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GSS Executive Board - 2013-2014



Meeting Schedule
GSS EBoard

 Mar 20                                                             11am - Noon                        Packer House Conference Room

GSS General Assembly Mar 26, Apr 2 and 23                                          Noon - 1pm                                     Rauch  91    
  • GSS Elections!   Want to get involved and gain leadership skills?  Run  for a position on the GSS Eboard! Nominations will take place on Wednesday, March 27th at noonin Rauch 091.  If you cannot attend, nominations can be emailed to by 10 pm on March 27th.  Nominees will be required to submit a short statement about their intentions along with a photo of themselves, by March 28th.

President: presides over general assembly and eboard meetings, sets the agenda
Vice President: supports president and attends Council of Student Presidents meetings
Secretary: takes notes at meetings, keeps track of attendance
Treasurer: manages GSS and club budgets
Travel grants: manages all travel grant applications
Communications Officer: Manages the ingss email list, website, and social media
Historian: Records (photographs!) GSS events
If you have any question please email
  •     Nominate someone today for LUMA!
    LUMA is the Lehigh U. Mentor Association, a new pilot program from the GSS!  Members will work with the GSS, Grad Life Office, and Leadership Office to participate in a pilot mentor program to better prepare graduate students for careers in academia and industry by mentoring undergraduate students, and receiving tailored leadership training. The time commitment is 2 meetings per month scheduled depending on members’ availability.

    Nominate a fellow graduate student or yourself to be a member of this exclusive program using this link

  •     Mahara E-Portfolio - Over the past few  years, the Instruction Technology Team has been redefining an e-portfolio application called Mahara.  Mahara allows you to easily collect and display academic, professional, and personal artifacts that you can use to track personal progress through your graduate program or use to send to preospective employers or academic programs.  During the month of October, the IT Team will hold training sessions to introduce you to Mahara as well as help you apply a template that the Office of Graduate Student Life has set up to act as a guide for your initial use. The dates are listed below as well as a link to a sign up form.  Please use the sign-up form as seats are limited.  Please note some sessions are at Mountaintop and some on lower campus.  There will also be two additional online sessions that will be recorded.
  •     All departments are responsible for electing their unit reps for the next academic year.  Fall 2013 meetings will begin the first week of class.   GSS meetings take place every other week during the academic year, and are on Wednesdays at noon.  Please visit to determine how many representatives make up your unit.  Where there is more than one department making up a unit (due to small departments), each department in that unit gets one representative, making sure that all departments are represented.  Please have your department coordinator email the name of your new representative to
  •     Club budgets and annual reports are due on June 30th.  Late budgets will delay everyone getting their money so please get them in on time!  Please use the forms on this page:  If you have any questions, please refer to the Fiscal Governance (, or email
  •     Follow the GSS on Twitter @LehighGSS.
  •     Big THANK YOU to GSS Alumni Alper Uygur for your generous contribution to the GSS Travel Grants Fund! THANK YOU!
  •     We need your feedback! The GSS is looking for feedback on how we are doing and how we can make the GSS better. Please click here to take the survey!
  •     Attendance: We have a new attendance sheet to help keep track of all of you who are participating. Remember, if you are both the Unit Representative AND a club officer, you should be signing in twice.

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