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GSA News

by Heather Connors

Become a Member!The Graduate Student Assembly is the voice of graduate students at UMass Boston. We’re still looking for members for next year! We strongly encourage each graduate department to appoint at least one student to serve on the GSA. If you are interested in getting involved, please email the GSA and we will add you to our contact list.

End-of-Semester ProjectsThe GSA would like to wish you good luck on your end-of-semester papers and exams!

Recognized Professional Association InformationDon’t forget, RPAs must be re-activated yearly. Activation materials for the 2005-2006 academic year will be available on the GSA website in August. Graduating RPA officers should be sure to discuss their RPA’s future with current members and make arrangements for fall RPA activation. Appointing new officers and sharing new contact information with the GSA will help ensure a smooth transition into next year!

Discounts through the Office of Student LifeMake sure you stop by the Student Life Office before the end of the semester! Discount movie passes, and passes for the Aquarium can be purchased at Student Life with your Student ID. You can also get into the Museum of Fine Arts and the JFK Library for free with your current UMass Boston Student ID. Don’t miss out on these great opportunities!

Gerontology Dissertation DefenseThe Department of Gerontology is pleased to announce that Jennifer Warren will be defending her dissertation, titled, “The Aging Baby Boom Cohort: Predictors of Condom Use for Disease Prevention” on Thursday, May 19 at 10 a.m. in Wheatley Hall, 3-125. The public is invited to attend. Congratulations and good luck to Jennifer Warren!

Assistantship PostingsStill trying to figure out how to pay for school next year? Graduate assistantships for the 2005-2006 Academic Year are now being posted on the Employment Opportunities section of the UMass Boston homepage. Keep checking the website – new assistantships are being added each week!

Don’t Forget to Register for Classes or Pay your Program Fee!!!Can you believe that it is already time to register for next semester’s classes? Fall 2005 Registration began on April 25 – register soon so you won’t have to pay a late fee! And if you are finished with classes and working on your dissertation, be sure to pay your Program Fee. The Program Fee form is available at the Registrar’s Office.

Professional Development GrantsDo you need extra money to travel to a professional conference this semester? The GSA administers the Professional Development Grant (PDG) program to assist graduate students with the economic burden of traveling to, and participating in, professional conferences and meetings. Grants of up to $400 are available to reimburse students presenting papers or posters, and grants of up to $300 are available for students attending conferences. Please refer to our website for application materials and guidelines. Note that all application materials must be submitted at least 30 days prior to travel to be eligible for review.

Looking for us?We are located on the 3rd floor of the Campus Center, in room 3404. For applications, forms, or more information on any of our programs, please visit our website at www.gsa.umb.edu.