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Name: Indiana State University. Graduate Student Association


Historical Note:

To serve as the advocate and official Representative of ISU graduate students at the Indiana State University and represent the interests of graduate students at the Student  Government, Administration, Local, State and National Levels

To provide a forum for discussion of issues relevant to graduate students

To organize, promote and conduct activities beneficial to graduate students of Indiana State University

To disseminate information of interest to ISU graduate students

To recommend graduate students for appointment to faculty and university committees (1)

October 2002: the Graduate Student Association (GSA) of Indiana State University was organized. Former Dean of the School of Graduate Studies Dr. Kweku Bentil was instrumental in starting our organization. April 2006: GSA established Bentil Outstanding Master’s Student and Outstanding Doctoral Student Awards. 2004-2008: GSA participated in and/or hosted a number of graduate student related activities such as the annual graduate student orientations, graduate student town hall meetings, and various social events. 2004-2008: GSA represented graduate students on the President’s Council, Graduate Council, and various committees related to graduate student policy and practice.

2010-11: GSA organized a cultural night on campus. GSA attended NAGPS conference at Cincinnati, GSA awarded Kweku Bentil awards and also provided a number of students with academic scholarships.

2011-2012: GSA members served an various campus-wide committees, awarded 11 scholarships for travel and research, hosted a tent for ISU's homecoming, held a town hall meeting, sponsored a family bowling night, sponsored and decorated a Christmas tree for a family in need, donated to the Ryves Hall Youth Center and began work on a TED conference for the next school year. (2)

Sources:

(1) http://www.indstate.edu/gsa/mission.htm accessed 5-14-2012

(2) http://www.indstate.edu/gsa/history.htm accessed 5-14-2012




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