WMU News

Events set for Graduate Student Appreciation

April 1, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- Western Michigan University will honor its more than 6,000 graduate students during National Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week, designated by the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students to run from Monday through Friday, April 7 through 11.

The week will be celebrated at WMU as the sixth annual Graduate Student Appreciation Week and will recognize graduate students for their exceptional scholarly and creative achievements as well as the valuable contributions they make to furthering WMU's educational mission.

The Graduate College and the Graduate Student Advisory Committee are co-sponsoring this year's appreciation week activities.

As a precursor to the week, the Graduate College will hold a presentation ceremony for the 2003 Graduate Student Research and Creative Scholar Awards and Graduate Student Teaching Effectiveness Awards from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in Rooms 157, 158 and 159 of the Bernhard Center.

The highlight of this year's Graduate Student Appreciation Week will be an open reception for all graduate students from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, in the Bernhard Center's North Ballroom. The Graduate Student Advisory Committee will serve as host for the event.

In addition to the two Universitywide events scheduled, several other special recognition events will take place throughout the week with academic departments acting as hosts. These include a Department of Computer Science recognition ceremony April 4, Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology awards reception April 8, Department of Geography awards banquet April 9, Department of Sociology graduate student recognition dinner April 11 and Department of Chemistry awards luncheon April 24.

For more information on Graduate Student Appreciation Week's Universitywide activities, call (269) 387-8207. For details about a department event, call the appropriate department.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, 269 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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