC held a Penguins-themed homecoming raffle with the drawing held on October 1, 2011.
- 1st Prize: 2 tickets to the December 17th game against the Buffalo Sabres (Winner - Darlene Monlish)
- 2nd Prize: Throwback Lemieux jersey (Winner - Jane Cavanaugh)
- 3rd Prize: iPod Shuffle (Winner - Bryan Small)
Graduate and Professional Student Resource Fair
A first-ever Graduate and Professional Student Resource Fair was held on Monday, August 8, 2011 from 9 am to noon on the Mellon Hall patio. All students who pre-registered had the opportunity to win an iPod.
Health Service Seminar
The Health Service Seminar was held on Tuesday, April 12 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. to provide students with the various opportunities offered by Duquesne's Health Service that can help them save money!
Financial Planning Seminar
Downtown Branch Manager & V.P.
Duquesne Alumnus '77
Feedback from Seminar Attendees:
"The seminar was very informative and the speakers were personable and answered questions well. I like that they didn't try to "sell" PNC."
"The guest speakers were very knowledgeable and personable. I also really appreciated the handouts provided. Also, the food and prizes were great incentives to come."
"I really enjoyed it. I think more workshops about life planning would be great."
"Very well organized. Speakers were personable and covered relevant topics. Will be signing up for GPSC's Facebook page. A shame so few showed up. Thank you!"