2017 Graduate Student Appreciation Week


Schedule of Events


Event details including the event description, time, location, and RSVP can be found below the schedule

Please Note: Sadly, due to conditions outside GSA’s control the “Canine Therapy” event in Evanston is no longer being offered on 4/6. Instead, please join us for a relaxing yoga session, details below.
*No puppies were injured in the making of this message*

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Event Details


Evanston Campus

Monday

Stress Relief Massages by Norris

  • TGS Commons
  • 1:30-3:30PM
  • Take a break from your day and relax with a free ten minute massage! Clear your mind and release tension from your muscles. Come early to secure a spot!

Tuesday

Professional Headshots by NCA

  • TGS Commons
  • 2-3pm
  • Update your LinkedIn profile or business cards with a new professional headshot! Walk-ins accepted until 3pm.
  • MUST BRING WILDCARD!

Wednesday

Brain Boost Library Breakfast

  • Ver Steeg Faculty Lounge, Third floor south tower, 1970 campus drive
  • 8:30-10am
  • Start the day off right with some nutritious breakfast food! Coffee, fruit, bagels, and other breakfast food will be served.
  • RSVP required so we know how much food to order.

GSA Happy Hour

  • World of Beer Evanston
  • 5:30-7pm
  • Join GSA for our quarterly happy hour, specially in honor of Graduate Student Appreciation Week! The first 100 people to arrive will receive a drink ticket. Appetizers and $4 drink specials will also be available.

Collage Paint Workshop at ARTica

  • ARTica Studios, Norris Underground
  • 6-8pm
  • Create your own masterpiece with paint and objects! Join this guided workshop to engage your creativity and sense of play. Added bonus: you get to take your artwork home at the end! Space is limited, first come first serve.

Thursday

Mindfulness and Stress Management Workshop by CAPS

  • Norris, Wildcat 101A
  • 12-1 pm
  • Stressed out with work and can’t find time to relax? TGS is partnering with Counseling and Psychological Services to hold a “Stress Management and Mindfulness” Workshop – a safe space to talk about mental health in the graduate school community and learn about effective ways to manage stress and find balance in your life. Light refreshments will be served!

Power Flow Yoga 

  • Norris, Evans 102
  • 3-4pm
  • Come relax and unwind with power flow yoga taught by Mia Zifkin, studio director of Exhale Spa-Evanston!
  • This event is BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat). 

Wine and Cheese Mixer at Dittmar Gallery

  • Dittmar Gallery, Norris First Floor
  • 5-7pm
  • Mix and Mingle to tunes provided by DJ Cesar Almeida! Drink wine, have a bite of cheese (vegan options will be provided) and socialize while looking at art.

Friday

Appreciation Lunch by TGS

  • TGS Commons
  • 12-1:30 pm
  • Enjoy a free lunch and let TGS show you how much they appreciate you!
  • RSVP here so that we can make sure we have enough food.

Chicago Campus

Monday

Canine Therapy

  • Grey Seminar Room (Lurie)
  • 2-4pm
  • Puppy time!!! Come de-stress and play with dogs from Canine Therapy Corps!

Stress Relief Yoga (Vinyasa)

  • Grey Seminar Room (Lurie)
  • 5-6pm
  • Flow and restore through the practice of yoga with CGSA! Taught by DGP student Samantha Genardi, RYT200 registered yoga instructor
  • RSVP required

Tuesday

Brain Boost Breakfast

  • Grey Seminar Room (Lurie)
  • 8:30-10am
  • Start your day off right with the most important meal of the day! Coffee, donuts, bagels, and other treats will be served!

Stress Relief Yoga (Vinyasa)

  • Grey Seminar Room (Lurie)
  • 5-6pm
  • Flow and restore through the practice of yoga with CGSA! Taught by DGP student Samantha Genardi, RYT200 registered yoga instructor
  • RSVP required

Wednesday

Profile Headshots

  • Dollie’s Corner (Galter Library, 2nd Floor)
  • 2-3 pm
  • Update your LinkedIn profile or business cards with a new professional headshot!
  • MUST BRING WILDCARD!

Thursday

Trivia Night

  • Daniel Hale Williams Auditorium (McGaw, 2nd Floor), 5-7pm
  • Come show off your trivia knowledge with your fellow graduate students! Food and drinks for everyone! Prizes for all winners!
  • RSVP required

Friday

CGSA Happy Hour

  • Method Atrium (Tarry-Ward-Searle Complex Lobby), 4-6pm
  • Free food, free drinks, free gift cards from businesses all over Chicago!! CGSA pint glasses for sale (cash or card accepted)! Let CGSA and TGS show you some love and appreciation!
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