August 2017

August 2017

Graduate Student Association Meeting

Monday August 7, 2017 @ 4 PM

Biomed II – 3rd Floor 342


William MacCain, Gregory Berbusse, Arundhati Gupta, Shana Owens, Keisha Cawley, Samantha Huckuntod, Chris Bolden, Cord Carter, Bill Hyatt, Kimberly Cooney, Kyle Urquhart, Jakeira Davis, Christian Cabanlong, Clay Litteken

Back to School Picnic: 

The date has been set for September 9th  and will take place at Maumelle Park at 11 AM.  Kyle Urquhart has volunteered to donate food and those attending should bring some type of dessert.  More details will be planned at the Sept. 4th Meeting.


The GSA has set up tours to be given by Keisha Cawley, William MacCain, Leah Horn, Grace Purvis, Charles Hay, Samantha Huckuntod, Katelynn Doiron, and Bill Hyatt. Shana and Aru completed the badges and turned them into Allyson Douglass, and ordered pizza from Larry’s Pizza for 50 people. We will be giving a raffle prize of 4 Travler’s tickets, as well as a few Starbuck’s gift cards and t-shirts out at all Welcome Week Events.

Welcome Week Events:

  • Ice Cream Social: Bill, Greg, William and Leah have all volunteered to host the Game Night and Ice Cream Social at the Ageing Institute at 6 PM.
  • Bowling: Shana booked lanes for 50 people at Professor Bowl. We will pay for ~2 games per person (100 games). 7 PM
  • Pancake Breakfast: Hosted in the Atrium, most meeting attendees have volunteered to help during the pancake breakfast. It will begin at 8 AM, but volunteers should arrive around 7:15-7:30.

TAMU Collab:

Walter Harrington submitted his receipts from his visit to TAMU. We will be issuing his award. Greg has been in contact with the speaker from TAMU and current plans are to schedule her visit to coincide with the GSA Symposium.

Professional Development:

Greg met with Dr. Sterba and discussed the GSA supporting 2 Professional Development Symposiums this semester. One will relate to interview skills. More details TBA.

Other News: 

Greg submitted our budget request, waiting to hear back from Dr. McGehee.

We discussed a Service project to take place during the Spring Semester, more details to be planned later.

We now have an official UAMS logo that will be used on all GSA items.

Next Meeting:

The next meeting will be held on September 5th at the same location and time.