2019 COMMUNITY OF SCHOLARS

In celebration of National Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week, the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies (OGAPS) and the Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) invite you to attend the 2019 Community of Scholars (CoS) events. CoS events will begin on Tuesday, April 9th and continue through Thursday, April 11th. Please see the descriptions for each day's event below.


 


April 9th
Tuesday,

5:30 p.m.–8:30p.m.
MSC Bethancourt
Ballrooms

 

Honoring Selfless Service: Dinner & Dialogue

The Office of Graduate and Professional Studies (OGAPS), along with the Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC), invites you to join the Texas A&M graduate and professional community of students, faculty, and staff for an evening of dinner and dialogue.  This year, the program will highlight graduate and professional students as unsung heroes.  We will honor selfless Aggies who answer the call to serve their community, outside the classroom. Please come and enjoy dinner and dynamic conversations with moderator Dr. Corliss Outley, the 2019 Unsung Heroes, and the distinguished graduate faculty and staff. We invite you to share your experiences, learn from others, and help strengthen the graduate and professional community of scholars!

The Dinner & Dialogue event will be held at the MSC Bethancourt Ballrooms on Tuesday April 9, 2019. The evening begins with a social reception at 5:30 p.m. Doors open for the dinner and dialogue event promptly at 6:00 p.m, with the evening concluding at 8:30 p.m. Doors will close promptly at 6:15 p.m. and admittance will not be permitted once doors are closed.‚Äč

The Office of Graduate and Professional Studies (OGAPS) and Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) sought current Texas A&M University graduate or professional students with exceptional stories of selfless service in our local community and beyond. While balancing personal and professional commitments, our Aggies continue to exhibit unselfish leadership and dynamic volunteerism during their academic tenure.
The 2019 Community of Scholars Committe, selected 11 students to recognize as unsung heroes.  Three students will receive a scholarship in the amount of $2,000 and speak at the Community of Scholars Dinner and Dialogue event. The remaining eight students will receive a scholarship in the amount of $500 and be recognized during the Community of Scholars event. Awardee details and requirements were as follows:

Tier I - $2,000 winners

  • Participate in three Development Sessions

  • Participate in videography development

  • Share an in-depth reflection of their service efforts at the Community of Scholars Dinner and Dialogue on April 9, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 

Tier II - $500 winners

  • Attend the Community of Scholars Dinner and Dialogue event on April 9, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

 Please direct questions or comments to the Community of Scholars Nomination Committee in the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies at 979.845.3631

This event is open to current graduate and professional students, faculty and staff and includes a three-course dinner. Please feel free to bring one adult guest at no cost. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate children at this event. Please be sure to indicate if you will bring a guest and select your meal option(s) during the RSVP process. Suggested dress is business attire.
 
Attending this event can earn 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU) towards the G.R.A.D. Aggies Professional Development Certificate.

Community of Scholars affords registrants the opportunity to dine with fellow graduate students at tables hosted by a distinguished table mentor. We encourage participants to capitalize on this occasion by seeking out unfamiliar faces and forging new relationships. OGAPS will populate tables on a first-come, first-serve basis. Should you desire to sit with specific friends, please arrive early for check-in with your party.

Paid visitor parking will be available in the University Center Garage (Koldus Building) and Cain Parking Garage. For more information visit TAMU Transportation Services https://transport.tamu.edu/.


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Wednesday,
April 10th

5:30p.m.–8:30p.m. 
Student Recreation Center
 

GRAD-itude, Games, & Grub

In collaboration with RecSports, OGAPS invites you to the Student Recreation Center for heart pumping activities, games, tasty treats and lots of fun. Come dressed in comfortable active attire, as we promote graduate and professional student wellness and fun!
In addition to this exciting evening of wellness activities, RecSports invites all graduate and professional students who have registered for GRAD-itude, Games, & Grub to participate in one full week of FREE RecXercise Classes, April 8th – 12th.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at the Student Recreation Center from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. To see the activity schedule, please click the drop down below. Be sure to bring your student I.D. for admittance. Check in will be both at the Members Service Desk and on the terrace. To review RecSports' Clothing and Footwear policy, please click here.

Guests that possess a valid TAMU Parking Permit are allowed to park in the maroon lots noted on the following map found here (Night and Weekend Parking guideline). Paid visitor parking is also available in the West Campus Parking Garage near the event location for guests that do not possess a valid TAMU Parking Permit. For more information or transportation options, visit TAMU Transportation Services at https://transport.tamu.edu/.

Free Group RecXercise Classes are available to RecSports members and non-members. To find out more about available classes, view schedule here. Check in at the RecSports Members Service Desk for CoS wristband.

On April 10th food will be available on the Terrace! Please feel free to grab pizza, chips, and create tasty DIY trail mix bars while socializing with other graduate and professional students!
 
GRAD, Games, & Grub Event Activities
Activity Time Location and Additional Details
Boxing Classes
 
 
5:30pm – 6:00pm
6:00pm – 6:30pm
Room 1119 – Heavy & Speed Bag Room
20 guest(s) maximum per session. Enrollment is on 1st come basis.
 
Boxing gloves and wraps are acceptable gear for class. Boxing gloves are available for check out at the equipment desk. If you would like to purchase these items on site, both gloves and wraps will be for sale at the equipment desk. Please bring your own water and towel if necessary.
Yoga Classes 5:30pm – 6:15pm
6:30pm – 7:15pm
7:30pm – 8:15pm
Room 1130
40 guest(s) maximum per session. Enrollment is on 1st come basis.
 
Yoga mats will be provided. Please bring your own water and towel if necessary.
Racquetball Court 5:30pm – 6:30pm
6:30pm – 7:30pm
7:30pm – 8:30pm
Court Area – First Left Side Court
4 guest(s) maximum per session on court
 
Racquetball supplies are available for check out at the equipment desk. Please bring your own water and towel if necessary.
Rock Wall Indoor Climbing 5:30pm – 8:30pm Indoor Climbing Facility
 
Climbing Facility Waiver Form will require signature before participation.
Strength and Conditioning Area 5:30pm – 8:30pm Open only to active RecSports members during event

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Thursday, 
April 11th

5:30p.m.–7:30p.m. 
Jack K. Williams Administration Back Lawn
 

 

Carnival Night

The Office of Graduate and Professional Studies and The Graduate and Professional Student Council invite you to ignite the inner kid in you! We encourage you to bring your family and friends for an exciting night of carnival-style food and games.

The event occurs Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the lawn behind the Jack K. Williams Administration Building.

This event is open to current graduate and professional students, faculty and staff. Please feel free to bring your family and friends. Suggested dress is casual.

Carnival-style food and snacks, including hotdogs, popcorn, and snow-cones, will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Guests that possess a valid TAMU Parking Permit are allowed to park in the maroon lots noted on the following map found here (Night and Weekend Parking guideline). The lots located closest to the event location that fall under the Night and Weekend Parking guidelines include Lot 54 and 55, on either side of the Jack K. Williams Administration Building. 

Paid visitor parking is available in the Central Campus Garage near the event location for guests that do not possess a valid TAMU Parking Permit.
For more information or transportation options, visit TAMU Transportation Services at https://transport.tamu.edu/.

In the event of inclement weather, OGAPS will cancel the event. We will notify registered guests by email sent to your official TAMU email account and place a notification on the home page of our website at ogaps.tamu.edu, should the event be canceled. 


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For questions, contact the Office of Graduate & Professional Studies at 979-845-3631 or ogaps@tamu.edu.

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