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April 2023 eNewsletter


Happy Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week! I hope to see you at some of this week's events.

As we head towards the end of the semester, I wanted to take a moment as Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) President to highlight the upcoming GPSG election.

The GPSG Student Body President (SBP) represents all graduate and professional students to the university and non-university communities. GPSG SBP plays a critical role in ensuring graduate and professional students are being represented to upper university administration when policies are being made.

In a few days (April 10-13), GPSG will conduct their annual elections among the entire graduate and professional student body at Texas A&M. The elections will be conducted online. Every graduate and professional student will receive a personalized user id and password to use when voting. You can visit GPSG’s website to learn about the candidates and make an informed choice. Your voice is essential; exercise it to elect a candidate you think will best represent you.

I also want to share with you that we just wrapped up another successful Student Research Week. Check out the spotlight below to learn more!

The Graduate and Professional Student Government is here to represent you. Please take a moment to learn more about us, as well as how to get involved!

Best of luck the rest of this semester!

Dahlia M. Taha '23
Graduate and Professional Student Body President

Graduate & Professional
Community Spotlight

March was a busy month! Even with spring break, it was a full calendar of events. 

Graduate Community of Scholars Dinner & Dialogue
The annual Graduate Community of Scholars Dinner & Dialogue took place on Tuesday, March 21, at the MSC's Bethancourt Ballroom. Over 400 attendees including graduate students, faculty and staff enjoyed a three-course meal, a keynote address, a student panel and table conversation focused on our theme, Outspoken: Leading with Our Aggie Voices
See photos from the event

Student Research Week
Student Research Week, the nation's largest student run research symposium, took place from April 20-24 in the MSC. Over 1,400 attendees say poster or oral research presentations by graduate and undergraduate students. 
Read the story and see a list of prize winners  

PD Symposium
The spring 2023 G.R.A.D. Aggies Professional Development Symposium was held on Friday, March 10. The all-day event featured sessions presented by the Career Center, CAPS, the University Writing Center and the Grad School. Students could earn up to 6 professional development units toward a PD Certificate. 

3MT Cup Presentation
The Grad School presented the 3MT Cup to 2022-2023 winner Chih-Shin Cheng's home department: civil and environmental engineering. CVEN faculty put other departments on notice by pledging to produce the 2023-2024 3MT winner and holding on to the cup next year. See photos from the event 

Have students or an event/program you think should be spotlighted? Email

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Professional Development

G.R.A.D. Aggies: Earn credit towards the G.R.A.D. Aggies Professional Development Certificate Program and RAP Travel Award eligibility. For a complete list of upcoming G.R.A.D. Aggies professional development events click below.

Featured Event: Center for Teaching Excellence presents: Teaching Philosophy - April 25th 11:15am, ILCB 315 - go to G.R.A.D. Aggies Events Calendar to register

G.R.A.D. Aggies Events →

Grad School Research & Presentation (RAP) Travel Award: Need additional funding support for travel for conferences or research? Check out the RAP Travel Award. The next deadline for applications is May 1st. 


Graduate Mentoring Academy: The Graduate Mentoring Academy provides enriching graduate research mentoring development opportunities for faculty and students. Click below for session schedules and to register.


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Academic Deadlines

Stay up-to-date! Visit the Grad School Calendar, the Grad School's Dates & Deadlines information page, International Student and Scholar Services Important Dates, and the University Academic Calendar for information about the upcoming dates and deadlines listed below and more.

  • Last day to take final examination (Master’s Non-Thesis)

  • Electronic Thesis/Dissertation System re-opens for August 2023 degree candidates

  • Last day to drop courses with no penalty (Q-drop)

  • Last day to change KINE 198/199 Grade Type for spring 2023

  • Last day to officially withdraw from the University

  • Muster, Campus ceremony

Information for Fellows
Aggie One Stop Important Fellowship Dates
Fellows Insurance Reimbursement Details


Upcoming Events 

Participate in Grad School and our partner-sponsored events to build our community and enrich your graduate experience. Find these and other events in the Grad School Calendar

Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week - First week of April

Breakfast Tacos at Nagle Hall - Tuesday, April 4th 7:30a.m.-9:30a.m. 

GPSG Blood Drive at Rudder Plaza - Wednesday, April 6th 10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Register Here!

Graduate Community Fun Night on Academic Plaza - Thursday, April 6th 4:00p.m. - 6:30p.m.
Register Here!

Graduate and Professional Student
Appreciation Week
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The first week of March is National Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week, which recognizes the “contributions, impact and value of graduate and professional students” across the nation’s campuses. Visit the Grad School’s GCoS webpage for information or to register for events throughout the week. Thanks to all our graduate and professional students for all you do for Texas A&M and we look forward to seeing you at events this week!

Graduate and Professional Government elections are this month! Voting opens on March 10 at 9 a.m. Learn more by visiting the elections page on the GPSG website. Your vote matters! 

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Wellness Corner

Power of Gratitude
Robert Emmons, the world’s leading scientific expert on gratitude, is a professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis, the founding editor-in-chief of The Journal of Positive Psychology and the author of several books. In this virtual session, he explains how gratitude can heal, energize, and change our lives.

Wednesday, April 5th 12-1:00 p.m. CT 
Click here to register (through CAPS office)

Overcoming Perfectionism 
Students will learn the myths and consequences of perfectionistic thinking. Students will also learn strategies to challenge perfectionistic thinking and move towards a more “growth oriented” process style of thinking.

Two sessions:
Wednesday, April 19, 12-1:00 p.m. CT 

Click here to register (through CAPS office)

Thursday, April 27, 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. CT zoom 

Click here to register (for G.R.A.D. Aggies PD Certificate credit) 

Pocket Pantry - Coming Soon to Nagle Hall
Pocket pantries offer free food and toiletries at select locations around campus. Nagle Hall is adding one soon!

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Faculty & Staff Section

If you work in a support role for graduate and professional students, stay informed by subscribing to the Graduate Advisors Listserv!


Professional Development Opportunities

Graduate Community Fun Night - 
Thursday, April 6, 4-6:30 p.m. on Academic Plaza in front of Nagle Hall
Open to grad students, faculty and staff. Register here

Grad Advisor Development Series -
Topic: Graduate Clearance;
Thursday April 27, 1-2:30 p.m. (Invite forthcoming to the grad advisor listserv)


Awards & Fellowship Nomination Deadlines: Please review the following opportunities to nominate your eligible graduate and professional students

We are through awards and fellowship nomination season! Thank you for nominating all your amazing graduate & professional students. Until next time!

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