WRAP Meeting(s) Notes…September

Where has the time gone, WRAP collectively blinked and here we are in October 3 meetings deep and no updates to the website. Don’t call it comeback but we are finally catching up just in time to get behind.

Anyways, here are somethings to take note of from the past 3 meetings:

Speed Networking – Becoming a fall tradition for WRAP, we held our Graduate Student event with great success again. Over 20 graduate students attended this falls event and representation from 5 different cohorts was present. If you missed it this go around we will be sure to iterate our Grad/Faculty version of the event this coming Spring semester.

Look Out For

Chapters and Article Proposal Workshops: Currently Ronisha Browdy and her brilliant committee are cooking up this workshop to include a discussion and some work-shopping facilitated with the help of our faculty. Please be on the lookout for a time and date from WRAP via Twitter, Facebook, and Email.

MA Job/Grad App Group: This year WRAP is working towards better accommodating the needs of our diverse grad students. With the help of Stuart Blythe who has graciously offered to help run this group, we will be running workshops and meetings that will focus on applying to PhD programs in the fall and focus on locating industry employment in the spring. Something that has not existed this formally at this program(according to the institutional memory of this webmaster), we could not be more excited to offer support to a group of students that is often overlooked. These events will be open to anyone in the MA program not just 2nd/3rd year students. Unfortunately graduate school is not forever and it is never too early to start getting familiar with life with a Master’s degree.

Open Meeting with Department: Friday, October 10 (11-1pm); RSVP to Melissa before noon on Wednesday, October 8. The open meeting is a conversation between the department chair, members of RWGAC, and the graduate students to discuss in a public forum news and inquiries about all things WRAC. Please attend if you can.

Uncle John’s Cider Mill Trip: Originally scheduled for Oct 4th we have rescheduled it for a possible date of Oct 11th. Weather, logistics, and the common cold have caused us to push back our cider mill trip but there WILL be cider and donuts. Check Twitter and Facebook for updates. Or contact Allegra Smith here or find her contact info here.

RSA Graduate Chapter: We are currently looking into bringing an RSA chapter to WRAC/WRAP. If you are interested in being a member of that group please let Maria Novotny know.

WRAP Hangouts: Will be making a comeback so stay tuned for that! At WRAP Hangouts, graduate students get together to work. Because the academy can promote isolating practices, WRAP hangouts offers a space to work in the company of other grad students as well as a place to bounce ideas off of one another. Traversing in the delicate balance between work and social interaction, WRAP hangouts are especially productive during the so-callled “over-stressed-over-whelmed-over-booked-not-over-fast-enough-October.”

That is all for now!!!

Join us at our next WRAP meeting October 15th at 2pm!

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