GPSA Board Meeting -
GPSA 4th Annual University Wide Research Day
2nd Annual Art of Academia Competition
The Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA), Division of Research, and Graduate College invite graduate and medical students engaged in various scholarly and research projects across the University to participate and take advantage of the opportunity to showcase their work to colleagues, peers, and others.
Research Day activities will include poster presentations, awards, prizes, lunch and a judged research competition for a chance to get some feedback on ongoing research. Posters showcased at the event will be reviewed by a panel of invited judges, and prizes will be awarded to top presenters.
The Graduate & Professional Student Association (GPSA), Graduate College, Division of Research and Digital Library of Florida Atlantic University are pleased to announce the 4th Annual Graduate & Professional Student Research Day to be held on Friday, April 12th, 2013 in the FAU Student Union Grand Palm Room on the Boca Raton Campus.
The theme of this year's event is "Florida's Bright Future: Excelling through Innovation, Discovery and Inquiry."
Ken Pruitt, former Florida Senate President and "father" of the Bright Futures Program, will give the keynote address.
The Research Day activities will include poster presentations of research from all eight colleges, a keynote address and awards ceremony.
Research Day Poster Presentations, Grand Palm Room, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. All students (undergraduate, graduate and medical), faculty and staff are welcome (no need to RSVP).Keynote Address, Live Oak Pavilion, 1:30 p.m. - Due to limited seating please RSVP here.
Graduate & Professional Student Organizations
Greetings Graduate and Professional Student Leaders,
I would like to first welcome you to the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA, formerly known as GSA) at Florida Atlantic University. In our new capacity, the GPSA will oversee the funding for Graduate and Professional Student Organizations (GPSO) formerly under budgetary oversight from the Council of Student Organizations (COSO). We would like to welcome you to our office located in the Student Union Room 234, my staff and I are eager to work with you. Please be on the lookout for an invitation for your executive board to attend an Open House at the start of the Spring Semester.
Additionally, the Annual Budget Request for your student organization is now available on our website http://www.fau.edu/sg/GSA/index.php and is also attached to this e-mail. Please be sure to download it and complete the request for your organization. The 2013-2014 Annual Budget Request (modeled after the COSO 2013-2014 Annual Budget Packet) is an Excel document, which must be typed and submitted electronically with the accompanying GPSO Annual Budget Packet CHECKLIST . Additional information about the 2013-2014 GPSO Registration and Budget Timeline is also available on our website. However, we have highlighted important dates and deadlines below. (Note all the information needed to submit your student organization's budget request is provided in this email or via our website by clicking the hyperlinks.) For those needing further assistance with the Budget Process please respond to email@example.com to request a Budget Workshop. Also note that your organizations must still adhere to Student Involvement and Leadership (SIL) guidelines, requirements, and procedures. Additionally, in the interim please refer to COSO policies ( for COSO policies click here ) as we will employ "best practices" and are developing a GPSO guidebook specific for graduate and professional student leaders.
· The GPSO 2013-2014 Annual Budget Request is due to the GPSA ( as an e-mail attachment ) by February 1st, 2013 at 5pm to firstname.lastname@example.org .
· The CHECKLIST must be signed and delivered (in person or electronically) by February 1st, 2013 at 5pm to the GPSA office in room 234 of the Student Union on the Boca campus or emailed to email@example.com .
Please do not miss these deadlines as no exceptions will be made for late submissions. We will send out multiple reminders between now and February 1st. We will also host workshops covering the GPSO Budget Process (date TBD). We have also attached the “ Criteria for Allocating Club Funding ” to provide you and your advisors an idea of some criteria we use to evaluate budget packets. Finally, both the GPSA and COSO staff have offered to be of assistance to you during the Budget Process; you may set up an appointment with any of our staff by sending a request to firstname.lastname@example.org or stopping by the Club House, located in the Student Union Rm. 227, to speak with the COSO staff.
Save the date ... BUDGET HEARINGS will be held February 8th - 22nd, 2013 (you will be asked to setup an appointment when you submit your CHECKLIST)
We look forward to assisting you during this process and wish you all the best of luck on your finals!
Important Files for Budget Request: