GSA Announcements


Pizza and Ice Cream Party! (Spring Exam Relief + Learn More About Joining the GSA Exec Board)

Date: Tuesday, June 6
Time: 5-7pm
Location: TGS Commons (2122 Sheridan Rd, Evanston)

Ready for a break from studying and paper writing? Interested in planning fun social and service events for graduate students next year? If you answered ‘yes’ to either of these questions, join us for a pizza and ice cream party on Tuesday, June 6th in TGS Commons! For those who are interested in learning more about being on the GSA Exec board, current board members will be there to tell you more about their roles and answer any questions you might have. You can also check out our website to learn about each of the positions.

Please RSVP here so we can make sure we have enough food! For questions, contact Shina.

Plus – stay for our weekly board game night immediately following the ice cream social! 7-10pm in the Commons. Contact Perry with questions.

Look Out for Fun Summer Events!

GSA knows that many of you will be stuck on campus all summer. We’re right there with you. But don’t fret – we’ve got department swaps, a parks cleanup, and a summer social coming your way! Keep a lookout for our newsletter and check our facebook page for updates.

Campus Events and More


Spring NuMilonga

Date: Sunday, June 4
Time: 1:30-5:30pm
Location: Norris University Center

NuTango is pleased to announce a Spring NuMilonga on June 4 at Norris University Center. Come have a fun filled Tango Sunday. Maya M. Fein will conduct a one-hour class and Marco Mambelli will be the DJ. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.
For students its $5, for non students its $10 and free for those currently taking full NuTango Series. More information related to the event can be found on the NuTango Facebook page.

Lets Tango!!

GWAN Pottery Painting Night at Norris

Date: Wednesday, June 28
Time: 5-6:45pm
Location: ARTica Studios (Norris Basement – Evanston Campus)

Join other graduate women for an evening of painting pottery and dinner! The pottery pieces are already made but we will get to paint/glaze them and take home a finished piece.There are only 20 spaces, so sign up quick! If you are not one of the first 20 to sign up, you will be placed on a waitlist (we’ll let you know) and then notified if a spot becomes available. RSVP Here.

Searle Center Teaching Workshops

The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching is offering the following workshops open to all graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited; registration is required.

Teaching Portfolio Boot Camp

Date: Thursday, June 22 | Tuesday, June 27 | Thursday, June 29
Time: 10am-1pm
Location: Hardin Hall at the Rebecca Crown Center (633 Clark Street, Evanston, IL)

Creating an effective teaching statement and teaching portfolio can be challenging, but they are increasingly important parts of preparing for the job market. Teaching Portfolio Boot Camp consists of three 3-hour sessions. The first session will focus on developing a teaching statement grounded in your disciplinary practice and that provides a throughline for your portfolio. In the second and third sessions, you will assemble components of your teaching portfolio, create and/or evaluate your overarching argument for teaching effectiveness, and receive peer feedback. At the end of the three-day boot camp, you should have a teaching portfolio that accurately reflects your teaching goals and motivations, and best communicates and evidences your teaching to prospective employers.


Creating an Effective Teaching Statement

Date: Thursday, June 22
Time: 10am-1pm
Location: Hardin Hall at the Rebecca Crown Center (633 Clark Street, Evanston, IL)

Creating an effective teaching statement is an increasingly important part of preparing for the job market. In this workshop, we will discuss the characteristics of an effective teaching statement, work on articulating your argument for teaching effectiveness, and peer review teaching statements. This workshop is the first day of a three-day Teaching Portfolio Bootcamp. If you are interested in focusing solely on your teaching statement, you can register for this workshop separately.


Scientific Images Contest

Submissions Due: Wednesday, July 5

You’re invited to submit an image to Science in Society’s 2017 Scientific Images Contest. This contest connects the public with real, contemporary Northwestern research through high-quality visuals. Winning images are professionally printed and displayed in museums, libraries, and galleries across Chicago and Evanston.

For more information, and to submit an entry, click here.

Apply for GLAC Co-sponsorship Funding

Date: Now through July 1, 2017

GLAC would like to invite graduate students and graduate student organizations to apply for GLAC funding to co-sponsor up to $200 for events that develop graduate student leadership and advocacy efforts planned from now until July 1, 2017. For more information and to apply, please submit this form and the GLAC Treasurer( will be in touch.

We hope that this program will promote advocacy-related events among graduate students and organizations and build relationships with GLAC. Understanding that we do not always plan events far ahead of schedule, we will consider funding requests on a rolling basis until June 15, 2017. We expect organizations with funding to contribute to the event, but lack of funding is not prohibitive to co-sponsoring. We strongly encourage applications from un-funded organizations.