Graduate Student Newsletter

March 2021

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” — Malcolm X

We continue to highlight services that of which you may not be aware! Read about our graduate student workshops and coaching, join us for our Charm City trivia, and more below.

The Study: Workshops and Coaching

A variety of workshops and coaching services are available for free to graduate students through The Study. Workshops are held throughout the semester and cover topics such as exploring learning styles, avoiding test stress and anxiety, and more. Coaching services provide support for time management and organization as well as skills-based study strategies. To sign up for a workshop or coaching, please go to www.loyola.edu/department/the-study/academic-support. All services are taking place online over Zoom for the spring 2021 semester.

Join Us for Charm City Trivia! (Virtual)

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While our usual social events are on hiatus, there's no reason not to come together virtually for some trivia. We are assembling a team of graduate students (only) to compete on the dates listed below. Please let us know if you would like to be on a team no later than previous Thursday. Simply send the following to gso@loyola.edu:

  • Name
  • Graduate Program
  • Email address where you would like to be contacted


Zoom link will be provided by email. Depending on how many would like to play, we can split into teams by program, or have combined groups. We will decide as a group if we want to continue for additional Saturdays.


When:

  • Saturday, 3/13 at 8 PM
  • Saturday, 3/20 at 8 PM

Learn More About GBREJ!

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The Graduate Board of Racial Equity and Justice (GBREJ) is actively working at serving our graduate community through exciting new initiatives. First, GBREJ will be celebrating Loyola’s Mission Week by introducing this group to the greater Loyola community during a segment held by the Office of Equity and Inclusion. In helping the community bridge the gaps between research and real-life experiences of inequity and justice, current GBREJ members are working towards creating an online resource bank for graduate students of all programs. This resource bank will be a long term, collaborative mission between GBREJ members in order to support anti-racism, equity, inclusion, and justice in the professional setting and within our fields of study.


In the spirit of open communication and consistency at Loyola, GBREJ members will be in contact with the new Associate Vice President of Graduate Studies to discuss data and potential curriculum re-evaluations. In addition, GBREJ members are in communication with Dr. Cheryl Moore-Thomas, the Chief Equity, and Inclusion Officer at Loyola, to discuss short- and long-term goals that can be presented at the President’s Council meeting to ensure accountability and responsibility of this group and the Loyola community. Lastly, we are currently working on distributing a survey to all graduate students and professors to inquire about changes needed within our professional studies in order to make our programs a safe and inclusive space. Interested in any of these initiatives? Please email gbrej@loyola.edu to join or to learn more!

Graduate Assistantship Openings

Graduate assistantship openings for next year are beginning to be posted. Watch this space!

Have an Idea? Suggest an Event!

We are welcoming any and all suggestions for potential GSO events! Make a suggestion here and we'll try to bring your idea to life!

Watch for our next newsletter in early April!

Connect With Us!

All Loyola graduate students are automatically members of the Graduate Student Organization (GSO). Please feel free to reach out to us via email or Facebook.