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Graduate Student Appreciation Week


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In 1993, the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students established Graduate-Professional Student Appreciation Week (GPSAW) as a mechanism to support and appreciate graduate and professional students, emphasizing the contributions, impact and value of graduate and professional students on campuses throughout the United States.

The Graduate School joins universities around the nation in this celebration by hosting the Graduate Student Appreciation Week (GSAW) at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. All graduate students, faculty, and staff are invited to join us for this year's events.

Events for the Week:

Monday, April 9:

Lunch & Learn Workshop - Alt-Academic Career Paths
More Information: https://bit.ly/2GmT7WC

Professional Etiquette Dinner and Mocktails
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Tuesday, April 10:

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition Preliminaries - Day 1
More Information: https://bit.ly/2FZvEvz

An Evening With Wiley Cash: Doctoral Candidacy Recognition Event & GSAW Keynote Speaker
More Information: https://bit.ly/2G34Lmo

Wednesday, April 11:

Lunch & Learn: Grad School is Hard on Mental Health
- Sponsored by the James Jackson Community of Scholars
More Information: https://bit.ly/2G5W1fg

Graduate Student Research Showcase
- Poster & Paper Competition Day 1
More Information: https://bit.ly/2G6iDvU

Three Minute Thesis Competition Preliminaries - Day 2
More Information: https://bit.ly/2FZvEvz

Thursday, April 12:

Graduate Student Research Showcase
- Poster & Paper Competition Day 2
More Information: https://bit.ly/2G6iDvU

Midnight Deadline: "Say it in 6" Competition
More Information: https://bit.ly/2G2N3PP

Friday, April 13:

Research Showcase Awards Presentation and 3MT Finals
More Information: https://bit.ly/2pC71dh

We've Got You: Just a Little Mixer
More Information: https://bit.ly/2pA50yZ


Special Deals for Grad Students! The Red Zone has donated great door prizes that’ll be given away throughout the week at all of our events.
Coupons for 20% off at the Red Zone and the UL Lafayette Bookstore will be distributed as well!

Many thanks to our Sponsors, Hosts, and Collaborators! GSAW would not be possible without you!

The Graduate School
The Office of the Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Economic Development
Black Faculty and Staff Association of UL Lafayette
Dupré Library
Career Services
University Bookstore
All faculty and staff who volunteered to facilitate a workshop or judge for the showcase