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Graduate Research Symposium: Graduate Student Appreciation Week

Friday, April 21, 2017

KSU Loves Grad Students

Graduate Student Appreciation Week was started in 1993 by the National Association of Graduate and Professional Students as a way to support and appreciate graduate and professional students. The week seeks to emphasize the contributions, impact, and value of graduate and professional students on campuses throughout the United States.

The 2017 Graduate Student Appreciation Week (GSAW) at Kent State will be held from April 17-21, 2017. This week is a chance for the campus community to celebrate our amazing graduate student body for their contributions to the university.


Chill on the Hill

12:00-2:00 p.m., Cartwright Hall

Kickoff GSAW with a fun filled afternoon on the hill. The Division of Graduate Studies will be cooking out so stop by to enjoy free food, games, and entertainment, while celebrating your contributions to Kent State with your fellow graduate students, faculty, and staff.


Career and Coffee

11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Cartwright Hall

Looking for a new LinkedIn photo? Stop by Cartwright Hall for a free headshot – professional attire required – from 12 to 2pm. Career advisors from Career Exploration and Development will also be available for one-on-one drop in sessions from 1 to 3pm. 


De-Stress for Success

11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Cartwright Hall

Take a break from work, studying, and finals stress and relax with Graduate Studies. Stop by Cartwright Hall for a free professional chair massage and enjoy some healthy refreshments!


Gear Up for Graduation

11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Cartwright Hall

Stop by Cartwright Hall to indulge in some sweet treats and receive an exclusive graduation pin that is only available for graduate students (valid ID required). A representative from the Office of University Ceremonies will be available from 1 to 3pm to demonstrate the proper way to wear academic regalia and offer techniques for Ph.D. students to utilize when being hooded during the graduation ceremony in May.


Graduate Research Symposium

Kent Student Center

End the week at the 2017 Graduate Research Symposium, a campus-wide event focused on showcasing graduate student research. The competition provides graduate students the opportunity to present their research to faculty and graduate student judges and is concluded with an awards luncheon which features a keynote address and presentation of awards to exemplary presenters.

All events are free to attend for graduate students, faculty and staff. Registration is appreciated, but not required.

Register to attend GSAW

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