February 2013

Graduate Student Association Meeting

Friday February 22, 2012 12:00 pm

College of Public Health Building, Room 1202

Officers in Attendance:

Adam Brown, Serra Ucer, Katie Marshell, Neil Detweiler, Chad Cragle, Emily Reichard, Faith McDaniel


Student Marathon Team:

The distribution of jerseys will be on February 27th and 28th from 12:00-1:00 in the Bruce Commons area.  Serra will be in charge of this on the 27th and Faith on the 28th.  Reimbursements will be made after the completion of the marathon.


Crawfish Boil:

The date has been confirmed for May 3rd at the home of Angela Brown.  A pavilion at Burns Park will be reserved closer to the date if rain is forecasted.  Angela’s brother will be preparing the food and guests are to bring a dessert.


Service Project:

The date for the spring service project is March 9th beginning at 9:00 a.m.


Canoe Trip:

June 1st is the official date of this event.


Secretary Report:

The new website has been created and will include sign up forms for future events.


Treasurer Report:

Dr. McGehee approved the spring budget.


Recycling Report:

Recycling coordinator not present.


ASG Report:

Student Financial Services

  • Online chat is now available


  • More renovations will be made this summer including updates to the elevators and the addition of panic buttons for increased safety after hours.

Health insurance

  • Monthly payment options are still being discussed.

12th Street Committee

  • Will host cardiovascular session February 25th.
  • A new topic will be presented each month.

ASG elections will be held in March
An art exhibit showcasing UAMS students’ work was proposed.


Academic Senate Report

Minutes sent via e-mail.


Graduate Council Report

Graduation reception

  • Will be held at the Clinton Library the week prior to graduation

Epidemiology Program

  • Approved by the board

Leadership academy

  • Dr. Kristen Sterba is the contact person


  • Meeting on may 21st
  • Discussing offering classes next year on how to teach online classes

Research Thesis

  • Clause added requiring the submitter to acknowledge everyone who contributed to the findings presented



Student of the month:  Faith will be in contact with the program directors.


Next Meeting:

The next meeting will be held on March 29th at the same location and time.