Don’t miss your chance to hear from an accomplished civil rights activist at this year’s Mary Frances Early Lecture! As the first African-American to earn a degree from UGA, Mary Frances Early was a key contributor to the Civil Rights Movement. Recognizing her as a avid activist in fighting discrimination, the university honors her impact on the institution and the nation at large by holding an annual lecture in her name.
Andrew Young will deliver the tenth annual Mary Frances Early Lecture for the Spring of 2010. Having been a former ambassador to the United Nations and Civil Rights leader, no individual seems better fit for this year’s guest lecturer than Andrew Young. To name a few of what seems to be an endless array of accomplishments, Young acted as top aide to Dr. Martin Luther King during the Civil Rights Movement in the South, served on the House of Representatives and Member of Congress for the 5th District. More recently, Young has been traveling around the world to help developing nations rebuild their economies.
The lecture will be given on April 6 at 4 p.m. and will be held at the UGA Chapel.
Current President of GSA- Robert Shostak
Get involved in campus life and support fellow grad students by attending the GSA candidate forum tonight! The meeting will take place this evening from 6:30 to 7:30 in room 213 of the Miller Learning Center. At the forum you will hear from 8 graduate students running for the President and Vice President positions of GSA. Each candidate will give a short speech highlighting their platform, focusing on key issues facing graduate student, and offering possible solutions to the issues addressed. At the end of each speech, the current president of GSA as well as the audience will have the opportunity to ask each individual up for candidacy questions pertaining to his or her platform. In addition to learning more about the candidates for GSA, the forum will be followed by a short presentation by GSA’s current president on UGA’s current budget cut and its possible implications on graduate students. Please note, voting for GSA will open Thursday, March 25 at 5:00 p.m. on Oasis, and will close Thursday, April 1 at 5:00 p.m. If you are interested in learning more about the candidates or want to RSVP to the facebook event, please click here.
Whether you’re graduating this May and moving across the country or just looking to be rewarded for cleaning out the house this spring, GSA can help you in such endeavors. Published weekly, the GSA Marketplace is an online forum where students can post listings and advertisements for goods and services. Using this resource, students have the opportunity to advertise goods including products, cars, as well as amenities, stimulating a buyer/ seller relationship among the graduate community. The market is also a valuable portal for students to request or provide services such as recruiting participants for a research study. To take part in such an afforded win-win situation, please click here.