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During this week, we celebrate the positive impact our graduate students have on our GSBS community. To show our appreciation, the Graduate School invites you to check out a full list of activities designed to celebrate you - grab some swag, invest in your professional development, take a new professional photo, get social, and share in the fun as we celebrate YOU!

Be sure to read the messages from faculty and staff to you on our special GSAW Kudoboard!

Date

Event

Monday, April 4

Graduate Student Association (GSAwill sponsor a week-long SCAVENGER HUNT!
Check out the instructions and get your teams together!
Register teams here.
Winners will be announced at an ICE CREAM SOCIAL on April 8 at 3 pm [in GSBS Commons]!
Contact GSA Officers if you have questions.


ISA hosts "Navigating Culture Shock: Surviving & Thriving in a New Cultural Landscape" with keynote speaker, Jennifer Bahrman, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UTHealth and Licensed Psychologist, UTHealth Student Counseling Services
3 - 4 pm (virtual)
Click here for Zoom link and flyer!


Professional Portrait Sessions
1pm - 4pm

Maybe you don’t have a professional headshot, or perhaps it has been a while since you last took one? Now is your opportunity to get a professional photo to use for the GSBS website and for all your other professional needs. This is highly recommended for students who currently do not have a professional headshot AND for students planning to graduate in the next 1-2 years in need of an updated professional picture.

You must sign up for a portrait studio session, in advance, and practice social distancing in line at the portrait studio located at McGovern Medical School (MMS) Basement, Room B.340 [6431 Fannin Street]. Please check UTHealth Shuttle Schedule for an easy trip to MMS.

Sign up here. Photos will be sent to you via email in ~2-3 weeks.

Tuesday, April 5

Swag for Students
10am - 2pm

We love our graduate students! Stop by the outdoor area near the TMC Commons (outside patio, near BSRB and the TMC Commons waterfall) to pick up some swag from GSBS staff members. Each swag bag includes a free air hug! Please remember to respect social distancing practices when approaching a staff member for your swag. Check UTHealth Shuttle Schedule for an easy trip to TMC Commons - or take advantage of the free 15-minute parking in Garage 15 (the one with the waterwall/food court … you know!).


AMBR hosts Mental Health & Wellness Session
4pm - 5 pm (virtual)

Join AMBR for an hour-long session to learn easy exercises to boost your mood and then discuss some of the common issues students face in graduate school, such as burnout and anxiety, and how to manage mental well-being.
Click here for Zoom link and flyer!

Wednesday, April 6

Professional Portrait Sessions
9am - 12pm

Maybe you don’t have a professional headshot, or perhaps it has been a while since you last took one? Now is your opportunity to get a professional photo to use for the GSBS website and for all your other professional needs. This is highly recommended for students who currently do not have a professional headshot AND for students planning to graduate in the next 1-2 years in need of an updated professional picture.

You must sign up for a portrait studio session, in advance, and practice social distancing in line at the portrait studio located at McGovern Medical School (MMS) Basement, Room B.340 [6431 Fannin Street]. Please check UTHealth Shuttle Schedule for an easy trip to MMS.

Sign up here. Photos will be sent to you via email in ~2-3 weeks.


ASC hosts A Night at the Museum
6pm - 8 pm
Join us for an interactive in-person event at the Houston Museum of Natural Science where graduate students collaborate to solve the secret riddle of Ferrante Imperato, a 16th Century resident of Naples, Italy, that requires effective communication and problem-solving skills. This will be an evening of science, teamwork, snacks, and fun!

Register at: www.tinyurl.com/ASC-museum

Thursday, April 7

Lab Life Instagram Contest

All day!

Show us your lab life! Post a picture of you in lab (or working from home) + #GSBSGSAW
#WeAreGSBS. Receive a double entry if you include a short 1-2 sentence description of your research. Two winners will be randomly selected to win a prize. Don’t have a public Instagram account? Email your photo to
gsbs.dsa@uth.tmc.edu and we will post it for you.

Swag for Students
10am - 2pm

The GSBS staff will be back, once again, to safely hand out appreciation swag to those who were not able to come on Tuesday. Stop by the outdoor area near the TMC Commons (outside patio, near BSRB and the TMC Commons waterfall) to pick up some swag from GSBS staff members. Each swag bag includes a free air hug! Please remember to respect social distancing practices when approaching a staff member for your swag. Check UTHealth Shuttle Schedule for an easy trip to TMC Commons - or take advantage of the free 15-minute parking in Garage 15 (the one with the waterwall/food court … you know!).

 

Friday, April 8

Friday Feels Twitter Contest

All Day!

We are wrapping up GSAW and today we are asking you to tap into your Friday Feels. Tweet a shout out to a fellow grad student who has shown you support during your time at GSBS + #GSBSGSAW + #WeAreGSBS. Two winners will be randomly drawn to win a prize. Don’t have a Twitter account? Email your message to gsbs.dsa@uth.tmc.edu and we will post it for you.

 

Professional Portrait Sessions
10am - 1pm

Maybe you don’t have a professional headshot, or perhaps it has been a while since you last took one? Now is your opportunity to get a professional photo to use for the GSBS website and for all your other professional needs. This is highly recommended for students who currently do not have a professional headshot AND for students planning to graduate in the next 1-2 years in need of an updated professional picture.

You must sign up for a portrait studio session, in advance, and practice social distancing in line at the portrait studio located at McGovern Medical School (MMS) Basement, Room B.340 [6431 Fannin Street]. Please check UTHealth Shuttle Schedule for an easy trip to MMS!

Sign up here. Photos will be sent to you via email in ~2-3 weeks.

 

SCAVENGER HUNT WINNERS ANNOUNCED at Ice Cream Social hosted by GSA!
3pm
GSBS Commons
6767 Bertner Avenue
3rd floor S3.8348 Mitchell BSRB

Note: If you need accommodations to access any of these sessions, please contact CALL@uth.tmc.edu at least 3 days prior to event/s.