Writing Sessions: TBA
Meetings: Feb 3rd (AUSC 2107 @ 6PM),
Writing Sessions: TBA
* O-Days: August 30-31st, Haley
Concourse (10 AM-2 PM)
Meetings: Sept 2nd,
Writing Sessions: TBA
Grad Interest Panel w/Honors College and BSU- Nov 9 @5:30 in SC
Fall Meet and Greet - Oct 28 @ 6pm
Meetings: Sept 10, Oct 8, Nov 12
Writing Sessions: Sept 1, Sept 15, Oct 6, Oct 20, Nov 3, Nov 17
September 11, 2008 --
General Body Meeting at 6:00 PM in New Student Union (Room 2216).
August 28, 2008 -- First General Body Meeting at 6:00 PM in New
Student Union (Room 2216)
Welcome Graduate, Professional,
and Undergraduate Students! Join the Auburn University Black Graduate
and Professional Students Association as we strive to support you. Meet
us in room 2216 in the NEW AU Student Union Building on Thursday, August
28th at 6:00 PM. Come see what we have lined up for this
year...Bowling/Skating: First Thursdays, Writing Night Sessions: First &
Third Tuesdays, Voter Registration Drive, and so much more! See you
August 23, 2008 -- BGPSA is Back! Join BGPSA for its
first event of the year! RSVP for yourself and a new friend! Grads,
Professionals and Undergrads - all are welcome!
Contact person: firstname.lastname@example.org
RSVP by 12 pm 8/15/08
Time: 2:00-6:00 pm
Place: Village at Lakeside Clubhouse (1309 Gatewood Drive, Auburn, AL)
November 9, 2006 -- In Foy Student Union, BGPSA, BSU, and NAACP hosted a Graduate Student Panel. This was an opportunity for undergraduate students to talk to current graduate students representing different departments around Auburn University. The topics of discussion included information about what it takes to get in to grad school, what's it like being in grad school, and other questions that might be importance to undergraduates who are making decisions to apply to graduate school in the near future.
October 12, 2006 -- BGPSA sponsered a Research Pow Wow at Applebee's Restaurant on Opelika Road. The event provided an opportunity for members to share information regarding research interests. The meeting was especially informative and helpful for both undergraduate and graduate students who have not yet begun the task of conducting research and writing dissertations. Special inviations were extended to our "senior" graduate students who are currently in the process of writing or preparing to write disserations. Their insight and expertise were greatly appreciated. A fun time was had by all! [Pictures]
September, 2006 -- We had a very productive meeting where we planned several events for the semester. [Pictures]
August 27, 2006 -- The turn out for this years pool party was great. We had several new members join, and got a lot of support from other graduate students at Auburn. The event was catered, and everyone enjoyed the fruit trays and chicken wings. Upcoming events were also discussed, as well as ideas members and friends had for the future. It is very important that we continue to be active in the community, and this was also discussed in this gathering. We are hoping that people continue to stay involved, and welcome any new members that would like to join.
August 27, 2005 -- We hosted the first annual Welcome Pool Party. This was a perfect opportunity to get to know some of the other Black graduate and professional students while having a little fun in the process. We had catered food from Fred's Barbeque, music, and games. Thank you Dr. Cheryl Seals for all your help in making the event a success!
April 28, 2005 -- Dr. Keenan D. Grenell, Associate Professor and Interim Assistant Provost for Multicultural Affairs, accepted a one-year visiting professorship at Marquette University. He was an integral part in the success of BGPSA this year; therefore, we wanted to send him off with a heart-felt farewell. We had a potluck dinner for him at our advisor's home and partied the night away with great food and a live DJ. Thank you Dr. Grenell for all you did while you were here in Auburn and good luck with your future endeavors!
April 23, 2005 -- AU NAACP hosted its first ever Unity Masquerade Ball. The purpose of the gala was to bring together as many cultures as possible to show the beauty of multiculturalism in our society. The event included many musical selections from Auburn's own budding artists and a performance by The African and Caribbean Students Alliance. BGPSA was proud to support this event and hope to continue to collaborate with more student organizations in the future.
March 16-20, 2005 -- Members of BGPSA attended the National Black Graduate Student Association 17th Annual National Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina. The theme of the conference was "Mission Possible: Taking Back the Black Community" and the event offered numerous workshops, forums for showcasing research, and opportunites for networking with other graduate students from all over the country. Congratulations to our current President, Tuboise Floyd, and current Historian, Devona Foster, for being elected to the National Board as Chair, Nomination & Elections Commission and Chair, Judicial Commission!
January 25-26, 2005 -- O-Days for the Spring semester were held on the Haley Concourse. This was yet another opportunity for us to promote our great organization. Thanks to those who helped at the tables and we hope those who signed up become active members.
December 9, 2004 -- To relax a little before the stress of finals began, the members gathered for a potluck dinner at our advisor's home. This was a great end to a great semester.
November 12, 2004 -- The EB Games Madden Challenge was fantastic! Congratulations to our co-champions Varian Sims and Chris Jones, and we know everyone had a good time because the folks at Foy had to kick you out! Thanks to EB Games for sponsoring the event and providing the great prizes! [Pictures]
November 4, 2004 -- Our Fall Meet and Greet was a great success! Many faculty, staff, and students were able to network and begin to foster relationships which we hope will benefit the Auburn University community for years to come. Thank you to everyone who helped coordinate and participate in this event.
August 29, 2004 -- Our first meeting went great. Students were introduced to the executive board, informed of some of the plans for the year, and encouraged to join and bring 2 friends along next time. [Pictures]
August 25-26, 2004 -- O-Day! (That's Organization Day for the new students.) We were able to promote BGPSA and all that we're trying to do this year to interested students and even threw in some candy for stopping by the table. [Pictures]
We held a fundraiser at Colonial Mall during the Health Fair selling artwork. [Picture]
We hosted a Graduate School Forum with the help of Brothers of the Academy and Sisters of the Academy. We had many undergraduate students in attendance and they received advice on getting into graduate school and tips on being successful throughout their matriculation.
We held our second potluck dinner at our previous advisor's home. The event gave us a chance to unwind from the long semester and just hang out. We also elected officers at that event, as it was the last time we would meet. [Pictures]
We held a gasoline raffle fundraiser on the lawn of Foy Student Union.
We held our first potluck at the end of the semester at our previous advisor's home. We got the most acquainted with each other as we competed in Taboo--and sitting around the kitchen table talking!