Graduate Student Newsletter

October 2023

This month, we invite you to venture out to the country to visit the 100-acre Falling Branch Farm Brewery. Also, read on for opportunities to be more involved in our Loyola community, and discover some new information resources.

Finally, consider sharing your ideas with us for future events / activities on this 2-minute survey.

A Fall Experience at Falling Branch!

When everything falls into place and life is gourd, grab a friend and meet up with other graduate students at Falling Branch Brewery. Join us on Saturday, October 14th at 1 p.m. and meet by the BrickNFire Pizza Food Truck.

RSVP by emailing so we know to look for you! Please do so no later than October 14th at 10 a.m.

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Graduate Assistant for Student Development Assessment - Applications Open

If you are interested in assessment, this graduate assistantship opening may be of interest to you! The graduate assistants analyzes data using SPSS or R, codes qualitative data, and assists the student development division in assessment projects. The graduate assistant also serves as a member of the university's Research Consultation Group.

Here is the link to more information and the application.

Leadership Opportunities

Graduate students are notorious for juggling multiple responsibilities and roles! Consider these ways to be more involved in the Loyola community:

  • Graduate Student Organization Programming Board
    Join us in brainstorming and planning graduate student events of interest to you. Our board members also attend pay events for free!

  • Graduate Student Representative, Academic Senate
    Learn and be a part of decisions and discussions among Loyola faculty and administrators. Be a liaison between the GSO and the academic community.

For more information on these opportunities, contact Mark Lee at

Graduate Student Podcast

Elana Gloger, a doctoral candidate at the University of Kentucky, created the Dear Grad Student podcast during the COVID-19 quarantine. While she is no longer updating the site, it has accumulated over 60,000 downloads/listens on topics all about graduate students! There are 81 episodes on various subjects, including this one that focuses on navigating failure, rejection, and imposter syndrome in graduate school and beyond. Give it a listen where you get your podcasts.

All Loyola students can access free online mental health support with Togetherall, any time, any day.
A quick look inside Togetherall
If you have questions about Togetherall, reach out to the Loyola Counseling Center for more information.

Two-minute Interest Survey

We would love your feedback on the kinds of activities and events you would like to see from your GSO. Please take two minutes to complete this survey:

Keep an Eye Out for the November Newsletter!

The GSO sends out newsletters once a month connecting graduate students to opportunities, resources, and other graduate students.

Connect With Us

Want to meet other graduate students? Want to gain leadership experience? Looking to get more involved? Visit us on our Facebook page, Instagram or send us an email!