Community Service Opportunity: Volunteer for Commencement 12/21/12

posted Dec 4, 2012, 7:27 AM by Umbc GSA

ATTN: travel & research grand awardees: if you'd like to complete your 1-hour community service requirement before the end of the semester, please volunteer to help out with undergraduate commencement here (and let GSA know you volunteered!):

GA Opening at the ELI!

posted Dec 4, 2012, 7:25 AM by Umbc GSA

The English Language Institute at UMBC is looking to fill the following graduate assistantship positions for Academic Year 2012-2013:

Graduate Assistant, Academic and Instructional Services

Position description

Under the oversight of the ELI’s Assistant Director for Academic Programs this graduate assistant will be expected to work 20 hours per week supporting the following instruction-related projects:

- Administering standardized placement/exit tests and in-house assessments

- Entering and analyzing placement and exit assessment data to support student placement and level progression decisions

- Occasional sorting and filing of student assessment paperwork

- Administering and analyzing end of semester ELI course surveys

- Conducting research and trend analysis to support curricular and instructional decisions

- Overseeing instructional lab and maintaining lab schedule

- Assisting with ELI instructor professional development planning and activities

- Ordering and tracking ELI textbooks and instructor materials

- Ordering, collecting, and keeping track of instructor books and materials

- Assisting with academic functions of the new student orientation (i.e., testing, placement, registration, record keeping)

- Other duties as assigned.

Application deadline: December 15, 2012

Start date: January, 2013
If interested please contact:
Yuliya England, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Academic Programs

Grad Students: Is your writing in "JEOPARDY?" GSA & PROMISE writing seminar

posted Nov 7, 2012, 9:20 AM by Umbc GSA

You are invited to attend a Graduate StudentSuccess Seminar on writing that will cover common writing mistakes that occur among graduate students.  We strongly encourage all graduate students, especially new students, to attend this event. This seminar will use a "Jeopardy" game format. There will be prizes. Come with friends and colleagues from your department. Hot food will be served. All graduate students need to write, and all need to eat. This seminar can fulfill both needs. 
Wednesday, November 14th, 4:30pm-6pm

Dissertation Support Group

posted Oct 25, 2012, 8:09 AM by Umbc GSA

  • University Counseling Services Dissertation Support Group: Members will be able to share their difficulties with the dissertation process, support one another in their endeavors, and connect with students from other graduate programs who are struggling with similar issues. The group meetings are weekly for one hour. Anyone who is interested in joining can stop by UCS or call us (410-455-2472) and let us know that you're interested in joining the Dissertation Support Group. Any questions can be directed to Emily Stuber (

Dr. Mary Loeken Seminar Monday, November 5th!

posted Oct 25, 2012, 7:59 AM by Umbc GSA

Attend an exciting seminar by Dr. Mary Loeken, Associate Professor of Medicine/Physiology at Harvard Medical School on Monday, November 5th at 12pm in Lecture Hall 1! Dr. Loeken is a very accomplished UMBC Biosciences alumna.

Be the Next Student Regent

posted Oct 25, 2012, 7:29 AM by Umbc GSA

by David Hoffman

The University System of Maryland encompasses 12 institutions including UMBC and two regional higher education centers. It employs more than 14,000 faculty members and owns more than 1,000 buildings. Its annual operating budget is more than $4.5 billion. There are more than 180,000undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at its various institutions. But only one of them gets to participate directly in the decisions of the Board of Regents, the system's governing body. Three times in the past ten years, that one student--the Student Regent--has come from UMBC.  Could you be next?

Please take a look at this description of the Student Regent position and application, and consider applying. Please also pass the information along to friends who may be interested.  The student selected will serve from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.

The application deadline isMonday, November 5th at 5:00 P.M. Submit completedapplications in hard copy to my mailbox in the Office of Student Life, Commons 336, and also email the application form and essays to me at  I'm very happy to answer questions about the position and the process, so don't hesitate to contact me if you'd like to know more.  For more info visit:

GSA's Community Liasion Romy Jones featured in BreakingGround Blog!

posted Oct 10, 2012, 8:09 AM by Umbc GSA

Check out our own doctoral student Romy Jones on BreakingGround's blog on reverse community service!

GA Position Available, Application due this Friday Oct. 12th!

posted Oct 10, 2012, 8:04 AM by Umbc GSA

The Division of Professional Studies at UMBC is currently looking for a marketing GA to begin next semester, application is due this Friday, Oct. 12th!

For the full GA listing please visit: 

Homecoming Fever!

posted Oct 10, 2012, 7:57 AM by Umbc GSA

Celebrate UMBC Homecoming with various events scheduled this week, including the 5K Dawg race, lunch with President Hrabowski, and BJ Novak's comedy show, all on Saturday October 13th!

GSA Fitness Hour Monday-Friday

posted Sep 20, 2012, 6:58 AM by Umbc GSA

Join GSA in getting fit this semester with the Insanity workout series Monday-Friday, 7:30am-8:30am, Monday & Wednesday 1pm-2pm in the RAC fitness room (mirrored room at the end of the workout machines on the main floor).

See you there!

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