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Oct. 12: WSU leaders, grad students discuss health insurance

grad-health-insurancePULLMAN, Wash. – Strategies to maintain health insurance coverage for graduate students will be discussed with administrators at a town hall hosted by the Graduate and Professional Student Association 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, in CUE 419. » More …

GPSA sponsors raft trip on the Salmon River

PULLMAN -The Graduate & Professional Student Association is sponsoring a Northwest Voyageurs Rafting Adventure on the Salmon River on August 8.


Graduate and professional students are offered a reduced price of $20.00. Faculty and staff are encouraged to participate but will need to pay the full trip fee of $80.00. the GPSA is also providing a Van Pool to and from the Little Salmon Lodge in Lucille, ID.


Students must come by the GPSA Office, CUB room 308 to pay the $20.00 fee and sign the required waiver form before 12PM August 5th. Please use the following link to register:


Accepting nominations for TA/RA and Advisor awards

The Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) is accepting nominations for faculty members and students who have demonstrated excellence in their roles as Advisors, Teaching Assistants (TA) and Research Assistants (RA).


Nominate a TA, RA or Advisor for the spring 2009 Excellence Awards. Nominations for TA/RA and Advisor awards will be accepted online from March 1 thru March 31, 2009 at


Through the financial support of various academic units, two candidates from each category will receive a cash award and certificate of recognition in addition to being honored at the annual GPSA Appreciation Banquet in the spring 2009.

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Expo displays student work

Photo: Kyle Caires from the Department of Animal Science presents his research on stem cell and sperm production. (Photo by Jessica Fitts, WSU Today intern). Washington State University graduate and professional students showcased their research at the 2007 Dr. William R.Wiley Exposition on Tuesday in Beasley Coliseum. Students submitted a 250 word abstract before being accepted to showcase their work at the event, said Rob Rydberg, Wiley committee chairperson. There are five judging categories: Natural and Life Sciences, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Agricultural and Medical Sciences, Social and Administrative Sciences and Arts, Humanities, and Education.The top three finishers in each category will receive a cash prize … » More …

Programs hailed as prototypes

As faculty and administration turn to the task of improving graduate education (see related article above), the students themselves have been achieving success on many fronts.A case in point is WSU’s Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA), whose members earned two national awards this year and whose president, DaVina Hoyt, is the new vice president of the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS).Firas Akasheh, a doctoral student and teaching assistant in mechanical engineering, received one of two NAGPS 2004 President’s Awards for outstanding service. While maintaining a 3.98 grade point average, he also is a seasoned member and past senator for GPSA. He earned one … » More …