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Monday, August 9, 2010

Fall 2011 Hilltop Review!

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Next GFAC Deadline

Just a reminder, the next GFAC deadline is August 6!  You can visit the GFAC page for more information.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Upcoming GSAC Events

GSAC is already planning some exciting fall events!  Watch the GSAC website for information regarding upcoming events:

Thursday, April 8, 2010

4th WMU Research and Creative Activities Poster Day April 9th

Make sure you check out the fourth annual WMU Research and Creative Activities Poster Day!

The event is being held on Friday, April 9 at the Fetzer Center (Rooms 1035, 1045 and 1055).  See the work of 41 graduate students and 20 faculty members of WMU.  Keynote addresses at 11 am in the Kirsch Auditorium by Dr. Michael Grammer, associate professor of geosciences and Dr. Takashi Yoshida, associate professor of history the two faculty members designated WMU's 2009 Emerging Scholars.  (For more details see the WMU news article:

(The event is co-sponsored by the Graduate Student Advisory Committee and the Office of the Vice President for Research).

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

GSAC/GFAC meeting this Friday at Walwood Hall

Just a reminder that the next GSAC Meeting is Friday April 9, 2010 at 3:00 PM.
Location: 260 W. Walwood Hall, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5242

(Next GFAC Meeting: Friday April 9, 2010 at 2:00 PM right before the GSAC meeting)

Hope to see you all there!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

The next GFAC deadline is April 2, 2010.  For more information see:

GradPsych Article

A little bit of GSAC recognition:  GradPsych Article

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Annual Bowling & Karaoke Night, March 26 @ 8 PM

A reminder, the Annual Bowling & Karaoke Night at Airway Lanes (5626 Portage Rd. Portage, MI 49002) is Friday, March 26, 2010, 8:00 - 11:00 PM. You may bring a max of two guests.

A dinner buffet will be provided!

You can register online:

Please sent email to GSAC if you have problem with the registration link. The email should contain the following information:

Bowling & Karaoke Night Registration
Number of Guests (max. 2):
Your email address:
Your phone number:

Hope to see you there!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Graduate Student Appreciation Award Application Deadline March 26

This is just a reminder that the Graduate Student Appreciation Award applications are due MARCH 26th by 5:00 PM.

This award will be presented during the Graduate Student Appreciation Reception scheduled for April 16th, 2010 from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. This reception will be open to all graduate students and will take place at The Richmond Center for the Visual Arts.  (More information on this exciting event on the GSAC website).

For more information:

To apply:

Friday, March 19, 2010

WSA Elections - Make sure you vote!

Greetings Fellow Graduate Students,

You may have heard through the grapevine about the possibility of being assessed a sustainability fee. This sustainability fund would cost students $8 per fall and spring semesters and $4 per summer session. Please exercise your right to vote YES or NO in this weeks WSA election if you haven't already. NOTE: The only way to vote on this fee is to get involved in the WSA election process. The Western Student Association represents the entire WMU student body so please stay informed.   To read some of the news headlines on this issue check out

Please vote on-line at:

Monday, February 22, 2010

Real Talk Diversity Series, Feb. 23, 2010 at 6 PM

Real Talk Diversity Series presents...CAMPUS "ISIMS" A Dialogue on Ideologies, Stereotypes, and Misconceptions.  This event is co-sponsored by: The Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Lewis Walker Center for Race and Ethnic Relations, andthe Graduate Student Advisory Committee (GSAC).

This open panel discussion will be set up like a talk show. Key panelist will be available to facilitate a rich discussion among the audiance about campus "isims" (e.g. racism, sexism, classism, heterosexism, etc.) prevelant on WMU's campus.

See the poster here.  (More information:

Join us for this exciting event.  Food will be provided!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Call for GSAC Chairperson 2010-2012

The Graduate Student Advisory Committee is soliciting applications for its Chairperson for the 2010 - 2012 academic years. Please click "GSAC Chairperson 2010 - 2012" for additional information.

Applications are due Friday February 19, 2010.  Interested individuals may apply by submitting a resume,
cover letter and three (3) letters of recommendation to Linda Comrie, 260 W Walwood Hall

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Next GSAC Meeting: February 12 @ 3 PM, Parkview, Rm C123

The next GSAC meeting scheduled for this Friday Feb. 12, 2010 at 3 pm on the Parkview Campus in room C-123.  GFAC will meet prior to the GSAC meeting at 2:00 pm in the same location.

If you need directions and parking suggestions please visit the GSAC website

Hope to see you on Friday!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Upcoming Events: Meet & Greet Carl Wilkens, Popcorn and a Movie

There are two exciting GSAC events this week.

The first event is on Thursday (January 28, 2010).  This event "Popcorn and a Movie" will be held at The Little Theater from 8-10 PM.  The movie will be "Sometimes in April" starring Idris Elba and Debra Winger.  (For more information about the movie:  You should reserve your seat via the following link:  Free popcorn, candy, and beverages!

The second event is on Friday (January 29, 2010).  The event is entitled "Meet & Greet Carl Wilkens, Witness to Genocide in Rwanda" will be held at The Fetzer Center from 4-6 PM.  (Additional information:  You should reserve you seat via the following link:  This event includes free appetizer lunch!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

GSAC/GFAC meeting this Friday in Sprau Tower

The January GSAC meeting will be held this Friday January 22nd at 3 pm in Sprau Tower (10th floor conference room). We will provide yummy food, beverages, updates, and a brief guest speaker. (The GFAC meeting will take place at 2 pm in the same location).

Reminder: Deadline for Hilltop Review Submissions is Feb 1, 2010

The Hilltop Review: A Journal of Western Michigan University Graduate Research accepts submissions from any current Western Michigan University (WMU) Graduate student. Papers and artworks are welcome from students in any of the University's graduate programs. They will be evaluated by an editorial board composed of WMU graduate students.

You can find the guidelines for submitting paper and artwork submissions here.  There are current three different ways you can contribute to the next edition of The Hilltop Review:

  • Papers
  • Artwork
  • Book Review and Letter to the Editors

Submission should be made online at the following website:;conf=hilltopreviewspring2010.  (You will receive an automatic confirmation email for each submission).

Any questions regarding submissions for the 2010 The Hilltop Review may be posted in the comment section or sent to the editor, Lofti Ben Othmone at

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Upcoming Event Opportunity: Meet & Greet Carl Wilkens

Rwanda Yesterday, Darfur Tomorrow: Embracing Global Compassion

January 29, 2010  4:00 – 6:00 PM (Fetzer Center)

Registration begins in January!

Free Appetizer Lunch! 

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Upcoming Event Opportunity: Popcorn and a Movie

Sometimes in April starring Idris Elba and Debra Winger  (
Jan. 28th  8 – 10 pm  (The Little Theater).

Registration begins in January! 

Free Popcorn, Candy, and Beverages!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

A Late Night Snack w/GSAC: Jan. 12 @ 9 PM

You are invited to the attend "A Late Night Snack w/ GSAC" - the Graduate Student Forum scheduled for January 12, 2010 from 9 - 10:30 pm (Bernhard Center, Room 208). Come share your concerns, accomplishments, and gain additional information about the GSAC and the state of graduate education at WMU.

Please register today at
Free Appetizers Provided!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Hilltop Review: Call for Papers

The Hilltop Review: A Journal of Western Michigan University Graduate Research

Spring 2010

Next GSAC Meeting: January 22 @ 3 PM

Happy New Year to all the Twitter/Blog readers.  GSAC hopes everyone has had a wonderful break and is excited for the start of a new semester next Monday.

A quick announcement regarding the next GSAC meeting:

Due to the late start in the semester GSAC will postpone GFAC deliberations and GSAC meeting until Friday, January 22, 2010.  The GSAC meeting will begin at 3 PM (location TBA).  The GFAC meeting will begin at 2 PM.